Last Blade 2 Character Guides/Advanced System thread


Thanks, Kyokuji. I will try them. Oh, i want to ask the 63214A > 236A > 236236A+B timing. I never get it to work. Do I have to input the command as soon as possible or with timing like Shingen’s combo throw?


You start the DM a second or two after you land the :qcf::snka:. It has to be while he’s smacking the guy around, not before or after.


Yeah it works, but the command is 6321463214A+B.


Ah, my mistake. I’d just woken up when I wrote that.
Yeah, it’s :hcb::hcb::snka::snkb:.

I’ll fix it on the mini-FAQ thing.


I put up some a-cho/VIP LB2 tourney match videos on youtube.
Search “Kyokuji” to find all my LB videos.
Some of the a-cho matches are on the second page (Almost the entire first page is filled with random scrub crap).
Check out some of MaestroAbar’s videos as well. They’re not bad.


Kyokuji, any tips for using speed moriya? Thanks


Yeah, I’ll write up a guide for him when I get the energy.


How you play Moriya depends on whether you’re using the teleport glitch.
I would highly recommend that you learn how to play him without it first. Otherwise all you’ll have is mindless rush-down/keep-away, and you’ll get wrecked by better players.

He’s best on speed mode.
He has tons of mix-up options and damaging combos with it, and he cancel in and out of his 'port easily.
This guide’s going to be a little harder to write, because a lot of his advanced stuff revolves around using his teleport properly, and his combos are probably the most complex in the game (Lee and Zantetsu taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively).
That being said, if you’re not using the glitch, he’s a decent starting character.

Teleport glitch

Right after the teleport, quickly hit :snka::snkc: together.
If you do it correctly, he won’t say anything, and he’ll have 0 recovery on the teleport (He’ll be able to move right away).
This only works for the :snka: and :snkb: variations.

:l::db::d: :snka: goes to the far end of the screen behind you.
:l::db::d: :snkb: goes right to the opponent.
:l::db::d: :snkc: goes directly behind the opponent.

Stuff unique to him

:df::snka: (Can’t cancel into this from :snkb:)
You can shorten the recovery on his :qcb: slashes by tapping the buttons multiple times, and cancel the move completely by pressing :snkd:


:l::snka: :l::snka: > :qcb::snkb:/:qcb::snkc:
:l::snka: :l::snka: > :dp::snka:/:snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :l::snkb: > :qcf::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :l::snkb: > :r::hcf::snkb:
:d::snkc: :l::snka::snkc: :l::snka: > :qcb::snkb:/:qcb::snkc:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :r::snkc: > :r::hcf::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :r::snkc: > :qcb::snka:/:snkb: (Hold, late release)
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :r::snkc: > Dash-in :snka: > Mix-up
(Corner only) :uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :r::snkc: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
(Corner only) :uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :snkb: > :qcf::snka: > :qcf::snka: > (Late) :r::hcf::snka::snkb:)
(Corner only) :uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :snkb: > :qcf::snka: > :qcf::snka: > (Somewhat early) :qcb::snka: > :dp::snka:


:l::snka:, :l::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:d::snkc: :l::snka:, :l::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :l::snkb: > :l::db::d::snkb: (:snka::snkc:) > :l::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :l::snkb: > :qcf::snka:, :qcb::snka: (:snkd:) > :l::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:uf::snka:/:snkb:/:snkc: > :l::snkb: > :qcf::snka:, :qcf::snka: > :qcb::snka:
This is your primary set-up for teleport punishing in power mode. Just 'port in after they get launched and punish if they recover. You can’t do much besides :l::snka: > :qcb::snkb: or something though.


You cannot cancel into his :snkb::snkc: from :snka::d::snka: or :snka::snka:. This because he already has a special overhead and him having 2 overheads to combo into would make things extremely gay.

:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :snkb: > :qcf::snka: > :qcf::snka: > :dp::snka: > :dp::snkb:
(I prefer to just skip the first :l::snka: part for the added range/simplicity).
(You can technically link another :l::snka: at the beginning, but it’s not really worth it unless you’re showing off or something).

*:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :df::snkc: > :qcb::snkc::snkc: (Fail-safe in case the :df::snkc: gets blocked. Mashing :snkc: (in a controlled fashion) eliminates some of the recovery from the special)
*:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :df::snka: > :dp::snka: > :dp::snkb:
(Mix it up with these two)

:d::snka: > :dp::snka:
:d::snka: > :qcb::snkc::snkc:
:d::snkc: > :dp::snka:
:d::snkc: > :qcb::snkc::snkc:
:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: :snkb: > :snkb::snkc: > :qcb::snkb:
:d::snkc: > :l::snka::snkc: :snka: :snka: :d::snka: :snkb: > :snkb::snkc: > :qcb::snkb:
> :qcf::snka: > :qcf::snka: > :dp::snka: > :dp::snkb: after the first :snkb:

(Activate speed combo :d::d::snka:/:snkb:)
:snka: :snkb: :snkc: :d::snkc: :d::snka: :d::snkc: > :r::snkb::snkc: > (Quickly cancel into) :l::db::d: :snkc: > :dp::snka: > :dp::snkb:
(Corner only) (Activate speed combo :d::d::snka:/:snkb:)
:snka: :snkb: :snkc: :d::snkc: :d::snka: :d::snkc: > :r::snkb::snkc: > (Somewhat early) :qcb::snka: > (Late) :dp::snka: > :dp::snkb:


:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :snkb: > :qcf::snka: > :r::hcf::snka::snkb:
:l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :snkb: > :r::hcf::snkb:


Teleport Glitch Tactics 1

Ok, here’s where things get complicated. If you’re using the teleport glitch, you’re going to want to be using his :snkc: to hit downed opponents most of the time, not his :df::snkb:. This is because you can cancel into his teleport from it.
After any successful knockdown, you’ll want to run in, hit them with :snkc:, then cancel into either the :snka: or :snkb: teleports to get the mind-games going.

One of my favourites is:

(Knockdown) > Dash-in > :snkc: > (Wait half a second for them to try something)
:l::db::d: :snkb: (:snka::snkc:) > :l::db::d: :snka: (:snka::snkc:) > :l::db::d: :snkb: (:snka::snkc:) > Then either:
Dash-in throw
Jump straight up > Dash-in throw
One of the speed combos listed above
Jump-in, then continue into one of the speed combos listed above
Block if you think they’re going to try and DP/poke you.

You can create any number of variations on this.

Teleport Glitch Tactics 2

Another thing you can do with the teleport that adds to his broken-ness is using it as a way to punish ground recoveries. The same principle that applies to the knockdowns applies here, only this time, after a knockdown, when you teleport in to follow-up after the :l::db::d: :snkb: (:snka::snkc:), quickly dash-in and hit :l::snka: and then follow-up into the :snka: :d::snka: :snkb: > :snkb::snkc: > :qcb::snkb: combo. From there, you can either dash-in again to punish another recovery, or if he doesn’t, use :snkc: and start the mind-games again. You have to guess beforehand whether they’re going to recover or not though.
This will only work with :l::snka:.
:snka: isn’t fast enough to hit.

Teleport Glitch Tactics 3

One last nasty thing about it is that it essentially allows you to end all your combos safely (if you don’t get red parried or guard cancelled anyway).
Any normal can be cancelled with the :l::db::d::snka:/:snkb: (:snka::snkc:) teleport essentially giving you more mix-up options as well as a safe ender/getaway.

A favourite is:
(Blocked) :l::snka: :snka: :d::snka: > :df::snkc: > :l::db::d::snkb: (:snka::snkc:) > Dash-in throw.
(If they’re in the corner, make sure you throw them back “into” the corner).

This is why I recommend you learn him without the glitch first. It’ll take a long time before you can glitch the teleport consistently and quickly enough to make it look like you’re a living blur, and it’ll distract you from playing properly at first. Plus, he’s the only character who has this, so if you become dependant on it, it’ll impact your performance with the other characters.
Get the basics down before you even start worrying about this.


If you decide to play him on power. Keep in mind that he loses a lot of his combo ability, but he’s still a strong hit and run character because of his teleport. If you can get his :d::snkc:, :l::snka: link down consistently, it’ll help you out a lot. Also, remember that you can greatly reduce the recovery on those :qcb: slashes, so make sure to do this if you’re not great at hit confirming. This also means that messing up the :d::snkc: link is a little more forgiving, because you’re not necessarily a sitting duck if it’s mis-timed and blocked.
Learn to hit confirm his standing :snka: into his DM from a jump-in as well. It’s the only real comeback tool he has. If you can combo into it consistently from his :d::snkc: link, then you might have something going with him on power, but you’re totally fucked if it misses.

Otherwise, he has some of the best safe rush-down in the game, and he can play safe hit and run if he decides he needs to. Just don’t get too predictable with the teleports. They’re godly, but they don’t make you invincible.

Miscellaneous crap

-:uf::snka: and :d::snka: are good pokes.
-:uf::snkc: can cross-up.
-:d::snkc: is useful for mix-ups, especially since you can combo out of it (even if it’s difficult to do so).
-He has an infinite with :l::snka::snka::d::snka: > :snkb: > :l::db::d::snkb: (:snka::snkc:) > :l::snka::snka::d::snka: > :snkb: > (Repeat), but it’s banned as you might expect. Some tourneys will allow one repetition.
-Use :qcb::snka: or :dp::snka: to punish people who constantly air recover.
-:d::snkb: is a pain in the ass to cancel off of. I try to stay away from it.
-:l::snkb: will give you a sort of vertical slash.
-His :r::snkb: is a great long range poke if you use it conservatively.
-As with a lot of other characters, you can dash under someone who’s in the air and jump-cancel into
:d::snkc: and then follow-up with a combo/mix-up. This is risky so be careful.
-The teleport glitch is allowed in most tournaments.

(I added this guide to the wiki as well)


Wow, mad thanks for all your work here!

I never knew infinites were banned. I used to play Walchuk on Kaillera way back when, and he’d abuse Akari’s against me and I’d use Zan’s AC.

You missed one thing with Speed Hibiki though…

If you combo into dp+B, you can cancel it into her counter (whiff) and then connect a speed combo while they’re in that stun. Gotta be rather close for dp+B to stun them, but IIRC it still gets more damage than comboing into the DM.

I never read this forum much before, so that’s how I missed this. Boy am I sorry for that…many thanks once again!


Well, most of my posts here are hardly in-depth anyway, but thanks for listing it.
I’m not a huge fan of that combo though, because:
A) You have to be like point blank for it to connect, and her DM is combo-able from way further away.
B) The timing on it is tight, and if you screw up, you basically blew your meter and left yourself open for attack.
C)You have to do the :dp::snkb: almost instantly for it to connect. There’s no time to hit confirm it.

I usually just hit it off a reset in the corner, because Hibiki’s strongest there anyway.


Is it just me, or does the code for Unawakened Kaede not work in console mode ?


It’s just you.
C9, B1, C4.

Gotta do it fast.


Maybe its Kawaks then, cause every time I tried it in console mode I never heard Kaede’s voice to confirm the cheat worked. Worked fine every time in Arcade mode though.


Dunno why you’d use kawaks anyway considering that 95% of the people online use MAME.
Kawaks has really terrible desyncing issues with older Neo Geo games as well. Samurai Shodown 4 and Last Blade 2 are especially bad.


You mean 95% of America right :wonder: ?.

Most people in europe use Kawaks, prolly 80%.


Hm, Kyokuji… Do you know anything about speed Okina? So far, what I’ve toyed around with is pretty fun… but any indepth help?


I actually posted a quick rundown of Okina on the first page.
I really wouldn’t recommend him as a starting character, but remember that his rod is unblockable and comboable. You want to go in and out quickly with Okina. Do a quick combo, then back off and start zoning again and wait for another opportunity. Stick with jumping A and C most of the time.


Thanks, I’ll check that first page.

Any rec’s for a starting character?


It’s at the bottom of the first post, but:

Speed Setsuna
Power Mukuro
Speed Moriya
Speed Zantetsu
Speed Akari

-are all good starter characters.


I’ve discovered that along with being able to whiff Shigen’s throw in the air, he can also attack after whiffing the throw however many times he wants. It’s not as useful as I thought it would be, but you can fool some people into trying to punish you on reaction. Also increases your chances of grabbing someone as they try to jump up to meet you.

I’ve also heard of some B+D thing the Japanese are doing with Amano’s back+B, but I haven’t noticed any difference myself when I use it.