How To Play Dead or Alive in 2023 | 10 TIPS You Should Know!

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Feb 12, 2023 at 2:46 AM
Posted by Force_of_Nature
A quick crash course on how to play Dead or Alive. Applies to Dead or Alive 6 (DOA6) & Dead or Alive Last Round (DOA5LR). My editing software expired so I'm going old school with Share Factory. My apologies. Admittedly not a fan of how the mic sound came out also...

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1. Poke in close with: High Jabs, Low Jabs & Mid Elbows
2. Enforce your High-Mid-Low Mix-up!
3. Dead or Alive is all about Stuns!
4. Use Forward+Kick (6K) Knees for Mid-Normal Hit (NH) Stuns!
5. Fish for Counter-Hit (CH) Stuns!
6. Fish for counter hits with Forward+Punch (6P)!
7. Discourage retaliation with delayable follow-ups
8. ???????
9. Extend Stuns with Down-Forward+Punch (3P)
10. Launch right away for guaranteed damage!

*4 Critical Stun Offensive Routes
#1.) Keep The Stun Going And Launch
#2.) Stun The Opponent And Wait (Critical Hold Baiting)
#3.) Set Up a Knockdown
#4.) Stun-Launch

*Throw System
#1.) 5 Frame Throw: Neutral Tick Throw/Breakable
#2.) 7 Frame Throw: Punish Throw (Good forward grapple range)
#3.) 10 Frame Throw: Secondary Punish Throw
#4.) 12 Frame Throw: Hold Punish Throw

For Directional Notation:

7 8 9

4 5 6

1 2 3

Each number represents the corresponding direction. 1 for "Down-Back", 9 for "Up-Forward", 5 for "Neutral" or no input, etc. Quarter-Circle Back = 214, Quarter-Circle Forward = 236, Half-Circle Back = 63214, Half-Circle Forward = 41236, etc.

CH = Counter-Hit
BT = Backturned Stance
W! = Wall Splat
DZ! = Dangerzone Splat
SDS! = Sit Down Stun
FB! = Floor Bounce
CA! = Citizen Assist

For Input commands:

P = Punch
K = Kick
H = Hold/Guard Button
T = Throw Button
S = Special Button
P+K = Strong punch
H+K = Strong Kick
H+P = Alternate Way to Input "Throw"
H+P+K = Alternate Way to Input "S"

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