Last Blade Combo FAQ v1.0 from m00nrun 12/23/97
Last Blade 
Combo FAQ v 1.0
Last updated on 23/12/1997

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Revision History:

V 1.0 - created on December 23, 1997. Some story line of each character, 
included basic chain combos and also damaging combos for POWER mode.

Contents:
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Part 1: Intro and Misc.
1.1 Intro 
1.2 Story line
1.3 Combo Notations
1.4 Mode Select
1.5 Basic Chain Combos

Part 2: Character story and Combos
2.1 Kaede  "Shining Soul"
2.1.1 (DFC) deflect combos
2.2 Moriya Minakata "Moon Destiny"
2.3 Yuki  " Anxious White "
2.4 Akari Ichijou " Magical Little Girl "
2.5 Juzou Kanzaki  " Big Heart "
2.6 Keiichirou Washizuka " Sword Wolf "
2.7 Shikyoh  "Living Nightmare"
2.8 Hyou Amano "Romancing Wanderer"
2.9 Lee Rekka "Oriental Justice"
2.10 Zantesu "Last Ninja"
2.11 Okina the Genbu  "Fighting Hermit"
2.12 Shigen Naoe  "Iron Tiger"

Part 3: Credits and Acknowledgements 


1.1 Introduction

Last Blade Combo FAQ v 1.0
After almost a month Last Blade is released, I finally gathered quite enough 
combos for Last Blade to start on an FAQ on it . This FAQ is to help those 
people who are having problems with Last Blade combos. Although Last Blade may 
not be as 'combo-oriented' as King of Fighters 97, there are a few cool things 
about Last Blade, like the Super Cancel, and '"combo-special" thing. So far all 
the basic combos are added in this initial release for all the characters, so 
read through slowly for those really damaging combos. And thanks for reading 
this FAQ. If there are any questions about combos, feel free to e-mail me or 
just leave a message in the message board at the COMBO PAGE.

1.2 Storyline of Last Blade

The two worlds which existed from ancient times, the human world and the Under 
world. These two distant worlds have been connected from the past by the Gate 
of Hell, guarded by four deities who must always stay in the shadows of 
history. As time passed and 200 years from the reign of the Tokugawa 
Government, people began to fear as their shallow world of peace quickly faded
away with the rumors of the resurrecting Demon. The long peace which had taken
place not only pressed greater fear amongst the people but also took away the 
swords and samurais, leaving almost no hope. But not all hope was lost. There 
were still those with hope and hearts of fire....And there were those with 
lust for the Demon. Thus the last of the fighters began their journey, to 
learn and finish whatever destiny awaited for them.
1.3 Combo notations
A = weak slash	B = heavy slash
C = kick        D = deflect(parry)
dn/dwn = down joystick direction
up = up joystick motion
bk = hold joystick in blocking direction
fw = joystick forward motion
s = store for few seconds
QCB = quarter cirlce back joystick motion
QCF = quarter circle forward joystick motion

HCB = half circle back joystick motion
HCF = half circle forward joystick motion
DP = uppercut joystick motion
RDP = reverse uppercut joystick motion

bk + A	near light slash
fw + B	far heavy slash
fw + C	heavy kick
fwdwn + C	low sweep
B + C		overhead move

When opponent down, C(down attack), fwdwn + B(down slash), up + B(jump in 
attack)

	
(C) - corner combos, combos that only work in the corner.
(DM) - DM combos, combos that involve super moves or desperation moves.	
(HD) - High damage combos, each combo can do more then 3/4 life damage.
(XX) - Difficult to do combos.
(INF)- infinite combos, combos that can be repeated and result in a continued 
        combo
(CBS) - needs to be lashing life and power meter stocked up.
(MID) - opponent must be mid-air for this to work
(SPC) - 'Super Cancel', normal move combos cancelled into Super(DM) moves
(DFC) - deflect(parry) combos, combos that are only able to be done after the 
deflect(parry) move, the D button.
***- refer to explanations


1.4  Mode Select:

Just like KoF97, Last Blade also has a mode select after you select your 
characters between Power and Speed.

Power:
- More damage done per hit, can super cancel and can use a potential super 
  special.
- Cannot chain combo and no "combo special"

Speed:
- can chain combo and "combo special" dwn, dwn + AB
- lesser damage, no super cancel and cannot use potential super special


1.5 Basic Chain Combos:
(Speed Mode only)

A --> A
A --> B
A --> dwn + A
A --> A --> B
A --> A --> dwn + B
A --> A --> B --> fw + B
A --> A --> dwn + B --> fw  + B
A --> dwn + A --> B
A --> dwn + A --> dwn + B
A --> dwn + A --> dwn + B --> fw + B
bk  + A --> A --> A
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B
bk  + A --> A--> A--> B --> fw + B
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B --> fw + B
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B --> fw + B
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B --> fw + B
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B --> fw + B



Part 2: Character story and combos

2.1 Kaede "Shining Soul"

2.1.1 Story line
----------------
Found and brought up by a swordsman, Kaede grew up with Moria and Yuki,
both of whom were as good as family to him. Having mysterious powers,it
was not rare for him to surprise them, as well as himself. At the age of 12, 
upon returning from an errand Kaede and Yuki found Moriya
standing in front of the corpse of their teacher, the swordsman.
Kaede who respected Moriya for his Swordsmanship but more as a brother,
quickly saw his world crash behind him and attacked Moriya. Moriya did 
not even try to dodge and was slashed, then left the Dojo behind 
without a word.....Five years later, Kaede decides travels to learn the
truth to what had happened that day by seeking out for Moriya, and 
getting revenge for his adopted father.

2.1.2 Move list
----------------
courtesy of Darklancer's Last Blade Movelist FAQ v 1.2

http://home.pacific.net.sg/~lancer/test.htm

ichitou.shitsupuu(Single Slash. Squall)
QCF + A or B

ichitou.kuuga(Single Slash. WindFang)
DP + A or B


ichitou.renjinzan(Single Slash. Fillet Flash)
[ QCB + A or B ] x 3

ichitou.[?](Single Slash. Stormblast)
near HCF + C

(Forward Roll)
HCB + B

[SUPER SPECIALS]

katsushin.fuuryuu
*(Lively Dragon Pounce)
QCB,QCF + hold AB

*(Kaede Awaken)
BCD
He will change form and his life meter will be gradually reduced.
But his speed and damage increase.


[POTENTIAL SUPER SPECIAL]

katsushin.kouryu
**(Bad Dragon Rising)
QCB,QCF + B

AWAKEN KAEDE's  Move list
[specials]

(Morning Star. Squall)
QCF + A or B

(Morning Star. WindFang)
DP + A or B

(Morning Star. Fillet Flash)
[ QCB + A or B ] x 3

(Morning Star. Stormblast)
near HCF + C

(Forward Roll)
HCB + B

[super special]
*(Lively Dragon Revival)
QCFx2 + hold AB
*(Lively Dragon Pounce)
QCB,QCF + hold AB

[P.super special]
**(Lively Dragon Lance)
QCFx2 + AB

** (Bad Dragon Rising)
QCB, QCF + B

2.1.3 General Combos:
---------------------
(for all chain combos, refer to section 1.5)

best mode:
(SPEED/POWER)

(SPEED)
fw + D, go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
forward heavy kick, then go to fallen opponent and execute the downward slash

Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B, then into either
i)"Single Slash. Squall", QCF + A or B
ii)"Single Slash. WindFang", DP + A or B then go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
iii)"Single Slash. Fillet Flash", QCB + A or B x 3 go to fallen opponent and 
dnfw + B


Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B, 
QCB + A, QCB + A, pause then either
i)"Single Slash. Squall", QCF + A
ii)"Single Slash. WindFang", DP + B, tap B go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
iii)"Single Slash. Fillet Flash", QCB + A once go to fallen opponent and dnfw 
+ B


(HD)(DM)
HCF + C, QCB, QCF + AB go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
Execute Kaede's command throw move then execute his super special, 
"Lively Dragon Pounce", qcb, qcf + AB

HCF + C, DP + A or DP + B, tap B go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
Execute Kaede's command throw move then execute his uppercut, both either A or
B version, but B version does more damage.

(CBS)(HD)
Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B,
dwn, dwn + AB, 
bk + A -->A --> A --> A -->B -->B , then either
i) QCF + A x 3 - 10
ii)QCB + A, QCB + A, DP + B, tap B go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
the above combo is a bit exaggerating but it works, because after the first 
series of chain combos, then if you execute the "combo special" system, more 
series of chains can be added as Kaede's speed is doubled and the qcf  + As can 
be combo-ed one after the other. 

(POWER)
fw  + D, go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
forward heavy kick, then go to fallen opponent and execute the downward slash


Jump B/C, Stand B, then either
i)"Single Slash. Squall", QCF + A or B
ii)"Single Slash. WindFang", DP + A or B then go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
iii)"Single Slash. Fillet Flash", QCB + A or B x 3 go to fallen opponent and 
dnfw + B

Jump B/C, stand B, QCB + A, QCB + A ...DP + B, tap B, then go to fallen 
opponent and dnfw + B jumping heavy slash, standing heavy slash, combo-ed 
into qcb + A, qcb + A, then execute Kaede's uppercut + B, tap B for the 
finisher.

(HD)(DM)
Jump B/C, stand B, "Bad Dragon Rising", QCB, QCF + B
Jumping heavy slash, standing heavy slash combo-ed into potential special, "Bad 
Dragon Rising", qcb, qcf + B

2.1.4 Deflect combos:
---------------------

These combos are done after you deflected(with the D button) one of your 
opponent's attack.
After 'Deflect', your opponent may be open for combos. 
There are two types of 'deflect' combos, air and land.
Air 'Deflect' is when you deflect your opponent's jump in combos
Land 'Deflect' is when you deflect your opponent's normal ground attacks
For reference of 'deflecting', visit:
Darklancer's Arcade Game Page

http://home.pacific.net.sg/~lancer/
for his last blade movelist faq.

Air 'Deflect' Combos:

(DFC)
after opponent 'deflected', jump A,B or C

(DFC)
after opponent 'deflected', DP + A/B, tap B(after DP + B only), then go to
fallen opponent, dnfw + B

(DFC)
after opponent 'deflected', QCB, QCF + AB, then go to fallen opponent, dnfw + B

Soon to come...Awaken Kaede's combos

2.2 Moriya Minakata "Moon Destiny"

Story line
------------
Story line:
Moriya was born with excellent talent in swordsmanship and was accepted
to learn under a respected swordsman. It was only a few years later 
that Moriya excelled even the swordsman. Moriya respected the swords 
man also for the fact that he was given not only sword skills but also 
a family. But one day when Moriya was 17, he quickly realized that he 
was standing in front of the dead body of the man he respected 
most....... Five years later, Moriya travels to pay for his past, and 
thus journeys to seek whatever is waiting for him.

Move list
-----------

(Glancing Blade Haze)
QCB + hold A or B or C, D to cancel 

(Glancing New Moon)
DP + A or B

(Double Glancing New Moon)
DP + A then DP + B

(Glancing Moonlight)
QCF + A or B x 3

(Sash Blade Moonwalk)
RDP + A or B or C

[Super Special]
* Life & Death Moonlight Flash
QCB,QCF + hold AB

[P.Super special]
** Life & Death Wild Seasons
QCB, QCF + B

General Combos:
---------------------
(for all chain combos, refer to section 1.5)

best modes:
(SPEED/POWER)

(SPEED)
fw + D, go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
forward heavy kick, then go to fallen opponent and execute the downward slash

Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B, then into either
i) "Glancing Blade Haze", QCB + hold A or B or C
ii)"Double Glancing New Moon", DP + A then DP + B then go to fallen opponent 
    and do dnfw + B
iii)"Glancing Moonlight", QCF + A or B x 3 then go to fallen opponent and do 

     dnfw + B
iiv)"Life & Death Moonlight Flash", QCB,QCF + AB (DM) then go to fallen 
     opponent and do dnfw + B

Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B,
QCF + A, QCF + A, then do either,
i)QCB + A
ii)DP + A then go to fallen opponent and do dnfw + B
iii)QCB, QCF + AB(C)(DM) then go to fallen opponent and do dnfw + B

(HD)(CBS)
Jump B/C,
A --> B or
A --> A --> B or
A --> A --> dwn + B or
A --> dwn + A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> B or
bk  + A --> A --> A --> dwn + B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> B or
bk  + A -->A --> dwn + A--> dwn + B, 
dwn, dwn + AB,
bk A -->A -->A -->A -->A -->B -->B -->B -->B -->B, then either
i)QCB + A, B or C x 2-6
ii)QCB, QCF + AB 
iii)DP + A, DP + B

(POWER)
Jump B/C, stand B, then do either,
i) "Glancing Blade Haze", QCB + hold A or B or C
ii)"Double Glancing New Moon", DP + A then DP + B then go to fallen opponent 
    and do dnfw + B
iii)"Glancing Moonlight", QCF + A or B x 3 then go to fallen opponent and do 
     dnfw + B
iiv)"Life & Death Moonlight Flash", QCB,QCF + AB (DM) then go to fallen 
     opponent and do dnfw + B

(DM)(SPC)
Jump B/C, stand B, QCF + A or QCB + B/C, QCB, QCF + AB
jump heavy slash or heavy kick, standing heavy slash, combo-ed into qcf + A or 
qcb + B/C, then super-cancelled into "Life & Death Moonlight Flash", qcb, qcf + 
AB

2.3 Yuki " Anxious White " 
- the only Non-Oriental character in the game. Uses a spear instead of a sword

Story line
------------

Yuki lost her parents in an accident when she was very young. Picked up by
the same swordsman who found Kaede, she found the three to be her true
family.  Feeling a complex with her different look from everyone else, her
new family conforted her and she quickly began to learn swordsmanship to
become equal to them. Due to her lack in strengh, she picked up the arts of
spear and became a master at it.But her happiness soon came to an end at the 
age of 13 when the incident happened and everyone split. Five years later, 
Yuki decides to go on a journey to learn what really happened that day and to 
find Moria, to who she always had hidden feelings.

Move list
-----------

Ice Blade
QCF + A or B

Frosty Flasher
DP + A or B

Blizzard Blast
QCB + A or B

Split in Two Swing
near HCB + C

Ice Mirror
QCF + C

[ Super Special ]
* Frozen Whirlwind
QCB,QCF + AB

[ P.Super Special ]
** True Frozen Whirlwind
QCB,QCF + B

General Combos:
---------------------
(for all chain combos, refer to section 1.5)

best mode:
(SPEED)

(SPEED)
fw + D, go to fallen opponent and dnfw + B
forward heavy kick, then go to fallen opponent and execute the downward slash