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Zangief moves and strategies: Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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July 26, 2009 at 11:01 p.m. PDT


Zangief moves and strategies: Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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Strategies for Zangief in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Watch ►

Movie courtesy of Capcom

Special Moves

To execute the Spinning Piledriver (360 motion) you must hit 7 points on the joystick, you do not have to do a true 360 motion, 270 degrees will work — and you can start from any direction.

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick (When close)
Launcher Throw
Will toss your opponent up into the air so you can juggle them.

Joystick (Can also be done in the air)
Punch Double Lariat
Gief spins around with his arms out, you can hold the joystick either towards or backwards to travel while executing this move.

Joystick (Can also be done in the air)
Kick Double Lariat
A faster version of the Punch Double Lariat, again you can move back or forward while performing this by holding in either direction on the joystick.

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick (When close) (Can also be done in the air)
Spinning Piledriver
Zangief's signature move. Still unblockable, plus it does nice damage and now it can be performed in the air.

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick
Running Powerbomb / Atomic Suplex
From any range but close distance, Gief will run at his opponent and attempt to slam them into the ground. If he's close though, he'll grab them with his Atomic Suplex, which does a bit more damage than the Powerbomb.

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Bashing Flat (Green Glove)

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick
Aerial Russian Slam
Makes Gief jump at his opponent with his arm out. If he touches them he'll slam them into the ground, which is a lot like Rose's Soul Throw from the other Street Fighter games.

Hyper (Super) Moves

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick (When close) (Can also be done in the air)
Final Atomic Buster

Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick (When close) (Can also be done in the air)
Ultra Final Atomic Buster
This requires three Hyper bars to perform.

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Iron Body
This prevents Gief from blocking, but most moves cannot stun him which means he can walk through many attacks to pummel his opponent.

Doing a Fireball motion (Quarter-circle forward) and pressing Punch will make him breathe fire. Also, doing a 360 motion with two kicks will give him a different Hyper move than the Ultra Final Atomic Buster, and it doesn't require 3 Hyper meters.

To turn back into normal Gief, just do the Iron Body motion again.

Command Normals

Joystick Joystick Joystick (In the air)
Body Splash

Joystick Joystick Joystick
Iron Claw
Gief does a low grab and squeezes his opponent multiple times with his hand.

Joystick Joystick Joystick (In the air)
Flying Fist

Joystick      Joystick Joystick Joystick (In the air)
Chop into Headbutt
Instead of Gief's usual follow up after pressing Light Punch, holding Up and pressing Light Punch after the initial hit causes him to do a headbutt.

Joystick Joystick Joystick (In the air)
Double Knee Drop

Joystick Joystick Joystick (In the air)
Air Elbow Dive

Joystick Joystick Joystick
Elbow Drop

Assists


     Type Partner Assist Variable Counter Variable Combination
A Ground Type Punch Double Lariat (L) Flying Powerbomb Hyper Double Lariat
B Throw Type Punch Double Lariat (H) Flying Powerbomb Hyper Double Lariat
Y Air Throw Type (H) Aerial Russian Slam (H) Aerial Russian Slam Hyper Double Lariat
Move strengths for assists:
• (L) next to the move stands for Light.
• (H) next to the move stands for Hard.


Comments

raitokai said on October 3, 2010 at 5:29 p.m.

omg Zangief is teh best he's not low tier HE"S GOD LIKE TIER best Russian ever I'm gonna prov that to every one MOOHAHA watch me walk in and kick every one's ass with Zangief.


lol i totally raged but it's to make a point
1
m (O_O)
()( )()
V w
1 1 <------- Zangief

lols

#1
raitokai said on October 3, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

omg i fails at drawing

#2
MikeDanger said on October 6, 2010 at 11:37 p.m.

Zangief rules

#3
Al_Capwn said on October 30, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.

Eh? His supers can't be activated in the air.

#4


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