P4AU/Labrys

From Dustloop Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Labrys
P4U Labrys Portrait.png

Health: 9,500

Combo Rate: 60%

Persona Cards: 3

Backdash Time: 21

Backdash Invincibility: 1-6

Movement Options: 1 Double Jump/Airdash, Dash type: Run

  • All Jumps have 3F prejump, can not input any commands for the first 2 airborne frames, and have blocking disabled for the first 5 airborne frames
  • All air backdashes are invincible 1-5F
Play-style
Offensive Rushdown/Momentum/Power-Up

Introduction

P-1 Climax Nickname: " Yasogami's Steel Council President"
Persona: Ariadne
Arcana: Wheel of Fortune
Backstory:
Labrys is an Anti-Shadow Supression Weapon developed by the Kirijo Group. She is of the 5th generation, which makes her Aigis's (7th Generation) predecessor/older sister. While she is an artificial being, due to her Plume of Dusk, she acquired her own train of thought or emotions which developed her personality much quicker. Another unique trait she held was that she had a Kansai-ben (Boston in the English dub) accent. Not wanting to kill her "sisters" (other units) anymore, she attempts to escape the Kirijo Group, but fails. She ends up in the Midnight Channel, where she is the Student Council President of a false Yasogami High School, which was created based off her desire to become a normal girl. However, she forgets the events of her time with the Kirijo Group and a promise she made to a dear friend.

After running into Elizabeth, who tells her of her truth about her past and who she really is, Labrys is haunted by her words and refuses to believe it, which produces Labrys' shadow self. Remembering the promise she made with her friend, she comes to terms with what she really is and accepts her shadow, receiving her persona, Ariadne.

In Ultimax, Labrys returns as a member of the Shadow Operatives to help deal with the new crisis.

Strengths/Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Massive normals to poke with in neutral
  • Posseses a plethora of mixup and pressure tools
  • Red axe can lead to very high damage
  • Is not overly reliant on her Persona
  • Has trouble against heavy pressure and zoning. Relies heavily on being able to block effectively
  • Requires momentum to get any real damage
  • No meterless reversal


Special Gauge - Axe Icon

Basics

Labrys has a special axe icon above her SP Gauge which changes in level depending on how often you attack with moves that utilize Labrys's massive axe (this includes blocked or whiffed attacks). However, it will slowly decrease if you don't attack and decreases even more if you get hit or do not attack with a move that swings the axe. The levels are broken down into the following colors with 1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest:

  1. No Color (Gray)
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Yellow
  5. Red

The higher the level of the Axe Gauge is, the more damage she does. Once you reach her red axe level, she gains the following special properties in addition to extra damage:

  • Added Hitstun
  • All Counter Hits by attacks that increase the Axe Gauge become Fatal Counters

Under Red Axe, Labrys also does significant chip damage with her axe normals and Skills, such as Guillotine Axe.

P4Arena axeIcon.png
Management

Before we go into how you should manage Labrys's axe level, let's go over how her levels increase and decrease and other factors to note when playing as Labrys.

  • At the start of each match, the axe gauge starts at level 3 (Green).
  • At the end of each round, her current axe level will carry over.
  • The higher the level of your axe gauge, the faster your gauge will decrease, so it can take 7 seconds for the gauge to fall from level 4 to level 3; however, it will only take 4 seconds for the gauge to fall from level 5 to level 4.
  • The axe gauge will always drift to a level 2 (blue) status so if you are at gray or blue the axe will drift up despite Labrys being idle, whereas as yellow or red it will drift down to green.
  • Using certain special moves will build the gauge faster then normal moves such as Guillotine Axe.

Knowing this, though, don't keep yourself focused on getting to the red axe status, instead just look for ways to get in on your opponent first and know your proper BnBs after getting that first hit in. After that first hit happens you'll probably automatically be at least a yellow axe status and then assuming you finished that combo with a proper ender to knockdown the opponent you can set up one of Labrys's various okizeme tools, not only for your mix up but for the additional axe swings made when capitalizing on the mix up, which should push you up to red axe. At this point, it's merely keeping up that momentum and finishing the job with Beast. If your opponent blocks your mix up and pushes you back, don't fret about the axe level declining as it can be increased back up just as fast.

External References


Normal Attacks

5A (Normal)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
5A 120/160/200/220/240 All 7 3 19 -7 Body
5AA 240/320/400/440/480 All 11 3 20 -6 Body
5AAA 600/800/1000/1100/1200 All 12 2(6)3(10)6 30 -19 Body

Labrys 5A is slow, has short range and doesn't chain into 2A like many other 2As but it has a good amount of hitstun, especially at higher axe levels, and a good hitbox that allows it to be used against both grounded and airborne opponents.

5AAA has great corner carry, on both hit and block, while keeping Labrys close to her opponent.

5A (Shadow)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
5A 120/160/200/220/240 All 7 3 19 -7 Body
5AA 240/320/400/440/480 All 13 3 15 -1 Body
5AAA 600/800/1000/1100/1200 All 22 4 23 -8 Body

5B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
No Charge 600/800/1000/1100/1200 All 15 2 25 -8 Body
Half Charge 900/1200/1500/1650/1800 All 36-87 2 35 -11 Body
Full Charge 900/1200/1500/1650/1800 All 120 2 25 -- Body

  • Dash cancel is -3 on block
  • Backdash cancel is -2 on block
  • Good all around tool for Labrys

Although it has a slow startup, 5B is a good ground poke when well spaced. In pressure, 5B has several follow up options such as dash and hop cancels as well as chaining into stuff such as 2C, Sweep or Chain Knuckle that make it very useful for varying your pressure.


  • Dash Cancel is +4 on block
  • Backdash cancel is +5 on block
  • Causes sliding knockback on hit

The half charged version is mostly useful for combos. The sliding knockback can combo into chain knuckle midscreen and gives you lots of time to do other things when you're in the corner. It's also good to use in pressure sometimes followed by the forward dash cancel so you can take advantage of being +4 to reset pressure.


The fully charged version is unblockable. However, due to the long startup and being able to react to the flash that occurs when you're performing an unblockable, the fully charged version doesn't currently have any practical uses.

2A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
160 L 7 2 14 -1 Leg

  • Chains into itself up to 3 times

Standard crouching jab. It's range is short though. During pressure, 2A is good for stagger pressure and tick throws. When on the receiving end of pressure, 2A can be good for mashing out of gaps in pressure big enough to fit in a 2A if the opponent is close enough.

2B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
No Charge 480/640/800/880/960 All 17 4 26 -11 Body
Half Charge 720/960/1200/1320/1440 All 38-93 4 34 -14 Body
Full Charge 720/920/1200/1320/1440 All 120 4 34 -- Body

  • Good Anti-Air

A great anti-air due to its wide hitbox. The head invuln is slow to kick however so it's best used to deal with jump in attempts in neutral than it is dealing with jump attacks during pressure

The fully charged version is unblockable. However, due to the long startup and being able to react to the flash that occurs when you're performing an unblockable, the fully charged version doesn't currently have any practical uses.

j.A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
300 HA 11 4 6 - Head

j.B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
360/480/600/660/720 HA 15 4 14 - Head

One of, if not Labrys' best, poke. It has a wide hitbox and is good for both jump ins and air to airs. Like most jump attacks, predictable j.Bs do lose to 2B Anti-Airs but so long as you aren't being predictable, you'll find this normal to be one of your most valuable tools.

j.2B and j.BB

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
j.2B 480/640/800/880/960 All 18 5 25 - Head
j.BB 480/640/800/880/960 All 13 6 22 - Head

  • Causes wall bounce

Labrys' new air command normal that mimics j.BB. At Red Axe, j.2B is good in midscreen combos to allow for great corner carry. It can also be good in pressure from a hop cancel to reset pressure, when used sparingly.

j.BB is good in corner combos, where it's easy to make the most use of the wall bounce to get more damage out of your combos.

All Out Attack

A+B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
180/240/300/330/360 H 27 4 32 -17 Body

Standard all out attack. Has good range compared to most other AoAs but like all AoAs, the startup is slow enough to block high on reaction and it is very punishable on block unless you OMC. Best used very sparingly.

Sweep

2A+B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
600/800/1000/1100/1200 L 15 3 20 -6 Leg

  • Common combo ender for oki routes

Usually used to end combos at lower axe levels so that you can go for Weaver Arts: Sword oki and keep building your momentum/axe gauge level. Labrys sweep can also be good for beating pokes because of the general buff to sweeps in Ultimax that gave them chest invuln, which goes well with the fact that Labrys' sweep slides her forward.


Persona Attacks

5C Persona Required

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
300*1,150*3 All 31 4.4,6.6 16 -3 Projectile

  • Good neutral tool

Slow startup but 5C covers a lot of ground space and pulls the opponent in towards Labrys on its way back, making it a good ground poke if you can get it out.

5D Persona Required

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
5D 300*2 All 38 16 53 +5 Projectile
5D~D 200*5 All 19 - - - Projectile

2C Persona Required

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
500,250*2 All 28 2.2,14 14 -2 Projectile

  • Dash cancel is +1 on block

Mostly used in corner combos. It's also sometimes used in pressure due to it being dash cancelable, allowing you to go for a pressure reset. The startup of 2C is slow though, leaving an opportunity for opponents to mash or jump out of pressure. Be sure to vary your pressure to make it harder for opponents to deal with on reaction.

j.C Persona Required

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
300,150*3 All 13 6,6,6 33 - Projectile

  • Has a vacuum effect on airborne opponents

Mostly just used in air combos. The vacuum effect makes it very good to pull opponents in for the typical air Guillotine Axe ender.

j.D Persona Required

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
400*3 All 33 - 46 Total - Projectile

Slow startup but once they're out, the gears from j.D cover a good portion of air space and make air movement in this area difficult for the opponent. This can be good against certain characters with a strong air game in neutral.


Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

C+D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
0,840/0,1120/0,1400/0,1540/0,1680 Throw 5 3 19 - Throw

  • Comboable on CH with Red Axe

Good mixup tool when combined with 2A stagger pressure to do 2A tick throws. In general, you can OMC it to convert it into a full combo with 5A. On CH with Red Axe, you can convert it into a combo with 5A. As Labrys fastest ground action, it can be a good defensive option in some instances where her 2A would otherwise be too slow.

Air Throw

j.C+D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
0,900/0,1200/0,1500/0,1650/0,1800 Throw 4 3 19 - Throw

  • Wall bounces in the corner

Similar to her ground throw, Labrys' air throw is her fastest air option, making it good in up close air battles where j.A and j.B are too slow to use. The air throw wall bounces in the corner. At yellow axe and higher, it's possible to get a combo off the wall bounce.

5th Gen Axe Slash

B+D

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
No Charge 540/720/900/990/1080 All 26-85 4 42 -29 Body
Full Charge 540/720/900/990/1080 All 100 4 42 -- Body

  • Wall bounces on CH when not charged, always wall bounces when half charged

Unlike most other furious actions, Labrys furious action has a long startup. Also instead of being invincible, it has a guard point, meaning every time she autoguards an attack, hitstop gets generated and adds on to her startup. For these 2 reasons, it can often be easy for opponents to react to the furious action's startup and cancel whatever they're doing into a DP to counter her, weakening its effectiveness as a reversal. Best used very sparingly, preferably when opponents aren't mashing 2A on your wakeup to fish it out.

On the plus side, the move will cause a wall bounce on counter hit, allowing you to follow it up with a combo unlike other furious actions. The half charge version of this move will always give a wall bounce, making it useful in some combo routes.

Unblockable version of her furious action. Unfortunately due to its long start up and being able to react to the unblockable screen flash, the fully charged version does not have any practical uses currently.

Guard Cancel Attack

6A+B while blocking

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
0 All - - - - -

Based on her 5AAA normal. Slow as Guard Cancels are known to be.


Skill Attacks

Chain Knuckle

236A/B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
A 500 All 20 8 36 -1 Body
B 500 All 24 14 41 -1 Body
SB 500 All 24 8 41 -1 Body
Dash - - - - 30~32 Total - -
Brake - - - - 22 Total - -

  • Forces Fatal Counter on CH

Can be good at controlling space on the ground since both versions cover a good amount of distance and the frame advantage is good on block. However, whiffing a chain knuckle can be very costly so it's best to use it not too often.

A version goes 2/3rds of the screen B version goes just short of reaching fullscreen


Winch Dash is mostly just used to go into the extra attacks. The brake is mostly used when getting a FC combo from chain knuckle so that you can close the gap between you and your opponent and keep the combo going.

Chain Knuckle Extra Attack

Chain Knuckle > A/B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
A 600/800/1000/1100/1200 H 20 10 36 -29 Head
B 480/640/800/880/960 L 13 3 20 -6 Leg
SB 600/800/1000/1100/1200 All 11 4 15 0 Body

The A version and SB extra attacks are mostly used in combos. The B version currently does not get much use since it is not special cancelable like the A version is.

B version hits low, allowing for mixup. A can be cancelled into Guillotine Axe. SB will cross up and go behind oppponent on hit.

Guillotine Axe

214A/B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
A 180,280 (720)
240,384 (960)
300,480 (1200)
330,528 (1300)
360,576 (1320)
All, H 11 5(9)12 20 -5 Body
B 180,480 (1200)
240,640 (1600)
300,800 (2000)
330,880 (2200)
360,960 (2400)
All, H 18 5(9)12 20 0 Body
SB 180,384 (960)
240,512 (1280)
300,640 (1600)
330,704 (1760)
360,768 (1920)
All, H 18 5(9)12 20 0 Body

  • Combo ender on the ground

A version is mostly used to end combos on the ground. Does a good amount of damage and gives the axe gauge a nice boost

B version has longer startup but does more damage. Mostly used at higher axe levels where the added hitstun makes it easier to combo into.

The SB Version is special cancelable and causes a small ground bounce. It's a key move in a few combos designed to increase the axe gauge as close as possible to Red Axe. ( Can cancel into strings to trap opponent mid-combo and lead to corner-carry.)

Guillotine Aerial

j.214 A/B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
A 240,120,600 (800)
320,160,600 (800)
400,200,600 (800)
440,220,600 (800)
480,240,600 (800)
All, H, All 12 2(4)10 45 -13 (-6) Head, Body
B 360,180,600 (800)
480,240,600 (800)
600,300,600 (800)
660,330,600 (800)
720,360,600 (800)
All, H, All 17 3(6)10 40 -8 (-1) Head, Body
SB 300,150,600 (800)
400,200,600 (800)
500,250,600 (800)
550,275,600 (800)
600,300,600 (800)
All, H, All 12 2(4)10 35 -3 (+4) Head, Body

  • Staple air combo ender

Good for ending combos due to its ability to bring the opponent back down to the ground for oki or to be comboed into a Beast super for damage.

On startup, SB version has invulnerabilty. (Could be used for air-to-airs or to armor your way through some atacks)

Weaver's Art: Sword Persona Required

22A/B/C/D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
300(.200) All 81 14 38 Total 15 Projectile

  • Good neutral and oki tool

Weaver's Art: Sword is most commonly used as an oki tool at lower axe levels from a sweep combo ender. B version is optimal after sweep, while A version will be good in corner. If opponent backdashes or jumps back, you could catch with a C strings. If they're liklely to Evasive Action out of the oki, you could catch with A strings, or grab.

SB Version has two different configurations. Using the SB version by inputting A+B will summon the A and C versions of the sword. Using it by inputting C+D will summon the B and D versions of the sword. Both configurations can be good at boxing the opponent in, halting their movements and making it easier for you to close the gap.

Weaver's Art: Orb Persona Required

236C/D

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
C 400 All 46 - 40 Total - Projectile
D 400 All 91 - 40 Total - Projectile
SB 400 All 46 - 35 Total - Projectile

  • Has a dash cancel point early on in the move
  • Good neutral tool for obstructing air movement and approaching
  • Can be used to extend pressure

C version travels at air dash height and is good sometimes to create an obstacle that needs to be maneuvered around


D version falls to the ground and goes across the screen at ground level. It takes a while for the orb to fall to ground level before it starts travelling though. But once it starts travelling across the ground, it's good at covering an approach. In pressure, if you can manage to keep the opponent blocking long enough, it can also be used to extend your pressure.


SB version is the same as the D version but it falls to the ground much quicker, making it easier to use for things you'd use the D version for.


SP Skill Attacks

Weaver's Art: Beast Persona Required

236236C/D

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
C 1200,800,400
1200,900,450
1200,1000,500
1200,1300,650
1200,2000,1000
All 4+9 (8)6*19 37 -43 Body
D 1200,480,240x8
1200,540,270x8
1200,600,300x8
1200,780,390x8
1200,1200,600x8
All 4+13 8,6,3x8 48 -59 Body
SB 1200,480,240x11
1200,540,270x11
1200,600,300x11
1200,780,390x11
1200,1200,600x11
All 4+21 8,6,10x13 65 -95 Body

Damage SP Skill used to boost the damage of a combo at the end. Best used to close out a round.

C version does not do as much damage as the other versions but also does not use up the axe gauge. Good for when you want to add more damage to your combo to win the round and want to keep axe level for the next round


D version uses up the axe gauge, which in turn will increase the damage output of the SP Skill proportional to your current axe level. Red axe gives the biggest boost, giving it the ability to add a lot of damage to even the most damage scaled combos. A very valuable tool in Labrys' arsenal.


SB version uses up the axe gauge and does even more damage than the D version of the super. However, it also has almost double the startup of the D version as well, making it hard to combo into under normal circumstances.


Awakened SP Skill Attacks

Weaver's Art: Breaking Wheel Persona Required

214214C/D

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
C/D
SB 180x7,90xN All 4+12 171 101 Total +63 Projectile

  • Labrys' best reversal option

Because of the shortcomings of Labrys' furious action and Brutal Impact, Weaver's Art: Breaking Wheel is her best reversal. It covers a good amount of ground space and is + on block, making it good for shifting momentum. Although the move itself only hits on the ground, it can be difficult for airborne opponents to escape falling into the gears if they lack good positioning or have used up their air movement options.

C Version has the gears appear in front of Labrys. This is the version usually used for reversals.

D Version has the gears appear at about 2/3rds of the screen away from Labrys. Can be good for catching people doing stuff or locking them down long enough to close the distance on them.

SB Version has the gears appear in front of Labrys and expand out to almost fullscreen distance. Very + on block.

All versions stay even if you hit Labrys, so if you try to mash something fullscreen you're probably going to get hit.

Brutal Impact

214214A/B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
A 3000/3000/3000/3900/6000 UB 112+5 6 88 - Body
B 4500/4500/4500/5850/9000 UB 175+5 6 88 - Body
SB 6000/6000/60007800/12000 UB 248+5 6 88 - Body

  • The attack will come out immediately in response to an opponent hitting the moves guard point

Unblockable super that does a ton of damage. Unfortunately, the start up is very long so it doesn't have any practical use in matches


Instant Kill

Weaver's Art: Inquisition Persona Required

222C+D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv. Attribute
K.O All 1+59 - 115 Total - Projectile


Navigation

Ambox notice.png To edit frame data, edit values in P4AU/Labrys/Data.