The King of Fighters XIII/Ash
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In a nutshell
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- Standing Light Punch () - A slight toss of the wrist. This attack is a standard anti-hop attack that carries little risk. One of many anti-air attacks in Ash's repertoire.
- Standing Light Kick () - Although not the fastest light attack, this is a neat low-hitting normal attack to keep note of. This could be used in a middle of a string of attacks or simply be used to catch the opponent off guard if the opponent forgot about Ash's standing attacks that hit low.
- Standing Heavy Punch () - The typical far Standing Heavy Punch attack in the same vein as Ryo's or Terry's. What sets this attack apart from the others is that this attack does actually cancel upon hit or block and hits a variety of crouching characters, unlike King's Standing Heavy Punch for example. Ash's Standing Heavy Punch may be used as an anti-air attack against incoming hop approaches or be simply used in blockstrings as a frame trap and to pressure.
- Close Heavy Punch (Close ) - Much like Kyo or Iori, this Close Heavy Punch attack is quite fast and functions quite well as a pressure move and as an anti-air. Ash could freely just run forward and press against an opponent maintain safety upon block. If the opponent happens to jump or hop, Ash could anti-air. If the opponent gets hit while on the ground for any reason, Ash could cancel into Floréal ( + ) and easily link a Nivôse ( [Charge] + ) afterwards for a knockdown combo. As Ash is able to easily combo into his charge attacks by buffering the charge during Floréal and Floréal having the ability to combo from many of Ash's normals, Ash can maintain a vast sense of offensive momentum most in ways many charge characters from other fighting games could not. Close Heavy Punch is one of those attacks that complements Ash's game by doing so. As a fast Close Heavy Punch attack, this attack has many applications as a frame trap and blockstring move as well.
- Standing Heavy Kick () - A far-reaching, rolling sobat kick. Although a tad more feminine than Guile's rolling sobat kick, Ash's Standing Heavy Kick function just as well. This is attack does respectable damage for its application as an attack that goes over most low-reaching/low-hitting attacks and punishes or counter-hits most grounded attacks. An opponent's answer to this attack from mid-range primarily is to hop over the Standing Heavy Kick during the start up, but a good Ash player should be able to anticipate such a counter attempt and be ready to anti-air the opponent with one of Ash's many anti-air/air-to-air options. In essence, this move is Floréal ( + ) or Floréal (Backward) ( + ) but the speed, in regards to start up and recovery, is in between the two types. While one type of Floréal moves forward and the other moves backwards akin to Guile's rolling sobat going back and forth, Standing Heavy Kick is a Floréal that remains in place. To some extent, Standing Heavy Kick's application is similar to Guile's far Standing Roundhouse Kick by holding position and attacking while buffering the charge time for a Sonic Boom. In Ash's case, it would be for charging his Ventôse ( [Charge] + ). If a player is in need of moving forward to attack with a Floréal, Standing Heavy Kick would be the preferred move due to the speed and recovery it has over the actual Floréal.
- Close Heavy Kick (Close ) - Another fast hitting Close Heavy Kick attack. Almost has the same exact application as Close Heavy Punch, but this attack lacks an anti-air function. Instead, the emphasis of this attack is in the low-hitting property and being able to frame trap an opponent while still checking the opponent's ability to block low. One common threat to an opponent is Ash's Fructidor ( + + ), a command throw Desperation Move that does decent damage. So if an opponent is caught trying to alternate guard in response to a tick throw attempt, Ash may blockstring and break an alternate guard with a fast low-hitting Close Heavy Kick from standing. So although Ash may stand up and even walk or run forward and seem to be going for a throw, Ash could fake it and continue to pressure. Much like Close Heavy Punch, Ash may run forward or attack whenever with this attack and cancel into a Floréal ( + ) on whim and combo into a Nivôse ( [Charge] + ) upon hitconfirm.
- Crouching Light Punch ( + ) - Another standard Crouching Light Punch attack. Doesn't have too much application since Ash could just hitconfirm and cancel into his Unique Attacks or Special Moves with Crouching Light Kick attacks that hit low. If Ash wants to continue walking forward to pressure with crouching light attacks to maintain frame advantage, Crouching Light Punch may be used in this situation as it could stifle jump or hop out attempts early. Ash has other means and setups to maintain offensive momentum that include other aspects that may drive an opponent to error such as high/low/throw mix-ups so Crouching Light Punch will just have a few specific uses compared to other attacks.
- Ventôse ( [Charge] + ) -
- Nivôse ( [Charge] + ) -
- Germinal Caprice ( [Charge] + ) -
- Génie ( + or )
- Thermidor ( + ) -
- Pluviôse ( + ) -
- Sans-culotte (~~~) -
- Germinal (Sans-culotte, then + + ) -
- Fructidor ( + + ) -
Tips and Tricks
- cr.B cr.B xx d~u+D - (165, 20)
- cr.B b+B, cr.B b+B, d~u+B - (208, 27)
- cl.C b+B xx d~u+B - (187, 22)
- j.D, cl.C xx b~f+BD, d~u+D - (283, 18 [mid-screen] / 344, 28 [corner])
- (corner only) j.D, cl.C xx b~f+BD, b~f+C, b+D, dash, b+D, CD - (433, 50)
- cl.C b+B, qcf qcf+BD - (399, 13)
- cr.B cr.B b+B, qcf qcf+BD - (376, 12)
- cr.B b+B, A B C D - (131, 9)
- j.D, cl.C xx b~f+D (DC) d~u+D - (252, 28)
- cr.B cr.B b+B, d~u+B (DC) b~f+D - (205, 24)
- (corner only) cr.B cr.B b+B, d~u+B (DC) b~f+A, d~u+D - (281, 38)
- (corner only) cr.B b+B, d~u+B (DC) qcb+AC, b~f+A, b~f+A, d~u+D - (351, 41)
- (corner only) cr.B b+B, d~u+B (DC) qcb+AC, b~f+A, b~f+A, qcf qcf+K - (378, 27)