Infamous Yamcha, whose destiny is always to be beaten by low grade ennemies !
Yamcha is a weak close combat oriented character which is best played at arena's maximum heights in order to buy him some time after using Wolf Fang Fist or Chou Soukidan.
Best moves Edit
Violent Rush + Chou Soukidan Edit
This is the most damaging combo with Yamcha (about 11k HP for Ultimate Blast). Chou Soukidan being easily avoidable, the best way to use it is to pummel ennemy with Violent Rush first, then make a quick teleport backward, then launch the Ultimate Blast.
Curiously, Chou Soukidan is neither dodged of fully landed when fired in middle of Ki Blasts flurry ; ennemy can manage so he takes only half damages, and animation is skipped.
Note also that unlike most if not all energy-based Ultimate Blasts, Chou Soukidan doesn't cancel ennemy's lock.
An advantage : in Max Power Mode, Ki Blasts bounce on Yamcha.
Useful moves Edit
Wolf Fang Fist Edit
As short-ranged Rush Blast, you can use it easily at close range to quickly deals a low 8k HP damages.
And as a non-teleporting Rush Blast, the higher is landed, the longer ennemy's fall, and so the longer time given, for example to charge up 3 Ki Bars in order to use it again.
Costly Blast 1 as it gives only 1 auto-dodge in exchange of 2 Blast Stocks, but can help since Yamcha is rather weak on melee, and his moves involve to be at close range.
Situational moves Edit
As a chargeable attack, it has inherent downsides making it hard to fully exploit it.
Body Strike Edit
Useful, but somewhat hard to use.
Power Up to the Very Limit Edit
This move is most useful if one spams Blasts 2. But Kameha is only situational, and Wolf Fang Fist can be spammed only if it connects in maximum height, giving Yamcha enough time to charge gain 3 Ki Bars while ennemy is falling down.
Weak spots Edit
No Step-In counterattack Edit
This harden even more Yamcha's yet hard melee time.
Against giant opponents Edit
Yamcha is as useless against giants as he is against every ennemy in the manga and anime.
There are items which work the best with Yamcha :
- Equipment Slot +3
- Health +19 : Best resistance item (Defense +19 is second and Mystery of Sheron is last, on Majin Buu and probably on all characters).
- Ultimate Blast +19 : Chou Soukidan is almost a guaranteed hit if used after Violent Rush and backward teleport.
|Rush attacks and combos|
|Left punch||1||A||Heavy Finish||200||+ 600|
|Right punch||2||2xA||Kiai Cannon||400||+ 1.200|
|2nd left punch||3||3xA||Kiai Cannon||600||+ 1.800|
|2nd right punch||4||4xA||Heavy Finish||800||+ 2.400|
|Rush-In||(5)||5xA, X/N||Step-In Heavy||0||.|
|Left Claw||6||5xA, X/N, A||Heavy Finish||1.340||+ 3.600|
|Right Claw||7||5xA, X/N, 2xA||Kiai Cannon||1.540||+ 4.200|
|2nd Left Claw||8||5xA, X/N, 3xA||Kiai Cannon||1.740||+ 4.800|
|Knee hit||9||5xA, X/N, 4xA||Heavy Finish||1.940||+ 5.400|
|Double bash||10||5xA, X/N, 5xA||-||2.620||+ 6.000|
|Chase Attack||(11)||5xA, X/N, 5xA, Up + Guard||-||0||- 16.384|
|Other Melee Techniques|
|Grab||12||Up, X/N||(Throw forward)||1.730||.|
|Smash||1||B (hold)||Dragon Homing / Punishing Attack||410 - 1.020||+ 1.200 - 3.600|
|Vanishing Attack||1||Smash / Homing Dragon, B||Dragon Homing||+ 1.360||+ 2.400|
|Homing Dragon||1||Smash / Vanishing Attack, X/N, A (hold)||Punishing Attack||+ 1.220||?|
|Dash Smash Hit||1||Dash, A (charge)||Sonic Impact (X/N, A, B, A)||200 - 540||+ 1.200 - 2.400|
|Sonic Impact||4 (+3)||Dash Smash Hit, B, A||(include ground hit)||= 2.290 - 2.630 (+2.090)||= 4.800 - 6.000 (+3.600)|
|Hits combo||Input||Additional Effect||Damages||Ki|
|Body Strike||1||Rush, Guard (hold)||-||340||- 9.000|
|Finishers and follow-ups|
|Hits combo||Input||Step-In variant ?||Additional Damages||Ki|
|Heavy Finish||+1||1/4xA, B (hold)||Sway||340 - 1.090||+ 1.200 - 2.400|
|Heavy Crush||+4 (+3)||Heavy Finish, 2xB, A||-||= 1.630 - 2.380 (+1.290)||= 6.600 - 7.800 (+5.400)|
|Kiai Cannon||+1||3xA, B||-||410 - 820||1.200 - 2.400|
|Ground Slash||+1||Rush, Down + B (hold)||Normal||340 - 820||+ 1.200 - 2.400|
|Dragon Tornado||+5 (+4)||Ground Slash, 2xB, A||(include ground hit)||= 2.940 - 3.420 (+2.600)||= 6.600 - 7.800 (+5.400)|
|Lift Strike||+1||Rush/X/N, Up + B (hold)||Normal||340 - 820||+ 1.200 - 2.400|
|Full Air Combo||+8 (+7)||Lift Strike + X/N + B, 4xA, B||Normal||= 4.640 - 5.120 (+4.300)||= 6.000 - 7.200 (+4.800)|
Ki Blasts Edit
|Simple Ki Blast(s)||1-5xB||Fire up to 5 Ki Blasts.||250 - 1.500||- 1.800 - 9.000|
|Big Fireball||B (hold)||Yellow big fireball with straight trajectory, slow, middle range.||600 - 900||- 6.000 - 7.000|
|Dash Ki Blasts||Dash, B||Shoots 3 Ki Blasts at cost of only one.||250 - 750||- 1.800|
|Dash Fireball||Dash, B (hold)||Same as still variant.||600 - 900||- 6.000 - 7.000|
|Jump Ki Blasts||Jump, B||Same as Dash variant.||250 - 750||- 1.800|
|Jump Fireball||Jump, B (hold)||Same as still and dash variants||600 - 900||- 6.000 - 7.000|
MAX Power Mode Edit
|MAX Power Mode|
|Banishing Attack +1||Smash/Dragon Homing, B||Additional Banishing Attack||1.360|
|Homing Dragon +1||Smash/Banishing Attack, X/N and (hold) A||Additional Homing Dragon||1.220|
|Ki Blast invulnerability||Passive.||Ennemy's Ki Blasts bounce on Yamcha (except if unrepellable).||-|
|Hyper Smash||Charge + (direction +) B (hold)||Bypass guard ; basic move||2.380|
|Violent Rush||AAAAA...||Infinite Rush combo||140|
|Dragon Heavy||Dragon Dash / Homing Dragon + B (can hold)||Punch allowing to perform Dragon Heavy Combo||680|
|Dragon Heavy Combo||Dragon Dash / Homing Dragon + B (can hold), AAAAAA...||Violently pummel the ennemy, quickly drain the Max Power Gauge||+ 340|
|Dragon Heavy Exit||Dragon Dash / Homing Dragon + B (can hold), AAAAAA... B||Kick away the ennemy, allow to use Dragon Heavy Finish||+ 1.020|
|Dragon Heavy Finish||Dragon Dash / Homing Dragon + B (can hold), AAAAAA... B L2+B (charge)||Fire a chargeable and weaker Kamehameha||+ 2.520 - 4.080|
Missing Techniques Edit
|Standard||In Max Power Mode||Forms||Miscellaneous|
Blast techniques Edit
|Blast Cost||Quick description|
|Afterimage||2 / 3||Grant 1 auto-dodge.|
|Power Up to the very limit||3 / 3||Enter in Max Power Mode with light bonuses and Ki penalty.|
|Ki Cost (/5)||Hits||Damages||Wiimote move||Quick description|
|Wolf Fang Fist||3||13||7.990||?||Shake||Rush ; short reach, repel ennemy at short distance forward.|
|Chou Soukidan (Ultimate)||4||10||11.040||?||?||Fireball. Doesn't disorient the ennemy.|
Dragon Library description Edit
- Short hair.
- Long hair.
In Dragon Adventure and Ultimate Battle Z modes Edit
Yamcha is playable in :
Yamcha is fought in :