Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting/Balrog

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Balrog

Sf2hf-rog-portrait.gif

A Boxer who decided it's not about the play anymore, but the paper.

Strangely apt at video editing and searching documents in filing cabinets, all without taking off his gloves. Balrog is a strong asset to the Shadaloo crime organisation, and is the first of the Boss characters in SF2:HF.

In a nutshell

Boxer is one of the weaker characters in Hyper Fighting, with no particularly viable reversal move and little ability to fight at range. His Turn Around Punch gains invincibility and gives him some mobility and can be used as a counter to fireballs, and his throw is a great setup into mixups or back into more throws. Decent combos and a bit of fun-factor make him popular with some players, but being competitive with Boxer is a slightly uphill battle.


Character Specific Information

Character Data
Damage Scaling Factor:
25/32
Pre-Jump Frames:
2f
Jump duration:
40f


Color Options

Default Start
Sf2hf-balrog-1p.png Sf2hf-balrog-2p.png

Moves List

All frame data taken from T.Akiba's data. Will independently verify soon.

Normal Moves

  • Standing Normal Moves (st.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Standing Light Punch
Lp.png
4
4
40
5
4
5
+5/+6
Rpdfire.png Specialcancel.png
Standing Medium Punch
Mp.png
14
8
60
8
4
7
+8/+9
Standing Hard Punch
Hp.png
22
14
80
10
6
15
+2/+3
Standing Light Kick
Lk.png
4
4
40
5
4
5
+5/+6
Specialcancel.png
Standing Medium Kick
Mk.png
14
8
60
7
4
7
+8/+9
Standing Hard Kick
Hk.png
22
14
80
10
6
15
+2/+3
  • Close Standing Normal Moves (cl.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Close Medium Punch
(near opponent) Mp.png
16
8
60
7
4
7
+8/+9
Close Hard Punch
(near opponent) Hp.png
24
14
80
10
6
15
+2/+3
Close Medium Kick
(near opponent) Mk.png
16
8
60
6
4
7
+8/+9
Close Hard Kick
(near opponent) Hk.png
24
14
80
8
6
15
+2/+3
  • Crouching Normal Moves (cr.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Crouching Light Punch
D.png + Lp.png
6
4
40
4
4
4
+6/+7
Rpdfire.png Specialcancel.png
Crouching Medium Punch
D.png + Mp.png
14
8
60
6
4
7
+9/+8
Crouching Hard Punch
D.png + Hp.png
20
14
80
5
8
15
+1,+2
Crouching Light Kick
D.png + Lk.png
6
4
40
4
4
4
+6/+7
Rpdfire.png Specialcancel.png
Crouching Medium Kick
D.png + Mk.png
14
8
60
6
4
7
+9/+8
Crouching Hard Kick
D.png + Hk.png
18
14
80
7
6
15
KD/+2
  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Normal Moves (j.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Jump Light Punch/Kick
Ub.png / U.png / Uf.png + Lp.png / Lk.png
10
4
40
1
4
4
-
Jump Medium Punch/Kick
Ub.png / U.png / Uf.png + Mp.png / Mk.png
14/16
8
60
2
15
7
-
Jump Hard Punch/Kick
Ub.png / U.png / Uf.png + Hp.png / Hk.png
18/20
14
80
3
8
15
-

Throws

Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Head Bomber
B.png / F.png + Hp.png
20+(4*n)
-
8
60
-
-
-
-
Throw.png

Special Moves

Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Dash Straight
B.png (charge), F.png + Lp.png
28
16
120
3
52+
0
KD/-23
Hardknockdown.png Requires 69f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Requires 5 button presses
Dash Straight
B.png (charge), F.png + Mp.png
32
16
120
5
34+
0
KD/-4
Hardknockdown.png Requires 69f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Requires 5 button presses
Dash Straight
B.png (charge), F.png + Hp.png
36
16
120
7
25+
0
KD/+9
Hardknockdown.png Requires 69f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Requires 5 button presses
Dash Upper
B.png (charge), F.png + Lk.png
22
16
120
0
25
0/40
-17/-16
Requires 39f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Dash Upper
B.png (charge), F.png + Mk.png
24
16
120
0
25
0/40
-17/-16
Requires 39f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Dash Upper
B.png (charge), F.png + Hk.png
26
16
120
0
0/40
-17/-16
Requires 39f of charge. 0f recovery if whiffed, 40f of hitting bounceback if blocked/hit.
Turn Punch
3p.png / 3k.png
13,21,30,40,51,64
16
120
27
12
10
+1

The Basics

Crouching HK is Boxer's only low hitting move. It also knocks down, and is best ranged crouching normal. The startup is fast enough to be comboed into after cr.MP. Also, it's actually at frame advantage on block! Pretty solid move, all considered.


Close standing HP has strangely low base damage, but a high variability in random damage. However, cl.MP has the same random damage and far higher base damage. cl.MP or cl.HK are strongly recommended to use instead.

Advanced Strategy

Balrog is a character that demands to be played aggressively. Keep pressure on the opponent with Dashing Straights and standing Fierce (Dashing Straight, (charge) s.Fierce, Dashing Straight, (charge) s.Fierce, etc.). Charge Turn Punches (PPP or KKK) in the background often while using the other buttons to mount an offense. The more aggressive you are, the more effectively you can bait (Shoryukens) and punish.

Turn Punch has a pretty big window of invincibility at the beginning. You can use the invincibility to pass through attacks such as:

  • Fireballs - All character fireballs can be passed through. Guile's slow Sonic Boom is more difficult.
  • E. Honda Headbutt - When Balrog rolls just before getting hit, Honda's headbutt recoils in place. As Honda recovers, Balrog's punch comes out and hits.
  • Blanka roll - If Turn Punch is timed correctly, Blanka will simply continue through Balrog.
  • Psycho Crusher - If Turn Punch is timed correctly, Bison will simply continue through Balrog. Timing must be very close because of Bison's long legs during the Psycho Crusher.
  • Most normals - Good counter for Dhalsim limbs and/or sweeps

Another good tactic, once you've got the opponent on the defensive, is to rush with Dashing Uppercuts (B, F + K) that whiffs overhead against crouching opponents. Immediately after the whiff, follow with a throw.

After a successful throw, hold towards the opponent to pass under them as they fall back to the ground. You can cross-up with a normal or tick into another throw.

Standing Fierce connects with some crouching opponents but whiffs overhead against others. Known whiffs include:

  • Ryu
  • Ken

Known connects include:

  • Sagat
  • Zangief
  • Dhalsim
  • Chun Li (?)


Combos

Bread And Butter

  • cr.LK, s.LK xx dash upper, cr.HK
  • cr.LP, cr.LP, s.LP xx dash straight
  • j.HP, cr.LP, cr.LP xx dash straight
  • j.HP, s.LK xx dash straight (the only consistent combo vs Blanka)

Meaty Combos

  • Meaty TAP, dash upper or dash straight

Redizzy

  • j.HP, cr.LK, cr.LK, s.LK, dash upper, s.HP (Apoc's Redizzy)

On most characters you'll need to omit one low short making it require one more short or jab to dizzy again but most of the time it just redizzies. If you want to practice this one do it on ken,ryu,chun li, and zangief. This absolutely will not work on blanka ever. Or you can do this combo without jumping in on others just by using 3 low shorts then continue with the rest.

Jump in w/frc., do a c.short, then st.short, link(not 2in1. It won't work if you 2in1.) a dashing short uppercut, then do a standing frc. Note: There is a half sec delay(ok I'm estimating I've never timed it:) between each of the hits. The combo must be done SLOWLY except for the final frc. Doing it slow pushes the opponent back farther & later making him get hit late with the dashing uppercut so that it hits in the last frame making the frc. connect.
--Apoc


Match-ups

Vs. Balrog (boxer) (self):

Remember that your Turn Punch its now invincible at startup and also you can charge it now...beign a good poking its the key yourself.

Vs. Blanka:

Its a decent matchup for him,anyway your main disadvantange will be sweeps and electricity mixups.

If he use Horizontal Roll ,punish him with Dash Straight, but beware with his Vertical one, try a Dash Upper for counter it.

Vs. Chun-Li:

A regular matchup...she is quick and have better low pokes than Boxer, if she its jumping around use Dash Upper,if she throws the Kikoken due to your short jump you can safe hold her or use your jumping roundhouse , Spinning Bird Kick its easily punished with a crouch Fierce or crouch Roundhouse.


Vs. Dhalsim:

Drills can be countered easily with a hold, try to use Turn Punch against Yoga Fire and also Yoga Teleport can be easily have a meaty hit Standing Fierce or Dash Punch or hold.

Its a slightly fair matchup but Balrog its the best at close distance, use Dash Upper and Straight randomly to force Dhalsim to Teleport.

Vs. E. Honda:

Another decent matchup, Balrog objective will be poke him to the limit or trade hits in standing position , your standing Jab defeat Sumo Headbutt easily, but the new mind game of Sumo Splash can trade hits with a Dash Upper, jump him its a bad idea because her standing Strong can punish you.

Vs. Guile:

Possibly Rog's hardest matchup. You can't TAP through sonic booms, Guile's recovery is too fast and you'll eat a backfist, which will push you back into the boom, and then you're dizzy. Also, Rog's jump makes it difficult to jump straight up over sonic booms, and Guile's anti-airs are too strong for this to be very useful anyway. You absolutely need to get in, but that's a very hard task.


Vs. Ken:

A unfair matchup, but his Hadoken its weaker than Ryu and also use your new advantage of Turn Punch startup invincible frames.

Remember that Hurricane Kicks can be countered with crouching attacks,watch out with Shoryukens, don't jump him close it.

Vs. M. Bison (dictator):

Another fair match up with some Bison advantage, remember to use Dash Straight and Upper to get close to him, you have a better hold and also you can punish his Headstomp with Jumping Fierce and Throws, standing block it and then Hold him as punish for those bad recovery.


Vs. Ryu:

T.A.P. can evade Hadoken, but remember you still have a lot of disadvantage, try to jump and make fail him a Shoryuken for a crouching RFWA to Dash Punch, its still easy to beat his Hurricane Kick with crouching attack.

Vs. Sagat:

He its a bit nerfed in Tiger Shots , you can evade high ones with crouching and then use Dash Straight, Tiger Uppercut its still deadly don't jump so much.

Vs. Vega (claw):

He had better and faster pokes than you, Dash Upper its a good option against his jumping tactics, or you can use Crouching Fierce or Standing Strong if he use Barcelona, its a air poke vs ground rush matchup, Rolling Attack can be punished with your little jumping attack as an overhead, if he is a Backdash turtler punish him with a Hold.

Vs. Zangief:

Boxer can try to keep Gief out with standing LP, cr.HP, s.MP, kick dash upper, or cr.HK for anti-air and cr.HK and the occasional kick dash upper on the ground. It doesn't work most of the time, but it works sometimes.
Boxer can use cr.HK and (I think) MK to beat punch lariats, cr.HP and kick rush to beat kick lariats.
--Ultradavid

Hitboxes

Standing Normals

  • Standing LP:
Damage 4 Sf2hf-rog-lp1-4.png Sf2hf-rog-lp5-8.png Sf2hf-rog-lp1-4.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 3 4 5
Frame Count 1+3 4 5
  • Standing MP:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-rog-mp1-4.png Sf2hf-rog-mp5-7.png Sf2hf-rog-mp-8-11.png Sf2hf-rog-mp-12-14.png Sf2hf-rog-mp1-4.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 3 3 4 3 4
Frame Count 1+6 4 7
  • Standing HP:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-rog-hp1-3.png Sf2hf-rog-hp7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-hp10-15.png Sf2hf-rog-hp7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-hp1-3.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 5 3 6 9 6
Frame Count 1+8 6 15
  • Standing LK:
Damage 4 Sf2hf-rog-slk1-4.png Sf2hf-rog-slk5-8.png Sf2hf-rog-slk1-4.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 3 4 5
Frame Count 1+3 4 5
  • Standing MK:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-rog-slk1-6.png Sf2hf-rog-smk7-10.png Sf2hf-rog-slk1-6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +8
Frame Count 5 4 7
Frame Count 1+6 4 7
  • Standing HK:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-rog-shk1-6.png Sf2hf-rog-shk7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-shk10-15.png Sf2hf-rog-shk7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-shk1-6.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 5 3 6 9 6
Frame Count 1+8 6 15

Close Standing Normals

  • Close MP:
Damage 16 Sf2hf-rog-clmp-1-6.png Sf2hf-rog-clmp-7-10.png Sf2hf-rog-clmp-1-6.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6/+5
Frame Count 5 4 7
Simplified 1+5 4 7
  • Close HP:
Damage 24 Sf2hf-rog-clhp1-6.png Sf2hf-rog-clhp7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-clhp10-15.png Sf2hf-rog-clhp7-9.png Sf2hf-rog-clhp1-6.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6/+5
Frame Count 5 3 6 9 6
Simplified 1+8 6 15
  • Close MK:
Damage 16 Sf2hf-rog-clhk1-7.png Sf2hf-rog-clhk8-13.png Sf2hf-rog-clhk1-7.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6/+5
Frame Count 4 4 7
Simplified 1+4 4 7
  • Close HK:
Damage 24 Sf2hf-rog-clhk1-7.png Sf2hf-rog-clhk8-13.png Sf2hf-rog-clhk1-7.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6/+5
Frame Count 6 6 15
Simplified 1+6 6 15

Close standing Forward and close standing Roundhouse share the same animation.

Crouching Normals

  • Crouching LP/LK:
Damage 6 Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-a.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +6/+7
Frame Count 1 2 4 2 2
Simplified 1+3 4 4
  • Crouching MP:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-cmp-a.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +9/+8
Frame Count 3 2 4 3 4
Simplified 1+6 4 7
  • Crouching HP:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-rog-chp-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-chp-a.png Sf2hf-rog-chp-a2.png Sf2hf-rog-chp-rec.png Sf2hf-rog-chp-sup.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +1,+2
Frame Count 4 2 6 9 6
Simplified 1+4 8 15
  • Crouching LK:

See Crouching LP.

  • Crouching MK:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-cmk-a.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +9/+8
Frame Count 3 2 4 3 4
Simplified 1+5 4 7

The same frame and attack data as cr.Strong, except with less range and lower hit/hurt boxes.

  • Crouching HK:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-chk-a.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup2.png Sf2hf-rog-clp-sup.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage KD/+2
Frame Count 2 4 6 9 6
Simplified 1+6 6 15

Aerial Normals

  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping LP/LK:
Damage 10 Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-j-lplk.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec1.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec2.png Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 1 30 3 3
Simplified 1 30
  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping MP/MK:
Damage 14/16 Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-j-mpmk.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec1.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec2.png Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 2 15 3 3
Simplified 2 15
  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping HP/HK:
Damage 18/20 Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png Sf2hf-rog-j-hphk.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec1.png Sf2hf-rog-j-rec2.png Sf2hf-rog-j-sup.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 3 8 3 3
Simplified 3 8

Throws

  • Headbutt: (←/→ + Strong or Fierce)
Damage 22+(4*n) Sf2hf-rog-throw.png
Duration 300
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 60
Range (from axis) 64
Range advantage 36

Special Moves

  • Dashing Straight: (Charge ←, →, P) [charge time: 69f]
Damage (Jab) 22 Sf2hf-balrog-ds1.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds2.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds3.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds4.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds5.png
Damage (Strong) 24
Damage (Fierce) 26
Random dmg table 0x080
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 1~8/1~16/1~24 3 8 6 4
Simplified 4~11/4~19/4~27 8 10

Startup is 4 frames for all versions point blank, stronger punches can travel further (and thus can have longer startup).


  • Dashing Uppercut: (Charge ←, →, K) [charge time: 39f]
Damage (Short) 20 Sf2hf-balrog-du1.png Sf2hf-balrog-du2.png Sf2hf-balrog-du3.png Sf2hf-balrog-du4.png
Damage (Forward) 22
Damage (Roundhouse) 26
Random dmg table 0x080
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage +9
Frame Count 1~8/1~16/1~24 3 8 6
Simplified 4~11/4~19/4~27 8 6

Startup is 4 frames for all versions point blank, stronger kicks can travel further (and thus can have longer startup). VERY short charge time, also amazing frame advantage.


  • Turn Around Punch (lvl 1 & 2): Hold all 3 Punch or Kick buttons for at least 30f (lvl1) or 120f (lvl2), then release.

Startup

Sf2hf-balrog-tap-1-4.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-5-8.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-9-12.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-13-19.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-20-21.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-22-23.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-24-25.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-26-27.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 7 2 2 2 2
Simplified 27

Active/Recovery

Damage (lvl1) 22 Sf2hf-balrog-tap-a.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds4.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds5.png
Damage (lvl2) 28
Random dmg (lvl1) 0
Random dmg (lvl2) 6
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage +1
Frame Count 12 6 4
Simplified 12 10

Level 2 TAP has higher overall damage (22 vs 34), and slightly more range.


  • Turn Around Punch (lvl 3,4,5,6,7,final): Hold all 3 Punch or Kick buttons for at least 240f (lvl3), 480f (lvl4), 960f (lvl5), 1440f (lvl6), 1920f (lvl7), or 2400f (final), then release.

Startup

Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-1-4.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-5-8.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-9-12.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-13-19.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-20-21.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap3-22-23.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-24-25.png Sf2hf-balrog-tap-26-27.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 7 2 2 2 2
Simplified 27

Active/Recovery

Damage 28 Sf2hf-balrog-tap-a.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds4.png Sf2hf-balrog-ds5.png
Random dmg (lvl3) 13
Random dmg (lvl4) 21
Random dmg (lvl5) 30
Random dmg (lvl6) 40
Random dmg (lvl7) 51
Random dmg (final) 64
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage +1
Frame Count 12 6 4
Simplified 12 10

Level 3 and above TAPs lose startup invincibility. Higher levels travel further, and do more damage.


Misc Animations

Walk back Neutral Walk Fwd Crouch
Sf2hf-rog-fwd.png Sf2hf-rog-neutral.png Sf2hf-rog-fwd.png Sf2hf-rog-cr.png
  • Standing reel:
Sf2hf-rog-hr1.png Sf2hf-rog-hr2.png Sf2hf-rog-hr3.png
  • Standing gut reel:
Sf2hf-rog-gr1.png Sf2hf-rog-gr2.png Sf2hf-rog-gr3.png
  • Crouching reel:
Sf2hf-rog-cr1.png Sf2hf-rog-cr2.png Sf2hf-rog-cr3.png
  • Dizzy:
Sf2hf-rog-dizzy3.png Sf2hf-rog-dizzy2.png Sf2hf-rog-dizzy1.png