Dragon Ball Z:Budokai 3 Videl Character Guide Introduction Hello and welcome to my Videl Guide this guide will explain how to play with Videl effectively or at a High Level of play. I will not list how much her Death Moves do. This is not one of those shallow guide. I will give some tips on what to do in certain situations and list some combos. I will also assume that you have working knowledge of how Cancels and that stuff work. If not read Spralwers' Combo/Mechanics Guide. So enjoy. Bio Videl is Mr. Satan's daughter, nothing is ever mentioned about her mother. Videl first appears when Gohan first goes to Satan City's High school. She is stated to be stronger than Mr. Satan. As Mr. Satan's daughter she takes it upon herself to protect the citizens of the city, even if it means missing a class or two. Soon, a masked superhero named the Gt. Saiyaman appears and starts helping her catch criminals. She then becomes obsessed with learning his true identity. At first, Videl assumed was a dorky weakling but later found out he was the Great Saiyaman. When she forces him to join the World Tournament and forces him to teach her how to fly. Thinking they would eventually fight and that then it would be an even fight. At the Tournament she fights Suppovitch, a fighter even her father had beaten. But he was different now, he was under the control of the evil wizard Babidi, who sent him to the tournament to collect energy to revive Majin Buu. After a hit that would kill any normal human, Videl had to stay in the air so that she wouldn't be hit by him, since everything she tried didn't have any effect. But he knew how to fly too and flew after her. He eventually knocked her out of the ring. She later helped #18, Bulma, Chi-chi, Master Roshi, and Yamacha gather the Dragon Balls. She was to candy and eaten by Super Buu later in the show. Pros and Cons Now since I started using Videl I learned that she's pretty good, except that she has some major weakness's that bring her down quite a bit. Pros <P is a good starter with good reach. Can play both offensive and defensive. Good Combo Resistance. She has an infinte. Cons Low Damage Can't Teleport Counter or escape it or Fire Projectiles. Low Base Line Ki with no way of raising it. The problems really hurt her seeing as if your opponent gets you in an in an infinte your a sitting duck. And with no projectiles her Long Range game suffers. And she's not that damaging of a character. But her <P starter is great and is quick to come out and cancel and has 30 Reach Points. And she has good combo resistance to help her out. And the fact that her Starters are supposed to be used from a distance she can avoid being put in an Infinite. Budokai 3 Terms Here I will list terms used in Budokai 3. Canceling-Stopping an attack and recovering instantly. Ex. <KK- Stuns-A stun is an attack in which you recover in less frames than your opponent and can continue your combo unhindered. Ex. <P>P* Juggle-Knocking the opponent in the air then knocking them back in the air without them hiting the ground. Ex.KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^ Base Line Ki- A characters Starting Ki. Videl has 3. Infintes-An attack string that can't be stop or hindered by the opponent. Ex.KK>K>K^ Combo Starter-A String used to start combos. Ex. <P Combo Resistance-Able to resist combos that work on others. Making some characters hard to do combos on. Reach Points-How far a string or attack goes. Reach Points are determined by Piccolo Steps. 5 Reach Points- Half a Piccolo Step 10 Reach Points-A full Piccolo Step Strategies for Videl Ok there's 2 ways of playing Videl offensively and defensively, I really prefer defensively but that's just me. Remember when playing as Videl to play at some distance as to not be put in some juggle, seeing as she can't escape it, but not far enough away that you can't connect on the opponent. When playing defensively I try to stay far enough away so I can't be hit with a P but can connect with her <K Starter, I also use her <P Starter here too. This is the general startegy now I will go more in-depth. Tips on Using her <P Starter Now like stated before her <P Starter is a very good starter, one of the best actually, no Piccolo's >P or Dabura's <P, but few are. Ok the thing that makes it great is that you don't have to be that close to the opponent to connect it, it has 30 Reach Points, and can be done from a distance where your opponent can't hit you with a generic P. Now the main trouble I had was with the <P>P stun, is's pretty strict on the timing so it takes some practice. My tip is right when the >P hits the opponent and Videl is retracting her elbow start the next string like K<K-. It's also worth noting that it has to be something fast coming out after the stun, like P or K, or it will be too slow. Another great thing about her <P starter is the <PP string. It's fast to come out, making it hard for the opponent to see coming, and knocks the opponent down on the ground where you can Taunt, Charge, Use an Item, or what ever. Now there's a way of hiding it so your opponent don't see it coming. 1. Throw it out randomly-I don't suggest using this often seeing as it can be predictable. Use this method sparingly. 2.Use during a juggle-This a great way. While your opponent is in an juggle use this and Taunt, Charge, Use an Item, or maybe do another combo. A little timing is required here. If done too early than than the opponent can break fall out of it. Try to time it when the opponents feet are around Videl's breast and torso. I use this method to also Combo shorten. 3.Intergrate it into a combo-Kinda like #2 without the juggle. Doing it after a Cancel and Knocking the opponent down can give you time to start another combo. I use this method to combo shorten too, and don't have time to use a Death Move. You can also use >P+K as an alternative to <PP. Here's some combos giving examples of what I mean. Legend -Cancel ~Side Step Cancel *Stun ^Juggle vKnock Down Examples <P<P^, <PPv KK>K>K^, <PPv <P<P^, >P+Kv KK>K>K^, >P+Kv Tips on Landing her Starters Now there's her Main Starter that I use <P and <K. Now like mentioned before<P be done from far enough away that she can't be hit by a generic P so use that to your advantage. Try to zone the gap between you and your opponent, I usually send a few <PP to keep it them at bay. Then just try to time the <P. There's other ways such as mind games to make the hit succesfull but I think first you should make the match play from a little distance like Kid Goku, just not that far away. Now of course the opponent isn't going to let you do this, unless they are Kid Goku or Dabura, so your going to have to stop them. Use >P+K(charge it if you want) and <PP to keep them away. My tips on her <K starter are about the same. Keep the opponent at some distance. Cause who throws a <K out at point blank range, the answer is no one should. So play away. There's ways of doing it too. 1.Just throw it out. 2.Dodge+Sidestep-Dangerous. Seeing as if you get caught your in a bad situation. 3-Back step then use it-This I find hard to do but can be effective. Videl's Strings Here are Videl's Strings. You must know all her Strings to be able to use her effective in battle in starting combos. Legend *Stun ^Juggle vKnock Down /Knock Away \Knock into Sky +Death Move 'Cancelable P Strings --------- PPPP+' PK/ P>PPK\ PPP>P\ PPKKK'v PPK>K\ >P Strings ---------- >PPPP+P'\ >PKK\ >PPPK^K/ <P Strings ---------- <P'P'v <P'<P'^ <P'>P'*(Doesn't Stun from behind) <P'Kv <P'<K^ <P'>K\ K Strings --------- KKK+K\ K>K/ K<K'v KK>KKK\ KK<Kv KK>K>K^(This is her Infinte) >K Strings ---------- >K*(Stuns from behind opponent only) >KKKK\ >KPPP'+ <K* <KK'v <K>Kv <KP^P' P+K Combonation --------------- P+K >P+K'v <P+K'^ K+G Combonation --------------- K+G*(While on the ground) K+G/(While in the air) Dash attacks ------------ Dash+P/ Dash+K\ Dash+E/ Dash+P+K/ Combos Now that you know her Strings you are ready to Start doing Combos. Legend -Cancel ~Sidestep Cancel *Stun ^Juggle Begginers'-Simple Juggles into Death Moves <P<P^, >PPPPE KK>K>K^, >KPPPE KK>K>K^, >PPPPE KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >KPPPE KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >E KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, <E Intermediate/Practice-Includes Cancels <KK-, K<K-, PPKKK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE K<K-, <KK-, PPKKK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE PPKKK-, K<K-, <KK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <KK-, K<K-, PPKKK-, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <KK-, PPKKK-, K<K-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE K<K-, PPKKK-, <KK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE PPKKK-, <KK-, K<K-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE Advanced-Includes Sidestep Cancels and Stuns <P.>P*, K<K~, >K*, PPKKK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <P.>P*, K<K~, >K*, <KK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <P.>P*, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <P.>P, K<K~, >KPPPE <P.>P*, K<K~, >K*, PPKKK-, <KK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <P.>P*, K<K~, PPKKK-, <K*, <P+K, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE <KK~, >K*, PPKKK-, K<K-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE K<K~, >K*, <KK-, PPKKK-, >PPPPE K<K~, PPKKK-, <K*, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE K<K~, >K*, PPKKK-, <K*, >PPPPE <KK~, PPKKK-, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE Tips on Combos Now this is where knowing her Strings, some serious reaction time, and quick thinking come to play. In High Level Play they are able to think of combos on the spot based on the opponents Ki. This wasn't a problem in B2, but in B3 with the addition of Base Line Ki it makes you decide how long the combo is going to be. Because of Base Line Ki the opponent is going to TC out. Turtle Shell and Concentration affect it too. But you need to learn to judge it. Examples would be like when the opponent has about 2 Ki it needs to be short like this <KK~, PPKKK-, <E Now if the opponent has less than half a Ki Gauge then go all out with something like this <P.>P*, K<K~, >K*, PPKKK-, <KK-, <P+K^, KK>K>K^, KK>K>K^, >PPPPE Now am I telling you to to do these combos when the opponent has this much Ki, no. These are examples, you'll have to learn how to think of a combo on the spot based on how much Ki your opponent has. This is where you need to be comfortable with Videl's Strings. Now there are a number of things you can do to lower the opponents Ki so you can unleash a combo. 1.Knock them down and Taunt. Example would be something like this <PP or >P+K Just try to make this unpredictable. 2.Make them TC-This can be really to do. Just attack. Though nobody is going to TC just a generic P or K. So make it seem like your starting a combo and that almost always makes them TC. If the opponent then TC Cancels and tries to start a combo which is stupid but still. Just TC cancel and start a combo. Here's a important tip if the opponent has more than 3 Ki after you TC cancel DON'T ATTACK. Back pedal and try to start charging your Ki or try a Poke Game by throwing out your P and K. This is where having a good Poke Game comes in handy. So keep your opponent busy and gain some Ki. Sure if they block your attacks they gain Ki, but the point here is for you to get your Ki back up. Good Videl Capsule Setups Here are some capsule Setups for Videl. Personal Favorite Hawk Arrow x2 King's Lineage Yakon Ki Control T-Shirt Review-This is my favorite setup for her, based on who I play. They use Goku and Vegeta all the time so I equip Yakon. The Ki Control while not Meditation, it still lowers the Ki you use, which helps since Videl's Base Line Ki is 3. An attack power up and double stacked Death Moves increase the damage output. Set-up #2 Eagle Kick x2 Hawk Arrow x2 King's Lineage Turtle Shell T-Shirt Review-This an Attack setup. Both Death Moves double stacked, an Attack Power up, Turtle Shell so the opponent can't escape combos, and T-Shirt for some protection. Set-up #3 Eagle Kick x2 King's Lineage Great Saiyawoman's Wardrobe Review-This is a defensive Setup. Eagle Kick double stacked and a Attack power up help out damge while the Great Saiyawoman's Wardrobe is your defense, raising it 40%. Videl's Evaluation Juggle Potential-8/10 Cancel Potential-6/10 Stun Potential-6/10 Combo Resistance-9/10 Death Moves-5/10 Combo Starting-9/10 Capsules-6/10 Coolness-8/10 Contact If you have any questions just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put Budokai 3 or Videl in the subject so I don't delete it. Credits Tier List Team-Nnamz, df_345, Robojoker, Blues003, Majin V, Kupomaster0907, plank, Cheesusaur, haitianhomey, and escobuu for their help and support in the making of this faq. Blues003-For giving me suggestion on making this faq better. haitianhomey-For the Bio and a capsule Setup escobuu-For giving me all the String to Videl. Great Help df_345-For letting me use some info from a section of his #18 faq. Dimps-For creating a great Game that has kept me entertained for hours.