Chaos Code/Cait & Sith

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Story

Cait & Sith's father, Pit, got turned into a hat for some reason and so now Cait (Brother) & Sith (Sister) want to find the Chaos Code and use it's limitless power to revive their still alive father. Also Cait hates Cerberus for getting Pit cursed and Sith is super into boyslove manga.

Playstyle

Health: 27000

Stun: 75

Cait & Sith are a puppet character with strong mix-ups and pressure strings thanks to the two being able to act independently. They have a wide variety of practical unblockable setups as well as lots of hard to block high/low mix-ups. Their damage is on the lower side and with notably low health and stun they can't afford to make many mistakes. A lack of long range options and limited defensive tools along with technically demanding setups and combos make them a lot of work, but if you like doing a safejump and then blockstringing into an unblockable that then leads back into the same safejump, this is the character for you.

Mobility (Run vs. Step)

Run: The most common choice for Cait & Sith. Run makes up for their stubby normals and microdashes are extremely useful in combos and for stagger pressure. Also their run animation is adorable.

Step: Cait & Sith don't have a particularly good step. They can still step cancel moves which can lead to strong tick throws, but the worse mobility really hurts.


Extra Move Selection

Rising dragon attack is Cait & Sith's only chance to have a meterless anti-air. On counterhit it can give combos and it has use in 236236p combos. It's not very exciting, but it's a very solid tool. Only the C version is invulnerable, and only through its startup.

If you do want a meterless reversal you can pick either extra move. trick through isn't fully invun but you can still use it to get out of pressure since it's so slow nothing will actually meaty it. It'll lose to grabs though. rising dragon attack is more reliable but you can't really get a combo off of it unless you spend meter or get a counter hit while the opponent is cornered.

Daddy's surprise meal is the better mix-up option, and while mixing up opponents isn't something Cait & Sith struggle with, they usually have to go through a bunch of set-up first. Surprise meal can be done whenever, including when sith isn't around, and it does give followups in the corner (although you can get better followups off my own style)

My own style is a reversal super, but also it's Cait & Sith's best option for damage off a super. The different followups ensure that you can get a good combo no matter what position you're in.

Recommended Sets

Cait & Sith's extra moves are all useful, each one provides something that they don't normally have. Any combination of 2 is probably fine, these sets are just a suggestion.

Trick through & My own style

This set takes trick through mainly as a reversal to get out of frame traps and my own style as extra insurance and added damage. Trick through is very easy for an opponent to play around, but if they're playing around it they're not doing all the frame traps they could be so just the threat of it is good. My own style is a lot safer as a reversal if you have the meter, but also it leads to good damage in pretty much any situation. The main weakness of this set is that it forces you to use 236236p or something like 5A as anti-airs, and while the anti-air super is reliable, it leaves Cait stuck without Sith which can be a huge problem.

Rising Dragon attack & Trick through

This set gives Cait & Sith the defensive tools that they otherwise don't really have. Rising dragon attack works pretty well as an anti-air and as a reversal if the opponent does something obvious. Trick through is a serviceable reversal and since it's a grab rather than a hit it has to be baited more directly. The issue is that it doesn't really give them any kind of way to extend damage beyond slightly stronger 236236p combos thanks to Rising Dragon Attack, but those leave Cait without Sith for a while which can make it hard to continue pressure or open opponents up.


Rising Dragon attack & My own style

More or less the same as the above, but it trades trick through for My own style which is a more reliable reversal, but costs a full bar. My own style is also a good way to increase damage, although own style combos don't really synergize with RDA, so you can end up spending entire matches never really getting use out of one of your extra moves.

My own style & Daddy's surprise meal

This set kind of gives up on getting a good anti-air and instead focuses on improving Cait & Sith's offense. The two supers don't really synergize in the sense that you probably wont use both in the same combo, but instead they cover 2 very different situations which ends up giving Cait & Sith a more well rounded offense.

Move List

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Normal Moves

Normal Moves

5A
5A
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 6f - - +2 yes -

Basically the same move as 2A but with a higher active hitbox, used a lot in combos and in pressure, less advantageous on block compared to 2A but it catches jump outs easier.

2A
2A
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 6f - - +3 Yes -

Crouching jab. Just as fast as 5A, shorter range but not going to be low profiled. More advantageous on block than 5A, good for stagger pressure.

cl.B
cl.B
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Low 7f - - +0 yes -

Shin kick. Standing low that can OTG.

5B
5B
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 7f - - -2 Yes -

chest kick. Decent range, useful in juggles when you're too far for a close heavy but want to super jump cancel.

2B
2B
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Low 7f - - -1 Yes -

Standard low kick. Has good range making it good for otg pickups when you're kind of far away

cl.C (together)
cl.C (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 11f - - +1 yes Stagger

Windmill arms. Hits twice, in the corner you can link into A normals after if you're close enough.

5C (together)
5C (together)
Caption.
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 10f - - -6 yes Stagger

Stretched out punch. Good range, can confirm into a small combo at most spacings.

cl.C (apart)
cl.C (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 11f - - -4 Yes Stagger

Shoulder check. Faster than toghether cl.C, but worse advantage. It doesn't matter too much since you mostly do this move in combos or blockstrings when you have sith ready to back you up.

5C (apart)
5C (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 14f - - -5 No Stagger

double punch. Not cancelable and range isn't too good, you usually get this when by accident when you want cl.C in combos. If you're afraid of that happening, use 5B instead, it has a similar range and can be canceled.

2C (together)
2C (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 9f - - -7 Yes Stagger

dip punch. Lowers C&S's hitbox a bit making it work as an anti-air at times, it's not super reliable but better than nothing. The range on this move is pretty solid, it's shorter than 5C(while together) but it's still good and ~slightly~ faster.

2C (apart)
2C (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 9f - - -2 Yes Stagger

One-two punch. Has okay range, Hits twice. Because the animation is so long this move is really good for when you need to buy time for sith to get setup. it's also only slightly negative on block, even though it looks punishable. When Cait leans forward he moves his hurtbox, which lets this move avoid parry followups.

cl.D (together)
cl.D (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 10f - - -4 yes Stagger

Jazzy kick. Good damage and stun, if you know it'll hit do this move, but if you're not sure don't risk it. When apart cait and sith have no close D.

5D (together)
5D (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 12f - - -1 No Stagger

Spin kick. Moves Cait & Sith forward slightly on startup which helps give it good range. There's no hurtbox on the tip of the leg, so it's useful for counterpoking, long recovery though and limited reward on normal hit.

5D (apart)
5D (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 12f - - -4 No Stagger

Jumping kick. Moves Cait forward a bit. The range isn't as good as together 5D and it'll whiff on most crouching characters. This move is considered airborne, so while you can cancel it, you can only cancel into 214K or air throw since those are cait and sith's only air moves.

2D
2D
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Low 9f - - -11 No Launch

Slide. Moves forward a lot, knocks down on hit, punishable on block unless you space it real good.

j.A
j.A
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 6f - - - Yes -

Downwards air jab. Fantastic hitbox, this move has the potential to beat out seemingly every anti-air in the game, press it a lot.

j.B (together)
j.B (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 8f - - - Yes -

Double kick. Generally worse than j.A as an air to air, has a really good cross-up hitbox due to sith's kick, but someimes they'll get pushed out too far to get comboed so try to space it well. Also for some reason this move does 200 more damage if you've double jumped.

j.B (apart)
j.B (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 8f - - - Yes -

Mid height kick. It has a decent upwards hitbox, so it has use as an air-to-air, but it's not great as a jump-in or IAD normal when compared to j.A or j.C. It also gains 200 damage if you double jump

j.C (together)
j.C (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 10f - - - Yes Stagger

Downwards headbut. Hitbox is pretty long and since it's a heavy normal it's good on hit/block. Good alternative to j.A for when you have some extra time.

j.C (apart)
j.C (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 8f - - - Yes Stagger

Air dunk. Faster than while together, but the hitbox isn't as long, instead it starts a bit higher up which can be better or worse depending on the situation. Not as good as an IAD button but still good.

j.D (together)
j.D (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 7f - - - Yes Stagger

Spin kick, hits twice. For the first hit both Cait and Sith kick, Sith's kick has great range and a good downwards hitbox, making this an alright jumpin but not as damaging as j.C. Cait's kick has a cross-up hitbox but it's very hard to combo off. The second kick is Cait only, it doesn't hit as far but it has a good upwards hitbox

j.D (apart)
j.D (apart)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High 7f - - - Yes Stagger

Basically the same hitbox as the second hit of together j.D but with less hurtbox. Pretty good normal although not as good a jump-in as Together j.D, Better for air-to-airs due to the higher hitbox.

Command Moves

Command Moves

3C
Spear Punch
3C
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Low 15f - - +3 Yes Launch/Stagger

Stretched out toe tap. Great range; too slow to use as a poke, but since everything cancels into it you can use it to extend combos.

Normal Throw (Together)
Throw (Together)
5/6AC
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - - 5f - - - No -

Cait & Sith have 2 normal throws depending on if they're together or apart, cait will dropkick the opponent and then sith will slidekick through them and setup if they're together.

Normal Throw (Apart)
Throw (Apart)
5/6AC
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - - 5f - - - No -

This skips the slide, it's not as good advantage-wise (+43 compared to +50 when together) and it doesn't setup, but it has more damage I guess. It's not supposed to come out if you're together but sometimes sith just decides to not help out.

Air Throw (Together)
Air Throw (Together)
5/6AC
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - - 5f - - - No -

Cait kicks the opponent down, then Sith follows them down and set up on the ground. Good for ending air combos, gives a soft knockdown.

Normal Throw (Apart)
Air Throw (Apart)
5/6AC
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - - 5f - - - No -

Cait kicks the opponent, doesn't knock down and doesn't do much damage. It's pretty consistent as a combo ender still, if sith is setup nearby you can use 22K (or 22P if you're very low to the ground) and extend an air combo.

Special Moves

Special Moves

22K (together)
Suicide Little Sister Set
22K (together)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - N/A 24f - - - - -

Use this to set up sith, once she's set all sith moves will happen from that location and with no startup for cait. B version Sets close to cait. D version sets a little further away. B+D version sets very far away. For D and B+D versions it'll take sith an extra 30f or so to become set.

22K (apart)
Suicide Little Sister Anti-Air
22K (while sith is set)
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low - - - - - Comboable Knockdown

Sith shoots up into the sky. Really fast and launches the opponent super high. Useful as an anti-air or to extend air combos. After the move finishes sith takes a minute to catch her breath.

236K
Suicide Little Sister Anti-Air
236K
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
B - - Low 20f - - - - Launch

Sith kicks low. B version is generally negative, but can be made plus if done further away. Can be followed up but only with very precise spacing. If sith is set cait will almost always get a combo since he'll be able to run up.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
D - - High 27f - - - - Ground Bounce

Sith kicks high. D version recovers before active so it's always plus, works as a combo extender but usually only combos on standing opponents when done raw. If sith's already set cait can pretty easily filler with something to get it to work.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
EX - - High/low 33f - - - - -

Sith spins, then kicks low and sets up. Ex version has a lot of blockstun so it's always plus. Good combo extender in the corner, either knocks down for an OTG or leaves the opponent standing if you connect a move just as sith hits. If you don't knock them down you can followup with any number of sith set extensions that typically lead to better damage compared to taking the OTG.

214P
Combination Brother and Sister Crush
214P
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
A/C - - High/Low 9f - - -12/-6-13 - Stagger

A/C version is the main meterless ender for C&S because it gives a really good knockdown. Cait can do the first hit without sith but if he tries to do any more he'll get a headache and be punishable on hit. You can use that single hit in combos if sith is setup to buy time for her to kick/twirl the opponent. A and C versions are the same. The advantage on each hit is -12, -6, and -13. The second hit also pushes far enough back that it's usually safe.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
EX - - High 7f - - -15 - -

Ex version gives a ground bound, you're too far to followup with much midscreen, but if you're in the corner you can pickup for an air combo. This version also travels around half screen, so you can use it for corner carry and then pick up for an air combo & ender of your choice afterwards..

22P
Forgive Me, Little Sister Decoy Attack
22P
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
A - - High/Low 32f - - +34 - -

Has lots of block/hitstun, so if the opponent blocks this you basically get to do whatever you want to them, including guard crush if you have the proper spacing/meter for it. A version vacuums in which makes it easier to follow up. C version pushes away, but also runs further up before starting..

214K
Great Overhead Nova
214K (air okay)
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
B - - High/Low 20f - - -12 - Ground Bounce

Cait shouts "overhead" and slowly kicks over the opponents head. Not actually an overhead. If B version connects on a crouching opponent it'll lead to a ground bound.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
D - - High/Low 24f - - -10 - Ground Bounce

D version will combo off 5D while apart and that will lead to a ground bound on standing opponents. D version is also Cait and Sith's meterless damage ender for air combos.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
EX - - High/low 22f - - -3 - -

EX version ground bounces on normal hit while together, making it a very useful combo tool midscreen. In the air EX version is Cait's only way to get a knockdown when solo.

236P
Miracle Super Tackle
236P
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
A - - High/Low 9f - - -14 - Stagger

Cait rolls forward, it's pretty fast for the space it covers and good to cancel out of when in exceed. A version rolls back on block and is safeish

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
D - - High/Low 12f - - - - -

C version doesn't roll back but goes further. Wall bounces but because it's 2 hits you often don't get the wallbounce.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
EX - - High/low 6f - - -17 - - Wall bounce.

Ex version rolls back and goes real far. EX version is also only 1 hit, so you get to utilize the wall bounce property more often, making it a strong neutral tool.

Extra Special Moves

Extra Special Moves

623P
Rising Dragon Attack
623P
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
A - - High/Low 4f - - -34 - -OTGable Knockdown

Not invun on startup but a good anti-air

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
C - - High/Low 10f - - -44 - -OTGable Knockdown

invun through active frames. Also a good anti-air. Has some use in combos

632146K
Our Graceful Trick Through
632146K
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Command Throw 23f - - - - -

Cait jumps over the opponent, if sith's with him then she'll slide under their feet, afterwards they have enough frame advantage to do pretty much any normal and they're guaranteed to be point blank. This move has invun starting on frame 1, but not all the way through. Still, it can work as a reversal.

Ultimate Chaos Moves

Ultimate Chaos Moves

236236P
Parent and Daughter Special Attack - Swooping Daddy Balloon
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low(on the way up) High(on the way down) 4f - - - - -

Pit turns into an even more giant hat and takes himself, Sith, and the opponent to the sky, then falls down a little bit later. First hit can whiff on crouching opponents. The two hits don't naturally combo into each other so you have to do some filler. The second hit is actually an overhead so if you want you could use it for some high/low shenanigans. This move is probably C&S's most consistent anti-air since it hits basically all the way to the top of the screen and is super fast. This move has invun, but if it gets blocked there's no blockstun so you're punishable by pretty much anything.

2363214P
Brother and Sister Special Attack - Double Spin Attack Deluxe
2363214P
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - High/Low 8f - - -41 - -

Ranbu super. Good for straight damage, if you want to spend 2 bars cancel into this super. It also carries a fair distance and restands. It can be chaos shifted on hit for some extensions.

Extra Ultimate Chaos Moves

Extra Ultimate Chaos Moves

6321463214K
Daddy's Surprise Meal
6321463214K
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - Command Grab 3f - - - - -

Command grab super, Cait throws the opponent to Pit, who puts them in a bag or something and slams them into the ground a bunch. In the corner it'll wallsplat and you can combo off it. This super is weird and appears to be jumpable immediately after the flash, but only for the first few frames after the flash. It seems possible to react to, but not easy to react to, so watch out.

2363214K
My Own Style Special Attack... Dynamic Special Attack
2363214K
Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
5 - - High/Low 15f - - -50 - -

Cait does a ranbu super by himself, then does one of 5 enders depending on the direction of the stick. This is the only super that doesn't teleport sith to cait's side, so if she's set up you can call her during it. The 5 followup is an uppercut, leads to a combo in the corner.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
8 - - High 15f - - -17 - Ground Bounce

The 8 followup is an overhead kick, gives an air combo midscreen.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
2 - - Low 15f - - -1 - Ground Bounce

The 2 followup is a low, you can combo afterwards in the corner or if the opponent was juggled.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
4 - - - 15f - - - - -

The 4 followup is a backflip. None of the followups naturally blockstring so this is mostly a way to not get parried.

Version Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
6 - - Unblockable 15f - - - - -

The 6 followup is unblockable and can be blockstringed/combo'd into with sith (it leaves an 18f gap otherwise). The 6 followup also does the most damage when combo'd into.

Destruction Chaos

Destruction Chaos

2141236PP
Perfect Family Cooperation
2141236PP
Damage Stun Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Advantage (block) Cancelable Counterhit Properties
- - - - - - - - -

The whole family gets together and Pit pukes up a huge beam. Is extremely slow(~90F) and scales really hard. It is invun though so I guess you could use it to get out of a meaty and bank on your opponent getting up and walking away from the setup, assuming they'd won the round. It does alright chip, but again, it's 90f.

Strategy

Neutral

The Main goal in Neutral is to force your opponent to block something. From there you can use sith to extend pressure and do mix-ups into oki. 22P is a good tool for taking up space and if the opponent blocks it you'll have plenty of time to run in with Cait and do something, the problem is it doesn't go very far horizontally on it's own, so you really want to set sith up first with 22K. The spacing you want her at is going to vary a bit depending on the matchup, but generally you want her about halfway in between you and the opponent if you're keeping them out or being kept out, and close behind them if you're playing near. By keeping sith in between you and the opponent she can move either direction to stop an approach or start locking down. By keeping her behind you keep her a bit safe. Wherever she is it's important you use her fairly quickly. If you let sith wait for too long she'll fall asleep and be vulnerable to hits and have more startup on sister moves. Aside from using 22P to cover an approach you can also use Sith to cover the recovery of one of Cait's moves. This lets you take some of the risk off of neutral plays. What move you want varies depending on spacing but 236B/D are both good for extending blockstun since they're relatively fast, and 22P or 22K can be good to catch evasion as well as 22P having the most blockstun out of any of Sith's moves.

Cait & Sith don't really have great anti-air options. 623P is a pretty standard DP which means it works fine, but the angle is such that it doesn't deal with opponents directly on top very well. Sisterless j.B is a pretty good air-to-air but it requires sith to be gone with isn't always the case. You can get it sometimes when you jump when she's following but there's not a consistent way to set this up. Either close C can also work as anti-air although neither is especially reliable. Parry is of course always an option, but it's obviously very risky and not always available. 236236P can be an okay option if you have spare meter, but it has no blockstun so it only really works if you know they'll swing, and it makes you lose access to sith for a decent amount of time. Often times running or rolling under jump-ins is a good option since it lets you reset to neutral.

When an opponent is trying to get in and options that you don't want to try and contest, IAD back immediate together j.D is a fairly safe option. It rarely leads to anything particularly great, but it typically lets you see what kind of approach your opponent is taking. Together j.B also works as a good air footsies tool, it's hitbox is concentrated below but not as far low as j.A so it can still work for air-to-airs, that plus it's speed and it's cross-up hitbox let's it beat out both lower air buttons and run under attempts. Sisterless, j.D can still work okay, the hitbox isn't' as good in general but it hits higher up vertically which can beat some things together j.D can't. There's no real sisterless option that's as good as together j.B, you'll have to choose between the air to air power of sisterless j.B or the jump-in power of j.A, both of those options do still have very long active frames though. The biggest issue that Cait and Sith have in air footsies situations isn't their lack of options really, it's that at any given time they only have half available and sometimes it's the half you weren't expecting due to Sith desynching.

With meter, 236AC becomes available and is a really strong tool. It's basically hikaru's master knuckle but with a lot of pushback on block. It has a great hitbox, can stuff air approaches, wall bounces on counterhit, goes very far forward, is safe on block even without sith(mostly, it's a safe by spacing situation so something like kudlak beam super can punish), and if it goes under Cait is typically rolled so far away that an opponent can't punish unless they were specifically baiting it, and even on normal hit it wall splats which can give a combo if sith is set close enough. This is the move that's most worth spending meter on if you're gonna spend meter on a move in neutral. You have to be careful of course, it's not an unstoppable move, but it is one of cait and sith's best. 236BD is the other EX move that has good uses in neutral, but sith is hitable during the entire animation so if you're fighting a character with projectiles or any other way to hit sith out of it fairly easily it's usually not worth spending the meter just to get her stuffed. EX overhead has some uses too since it's got fastish recovery and a pretty good hitbox with good reward on counterhit, but it's a bit slow to really be useful like that.

Pressure

When you get pressure started, 236D and 22P are the main pressure resets, Sith will come back very quickly after 236D meaning you can loop it as a pressure sequence (tho there'll be a gap), while 22A/C can setup unblockables if the opponent isn't ready. In both cases sith can be mashed out of the move, 236B can be used to frame trap, and 22K to quickly set sith. Keep in mind that Cait has the same call animation no matter what move you do, so the opponent has to react to sith herself to see what's happening. For meter, 236BD can be a great pressure reset that also sets sith up for an unblockable or later conversion.

When going for throws keep in mind that if you do a throw while sith is out you'll set her up (unless she doesn't set, which happens sometimes fairly randomly), so while you don't get a combo off throw you still get a pretty good oki situation.

Combos

Cait and Sith are fairly low damage, but chaos code is a high damage game so its still very easy to close out rounds quickly. They don't build stun crazy fast but since their combos are long and damage low you tend to have lots of oppertunities to stun, especially if you opt to end combos early for oki/reset potential

video example

With Sith Midscreen

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214A > 214A > 214A

Basic confirm into rekka, afterwards you can use 22B/D to put sith in position or use 236BD to meaty and put sith in position at the same time while leaving cait free to do whatever he wants, like bait a DP.

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214AC > otg 2A > 2C > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Confirm into ex rekka, you only get the otg and rejump if you were already kind of close to the corner. If you want to dump some extra meter on this you can land and super after either the first air series or after the second instead of double jumping.

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214BD > [9] > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Basic half bar midscreen combo, if you want you can a more plus knockdown and bit more damage by ending in an air 214BD.

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214BD > [9] > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > 236236A > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.D > super hits > possible otg

In case you want to spend some extra meter. You need to delay the air normals a little bit to give C&S enough time to land without the opponent teching out. The combo you do after 236236A is highly dependent on how close you are to the corner, the further you are the less stable it becomes, not really recommended if you're far away but you can go for it if you're confident.

5A > 5B > cl.C > (236A) > 2363214A

Real basic confirm into ranbu. Good for midscreen damage and corner carry if you aren't confident in the longer combos. Use the tackle for a super cancel if you want to dump an extra bar for some extra damage

With Sith Corner

All midscreen combos still work in the corner

2A > 2B > 2C > 236D > microdash > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Corner stand confirm BnB

2A > 2B > 2C > 214B > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Variation of the above for crouching opponents

2A > 2B > cl.C > sjc > j.214B > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Another variation, this one doesn't require stance confirming, but it way harder.

2A > 2B > 2C > 236BD > microdash > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214D > 22D > Land > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214BD

Metered combo, if you microdash with the right timing the game will forget that 236BD is an ex move and make it build you some meter back. Even if you don't get that you should build up enough meter for the ex overhead ender if you do the full rejump combo

2A > 2B > 2C > 236BD > microdash > 5A (restand) > 5B > 5C > 214A > 236B > 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Alternative to the above that uses a restand glitch. Timing on that 5A is tight, you might find it easier to do 5A > 5B (restand) > 2C > 214A instead with each of the normals being done as fast as possible (don't forget chaos code has an infinite buffer on normals as long as you hold the button down), but that will only work when very close.

Sith Set

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214A > 236B > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

236b into rejump, microdash before the 5A pickup outside of the corner.

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214A > 22A > iad j.C > j.D > 5A > cl.C > 5D > j.214D > 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

You can omit the iad and just run up and do 5A if you want.

2A > 2B > cl.C > 5D > j.214D > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214D > 22D > Land > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214BD

pretty easy stand confirm, replace 5D > j.214d with just 214B to make it work on crouching. Corner only

2A > 2B > cl.C > 5D > j.214D > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D (input as 236D) > j.214D > 236D hits > land > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Variation of the above that uses 236D instead of 22D for the air combo extension. By doing this you free up sith allowing you to end the combo with an airthrow.

Rising j.A > 236B > falling j.C > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+B

Combo off instant overhead. Only works against Bravo, Kudlak, and Cerb (but only during specific frames of his crouching animation), however if timed meaty rising j.A will hit everyone except C&S and Kagari. Corner only.

With "My Own Style"

the neutral & down followups can be otg'd in the corner and lead to normal corner OTG routes

2363214B > [8] > microdash > 5A > cl.B > sjc > j.A > j.B > j.C > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Will carry corner to corner.

2A > 2B > 2C > 236BD > microdash > 5A (restand) > 5B > cl.C > 2363214B > 22A (at around hit 4) > [6] > iad j.C > j.D > 2A > 2B > 2C > 236D > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Combo into guard break followup, does good damage. You don't need the restand if you have sith already setup. Do a 236A before the super to unscale it and do even more damage for an extra bar, or do a 236BD instead of 236D in order to loop and look really cool.

236A > exceed > 2A > 2B > 2C > 236BD > microdash > 5A (restand) > 5B > 5C > 236A > 2363214B > 22A (at around hit 4) > [6] > iad j.C > j.D > 2A > 2B > 2C > 236BD > microdash > 5A (restand) > 5B > 5C > 236A > 2363214B > 22A (at around hit 4) > [6] > iad j.C > j.D > 2A > 2B > 2C > 236D > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.A+C

Exceed combo using restands and guard breaks.

236A > exceed > 236AC > 2363214B > [5] > 236AC > 2363214B > [2] > 236AC > 2363214A

Much simpler exceed not using restands or guard breaks

With Rising Dragon Attack

5A > 5B > cl.C > 214AC > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > Land > 236236A > 623C > super hits > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > Land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214BD

Rising dragon attack is the best move to use for combo filler with 236236A, it's also an easier combo. This will work midscreen or corner, but you might not get the otg pickup if you're too far from the corner.

2A > 2B > 2C > 236AC > microdash > 5A > 5B > cl.C > 623C > 22D > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214BD

Corner combo using Rising dragon attack. If sith is already set you can just ignore the first few hits. If you use 236AC it wont matter if you get the restand or not, although ideally you want it. This route does higher damage than other routes with sith set, but it can't lead to an airthrow knockdown which means your oki options are somewhat limited.

2A > 2B > 2C > 236AC > microdash > 5A > 5B > cl.C > 5D > j.214D > otg 2A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > 623A > 22D > Land > 5A > cl.C > sjc > j.A > j.C > j.D > land > j.A > j.C > j.D > double jump > j.A > j.C > j.D > j.214BD

This is a harder and longer version of the above, it requires getting the restand off 236AC and doesn't actually do much more damage. But it nets around 6 extra stun which is nice.

Unblockable setups

Off of a rekka knockdown you should have enough time to set sith with 22b and still meaty with 2C. Input the meaty as 22C and hit 6CD, Sith's spin will keep the opponent locked down and they'll eat the guard break. Only works in the corner. Same setup works off of a throw only you don't need to set sith since the throw animation will set her for you. If the opponent rolls out of this they'll get caught by 22C and pulled in (22C should push out but because the roll swaps sides out becomes in) and you can combo.

Alternatively you can input 22A > 6A+C instead of 2C. This will give 2A > cl.C on block which will still meaty into sith for the unblockable, but will back throw if the opponent rolls through Cait. If sith is set far enough back from the opponent the 22A will meaty them out of a wake up parry. If they block coming out of the parry Cait will be at advantage and can pressure, if they try to attack after the parry they'll get caught by 22A and Cait will be able to combo. The punish on roll is smaller than the above setup, and with sith positioned right similar parry baits can be accomplished, but when input correctly the throw bait is totally automatic and maintains the corner while spending no resources.

After a successful together airthrow in the corner, meatying with an immediate IAD j.A will cover tech roll. This meaty cannot be reversaled as you cannot reversal after a tech roll in chaos code, if they try to buffer anything they'll just get hit. Because of this a sequence like j.A > j.D > 22A > cl.C > 6C+D is completely inescapable once the opponent has tech rolled (with the exception of Kudlak who can guard cancel out if he has install). If the opponent doesn't tech roll you can recognize the j.A whiff and setup something else instead.

Midscreen you'll need to use 22A to vacuum the opponent into your guard break. Do a meaty 2A and chain into 2C by inputing 2A > 5 > 2A+C, this will give you 2A>2C on block but call sith with 22A. Then hit 6CD for the guard break like usual.

If sith is set you can blockstring into the 2363214K extra super, then call sith with 22A before the final hit and hold 6 to get the unblockable followup, it's not too difficult to time although you want to make sure you call sith early enough that the 22A doesn't end up hitting after the guard break. This is easiest in the corner either after a rekka/EX overhead knockdown into a 22B set, a throw, an air throw, or after a blocked 236BD. It's also possible midscreen although sith's positioning will be much more strict and there aren't very good setups.

In training mode you'd have to record the setup then try to get out of it to test, but once you get it right it becomes easy to eyeball it.

Hiding Inputs

When Sith is set Cait doesn't have any animation for 236K, 22K, or 22P. In theory this lets Sith attack without putting Cait at risk, but because all inputs are interpreted by both characters at once it's not really possible to have Sith attack while Cait does nothing. It's also a problem because Cait's attacks can telegraph Sith's in situations where she's off screen. The most obvious way to hide inputs is to give sith commands while Cait is in the middle of an animation he can't cancel. Something to keep in mind is that the buffer for special moves in chaos code is gigantic, so doing things like using a roll to hide the input can work, but it's very easy to wind up coming out of a roll that's switched sides with an opponent and get a 214K because the game held on to a 236K input. Backdash is really good for hiding inputs but the timing for it can be hard, especially for 22P/K since you have so little time to input the move.

For reference, the input priority for normals and system mechanics is Tactical Guard > Throw > Roll > Exceed > C > D* > A > B (*While A+D gives D on the ground and in the air, A+B+D gives roll on the ground and A when in the air.)

But, for Sith's set specials it's 236B > 236D > 22K > 22A > 22C

This means an input of 236BD gives Cait a D normal but Sith 236B.

Also of note, Sith's buffer for special moves is smaller than Cait's. You can see this by inputting 236 and then delaying for a bit and pressing A+B together. If you delay long enough Cait will do a shoulder tackle while sith does nothing. While that specific example is not useful, Cait and Sith do have an overlapping input of 236K and 2363214K. It's very useful to be able to keep sith set during 2363214K because that allows her to keep opponents locked down and let Cait go for the unblockable followup.

Character Specific Bugs

Lost inputs

It's unfortunately very common for the game to just eat inputs with Cait & Sith. In particular Hitstop seems to cause inputs to drop, but if you're consistent with timing it doesn't screw up combos much.

Desynch

Sometimes even though Sith is together with Cait, she wont move with him correctly and you'll get the sisterless versions of moves (mostly Sith wont jump with Cait and thus Cait wont get together air moves). This really only happens when Sith starts running back to Cait after performing a move or being hit and seems to be related to not tracking him properly as he moves.

False Set

It's also possible for Sith to just decide not to act when Cait asks her to, he'll make the pointing animation but Sith will just not do anything. It appears to happen when Cait tries to set Sith on the same frame an opponent does a special of their own but the exact cause is unknown. It could maybe be useful as a feint if it was consistent but as of now there's no known way to force this bug.

Sister install

It's possible to get Sith both set and attached to Cait. This Sith install glitch is super rare but probably extremely useful if you're reading this and know how to make it happen on command please update this section.

Colors

  • Console Versions: You can hold R1 button while selecting a character to get an alternative color.
  • Arcade Version: You can hold START button while selecting a character to get an alternative color.
A Button
B Button
C Button
D Button
R1 + A Button
R1 + B Button
R1 + C Button
R1 + D Button


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