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~+~+~+~+~+ DEAD OR ALIVE 3: EVASION FAQ +~+~+~+~+~
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by  Christopher Keith ("virtuaPAI")
    dead_or_alive3x@yahoo.com

EVASION faq
Dead or Alive 3 (XBoX)
Version 1.00 : JULY, 8 2003
By C.KEITH , dead_or_alive3x@yahoo.com


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Dead Or Alive 3 and characters are (c) Tecmo
XBoX are (c) Microsoft
Soul Calibur 1&2 and Tekken 4 are (c) Namco
Virtua Fighter 4 (c) Sega

FSD(FREESTEP DODGING): 
 
-Using the frees tepping to dodge is a hard technique to master. Because of this, 
FSD(Free step dodging) is considered to be an advanced technique.  
 
-unlike other sidestepping techniques, FSD only allow you to dodge the first attack in a 
string(the majority of the time). Because of this, you must have a pre-planned strategy 
with the dodge, to avoid getting hit by your opponents follow up.  
 
-staying at least a foot or two a way from your opponent will give you enough space to 
dodge. being to close will null your ability to dodge.  
a 
-knowing whether your opponents attack is a left or right, will determine how you dodge. 
Left attacks, you dodge to his/her left 
right attacks, you dodge to his/her right 
**NOTE** 
there are some moves you can dodge from the opposite direction, and get a better dodge. 
 
Here is a break down of the type of attacks you can dodge: 
 
linear attacks: 
These are straight forward attacks that stay in one axis within the 3d environment. 
ex. jab  
 
These are the easiest to dodge, and has a higher rate 
 
Half circular attacks: 
These are attacks that arc, starting from left to right or right to left. these attacks 
are done within multi axis. 
ex. Tina's leg cut, or double submarine 
 
these attacks are more difficult to dodge 
 
Full circular attacks: 
these are attacks that make a complete 360 degrees. these attacks are done on a multi 
axis. 
ex. sweep 
 
these moves are near impossible to dodge. 
 
Out of these moves, jumping and lunging attacks are the most easiest out of the moves in 
the game to dodge. These moves are almost guaranteed to get back turned advantages, which 
can lead in to juggles and environmental play, also giving you counter hit bonuses
FSD is very effective during the right conditions. 
here are some tips: 
 
-Don't use FSD like a Side Step in tk4 or Vf4(its more similar to SC1 & 2). 
-you must feel the dodge, and not just carelessly do it  
-Know exactly which moves you can dodge 
-Always have a follow up in mind.  
Getting a successful dodge is useless against strings or combo's with out the follow up 
attack. either its a reversal(a dodge and a reversal increases the chance of getting a 
high counter hold) or an attack(will become a counter attack, and will cause attacks to 
have launching properties). 
 
 
-Just like any Technique, use it wisely, Doa3 strength is punishing repetitiveness 
(repeating a move, combo, throw, reversal) and predictability. 
 
-Just like reversals, you can easily be thrown from a dodge. 
 
 
-Stepping- Stepping is a simple step moving into the background or into the foreground. 
When evading, stepping will position you directly on the side of your opponent. 
 
*NOTE*  
- Stepping may not evade all attacks that are evadable  
- Stepping is a subcategory of Free stepping 
 
-------- 
 
- Step blocking- The Same as above, but instead of just simply taking a step, you take a 
diagonal step toward the background or the foreground while blocking simultaneously.  
 
-------- 
 
-Free stepping - The main purpose of the title Free stepping is moving(fast walking) into 
the foreground or background(but Free stepping, is actually the free movement into an 8 
way direction). Free stepping is a offspring of the 8way run from Sc, Its not as fast as 
Sc, but faster than Vf4's and Tk4's 8way movement. When evading, Free stepping will 
position you behind your opponent. 
 
-------- 
 
- Free step blocking- Unique to the Doa franchise, It enables you to evade or just simply 
free step and block simultaneously.  
 
*NOTE* 
- Unlike other fighters, the free step and step block allow you to do more advanced 
things like evade and block at the same time, while buffering in other movements and 
attacks. I.e Evade block- Counter attack, Evade block-Evade-Throw escape (non command 
throws), etc..etc.. 
 
-------- 
 
-step towards background = Tap u 
 
-Step towards foreground= Tap d 
 
-------- 
 
- Step towards background while in a (forward) diagonal = Tap u/f 
 
- Step towards foreground while in a (forward) diagonal = Tap d/f 
 
-------- 
 
- Step block towards the background in a (backward) diagonal =Tap u/b 
 
- Step block towards the foreground in a (backward) diagonal= Tap d/b 
 
-------- 
 
-Free step towards foreground = Press & hold d 
 
-Free step towards background = Press & hold u 
 
-------- 
 
-Free step towards foreground while in a (forward)diagonal = Press & hold d/f 
 
- Free step towards background while moving in a (forward) diagonal= Press & hold u/f 
 
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- Free step block towards the background in a (backward) diagonal = Press & hold u/b 
 
- Free step block towards the foreground in a (backward)diagonal = Press & hold d/b 
 
**NOTE** When stepping in a diagonal, you may need to press up or down first, than press 
the diagonal direction you wish to step in 
 
Special sidestepping(Attacks) 
-Special side stepping attacks are evading attacks that have the property to evade and 
attack simultaneously. These attacks are much quicker than doing a freestep and an 
attack. 
Unlike Vf4, only a few characters have these type of evasion attacks. These characters 
are: 

***NOTE*** Helena Can Free step dodge While in her 'Bokuho' Stance. To free step into the 
background (while in her 'Bokuho' stance), press u+(FR), To free step into the 
foreground(while in her 'Bokuho' stance), press d+(FR) 
 
Bayman 
 
================== 
Tank Wheel  
u+(P)+(K) or d+(P)+(K) 
================== 
-Side roll 
-Evades all high attacks*** 
 
Brad Wong 
 
=================== 
Sokusen-Getsuga 
u,u+(P) or d,d+(P) 
=================== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
Christie 
 
================== 
Jakeiho  
u+(P)+(K) or d+(P)+(K) 
================== 
-Sidestep 
-Evades all high attacks*** 
 
================ 
Jakei-Sototsu 
u+(P)+(K),(P),(P) or 
d+(P)+(K),(P),(P) 
================ 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attacks are delay able 
-Evades all high attacks*** 
 
================= 
Jashu-Renso-Gekiso 
u+(P)+(K),(P),(K),(P) or 
d+(P)+(K),(P),(K),(P) 
================= 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attacks are delay able 
-Evades all high attacks*** 
 
===================== 
Jashu-Rengeki-Sasso 
u+(P)+(K),(P),(K),d+(P) or 
d+(P)+(K),(P),(K),d+(P) 
===================== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attacks are delay able 
-Evades all high attacks*** 
 
Gen Fu 
 
============== 
Yokei 
u,u+(P) or d,d+(P) 
============== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
================ 
Oshu-Kosoha 
Qcf+(P),(P) 
================ 
-Sidestep attack 
 
Hayate 
 
============== 
Shippu-Tenshu 
u,u+(K) or d,d+(K) 
============== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
============ 
Shippu-Ten 
u+(P)+(K) or  
d+(P)+(K) 
============ 
-side Cartwheel 
 
 
Hitomi 
 
 
============ 
Kusanagi 
u,u+(P) or 
d,d+(P) 
============ 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
============ 
Akatoki-Yami 
u,u+(K) or  
d,d+(K) 
============ 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
Jann Lee 
 
=============== 
Spinning Dragon 
u,u+(P) or d,d+(P) 
=============== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
================ 
Dragon Sweep 
u,u+(K) or d,d+(K) 
================ 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
 
Zack 
 
================= 
Slide Body Blow 
u,u+(P) or d,d+(P) 
================= 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
 
============== 
Slide Spin Kick 
u,u+(K) or d,d+(K) 
============== 
-Sidestep attack 
-Attack is delay able 
------------ 
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*** = Sidestep move that ducks low, and avoids all high attacks.
Here is a listing of Strings you can Step, free step dodge, or even SS(attack) mid 
string. These attacks are easier with the Ss(attacks), It will take more skill to evade 
with the Step, and the free step evades. 
 
 
AYANE 
 
=================== 
RENJIN-RYUGAKU-SEN 
(P),(P),(P),(K) 
=================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
================== 
RENJIN-RYUSO 
(P),(P),f+(K),(K) 
================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
===================================== 
KOKU-RYUGAU-SEN 
f,f+(P),(K) or WHILE RUNNING (P),(K) 
===================================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
FUTEN-RYUGAKU-SEN 
u/f+(P),(P),(P),(K) 
=================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
RENTEN-RYUGAKU-SEN 
(K),(K),(K) 
=================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
JINRAI-RYUSO 
f+(K),(K) 
============== 
2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================== 
RYUGAKU-HAJIN-SHU 
(fR)+(K),(K) 
================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=============== 
EIKO-FUJIN-SAI 
(P)+(K),(P),(K) 
=============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================== 
RYUGAKU-HAJIN-SHU 
(FR)+(K),d+(K) 
================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
BASS 
 
================ 
COMBO KICK RUSH 
(P),(K),(K) 
================ 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
STUN GUN CHOP 
b+(P),(P),(P) 
============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
============ 
KICK RUSH 
d/f+(K),(K) 
============ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
ELBOW GONG 
u/f+(P),(K),(P) 
================ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
ELBOW HAMMER 
u/f+(P),(K),d+(P) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
BAYMAN 
 
================= 
SIDE EDGE TRASS 
(P)+(K),(P),(K) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
COMBO HEEL HAMMER 
(P),(K),(K) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
==================== 
TRAP REVERSE HAMMER 
(K),(P),(P) 
==================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
TRAP HEEL HAMMER 
(K),(K) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
BRAD WONG 
 
============== 
RENSEPU 
(P),(P),(K),d 
============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
KYUHO-TODA 
(HOLD)d/f+(P),(P) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============= 
REN-KOSHUTAI 
(K),(K),(K) 
============= 
>2nd or 3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
REN-SENTAI-ZACHI 
(K),(K),d+(K) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================== 
ZENSO-TAI 
d/b+(K),(K),(K),d 
================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================== 
REN-KOHONTAI 
d/b+(K),(K),(K) 
================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
====================== 
TAISHIN-ZENKU-HONTETSU 
u/b+(K),(K) 
====================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
===================== 
GYOIN-ZENKU-HONTETSU 
b+(P),(K),(K) 
===================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
RENKAN-SOHI 
(FR)+(K),(K),(K) 
================ 
>-2nd or 3rd hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
ZETEKI,SENPU-KYAKU 
d/f+(K),(K),d 
=================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============ 
SENPU,ZENKU 
f+(K),(K) 
============ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============ 
KOSEN-TAI 
d+(K),(K) 
============ 
>2nd hit- Fsd  
 
WHILE BACK FACING OPPONENT 
 
============ 
KOKON URON 
f+(K),f+(K) 
============ 
>2nd hit- Fsd
CHRISTIE 
 
=============== 
RENTOTSU-RESEN 
(P),(P),(K),(K) 
=============== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
RENTOTSU-RASEN 
(P),(P),d+(K),f+(K) 
=================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
ZENTEKI-SENPU 
b+(K),(K) 
============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
REN-SEN-KYAKU 
(FR)+(K),(K) 
============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
DOKUJA-RASEN 
d+(FR)+(K),f+(K) 
================ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
ZENTEKI DOKUJA 
b+(K),d+(K),(P),(P) 
=================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
===================== 
JASHU-RENSO-GEKISO 
d+(P)+(K),(P),(K),(P) 
===================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
======================= 
JASHU-RENGEKI-SASSO 
d+(P)+(K),(P),(K),d+(P) 
======================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
EIN 
 
=========== 
BURAI 
u/f+(P),(K) 
=========== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=============== 
TEN RO 
f+(K),(K),f+(K) 
=============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=============== 
TENRIN 
d/f+(K),(K),(K) 
=============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
SUZAKU 
(P),(P),d+(K),(K) 
============== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
============ 
MAE-KERIAGE 
f,f+(K),(K),(K) 
============ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
 
GEN FU 
================== 
BAN-HO-YOKEI 
f+(P),(P),(P)+(K) 
================== 
>2nd hit or 3rd hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
RYUKEI-KAKUO 
(P)+(K),f+(P) 
============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
KEITAI,HAN-SENPU 
(HOLD)f+(K),(K) 
================= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
HAYATE 
 
================== 
RENZUKI-JUJI-KYAKU 
(P),(P),(K),(K) 
================== 
>3rd hit or 4th hit- Fsd 
 
=========== 
BURAI 
u/b+(P),(K) 
=========== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=============== 
TENKO-KYAKU 
d/f,d/f+(K),(K) 
=============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============= 
JUJI-KYAKU 
(FR)+(K),(K) 
============= 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
=========== 
ZENSEI 
f,f+(K),(K),(K) 
=========== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
HELENA 
 
================ 
RENKAN-KASUI-SHO 
(P),(P),(P) 
================ 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
SENTEN-KOSHU-TAI 
d+(K),(K) 
================ 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
======================= 
HEKIRO-KASUI-SHO 
(P),(P),(HOLD)b+(P),(P) 
======================= 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
============ 
SOHEKI-SHO 
(P)+(K),(P) 
============ 
>2nd hit- FSD 
 
HITOMI 
 
================ 
SHOTEKI-DA 
f+(P),(P),(P) 
================ 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
================ 
ENPI,HENKA-GERI 
u/b+(P),(K),(K) 
================ 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
=============== 
ZANGETSU 
f,f+(K),(K),(K) 
=============== 
>2nd or 3rd hit- FSD 
 
=============== 
NAMI-GASHIRA 
d/f+(K),(K),(K) 
=============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
=============== 
KORO-HANE-GERI 
f+(FR)+(K),(K) 
=============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============= 
SUZAKU 
(P),(P),d+(K),(K) 
============= 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
(SUZAKU) 
d/f+(K),(P),d+(K),(K) 
================ 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
 
JANN LEE 
 
============== 
TRIPPLE HIGH 
(K),(K),(K) 
============== 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
KASUMI 
 
==================== 
RENZUKI-HAKURO-KYAKU 
(P),(P),(K),(K) 
==================== 
>3rd hit- fsd 
 
================== 
RENZUKI-HAKUROSEN 
(P),(P),(K),d+(K) 
================== 
>3rd hit- fsd 
 
================= 
RENKO-REKUGA 
(P),(P),f+(P),(P) 
================= 
>3rd hit- fsd 
 
============== 
SENKO-REKUGA 
f+(P),(P) 
============== 
>2nd hit- fsd 
 
LEI FANG 
 
====================== 
CHOSHITSU-HOSHIN-GEKI 
f+(P),(K),(P) 
====================== 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
================= 
RENKAN-ZENSHO 
(P),(P),b+(P),(P) 
================= 
>4th hit- FSD 
 
================== 
RENKAN-SENPU-KYAKU 
(P),(P),f+(K),(K) 
================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
SEIRYU-HAISETSU-KO 
(P),d/f+(P),(P)+(K) 
=================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
===================== 
HAIKYAKU,SENPU-KYAKU 
u+(K),(K) 
===================== 
>2nd hit- FSD 
 
================== 
GEKICHI-HAISETSU-KO 
d/f,d/f+(P),(P) 
================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd

LEON 
 
==================== 
SMASH GIANT UPPERCUT 
u+(P),(P),(P) 
==================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
==================== 
TRAP REVERSE HAMMER 
(K),(P),(P) 
==================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
===================== 
REVERSE DOUBLE HAMMER 
b+(P)+(K),(P) 
===================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
RYU HAYABUSA 
 
=============== 
REN-JAKI-BARAI 
(P),(P),(P),(P) 
=============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================= 
MEKKI-TATSUMAKI 
(P),(P),b+(P),(K) 
================= 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
============== 
HAZUMI-GURUMA 
(K),(K) 
============== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
TINA 
 
================== 
SPIN KNUCKLE COMBO 
f+(P),(P),d+(P) 
================== 
>3rd hit- FSD 
 
=============== 
LOW DROP COMBO 
f+(P),(P),d+(K) 
=============== 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
================ 
COMBO DROP KICK 
f,f+(P),(P),(K) 
================ 
>3rd hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
DOUBLE MIDDLE KICK 
d/f+(K),(K) 
=================== 
>2nd hit- Fsd 
 
============= 
KNEE HAMMER 
f+(K),(P) 
============= 
2nd hit- Fsd 
 
ZACK 
 
=================== 
DEVIL'S RUSH 2 
d+(K),(P),f+(P),(P) 
=================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
=================== 
GENOCIDE RUSH 2 
d+(K),(P),f+(P),(K) 
=================== 
>4th hit- Fsd 
 
==================== 
FAKE SPINNING HEEL 2 
d+(K),(P),b+(K) 
==================== 
>3rd hit- Fsd

FREE STEP EVADABLE THROWS (catch throws) 
 
Catch Throws- Catch throws are throws that can connect even though your opponent has done 
an attack.  
Since Catch throws have a longer Execution time, This allows you to dodge most of them by 
Free stepping, sidestepping, and and or any evadable moves 
 
AYANE 
 
=================== 
Ryogaku-Ko 
u+(FR)+(P) or  
while running (FR)+(P) 
=================== 
 
============= 
Yami-Garasu 
f+(FR)+(P) 
============= 
-Done while back is facing opponent 
 
 
Bayman 
 
============= 
S.T.F 
d/f,d/f+(FR)+(P) 
============== 
 
Hayabusa 
 
============== 
Kubikiri-Nage 
u+(FR)+(P) 
============== 
 
Jann Lee 
 
============= 
Dragon Gunner 
f+(FR)+(P) 
============= 
 
Kasumi 
 
=========================== 
Hein-Saka-Otoshi 
u+(FR)+(P),(FR)+(P) or  
u/f+(P),(FR)+(P),(FR)+(P),(FR)+(P) 
=========================== 
 
Leon 
 
========================== 
Desert Arm Bar 
d/f,d/f+(FR)+(P),d+(FR)+(P) or 
While running (FR)+(P),d+(FR)+(P) 
========================== 
 
 
Tina 
 
================================== 
Giant Swing 
b,f+(FR)+(P), HCf+(FR)+(P) or 
From While getting up (FR)+(P),HCf+(FR)+(P) 
================================== 
 
================== 
Shining Wizard 
While running (FR)+(P) 
==================