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In-depth dash mechanics (DDFF)

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TheEmden    4

I initially researched and posted this in DF, but since the site is down and there are many new players who would benefit from this info, i decided to post this here aswell.

 

Dash Mechanics (General)

-A dash of the same type has the same maximum travel distance regardless of the character used when Free Air Dash Boost is NOT equipped. (Tifa's Free Air Dash has the same maximum travel distance as Exdeath's Free Air Dash)

-Free Air Dash Boost does not affect the maximum time of a full dash. (it increases speed and distance of a full dash by the same amount, so total time is unchanged)

-Free Air Dash Boost gives a flat 16% speed boost (and based on the point above, also a 16% distance boost) to Free Air Dash, Reverse Free Air Dash, Ground Dash and Reverse Ground Dash.

-Free Air Dash Boost has absolutely no effect on Omni Air Dash, Omni Air Dash + and Omni Ground Dash.

-Air Dash Boost had no effect on Free Air Dash, Reverse Free Air Dash, Ground Dash, Reverse Ground Dash, Omni Air Dash, Omni Air Dash + and Omni Ground Dash.

-The speed of the Omni Ground Dash of a character is 8% slower (therefore it also has 8% less maximum travel distance) than the rest of the character's dashes. This is probably a bug in the coding.

-The speed of a character's Free Air Dash, Reverse Free Air Dash, Ground Dash, Reverse Ground Dash, Omni Air Dash and Omni Air Dash + is identical when Free Air Dash Boost is NOT equipped.

-The Free Air Dash Boost from Lightning's exclusive weapon, Odin Blade, will not stack with the regular Free Air Dash Boost from her abilities. Equipping both or either will give the exact same boost of 16%.

 


Dash Mechanics (Regarding assist build)

-Free Air Dash Boost does NOT increase the amount of assist gained when Dash Feinting

-All the different types of dashes that can build assist will build up assist at the same rate when Dash Feinting (1 point of AST for every active dash frame, with 500 AST points being 1 bar and 1000 AST points being 2 bars.).

-Dashing while not locked onto your opponent builds no assist even if you have "Assist Gauge Up Dash" and a compatible dash equipped.

-Omni Air Dash, Omni Air Dash + and Omni Ground Dash cannot build up assist at all.

-Reverse Air Dash, Reverse Ground Dash and Reverse Free Air Dash CAN build assist as long as either Air Dash, Free Air Dash or Ground Dash is equipped on the same set as well and you are locked on to your opponent.

-Air Dash, Free Air Dash and Ground Dash will always build assist as long as you are locked onto your opponent.

-The amount of assist built up by using Assist Gauge Up Dash while dashing is uniform (you build the same amount of assist per frame at the start of a dash and at the end of dash).

 


Active dash frames in a full dash (Assuming 60 FPS)

(Free Air Dash/Reverse Free Air Dash & Omni Air Dash/+)
(78F) EX Tidus
(82F) Onion Knight, Tifa, EX Prishe
(86F) Zidane, Tidus, Prishe, EX Gabranth, Lightning
(90F) WoL, Cecil PL, Golbez, Bartz, Gilgamesh, Cloud, Squall, Kuja, Jecht, Shantotto, Vaan, Feral Chaos
(94F) Garland, Firion, Emperor, Cecil DK, Kain, Terra, Kefka, Sephiroth, Laguna
(98F) CoD, Ultimecia, Yuna, Gabranth
(102F) Exdeath

(Ground Dash/Reverse Ground Dash & Omni Ground Dash/+)
(90F) EX Tidus
(94F) Onion Knight, Tifa, EX Prishe
(98F) Zidane, Tidus, Prishe, EX Gabranth, Lightning
(102F) WoL, Cecil PL, Golbez, Bartz, Gilgamesh, Cloud, Squall, Kuja, Jecht, Shantotto, Vaan, Feral Chaos
(106F) Garland, Firion, Emperor, Cecil DK, Kain, Terra, Kefka, Sephiroth, Laguna
(110F) CoD, Ultimecia, Yuna, Gabranth
(114F) Exdeath


Note that active dash frames are the amount of frames the game "thinks" you are dashing (you will build assist, despite not actually moving), not the actual time in motion during a dash. The first ~13 frames where you are stationary while starting up a dash ARE considered as active dash frames by the game.

Conversely, there are ~12 frames after becoming stationary upon ending a ground dash that ARE also considered as active dash frames by the game.

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