GGACR/Kliff Undersn

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Overview

The resident geezer with a cleaver, Kliff works pretty well at any range closer than half a screen away. He can confirm into his combos incredibly easily, knock down without any trouble, and do OTG pickups in corner carry combos without meter. He has three good lows, an instant overhead, and one of the hardest standing dusts to see coming in the game. His 6P, Charged 2H, Force Break Chop, and 6H can all do enough dizzy damage to get an opponent seeing birds within a matter of seconds.

On the flip side, using 5D puts Kliff closer to being stunned, and the higher this value, the higher the chance that Dodge will fail and leave Kliff extremely vulnerable. Kliff on offense is very strong, but must play smart when on the defensive, as his most potent tools could end up backfiring and costing him the game.

Playstyle
Huge risk and huge reward, GGACR Kliff Undersn Icon.png Kliff Undersn is a big range, easy damage machine, with a focus on an ability to stun opponents incredibly easily at the risk of screwing things up for himself.
Pros Cons
  • Obscene damage output with meter: 70% combos and even TODs are on the field once Kliff scores 25% meter or more.
  • Deceptively Long Range: Incredibly long reaching hitboxes which can poke or even mix up from half a screen or further.
  • Great corner carry: Kliff can put opponents in the corner very easily, even off of stray hits.
  • Myriad of mixup tools: F-shiki (Fuzzies), fast IADs, and Limb Severer (FRC) give Kliff some unusual overhead opportunities.
  • Straightforward okizeme plan: 236P is active for nearly half a second and is always plus, giving Kliff laughably easy oki setup.
  • Small, floaty target: Low profile forward dashes, tiny hurtbox at neutral and floaty jump movement can make it very easy for Kliff to avoid setups or offense.
  • Stuns with the snap of the finger: Can have the opponent dizzy off of a single good read or setup, ready to kill them from full health.
  • Horrid mobility: One of the slowest set of dashes in the game, has trouble traversing quickly and escaping the corner. Must either wavedash, dashjump, Skull Crusher or Nape Saddle to cover ground, all of which carry risks.
  • Large hurtboxes on bigger normals: Many of Kliff's long range buttons greatly increase his hurtbox size, exposing him to easy counter poke opportunities.
  • Struggles against long range opponents: Despite his strong toolset, must work extremely hard to work around characters who keep him out with superior spacial control.
  • Risky defensive options: No invincible DAA and two reversal options, both with random elements tied to them, force Kliff to either hold the pressure or bet on high-risk, high-reward options.
  • Gets stunned easily: Tied for the lowest dizzy resistance in the game, Kliff has to factor this in when using his dodge or 5D, as they raise his own stun meter which can lead to disaster later on.
Self Stun
Many of Kliff's moves raise his stun level or are affected by it.

Kliff is capable of stunning opponents within a single combo with his high damage and moves with very high base damage and high dizzy modifiers (Such as 6P and 6H). Several moves have varying interactions with his and the opponent's stun level, so that using these moves involved becomes a large consideration of risk vs reward.

  • 5D is a strong dust that is safe on block, but it raises Kliff's own stun level on each use.
  • Two Steps Forward is a dodge that is strike invincible for its entire duration. However, each use increase's Kliff's stun level and increases the chance that the next use of this move will cause Kliff to throw out his back, leaving him free for the opponent to punish.
  • FB Hellish Charge has an offensive dizzy modifier of x119, but it is extremely slow, can only be combo'd into in very specific situations, and has a horrible recovery time. It is also not guaranteed to stun the opponent in a combo based on the opponent's stun resistance, and may not work if the opponent was recently stunned already.
All of these moves can contribute to Kliff's style of Russian Roulette. Though he can be difficult to manage defensively, Kliff is capable of dizzying and TOD'ing opponents with no prior interaction, making matches very volatile and cementing Kliff's role as the glass cannon.
Guilty Bits Character Intro
GGACR Kliff Nameplate.png
Prejump:

3f

Backdash:

13f (1~>7f invuln)

Movement Options:

Double Jump, 1 Air Dash, Dash Type: Step

Weight:

Featherweight (1.1x)

Guts Rating:

2

Defense Modifier:

x1.06

Stun Resistance:

50

Wakeup Time:

XXf (Face Up) / YYf (Face Down)

Colors
Default P
Default K
Default S
Default H
Default D
EX P
EX K
EX S
EX H
EX D
Slash P
Slash K
Slash S
Slash H
Slash D2
Reload P
Reload K
Reload S
Reload H
Reload D2
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.
20 Mid SJR 6 8 12 -6

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Short ranged launcher. Infrequent in neutral, but a useful tool for launching characters mid combo. Most importantly, this move can combo into partially charged 6[P] enabling Kliff to convert somewhat standard hits into his unreasonably high damage 6[H] routes.

  • Can low crush and occasionally anti-air, but is sadly not throw immune. Use it to go over Slidehead.
  • Mainly used to combo to 6{P} 236S FRC Fully Charged 6[H] for massive damage. This confirm as a general rule works on much of the cast midscreen but drops on most of the cast in the corner. This along with having other character specific variations and rules means that it's probably worth taking the time to test it out before attempting it on a new character if you are unsure.
  • Useful spots to use 5k in combos include dashing up and juggling with it after a low j.H, after an impossible dust in the corner, and picking characters back up after a ground slide from FRC 236S (On some characters this can even lead to the 6{P} 236S route)
  • Can be used at the end of longer routes to pop them in the air to enable c.S>Taunt oki. Take note that later the c.S gatling is delayed, the meatier the taunt will be.
  • Against characters with wider sliding hurtboxes, can be linked meterlessly after 236S in the corner if you are close enough.

Additional Frame Data: Initial prorate 90%. Floats opponent on hit (untechable for 24F).

c.S[edit]

f.S[edit]

5H[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.
54 Mid SR 14 12 15 -8

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Massive and high damage, but slow, multi purpose normal. Big damage, meterless combo starter and extension to 214S from close.

  • Large coverage Anti-Air. Hits behind Kliff.
  • Vacuums on air hit for tech traps or 623HxN to tack on as much damage as possible.
  • Staggers on ground CH, untechable float on CH. Leads to big stuff.
  • Slow startup can be beneficial for frame traps after P and K normals.
  • Can convert to big extensions after an air hit 236S.

Additional Frame Data: Pulls in opponent on air hit (untechable for 18F). Staggers opponent on CH (max 37F).

6P[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.
No Charge 32 Mid SR 13 7 17 -10
Partial Charge 36 Mid SR 22-70 7 28 -21
Full Charge 40 Mid SR 66+5 7 28 -21

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Huge stun anti-air. Slow, high recovery, and almost completely vertical, but great right above you.

  • Very high stun damage, will probably dizzy in two counterhits.
  • Combos into c.S to knock down, which converts to 2S.
  • Fully untechable knockdown on CH and leads to 236S, meaning you get huge damage with an FRC.
  • Combos to 236S meterlessly on ground hit against most midweights. Leads to frame perfect 236S FRC 6[H] near the corner.

When partially charged, it gets fully untechable launch on hit, leading to guaranteed conversions. Will autocorrect if released properly. Kliff's real dizzy punish starter.

  • Still upper body invul during the charge, can be useful to hold it to go under moves like Order Sol's Rock It.
  • Most often used post dizzy to do stronger conversions from 236S FRC.
  • Loses the ability to gatling when charged, but can still special/super cancel.
  • Occasionally still useful as an anti-air, but it has significantly more recovery than uncharged.
  • Combos from 5K midscreen, leading to 236S FRC 6[H] confirms. Also works in the corner, but is far more character limited. (Check the combo section for more on this)

If it weren't for FB Chop, then max charged 6P would be the highest stun damage move in the game.

  • 4.5 dizzy modifier and 40 base damage means a pretty high dizzy chance.
  • Otherwise functionally identical to partial charge 6{P}.

6H[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.
No Charge 100 High SR 28 9 63 -50
Partial Charge 120 High SR 40-79 9 63 -50
Full Charge 200 High SR 70+8 9 63 -50

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Big, slow-ass overhead that hits more often than it should. Head-splitting damage combo starter and occasional mixup normal. People will forget to air FD against this.

  • Staggers on hit, special cancellable for conversion or to make it safe with 236P.
  • Leads to extensive damage and will drastically raise their dizzy level even with its slight prorate.
  • Will sometimes come in clutch if you don't OS your throw with another normal.
  • Don't whiff this move.

Partial charge is a dizzy punish starter which offloads damage immediately as opposed to 6{P, but generally leads to less damage overall.

  • Same stagger as uncharged, but 20% more damage means more dizzy and greater output.
  • Even a basic 6{H} 236S will deal a huge chunk.
  • Used post 236S, won't connect to anything else unless you use point blank 623H or Reflex Roar, or you're against Johnny. Best used here if it'll kill.

Max charge is 200 base damage. Will generally score 80-180 damage mid combo. Possible to get 1-3 per combo with meter. Touch of Death Time >:)

  • Almost fully untechable floor bounce on hit for (delayed) 214K or 236S followups.
  • Requires an air hit/floated 236S FRC that leads to the corner in order to combo into, but is always desirable if possible.
    • Most commonly done post-dizzy.
  • Too slow to be used as a combo starter out of a FB Chop against players who mash out, but might work if you score a dizzy off of a stray hit.
    • Post FB Chop, if you have 50% meter, you can FRC and do this immediately if it'll kill and they still have a burst.
  • (Generally) Don't use this in neutral.

5D[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 High R 27 6 16 -3

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Ranged, safe on block 5D that confirms to knockdown and damage from anywhere. Difficult to see because the early startup looks exactly like Kliff's crouch animation.

  • Can lead to FB Chop out of an Impossible Dust.
  • The latter end of the active frames can be low profiled if too far away.
  • Increases Kliff's stun by 10 every use. Avoid relying on this move too much.

Additional Frame Data: Kliff is airborne from 18~41F. Feet invincible on 18F and from 42~45F. Lower body invincible 19~41F. Can cancel into Faultless Defense from 45~46F. Can cancel into anything but movement from 47~48F. Kliff's stun rating increases by 10 on 18F. Even if this puts his stun rating over max, he won't be dizzied unless he gets hit.

2P[edit]

2K[edit]

2S[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 15 6 17 -4

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Vital combo tool that hits and removes OTG. Ignores the rules.

  • Predominantly combos to 236S for KD/extension, and 5H for tech traps or character specific conversions.
  • Kliff's hop makes this an excellent low crush and frame trap tool.
  • Fairly slow button, will not combo from P or K normals.
  • Floats up slightly on OTG hit. Can link a 5P/5K deep in the corner.

Additional Frame Data: Forced prorate 70%. Forces opponent into crouching state on ground hit. Ground bounces opponent on air hit (untechable for 28F). Feet invincible 4~14F, 30~32F. Lower body invincible 15~26F. Leg invincible 27~29F. Removes OTG status on opponent on hit.

2H[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.
No Charge 43 Low SR 12 4 26 -13
Partial Charge 55 Low SR 36-69 4 26 -13
Full Charge 70 Low SR 65+4 4 26 -13

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Low hitting threat from a range that only one other character can similarly threaten at. Primarily a combo tool out of S normals.

  • Will often tag people retreating or mis-approximating its reach.
  • Combos to 214P from almost anywhere but tip range, and into pressure and potential combo extension with 236P.
  • Will get tagged if it whiffs or there's another hitbox in the way when it extends.

Partial charged 2H is easy, burst safe corner combo fodder.

  • Staggers on normal hit for easier confirms into 214K, 236S, or 236236P.
  • Loops after a 236S FRC by causing wallstick against an airborne opponent.

Max charnged 3H is rarely used, but causes a wallbounce on hit.

  • Higher damage, but actually slightly harder to confirm than 2{H}.
  • Not known to have combo use, as 6[H] is preferable at the time it takes to combo this.
  • Still confirms into 236S and 236236P. Might still confirm into 2S.

Additional Frame Data: Wall bounces opponent on hit (untechable for 50F). Dizzy modifier x1.5. Attack occurs 4F after button release if released on 65F.

2D[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.
36 Low SR 7 10 21 -12

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Oh me oh my. 7f low profile sweep with incredible range. Kliff's best normal, possibly the best sweep in the game.

  • Shifts Kliff's hurtbox and hitbox forward away from his collision box, letting him go *around* some moves.
    • This can lead to janky and confusing situations during an opponent's approach as Kliff will appear to be behind opponents in some scenarios.
  • Cancelled into Taunt for oki on hit, and into 236P for frame advantage or a conversion.
  • Links to 2S on CH. Works on normal hit against May, Baiken, Jam, Anji, I-no, Kliff, and ABA.

j.P[edit]

j.K[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.
24 High/Air SJR 7 5 6 -

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Great, low-reaching normal used for hitting right below Kliff, safejumps, instant overheads, and fuzzy guards. The staple Kliff mixup tool.

  • Go-to normal out of airdashes and leads to some nasty mixup situations. It doesn't have much horizontal range, so it's mainly used when you've already conditioned or forced the opponent to block.
  • Sometimes used for air confirms, particularly to lead into j.41236S or j.236D confirms.
  • Leads to significant damage out of IADs (and IOHs with meter).
  • Can be used for a tick throw by whiffing j.P afterwards, or other delayed fall attacks.

Additional Frame Data: Initial prorate 90%

j.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.
28 High/Air SJR 9 4 17 -

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Decent air-to-air normal at range. Can hit deceptively deep. Combos into j.H for big conversions.

  • Works as a safejump (off j.41236S), fuzzy setup, and sometimes an IOH after j.D FDC right off the ground.
  • Big hurtbox extension. Avoid using it too closely if they're not already blocking.
  • Due to Kliff's slow fall speed, combined with this move's more subtle startup animation, you can hit after a somewhat deep j.K right before hitting the ground, and it becomes very ambiguous between it and 2K.

Additional Frame Data: Initial prorate 80%

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.
40 High/Air SR 10 8 19 -

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Large, slow attack which can launch and cross up, hitting mainly behind Kliff on startup. Extremely strong as an air to air and as an air to ground because of its large hitbox, and a vital part of many important confirms. Due to its massive bully potential but specific weaknesses and counterplay, this button is overall one of Kliff's most important air normals to understand both for the Kliff player and the opponent.

  • Launches during the latter half of its active frames. This is when the hitbox is generally between directly below Kliff or in front of him.
  • Big rewards on hit, and you almost always get some sort of confirm, but there are many different routes and they can change significantly based on how the move connects.
  • Extremely large extended hurtbox. This allows many characters to tag it with a relatively long range 6p at neutral so be careful when using this move against players that know how to work around it. Additionally, if you are concerned about getting whiff punished for missed airgrabs, make sure to OS your airthrow with j.P.
  • Will always have a gap when chained into on block that can be reversal'd through (e.g. j.S > j.H is not airtight.) This window can actually work in your favor as it may tag players who buffer inputs during blockstun.

Requires some situational awareness for optimal use:

  • Hit as a crossup or early: keeps the opponent grounded. Confirm into 5P/c.S on landing for grounded confirms or 5K for a launch if close enough.
  • Hit later or at the launch side during a combo: launches opponents for generally big damage. Huge damage when hit as low as possible.
  • Counter hit: Fully untechable launch. You can confirm an OTG 2S from any height air counter hit, making counter hit air to air confirms extremely consistent. If you can manage to confirm into a juggle instead and thus avoid the OTG 2S proration, prepare to watch your opponent melt.
  • Non-launch grounded Counter hit: Gains a large amount of untechable time, making the followup confirm much easier.

Additional Frame Data: Floats opponent on ground hit if hit during last 4 active frames (untechable for 29F). Knocks down opponent on air hit (untechable for 29F).

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.
45 High/Air RF 25 until landing+ 14 - -2 vs. grounded opponent

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Stalls Kliff's air momentum before plummeting. Used to bait anti airs, throws, and some reversals. Nearly uncontestable, but horribly unsafe if you miss.

  • Easy damage confirms in the corner, smaller things midscreen. Can begin 6[H] confirms.
  • Can be FRC'd or FDC'd before it starts. The FRC will maintain downwards momentum, but FDC will cause Kliff to float upwards very slowly.
    • This FDC can be done with a j.D right off the ground into a minimum 15f .S IOH.
  • Will always retain its landing recovery unless you (F)RC and use a different jumping special move before you hit the ground.
    • This means it's better to (F)RC and airdash and/or use j.41236S and then do something on landing if they're not conditioned to attempt an Anti-Air.

Additional Frame Data: Initial prorate 90%. Ground bounces opponent on hit (ground hit untechable for 37F, air hit for 27F). Blockstun 12F. FRC timing 23~24F.

Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[edit]

Air Throw[edit]

Dead Angle Attack[edit]


Special Moves[edit]

Bellowing Roar/Houkou Gaeshi[edit]

236P/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 32 All F 16 27 46 total +3
S 64 All F 22 18 87 total -32

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Lesser dragon-roar Fried Egg. Excellent oki tool at +3, and good in pressure.

  • When meatied or FRC'd, it's possible to gain nearly 30 frames of advantage.
  • Decimates one hit of other projectiles, can help negate other zoners' games.
  • Serves as a decent poke, but awful on whiff.
  • Good for conversions or pressure continuation after 2D with an FRC.
    • and when used after 2D, an airdash will allow you to convert if the 2D hit, or continue pressure if it was blocked.

Additional Frame Data: Destroys other projectiles. Attack is fully extended on 25F. FRC timing 17~19F.



Greater dragon-roar Fried Egg. Enormous hitbox that deals great damage and causes floor slide for conversions or oki. Bread and Butter combo tool.

  • Horribly unsafe on block and whiff unless FRC'd.
  • Universal combos after FRC. Used in all of Kliff's major loops.
  • Meterless conversions if hit against an airborne opponent, notably after 6{P} .

The FRCs on these moves are vital to playing Kliff effectively. Learn them.

Additional Frame Data: Destroys other projectiles. Attack is fully extended on 31F. FRC timing 23~26F. Slides opponent on hit (untechable for 67F, slides for 51F).

Skull Crusher/Zugaisai[edit]

214S (air OK)

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.
Ground 14x6 All R 10 4x6 25 -8
Air 14x6 All RF 9 4x6 6 after landing -7

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Transport attack, good in combos and as a (whiff) punish due to its large hitbox, speed, and range. Very difficult to punish.

  • Will beat many specific moves because of multiple hits, breaking through armor and riskier long range moves (e.g: Potemkin's slidehead and hammerfall).
  • Airborne from frame 7, will go over some things.
  • Unsafe on block, and in counterhit state for almost the entire duration, but you can still get away with this on block fairly frequently.
  • Leads to a mixup and lets Kliff get in when RC'd on block. Save yourself if the opponent can punish you consistently.
  • Combos into 2S unless you hit extremely far away.
  • Will usually not knock down an airborne opponent: they'll be able to tech the last hit and punish you.

Additional Frame Data: 6th hit floats opponent on ground hit. Kliff is airborne from 7~54F. Hitstop 7F. Kliff is in CH state from 1~55F.


Air drill. Leads to air knockdowns when close enough to the ground, or Tiger Knee'd.

  • Best near the corner at low height since it can combo into 2S.
  • Can confirm off of an air hit 236S near the corner to get back in and set up oki.
  • Very unsafe and not useful in neutral, but can be FRC'd when the active window ends. Don't whiff.
    • You'll want to know this FRC well, as occasionally you'll get sideswapped when attempting a j.41236S.
  • Don't use this against grounded opponents unless you get a character specific confirm or have the meter to (F)RC.

Additional Frame Data: 6th hit slams down opponent on ground hit. Knocks down opponent on air hit (untechable for 50F). Hitstop 7F. FRC timing 39~41F. Listed Frame Adv is for TK Air Zugaisai performed as fast as possible (startup 12F).

Nape Saddle/Kubimatagi[edit]

214K

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 R 28 8 4+8 after landing -6

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Vault. Fullscreen mixup and callout tool, knocks down. Hits overhead, and will crossup depending on position.

  • Not great when blocked. Throw punishable. Can also be easily tagged in the air, as it only goes active as Kliff passes the apex of his arc.
  • Works as a character specific alternative to 236S after an OTG 2S against characters that you want to stay in against when you don't have them near the corner.
  • Can convert into 2s on high air hits.
  • FRC > j.41236S or j.H can be used for tricks, but it's not the best use of meter due to Kliff's slow fall speed.
  • Cancelling taunt into this can give you some decent options, as taunt will usually cover the recovery.

Additional Frame Data: Kliff is airborne 16~43F. Kliff is in CH state 37~43F. Slams down opponent on air hit (untechable for 60F). FRC timing 24~27F.

Scale Ripper/Urokohagashi[edit]

623H, HxN

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.
14x49 Mid R 8 6x48, 3 22 -8

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The Pinnacle of Anti-Airs. Gigantic, completely disjointed hitbox which smacks opponents almost anywhere above you.

  • Mostly useful at the end of a combo for tacking on as many hits as possible. Very burst safe, too.
  • The lengthy recovery and varying number of hits can put Kliff in an awkward situation.
  • Kliff can move back or forth slightly while mashing more hits.
    • If this clashes while mashing, you may get a 6H which will sometimes tag opponents that are ill-prepared.
  • Will vacuum even when they tech and requires FD to airblock, so it can repeatedly reset unaware opponents.
    • If you're on the receiving end of this move, tech and hold FD until you safely touch the ground.

Additional Frame Data: Floats opponent on hit (untechable for 10F). Hitstop 7F. Can mash for more hits. Can move back and forth while attacking. 49th attack is a "finishing attack" that is active for 3F and recovery of 22F. Listed Frame Adv is for the finishing attack.

NOTE: This attack groups hitboxes in trios.
E.G: [1,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,1,2]...
Minimum number of hits is 7 (42F).
The "finishing attack" is hitbox #3.

Two Steps Forward/Sen no Sen[edit]

214P

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.
- - - - 48 total - -

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One of Kliff's defining moves, in which he just steps to the side. Is strike invul for its entire duration. Can only be punished with throw.

  • Can either be followed up with Hellish Charge to put a hitbox out, or you can just wait for the recovery to end and grab or smack a button.
  • Works as a very risky reversal on wakeup, or use on oki to bait the reversals.
  • Great against lengthy moves you can react to, like supers, and can follow up with Chop or FB Chop for a huge punish.
  • Can be OS'd against and will lose to safejump > land > throw OS.
  • The closer you are to being dizzied and the more often you use it, the more chances it has of failing, which will get you killed.
  • This move cannot be canceled into.

Additional Frame Data: Strike invincible 1~48F. Can cancel into followup (Hellish Charge) from 1~41F. Each time Two Steps Forward is used, Kliff's current stun rating is added to a total. If this total reaches 80, Kliff's back goes out, leaving him vulnerable. After using Two Steps Forward 4 times, Kliff's back has a chance to go out immediately, based on his current stun rating. Two Steps Forward cannot be cancelled into.

Hellish Charge/Jigoku Tsukkomi[edit]

Two Steps Forward -> P

Limb Severer/Shishi Otoshi[edit]

j.41236S

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, 32 High/Air, All RF 14 landing + 12 after landing 26 -6

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Kliff's main air combo knockdown tool. Strong all around move, both as a combo starter and ender.

  • Hits overhead, can cross up while cutting Kliff's horizontal momentum, and stalls in the air for occasional fakeouts.
  • Leads to a safejump with fuzzy guard setups. Has four(?) different shockwave sizes, growing larger the higher Kliff is when he initiates the move.
  • Leads to big damage, or guaranteed dizzy setups in the corner on hit with meter.
  • Can be difficult to punish due to pushback.
  • The second hit can cancel out other projectiles, keeping Kliff safe against things like Eddie's drills.
  • FRC right before it goes active to fake out into a throw or low.
  • Comes with the weakness of being out prioritized by j.214S if you get crossed under, which is *horribly* unsafe on whiff. Always keep the opponent's position in mind.
  • Can be punished by having the first hit air blocked and the second hit jumped over.

This move is overall one of Kliff's more important ones. Can be very frustrating to deal with if the opponent is not familiar with it.

Additional Frame Data: 1st hit (dive) knocks down opponent (on air hit untechable for 60F). 2nd hit (shockwave) destroys other projectiles, knocks down opponent (untechable for 53F). The longer the dive, the bigger the shockwave. Listed Frame Adv is for the shortest possible dive. FRC timing 12~13F.

Taunt[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.
8x4 Mid - ?? ?? ?? ??

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Bouncing, multi-hit projectile which doesn't go away when Kliff gets hit. Who knew that calling somebody an idiot made for such good oki?

  • Can give Kliff meterless conversions off of Instant Overhead j.K/j.S when used.
  • Works best off of 2D or c.S knockdown.
  • Can cut down the recovery significantly by canceling into FD or an attacking move right before the kana (letters) start moving.
  • The last kana randomly spawns doubled in size for four times the damage.
  • Easily jumped over, but will generally force the opponent to make a decision when used at neutral. Each kana can be cancelled out by other projectiles.
  • Since this is a taunt it will give the opponent some tension. Make sure not to dial it in after winning a round and give the opponent 50 meter for the next one.
  • バカモン!!!!

Force Breaks[edit]

Air Bellowing Roar/Kuuchuu Houkou Gaeshi[edit]

j.236D

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.
50 All - 8 25 25 -

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Big hitbox projectile which covers a huge amount of horizontal airspace. Feasts off of other projectiles.

  • Blows Kliff back on use, helping him get out of dodge, particularly when Tiger Knee'd.
  • Untechable blowback and wallbounce on hit, giving Kliff ample time to convert as they fall back towards him.
  • Recovers as soon as the active frames fade, letting Kliff airdash back in and go for something like a falling j.H for an immediate ground pickup.
  • All around strong move. Never a bad use of meter.

Additional Frame Data: Destroys other projectiles. Blows back opponent on ground hit. Wall bounces opponent on air hit (untechable for 53F).

FB Hellish Charge/Jigoku Tsukkomi[edit]

Two Steps Forward -> D

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.
12 Mid R 22 2 68 -56

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Almost guaranteed stun move (x119 modifier). Getting tagged by this is one of the most frustrating things in the game. First you stun them, then you win.

  • Too slow to use at neutral, but can be combo'd into. Can work as a very slow punish in some instances.
  • Significantly less invuln than the meterless version.
  • Despite the ludicrously high dizzy modifier, there are many instances where the dizzy is not guaranteed. Use as early in a combo as possible when setting up.
    • Tends to work best near the corner, out of throw, airthrow, j.41236, Impossible Dust, and CH Gold Burst.
  • Becomes riskier to attempt the more you've been hit or attempted to dodge/214P. Be absolutely certain that you won't throw out your back when combo'ing into this.
  • Will perform the coughing animation regardless of hit or block/whiff. Won't give you enough time to start a combo with 6[H] unless you RC it. Kliff will still get ridiculous punishes afterwards regardless.

Additional Frame Data: Strike invincible 1~7F. Upper body invincible 8~19F. Dizzy modifer x119.

Overdrives[edit]

Reflex Roar[edit]

236236H

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.
100 All F 7+1 25 57 total -17

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Quick, full screen, high damage answer that blows through everything else. Enter the Dragon.

  • Will destroy other projectiles on screen.
  • Active for a huge amount of time, but won't fully extend until later in its active frames.
  • Often used to hitconfirm max ranged pokes into good damage. Can end combos or continue them.
  • Can be FRC'd to bait bursts, or follow with a whiffed 214K for good corner carry and a combo.
  • Wallsticks when close enough to the corner. Can do meterless confirms if close enough or if Reflex Roar hits later in its active frames.
  • Not fully invul. Kliff will get tagged before it goes active if he sticks his hand into a hitbox. Otherwise one of Kliff's best uses of 50 meter.

Additional Frame Data: Destroys other projectiles. Wall sticks opponent on hit (untechable for 90F, sticks for 30F). FRC timing 9~14F. Kliff is in CH state from 1~45F.

Soul Survivor[edit]

632146H

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.
24, 20x14 All R 16+0 6, 35x14 159 total -25

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Extremely slow reversal that's invincible until it starts, but is very hit or miss if it connects.

  • Can be charged after the flash for more hits. Charging will also extend its throw invincibility until the button is released.
  • 0f after the first hit, so good in gaps against moves with a lot of recovery.
  • Hits at random and can knock them any given distance away from you. Can knock targets out of the hit zone and make itself completely vulnerable on hit.
  • If the opponent is sucked in on the last hit, it can combo into 2S > 236S after the knockdown.

Additional Frame Data: 1st hit floats opponent on hit (untechable for 59F). Can only RC if 1st hit touches opponent. 2nd hit floats opponent on hit (untechable for 60F). Kliff is in CH state during move. Strike invincible 1-22 [Move has unlisted throw invincibility until startup]

Instant Kill[edit]

Pulverizing Dragon's Roar/Haryuu Bakusai[edit]

in IK Mode: 236236H

Notable Players[edit]

Name (English/Japanese) Color Location Common
Venues
Contact Status Notes Example Play
Hossa enter Japan Mikado - Active Analytically Aggressive Link
BoB enter Japan Mikado - Retired Character pioneer. Makes people weep on hit. Link
Takeuchi enter Japan Mikado - Retired to Xrd - Link
Braver enter Japan - - Active - Link

NOTE: These tables are still WIP[edit]

External References[edit]

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