The Hitchhiker's Guide to Alpha Patroklos

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Synraii

[14] Master
Hi there, you can call me Syn. This piece is an ongoing project I have given myself to help make Alpha a more accessible character and maybe even teach you some things you haven't perhaps considered.
When completed, this thread will contain everything you need to know in order to learn the Just Frame machine from block punishment, to okizeme, to character specifics and even some matchup advice. Though it will take time to complete.
If there is anything you do not understand, shoot me a PM.
If there is anything you wish to contribute, shoot me a PM and if it makes it in, you will be credited appropriately.

Contents:
Chapter 1: The Basics
1.1 - Basic Notation
1.2 - Alpha Patroklos Specific Notation
1.3 - The Moveset



Chapter 1: The Basics

1.1 - Basic Notation.
On 8wayrun.com, to make things much simpler, we abbreviate all inputs in the following manner:
[wiki]movelist-input-guide[/wiki]


If you are not familiar with the notation, use the above information as a reference as it is a universal language here.




1.2 - Alpha Patroklos Specific Notation.
To avoid confusion, here is some additional notation you may see around here which you will need to know:

JF T - Sakura Twister (Just frame) 214 3a:B
JF O - Sakura Twister (Just frame) 214 3a:B
BE - Brave Edge attack. eg. 44B+K BE = 44b+kA+B+K
CE - Critical Edge attack eg. CE = 236236A+B+K
Apat - Alpha Patroklos
Alpha - Alpha Patroklos
Patsuka - Alpha Patroklos (I do NOT advocate using this term though, it looks bloody awful.)





1.3 - The Moveset.
Horizontal Attacks
A
Speed: i12
Hit Property: High
Damage: 12
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +2
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides.

AA
Speed: i12
Hit Property: High, High
Damage: 12 + 14
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Natural combo, catches step to both sides, jails on block.

agB
Speed: i26
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 30 + 10
Advantage on block: -23
Advantage on hit: Launches
Guard Crushes in: 13
Extra Notes: Carries a tech crouch, massive damage on hit, but death on block.

ag:B
Speed: i24
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 30+ 10
Advantage on block: -23
Advantage on hit: Launches
Guard Crushes in: 8
Extra Notes: More guard damage and slightly faster, otherwise the same as agB.

6A
Speed: i22
Hit Property: High
Damage: 16
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: Neutral
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, but slow.

6AA
Speed: i22
Hit Property: High, Mid
Damage: 16 + 20
Advantage on block: -16
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: 13
Extra Notes:Natural combo, catches step to both sides and crouching opponents on the second hit, but unsafe.

3A
Speed: i21
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 20
Advantage on block: -6
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, carries a tech crouch, notably one of his few fully tracking mid attacks, recovers in full crouch.

2A
Speed: i13
Hit Property: Special Low
Damage: 12
Advantage on block: -4
Advantage on hit: +8
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Generic 2A, carries a tech crouch, catches step to both sides, recovers in full crouch.

1A
Speed: i23
Hit Property: Low
Damage: 14
Advantage on block: -24
Advantage on hit: -13
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Always unsafe, tracks both sides, but is possible to quickstep.

1AA
Speed: i23
Hit Property: Low, Mid
Damage: 14 +14
Advantage on block: -22
Advantage on hit: -10
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Natural Combo, death on block, extreme disadvantage on hit, equal tracking to 1A.

1A: A
Speed: i23
Hit Property: Low, Mid
Damage: 14 + 14
Advantage on block: -22
Advantage on hit: Knockdown
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Just frame, same as above, but with reward.

1A: A: A
Speed: i23
Hit Property: Low, Mid, High
Damage: 14 + 14+ 18
Advantage on block: N/A
Advantage on hit: Knockdown
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Just frame, more damage, ringout potential to the right, wallsplats to the right, same tracking as 1A, 3rd hit only occurs on hit, never on block. Excellent low.

4A
Speed: i21
Hit Property: High
Damage: 28
Advantage on block: -10
Advantage on hit: +6
Guard Crushes in: 13
Extra Notes: Leaves opponent back turned on hit, carries a tech crouch, catches step to both sides.

FC A
Speed: i12
Hit Property: Special Low
Damage: 12
Advantage on block: -4
Advantage on hit: +8
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: 2A, but a frame faster.

WS A
Speed: i17
Hit Property: High
Damage: 28
Advantage on block: -4
Advantage on hit: +6
Advantage on Counterhit: +8
Guard Crushes in: 15
Extra Notes: Opponent is left back turned on counterhit, catches step to both sides.

Jump A
Speed: i28
Hit Property: High
Damage: 22
Advantage on block: -5
Advantage on hit: +6
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Opponent backturned on hit, carries a tech jump, catches step to both sides.

66A
Speed: i18
Hit Property: High
Damage: 26
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: 15
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, carries a tech crouch.

33_99A
Speed: i18
Hit Property: High
Damage: 26
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +4
Advantage on Counterhit +8
Guard Crushes in: 15
Extra Notes: The same as 66A, but with better reward on CH.

22_88A
Speed: i17
Hit Property: High
Damage: 14
Advantage on block: -14
Advantage on hit: -2
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides.

22_88AA
Speed: i17
Hit Property: High, High
Damage: 14 + 18
Advantage on block: -5
Advantage on hit: Stuns
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Does not jail on block. Delayable string, cathes step to both sides. Natural combo.

11_77A
Speed: i28
Hit Property: Low
Damage: 22
Advantage on block: -16
Advantage on hit: +2
Advantage on Counterhit: Knockdown
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, carries a tech crouch.

44A
Speed: i20
Hit Property: High
Damage: 30
Advantage on block: -12
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: 13
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, opponent left back turned on hit.
Vertical Attacks
B
Speed: i16
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 16
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +2
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Nothing worth noting

BB
Speed: i16
Hit Property: Mid, Mid
Damage: 16 + 16
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +4
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Natural combo.

bA
Speed: i19
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 46
Advantage on block: -21
Advantage on hit: Knockdown
Guard Crushes in: 13
Extra Notes: Catches step to both sides, carries a tech crouch.

6B
Speed: i16
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 18
Advantage on block: -6
Advantage on hit: +6
Guard Crushes in: 15
Extra Notes: Nothing worth noting.

3B
Speed: i19
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 24
Advantage on block: -10
Advantage on hit: Launches
Guard Crushes in: 12
Extra Notes: Carries a tech crouch, forward ringout potential.

2B
Speed: i17
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 18
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: +2
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Recovers in full crouch.

1B
Speed: i17
Hit Property: Mid
Damage: 10
Advantage on block: -18
Advantage on hit: -12
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Nothing worth noting.

1B:B
Speed: i17
Hit Property: Mid, Mid
Damage: 10 + 10
Advantage on block: -8
Advantage on hit: Stuns
Guard Crushes in: N/A
Extra Notes: Just frame, natural combo.

4B
Speed: i17
Hit Property: High
Damage: 24
Advantage on block: -12
Advantage on hit: +2
Guard Crushes in: 12
Extra Notes: Nothing worth noting.
 
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