Learn how to effectively punish Super Dashes in Dragon Ball FighterZ with this guide from GXC|Damascus

By on September 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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Recently, Unequalled Media’s Tyrant and GXC|Damascus traveled down to the offices of Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to get some more playtime with the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ. After playing a fierce first-to-three Set, Damascus decided to make a guide to further educate aspiring players how to effectively punish the universal Super Dash mechanic.

Executed by pressing the Ki Blast and Heavy attack buttons, the Super Dash sees your character flying directly towards the opponent. While they do allow you to close the gap and fly through basic Ki blasts, there are a multitude of ways to defend against a Super Dash. By inputting Reflect (back and the Ki Blast button), you can swat away a Super Dashing opponent and reset the situation back to neutral.

If you’re willing to spend one of your possible 7 meters, you can also utilize the Vanish mechanic. This will allow you to immediately teleport behind your adversary, getting you both a punish as well as an escape. While they do smash through basic projectiles, the Super Dash does lose to beam specials like the basic Kamehameha, as well as projectile Supers like Burning Attack, Special Beam Cannon or Final Flash. If you have the meter, don’t be afraid to waste an incoming opponent.

Finally, Damascus closes with what he believes is the best punish for this situation, your character’s crouching Heavy attack. These upper-body invincible moves serve as the universal anti-airs for all characters, which will also launch your opponent for a full combo on hit, similar to MVC3’s Special button. Standing Heavies will also do the job, but are a bit less reliable, as you have to read your opponent’s Super Dash before inputting the Heavy. However, characters with armored standing Heavies like Android 16 can easily challenge Super Dashes. If you’ve been fortunate enough to make it into the closed beta, you’ll definitely want to give these techniques a try for yourself.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released on February 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC. You can see some scans of the newly-revealed Yamcha, Tien and original character Android 21 here.

Source: UM Tyrant

Arkansas-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.