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In-Depth Character Discussion: Blaze (All Versions)

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Post  Charco Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:40 pm

*Original post by CajNatalie.

You know, I was shocked to find that one of the two staple characters of all the games hadn't got a discussion topic yet.
So... here we are - the topic devoted to the judo master with a love for a certain kind of South American dance (I'm sure plenty of people have wondered what lambada is... well, now you know! Plus you can probably look it up on YouTube to watch some examples).

More info on lambada...

Blaze was a solid favorite of the first game for me - I almost played her exclusively.
In the third game I was a bit more fair with my character choices, but she remained a favorite who went through a lot of playthroughs.
Sadly I don't have much experience with the second game, period. I do know she's a pretty solid character from what few runs I did do, though.

So now for her movelist!

*Since mastering Blaze in V5 I have updated this post.*

Normal Attacks
Rush Combo - B B B B
SoR1: 2 Neck Chops; Mid Kick; Flip Kick
SoR2&3: 2 Jabs, Elbow, 135 Degree Upward Kick

Back Attack - B+C
SoR1: A turning kick aimed right for the mid-section, possibly right in the daddy bags on most enemies
SoR2&3: Blaze ducks with a sweeper kick

Defensive Special - A (Embukyaku backflip kick)
Offensive Special - Forward+A (Kikoushou)
SoR1: Energy is thrust forward with one palm
SoR2: Energy is gathered in both palms and thrust forward
SoR3: Blaze stuns the enemy with energy from one hand, then slams energy forward with her other

How to Use Effectively
Jumping Attacks
Neutral Jump Attack - C then B (a powerful and reliable kick)
Moving Jump Attack - Forward+C then B
SoR1: A mid-angle flying kick
SoR2&3: A long reach flying kick

Stunlock Jump Attack - C then Down+B (Aerial Chop)

How to Use Effectively

Running Attacks (Blitzes)
All Forward Forward + B if you have the right number of stars.
0/1 Star: Blaze flips forward and does her Vertical Slice
2 Stars SoR1: Blaze does an energy slide of some kind, then plants one hand on the ground while executing a quick kick to the knee and shin at the same time with both feet - very fast and spammable
2 Stars SoR2&3: Blaze does an epic backflip, finishing with a kick in the shin
3 Stars SoR1: Energy slide, followed by a quick backflip finishing with the shin/knee kick
3 Stars SoR2&3: Epic backflip, then a burning energy slide

How to Use Effectively
X Motions...

Grab Attacks
Vault: Hit C and Blaze will vault over her opponent to switch sides
If enemy is hit during vault you will flip off and perform her Team Kick.
She somersaults a bit then switches to a cool one-foot-down pose that serves to be a devastating kick.

Front Grab Attacks
Knockdown - B
SoR1: Immediately kicks the opponent away
SoR2&3: Judo Slam - works against all enemies regardless of weight!

Rush Attack - Forward + B B B
SoR1: 2 knee strikes then a backflip kick to the chin, causing the enemy to topple backwards with the unique SoR1 sound effect
SoR2&3: 2 knee strikes then a judo chop with a lot of effort in it

Throw Backwards - Back + B (Judo Leg Throw)

Back Grab Slam - B (German Suplex / Back Drop)

How to Use Effectively

Weapon Blitzes & Special
Knife Blitz - Forward Forward + B (upward slash)
Knife Special - Forward + A (multiple furious slashes all around her)
Sword/Katana Blitz - Forward Forward + B (Blaze glows with energy, ignores gravity, and flies forward over the ground holding the sword vertically)

How to Use Effectively
Blaze Across the Games
In the original, Blaze was the fast moving character with a very high jump.
She could power through a whole horde of enemies with one flying kick, or rush and grab someone then toss the poor bastard all the way across the screen, bowling down anyone he collided with along the way.
In the second game, she became the balanced character who was good at everything but lacked specialisation beyond her 2-stage knife attack that hit multiple times. But that required you to find a knife.
In the third game, with the introduction of run & roll, she took back some of her reputation as a speedy rush & grab character.

Which Blaze?
Damage: Blaze2
Versatility: Blaze3
Balance: Blaze1

Blaze is the most well-rounded character.
A good Blaze player makes use of just about all of her abilities.
With Blaze1 in particular, every single one of her attacks has a solid use somewhere.
Blaze2 or 3 will have a weakness in one area that is matched by a strength in the other of the two.
There really is no 'one attack' with Blaze... so I've compiled a bunch of 'How to Use Effectively' guides below each section of her movelist above.
But the most basic and common technique with her is to jump in with Aerial Chop, landing in the same place as the enemy but NOT grabbing.
Hit them three times.
2 Knee strikes.
Kikoushou also works for Blaze1&2, but this will use gauge, and doesn't make you invincible. It's a good way to do maximum damage but not the most reliable finish on Mania and definitely not in Survival Mode.

Once mastered, Blaze can handle anything thrown at her (and then smash its skull in to the ground or throw it back).

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Post  Shadow Fist King Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:25 pm

All versions of Blaze require some precision and pinpoint aim to use well, especially if you're using anything less than a 2-star blitz attack. She's got good jumping attack reach and good speed, and her normal attack reach is pretty decent as well, but since she's not a heavy hitter one should try not to get boxed in by enemies while playing as her. Her 3-star blitz attack is a must-have. And I honestly wish she could have that megaton-hammer that she gets in the mini-game mission lol! 

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