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{{MoveListRow | 75 Shiki: Kai | qcf + k | kof.lk 1st and 2nd hit: 35x2<br> kof.sk 1st and 2nd hit: 30x2<br> ex 1st and 2nd hit: 40x2 | kof.lk 2nd hit: reset<br> kof.sk and ex : softknockdown <br> ex : upperbodyinv}}
 
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{{MoveListRow | 222 Shiki: Kototsuki You | hcb + k | k 1st hit: 30<br>2nd hit: 135<br> ex : 180 | k : softknockdown lowerbodyinv <br> ex : throw}}
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{{MoveListRow | 101 Shiki: Oboroguruma | rdp + k | kof.lk 40<br> kof.sk 1st and 2nd hit: 40x2<br>3rd hit: 70<br> ex 1st and 2nd hit: 60x2<br>3rd hit: 100 | supercancel <br> kof.lk : softknockdown <br> kof.sk and ex : hardknockdown <br> ex : startupinv}}
 
{{MoveListRow | 101 Shiki: Oboroguruma | rdp + k | kof.lk 40<br> kof.sk 1st and 2nd hit: 40x2<br>3rd hit: 70<br> ex 1st and 2nd hit: 60x2<br>3rd hit: 100 | supercancel <br> kof.lk : softknockdown <br> kof.sk and ex : hardknockdown <br> ex : startupinv}}
 
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Revision as of 16:37, 30 June 2011

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Kyo

KOFXIII-Kyo Face.png

In a nutshell

Kyo is of course the original protagonist of this "crossover series", and in this iteration of the game is featured as the well rounded character that has all the fundamental tools to win. His exceptional ability to go on offense with a fast hop with a great downward hitting jump-in coupled with fast, low-hitting attacks that hitconfirm into knockdown combos makes his offensive game quite scary. As a contrast, he is also fitted with the tools to be able to keep out opponents with long reaching horizontal jumping attacks, projectiles, and great grounded normal attacks. He isn't the best in either fields but ranks high in either style of play and putting both playstyles together makes him to be force to be reckoned with.


Video Walkthrough

Move List

Normal Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Special Properties (glossary)
Standing Light Punch
Kof.lp.png
25
Chaincancel.png Cancel.png
Standing Light Kick
Kof.lk.png
30
Low.png Specialcancel.png
Standing Heavy Punch
Kof.sp.png
80
Cancel.png
Close Heavy Punch
Kof.sp.png
70
Cancel.png
Standing Heavy Kick
Kof.sk.png
80
Lowerbodyinv.png
Crouching Light Punch
D.png + Kof.lp.png
25
Chaincancel.png Cancel.png
Crouching Light Kick
D.png + Kof.lk.png
30
Low.png Chaincancel.png
Crouching Heavy Punch
D.png + Kof.sp.png
70
Cancel.png
Crouching Heavy Kick
D.png + Kof.sk.png
80
Low.png Softknockdown.png Cancel.png
Blowback Attack
Kof.sp.png + Kof.sk.png
75
Softknockdown.png Cancel.png
Jumping Light Punch
air Kof.lp.png
Jump: 45
Hop: 40
High.png Supercancel.png
Jumping Light Kick
air Kof.lk.png
Jump: 45
Hop: 40
High.png
Jumping Heavy Punch
air Kof.sp.png
Jump: 72
Hop: 70
High.png
Jumping Heavy Kick
air Kof.sk.png
Jump: 70
Hop: 68
High.png
Jumping Blowback Attack
air Kof.sp.png + Kof.sk.png
Jump: 80
Hop: 70
Softknockdown.png

Unique Attacks

Name
Command
Damage
Special Properties (glossary)
Goufu You
F.png + Kof.lk.png
60
High.png
Goufu You (cancelled-into)
F.png + Kof.lk.png
75
Specialcancel.png
88 Shiki
Df.png + Kof.sk.png
1st Hit: 30
2nd Hit: 45
1st Hit: Low.png Specialcancel.png
2nd Hit: Low.png
Naraku Otoshi
D.png + Kof.sp.png
50
Aironly.png
against airborne opponents: Hardknockdown.png

Throw

Name
Command
Damage
Special Properties (glossary)
Issetsu Seoi Nage
F.png or B.png + Kof.sp.png or Kof.sk.png (while close)
1st Hit: 60
2nd Hit: 38
Throw.png Softknockdown.png

Special Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Special Properties (glossary)
108 Shiki: Yamibarai
Qcf.png + P.png
P.png : 60
Ex.png : 100
Supercancel.png
Ex.png : Softknockdown.png
100 Shiki: Oniyaki
Dp.png + P.png
Kof.lp.png 1st hit: 55
2nd hit: 25
Kof.sp.png 1st hit:80
2nd and 3rd hit: 25x2
Ex.png 1st hit: 70
2nd till 10th hit: 20x9
Startupinv.png Softknockdown.png Drivecancel.png
75 Shiki: Kai
Qcf.png + K.png
Kof.lk.png 1st and 2nd hit: 35x2
Kof.sk.png 1st and 2nd hit: 30x2
Ex.png 1st and 2nd hit: 40x2
Kof.lk.png 2nd hit: reset
Kof.sk.png and Ex.png : Softknockdown.png
Ex.png : Upperbodyinv.png
222 Shiki: Kototsuki You
Hcb.png + K.png
K.png 1st hit: 30
2nd hit: 135
Ex.png : 180
K.png : Softknockdown.png Lowerbodyinv.png Drivecancel.png
Ex.png : Throw.png
101 Shiki: Oboroguruma
Rdp.png + K.png
Kof.lk.png 40
Kof.sk.png 1st and 2nd hit: 40x2
3rd hit: 70
Ex.png 1st and 2nd hit: 60x2
3rd hit: 100
Supercancel.png
Kof.lk.png : Softknockdown.png
Kof.sk.png and Ex.png : Hardknockdown.png
Ex.png : Startupinv.png

Desperation Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Special Properties (glossary)
Ura 108 Shiki : Orochinagi
Qcb.png Hcf.png + P.png
P.png : 210
Ex.png 1st till 3rd hit: 120x3
Startupinv.png Softknockdown.png Maxcancel.png
P.png : Airok.png
Ura 111 Shiki : Ama no Murakumo
Qcf.png Qcf.png + Kof.lp.png + Kof.sp.png
1st till 10th hit: 45x10
Softknockdown.png

Apprentice Combos

Strategy

Tips and Tricks

  • Kyo's qcf + D cannot be punished by most characters. But those with one frame grabs can. Against these characters, make sure to hitconfirm into qcf+D, otherwise use qcf+B or df+D (1hit) hcb+K for combos.
  • cr.B cr.A df+D (1 hit) hcb+K is somewhat easier to input than cr.B cr.B st.B hcb+K, but the latter combo works at a slightly bigger range and does a little bit more damage.
  • Generally, Kyo could perform 3 crouching light attacks as a blockstring on an opponent and could land a hyper hop j.2C a cross up on most characters regardless of the opponent crouching or standing. Similarly, Kyo could cross up as well from 2 crouching light attacks on block but with a full jump j.2C instead.

Combos

0 Bar, 0% Drive

  • cr.B cr.A df+D (1 hit) xx hcb+K - 213, 10
  • cr.B cr.B st.B xx hcb+K - 218, 9

Both combos are basic hitconfirms off light attacks, the first one is slightly easier, the second one does a bit more damage.

  • cl.C df+D (1 hit) xx hcb+K - 239, 11
  • (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, hcb+K -258, 15

Maximum damage combo for 0 Bar and 0% Drive

  • (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, rdp+D - 243, 35

This combo does less damage, but gives a hard knockdown, which sets up for a better position in wakeup game.

1 Bar, 0% Drive

  • cr.B cr.A df+D (1 hit) xx qcb hcf+P - 258, 10
  • cl.C df+D (1 hit) xx qcb hcf+P - 287, 11
  • (jump attack) cl.C qcf+D xx qcb hcf+P - 303, 15

The basic DM combos, all of these can combo into SDM as well.

1 Bar 50% Drive

  • cr.B cr.A df+D (1hit) xx hcb+K (DC) qcf+D, qcb hcf+P - 298, 18
  • cr.B cr.B st.B xx hcb+K (DC) qcf+D, qcb hcf+P - 303, 17
  • cl.C df+D (1 hit) xx hcb+K (DC) qcf+D, qcb hcf+P - 331, 19

Basic extension of the standard hitconfirm combos into DM. These can also be done as combos into SDM.

  • (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, rdp+D (2 hits) (SC) qcb hcf+P - 348, 23
  • (corner only) (jump attack) cl.C df+D xx qcf+D, rdp+B (SC) qcb hcf+P, qcf+A, hcb+K - 480, 36

2 Bar 0% Drive

  • cl.B, qcb hcf+AC 372, 3
  • cl.C, qcb hcf+AC 412, 7

A selection of links into SDM. Hitconfirmable and good damage.

2 Bar 50% Drive

  • (corner only) (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, rdp+B (SC) qcb hcf+P, qcf+A, qcb hcf+P 519, 25

2 Bar 100% Drive

  • (corner only) (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, rdp+B (SC) qcb hcf+P, qcf+A, rdp+D (2 hits) (SC) qcb hcf+P - 552, 33

3 Bar 50% Drive

  • (corner only) (jump attack) cl.C xx qcf+D, rdp+B (SC) qcb hcf+P, qcf+A, qcb hcf+AC - 624, 25

Basic Strategy

Offense

  • In regards to rushing down an opponent, Kyo has the ability to really get in an opponent and make the opponent question whether or not to block low or high as Kyo is able to get simple hit-confirms and damaging, knockdown combos from both jump-ins and low light attacks.
    • Up close, Kyo can pressure an opponent with hopping j.B (Jumping B, Jumping Light Kick) as it has a great, fast, vertical hitbox that is quite difficult for most characters to try to anti-air on reaction due to the fact that Kyo can stick out an early j.B and induce large hit-stun on hit and still be able to combo afterwards. Couple this with a fast cr.B (Crouching B, Crouching Light Kick) that links into cr.A (Crouching A, Crouching Light Punch) and confirms into an easy knockdown combo such as cr.B, cr.A xx df.D xx hcb+D (D, Heavy Kick), Kyo could really earn quite amount of damage and set up for another high/low mix up on okizeme.
    • Against characters that could easily anti-air j.B with a grounded normal attack, Kyo could use this opportunity to mix-up and opponent with an early jumping attack with a greater hitbox than j.B such as j.2C (Jumping Downward C, Naraku Otoshi). Doing a well spaced, early j.2C will be able to stuff anti-air attempts that beat out j.B, but the move will whiff upon a crouching opponent that doesn't attack and leave Kyo vulnerable. In comparison to previous incarnations of Kyo, j.2C usually added a great deal of push-back so Kyo wouldn't be able to hit confirm two light attacks let alone give him a combo from one; but in KOFXIII, the push-back isn't as great so Kyo is able to jump in more liberally with j.2C and get a cr.B, cr.A into knockdown combo.
    • Kyo has the ground normals to be able to maintain the pace while close to the opponent. If an opponent wants to anti-air a hop, other than using j.2C in a trap Kyo could utilize his sweep or fireball to punish the opponent. If the opponent figures to try to hop over Kyo's sweep or fireball, Kyo could just use st.A (Standing A, Standing Light Punch), cl.C (Close C, Close Heavy Punch), or cr.C (Crouching C, Crouching Heavy Punch). Coming full circle, if the opponent tries to sweep against Kyo's anticipated anti-air attemps, Kyo could simple hop on the opponent's sweep with a j.B.
    • When the opponent is knocked down or just simpled scared into plainly blocking, Kyo could do an empty hop to fake a jump-in attack and go straight into a low attack as he lands. Alternatively if Kyo has meter, he could use his EX hcb+K attack (222 Shiki: Kototsuki You) as it has command throw properties. If an opponent is not knocked down, Kyo can't perform a safe jump or safe hop as he does an empty jump/hop and the opponent could option select by pressing cl.C/D as Kyo is landing. Otherwise if Kyo performs a safe jump/hop, the opponent doesn't have the luxury of doing the option select and will have to jump or hop if the opponent anticipates the command throw mix-up. Kyo in this case could just empty jump/hop into his forward throw as it double as an option select as well. If the opponent tried to hop in response to a command throw, Kyo's normal throw would not come out but instead a cl.C would hit and anti-air the opponent. The weakness of doing a normal throw is that normal throws could be teched upon reaction and if the opponent anticipates a simple normal throw.

Neutral/Defense

  • As a zoning character, Kyo is able to utilize his fireball, aerial normals, and grounded normals quite similar as how Iori used to zone in previous games.
    • As a grounded projectile, Kyo's fireball is susceptible to being hopped over or jumped over; but that encourages the opponent to go into the space Kyo readily controls with j.D, st.A, cr.C, and Kyo's dp+P (100 Shiki: Oniyaki).
    • Unlike in previous games though, j.D didn't whiff against crouching opponents when done close to the ground. Now in KOFXIII, it only seems to hit on large, crouching characters such as Raiden, Goro, and Maxima. Since there isn't trip guard in KOFXIII, any character hopping or jumping into a cr.B attack or sweep will land on the ground into the attack and will be immediately be in a combo while grounded. So Kyo will have to pay mind controlling the hop and jump space with j.D or an opponent could just easily crouch underneath and score a combo on Kyo. A Kyo player will need to understand and set up and opponent to anticipate such a mistake, and the Kyo player will need to understand when to use j.B to control the downward space coming down from a hop or jump. Otherwise, Kyo could use j.D as a means of control air space from angles that his ground normals and "shoryuken" can't reach or win and really use the tip of his jumping heavy kick to stop advances from the opponent.
    • Another note to keep in mind is that Kyo can cancel his backdash into his j.2C. This not only increases the distance that Kyo's backdash travels but also decreases the recovery time as he lands from his backdash. Use this as a means of moving about the screen and in trying to optimize the Kyo's ability to control areas on screen.
    • In previous games, Iori's sweep was too risky to use since it was greatly punishable on block so in situations Iori had to sweep to counter poke, he'd use his fireball instead. In Kyo's case, he can similarly do the same thing just in case Kyo's sweep might not reach in time or is up against a move that might have a hitbox advantage against Kyo's sweep. Just like Iori in previous games, Kyo's fireball is vulnerable to hops so doing a fireball midscreen as a poke is just as risky or even riskier than an actual sweep so keep in mind of the risk and the set up.

Advanced Strategy

Frame Data

Block Frames
Move Name HL Damage Cancel Ability Startup Active Recovery Hitstun Blockstun On Hit On Guard Notes
Standing Lp.png HL 25 ch/sp/su 3 3 6 14 13 +4 +3
Standing Lk.png L 30 sp/su 5 3 11 14 12 +1 -1
Standing Hp.png HL 80 sp/su 9 5 23 20 18 -7 -9
Close Hp.png HL 70 sp/su 2 2+6 11 20 19 +2 +1
Standing Hk.png HL 80 - 7 5 21 20 18 -5 -7 Lower body invincibility
Crouching Lp.png HL 25 ch/sp/su 4 4 8 14 13 +3 +2
Crouching Lk.png L 30 ch 3 4 8 14 13 +3 +2
Crouching Hp.png HL 70 sp/su 4 2+5 20 20 18 -6 -8 Second hitbox only hits airborne opponents.
Crouching Hk.png L 80 sp/su 8 5 22 - 18 KD -8
Standing Hp.png + Hk.png HL 75 sp/su 14 6 24 - 21 KD -7
Jumping Lp.png H 45 (40) su 5 7 - 14 14 - -
Jumping Lk.png H 45 (40) - 4 12 - 14 14 - -
Jumping Hp.png H 72 (70) - 5 4 - 14 20 - -
Jumping Hk.png H 70 (68) - 7 5 - 14 20 - -
Jumping Hp.png + Hk.png HL 80 (70) su 12 10 - - 24 KD -
Move Name HL Damage Cancel Ability Startup Active Recovery Hitstun Blockstun On Hit On Guard Notes