Fantasy Strike/Onimaru

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FS Onimaru.png



General Onimaru commands the Flagstone military. He's an expert on tactics and strategy. In combat, he relies on deliberate, powerful strikes with his sword.

Character stats

Health Character Type Super Meter charge time
7 Wildcard 13 Seconds


Onimaru is a slow but powerful fighter. If he can land his attacks on an opponent (blocking or not), he can quickly cause a lot of damage.

Rather than dealing chip damage from special moves, Onimaru can guard crush you by making you block 3 of his sword attacks within a certain amount of time. This effectively treats you as being hit as if you were not blocking at all.

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Extra health
  • Swings a big sword that hits hard
  • Guard Crush forces opponents to play actively
  • Extremely strong Supers, both offer high potential damage and neutral control
  • Multiple armored moves
  • Does not get throw invincibility on his reversal moves
  • His big sword moves are reactable
  • Often has to make big reads or rely on knowledge checks to win



Hilt Bash
FS A.png
FS Onimaru 5A.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
1 8 7 14 0 -2 +5 Cancellable Strike

A quick strike with the blunt end of Onimaru’s sword. Good anti-air at the tip with the pommel.

Cancellable into FS B.png or FS C.png on hit or block.

Overhead Slice
FS R.png+FS A.png
FS Onimaru 6A.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
2 20 9 16 -2 -4 +4 Cancellable, Guard Crush Strike

A slow overhead swing with Onimaru’s sword. Despite the animation, this move hitbox is only about as high as Onimaru’s waist (standing neutral height).

Causes 1 point of chip on block. It is unsafe as a blockstring when performed in close range.

Cancellable into FS B.png or FS C.png on hit or block.

FS L.png+FS A.png
FS Onimaru 4A.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
1 13 5 25 KD -9 KD Cancellable, Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike

A quick, far reaching sweeping slice across the ground with Onimaru’s sword.

Causes 1 point of chip on block and pushes opponent back. Can be spaced at max range to safely meaty most reversals.

Cancellable into FS B.png or FS C.png on hit or block.

Tactical Slice
FS B.png
FS Onimaru 5B.png
Tactical Slice
Tactical Slice
FS Onimaru 5B 2.png
Tactical Stance
Tactical Stance
FS Onimaru 5B 3.png
Shoulder Charge
Shoulder Charge
FS Onimaru 5B 4.png
Spirit Fire
Spirit Fire
FS Onimaru 5B 5.png
Tactical Analysis
Tactical Analysis
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
Tactical Slice 2 22 5 41 +10 (-23) +8 (-25) KD Cancellable, Projectile Invincible, Guard Crush Strike

A forward moving, spinning, horizontal slash attack. Causes 1 point of chip on block. The spinning portion of the move has some projectile invulnerability.

At the end of the move Onimaru automatically enters the Tactical Stance.

During the stance Onimaru can perform the following:

  • dash forward by pressing FS R.png twice, or alternatively FS J.png+FS R.png, remaining in the stance, but losing the ability to dash in either direction;
  • dash backwards by pressing FS L.png twice, or alternatively FS J.png+FS L.png, exiting the stance;
  • cancel into FS A.png to perform Shoulder Charge;
  • cancel into FS B.png to perform Spirit Fire;
  • cancel into FS C.png to perform Tactical Analysis.
Shoulder Charge 1 12 9 9 +5 ~ +12 +3 ~ +13 +11 ~ +17 - Strike

Onimaru does a quick shoulder ram that exits Tactical Stance and leaves him at Frame Advantage.

If it hits at the very end it can grant massive advantage. Serviceable anti-air.

Spirit Fire 2 23 28 13 KD -20 KD Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike, Projectile

Onimaru does a slow, massive swing of his sword. Leaves Tactical Stance.

The ghosts that follow the sword eat projectiles.

Tactical Analysis - 10 82 16 KD - KD - Parry

Parries Strikes and Projectiles with a high swing of his sword for a counterattack. Leaves Tactical Stance.

Tactical Stance can be held active for quite a long time by holding down FS C.png.

If a Strike or Projectile hits while active, the Counter Attack is activated.

Counter Attack 1 9 8 9 KD +4 KD Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike

Quick Upward angled attack with long range. Guard crushes. Very fast to recover, even on whiff.

Allows juggle for follow up hits or simply charge super for big unblockable damage.

Divide and Conquer
FS C.png
FS Onimaru 5C.png
Spin to win
Spin to win
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
1 ~ 2 17 5(17)7 31 KD -17 KD Armor Strike

Slow, armored attack that hits twice and moves forward quickly. Has 1 hit of armor starting on the first frame, will hit behind Onimaru.

If both hits connect (easier if the opponent is airborne) it will deal 2 damage. This move will Guard Crush opponents with only 1 point of chip, making it an extremely powerful threat.

There is a bug with blocking Divide and Conquer. The last active frame is unblockable. After a successful parry, combo with the sweep. Use Divide and Conquer but DO NOT cancel from the sweep, wait until the cancel window ends and it will perfectly time the just frame.

FS T.png
FS Onimaru T.png
FS Onimaru YC.png
Yomi Counter
Yomi Counter
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
Forward 1 3 4 16 KD - KD Knockdown Throw

Throws are extremely strong for Onimaru, should he be in the position to land one, because retaining the Guard Crush on an opponent means he can set up guaranteed damage. Onimaru has enough time to move in closer for a meaty with his jump bunt after throws, +50 advantage (+46 on Rook).

Universal Throw; all throws have the same frame data and can be beaten with a Yomi Counter

Back 1 3 4 16 KD - KD Knockdown Throw

Side switches and has more advantage than Forward Throw (+54 advantage) except on Rook (+42).

Universal Throw; all throws have the same frame data and can be beaten with a Yomi Counter

Yomi 1 - - - KD - - Knockdown Parry

Important for Onimaru to land a Yomi Counter because of his weakness to throws on both Divide and Conquer and Martial Law and the high utility of his supers. Very low advantage though at +37.

Universal counter for Throws. In a neutral state, the opponent's throws will be automatically countered by Yomi Counter.

Martial Law
FS S.png
FS Onimaru 5S.png
level 1
level 1
FS Onimaru 5S 2.png
level 2
level 2
FS Onimaru 5S 3.png
level 3
level 3
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
level 1 2 11-31 13 18 KD -10 KD Knockdown, Strike Invincible, Guard Crush Strike

An overhead swing. The startup frames are invincible to strikes and projectiles, but vulnerable to throws.

Serves as a decent anti-air.

Onimaru can delay up to 20 frames by holding the input, so this move can be anywhere from 11 to 31 frames of invincible startup. If the move is delayed further, it charges to the level 2 version.

Onimaru's super will start charging after the cinematic rather than after the recovery, with hitstop or a full charge this can effectively remove a few seconds off his Super Meter charge time.

level 2 3 32-71 15 16 KD -10 KD Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike

A sound effect plays on the first frame, alerting you to level 2 charge. Can be delayed up to 39 frames.

Reaches farther than level 1.

Another sound effect plays on the final frame, alerting you to level 3 charge.

level 3 4 72-112 15 16 KD - KD Knockdown, Unblockable Strike

Reaches full screen and is unblockable, but can be jumped.

Can be delayed up to 40 frames, but holding until the forced release wastes 40 frames compared to a timed release.


FS A.png
FS Onimaru JA.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
1 ~ 3 9 10 4 - - - Cancellable Strike

A jumping sword attack which can be repeated up to 3 times.

Can work as a decent air-to-air in some matchups. Is a good movement tool.

Spirit Slice
FS B.png
FS Onimaru JB.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
2 20 2 28-41 - - - Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike, Projectile

A slow but long lasting horizontal swing which launches ghosts projectiles.

Ghosts count as projectiles and can eat other projectiles. Onimaru has no hurtbox on his feet during this move.

Helm Breaker
FS C.png
FS Onimaru JC.png
Helm Breaker
Helm Breaker
FS Onimaru JC 2.png
Rising Sword
Rising Sword
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
Helm Breaker 2 3 6 33 KD -18 KD Armor, Cancellable, Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike

A flip into a downward slash. Doesn't startup until Onimaru lands on the ground.

Has armor from frame 5.

Cancellable into Rising Sword by pressing FS C.png again.

Rising Sword 1 20 9 34 KD -25 KD Invincible, Knockdown, Guard Crush Strike

Invulnerable rising slice followup.

Clockwork Soldiers
FS S.png
FS Onimaru JS.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery Hit Adv Block Adv Counter Adv Properties Attribute
- 0+0 1 5-23 - - - - -

Summons 2 Clockwork Soldiers. Recovery depends on how close to the ground Onimaru performs the move.

Soldiers have 2 health. They cause 1 chip on block, with Guard Crush, and deal 1 damage each, causing knockdown on hit.



FS A.png > FS C.png(2 damage)
FS B.png, FS C.png > FS S.png (3 damage)


FS B.png, FS A.png (if it hits an airborne opponent) > FS R.png+FS A.png


FS A.png > FS B.png (3 damage)
FS B.png, FS A.png > FS A.png (2 damage)
FS R.png+FS A.png > FS B.png (4 damage)
FS C.png(second hit) > FS R.png+FS A.png > FS C.png (4 damage, corner only)
FS C.png(second hit) > FS L.png+FS A.png > FS C.png (3 damage, corner only)
FS C.png(second hit) > FS S.png (3 damage)



Onimaru's main goal is to keep his opponent under pressure. Use your attack moves to apply Guard Crush to break through their defense and setup a high damage move, or to force your opponent to react. If Onimaru catches with a Counter Hit or hits airborne he can deal massive damage, often far more than simply blocking. Unfortunately, his strongest moves are locked behind a stance or slow startup requiring players to take risks or get crafty with setups. Onimaru has access to some of the most powerful supers in the game, allowing him to become a character defined by inevitability. To avoid blocking themselves to death or getting hit by his supers most opponents will rush in where Onimaru can use his armored spin, Divide and Conquer, to make them pay for their haste.

Onimaru does best when forcing his opponents to play his game, if forced to only defend he will struggle. Sometimes simply applying a single point of Guard Crush is all you need to change up the dynamic because of all the ways to deal 2 points of Guard Crush at once.

One of Onimaru's strongest moves is to perform FS R.png+FS A.png followed by FS B.png, which will only combo on counter hit, but will cause 4 damage when it lands, and on block you can always follow up the Tactical Slice with a parry (FS C.png) or one of the other attack options. One of the main weaknesses is the length of startup and forward movement on his swing will let opponents throw or beat him with invincible moves. Often this move is a knowledge and reactions test, abuse it if you can but always be aware of it's drawbacks.

Use FS S.png invulnerability, or FS B.png spin to get past projectiles while applying pressure. FS J.png+FS B.png is also good against projectiles, as it stays in air for long, allowing to jump over projectiles, and also eliminates them at the end of the move with the ghost skulls, and it also is a long reaching attack.

Choice of super is very important, Clockwork Soldiers are extremely strong at controlling neutral and setting up Guard Crushes but Martial Law allows for strong anti airs and reaction punishes with it's huge invincibility.

Abuse of Tactical Slice (FS B.png), varying the followup between parry and attacks, to keep your opponent guessing.

When you knockdown your opponent, punish them with a meaty FS L.png+FS A.png, a meaty FS B.png, which allows you to easily follow up with different attacks (or parry), or even a FS S.png.


Guide by Tidazi


Name Type Matchup Strategy
FS icon Argagarg.png
Zoner Stay out of range of his bA and Bubble Shield. Use jC and jB to dodge his limbs and projectiles. Your main focus is to get into sweep range where you can start to bully him.
  • If you land a Parry against Arg's fA do a meaty lvl 3 super for massive damage.
  • Always save your super for Martial Law
FS icon DeGrey.png
Wild Card His jump attack is extremely hard to deal with, using Divide and Conquer to trade is key.

DeGrey has no reversals outside of Parry, which will whiff if done during stance but in neutral can shut down your B and fA

FS icon Geiger.png
Zoner This match, for Oni at least, involves a lot of jumping. Geiger can zone out Onimaru, leaving him without any options except for FS S.png. Without his super, he doesn't have any option other than to go in, which Geiger can do good against as well. Jumping with Geiger may seem like a shoo-in, but that's not necessarily the case. With Phase Out, Geiger can bait out his many anti-air options, and go in for a clean punish. Not to mention, there's not a lot that Oni can do defensively, so he's gonna have to take all the pressure from Geiger. Especially his air super. If Geiger throws that out, then there's literally nothing you can possibly do other than block, and Geiger can just all the pressure that he needs to. Offensively, he can only do things up close, which Drop and Flash Gear both counter, and if you jump in: Time Stop.
FS icon Grave.png
Zoner Play patiently, Martial Law completely shuts down his zoning
  • Don't use Clockwork Soldiers if he has wind, it will remove them from the screen.
FS icon Jaina.png
Zoner Martial Law and Tactical Slice make zoning extremely risky for Jaina. If Oni trades on B he can combo into Martial Law.
  • Option Select against Dragonheart after Tactical Slice, if you press it when hitstop would occur it will not come out but if she used Dragonheart it will cancel into Parry. Followup with fA > B for ToD
FS icon Lum.png
Wild Card Thanks to items Oni will have to go in. Lum has no reversals to beat out moves so swing away but Lum's long throw range can scoop Oni while he is moving forward in his swings.
FS icon Midori.png
Grappler Parry is simply put, a nightmare to deal with. You will not be able to run your normal gameplan here because Midori can squeeze parries inbetween any gap in blockstrings. If you use Tactical Slice at far enough range, Parry does whiff and you can punish with Spirit Fire.
  • Should you happen to have a Dragon doing Talon Swoop at you, you can punish with Clockwork Soldiers for a ToD juggle
FS icon Onimaru.png
Wild Card Whoever has the most Honor wins.
FS icon Quince.png
Wild Card Lack of reversals makes Quince a soft target. Should he use his C to try to get out of Tactical Stance mixups, Parry will recover before him and give a free throw.
FS icon Rook.png
Grappler You will need to backdash out of Tactical Stance far more than normal. Use your long range to keep Rook out and abuse Clockwork Soldiers against him.
FS icon Setsuki.png
Rushdown She has many ways to break your armor with multiple hits and a command grab to throw you but Oni really only needs to land a hit or 2 to win. She has a lot of trouble escaping Clockwork Soldiers because her cape dips downward but don't forget the power of anti-air Martial Law.
FS icon Valerie.png
Rushdown Cyan, Magenta and Rainbow both break your armor but landing just one Divide and Conquer can win the game. Air Rainbow gets past bots quite well, you want to catch her jumps on the way up if you are using the bots.
  • Charged Martial Law is a good way to punish rainbow by using the extended invincibility.