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Overview[edit]
Overview

The good, wandering Dr. Faust is a good choice if you want a simple, versatile character, who primarily focuses on "spicy" zoning and space control with a touch of RNG.

Faust controls the screen and the pace of the match primarily with his large hitboxes and random items. His pokes can be difficult to contest and his air domination, particularly with j.H and j.2K FDC can make approaching Faust a hassle, let alone dealing with his ranged game. The aforementioned items Faust tosses with 236P effectively change the state of the game, with items ranging from mini moving hitboxes, items that cover air approach and deal large stun, bombs, and even food. Combined with a frustratingly small grounded and crouching hurtbox, Faust can be quite the pain to deal with from generally anywhere.

On the flip side, Faust tends to deal limited damage (partially due to his unusual gatling tree) and has to cut things even shorter if he wants a knockdown. His defensive options are situational and are overall subpar, though at least his Anti-air is overall pretty good. This means that Faust can struggle horribly once his personal space gets encroached, and with slower buttons he will often simply have to hold the pressure.

Overall though, Faust is a very strong character who can grasp the basics of within literally minutes.


"Nani Ga Deru Ka Na?"
Lore:The Magical Wandering Pediatrician, producing only the tastiest of Doctor's Office treats from his magical labcoat. Where other doctors produce lollipops, this one produces Krispy Kremes, whole Chocolate Bars, and Deep Fried Churros. You just have to be wary in case he offers you a hammer, short-circuited robot, or live explosives.
Voice:Takashi Kondou
Playstyle
GGACR Faust Icon.png Faust is well-known to Guilty Gear players as the "Spicy Zoner". He controls the pace of most matchups, and usually has a dominating answer for most situations. Even if he's airborne, the game never tilts far out of favour, due to his suite of air options and mobility.
Pros Cons
  • Strong zoning game: Large buttons and random items make for a strongly unpredictable zoning game.
  • Tiny hurtbox: Can be difficult to hit while ground, and can low profile many jump-ins just by crouching.
  • J.2k FDC: Faultless Defense Canceling j.2k allows Faust to freely change his trajectory in air, which helps his mixup and zoning game.
  • Strong trio of anti-airs: 6P, 5K, and 2K, used in conjunction, let Faust swat opponents out of the sky.
  • Random items are RNG: Can score massive gains with some lucky/clutch bomb, hammer, or other strong item pulls.
  • Committal buttons: many of his pokes have long whiff animations that make him easy to approach if you guess wrong.
  • Situational/Poor Defensive tools: will spend more time looking to jump out on defense, due to no true reversal and slow/poor counterpoke options.
  • Large aerial hurtbox and subpar guts/defense: can be subject to longer combos and health draining more quickly than average.
  • Random items are RNG: Can be cursed by a poor toss such as with food or an item not immediately effective.
Guilty Bits Character Intro
GGACR Faust Nameplate.png
GGAC Faust Portrait.png
Prejump:4f
Weight:Middleweight (1.0x)
Backdash:16f (1~>7f invuln)
Movement Options:Double Jump, 1 Airdash, Ground Dash (Run)
Guts Rating:0
Defense Modifier:x1.00
Stun Resistance:65
Wakeup Time:53f (Face Up) / 54f (Face Down)
Colors
GGACR Faust normal p.png
GGACR Faust normal k.png
GGACR Faust normal s.png
GGACR Faust normal h.png
GGACR Faust normal d.png
Default P
Default K
Default S
Default H
Default D
GGACR Faust ex p.png
GGACR Faust ex k.png
GGACR Faust ex s.png
GGACR Faust ex h.png
GGACR Faust ex d.png
EX P
EX K
EX S
EX H
EX D
GGACR Faust slash p.png
GGACR Faust slash k.png
GGACR Faust slash s.png
GGACR Faust slash h.png
GGACR Faust slash d.png
Slash P
Slash K
Slash S
Slash H
Slash D2
GGACR Faust reload p.png
GGACR Faust reload k.png
GGACR Faust reload s.png
GGACR Faust reload h.png
GGACR Faust reload d.png
Reload P
Reload K
Reload S
Reload H
Reload D2
AC Faust normal h.png
AC Faust normal d.png
Slash D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
Reload D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
*To select your color, press the corresponding button while in the designated "color set". Color sets can be toggled through by hitting the Respect button.
1Only selectable on the Arcade and PC-Rollback versions of the game.
2These are available on home ports. Gold characters are powered up versions, Shadow characters have infinite tension. Both are banned from tournament play.

Normals[edit]

5P[edit]

5K[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
26 Mid SJR 7 8 11 -5

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5K is a staple for anti-airs and leading into air combos, as the hurtbox doesn't extend until the 1st active frame. It hit's most standing opponents, but completely whiffs on all crouching opponents and even most dashing opponents. It's also incredibly active, which makes it notoriously good as a counterpoke against anything that can't low profile it. On counter hit, 5K will put the opponent in a float state allowing a followup air combo.

Another intrinsically good property is that, post active frames, the hurtbox only remains extended for several frames, so trying to whiff punish it from the front isn't very practical in a lot of matchups. Moves that are quick to move under it (Stun Dipper), or are entirely disjointed (Stun Edge, HCL) make for more appropriate whiff punishes.

When trying to determine whether or not you can use it to anti-air, think "Can they reach my torso before 5K goes active?", if they can, you will be stuffed. If they cannot, at worst you will trade and completely stop their approach.

Chains/Combos into f.S, c.S, 5H, 2H, and 2D

c.S[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
30 Mid SJR 8 6 6 +2

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It's uses outside of combos are limited, but it gives the same frame advantage as 5P, and is one of Faust's strongest starters. Be sure you are in the right range though, because f.S is dangerous to use at close range. Also, while 2K is the typically preferred meaty, c.S can give you a weighty frame advantage if you hit them on wakeup. This move is great to OS with throw on your opponent's wakeup in the corner (Dash in FD Brake > 6SH, as you can block wakeup DP, catch certain backdashes, clip late jump out attempts and throw opponents that are too defensive - all the while preserving frame advantage (Just watch out for wakeup throw OS, or doing the maneuver so loosely that they can react and toss you out of it).

Chains/Combos into 5P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, and 2D

f.S[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
42 Mid SR 7 6 28 -20

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f.S is a decent mid range poke that can be used to safely throw out "Nani ga deru kana?" which has the additional benefit of cutting f.S' recovery by 5 frames. Comes out quickly for it's range however, with a recovery of 28 frames, this move is VERY dangerous to whiff. Coupled with the fact that the higher hitbox makes the move easily low profiled, usage can be finnicky. So make sure you are not being too predictable with the move, lest you want to be punished by a stray Grand Viper or Riot Stomp (both Sol specials). You never want to end pressure on f.S because it is -20 on block.

Chains/Combos into 2K and 5H

5H[edit]

6P[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
32 Mid SR 8 3 26 -15

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An effective anti air with a great vertical hitbox and above-the-knees invincibility from frame 1-7 of the startup which helps stuff several jump-ins. Doesn't have good horizontal reach and bad recovery, so interchange with Faust's other anti-airs, such as: 5K at a distance, 2K when they may end up behind your head, and preemptive options such as jH when you have time to get it out there.

Does not combo on normal hit without an Item Toss like Hammer, however on counter-hit you can cancel into Item Toss and still convert comfortably.

6P does not carry the invincibility for the full duration of the startup, so jumping attacks in their active frames that aren't deep enough to win outright will counter-hit trade on the 1st active frame. Oftentimes, Faust can still combo from this, but it does remove 6P as an anti-air option when Faust is on low life.

6H[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
80 High SR 25 9 45 -35

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One of Faust's most unique moves, 6H is a broadcast overhead, but has massive reach. While a keen opponent will be ready to block it, it can still often catch people who are too focused on blocking thrown items, and it is one of Faust's most rewarding starters, especially in the corner.

It makes an excellent preemptive whiff punish in pressure, as it's hurtbox is fairly receded mid-startup. Someone trying to poke out of pressure against it may find their attack whiffing just shy of Faust's torso.

6H is extremely dangerous on whiff but can be special canceled on block to be made unpunishable (with Item Toss, most notably), or at least safe (with Rerere no Tsuki).

5D[edit]

2P[edit]

2K[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
12x3 Mid, LFx2 SJR 7 3,3,6 5 +1

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One of Faust's most used moves at close range, 2K has a fast startup, and covers a large area while putting Faust's hurtbox lower to the ground. Has three hits: one hitting in an upward angle that is good for anti-airing some attacks (will whiff on some crouching opponents making the startup for the second hit 10 frames), A second hit that goes a bit lower, and a third hit where Faust's leg is near the ground. The first hit can be jump canceled, and the last 2 hits are lows. 2K is just a great all around move that can start pressure, set up tick throws, and deal with most angles of approach. Also an excellent meaty tool that keeps your opponent pinned in blockstun and can lead into a variety of mixups.


Chains/Combos into 2D and 5H after any hit; Chains/Combos into 2P and f.S (not c.S) after the last hit)

2S[edit]

2H[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
42 Mid SR 14 2 21 -4

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2H is a very useful long range ground poke. Has good damage, and can be chained into 2P/5P to reduce the recovery, but has almost no vertical hitbox, so can be jumped if anticipated. As with f.S, it is useful to cancel it into Nani ga deru kana, or Rerere no Tsuki for a frame trap. Combos into Rerere no Tsuki on counter hit or against crouching opponents.

It is very disjointed towards the tip, which means that if it's done before the opponent is in range, it is incredibly hard to whiff punish, but will give up space as they run in after it.

Chains/Combos into 2P

2D[edit]

j.P[edit]

j.K[edit]

j.S[edit]

j.H[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
55 High/Air SR 9 8 12 -

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Likely Faust's most important normal, j.H covers a massive horizontal area in front of Faust with the scalpel and can cover many aerial or even ground approaches at a proper distance. Using low-to-the ground drill cancels will leave the opponent little time to respond before it recovers. It won't cover ground space so alternate attacks with j.S, j.2K and j.K to keep them guessing. The enormous amount of active frames makes it an abusive move, so even though it cannot be chained or jump canceled even on block, it should be used often.

One of Faust's two air combo enders(j.H and j.D), ending with j.H will do the most damage, but will allow the opponent to tech in the air. Although with Faust's excellent anti-airs and Nani ga deru kana, it's not an altogether bad place for them to be.

j.2K[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
35 All SR 10 until landing 6L -

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Affectionately known as the drill, while j.2K is the only jumping normal Faust has that does not hit overhead, it changes Faust's air trajectory at a down-forward angle as well as causing a large amount of blockstun, making it an important tool for reapplying pressure. Faust will continue to drill until he hits the ground even after it makes contact with the opponent. It can be special canceled.

Even more important then the move itself are the uses you get out of Faultless Defense Canceling it (otherwise known as the Drill Cancel). Regardless of your position in a jump, Drill canceling j.2K will immediately cause you to start falling backwards, with all air actions intact. This opens up many tricks and possible attack angles.

j2K works as a strong counterpoke option in neutral, as Faust's air FD box makes him notoriously good at squeezing over far.S-style normals (Quick, horizontal attacks that aren't so vertically-inclined). This also makes it quite the powerful move to do out of pressure. Faust can jump FD out and over many normals where a 2P would be frame-trapped, netting a punish with j2K where he would normally get nothing.

j.D[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
40 High/Air SR 12 11 21 + 4L -

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Faust holds the scalpel below him for a bit as it transforms into a Syringe, and poots out a tiny buff Faust.

The move is incredibly disjointed, making it very hard to anti-air, especially when you factor in that j2K is interchangeable with it, which hits with a different timing. It's long active frames make it generally pretty great for dashing or normal jump-ins over long-winded attacks (Such as fireballs, Axl 5P/Rensen/2H, Faust far.S/2H). Will produce much hitstun on hit, and will even stagger on counterhit resulting in an easy follow-up combo. It is however difficult to continue pressure after j.D because it has 4 extra frames of landing recovery.

If hit in the air, the opponent will plummet downward for an untechable knockdown, which makes it one of Faust's two air-combo enders. It will result in less damage and shorter combos, but the knockdown is invaluable for establishing or maintaining momentum.

Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[edit]

Air Throw[edit]

Dead Angle Attack[edit]

Special Moves[edit]

Rerere no Tsuki[edit]

41236K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
Attack
41236K
30 Mid R 20 12 18 -11
Withdraw
Rerere > 4
- - F - - Total: 56 +6
Holler!
Withdraw > 236P
30 Mid R 9 4 0 +15
Gettin' to the Good Part
Withdraw > 236D
40 High/Air R 15 2 22 -6
Flaming
Can't Hear You! > 236P (after hitting with coin)
100 High/Air R 37 6 18 -

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Rerere no Tsuki is a hit grab style move that connects on a grounded opponent and leads to follow-up Hikimodoshi for a variety of combo options. It can be used as a pseudo frame-trap after special canceling normals to punish your opponent for moving after a blocked poke. It is Faust's longest range attack, and will push the opponent far enough back to make it safe, but keep in mind that throwing it out at neutral also greatly extends Faust's hitbox, and it can be low profiled and punished with certain slide-style moves.

While it will hit airborne opponents, they will simply fall to ground after the hit without setting up for the followup.


Pulls the opponent towards Faust after Rerere no Tsuki. This has 2 followups: "Holler!" leads to a linear combo that is easy to burst and leads to a hard knockdown, or "Gettin' to the Good Part" that can lead into a FB move for more damage, or an air combo if used near the corner. Also has a FRC window on frames 43-45 that can be used for an improved damage follow-up combo.


Launches the opponent into the air which will leave them in a floated state for the remaining portion of the combo


Faust transforms into a batter and swings at the opponent after withdraw. It has invincibility similar to 5D, though it doesn't mean much. It causes the opponent to wallstick if done near the corner that can lead into an air combo, or it can cancelled into a followup FB move.


Faust flies into the air after the opponent and has invincibility for the full duration, though this only comes into play if the opponent decides to burst. Leads into Holler Again!


The final hit of the rekka-style combo; Faust karate-chops the opponent and sends them plummeting to the ground for an untechable knockdown. Faust recovers in the air.


If you had hit the opponent with the coin item earlier in the match, this hit will cause the opponent to catch on fire, where they will bounce off the ground instead of landing. Oissu!

Love[edit]

j.236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
1,40 All F 21 till bag lands (14)3 Total 39 + 5L -

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Faust pulls off his head(?) which turns out to be a bomb that explodes on contact with the opponent, ground, or another projectile. Faust retains his air actions after the move and can anti-air if his opponent tries to jump over it. Will put the opponent in a great amount of blockstun, which allows Faust to start pressure, however, the move also works on Faust, so if Faust is too close when it explodes, he'll also take a hit. Has an FRC point on frames 24 & 25 (right after Faust tosses the bomb), which allows Faust a bit more time to start pressure or block if the opponent gets too close.

Faust can combo after the bomb-bag, but careful positioning is required in order to avoid taking a hit yourself. 2S or 5K are useful in this regard.

Going my Way[edit]

j.236H

Nani ga deru kana?[edit]

236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
- - - 13~ - total: 23 -

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The centerpiece of Faust's design, Faust throws out a random item that produces various effects. Note that under normal circumstances, Faust cannot throw out a second item until the first one is gone. This particularly causes problems if a donut or chocolate is thrown, so try to get rid of them as quickly as possible. You can throw out another item after the chibi's begin to walk on the ground or the poison lands, so use this fact to fill the screen with junk.

You will not want to use item throw at neutral unless your opponent is respecting your pressure. Instead, throw items after you make your opponent block a normal. f.S, 5H, 2H, 6H, and 2D are all prime candidates because they put the opponent in a good amount of blockstun. Also useful if you achieve a knockdown/knockback. This is appropriately important to Faust's gameplan because as long as Faust can keep chucking out dangerous items on the opponents wakeup, the opponent will have to keep taking risks to escape pressure.

Souten Enshin Ranbu[edit]

236S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
40 Mid R 9 4(4)4 7 +3(-21)

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SMACK! Faust suddenly latches onto the top of his pogo and flings himself forward. Despite appearances, this is not an overhead. This move will leave Faust in a special pogo stance (see the functions below), but holding any backward direction will cause Faust to climb off the pogo back to his standard stance (After a raw 236S this leaves him at -21 on block). Though you can continue pressure on the staff, it can be tricky. A knowledgeable opponent can often punish Faust easily if he stays on it for too long.

Causes knockback on hit, which gives Faust time to throw an item and stay at his optimal range, but you will not have time to apply mixup before they recover. Can be followed up with a combo if you are either in position for S(ground flower) or Roman cancel, dash forward, 2S.

Pogo Movement[edit]

Various commands on Pogo

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
Small Jump
Pogo > 9
- - - - - Total: 18 -
Backwards
Pogo > 44
40 Mid R 4 3 16 -5
Forwards
Pogo > 66
40 Mid R 4 3 16 -5

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Faust hops forward a bit while on the pogo. It is not an attack, but can help position for some combos or keep a position if the opponent is respecting the pogo stance. If you press D during the hop, Faust will perform an attack similar to j.236D, which can lead to a full combo.


Faust smacks backwards and moves back a little. If you crossed up your opponent with a j.236D, this can hit your opponent, and Faust will also readjust himself to face the opponent. Has invincible startup, and will put Faust's hitbox back a bit, so it can be used to avoid some moves and reversals while on the pogo.


Faust goes for a second helping of SMACK, but it has no special properties besides being crazy fast. You can use it if you think they are trying to move, but know that it's prone to being dp'ed. Also has no really combo follow up on it's own, so it isn't too rewarding. Will move Faust forward which can help position other attacks.

Pogo Attacks[edit]

Various commands on Pogo

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
Growing Flower
Pogo > K
35 High R 7 6 23 -15
I'm a Flower. Get it? A Flower?
Pogo > S
30 Low R 16 2 9 +3
Rubber Neck
Pogo > P
30 High R 4 3 7 +4
What Could This Be? (Pogo)
Pogo > D
- - - 13~ - total 17 -
Going My Way (Pogo)
Pogo > H
16x4 All RF 9 32 23 + landing 3 -27

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Cleanly beats air-to-airs if timed correctly, but not too much else. has a short bit of strike invincibility.


A flower suddenly pops out of the ground some distance away. It hits low and launches the opponent in the air for an easy follow-up. can catch opponents trying to move after 236S, but use can be predictable. Can continue a combo after 236S if used close to the corner and leads to "Going My Way".


Hits overhead and is positive on block. Won't hit some crouching opponents, and requires the opponent to be close. Also used for some combos on the pogo.


Pogo version of the item throw. Slightly faster than the ground version, but functionally identical.


Going My Way off of the pogo. Very negative, so either use as a combo ender, or RC/FRC the move after the the last hit (frames 41-46) to continue pressure.

Hack n' Slash[edit]

214H

From the Front/Behind/Above[edit]

214P/K/S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
P 44 All RF 51 1 30 -17
K 44 All RF 51 1 30 -17
S 38 High RF 47 20 26 + 6L -

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Faust hides under a rug, and teleports to a door in front/behind the opponent. All meterless versions of 214(input) can be avoided by jumping forward and blocking back, though good use of items may prevent them from doing so. There is an FRC timing on frames 49-51 (right after Faust reappears) which can be used to perform a mix-up/Mettagiri immediately after the teleport, or to make the teleport safe. In some instances you can use the back version of the door to avoid pressure, or to get out of the corner, especially with the FRC, but never rely on it.

P version appears in front of the opponent, K appears behind the opponent.

The S version will cause Faust to appear from the sky and do a diving attack that hits overhead. Faust does a flipping animation after it hits, and can be easily punished even after landing. Worse than the door, but has two different FRC points: one before Faust finishes hiding under the rug (frames 21-22), and 14-17 frames after Faust bounces off the opponent to make the move relatively safe.

Chouhatsu (Kao FLASH!)[edit]

Taunt

Items[edit]

  • Data listed in [ ] is for the Pogo version of Nani ga deru kana?
  • Moves with Item listed in their command column are randomly thrown by Nani ga Deru kana? and Na-na-na-nani ga deru kana?

Food[edit]

Hammer[edit]

Dumbbell[edit]

Coin[edit]

Time Bomb[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
80 All - 134 [132] 12 - -

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Faust throws a bomb that quickly lands on the ground, and after a short delay, will explode (no hitbox until then) in a massive area of effect. This is both a dangerous item, and a useful one because the resulting explosion hits Faust as well. You'll need to guess if they will try to jump out, as you can either do a blockstring after the throw into a jump-cancellable normal/door special/5D just before the bomb explodes, or try to hit them out of the air. Don't get hit trying to do this though, as the resulting damage is very punishing.

Minis/Chibis[edit]

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
Chibi Faust 25 All - 39 [35] - - -
Chibi Robo-Ky 25 All - 39 [35] - - -
Chibi Potemkin 25x3 All - 13 [9] - - -

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Faust throws an adorable mini-version of himself that will crawl along the ground after he lands and will hit the opponent once. This version will float downward in a simple angle. All of the chibi-characters Faust throws creates useful oki situations, and you can expect the opponent to try to go over them, so predict this and punish their jump attempts. If they want to block it then you can go for a mixup before it hits, but don't let them stuff you with a reversal, as some opponents are prone to try.

All chibis are invincible in the air until they land.


See notes on Chibi Faust; Robo-ky is effectively similar, but will float side to side as he is falling. Controls the air a little better, so follow him, and he will create similar yomi situations to mini-Faust when he lands.

Will also change direction upon landing to whichever direction facing the opponent.


The greatest of the chibi-pets, Potemkin will fall quickly and moves very slowly on the ground. Will hit 3 times before he tags out, so expect major pain. The opponent REALLY doesn't want to block this, so most will try to get away as quickly as possible. Use j.H to keep them in their place.

Washpan[edit]

Meteors[edit]

Poison Vial[edit]

Force Breaks[edit]

BAM! Outta Nowhere[edit]

214D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
60 High/Air R 19 6 12 +1

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Faust quickly takes to the skies for a very wide karate chop, which hits overhead. Ok, it's not the most effective use of 25 meter, but you are airborne on frame one, so if you can predict lows it can act as a nice punish. You can also special cancel normals with it, so it can sometimes be useful for a surprise overhead in a blockstring or after some long range pokes (though watch your spacing on your longer pokes). It's easier to see than his other overheads (which are also kinda easy to see), so you'll usually just want to go for drill cancel j.2k in most cases instead.

Ground bounces on hit for loads of untechable time and potential combo follow-up.

FB Rerere no Choutsuki[edit]

j.236D

This One's on the House[edit]

Gettin' to the Good Part -> 236D

FB From Behind[edit]

D after 214K

Overdrives[edit]

W-W-What Could This Be?[edit]

236236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
- - - 1+6 - Total 51 -

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Faust tosses four random items. This super ignores the item limits, so you can use it even if other items are already out (including after another super). By it's very nature, the results from this super are completely unpredictable and can sometimes lead to a measly 4 donuts, or a deadly mix of bombs, meteors and mini-potemkins. Bombs have a tendency to override the effects of some of the other items by blowing them up, or by virtue of out-lasting the thrown items.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can use the super on knockdown, or if your opponent is respecting you too much. The average results are actually pretty decent, but if you don't want to rely on faith, Meter can be more reliably dumped into other things. If you want something really exciting, item throw > item super > item super is pretty much the best possible thing you can do in a match, especially after a gold burst.

Shigekiteki Zetsumei Ken [edit]

236236S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air FD
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
CancelWhat this attack can cancel into. StartupThe time, measured in frames, which it takes for a move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent.
30+alpha Low RF 11+1 80 66 -46

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Has invincibility until startup, and the recovery is massive (but can FRC'd throughout it's full duration). Also hits low! On hit it basically starts a minigame in which you set an angel with one of the 4 buttons, and if they hit one of the three devils, they are dealt the full damage from the super. Otherwise the super will backfire and you'll end up taking damage instead, and in some cases the opponent can even combo off of the hit. Failure to choose a button before your opponent results in auto-failure, so be sure to act fast.

While throwing caution to the wind can be fun, it's best to avoid this super unless you really need a reversal. Can be used as a combo ender in some instances, but the damage is prorated heavily to the point where it's rarely worth it.

Instant Kill[edit]

This Week's Yamaban[edit]

in IK Mode: 236236H

Notable Players[edit]

Name (English/Japanese) Color Location Common
Venues
Contact Status Notes Example Play
Nage enter Japan Mikado - Retired to Xrd The "new school" man who rose up to his prime. Godlike. Link
Kiisha enter Japan Mikado - Retired Won ArcRevo 2013 Link
Hotta enter Japan Mikado - Active The man of many subs
ElvenShadow enter NA Garage Gear
Frosty Faustings
- Active T.O. for Frosty Faustings, lived in Japan for years. Great example of an NA Faust. -
RF enter Japan GGPO - Active Alive again through the magic of rollback Youtube Streamer

NOTE: These tables are still WIP[edit]

External References[edit]

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