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Arawn is a Demon King, nice guy, baller, player, and all around badass.
He's also a solid character with a lot of basic special tools such as a fireball, shoryuken, and a rekka. Arawn also has a boatload of range and some special abilities to mess with his opponents meter in addition to some other various fringe benefits. He is strong and well rounded and a good choice for anyone, beginner or advanced player.
Arawn is a solid character and you can pick your assist for the matchup. One thing to keep in mind is that since a lot of his attacks send the opponent flying back follow types with short range can be hard to use. Assists that only have lighter attacks (such as Satsuki) can also be hard to use because you need heavier assist moves to link together most of his combos and make things safe due to the recovery on specials.
The slow startup on her fireball is great for covering Arawn's unsafe specials and normals allowing a more aggressive neutral game. Camyu can be used in combos but the hitconfirms are tight since you need to summon the fireball very early.
Black orb is also universally useful.
5D is nothing special but it links together corner combos and super DP combos well for Arawn. 4/6D stab is the perfect speed for comboing from many of Arawn's specials, but you can only follow it up in or near the corner. Can still be used to cover Arawn's approaches well due to the range.
The shield on 4/6D is also pretty useful for anyone.
An older pick for Arawn, probably good for beginners. A couple of the 5D juggles take some getting used to, but all combos with Mizuki in them do a boatload of damage in combination with Arawn's assist damage buff.
5D is good as a poke and 4/6D is pretty good at linking together combos in the corner in addition to respectful damage. I don't think this assist is actually bad for anyone.
Matchup specific. 4/6D space control is good in combination with Arawn's normal reach. What you can actually make happen with 5D is going to depend on the matchup, though. For most characters the 5D hits quite a few times making it good for pressure strings and making things safe.
Shoryu when they jump
Shoryu when you hit them
Shoryu out of blockstrings
(Note: any damage listed is in Emotion Neutral state)
2AAA 5B 2C
2A 5B 2B 2C
2AAA 5B 214A > 214A/B (even works from max range)
2AA / 2A5B / 5B2B > 236B/C (drain life / meter)
2AA5B / 2A5B2B / 5B2B > 623C (max damage)
- Arawn can use longer strings if needed depending on the character. Best to keep them short anyway so it doesn't matter much.
- If you confirm standing you can add 2B to many meterless confirms, if you so choose.
2AA5B / 2A5B2B 214214+AB
2AA / 2A5B / 5B2B > 236236+AB
2AAA 5B 214A > 63214,6+AB (even works from max range)
- If you are punishing and plan to use assist to combo after 236236+AB, skip the starter entirely and go straight to super for maximum damage.
close BC > 5B/2B > 623B/236B/236C
close BC > 236236AB
midrange (or closer) BC > 623A/B
far (or closer) BC > 63214,6+BC
emotion high or counterhit BC > 623C
forward throw into corner > 5B > 236B/C or 623B or 236236+AB
forward throw into corner from out of corner > 623C / 214214AB
214X > 214A > wallbounce from out of corner > 214A/B
back/forward throw > 214B
BC > 214C
...5C 214A 214B > 236236+AB / 623C / 236B/C / 63214,6+BC (midscreen)
...5C 214A 214A > 236236+AB / 623C / 236B/C / 63214,6+BC (corner)
...5C BC 623C (max meterless damage)
... 5B~D > dash BC > 623C / 214214+AB / 5B 236B/C (you can also press B&D at the same time)
5D (meterless summon) > 623B > 623C / 214214+AB / 5B 236B/C
5D (meterless summon) > 214X > 214B/C > ?? (what followup works depends on how early the rekka is done)
backthrow (into 4/6D orb) > ?? (what followup works depends on distance from the orb)
midscreen: 236236+AB > 2D > dash BC > 623C
corner: 236236+AB > 5D > dash BC > 623C / 214214+AB / 5B 236B/C
corner: ...5B~D > 236B/C > dash BC > 623C / 214214+AB / 5B 236B/C
midscreen: ...2B~D 214214+AB > dash > 623C / 5B
236236+AB > 5D > 623C / 214214+AB / dash 5B 236B/C
623B > 5D > 623C / 214214+AB / dash 5B 236B/C
near corner: 5B 214214D~AB > dash > 623C / 5B 236B/C (works in corner too, but skip the dash)
near corner 5B 236D~B/C > dash > 623C / 5B 236B/C (works in corner too, but skip the dash)
corner: 5B 214214D~AB > 214214+AB (corner 6D combos don't work with Llyr fully in the corner)
corner: 5B 236D~B/C > 214214+AB (corner 6D combos don't work with Llyr fully in the corner)
corner: 623B/C / 214214+AB / 236B/C > 623C / 214214+AB / 5B 236B/C
corner: anything > 6D > anything
236236+AB > 5D > walk 623C
214A > 5D > 214B > walk 623C
632C > 4/6D (5,025)
632B > 4/6D (4,025)
A > B > 5C > 5D > 66 > 632C (7,120) (1 bar)
A > B > 5D > 214X > ~D > 632C (6,395) (1 bar)
in or near corner: 623C / 236B/C / 214214+AB > 6D > 623C
in or near corner: 623C / 236B/C / 214214+AB > 6D > 5B 236B/C
corner: 214214+AB / 236B/C > 5D > 66 BC > 5B 236B/C
corner: 214214+AB / 236B/C > 5D > 66 BC > 214214AB
...5B 214214D~AB > dash 5B 2B > whatever
...5B 236D~B/C > dash 5B 2B > whatever
...214X > 5D > 214X > ?? (depends on who you are fighting but this usually does something)
Serika 5D versus
632C > 5D > 66 > 632C (5,275-5,525 depending on timing/space)
632B > 5D > 66 > 632C (5,515-6,190 depending on timing/space)
A > B > 214A > 5D > 214B > 66 > 632C (5,060)
A > B > 5D > C > 66 > 632C (5,350)
A > B > 5D > 2C > 66 > BC > 632C (5,760)
A > B > 5D > 214A > 214B > ~D > 236236AB (6,350) (2 bars) / 632C (5,700) / BC > 214X (5,150) / 236B (4,830 + Life Drain) / 236C (4,250 + Power Drain)
A > B > 5C > 5D > BC > ~D > 66 > BC > 632C (6,930) (1 bar) / 236236 (7,680) (2 bars)
236236AB > D (after first hit of 236236AB) > BC > 632C (7,900) (2 bars)
Close range jab. Can be used as anti hop and wiffs most crouchers.
Good wiff punisher and goes into most of Arawn's combos. It can wiff certain crouching characters from a further range so be careful if you are fighting one of those characters.
Covers a huge area, including all of the area in front of Arawn, as well as the anti air area. Good to use when you know it won't easily be stuffed but be careful because it extends his hurt box quite a lot.
Really good 2A, hits low. Chainable and has a low profile.
Combination of anti air and ground poke. Will hit any character standing easily but wiffs many from a distance if they are crouching, so be careful when using it as a ground poke.
As an anti air, this move is pretty solid due to having a low profile. Be careful if they are directly overhead or crossing up as it doesn't cover that area.
Low hitting sweep. Launches on counterhit but not easy to capitalize from. Poor range relative to 5C makes this move not that usable as a ground poke, but it hits low so it can still catch people standing.
Huge anti air type move, doesn't have much of a problem with hitting crouchers either though the horizontal range on the ground is only average. The speed makes this move risky to overuse, but the sheer size makes it great for telegraphed jumps.
Fast air to air move. Doesn't even hit people crouching. It has quite a few active frames so throw it out early in air to air situations. I would recommend avoiding situations where you need to use this move.
Very good air normal. Arawn's best jumpin and also crosses up. Decent air to air vs opponents directly in front of him when spaced well too.
Arawn's second best air normal. At the tip it has more range than j.B for air to airs and jumpins at that range, it also does more damage so it's a good choice for preemtive air to airs. Very hard to hit crouchers with this move, the timing is very strict.
| 4 or 6+C
6C is comboable in or near the corner, so use it when in or near the corner, or to put people into the corner. 4C does more damage but cannot be comboed from except for situational OTG hits. Your go-to grab for when 6C isn't a good choice.
| Overlord Charisma 「魔王のカリスマ」
| Nigredo 「ニグレド」 - 236+A
| Albedo 「アルベド」 - 236+B
| Rubedo 「ルベド」 - 236+C
| Heaven Slash 「天破斬」 - 623+[Attack]
| Gentle Slash 「柔破斬」 - 214+[Attack]
| Steel Slash 「鋼破斬」 - 214+[Attack] [During Gentle Slash]
| Diamond Slash 「金剛斬」 - 236236+AB
| Magic Hunt 「魔法狩り」 - 214214+AB
| Battle Ogre 「戦鬼」 - 222+AB
| Godly Slash 「神破斬」 - 632146+BC