This Guilty Gear Strive Beginner’s Guide has everything you need to get movement, base combos, Roman cancels, and more fast.

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Step 1: Configure a dashboard button

Today is the big day as the long-awaited Guilty Gear Strive is officially available to all players, which means we have more than a few new bloods looking to find their place.

Although the latest entry in the Guilty Gear franchise is a bit simpler than its predecessors, starting a new fighting game is never an easy task. Fear not, though, as MC MuraFGC has put together a wonderful beginner’s guide that will surely make climbing this mountain a little less intimidating.

The guide begins with a few instructions on the most basic moves, including how to block (he’s a back-to-block fighter) and what all of the different buttons do on a more universal level. Mura also notes fairly early on that you can save yourself some trouble by setting a knob to perform dashes, something you’ll be glad you learned early instead of having to get used to it later.

Once you know what each button is for, you can start stringing them together with intro combos. No links should be found in Strive, and so stringing together hit streaks is relatively easy as long as you know the order in which to press the buttons.

Mura shows how many combos will start with light attacks, then switch to a normal command before canceling a special. That’s not to say that every combo in Strive will follow this pattern, but that’s most definitely where you can start to get a good idea of ​​what that looks like.

Mura also goes into the nuances of Anti-Aircraft, Burst Mechanism, Roman Cancel Mechanism, RISC Gauge, Flawless Defense, and how things change once you’ve pushed an enemy against a wall.

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