As BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is properly out in the wild now, players are busy figuring the newly-released characters: Blake, Orie, Kanji, and Platinum. We’re going to focus on the first two in this post. Blake certainly is getting lots of attention and lots of combos posted; after all, she is an entirely new character. Orie, on the other hand, comes from Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], but she’s looking really strong, with extremely good mix-up options and fast screen coverage.
Here’s a video of pretty optimal Blake combos. Her solo attack strings can certainly get pretty long when you’re jumping. There’s also a combo off an overhead and a midscreen cross-up setup with an assist. Toward the end, there’s an example of a Reversal Action punish and a combo into Astral Heat.
Tari posted Blake frame data in two Tweets, so check here to know what is plus and minus:
236b: 27f, +3
236a: 17f, -1
5a: 9f, -7
2a: 7f, -4
5b (close): 16f, -14
2b (close): 18f, -18
5b (far): 15f, -8
2b (far): 17f, -12
2c: 10f, -4
Dash Cancel from…:
— Tari (@tarisbox) June 6, 2018
Thulius posted a setup between Rachel and Blake that traps the opponent in an airblock that’s met with an air unblockable DP.
— Thulius (ツリアス) (@NotThulius) June 6, 2018
This Blake and Ruby combo is more about style than damage, but it looks so darn cool. Team RWBY looks spectacular together in this game.
— 秋山こう (@kou30c) June 3, 2018
Uri made an unblockable setup with Orie and Jin in the corner; he said it’s possible to use Reversal Action at certain places to get out of this.
— Uri in the Lab (@UriFGC) June 4, 2018
If you’re hunting for that Cross Burst, Orie’s EX move in the air, j.214C, will get around in a stylish and effective manner.
— squish (@squish2364) June 6, 2018
Here’s a more substantial clip that shows how well Orie works with Yu. Their pressure masks the mix-up options really well, and can include a safe jump in some situations.
— ガシさん (@Gashisann) June 5, 2018
Deadly Reversal Action punish with Es and Orie:
— Will Shill for BBTAG | Spectro (@Sp3ctro_) June 1, 2018
TheArm also posted a setup with Orie, but he paired her up with Hazama for corner shenanigans.
Lastly, LTL teaches us an important lesson about knowing roundstart options:
— Gordeau is pure|LTL (@LTL_YVR) June 6, 2018