El Blaze FAQ by Sanctuary Remix
Virtua Fighter 5 on SuperCheats.com
Virtua Fighter 5 (El Blaze)
By: Alex "Joker" Hall
Started on: April 30, 2007
Completed on: July 1, 2007
E-Mail: Sanctuary_Remix@yahoo.com


-  Well I'll put it simply....I've been working on getting a Virtua Fighter 5
   walkthrough up as a means of my "coming out of retirement" kinda deal.  Well
   I'm still hard at work with it, but I figured as much that I should at least
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   what the hell....lets do it now.  So with that being said I'm here to give
   you all this guide on El Blaze.

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*El Blaze*
  = Backstory and Stats
  = Move Set
  = Costumes and Clothes Sets
  = Personal Opinion
(User Created Tactics)
(Credits)


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-  Backstory  -

-  Unrivaled in the light-heavyweight division, El Blaze viewed Wolf's victories
   with envy and jealousy.  In order to surpass Wolf and finally put these
   feelings behind him, El Blaze decides to enter the Fifth World Fighting
   Tournament.

-  Stats  -

   Nationality - Mexican
   Birthday - N/A
   Hobby - N/A
   Height - N/A
   Weight - N/A
   Measurements - N/A
   Blood Type - N/A
   Occupation - N/A
   Fighting Style - Lucha Libre
   Voice Actor - N/A
   First Game - Virtua Fighter 5


-  Move Set -

-  Now it's time to learn how to use El Blaze properly.  Remember, you can
   always go into Dojo and use Command Training to perfect using these moves
   properly.

   * Legend *
   P = Punch
   K = Kick
   G = Guard
   => = Forward
   <= = Back
   \ = Forward/Down
   / = Backward/Down
   ^ = Up
   | = Down
   Hold = Hold certain direction and/or button for at least one sec before
          proceeding
   HCF = Half Circle Forward starting from Back
   HCB = Half Circle Back starting from Forward
   UF = Up/Forward
   UB = Up/Back


   * Normal Moves *

   Jab - P
   Quick Hook - P,P
   Keen Edge Combo - P,P,P
   Burnout Combo - P,P,P,K
   Burnout Combo~Combo Rocket Discharge - P,P,P,K, then => during guard or hit
   Jab~High Kick - P,K
   Jab~Low Kick - P,|,K
   Shadow Strike - =>,P
   Shadow Fang - =>,P,K
   Back Knuckle - <=,P
   Shadow Spin Kick - <=,P,K
   Shadow Spin Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge - <=,P,K, then => during guard or hit
   Shadow Storm Combo - <=,P,K,P
   High-Speed Jab - <=,=>,P
   Shouda - <=,=>,P,P
   Rising Back Spin Kick - <=,=>,P,P,K
   Back Spin Low Kick - <=,=>,P,P,|,K
   Flame Toe Kick - <=,=>,P,K
   Inferno Savate - <=,=>,P,K,K
   Inferno Savate~Turn - <=,=>,P,K,K,<=
   Inferno Savate~Combo Rocket Discharge - <=,=>,P,K,K, then => during hit
   Rolling Low Knuckle - /,P
   Sit Jab - |,P
   Body Blow - \,P
   Fake Roll - HCF,P
   Venus - From Fake Roll: P
   Venus Diversion - From Fake Roll: P, then K during hit
   Jumping Elbow - UF,P
   High Kick - K
   Shadow Spear - =>,K
   Shadow Spear~Combo Rocket Discharge - =>,K, then => during hit
   Shadow Lance - =>,=>,K
   Shadow Lance~Combo Rocket Discharge - =>,=>,K then => during guard or hit
   Toe Kick - <=,K
   Shadow Slash - <=,K,P
   Face Smash - <=,K,P,P
   Darkness Savate - <=,K,P,K
   Darkness Savate~Turn - <=,K,P,K,<=
   Darkness Savate~Combo Rocket Discharge - <=,K,P,K, then => during hit
   Head Smash Kick - <=,=>,K
   Head Smash Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge - <=,=>,K, then => during hit
   Low Kick - |,K
   Hook - |,K,P
   Face Hit - |,K,P,P
   Quick Savate - |,K,P,K
   Quick Savate~Combo Rocket Discharge - |,K,P,K, then => during hit
   Slide Low Kick - Hold | (or /),K
   Death Scythe Slash - ^,K
   Death Scythe Slash~Combo Rocket Discharge - ^,K, then => during guard or hit
   Middle Kick - \,K
   Fade Roll Kick - UB,K
   Fade Roll Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge - UB,K,=>
   Drop Kick - UF,K
   Drop Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge - UF,K,then => during hit
   Volcano Knee - K (while rising from a crouch)
   Elbow - P+K
   Double Elbow - P+K,P
   Combo Elbow Upper - P+K,P,P
   Straight - =>,P+K
   Quick Combo - =>,P+K,P
   Shadow Hammer - Hold |,=>,P+K
   Hammer Smash - <=,=>,P+K
   Short Upper - \,P+K
   Combination Blow - \,P+K,P
   Shutdown Knee - \,P+K,P,K
   Darkness Smash - <=,\,P+K
   Handsome Scratch Rush - <=,\,P+K, then =>,P+G during hit
   Handsome Scratch Rush~Combo Rocket Discharge -
   <=,\,P+K, then =>,P+G,=> during hit
   Volcano Upper - <=,P+K
   Darkness Hammer - |,P+K
   Jumping Hammer Knuckle - ^,P+K
   Rolling Body Press - UB,P+K
   Demon Dance - UF,P+K
   Demon's Tail - From Demon Dance: K
   Demon's Tail~Combo Rocket Discharge - From Demon Dance:
   K, then => during guard or hit
   High Spin Kick - K+G
   Jumping Savate - =>,K+G
   Jumping Savate~Turn - =>,K+G,<=
   Jumping Savate~Combo Rocket Discharge - =>,K+G, then => during hit
   Darkness Sword - \,K+G
   Darkness Sword~Combo Rocket Discharge - \,K+G, then => during hit
   Low Spin Kick - |,K+G
   Low Drop Kick - /,K+G
   Tornado Spin - P+K+G
   Heartbreak Smash - From Tornado Spin: P
   Fake Savate - From Tornado Spin: K
   Darkness Flame - From Tornado Spin: K, then P+G during hit
   Quick Back Spin - P+K (Defensive Move)
   Quick Back Spin Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge -
   P+K (during Defensive Move), then => during hit
   Quick Body - P (during Offensive Move)
   Quick Knee - K (during Offensive Move)

   * Moves from Rocket Discharge *

   Rocket Discharge - =>,P+K+G
   Backfire - =>,P+K+G
   Flying Cross Chop - From Rocket Discharge: P
   Drop Kick - From Rocket Discharge: K
   Drop Kick~Combo Rocket Discharge - From Rocket Discharge: K,
                                      then => during hit
   Low Drop Kick - From Rocket Discharge: |,K
   Tope Mortal - From Rocket Discharge: K+G
   Demon Dance - From Rocket Discharge: P+K
   Fake Roll - From Rocket Discharge: P+K+G
   Deja Vu - From Rocket Discharge: P+G

   * Throws *
   
   High-Speed Brain Buster - P+G
   Decapitation - =>,P+G
   Whirlwind - HCF,P+G
   Just Face Lock - P+G (during Whirlwind)
   Screw Drag - <=,P+G
   Hole Drag - =>,<=,P+G
   Swing DDT - HCB,P+G
   44 - <=,|,P+G
   Astro Scissors - \,P+G
   Head Scissors - \,\,P+G
   Hammer Through - /,P+G
   Hammer Through~Combo Rocket Discharge - /,P+G,<=
   High-Speed Huracan Rana - UF,P+G
   Tope Invertida - (wall behind opponent) <=,=>,P+G
   Swing DDT - (wall behind opponent) =>,<=,P+G
   Rebs Cutter - (wall behind opponent) \,P+G
   Thunderclap - (on opponent's right) P+G
   Falchion - (on opponent's left) P+G
   Stinging Leap - (on opponent's right) <=,=>(or =>,<=),P+G
   Strike Back - (on opponent's left) <=,=>(or =>,<=),P+G
   Mysterious Rana - (opponent facing away) P+G
   Rolling Clutch - (opponent crouching) |,P+K+G
   Fantasma - (opponent crouching) \,P+K+G
   Spread Wing - (opponent crouching) \,\,P+K+G
   Thunderclap - (on crouching opponent's right) |(or \),P+K+G
   Falchion - (on crouching opponent's left) |(or \),P+K+G
   Diamond Dust - (opponent facing away and crouching) |(or \),P+K+G

   * Down Attacks *
   
   Tread Smash - (opponent down) \,K
   450 Splash - (opponent down) ^,P
   Personal Elbow - (opponent down) \,P
   Rolling Body Press - (opponent down) UB,P+K

   * Back Attacks *

   Shouda - (opponent behind) P
   Darkness Hammer - (opponent behind) |,P
   Behind Heel Kick - (opponent behind) K
   Rebs Low Kick - (opponent behind) |,K
   Meteor Impact - (opponent behind) ^,K
   Back Knuckle - (opponent behind) P+K
   Stab Blade - (opponent behind) K+G
   
   
   * Jump Attacks *
 
   Step Hammer - (while rising) P
   Rock Punch - (in midair) P
   Toe Crush - (in midair) K
   Hammer Edge - (before landing) K


-  Costumes and Clothes Set  -

-  All Costume Items that can be bought and the costume types that they can be
   used with:

   *Head*
   Orange Blaze Mask = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Scorpion Mask = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Fire Mask = 5000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Blaze Mask = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Fringe Mask = 9000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Beetle Mask = 9000G   Use: ABCD

   *Face*
   Red Contacts = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Moustache = 15000G   Use: ABCD
   
   *Upper Body*
   White Chain Necklace = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Black Bead Necklace = 4000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Elbow Braces = 3000G   Use: A
   Amber Training Shirt = 3000G   Use: B
   Orange Tanktop = 4000G   Use: B
   Yellow/Black Braces = 5000G   Use: A
   Green/Black Braces = 5000G   Use: A
   Purple Tanktop = 4000G   Use: B
   Brown Elbow Pads = 3000G   Use: C
   Green Elbow Pads = 3000G   Use: C
   Apricot Shirt = 4000G   Use: B
   Yellow Tanktop = 4000G   Use: B
   Dark Red Sweatshirt = 8000G   Use: B
   Brown Denim Vest = 10000G   Use: C
   Black Denim Vest = 10000G   Use: C
   Del Sol Denim Vest = 15000G   Use: C
   Flame Shirt = 23000G   Use: D
   Green Formal Shirt = 15000G   Use: D
   White Formal Shirt = 15000G   Use: D
   Purple Del Sol Parka = 11000G   Use: B
   Tan Denim Vest = 15000G   Use: C
   Blue Flame Shirt = 23000G   Use: D
   Apricot Sweatshirt = 23000G   Use: B
   Orange Denim Vest = 23000G   Use: C
   Purple Formal Shirt = 23000G   Use: D
   Aqua Del Sol Parka = 23000G   Use: B
   Purple Del Sol Vest = 23000G   Use: C
   Orange Flame Shirt = 23000G   Use: D

   *Arms*
   Purple Arm Cloth = 5000G   Use: AC
   Tribal Tattoo = 6000G    Use: AC
   Arm Scars = 5000G   Use: AC
   Green Arm Strings = 10000G   Use: AC
   Mexican Bracelets = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Spiked Bracelet = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Leather Bracelt = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Wristbands = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Blue Open Gloves = 1000G   Use: ACD
   Black Gloves = 4000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Open Gloves = 1000G   Use: ACD
   Black Fire Gloves = 10000G   Use: ACD
   White Hand Bandages = 10000G   Use: ABCD

   *Lower Body*
   Brown Fringe Belt = 3000G   Use: ACD
   Red Nylon Belt = 1000G   Use: C
   Green Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   White Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   Brown Nylon Belt = 1000G   Use: C
   Green Nylon Belt = 1000G   Use: C
   Purple Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   Amber Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   Red Azteca Belt = 2000G   Use: A
   Black Nylon Belt = 2000G   Use: C
   White Azteca Belt = 2000G   Use: A
   White Nylon Belt = 2000G   Use: C
   Navy Leather Belt = 1000G   Use: D
   Flame Loincloth = 9000G    Use: A
   Maracas = 10000G   Use: ABCD
   Purple Loincloth = 1000G   Use: A
   Red Ring Pants = 7000G   Use: A
   Gray Sweatpants = 5000G   Use: B
   Blue Jeans = 7000G   Use: C
   Gray Jeans = 7000G   Use: C
   Nazca Red Jeans = 10000G   Use: C
   Blue Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Green Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   White Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Green G. Pants = 10000G   Use: A
   Purple Sweatpants = 8000G   Use: B
   Nazca Teal Jeans = 10000G   Use: C
   Purple Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Olive Ring Pants = 10000G   Use: A
   Apricot Sweatpants = 10000G   Use: B
   Purple Jeans = 10000G   Use: C
   Citrus Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Purple G.Pants = 10000G   Use: A
   Aqua Sweatpants = 10000G   Use: B
   Nazca Yellow Jeans = 10000G   Use: C
   Aqua Formal Pants = 10000G   Use: D
   Blue Ring Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Red Ring Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Enamel Shoes = 1000G   Use: ABCD
   Green Light Plate = 50000G   Use: ABCD   


-  Personal Opinion -

-  Ok....here's basically my take on El Blaze:

   What can I say about El Blaze?  He's a total badass for starters!  It's about
   damn time that we hispanics got a decent video game fighting character for
   once.  And before anyone says that there was Christy from Tekken, let me just
   point out that she was nothing more than a character model swap for Eddy....
   I mean they have the same exact move sets for christs sake!  The only thing
   that separated the two was that they made Christy into a stereotypical latina
   by making her big breasted and with a big ass...not to say that that's wrong
   mind you, but I'm just saying.  But now....now we get a truely decent latin
   fighter in El Blaze with a great fighting style that did originate in Mexico.
   I really do hope that the guys at Tekken take note of the lucha fighting
   style and make a luchador of their own....THAT'S HISPANIC, NOT JAPANESE!!!
   With that said, El Blaze is easily a great character to start off with if
   you're new to the series.  His move set is simple enough to pick up on in no
   time, yet still offering quite alot in terms of advanced fighting.  El Blaze
   can seem like a beginners character at first, but once you get to the core of
   his fighting style, then you find a very tricky character to use.  Now El
   Blaze is not a powerhouse by no means, and he's certainly not a defensive
   character either.  What El Blaze shines in is his speed, move diversity, and
   what I like to call "Blitz Tactics".  What that means is that if you can
   switch up enough with him quickly enough, then you find yourself with a total
   offensive character.  El Blaze is not a turtle users dream by no means.  You
   don't want to actually stay on offense too long.  Hell even most if not all
   of El Blaze's reversal techniques immedieately require you to start launching
   an offensive and keep it going.  El Blaze from what I've seen has an answer
   for everything in terms of fighting.  For those that love to push offensive
   pressure onto you you can push it back onto them easily enough, throwing
   their game off.  For those that love to turtle and stay in crouching blocked
   or just avoidance of you, El Blaze can immedieately run after an opponent at
   the drop of a hat, and with an extensive throwing set, he can catch turtlers
   in any position.  As stated before, if you are a beginner to the Virtua
   Fighter series, then El Blaze is a great character for you to at least learn
   some of the basic ropes without worrying too much about things.  If you feel
   that your loyalty lies with another character after using El Blaze at first,
   then move on.  For those that love the style that El Blaze brings to the
   table though, veterans and pros will come to love the diversity and
   simplicity that El Blaze can offer in terms of advanced fighting.  I just
   hope that in terms of canon in the Virtua Fighter storyline, that El Blaze
   does defeat Wolf and places high if not wins the 5th World Tournament.


(User Character Tactics)

   Ahhhh....the final chapter of this glorious guide of mine....to think I
   finally made it this far.  This part though isn't written entirely by me...
   This part is written by all of you!  That's right....no matter what I say or
   do to tell you things about characters or explaining their ins and outs,
   everyone has their own style and their own way doing things with each
   character.  In that respect I give to all of you this section.  E-mail in
   your tips, tricks, and fighting techs that you find to be useful for the
   given character in the given situation you're in.  The only way this
   section can get bigger, is by all of you, so flood my e-mail box ok!  I know
   it's at the top, but for convienence my e-mail is:

   sanctuary_remix@yahoo.com

   I will give full credit to you that send in your tips and tricks, so be a pal
   and help out those around you by contributing to this guide!

   * El Blaze *

   - From: Alex "Sanctuary Remix" Hall
     Tip Description: Using El Blaze in Quest Mode or against human players
     
     When you use El Blaze in Quest Mode, you have to remember that he is an
     offensive blitz machine.  I've found that in the later difficulties of the
     high Dans and the Ultimate Ranks by using his Burnout Combo into Rocket
     Discharge into Deja Vu is an extremely effective tactic.  What I mean by
     this is this.  At the higher levels, the computer will block you crazily.
     They love to counter and hit you fast should you try to grab them. So, with
     that said, if you use the Burnout Combo, you hit them fast and either they
     take the punches, or block them.  This you shouldn't care about though
     hitting with the punches is an added bonus should they land.  What you want
     is for them to block the kick at the end of the combo.  This allows El
     Blaze to go into his Rocket Discharge.  Since he's running full force at
     the opponent at point blank range, immedieately go for a grab since they
     should still be blocking while in Rocket Discharge.  You should then hit
     them with the Deja Vu.  This one move takes off quite a bit of health and
     when used constantly over and over against the computer, you should be
     racking up the wins with little to no hassle so long as you keep the
     pressure going against them.  Remember this move set as your main weapon!
     This also comes in handy for Quick Draw Tournaments as well, eating up alot
     of health from the opponent and taking away alot of time as well, almost
     ensuring your victory should you run away the rest of the time.



(Credits)

-  First and foremost I give credit to Sega for coming out with one kick ass
   fighter.  I've never been so jaw dropped before by a fighting game with all
   that it shows off.  I'm still going strong with it, so I think I'm now
   turning into a Virtua Fighter fan!  Way to go Sega, by making an addictive
   game like this!

-  Secondly I'd like to give creds to all of those out there that asked for me
   to come back and make more walkthroughs.  You have no clue how much I missed
   doing these, and just because I'm in the Marines, doesn't mean I have to 
   retire from walkthrough writing!  Thank you for all the support and e-mails
   that all of you have sent telling me how good my past walkthroughs were and
   that you all wanted to see more.  Without the support, I think the drive and
   the love for walkthrough writing would of left me a long time ago.

-  If there's anything that you wish to add or correct in my walkthrough, then
   by all means, shoot me an e-mail at sanctuary_remix@yahoo.com.  I'll take
   your comments and concerns seriously and get back to you as fast as I can.
   You will be given the proper credit as well for contributing to my guide.

   Thanks again, and I'll sees yas all later!

   Alex "Joker" Hall
   Sanctuary Remix