In Guilty Gear Strive, Faust had the most drastic changes in both his appearance and playing. His creepy new look attracts many people in the game, and he is definitely one of more unique characters wise and playful.
Faust is a character who is quite dependent on luck, and is most effective from the middle of the screen. He is able to avoid and punish breaths more than the other characters in Guilty Gear Strive for his weird crawling and hitbox.
This guide will explain how to use Faust in Guilty Gear Strive and get into its basic movement, kit and game plan. This guide will not explain the combined routes and basics, so be sure to check it out other guides to learn more about basics lähde: Guilty Gear Strive.
Guilty Gear Strive: A Guide to Using Faust
Crawling and pushing back
Faust’s unique movement option in Guilty Gear Strive is that he can crawl on the ground, allowing him to avoid numerous movements and be severely punished in general. To crawl with Faust, the player must be kept pressed while moving left or right.
As it crawls, the Faust really only has three keys that hit low: H, D & P. 2K and 2S are fantastic anti-aircraft beams and great ways to launch or combine combinations.
On the ground, Faust should usually try to sting with S and K, but his best move is available in the air: j.2K. It is a very difficult diving challenge that is best used when canceling in one of two specialties: j.236P or 236S.
RNG projectile and Faust kit
The main tool Faust must use to get his opponent to react and build strategies throughout the Guilty Gear Strive match is his projectile: What could this be? [236P]. Using this special, Faust throws on the ground one of the many items that could be useful.
These items include:
- Weights of 100 tons
- Little Faust
There is something to unravel here. It won’t be explained here how each item works, but be sure to watch the gameplay and read the Dustloop wiki to see more about them.
For now, however, realize that a discarded item is a tool that should be put to good use to eject reactions and use your kit in the Guilty Gear Strive.
The rest of his equipment
His other special offers at Guilty Gear Strive include:
- Mix Mix Mix [236S]
- Snip Snip Snip [236H]
- Love [j.236P]
- Scarecrow [214P/K/S]
Snip Snip Snip is a command intervention that gives the opponent an afro.
Love is another projectile move that allows Faust to drop a bomb on the ground. RNG is not included. It is a fine pressure tool that should be used to ensure safe strokes.
Mix Mix Mix is the main combination tool for Faust, as it can be very easily confirmed from his moves, either in the air or on the ground. Faust can be controlled by moving left or right while stirring the tornado below him when performing this move.
Scarecrow is a tool that should mainly be used to move Faust and is a risky 50/50 on which a player can gamble an opponent. It allows Faust to summon two scarecrows, one of which will be groomed. Depending on the button pressed, the player can choose which scarecrow will inhabit Faust.
The exception, however, is a variation of the slash, for which Faust will dress like a scarecrow already attacking an opponent from the sky. It is this variation that gives this special quality 50/50, because P&K variations, regardless of its position, will always call it in front of the opponent.
Thrust is a long-range shot performed by entering 41236K. It’s an incredible penalty that can even be imposed on opponents who jump with 6X. After successfully connecting thrust, Faust has three options:
- He can simply let the opponent recover and return to a neutral position
- He can press to pull the opponent towards him
- As he pulls his opponent back, he can hit them with HS (Home Run!)
Which of these routes a player should take after connecting the thrust depends on the circumstances of the match.
Game plan and Faust supers
Faust players at Guilty Gear Strive should focus on putting pressure on their mid-range opponents with their huge array of long-lasting pokers. They should be able to make effective use of any items they call and move to the Scarecrow as needed.
Faust has three supers in Guilty Gear Strive:
- The excitement of breaking bones [632146H]
- WW – What could this be? [236236P]
- WWWWWWWWWW – What could this be? [236236236P]
The latter two are definitely the most unorthodox supers in Guilty Gear Strive, as they basically throw a multitude of objects to the ground by Faust and tend to either overpower the opponent or leave them completely unhappy. There’s really no specific place or strategy around these supers.
236236236P is the same as 236236P, only it takes a whole meter and throws more objects.
The excitement that breaks bones works like a turnaround, and is also the funniest super in Guilty Gear Strive.