Phoenix Wright Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Moves, Combos, Strategy Guide

Guide last updated on
November 18, 2011 at 11:24 p.m. PST

Phoenix Wright Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Moves, Combos, Strategy Guide

Character Overview
This guide is not complete, please check back for new information over time.

Notable Normal Moves and Unique Attacks

Standing Hard Attack
This standing normal from Phoenix Wright has him take a big step forward with a nice anti-air hitbox.

Launching Sneeze
The hitbox on this move is disjointed, making it an okay ground counter (provided that you have defensive cover).

Slip Up
Questioning, Cross-Examination or Bridge to the Turnabout

Special Moves

Mode Change [Investigation or Courtroom]

Investigate and Discard [Investigation Mode]

Evidence Projectiles [Courtroom Mode]
Cell Phone

"M-Maya!?" [Investigation Mode]

Properties (Slide)

Paperwork (High or Low) [Courtroom Mode]

Press the Witness [Courtroom Mode]

Hyper (Super) Moves

Steel Samurai Maya Smelting!


Order in the Court


The Ace Attorney


Type Move Class Angle
A Paperwork (High) Direct
B Press the Witness Direct
Y Get 'Em, Missile! Direct

Move Legend
— Press any Attack Button (Light, Medium or Hard)

— Light Attack

— Medium Attack

— Hard/Heavy Attack

— The Special/Launch button

— Press two of the Attack Buttons at the same time.

Costume Colors
Phoenix Wright's main costume colors in Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Contributions to this guide by Maximilian and Nyoro.


kupowns said on November 4, 2011 at 7:34 a.m.


HoudiniJr said on November 6, 2011 at 1:33 p.m.

cannot wait to use him

Hotdiddykong said on November 9, 2011 at 7:10 p.m.

Phoenix Wright's gonna be awesome ^_^

People are overestimating him, he's not gonna be an easy to use character, and more of a High Risk = High Reward character, its not that hard to rush down on him and his health is that near Sentinel so you can easily kill him.

All in all, im happy he's not OP

YoshinatorZ said on November 9, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.

The one who actually committed the crime...

VileEighty said on November 9, 2011 at 7:15 p.m.

Justice for all!

GlassTop said on November 9, 2011 at 11:05 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

YoshinatorZ said on November 11, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.

@6 he kind of has to spend the first stance doing nothing. He'll probably be low because it's easy to beat his weakness.

HoudiniJr said on November 12, 2011 at 10:35 a.m.


I think good assists, and the maya shield might help out with defending wright... this is just my thought you are free to bring upon me any ideas that may be against my thought.

MightyAfro said on November 16, 2011 at 4:02 a.m.

I... I'm horrible at using him.... It makes me sad....

MaysTheCraze said on November 18, 2011 at 6:28 a.m.

Getting evidence and the terrible range of his normals are his biggest setbacks. However, you can get the evidence a few ways.

-Using good assists like Sentinel and Doom for example to cover you, along with Maya.
-Right after an air combo. You can call Maya's shield and/or at least grab a piece of solid evidence.
-Simply super jumping away and at least grabbing one piece of evidence since Phoenix picks it up so fast and recovers rather quickly.

However, you still have to be carefully blindly searching for evidence, as it's quite easy to punish the animation.

r3tt8r3ht said on November 21, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.

Phoenix Wright Maya assist are too awesome 0o0

Assist type light- maya sheild:

Pro:projectile & physical proctection & super armor & possible combo interruptions-

dash into the assist for full protection, can find evidence up to 2 times before maya finishes, and attack while your opponent doing combos against maya shield without getting any sort of damage.

Con:can easilly be grab in, slightly slow start up and No It CANNOT Block HYPERS.

Advice- use it at the beginning of battles and maybe used it in corners while rushed down for extra protection, if your confident.

Assist type medium & heavy:
maya fall (short)and maya trip (long):

Pro:hits low and slides, otg, Super armor and can interrupt ground combo streams.

Con:slow, very predictable at safe distances and easily be cross up and teleport around.

Advice- NEVER, EVER use this type of assist against fast/teleporting characters or assists.

Disclaimer: If any of this, in the future, doesn't work.

Please write better analysis of characters, like Phoenix Wright, and post it up online.

Dautz said on February 1, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

Whats up with this guy? Whats legit evidence? i know you need all 3 to do the level 3 but i cant seem to figure it out.

Neoxon said on March 29, 2012 at 4:33 p.m.


Legit evidence is the evidence you get that has the little folder light up behind it. If it doesn't light up, you don't have legit evidence.

Also yes, you do need 3 pieces of legit evidence to do his Level 3 (since it can only be done in Turnabout Mode).
Though a little word of advice, if you want to zone like a maniac in Turnabout Mode, make sure you get either the Cell Phone, the Knife, or both (I personally prefer the Cell Phone).

NINTENDOGalaxy said on July 28, 2012 at 12:22 a.m.

Phoenix Wright is my Number 1# character (sixth color). I always pair him up with chunli (assist y) because she can catch teleporters in front of you and if you have enough evidence you can land objection. Here is 4 basic things that all PW players need to know. 1. After ending a combo with an air launcher, when you land go into court mode and do "Order In The Court" for extra damage. 2. "Order In the Court" is completley invincible but you can be otg'd once Phoenix lands on the ground. 3. "Order In The Court" automatically gets rid of bad evidence. 4. When collecting evidence if you get bad evidence dont worry, all you need to do is keep the bad evidence and collect two more and you will always have one good evidence.

My Gamertag is NINTENDO Galaxy, message me if your up for a game or two. You can usually find me in my own lobby, rank match, or currently in BEATDOWN STREAM 24/7 xbl lobby (look it up on eventhubs live streams). Thanks for reading my post and I will be looking forward to meeting more Phoenix Wright players online.

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nitroguy7 said on October 24, 2012 at 8:08 p.m.

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DaiManly15 said on November 11, 2013 at 5:36 a.m.

Phoenix wright Isn't a bad character, this dude can do a badass comeback hehe... that's what I think about him.

Owlflame said on February 3, 2014 at 5:44 a.m.

#3 Jokes on you. He's pretty dang OP.


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