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Zangief

Sf2hf-zangief-portrait.gif

Zangief, while being a name impossible to render in the Russian language, is a massive Russian wrestler famed for beating bears in the yearly Hell in a Cell matches in Moscow. This generally involves trapping their heads between his legs and then sitting down, or spinning around with his arms outstretched as you used to do as a child in order to get a head rush.

In a nutshell

Zangief is a get-in-or-die-trying character. Your match will either be a painful experience at distance walking into projectiles or long range fists, or a close range glorious explosion of nearly unstoppable throwing. If you like to grapple your opponent into submission and don't mind working for your reward by taking a bunch of hits to do so, Zangief is your man.


Character Specific Information

Character Data
Damage Scaling Factor:
25/32
Pre-Jump Frames:
4f
Jump duration:
40f

Color Options

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

Moves List

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
12
-
4
40
3
4
5
+6/+5
Specialcancel.png
Standing Medium Punch
Mp.png
18
8
60
5
3
5
+12/+10
Standing Hard Punch
Hp.png
22
14
80
7
6
29
-11/-12
Standing Light Kick
Lk.png
12
-
4
40
5
5
0
+10/+9
Specialcancel.png
Standing Medium Kick
Mk.png
18
8
60
7
4
9
+7/+6
Standing Hard Kick
Hk.png
22
14
80
5
8
11
+5/+4
  • Close Standing Normal Moves (cl.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Close Light Punch
(near opponent) Lp.png
12
-
4
40
1
6
15
+3/+4
Specialcancel.png
Close Light Kick
(near opponent) Lk.png
12
-
4
40
8
8
5
+2/+1
Close Medium Kick
(near opponent) Mk.png
18
8
60
7
4
9
+2/+1
Close Hardk Kick
(near opponent) Hk.png
22+6
14,4
80,70
10
14
34
-17/+7,+6
  • 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
5
0
-4/-5
Rpdfire.png Low.png Specialcancel.png
Crouching Medium Punch
D.png + Mp.png
18
8
60
7
8
9
+12/+10
Crouching Hard Punch
D.png + Hp.png
22
14
80
7
8
23
-11/-12
Crouching Light Kick
D.png + Lk.png
12
-
4
40
6
4
7*
+3/+4
Low.png Specialcancel.png
Crouching Medium Kick
D.png + Mk.png
18
8
60
4
6
9
+5/+4
Low.png Specialcancel.png
Crouching Hard Kick
D.png + Hk.png
22
8
130
4
10
13
+1/+1
Low.png Knockdown.png
  • Jumping Normal Moves (nj.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Neutral Jump Light Punch
U.png + Lp.png
14
4
40
2
11
-
High.png
Neutral Jump Medium Punch
U.png + Mp.png
20
8
50
2
11
-
High.png
Neutral Jump Hard Punch
U.png + Hp.png
24
14
60
2
11
-
High.png
Neutral Jump Light Kick
U.png + Lk.png
16
4
40
3
20
-
High.png
Neutral Jump Medium Kick
U.png + Mk.png
20
8
50
3
16
-
High.png
Neutral Jump Hard Kick
U.png + Hk.png
24
14
60
3
8
-
High.png
  • Diagonal Jumping Normal Moves (j.)
Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Diagonal Jump Light Punch
Ub.png / Uf.png + Lp.png
16
4
40
2
11
-
High.png
Diagonal Jump Medium Punch
Ub.png / Uf.png + Mp.png
20
8
50
2
11
-
High.png
Diagonal Jump Hard Punch
Ub.png / Uf.png + Hp.png
22
14
60
2
116
-
High.png
Diagonal Jump Light Kick
Ub.png / Uf.png + Lk.png
14
4
40
3
20
-
High.png
Diagonal Jump Medium Kick
Ub.png / Uf.png + Mk.png
18
8
50
3
16
-
High.png
Diagonal Jump Hard Kick
Ub.png / Uf.png + Hk.png
22
14
60
3
8
-
High.png

Unique Moves

Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Headbutt
U.png + Mp.png
14
-
8
50
3
8
30
KD/-11
Aironly.png
Headbutt
U.png + Hp.png
14
-
14
60
3
6
32
KD/-11
Aironly.png
Flying Body Attack
D.png + Hp.png
14
-
8
60
5
-
KD/-11
Aironly.png
Double Knee Drop
D.png + Lk.png
14
-
8
40
5
-
KD/-11
Aironly.png

Throw Moves

Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Piledriver
close, B.png or F.png + Mp.png
32
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw
Iron Claw
far B.png or F.png + Mp.png
16,4*n
-
-
-
-
-
-
throw
Brain Buster
close, B.png or F.png + Hp.png
32
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw
Kamitsuki
far B.png or F.png + Hp.png
16,4*n
-
-
-
-
-
-
throw
Deadly Driver
close, Db.png or Df.png + Mp.png
28
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw
Leg Throw
close, Db.png or Df.png + Hp.png
28
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw
Stomach Claw
far Db.png or Df.png + Mp.png or Hp.png
16,4*n
-
-
-
-
-
-
throw
German Suplex
close, B.png or F.png + Mk.png
32
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw
Thunder Fire Powerbomb
close, B.png or F.png + Hk.png
32
-
8
100
-
-
-
throw

Special Moves

Name
Command
Base Damage
Random damage table
Stun
Stun Timer
Startup
Active
Recov.
Adv On Hit/Block
Notes
Spinning Lariat
3p.png
22
-
14
120
12
-
3
KD/-25
Invincible during 'startup'
Quick Spinning Lariat
3k.png
22
-
14
120
8
-
4
KD/-16
Invincible during 'startup'
Spinning Pile Driver
360.png + Lp.png near opponent
50
 ?
10
99
-
3
17
-
Throw.png
Spinning Pile Driver
360.png + Mp.png near opponent
50
 ?
10
99
-
3
17
-
Throw.png
Spinning Pile Driver
360.png + Hp.png near opponent
50
 ?
10
99
-
3
17
-
Throw.png

The Basics

Zangief's main objective is to get close to his opponent and land his SPD (spinning pile driver). Getting close to people with Gief is easier said than done since he's the only non-fireball character in the game that doesn't have a quick torpedo-like move to get him across the screen. Learning to use your Lariats to avoid fireballs and sweeps, understanding your go to normal moves (standing LK, crouching LP, sweep HK), and having the ability to land your SPD on command is necessary to play Gief at a decent level. Gief is upper mid tier, usually behind Ryu/Sagat/Guile/Blanka and maybe Sim. -x64

Advanced Strategy

SPD: In the CPS1 games (WW, CE, and HF) Gief's SPD does not have a recovery animation, which means it can be used and abused as a consequence-free negative edge/button up throw (like T-Hawk in Super Turbo). What this means is holding down a punch button, doing a tick throw SPD out of a normal or the end of a lariat, and then releasing the button as your SPD throw instead of tapping it, preferably ending in a crouching position. When you do this correctly, you ether get the SPD or you just sit there crouching while your opponent does an invincible special move that you are now in position to punish. Mastered correctly, there is absolutely no way out of an SPD loop in the corner using this method against most of the cast. Most people will use ether standing far LK or crouching LP for their ticks into SPD because both of these moves have no recovery. Used correctly as a safe meaty outside of their throw range, you can beat out every single move in the game besides a blanka ball (1st frame startup so he can't be safe jumped or safe meatied) or a competing SPD from a mirror match Gief.


Important Normals: Your far standing LK is pretty important. You can ether negative edge SPD out of a standing LK tick or link it into a crouching HK for an easy mixup. Crouching LP is very easy to chain cancel and link into couching HK sweep or standing LK. Your close standing LP isn't as good as the ST version of Gief but it still comes out fast and has a hitbox above you, which can save you in a lot of tight spots. You can tick into SPD from pretty much all of Gief's crouching normals, but you'll want to stick to the light and medium punches and kicks most of the time (you have to be very close to use HP/HK as a tick). Forward jumping HP is usually your go to jump in, but jumping MP can be used if you need something quicker with a little more height. Jumping in with any of the kick buttons (mainly LK) can set up some good SPD ticks. Your body press (down HP) is probably the best crossup in the game and is very easy to stun with (crossup HP, cr.LP,cr.LP,cr.LP,cr.HK will dizzy most of the time and is ridiculously easy to perform). Your crouching HK sweep comes out very fast and has nice length, which lets you trade or punish other low moves.


Lariat: Your Punch and Kick lariats are very important. Gief has fairly poor anti-air, so knowing that you can virtually guarantee a trade with a punch lariat from a crouching position against most jump-ins is a big deal (trading damage for a knockdown is the name of the game for Gief). Both of Geif's Lariats in HF start up on the first frame, which is why the punch lariat (better hitbox than kick lariat) works so well as a last second anti-air. Both Punch and Kick lariats can be used to go through projectiles and both of them have no recovery, which means you can block if the lariat ends and you have a meaty projectile or limb on you. Kick lariat in HF is famous for not having any leg hurtbox, which means it cannot be sweeped. What most people don't realize though is that kick lariat's arms have very poor hitboxes, which makes them fairly easy to hit out of. Learning how to mix your lariat usage is key to getting close to fireball chuckers and starting your SPD games.

-x64

Combos

-j.d.HP crossup,c.MK x Punch Lariat (likely will dizzy)

-j.d.HP crossup ,c.LPx2,s.LK,c.HK (cr. LPx3 instead of "cr.LPx2, s.LK" is a bit easier for beginners)

-forward jumping HP, standing MP, crouching HK is your best frontal jump-in combo. Standing MP might miss if they are crouching depending on the character.

Match-ups

Vs. Balrog (boxer):

8-2 matchup. Basically you're going to spend most of the match using punch lariat hoping Balrog will dash into it knocking him down. Balrog does not have a reversal special move that can stop a safe-jump tick loop from Gief, so you should be able to end a round off of one solid sweep or lariat knockdown. Balrog's crouching HP will beat all of your non-safe jump-ins if timed right, but you don't need to jump in this matchup so don't do it unless you're going for a safe jump. Any time Balrog tries to jump in, sweep him. Good Balrogs will try to get close to you without taking too much damage and sweep your lariat with their crouching HK because that's about all they can do. This is probably your 2nd or best matchup of the game due to how hard Balrog has getting in and not getting SPD looped to death. -x64

Vs. Blanka:

3-7 matchup. This is tough. There isn't much you can do against a Blanka that knows what their doing. Navigating their neutral HK or HP jumps is very hard due to their outstanding hitboxes. Your main goal is to try to knock down Blanka with a sweep or by baiting Blanka Balls with lariat or rapid crouching LP and put your opponent's reversal skills to the test. Blanka balls cannot be safe jumped due to their instant startup but they can be traded with or hit clean with the tip of your jumping HP on startup. Far rapid crouching LP and your punch lariat (half of the time) will also beat horizontal blanka ball. You should only use far crouching HK sweep (max distance) or crouching LP against electricity. Never jump on electricity, you will lose. Last second Punch Lariat will trade with Vertical Ball shenanigans (remember, trading life for a knockdown is what you do!). Last second standing LP will also beat vertical ball but it is harder to time. If they are doing nothing but neutral jump attacks daring you to come at them, timing a jumping MP in between jumps should connect with practice. -x64

Vs. Chun-Li:

6-4 matchup. Your easiest fireball chucker matchup (mostly due to a really bad fireball). You can easily abuse Chun's floaty jump with a well timed Punch lariat trade from a crouching position (will work best if she's going to land on top of you and not out in front of you). This will hit clean or trade and there isn't much Chun can do to stop you from safe meaty or safe jumping her to death after you get the knockdown. If she uses SBK to get out of a SPD tick, crouching MP or HP will smack her out of it for free, allowing another safe meaty attempt. If she is trying to use her Neckbreaker loop on you, a last second punch lariat from crouching position will trade in your favor damage-wise, but both of you will get knocked down. If you get a knockdown in a corner, doing nothing but constant Body Press HP is very difficult for Chun to deal with. Chun will spend the entire round running away from you, but all you really need is one nice knockdown to get your SPD funtime going. -x64

Vs. Dhalsim:

3-7 matchup. Sim can keep you out like a mofo but like the Balrog match Sim is pretty much dead if you get one solid knockdown since he doesn't have a real reversal. Basically Sim will use his long limbs along with his fireball to constantly to poke you out. Use your punch lariat and sweep to get a trade to get in. Jumping HP and LK are going to be your most use jump-ins. Sim's sweep can anti-air every jump in you have but your body slam. Once you have a knockdown SPD loop his ass. -x64

Vs. E. Honda:

2-8 matchup. Gief's eternally bad matchup. It is incredibly difficult to deal with a Honda that is doing nothing but walk back HHS charging his headbutt at the same time. Your main objective here is baiting headbutts and stopping it with a punch lariat or rapid crouching LP and start safe jumping into blockstring into SPD. Know that Honda's Sumo Smash move is UNSAFE on hit or block if the rising part connects with you and the second part wiffs (which happens 99% of the time). This is a free easy SPD or sweep. The falling part of his Sumo Smash falls very quickly, but if you have the reaction a punch lariat from a crouching position will trade, knocking him down and giving you a free safe jump opportunity. Honda's HHS can be jumped over with forward jumping HP but the timing is tight (aim for his head at the peak of the jump). If Honda is walking towards you, he is open to a jump in attack. The key here is to jump in with forward HP right at his eyes, so you'll avoid his standing HP chop anti-air. This is your hardest match. If you beat someone's Honda with Gief, it is customary to rub it in their dumb faces for at least a weeks time. -x64

Vs. Guile:

3-7 matchup. Better than it was in CE but not by much. It is incredibly difficult to get past Guile's low MK and sonic boom zoning. Thankfully you have HF kick lariat now which will let you ease into his crouching MK territory without too much worry about getting low poked or sweeped. Your main objective here is to bully Guile into a corner and start your safe jump/safe meaty SPD shenanigans, usually by guess jumping a sonic boom or connecting with a sweep. Guile isn't going to be jumping at you. He'll just sit there and walk backward while throwing booms and crouching kicks, occasionally crouching to charge for flash kick. This matchup is pretty much the same throughout the entire SF2 series, so your strategies in, say, super turbo, likely apply here too. -x64

Vs. Ken:

5-5 Matchup. Your main problem against the shotos boil down to their really quick sweep (which makes approaching hard, even with your kick lariat) and their jumping HP, which is incredibly difficult for you to deal with. You need to look at the hitbox diagram for Ken/Ryu's jumping HP and realize when it is best to just block (if they launch it right in front of you) or go for a trade with a crouching punch lariat (if it lands on top of you). This is important, because one good jumping HP landed by a competent shoto likely means you just lost the round (combo into dizzy). The same can be said about their jumping HK but that's a bit easier to hit with your lariat. Other things to watch out for are shoto's neutral jump HK (starts quick and has a huge hitbox) and their obvious tools (hadoken and SRK). Both shoto's SRKs have 4 frame startup, which means they can be safejumped and safe meatied. Shoto's ground tatsus can be hit clean with all crouching punch buttons. Punishing a ground tatsu from ether shoto with a cr.LP while holding up forward gives you a free auto-safejump (credit: golcarjack). Ken's ground tatsu can't be used as a reversal or knock down on hit like Ryu's can, so he is more easy to abuse on wakeup. His air tatsus also have recovery frames falling from the air and landing so you don't have to worry about that ether. Ken's SRK has very slightly more vertical and horizontal range than Ryu's SRK but it doesn't really affect you. Your main objective against both shotos are to lariat through projectiles, knock them down, and force them to deal with your safe meaty standing LK into negative edge SPD like usual. You're going to block more here after getting knocked down due to both shotos possessing very easy dizzy combos, so you're going to have to pick your openings carefully. -x64

Vs. M. Bison (dictator):

8-2 matchup. Probably Gief's best matchup or tied with Balrog. HF Bison has very stubby normals, doesn't have his cheap tricks from CE, and has no reversal which is a recipe for disaster against Gief. Your main tool in this matchup is the punch lariat, which will beat psycho crusher clean (kick lariat has vulnerable arms, which crusher will hit). Punch lariat will lose to Bison's sweep and mostly trade with scissor kick. Your last second punch lariat or close standing LP will beat all of Bison's jump ins. The only thing you really have to worry about is catching Bison using headstomp with a jumping attack of your choice. One knockdown and Bison is powerless against your SPD loops. One exception is Bison's scissor kick is immediately considered off the ground in HF (thus, unthrowable) so they can use this as an anti-tick (credit: golcarjack). Ironically, by not negative edge SPD'ing in this instance all your normals that would come out here will beat scissor kick's exaggerated startup. -x64

Vs. Ryu:

3-7 matchup. Ryu is a better version of Ken and arguably the best character in the game. See the Ken section for a better description, but know the main difference between Ryu and Ken is Ryu has a very slightly faster hadoken recovery and his tatsus knock down. Ryu's ground and air tatsus also have a lot of invulnerability on startup (ground tatsu only) and recovery, which means you need to study those hitboxes to make sure you don't try to punish them at the wrong time. Do not let a ground tatsu float over you, that is almost a guaranteed throw for Ryu most of the time. -x64

Vs. Sagat:

2-8 matchup. This one is tough. Might be your toughest fireball match. Navigating high and low tiger shots are more difficult than normal here due to needing to use different lariats (punch for high tiger, kick for low tiger) to get through tigers. Your objective here is to bully Sagat into the corner so he can't continually walk back and throw tigers. Your main method of getting damage are jumping in with HP over a tiger shot or getting close enough to sweep. Sagat's standing HK can swat you out of the air every time (as well as using tiger uppercut) so you have to jump very carefully. Sagat's tiger uppercut is safe meaty and safe jumpable in HF, so once you get that knockdown go for repeated safe SPDs. Watch out for tiger knee wiffs into throw and Sagat's jumping HK and HK sweep (both are hard for Gief to deal with). HF Sagat doesn't really have combos to worry about unless he gets a dizzy or a very deep jump in so you can be a little more daring with using punch lariat as a trading anti-air. -x64

Vs. Vega (claw):

5-5 matchup. Vega has the tools to keep you zoned out pretty good but flails once you get in since he doesn't have a reversal outside of backflip (which just delays Vega getting swept). Crouching jab and sweep are good anti-claw-poke pokes. Use last second standing LP, crouching HP, or punch lariat against walldive if you can't hit him trying to go off the wall. Sweep his crystal flash roll. If they like to sweep slide a lot, your jumping HP body press will hit and likely crossup, giving you a dizzy combo (Vega dizzies easily). -x64

Vs. Zangief (self):

Fun mirror. Jump in with forward HP. Foil SPD churning during blockstun by ending with a linked sweep. Use crouching punch lariat as an anti-air if they are right on top of you otherwise block and negative edge SPD. Sweep a lot. Standing MK can work as a sudo-anti-air from far away. -x64

Hitboxes

Standing Normals

  • Standing LP:
Damage 12 Sf2hf-zangief-lp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-lp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-lp-s1.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +6
Frame Count 2 4 5
Simplified 1+2 4 5
  • Standing MP:
Damage 18 Sf2hf-zangief-mp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-mp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-mp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-mp-r1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +12
Frame Count 2 2 3 5
Simplified 1+4 3 5
  • Standing HP:
Damage  ? Sf2hf-zangief-hp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-hp-s1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage -11
Frame Count 3 3 6 10 8 6 5
Simplified 1+6 4 29
  • Standing LK:
Damage 12 Sf2hf-zangief-lk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-lk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-lk-a.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +10
Frame Count 2 2 5
Simplified 1+4 5
  • Standing MK:
Damage 18 Sf2hf-zangief-mk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-mk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-mk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-mk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-mk-s1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +7
Frame Count 3 3 4 4 5
Simplified 1+6 4 9
  • Standing HK:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-hk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-hk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-hk-s1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 4 8 11
Simplified 1+4 8 11

Close Standing Normals

  • Close Standing LP:
Damage  ? Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-a0.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-r5.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 2 2 2 2 4 4 5
Simplified 1+2 4 15
  • Close Standing LK:
Damage 12 Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-s3.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllk-s1.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 3 2 2 8 4 1
Simplified 1+7 8 5
  • Close Standing MK:
Damage 18 Sf2hf-zangief-clmk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clmk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-clmk-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clmk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clmk-s1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +2
Frame Count 3 3 4 4 5
Simplified 1+6 4 9
  • Close Standing HK:
Damage 22+6 Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-s3.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-s4.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-clhk-r4.png
Stun 10~16+1~7
Stun Timer 80+70
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage -17
Frame Count 2 2 2 3 6 8 8 10 8 5
Simplified 1+9 14 31

Crouching Normals

  • Crouching LP:
Damage 6 Sf2hf-zangief-crlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crlp-a.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage -4
Frame Count 3 5


  • Crouching MP:
Damage 18 Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +12
Frame Count 3 3 8 4 5
Simplified 1+6 8 9
  • Crouching HP:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-crhp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmp-s1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage -11
Frame Count 3 3 8 10 13
Simplified 1+6 8 23
  • Crouching LK:
Damage 12 Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 3 4 7
  • Crouching MK:
Damage 18 Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crmk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Frame Advantage +5
Frame Count 3 6 9
  • Crouching HK:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-crhk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-crlk-s1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Frame Advantage +1
Frame Count 4 8 13

Aerial Normals

  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping LP:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-r1.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 2 3 8
Simplified 2 11
  • Diagonal Jumping LP:
Damage 16 Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djlp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-r1.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 2 3 8
Simplified 2 11
  • Neutral Jumping MP:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njmp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njmp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-r1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 2 3 8
Simplified 2 11
  • Diagonal Jumping MP:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njmp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djmp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-r1.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 2 3 8
Simplified 2 11
  • Neutral Jumping HP:
Damage 24 Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njhp-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njhp-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlp-r1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 2 3 8
Simplified 2 11
  • Diagonal Jumping HP:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s3.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s3.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhp-s1.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 1 3 3 7 3 3
Simplified 1+7 4
  • Neutral Jumping LK:
Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njlk-a.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 3
  • Diagonal Jumping LK:
Damage 16 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djlk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r4.png
Stun 1~7
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 3 16 8 6 4
Simplified 3 16
  • Neutral Jumping MK:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njmk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r4.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 3 16 8 6 4
Simplified 3 16
  • Diagonal Jumping MK:
Damage 20 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djlk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r4.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 3 16 8 6 4
Simplified 3 16
  • Neutral Jumping HK:
Damage 24 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-njhk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r4.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 3 8 8 6 4
Simplified 3 8
  • Diagonal Jumping HK:
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-jk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-djhk-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r1.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r2.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r3.png Sf2hf-zangief-jk-r4.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 3 8 8 6 4
Simplified 3 8

Unique Moves

  • Headbutt: (Jump straight up, ↖/↑/↗ + Strong/Fierce)

Strong

Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-ump-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-ump-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-ump-r.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Frame Count 3 8

Fierce

Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-ump-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-uhp-a.png Sf2hf-zangief-ump-r.png
Stun 11~17
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 3 6

Flying Body Attack a.k.a. Chest Splash: (Jump diagonally, ↙/↓/↘ + Fierce)

Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-udhp-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-udhp-a.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Frame Count 5


Double Knee Drop: (Jump diagonally, ↙/↓/↘ + Short)

Damage 14 Sf2hf-zangief-udlk-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-udlk-a.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 40
Frame Count 5

Throws

Standing Normal Grabs Throwboxes:

Throw Hold Sf2hf-zangief-sthrow.png
Damage 32 Damage 16+(4*n)
Duration - Duration 300
Stun 7~13 Stun -
Stun Timer 100 Stun Timer -
Range (from axis) 69 Range (from axis) 69
Range advantage 24 Range advantage 24

Pile Driver (←/→ + Strong): 32

Iron Claw (←/→ + Fierce): 16,4*n

Brain Buster (←/→ + Forward): 32

Kamitsuki a.k.a. Bite (←/→ + Roundhouse): 16,4*n

Crouch Grabs Throwboxes:

Throw Hold Sf2hf-zangief-cthrow.png
Damage 28 Damage 16+(4*n)
Duration - Duration 300
Stun 5~11 Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 100 Stun Timer -
Range (from axis) 69 Range (from axis) 69
Range advantage 24 Range advantage 24

Stomach Claw (↙/↓/↘ + Strong/Fierce): 16,4*n

Deadly Driver (↙/↓/↘ + Strong): 28

Leg Throw (↙/↓/↘ + Fierce): 28

Special Moves

  • Double Lariat: Press all Punch Buttons
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-dl-s1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dl-m1.png
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage -25
Frame Count 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3

Diagram here is wrong. Punch Lariat does not have any startup and hits first frame, which co-incidentally gives Gief a 50/50 unblockable if you connect with this on startup. This is your main anti-air (use from a crouching position). -x64

  • Quick Double Lariat: Press all Kick Buttons
Damage 22 Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-s2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m1.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m1.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a1.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m1.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-m2.png Sf2hf-zangief-qdl-a1.png
Stun 13~19
Stun Timer 120
Frame Advantage -16
Frame Count 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 4 2 3 3 3 4

Quite a bit weaker that punch lariat (arms are fully vulnerable and initial hitting frames are almost useless). Its main use is to move forward quickly through projectiles and sweeps (no foot hurtbox). Unlike CPS2 Geif kick lariat, there is no recovery here, which means you can end in a defensive crouch even if you're getting meatied by a sweep or projectile. -x64

  • Spinning Piledriver: (360 + P)
Damage 50 Sf2hf-zangief-spd.png
Duration 130
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Range (from axis) 64
Range advantage 35

Misc Animations

Walk back Neutral Walk Fwd Crouch
Sf2hf-zangief-bwd.png Sf2hf-zangief-cllp-n.png Sf2hf-zangief-fwd.png Sf2hf-zangief-cr-n.png
  • Standing reel:
Sf2hf-zangief-reel1.png Sf2hf-zangief-reel2.png Sf2hf-zangief-reel3.png Sf2hf-zangief-reel4.png Sf2hf-zangief-reel5.png
  • Standing gut reel:
Sf2hf-zangief-gutreel1.png Sf2hf-zangief-gutreel2.png Sf2hf-zangief-gutreel3.png Sf2hf-zangief-gutreel4.png
  • Crouching reel:
Sf2hf-zangief-creel1.png Sf2hf-zangief-creel2.png
  • Dizzy:
Sf2hf-zangief-dizzy1.png Sf2hf-zangief-dizzy2.png Sf2hf-zangief-dizzy3.png Sf2hf-zangief-dizzy4.png