Blackheart (MSH)

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Introduction

In the comics, Blackheart is son of the demon Lord Mephisto. He's clashed with such heroes as Daredevil, Ghost Rider, and Spider-Man.

In the game, Blackheart is a character with tools best suited to zoning. His HP and HK attacks cover a lot of screen space and his Inferno move covers the height of the screen.

If Blackheart activates the Reality Gem, he turns invisible.

Moves List

Dash

  • forward,forward or back,back

Blackheart's ground dash is special in that he travels through the ground during it, which can avoid some attacks.
If he is standing next to his opponent, he will end up on the other side of them when the dash ends.
You may also press 3 Punches + the desired direction instead of double tapping a direction to initiate the dash.


Air Dash

  • while airborne, forward,forward or back,back

Blackheart can air dash forwards or backwards. You may also press 3 Punches + the desired direction instead of double tapping a direction to initiate the air dash.
Doing either HP or HK in the air forfeits your ability to airdash.

Throw

  • forward + MP/MK or HP/HK

Normal Moves

Magic Series
Ground: Kick to Punch
Jumping: Kick to Punch
Super Jumping: standard zig-zag

  • All of Blackheart's HP attacks send out demons that latch onto the opponent and make the next move that connects do more damage (including throws).
  • All of Blackheart's HK attacks send out demons that latch onto the opponent and force the opponent to stay in place until the demons wear off.
The demons wear off a) after a second or two; b) if BH presses HK or HP again; c) if the opp. mashes out of it; or d) if BH gets hit.

Standing

LP: A quick jab in front of Blackheart; LK: short poke with his tail. will push back opponents a good distance if blocked
MP: Blackheart's launcher; MK: okay for keeping people out
HP: Demons fly out of his chest at a downward angle; HK: a stomp that sends demons flying out in an arc. Can be super jump cancelled if the stomp touches the opponent.

Crouching

LP: crouching hit with tail; LK: good annoyance tool, fast startup
MP: knocks opponent back nearly full screen (on hit); MK: good "get off me" move
HP: Demons fly across the ground; HK: Demons crawl across the ground until they reach the opponent

Jumping

LP: links into itself, important part of BH's air combos; LK: for air combos
MP: BH throws a lightning bolt from his hands that drains super meter; MK: a decent jump in and causes flying screen at the end of air combos
HP: sends demons downward at a shallow angle. The demons return to BH. Good for controlling the air; HK: sends demons downward at a steep angle, also good for controlling the air.

Special Moves

Inferno

  • Half Circle Back + Punch
The button pressed determines the range of the attack.
LP: will hit directly in front of Blackheart
MP: will hit approximately 3/4 of the screen away from Blackheart
HP: will hit wherever the opponent is currently standing
note: After performing the motion for Inferno, press one of the following buttons to change the effect of the portal summoned
LP (or no button press): Lightning Inferno. Drains the opponent's super meter in addition to doing damage.
MP: Ice Inferno.
HP: Fire Inferno. Has the fastest startup of the three infernos.

Dark Thunder

  • Half Circle Forward + Punch

Super Moves

Infinity Counter

Dark Thunder

  • Back, Down-Back, Down + Punch

Infinity Combo

Armageddon

  • Quarter Circle Forward + All three Punches

Heart of Darkness

  • Quarter Circle Forward + All three Kicks

After the super finishes, if you're close enough, you can relaunch with s.MP or tack on a Fire Inferno.

The Basics

Advanced Strategy

Combos

c.LK, s.MP, j.LP, j.LP, j.LK, j.MP, j,MK - basic air combo; dial it somewhat slowly
Inferno, Heart of Darkness - make sure to hit them with the super before they hit the ground, otherwise they will be able to tech roll. If they don't, the super can still OTG.


  • BASIC COMBOS*

1. J.Forward, C.Short -> C.Strong 2. S.Roundhouse/S.Fierce/C.Roundhouse/C.Fierce, Inferno 3. Inferno, Inferno (OTG) 4. Inferno, Heart of Darkness (OTG) 5. Heart of Darkness, Inferno (OTG) 6. S.Strong XX Armageddon

  • INTERMEDIATE COMBOS*

7. Inferno (close), S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short -> SJ.Strong ->

   SJ.Forward (FS)

8. J.Strong -> J.Forward, C.Forward -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short ->

   SJ.Forward (FS)

9. S.Forward -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward

   (FS)

10. S.Roundhouse/S.Fierce/C.Roundhouse/C.Fierce, Strong Dark Thunder 11. S.Roundhouse (close), S.Forward -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short ->

   SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS)

12. (corner) Strong/Fierce Throw, C.Short (OTG) -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab ->

   SJ.Short -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS)

13. (corner) Strong/Fierce Throw, C.Short (OTG) -> S.Strong XX Armaggedon 14. any Inferno (close), C.Short (OTG) -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short ->

   SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS)

15. any Inferno (close), C.Short (OTG) -> S.Strong XX Armaggedon 16. Heart of Darkness, Air Dash, S.Forward -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short

    -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS)

17. (corner) S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS),

   J.Forward (OTG) -> S.Roundhouse

18. (corner) Heart of Darkness, Air Dash, S.Forward -> S.Strong -> SJ.Jab ->

   SJ.Short -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS), J.Forward (OTG) -> S.Forward
   -> S.Strong

19. (close) Inferno, S.Strong XX Armaggedon, S.Strong -> SJ.Jab -> SJ.Short

   -> SJ.Strong -> SJ.Forward (FS)

Match-Ups