Garou: Mark of the Wolves/Freeman
A Criminal in Second South that had a similar look about a fusion of Iori and Benimaru.
Later,in KOF 12 Iori based his new non-flame moveset about him.
-fast low attacks -
-Lack of BR Potentials -Low Defense Ratio
Freeman is a pure ground rushdown character based on quick and speedyful combos, your main objetive in far combat is to use your grab and break and in close combat to use your rekkas for pressure.
He is a bottom tier along with Tizoc due that his Break Shot and Feint Moves are more a tactic than a combo adding.
Special Command Moves
|Command||Move||Weak Damage||Strong Damage|
|+ (Break)||Morbid Angel||0||0|
|, +||Full Blast||33||46|
|, +||Creeping Death||33||44|
When a move can be canceled, it can either be canceled into a special/super/feint. Some moves that can't be canceled when they hit can be canceled when the opponent blocks while some moves that can be Special/Super canceled cannot be Feint Canceled.
Command = the input for the attack.
Start Up = How many start up frames an attack has.
Hit = When the attack hits.
Block = When the attack is blocked.
+ signifies how many advantage frames the attacker has.
- signifies how many disadvantage frames the attacker has.
KD means the attack will knock the opponent down.
Data from Howard's Arena
|Close / +||-|
His dash is different from the rest of the cast, if you maintain forward (forward neutral forward+hold) his dash will travel more distance.
You can alternate between rekka C and A, therefore it is recomended to always use the A version for the 3rd rekka as it is the safest one, and prefer the A version as well as 2nd since it hits low and has the best frame advantage.
Also note that if you are out of range, you can whiff cancel rekkas (karacancel), for example 2C > rekka A(whiff) karacancel 2nd rekka A (will combo with the 2C). It is also a blockstring on block.
A simple pressure string would be rekka A > rekka A > 2C > rekka A karacancel into rekka A.
You can make your opponent guess by delaying your rekkas or doing something else (mainly after the 2nd rekka A).
Other than his rekkas, his special moves are either unsafe or can be reacted to easily so it is not recommended to use them.
His far C is an amazing poke as it covers the air very well.
He is one of the few characters able to confirm his super via 3 lights midscreen : clB 2B stA Super (use the 2B 236AD 236A shortcut for easy execution).
Jumping C or D-->Down+AB-->QCB+C (x3)
Jumping C or D-->Standing C-->QCF+A
Jumping C or D-->Standing C-->QCFx2+P
Jumping C or D-->Down+AB-Feint->Crouching C-->QCFx2+P (Better chance of working at the corner)
HCF+K, Break-->Standing C-Feint->Crouching C-->QCFx2+P
Crouching B 1~3 times (at least one if not at corner)-->QCB+A (x3)
Crouching B 1~3 times (at least one if not at corner)-->QCFx2+P
Freeman's TOP move is a barrier that surrounds his body. Recovery on the move is ok, but be cautious.
Freeman is a bit of an odd character. On paper, he looks fantastic, with decent speed, good damage behind his attacks, and invincibility frames on a lot of his specials. However, he suffers three crippling flaws: worst brake move in the game, terrible combo-ability, and lack of any sort of a jump-in stopper. The last one is the worst; he somewhat makes up for poor combo-ability with his powerful attacks, but since almost any character can jump in on him at will, there is little he can do on defense.