From Casual to Super Saiyan: A DBFZ Guide

Ready to turn Super Saiyan?!

Hello and Welcome to the most detailed and extensive guide for Dragon Ball FighterZ you’ll be able to find on the Internet.  This guide is written for everybody, whether you’re completely new to fighting games, or a seasoned fighting game veteran who wants to try their hand at what is currently one of the most popular fighting games on the market right now.  It will also cover some very specific aspects of general mechanics, all while using language that is descriptive, cohesive, and understandable by all levels of players.  Not only is it going to simply explain what your tools in Dragon Ball FighterZ are, but also how to use them properly!  I mean besides, the guide is called “From Casual to Super Saiyan” and not “From Casual to Decent” for a reason.

This could be you! (Blonde Hair and Muscles not guaranteed)

While this guide was written in a thought out order, feel free to jump around to certain topics if there is something specific you want to check out!  There was a lot of effort put into making sure all the little questions and the big questions were addressed.  If what you’re looking for is character specific strategies and frame data, then this website has plenty to offer on that front, but this guide is not to place to look for it.  But if you want to know things like the properties of Super Dash, How to do Combos, What the Shenron and Sparking Buffs do, or why Vanish cancelled wake up DP’s only do Blue Health, then look no further.

This is, “From Casual to Super Saiyan: A DBFZ Guide”.


Who Wrote All of This?

Somebody who is probably drowning in pools for this game and other games as you read this sentence.  What’s up?  I’m Crackin Atkins.  I’ve been playing fighting games for practically my entire life.  One of my first video games ever was Tekken 3, and I haven’t really stopped playing fighting games since then.  If you’ve ever played Soul Calibur 4, Tekken 6, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, or Street Fighter 4 on XBOX Live, then you’ve probably ran into me before (not with the gamertag ‘Crackin Atkins’ though).  I started going to tournaments sometime in Summer 2014 while I attended college, and have competed in multiple games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Persona 4 Arena (Rise is my all-time favorite fighting game character), Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, and the list goes on.  As of writing this in mid February 2018, I compete in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.  Who knows if that list holds up by the time you are reading this!

No. I don’t know how to play MSHvSF. I was 3 years old when it released.

I have a deep history in playing multiple fighting games, usually all at once because I have no self control and might be a masochist.  The current TO’s at my local will attest to this since I’m always holding up the brackets when playing multiple games!  I’m also notoriously bad at keeping a main character, and I drop and pick up characters as frequently as I am hungry: Always.  But if there’s any benefit behind that, it is that I’m familiar with a bunch of different mechanics done in completely different ways from game to game.  Learning a new fighter is second nature to me, and basically expected of me if I have any interest in the game at all.

What I’ve done for Dragon Ball FighterZ is basically take everything I know and have learned, and pumped the information into this guide.  I asked broad questions and I asked simple questions, I wrote what I knew, I tested my theories, and I wrote my findings.  This took time, but it helped that I actually enjoy writing and my source material, fighting games, so all of it was really fun to create!

If you have any questions or concerns, tweet at me (my twitter is hyperlinked with the first mention of my tag, but I’ll throw it here too) or even e-mail me at  Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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