GGXRD-R2/Jam Kuradoberi

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Lore:Kung-fu master chef with horrible luck regarding her restaurants - she hunts dragons for ingredients and people for money. Being a rare wielder of KI she's one of the stronger humans in the GG universe and fights with her expert martial arts instead of weapons.
Voice:Rei Matsuzaki
Playstyle
GGXRD-R2 Jam Kuradoberi Icon.png Jam Kuradoberi has powerful and effective rushdown, able to run over her opponents with momentum.
Pros Cons
  • Very Fast Normals: Boasts a 3 frame jab, a 6 frame sweep, and a 5 frame air-to-air normal along with several other fast buttons that exist as powerful pokes with short recovery.
  • Mobile: Jam has one of the fastest run speeds and the fastest IAD in the game, allowing her to outmaneuver much of the cast.
  • High Damage and Corner Carry: Carded specials lead to knockdowns and her special moves can carry opponents from corner to corner, setting up her strong offensive pressure. Her Bao Saishenshou super can easily add on over 60 damage to the end of even heavily prorated strings.
  • Built in Burst Baits: Several of Jam's combos and pressure strings bait bursts on their own, or can be easily modified to Option Select against an opponent attempting to escape.
  • Throw Conversions: With 50 tension Jam can deal heavy damage. Jam's 6H automatically kara cancels to throw, giving her the largest throw range in the game.
  • Flexible Pressure: Her fast normals and huge array of cancel options allow Jam to rush over the opponent with a constant assault. Opponents are forced to spend meter on Faultless Defense to push Jam out and avoid gaining a high RISC bar.
  • Parry: Jam's Parry can ignore blockstun of any mid, high, or unblockable attacks, allowing her to punish gaps without having to spend 25 meter on a Blitz Shield.
  • Tons o' Knockdowns: Jam's wide variety of cancel options allow her to almost always gatling to her sweep, and charged special moves will give knockdowns from air situations as well.
  • High Tension Gain: Constant forward movement along with using several special moves in combos lead Jam to an abundance of Tension.
  • Stubby Normals: Often out of the range of many other fighters such as Ky or Faust. Good movement and an understanding of how to use all of Jam's tools is required to get in and start her gameplan.
  • Needs Specials for Big Combos: Without a large counterhit Jam's damage often relies on cards to secure knockdowns and big damage.
  • Character Specific Combos: Jam's 46PK combo routes depend heavily on the opponent's weight and hurtbox, requiring adaptations on the fly to reach her high damage.
  • Situational Reversal: DP requires card to extend invincibility to active frames.
Cards

GGXRD Jam AsanagiIcons.png
Jam's unique mechanic revolves around her ability to power up her kick specials with "cards," that give them different properties on hit and increase their damage. She can cancel these kick specials into other kick specials up to 3 times. They also gain different properties if done while airdashing, giving her a lot of flexibility.

See her special move descriptions for more information on what each card level does for each move.

Normal Moves

5P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
12 Mid 3 3 7 ±0 -

Jam (along with Chipp) is blessed to have a 3F jab, which is faster than most character's typical 5F(and some other's 4F) 5P. While the move lacks range, the fast startup allows Jam to escape certain situations or punish moves that other characters may not have a way to avoid. It can also be used in some combo strings to set up air juggles that may not otherwise be possible, but due to the low attack level, other hits must follow-up after the 5P to route to Jam's stronger attacks.

The real advantage of 5P is its ability to gatling into and out of several of Jam's other normals. 5K can cancel into 5P, and 5P cancels back to 5K even on whiff. Performing a string such as 5K 5P(whiff) 5K is airtight and faster than simply doing 5P 5K, leading to a combo on normal hit or an airtight blockstring. Whiffing 5P can also set 5K up for a tick throw, making Jam's point blank pressure extremely strong.

  • Crouching characters that 5P will connect on: Potemkin, Bedman, Slayer(3rd 5P will whiff) and Kum

5K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
12 Low 4 4 6 +2 -

An amazing tool to start pressure with. Frame traps into itself and hits low. Has 6f of hitstop instead of the regular 11f, making it harder to DAA out of pressure, and better to use for tick throws. As mentioned with 5P, combining it with Jam's jab pressure opens up many routes. Because it is +2 on block, being able to route back to 5K in pressure is very useful to get the time to dash back in.

Heavy initial hit proration however limits the damage from combos that are started with this normal. In addition, poking with this normal can be risky due to the CH state recovery on the normal.

  • Good for picking up airborne opponents about to hit the ground
  • Gatlings from and into both 5P, 2S.

c.S

f.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
30 Mid 6 5 11 -2 -

Jam's f.S is an amazing normal due to it's powerful hitbox, high speed, and also being relatively safe on block. Jam does not extend her hurtbox too much prior to the move, making her f.S an excellent counterpoke against many characters. In addition, it has several cancel routes, and Jam is able to hitconfirm from random f.S hits to full combos if the player is aware. A button to be pressing often in neutral to harass your opponent and make your way in closer.

  • f.S 2D is Jam's basic hitconfirm from fS, giving her a consistent knockdown from a hit.
  • CH f.S combos to IAD j.P on a standing opponent, which leads to a very high damage combo from a relatively far hit.
  • Because f.S has several gatling routes, it is important to confirm if your opponent is blocking it or not before choosing your attacks.

5H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
24*3 Mid 13 3(3)3(3)3 15 +1 22-24F Upper Body
25-48 Low Profile
49-51 Upper Body

Jam's 5H is a multi-hitting normal that finds use in Jam's combos and pressure, as well as use as a meaty attack. The multiple hits encourage an opponent to FD, however this drains a large portion of their meter. 5H is +1 on block as well, setting up a frame trap to Jam's 5K. Jam ducks very low during the final hit as well, making many Dead Angle Attacks whiff if attempted against the move. The final hit being very low profile, as well as the multiple hits, and being + on block, makes this move a strong meaty option if given the time to start up.

An important change in Rev2.1 was that Jam can always gatling to her f.S out of this normal, regardless of proximity. Prior to this, Jam could only cancel if she was far enough away. Because of this change, Jam is now able to 5H f.S even right next to them. Opponents may use FD to try to push Jam far enough away during 5H, so using her f.S can punish this.

  • Last frames are very low profile so can evade certain reversals if done meaty enough.
  • Horrible on whiff, important to cancel to f.S if the opponent is pushed out.

5D

6P

6K

6H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
36 Mid 14 3 22 -6 4-6 Lower Body
7-13F Foot

This move enables much of Jam's game at neutral due to the fear most opponents have of getting CH by it. However, the move is fairly risky to throw out because it can easily be jumped over and has a large whiff animation. The reason to use this normal is that it acts as a low crush, as Jam's lower body no longer has a hurtbox after frame 4 until the active frames. This means this move can slide past several lows in the game and counter hit the opponent. On CH, this is one of Jam's best starters, easily leading to over 300 damage with optimized combos.

6H can also be used in pressure to an extent. Jam's 5K and 2K both gatling into her 6H, and become a frame trap on normal block. In addition, while 6H is -6 on block, Jam can special cancel to 236S and from there, 236S~K to make either an airtight or a frame trap afterwards. Special canceling her 6H to Hochifu, 546, without attacking, is also roughly -6 on block, but pulls Jam's hurtbox in to make her safer against reversals.

  • On regular hit you can safely charge one of her special moves, or charge to MAX. This is one of her best combo enders for that reason.

2P

2K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
8 Low 5 3 9 ±0 3-12F Upper Body

Jam's 2K is a weird middle ground between her 5K and her 2D. It's not as fast as the former, but it's not as far-reaching as the latter. The main niche of this normal is that her 2K cancels into itself on hit or block, allowing Jam to chain hits to confirm a random touch, or just to force the opponent to hold downback. If an opponent attempts to jump out or throw their way out of Jam's pressure during this, they'll get tagged by the low and Jam can easily confirm to 2D for a knockdown.

  • On CH it combos into 6H.
  • While mashing this in combos, it's best to hold 1, as this will automatically bait any poorly thought out bursts.

2S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
26 Mid 6 5 9 ±0 -

A very very strong counter poke that forces stagger on CH. Because it is +0 on block as well, it's very good in pressure to either dash back in, or set up a tick throw. Can even gatling into 5K for even more + frames. Her 2S has a very long cancel window as well, allowing you to delay any followups. Using this normal in some matchups is key to forcing your opponent to stay honest with their pressure and to lay off greedy attempts to get back in.

  • Staggers on CH, if opponent isn't ready to mash out of it you can dash up and get a full combo.

2H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
28,20 Mid 11 8(6)4 13 ±0 -

Jam's 2H is a surprisingly deep normal that requires a lot to cover. While its use as a combo tool is obvious, setting up juggles and dragging your opponent in closer, its use in pressure is more as a knowledge check of your opponent, and has a wide variety of options to elevate the mental stack on your opponent, leading to you opening them up.

The second hit of this normal vacuums the opponent closer to Jam. This is important as it will drag them out of the corner/close enough so 2D will always hit. Both hits can be cancelled at any time, which is important as your opponents understand the normal better along with what mixup you are trying to do. On block, the move is +0, but due to the vacuum, your opponent may be sucked into their throw range. Due to throw protection, they can throw you before you are able to throw them, meaning IBing the second hit and throwing Jam is a punish. In order to stop this, you must cancel the second hit to 2D, in order to catch your opponent attempting to throw. Cancelling the first hit to 2D is also possible to confound your opponent's IB timing.

If your opponent is not Instant Blocking, or is conditioned to expect the sweep after, letting both hits of 2H go and rebuying pressure with a fast normal such as 5K is very effective. However, this is risky, as a stronger opponent will always be looking for this sort of trick.

If your opponent is overly focusing on IBing the second hit, it is possible to cancel the first hit into 546 to whiff the parry animation, then throw your opponent. This has roughly the same startup as Jam's 5D, without a large orange glow, so it can be hard to react to.

  • If the first hit is IB'd, there's a one frame gap in the blockstun before the next hit, opening the possibility for the opponent to reversal, blitz, backdash or throw if they're close enough. Mix up your blockstrings to ensure they're not confident enough to do this.

2D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
28 Low 6 4 16 -6 4-9 Low Profile

Jam is blessed with one of the best sweeps in the game, with a very large and powerful hitbox that comes out in a blisteringly fast 6F. In addition, her 2D is jump cancellable, allowing her to throw it out into a blocking opponent as a poke, then retreat to a safer range with minimal risk. Because this move has limited cancel options however, you want to avoid using this move in blockstrings if you are able. 2D to 236S~K can be a frame trap on normal block, but this is your only way to prevent people from stuffing an attempt at restarting pressure after this normal. Despite this, it's incredibly powerful and useful as abare or just as a poke in neutral.

  • Converting from a random 2D hit to Breath of Asanagi is imperative to Jam play.
  • 2D can also set up OTG hits or safejumps if she's already charged a card.

j.P

j.K

j.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
28 High/Air 5 5 9 - -

Amazing air normal. Beats most jump-ins if done early enough. Can keep teching opponents high in the air and continually punish them for teching and trying to come down with buttons.

  • Her only air-normal that's jump-cancellable making it essential for combos.
  • Launches opponent upwards on hit.
  • Forces untech time. If done late enough from an IAD (such as after j.P j.P j.K j.S), it can set up juggles to 546{K.
  • The forced untech time also means j.S 214K is a true combo in most strings.
  • Good airthrow OS normal.

j.H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
35 High/Air 5 10 16 - -

Stupid fast j.H. Due to the fast startup and hitbox that essentially turns Jam INTO a hitbox, teching forward out of combos and using this normal can punish many drops. Hits all around Jam so can also be used for crossups, however due to the low attack level this can be IB'd and punished with a throw. Jam should be ready to special cancel if the move is blocked. Can generally do well in air-to-air situations, however it is fully in CH state during recovery, making it risky to whiff.

  • Any kind of movement altering options (IAD YRC / Ryuujin YRC) into jH is an easy way to skip neutral.
  • On CH-hit it's possible to land, jump and followup with an air combo if you were close enough to the ground when it hit.

j.D

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
0,20,31 Ground Throw: 70000 1 1 - +18 -

Strong grab that leads to combos. Jam is a very scary rushdown character, so having a strong throw is huge.

When the grab input is Jam's 6H, Jam gains extra throw range from the attack moving her forward. This fact combined with her fast and + on block normals, and her quick run speed, make Jam one of the best grapplers in the game. However, her throw requires resources to get a knockdown from, so she is not easily able to chain throws back to back.

With resources, RRCing the first hit of her throw can easily lead to taking away nearly half of your opponent's lifebar, as well as giving you the opportunity to charge a card, making it incredibly scary once Jam has 50 meter.

Air Throw

Dead Angle Attack

Blitz Attack

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Uncharged 50 Mid (15-48)+13 3 20 -2 1~Button release: Blitz
Max Charge 50 Mid 50+13 3 20 +5 1~50: Blitz

While using the Blitz Attacks is always a risk, Jam gets relatively decent reward from them. A CH Partial Charge or hitting with a Max Charge blitz attack allows Jam to quickly execute a Breath of Asanagi to charge a card, then followup with a combo while the opponent is still in crumple state. Hitting a Partial Charge near the corner also allows Jam to followup with a combo that leads to good knockdown for her, while hitting one midscreen gives the time and space to MAX charge a card.

Special Moves

  • Data in [ ] indicates when used as a followup

Hochifu

546

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Hochifu
546
- - 1 - 24 - 1-8F Catch

Inputting 546 will put Jam into a parry stance. During the first 8 frames of the stance, Jam will automatically parry and block all incoming mid and overhead attacks. Jam will still be hit by lows, and can still be thrown while in this stance. This stance can even be special canceled into, allowing Jam to bait bursts and dead angles in the middle of her pressure! However, Hochifu has different properties depending on if it is done in neutral, or cancelled into.

If done in neutral, after the 8F of "catch", Jam is able to cancel the stance into crouching or Faultless Defense. This allows Jam to quickly parry, then immediately block if no catch is done, leaving her only vulnerable to lows for 8F during the Hochifu stance. If special cancelled into, Jam cannot cancel the stance early, requiring her to fully recover for 24F. If Jam successfully parries an attack, she is able to cancel regardless.

If Jam parries an attack, Jam can act again after 7F, while her opponent is locked into hitstop for 9F, meaning Jam always gets to act before the opponent during a successful parry. Jam can perform the following actions from a successful parry:

  • Zekkei, 546P. This can be done with or without a successful parry.
  • Another parry, 546
  • Blocking or FDing
  • Forward dash
  • Backdash
  • YRC
  • Bakushuu, 236S
  • Any of Jam's supers.

A final important note is that 546 is within CH state during the first 8F. If Jam is hit by a low during this time, she will be CH. It is also ill-advised to overuse Hochifu against projectile okizeme, as Jam will be locked into the stance from interacting with the projectile, while the opponent can still act. If an opponent hits Jam low during this time, she will be CH by the low.

Zekkei

546P

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Zekkei
546P
40 Mid 4 6 30 -17 -

Jam's primary followup to 546 can be done 10f after entering the Hochifu stance, or immediately upon a successful parry. Because of the fast startup, and the fact Jam generally acts before the opponent on a successful parry, this move is very hard to bait after a successful parry, and on Counter Hit, this attack has increased hitstop, staggers, and is untechable until reaching the ground if it hits an airborne opponent.

It should be noted that the hitbox is quite small, and the move is very unsafe on block. If the opponent is attacking from out of range, it can be better to cancel to Jam's other options from a successful parry such as dash or YRC.

Goushao

546P > P

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Goushao
546P > P
35 Mid 15 6 24 -11 -

Goushao is the canned followup to Zekkei after you press the punch button. Generally, this is used as a combo ender, as it sends the opponent flying and knocks down. If done midscreen, this gives Jam lots of screen real estate, an opportunity to charge a card, or to run the opponent down. If the opponent is already cornered, Jam is not able to charge a card in time, but she can use the move to set up a safejump on her opponent.

Goushao is very negative on hit, but not as bad as Zekkei, however it is full CH state recovery. It's very bad to throw Jam's parry followups into a blocking opponent, so be ready to RRC if it happens.

Dowanga

546P > K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Dowanga
546P > K
25 Mid 27 2 20 -3 27-36F Foot

Dowanga is the slower, but more rewarding followup from Zekkei. This move launches the opponent high into the sky, allowing Jam to followup with a devastating combo. Due to the immense startup of the move, Zekkei does not naturally combo into Dowanga without either a Counter Hit, or hitting later in the active frames of Zekkei. While landing a CH with Zekkei can happen naturally from a parry, using Dowanga mid-combo requires some setup.

By juggling your opponent in a way to get them high enough that they fall into Zekkei, Jam can combo into Dowanga even without a CH. These combos are commonly referred to as "46PK" combos for short. Launching your opponent in this way requires some knowledge of their hurtbox and weight, and managing that height in order to ensure the opponent is hit by the later active frames of Zekkei. When performed consistently however, these combos open up huge amounts of damage for Jam, often not requiring any resources.

Youeikyaku

j.2K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
16, 10*4 High/Air 10 Until Landing 6 After Landing +8 -

Jam's Youeikyaku is a sharply-angled dive kick that can be done from an incredibly low height. Always hits overhead, regardless of spacing, so can be used for instant overhead situations. While the move is quite advantageous on block, on hit, Jam automatically converts to doing multiple bicycle kicks on her way down. These followup kicks can actually offer less frame advantage than blocking it. When using the move, it's important to attempt to space out the hit so you don't land while directly adjacent to the opponent. Landing too close to the opponent can lead to you being punished by a throw for hitting them. Jump cancelling into this move from her normals usually offers better spacing.

Because it is a special move, all of Jam's air normals can cancel into it. This can also be used to punish an opponent who is eager to IB your air normals and throw you upon landing. It can also be used to return to the ground quicker after hitting an opponent air-to-air. Finally, this special move stops all of Jam's air momentum, which means that when used in tandem with YRC, you can bait out your opponent's anti-air and beat them with a falling air normal.

Bakushuu

236S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Bakushuu
236S
- - - - Total: 46 - 10-23F Super Low Profile
24-31F Above Knees

Jam's Bakushuu is her command dash special, from which any of her 4 followups can be done at any point after the initial 9F of the dash. This special move is used in tandem with her very fast IAD to continue or repressure opponents after blocking one of Jam's grounded strings. However, due to the large startup on these moves, it can be interrupted.

Bakushuu enters low profile state after 10F, which can be used to avoid projectiles such as Stun Edge or Venom's pool balls. Despite this, Bakushuu is very committal, as Jam can't cancel the stance early safely without YRC. That said, it's very rare to use Bakushuu without using one of the followups.

Mawarikomi

236S > P

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Mawarikomi
236S > P
- - - - Total: 25 - 1-End Low Profile

Mawarikomi is executed when the Punch button is pressed during Jam's Bakushuu stance. Jam immediately gains a super low profile hurtbox, only able to really be hit by sweeps or throws, and can pass through the opponent onto their other side. This move is generally either used to avoid projectiles or pokes in neutral and work your way in, or as a feint in pressure to lead to a throw.

An important note is that unlike Bakushuu, Jam is NOT in Counter Hit state for the duration of this move. If you are able to recognize that you're about to be CH out of Bakushuu, it can be worth it to cancel to Mawarikomi to save yourself from a bigger punish.

Hamonkyaku

236S > K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Hamonkyaku
236S > K
30 Low 8 6 23 -15 8-28F Above Knees

Hamonkyaku is a weak but important part of Jam's game plan, as well as being a mixup tool in it's own right. A fast hitting low out of Bakushuu, executing the fastest possible Hamonkyaku leads to it having roughly 15F of startup. This make it an airtight followup to Jam's 6H, and becomes a frame trap from 2D on normal block. Hamonkyaku can be used to discourage mashing out of Jam's Bakushuu followup during her pressure, and even sets the opponent into a fairly long stagger state on regular or Counter hit.

While using Hamonkyaku like this may seem risky, being a whopping -15 on block, this move is also special cancellable at any time to Jam's Ryuujin, Gekirin, or Kenroukaku. Using these followups, either on their own or in conjunction with YRC, can force the opponent to hesitate and allow Jam to recover safely.

In addition, because the move can even be special cancelled during the startup frames, Jam is able to seemingly cancel directly from Bakushuu into Ryuujin, Gekirin, or Kenroukaku. The most common of these uses is known as Karageki, or cancelling the startup of 236S > K to 214K. The input for this is 236S214KK. This will quickly cancel from Jam's Bakushuu to her overhead, Gekirin. Using Karageki is a powerful mixup tool in Jam's arsenal.

Hyappo Shinshou

236S > S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Hyappo Shinshou
236S > S
50 Mid 17 3 15 +1 1-16F Upper Body

Pressing the Slash button during Bakushuu will execute Hyappo Shinshou, otherwise known as "Puffball". One of Jam's more iconic specials, Hyappo Shinshou is much slower than Hamonkyaku, but is +1 on block, allowing Jam to retake pressure after it is blocked by an opponent. While it has a total of roughly 26F startup when including Bakushuu, opponents are deincentivized to press buttons against it due to the upper body invulnerability it has on startup, and the massive ground tumble state it forces on Counter Hit.

The upper body invul and large hitbox means this move can also be used as a situational anti-air, especially if done early to call out an opponent air dashing. Due to the tumble on Counter Hit, Jam is almost always given a corner combo, and sets up for high damage even with the large initial hit proration on the move. In addition, you can combo into this move against most of the cast after launching them with 546PK, granting you a large amount of corner carry and a knockdown.

In Rev2, Jam is able to cancel Hyappo Shinshou to Senri Shinshou by pressing the H button after the opponent is hit or blocks Hyappo Shinshou. While this leads to knockdown in a combo, in pressure this is fairly unreliable as it is a relatively large gap between the two hits that can easily be mashed out of.

Senri Shinshou

236S > H or 236S > S > H

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Senri Shinshou
236S > H
50 [44] Mid 23 [28] 1 [3] 13 +5 [+3] 1-23F Upper Body
[1-9F Upper Body]
[22-28F Upper Body]
Senri Shinshou (Followup)
236S > S > H
40 Mid 28 1 13 +3 1-27F Upper Body

Senri Shinshou is Jam's Heavy Slash followup to Bakushu or Hyappo Shinshou. When done from Bakushuu, Jam will initiate one of two versions depending on how close she is to the opponent. If she is far away, she will dash twice and up to the opponent before attacking. If she is close, she will dash through the opponent and attack from their reverse side. The crossup version has frame data information enclosed in brackets.

All versions of Senri Shinshou have much more startup than Hyappo Shinshou, but are much safer on block, giving Jam even greater opportunities to repressure her opponent. Additionally, the upper body invul and limited tracking make it a situational anti-air against IADs, especially when Jam is cornered. On Counter Hit, it forces wallstick if done close enough to the corner.

Generally, this move can be used to punish very defensive or passive opponents in blockstrings, who are too afraid of Hyappo Shinshou to press buttons, and would rather block Jam until she is forced to IAD back in.

As of Rev2, Jam also gained the ability to cancel Hyappo Shinshou into Senri Shinshou. The frame data is similar to the crossup version, but Jam will never crossup when this is executed. Because of the large gap between hits, it's possible to hit Jam with a low or throw her in between the moves, or backdash the low active frames of Senri Shinshou. This version can cause knockdown from an air hit however, making it important to use after launching with 546PK.

Asanagi no Kokyuu

22K/S/H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
- - - - Total: 56~77 - -

Jam's essential special move that builds her Ki and strengthens one of her 3 other special moves. Commonly referred to as "charging cards" due to the icon that appears. When executed, Jam spins her arms and focuses her ki, gaining a card on frame 41. If the button is held, Jam will continue to animate, and the card will become a MAX card on frame 66. During this time, Jam is NOT in Counter Hit state. Due to the long animation, this is typically your go-to after knocking down an opponent with 2D or 6H. If your opponent is retreating from you, or expecting you to run at them, "stealing" a charge in neutral can be very worthwhile.

Which card you want to charge depends on both character and player matchup. In general, 22S to charge Gekirin, her 214K is the most useful as it opens up both mixups and combo enders. 22K can also be used in some matchups to charge Ryuujin, 236K to offer bigger damage output and a fearsome reversal. 22H is more situational, as while it does make 623K Kenroukaku a true DP with invul, it is more limited to being used as a mixup tool.

  • 22K charges Ryuujin, 22S charges Gekirin and 22H charges Kenroukaku.
  • Jam gains card before it recovers, meaning you can get hit out of it and still get card. This also means you can get card and YRC it to recover faster.
  • The MAX version can also be obtained by charging 3 of the same type of card, instead of holding the button down.

Ryuujin

236K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 55 Mid 17 6 30 + 11 After Landing -28 -
Card 80 Mid 16 24 14 + 11 After Landing -30 10-17F Strike
MAX 110 Mid 16 24 14 + 11 After Landing -30 10-17F Strike

This is why you play Jam. Perhaps her most iconic move, Jam's Ryuujin is a powerful, hard-hitting flying kick. When done from the ground, the move is air unblockable, but takes extra time to get started. With cards behind it, the move gains some invul from frames 10-17F during startup, which can plow through projectiles if timed well. On counter hit, the MAX version even wallsticks for a disgustingly long period of time, allowing Jam to followup with an incredibly powerful combo.

In general, the grounded version of Ryuujin will mostly see use as a combo tool, as it is very risky to throw out in neutral.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Ryuujin and into Ryuujin with Gekirin and Kenroukaku. When this move is canceled into from Gekirin, Kenroukaku, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit.

Gekirin

214K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 35 [16] High/Air 19 [17] 13 3+10 After Landing
[Until Landing + 10]
-13 -
Card 28*3 [22*3] High/Air 18 [12] 3,4,6 4+10 After Landing
[Until Landing + 10]
-6 -
MAX 55 [45] High/Air 18 [12] 13 Until Landing + 5 -1 4-Onward Lower Body

Jam's overhead kick that actually hits overhead. When done raw, Gekirin is fairly slow, easy to block, and relatively unsafe on block. Where this move shines is as a followup attack to Hamonkyaku.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Gekirin and into Gekirin with Ryuujin and Kenroukaku. When this move is canceled into from Ryuujin, Kenroukaku, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit. See the values in brackets for further details.

Because Hamonkyaku can be cancelled during the startup frames, performing a Karageki (236S214KK) allows Jam to do a much faster and much safer overhead during her pressure. When charged, Gekirin gains multiple hits that make it much harder to punish on block, and when MAX charged, the landing recovery and startup are both greatly reduced, making Karageki with a MAX card a 15f safe on block overhead. All versions of Karageki lead to a large combo as they float the opponent into the air on hit, setting up for a juggle nicely.

Kenroukaku

623K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 11*4 Mid 7 4(1)4(1)2(2)1(1)9 20 + 6 After Landing -37 1-6F All
Card 11*6 Mid 7 2,2(1)4(1)2(2)1(1)9 26 + 6 After Landing -38 1-13F All
MAX 11*6,30 Mid 7 3(1)2(1)3(1)4(2)3(1)4(2)2(2)1(1)9 20 -41 1-13F All

Jam's Kenroukaku is a false DP, in that the invul does not reach the active frames. In addition, the move can easily be low-profiled, causing Jam to whiff entirely versus some meaty lows. Despite this, the move can still be used sparingly as a reversal, as on CH it will force knockdown, and this move has enough invul to trade with many attacks. In addition, assuming the move makes contact, Jam is able to cancel to Ryuujin or Gekirin to be safer on block or escape.

The carded version and MAX version gain invul through the active frames, turning it into a true DP, something that can catch an opponent off-guard if they're not used to dealing with Jam having a reversal DP. The MAX version even recovers in the air, allowing Jam to perform a falling air normal to make herself safer against blocked reversal attempts.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Kenroukaku and into Kenroukaku with Gekirin and Ryuujin. When this move is canceled into from Gekirin, Ryuujin, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit.

  • As with other DP's in the game you can not YRC/PRC this move.

Air Ryuujin

j.236K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 50 [28] All 8 4 Until Landing + 11 - -
Card 75 [65] All 8 22 Until Landing + 11 - 1-8F Strke
[1-8F Strike]
MAX 110 [100] All 8 22 Until Landing + 11 - 1F-End Strike

Generally used as a combo tool if done without cards. Can combo into and out of Gekirin and Kenroukaku in order to bring your opponent closer to the corner. Do NOT end an air combo with Ryuujin however, as you'll likely be punished by a teching opponent before you even touch the ground.

When backed up with a card or a MAX charge, Air Ryuujin gains invul on frame 1 until the first active frame. This makes it a powerful horizontal DP if there is a gap in pressure large enough to jump out of. In early versions of Rev1, MAX Ryuujin was bugged to be fully invul through the move, but this was fixed in Rev2, and it now has invul more in line with charged Ryuujin.

All of Jam's airborne kick specials can be done during an air dash to modify their momentum and change the way they act. When Ryuujin is done during an airdash, it becomes fairly useless, being a slow, plodding kick that slowly descends.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Ryuujin and into Ryuujin with Gekirin and Kenroukaku. When this move is canceled into from Gekirin, Kenroukaku, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit. See the values in brackets for further details.

Air Gekirin

j.214K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 30 [16] High/Air 16 [17] 13 Until Landing + 10 - -
Card 24 [22*3] High/Air 15 [12] 13
[3,4,6]
Until Landing + 10 - -
MAX 50 [45] High/Air 15 [12] 13 Until Landing + 5 - -

Gekirin when performed in the air normally can be considered Jam's standard air combo ender. It returns Jam to the ground quickly and sets up the opponent to tech high in the air, letting Jam threaten and pressure with her upward hitboxes such as j.S or 236S > S. j.S also combos directly to Gekirin on most air hits, letting Jam route into an air tech situation.

When carded, charged Gekirin not only will force knockdown, Jam returns to the ground fast enough to safely re-charge a card with 22S and still get Okizeme. Alternatively, she can pick up the opponent before they hit the ground with a 2S and combo into a super or a knockdown with 546PP for more damage. Max Gekirin causes even more float on hit, letting Jam combo to 236S > S after, giving her even higher damage opportunities and still letting her re-card.

All of Jam's airborne kick specials can be done during an air dash to modify their momentum and change the way they act. Airdash Gekirin is one of the more useful specials, as it halts all vertical momentum and Jam drops straight down while executing the move. This angle coupled with the strong hitbox makes for a very fast and very hard to beat overhead, that is relatively safe on block. It can also be spaced to hit as a crossup on the opponent, however this makes it much more punishable on block. On hit, it bounces the opponent in the air and gives Jam a chance to juggle the opponent. It should be noted however, that if Jam has a card or MAX card charged, the window to execute Gekirin during the airdash becomes much tighter.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Gekirin and into Gekirin with Ryuujin and Kenroukaku. When this move is canceled into from Ryuujin, Kenroukaku, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit. See the values in brackets for further details.

Air Kenroukaku

j.623K

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Normal 12*3 [8*3] All 5 4(1)4(1)2(2)1(1)9 Until Landing + 6
[Until Landing + 12]
- 1-4F All
Card 9*6 [8*6] All 5 2,2(1)4(1)2(2)1(1)9 20 - 1-11F All
MAX 9*6,30
[8*6,30]
All 5 3(1)2(1)3(1)4(2)3(1)4(2)2(2)1(1)9 20 - 1-11F All

Generally just done as a combo tool to knock the opponent higher in the air or deal more damage through heavy scaling from a throw starter or guts. One of the few DPs in Guilty Gear that is throw invul in the air as well, meaning you can use it to hit opponents trying to IB and airthrow you if you're really nutty.

Charged and MAX Kenroukaku gain enough untech time to knock the opponent down, but generally don't offer the time for Jam to land and re-charge. However, MAX Kenroukaku refreshes Jam's air movement options after being used, and recovers in the air, allowing you to airdash or double jump and continue a combo afterward. Due to the refresh, this allows Jam to airdash twice in one jump!

All of Jam's airborne kick specials can be done during an air dash to modify their momentum and change the way they act. When Kenroukaku is done during an airdash, Jam loses all vertical momentum and instead falls slowly while kicking and lauching upwards. Because the move hits all around Jam and is completely invincible, this is a strong option to crossup an opponent and cannot be airthrown, and will even beat most reversals. However, reward is minimal unless Jam has used 22H previously to charge a card, which gives enough untech time for Jam to land and combo.

As with all of Jam's kick specials, Jam can chain from Kenroukaku and into Kenroukaku with Gekirin and Ryuujin. When this move is canceled into from Gekirin, Ryuujin, or Hamonkyaku, it starts up faster, deals a bit less damage, and floats the opponent higher on hit. See the values in brackets for further details.

Overdrives

Choukyaku Hou'Oushou

632146S (632146D)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
20,7*16,40,80
[25,8*16,50,100]
Mid 7+Flash 123+0
[6+Flash 123+0]
20 27 -29 1-10 Strike
[1-10 All]

Jam's cinematic super is also the one you'll likely see the least use of. While it's strike invul through startup, it's relatively slower startup time makes it easily safejumped and has a long period of recovery on block. However, Jam rushes forward before attacking, making it harder to whiff compared to her other reversal options. Note that it is ONLY strike invul, meaning your opponent can throw you out of it still.

When done in longer combos, the Burst version can offer better utility due to the multiple hits and higher minimum damage from a Burst super.

Bao Saishinshou

236236H

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
Bao Saishinshou
236236H
60 Mid 1+4 6 36 -23 1-7 Strike
Kaorinkuen
236236H > P
70 [70, 60] Mid 61 Until Wall Until Landing + 41
Until Landing + 23
Until Landing + 50
- 1F onwards airborne

Jam's other reversal super finds more use as a combo ender. While it is much faster than Chokyaku Ho'oushou in startup, the range is very small, making it easier to whiff. However, Bao Saishinshou and Kaorinkuen have a minimum damage scaling of a whopping 50%, along with a high base damage, which results in the ability to tack on massive amounts of damage to the end of most combos.

Bao Saishinshou launches the opponent high into the air, and sets up Jam to follow up with Kaorinkuen. If Bao Saishinshou is blocked or whiffed, Jam can RC it, but on hit, Jam becomes completely invincible until she recovers.

Pressing Punch after Bao launches the opponent will start Jam's Kaorinkuen followup. Depending on the timing of the followup, Jam will have one of 3 results:

  • Hitting the opponent with a glancing blow, or a normal hit. This only hits your opponent once and drops them straight down. Jam recovers the fastest from this version and can still do some okizeme.
  • Hitting the opponent with a clean hit. This hits your opponent twice, adding a second hit with extreme zoom-in and hitstop. This drops your opponent slightly forward, pulling them out of the corner if they were there already. Jam recovers slower during this than a normal hit, giving her weaker okizeme, but the damage is much higher.
  • Whiffing the opponent outright. If this happens, Jam will do no damage and splat herself into the wall. Jam can RRC as soon as she hits the wall to make herself safe. If the whiff is early, Jam can recover in time to avoid a counter attack, but if the whiff is late, Jam will be almost guaranteed to eat a huge punish.

As of Rev2, the opponent's weight and gravity scaling affect the launch of Bao Saishinshou to a much lesser extent. Practice timing the followup attack in training mode by using the animation of the flame aura around her or listen for sound cues for consistent clean hits.

Renhoukyaku

632146H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
16*13 All 20+1 48 11 +3 1-5 Throw
6-23 All

Renhoukyaku may not be as flashy as Jam's other supers, but the utility more than makes up for it. Jam is completely throw invul through the startup and gains a large window of strike invul after 5F, making this tool a strong option as either a stop-sign in neutral, or done over a waking up opponent to bait and punish their reversal options. It is also the only source of Jam's projectile YRC okizeme, as you can YRC post-flash and use the FX of the super to hide a high/low mixup behind.

On hit, Jam can followup in the corner with a 5P and combo to knockdown by routing to 546P > P. On block, Jam is +3, but many opponents will mash IB against this super.

Because of the multiple hits, it can be used to chip out low HP opponents or hit OTG to secure a kill.

  • Has throw invulnerability for frames 1-5 and complete invulnerability for frames 6-23.
  • You can YRC before superflash for 1-5 throw invu + 6-20f all invul for 25 meter.
  • Can be YRC'd AFTER the startup as well either on hit or block letting you either confirm the combo or go in for a free mixup. The projectile almost hides her 5D behind this.

Instant Kill

Gasenkotsu

During IK Mode: 236236H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hitbox, 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.
DESTROY All 9+12
[5+12]
4 36 -23 3-24F All
[2-20F All]

  • [ ] Indicates when match point for you, opponent in Hell Fire state, and you have 50% Tension
  • IK Mode Activation: 62F [5F+5F]
  • Uses the animation of her Goushao.
  • Good hitbox for IK standards.

Jam has a fairly practical IK in her ability to build stun on the opponent through CH Hyappo Shinshou and CH Senri Shinshou, as well as several opportunities to combo into Gold IK with CH puffballs, CH MAX Ryuujin, or hitting the opponent with MAX Gekirin or 5D. Jam can also use her Parry and Zekkei to RRC and combo into Gold IK from the stagger state.

That said, if you have 50-100 meter and your opponent is in the Hellfire state, you can probably just combo into Bao Saishinshou and win the match that way.

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