Dabura FAQ
Author of FAQ: Adam (One eighty two)
Game: Dragonball Z: Budokai 2
System/Platform: Playstation 2
Copyright 2003 Adam Hritz
Version 1.0


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Table of Contents

I. Intro

II. Controller Setups and Basic Controls

III. Basic Moves and Combos

IV. Death/Ultimate Moves

V. Capsules
     1.0 Ability Capsules
     2.0 Physical Capsules
     3.0 Support Capsules
     4.0 Breakthrough Capsule

VI. Custom Capsule Trays

VII. Thanks

VIII. Outro


THIS FAQ CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS!!


I. Intro


Alright, in plain terms, DBZ:B2 is pretty much the greatest fighting game I 
have ever played. The graphics are very different, yet very cool. The new 
music and gameplay is definitely better, and the game has a new, improved 
feel to it. I suggest you buy this game, as there is a lot to do in it this
time around. The only way you can possibly finish this game within a day or 
two is if you use the capsule glitch (See my Secrets Guide). It'll keep you
busy and entertained, so go buy it, even if DBZ isn't your thing.



II. Controller Setups and Basic Controls

Here is the Standard Setup the game gives you:

X = Guard
Square = Punch
Triangle = Kick
Circle = Ki (Energy) Blast
R1 = P+K (Unblockable Strike)
R2 = P+G (Grab or Throw Technique)
L1 = Nothing
L2 = Nothing

Now here is my Custom Controller Setup:

X = Guard
Square = Punch
Triangle = Kick
Circle = Ki Blast
R1 = P+K
R2 = P+G
L1 = P+K+G (Causes character to transform)
L2 = P+K+G+E (Taunt-Causes opponent to lose 1 ki gauge)

The only reason I customized it this way is because it's easy to deal with in
Practice Mode and L1 and L2 were free to change.


III. Basic Moves and Combos


Punch- Any combination of only the punch button will give you a series of
       punches.

Now we'll get into throwing in some directions:

P+P+P+>P = A series of punches that ends with a quick but powerful palm 
strike that can come in handy when you're trying to knock your opponent
out of the ring.

P+>P+P = Causes decent damage but lacks in recovery time. 

>P+P+P+P+P = A good combo that deals good damage and finishes by smacking
your opponent into the air.

<P+>P = A 2-Hit combo that is good for knocking back opponents.

<P+<P = A fair combo that knocks your opponent down right in front of you.

P+K (R1) = A strike that can be charged up but the charging doesn't do much.
It sends your opponent into the air.

>R1 = The same above but Punches and sends the opponent horizontally.

<R1 = An attack that knocks back the opponent in such a way that it leaves
them open for ANY combo, even Death moves or Hell Blade Rush.

Kick- Any combination of only the kick button will give you a series of
      kicks.

K+>K = A swift combo that's useful for knocking your opponent out of the ring

K+K+>K+K = A very good combo. VERY good. Only one setback- Your guard is
dropped if the last kick misses, but this isn't really that important if your  
opponent is blocking.

>K+K+K+K+K = Yes, 5 kicks in there. It finshes with a powerful kick that
launches your opponent across the ring. Again, very useful for causing
ring-outs.

<K+>K = A short combo that sends your opponent away; however, it's only
useful in the air. Overall it isn't that great.

G+K (R2) = This executes the throw technique once you've gotten the correct
capsule (See Section 5:2.0) It's able to be used even when your opponent is
blocking. Another reason why you should take your combos slow.

DON'T FORGET!!--You can link punches and kicks together to make more combos!!



IV. Death/Ultimate Moves


Part A - Death Moves


1. Hell Blitz - The weaker of the 2 Death Moves; Nonetheless, just as 
                useful. It can be executed by pressing either of these:
                P+P+P+P+E  or  >K+P+P+<P+E  or  >E
                Keep in mind that there isn't much of a difference
                damage-wise, they just look different. Also, this attack
                does not have any knockback power, so once executed, your
                opponent has a chance to counter. Takes 1 ki gauge.

2. Evil Blast - The stronger of the 2. It can be executed by pressing:
                P+P+>P+P+P+E  or  >P+>P+P+P+E  or  <E
                Pretty much a rip-off of Majin Buu's Innocence Cannon.
                The Evil Blast does have knockback power
                which makes useful for ring-outs and such. I recommend
                using this more than Hell Blitz. Takes 2 ki gauges.



Part B - The Ultimate Move


Hell Blade Rush - Not only does it start with a good combo, but all those     
                  slashes...then the Mega Hell Blitz. Ouch.
                  >P+>P+P+K+E
                  While Dabura is dicing up your opponent, you have to
                  spin the analog sticks to do extra damage. If 
                  you're successful, you'll take out about 1.2 of your 
                  opponent's health. Not too shabby.
                  Takes up 3 ki gauges. 
                



V. Capsules

1.0 Ability Capsules


Demonic Will - Gives you a 10% increase in attack and gives you an increase
               in speed. Your ki gauge must be at 3 to do this. When done,
               it slowly drains your ki gauge. It's actually way better to use
               Demonic Will because of the increase in stats and most
               importantly - more damage with Hell Blade Rush. 
               Takes 1 capsule slot.

Hell Blitz - See Section 4
                 
Evil Blast - See Section 4

Hell Blade Rush - See Section 4


2.0 Physical Capsules


Hell Blow Shoot - A swift combo. Can be executed by pressing P+P+K+E.
                  Takes 1 ki gauge. For extra damage, press a different button 
                  than your opponent, and you'll score an extra hit.
                
Hate Ray Cannon - I love these types of attacks. Dabura smashes the opponent
                  into the ground and fires 9 ki blasts at them. While 
                  charging,spin the analog sticks and fill the meter to throw 
                  an extra blast.
                  Executed by pressing K+K+K+>K+E. Takes 2 ki gauges.

Evil Tornado - This is your throw attack. Press G+K (R2). Doesn't use
               any ki and is unblockable, so it's really useful if your 
               opponent keeps trying to guard.

Hate Dancing - This is awesome. Rapid punches and kicks, non-stop. 
               Executed with >K+K+K+E
               Deals good damage, takes 2 ki gauges. 

3.0 Support Capsules


1/3 Senzu Bean - Activated when you are KO'd, reviving you with 1/3 of your 
                 health restored. Gives you 1 ki gauge. Takes 1 slot.

Senzu Bean - Activated when you are KO'd, reviving you with full health.
             Takes 3 slots.

Demon Realm Guard - Increases your defense by 10%. Takes 1 slot.

Mage Guard - Increases your defense by 20%. Takes 2 slots.

Babidi's Guard - Increases your defense by 30%. Takes 3 slots.

Bibidi's Guard - Increases your defense by 40%. Takes 4 slots.

Gero's Energy R&D - Increases your ki by 1/2 a gauge each time you deflect
                    a ki blast. Takes 1 slot.

Gero's Deflection R&D - By holding X you deflect away every ki blast. Takes
                        1 slot.

Gero's Deflect-Back R&D - Same as above but deflects them back at the 
                          opponent. Takes 2 slots.

Viral Heart Disease - Causes both players' healths to decrease slowly.
                      Takes 2 slots.

Vaccine - Nulls the effect of the Heart disease on you. Useful in the 
          Advanced tournament when battles are set to 30 seconds.
          Takes 1 slot.

Super Holy Water - Reduces the amount of damage you take. Takes 1 slot.

Serious! - Increases your attack by 10% when your health reaches 1/3 or less
           (Red Bar) Takes 1 slot.

Serious!! - Increases your attack by 20% when your health reaches 1/2 or less.
            (Around halfway through orange bar) Takes 2 slots.

Serious!!! - Increases your attack by 30% when your health reaches 2/3 or
             less (Orange Bar) Takes 3 slots.

Rage! - Increases your attack by 10% during the first 10 seconds of battle.
        Takes 1 slot.

Rage!! - Increases your attack by 20% during the first 15 seconds of battle.
         Takes 2 slots.

Rage!!! - Increases your attack by 30% during the first 20 seconds of battle.
          Takes 3 slots.

Pride of the Strongest - When your health drops below 1/6, your attack power
                         increases dramatically. Pure junk. By the time you
                         even reach 1/6, you're pretty much a dead man 
                         walking. Don't use this.
                         Takes 2 Slots.

Potential - Very useful. Increases your attack by 10% every 8 seconds four 
            times. This means you can hit 140% without transforming!
            Takes 2 slots. Highly recommended.

Nature of Evil - Better than potential. Increases attack AND defense at the
                 noted intervals.
                 Takes 3 slots. Highly recommended.

Super Kami Water - Increases your attack by 30% but decreases your health 
                   slowly until it reaches 1/6. Takes 1 slot.

Gero's Perpetual Energy R&D - I only used this once. It's terrible. Gives you
                              a ki gauge of 7 that never decreases but takes
                              away the ability to transform. Takes 3 slots. 

Babidi's Barrier - Nullifies every ki blast thrown at you w/o pressing any
                   buttons. Kinda useful..
                   Takes 1 Slot


Dabura's  Sword - Increases your attack.
                  Takes 1 slot.

Babidi's Scope - Reduces amount of Ki used overall by about 1/2.
                 Takes 1 slot. Highly recommended.

Yakon - Whenever your opponent transforms, their ki consumption accelerates.
        Takes 1 slot.

Loyalty to Babidi - Your Ki will keep rising even in transformed state.
                    Takes 2 slots. Highly recommended.

4.0 Breakthrough Capsule


Breakthrough (Dabura) - The only way to get this is to collect all 7
                        Dragonball capsules, summon Shenron, and keep reseting
                        your game until Dabura's name pops up. It allows you
                        to use all of Dabura's Ability and Physical Skills and
                        gives them the effect of being placed twice. 
                        Highly Recommended.
                        Takes all 7 slots. 




VI. Custom Capsule Trays


These are trays that I use when not using Breakthrough:


All-Around Setup

1. Demonic Will
2. Hate Ray Cannon
3. Evil Blast
4. Hell Blade Rush
5. Babidi's Scope
6. Potential (2 slots)


World Tournament Setup (With 30 Second Battles)

1. Demonic Will
2. Babidi's Scope
3. Hell Blitz
4. Hell Blitz
5. Vaccine
6. Viral Heart Disease (2 slots)

Offensive Setup

1. Demonic Will
2. Babidi's Scope
3. Dabura's Sword
4. Hell Blade Rush
5. Evil Blast
6. Hate Ray Cannon
7. Hate Dancing

Defensive Setup

1. Super Holy Water (2 Slots) 
3. Mage Guard (2 slots)
5. 1/3 Senzu Bean
6. Hate Ray Cannon
7. Evil Blast


Quick n Easy Battles

1. Evil Blast
2. Evil Blast
3. Nature of Evil (3 slots)
5. Demonic Will
6. Babidi's Scope


VII. Thanks


CJayC for creating Game FAQs

Dimps for making DBZ: Budokai 2

Akira for creating Dragonball.

Gamrguy & WLN1226


VIII. Outro


Well people, I spent a whole hour writing this thing. I hope someone reads it,
let alone find it useful. If you have ANY questions, IM or E-Mail me. MAKE 
SURE YOU PUT "DABURA FAQ" IN THE TITLE OR I WILL MOST LIKELY DELETE IT. 
I'm here to help!

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