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Ghost Rider

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The supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his mentor, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). Instead, his soul bonded with the entity called Zarathos. When utilizing Zarathos' powers Blaze's flesh is consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields trademark blasts of hellfire from his skeletal hands. (Excerpt taken from Wikipedia)


In a nutshell

Ghost Rider can be most easily compared to Dhalsim or even Omega Red from previous games, with his EXTREMELY long reaching melee attacks. One major distinction, however, is his sheer damage. While he may seem somewhat clunky or unwieldy at first, once you understand him, you will find that Ghost Rider can easily hit confirm over 500K damage from nearly full screen distance! His zoning tools, immense reach, high damage, and above average health (1 million) make for one very strong character.


Video Walkthrough

Move List

Assist Types

Name
Type
Damage
Special Properties
Cross-Over Combination
Alpha.png Chain of Rebuttal
Direct.png Front.png
50,000 per Hit
Wallbounce.png
Hellfire Maelstrom
Beta2.png Hellfire (L)
Shot.png Tiltdown.png
20,000 per Hit
Otg.png projectile
Hellfire Maelstrom
Gamma2.png Heartless Spire
Shot.png Front.png
35,000 per Hit
strike Otg.png projectile
Hellfire Maelstrom

Normal Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Notes (glossary)
Standing Light
L.png
55,000
Crouching Light
D.png + L.png
45,000
Low.png
Standing Medium
M.png
75,000
Crouching Medium
D.png + M.png
80,000
Standing Heavy
H.png
90,000
Crouching Heavy
D.png + H.png
80,000
Low.png Softknockdown.png
Special
S.png
100,000
Launch.png Nocancel.png
Rage Whip
H.png again after
a connected H.png
95,000
Drags opponent closer.
Heartless Spire
B.png + H.png
35,000 per Hit
Chipdamage.png
strike Otg.png
projectile
Jumping Light
air L.png
55,000
High.png
Jumping Medium
air M.png
78,000
High.png
Jumping Heavy
air H.png
90,000
High.png
Jumping Special
air S.png
50,000 per Hit
High.png Aircombofinisher.png

Throws

Name
Command
Damage
Notes (glossary)
Forward Throw
F.png + H.png
30,000 + 50,000
Throw.png Hardknockdown.png
Back Throw
B.png + H.png
30,000 + 50,000
Throw.png Hardknockdown.png
Forward Air Throw
air F.png + H.png
30,000 + 50,000
Airthrow.png Hardknockdown.png
Back Air Throw
air B.png + H.png
30,000 + 50,000
Airthrow.png Hardknockdown.png

Special Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Notes (glossary)
Hellfire (L)
Qcf.png + L.png
20,000 per Hit
Otg.png projectile
Hellfire (M/H)
Qcf.png + M.png / H.png
20,000 per Hit
projectile
Chain of Rebuttal
Dp.png + L.png
50,000 per Hit
Wallbounce.png ;
Wallbounce.png caused only by last hit.
Chain of Punishment
Dp.png + M.png
50,000 per Hit
Wallbounce.png ;
Wallbounce.png caused only by last hit.
Judgement Strike
Dp.png + H.png
25,000 per Fireball
projectile
Chaos Bringer
Qcb.png + L.png
60,000 + 60,000
Hardknockdown.png
Hell's Embrace
Qcb.png + M.png
60,000 + 17,500 x 5
+ 35,000
Hardknockdown.png
Chaos Bringer
Qcb.png + H.png
60,000 + 105,000
Hardknockdown.png

Hyper Moves

Name
Command
Damage
Notes (glossary)
Hellfire Maelstrom
Qcf.png + Atk.png + Atk.png
20,000 x 18 + 80,000
Hardknockdown.png ; Mashable
Spirit of Vengeance
Dp.png + Atk.png + Atk.png
20,000 x 11
Otg.png Projnull.png ;
Only can be X-Factor
canceled when Ghost Rider
jumps off of bike.
Spirit of Vengeance
(Standard Ender)
Do nothing during
Spirit of Vengeance
30,000
Softknockdown.png
Spirit of Vengeance
(L Ender)
L.png during Spirit
of Vengeance
150,000
Hardknockdown.png
Spirit of Vengeance
(M Ender)
M.png during Spirit
of Vengeance
160,000
Hardknockdown.png
Spirit of Vengeance
(H Ender)
H.png during Spirit
of Vengeance
200,000
Hardknockdown.png
Wallbounce.png
Spirit of Vengeance
(S Ender)
S.png during Spirit
of Vengeance
35,000 x 9
Hardknockdown.png ;
Hardknockdown.png caused only by last hit.
Penance Stare
Hcb.png + Atk.png + Atk.png
450,000
Throw.png Crumple.png ;
Level 3 Hyper

Strategy

Tips and Tricks

  • Ghost Rider's snapback reaches nearly full screen, making it possibly the most abusable snapback in the game.
  • Jumping S.png and crouching H.png both reach over half screen, and are high and low respectively. Keep these in mind.
  • While Ghost Rider CAN confirm a lot of damage from far distances, he doesn't necessarily need to. He can spend a lot of the match content to poke and prod bits of damage out of the opponent.
  • Ghost Rider's Alpha Assist, Chain of Rebuttal is an EXTREMELY fast, far reaching Wall Bounce. While both of his other assists are strong OTG hits, the sheer speed and power of CoR assist should not be overlooked. If your team doesn't require the OTG, you will find this assist very abusable, both for zoning and for combos.
  • Standing S.png and crouching M.png move Ghost Rider forward. Use these and cancel them on whiff (Kara Cancel) to increase the range of moves such as Penance Stare.

Combos

Basic Strategy

Advanced Strategy