Normals with different commands are referred as "Command Normals" (特殊技) and they work the same way as other normals.
Dash Attack (ダッシュ攻撃)
During the dash, by inputting / you can do a specific dash attack. Dash attacks can be done immediately before any distance is gained during a dash, so you can surprise opponents with a quick gap close if possible.
A specific chargeable normal attack. After the charge, attacks usually get new properties, like deal more damage or causes a knockdown. Charging takes some time so you need to find the right places to use these moves.
Force Function (フォースファンクション)
Force Function is counted as a a normal move. It can be used to cancel normals, but not specials.
Special moves are moves unique to each character and are done by inputting a command like and pressing a button. Most of the specials have normal / versions and a special EX version which is done by pressing button and consumes 100 EXS.
All damaging special moves inflict chip damage on the opponent when blocked, which is a small amount of damage per hit landed from the blocked special.
A throw can be done close to the opponent by pressing +. Throws can't be guarded, but the opponent has a small chance to escape from them. Throws are an important tool to break the opponent's defense. It's possible to throw the opponent backward with the motion +, as any other + motion results in a forward throw.
Throws have small reach, but are fast moves that are optimal to opening an opponent's defense if they are skilled at blocking. Throws are all 1 frame faster than moves like Hyde's and Linne's . Throws always win then they clash with the opponents move due to special hitbox properties. They have a start-up of 4 frames.
You can cancel A normals to throws. But if you try to throw an opponent while they are still blocking an attack, a golden effect flashes and the opponent's chance of escape extended to 29 frames. These are referred as Gold Throws. Command throws, like Gordeau's Assimilation also become gold throws when used against a guarding opponent.
Smart Steer (スマートステア)
Smart Steer is a system which automatically connects a simple combo of character's moves. Screen tells with a text "SMART STEER" when someone uses this Auto Combo.
For example Hyde's Smart Steer combo looks actually like this: 5A→5B→6B→214A→214A→214A→41236C
Passing Link (パッシングリンク)
Passing Link is a system which makes it possible to cancel a normal move with another normal move. Passing Link works whenever the a move hits the opponent, even if the move is guarded.
You can freely mix standing and crouching moves. Passing Link works from weak move to the stronger move, like 5A→5B→5C as well as from a strong move to a weaker move, like 5C→5B→5A. You can't use the same move more than once during the Passing Link (with the exception of some repeatable moves).
Smart Steer is not affected by Passing Link's restrictions. This means you can use moves included in Smart Steer combo two times in a combo, like in this Hyde's combo:
Counter hit occurs when your attack interrupts the opponent's attack. Usually when your attack has faster start-up than the opponent's attack. Other possibility is when the opponent is still recovering from performing an attack. If you interrupt the opponent's special move with anything else than a light () attack, then it becomes a High Counter.
When you get a counter hit, it changes the properties of your combo. Counter hit changes the length of hit stun. Counter hit has 1.5 times longer and high counter has 2 times longer hit stun than normal hit. Counter also makes it possible to pick downed opponent's for even longer combos.
If you deals a Counter hit during Assault, damage compensation value will be nullified and you can actually deal pretty good damage even if you hit with a light attack.
Counter hit can also change the opponent's recovery options. For example, Vatista's Dash-B slams the opponent on the ground, If you counter with Seth's "Segment of Stitch Binding" or Gordeau's 2C, the opponent becomes unable to air tech.
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