Skullgirls Moves, Characters, Combos and Strategy Guides

Guide last updated on
April 24, 2014 at 8:35 p.m. PDT



Oroku_Saki said on April 12, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.

Can't wait to see the SkullGirls section grow with the DLC characters. Hopefully it does well, so we can get them.

mrgodgift2all said on April 12, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.

yes!!! now this is what im talking about skullgirls FTW!!!

Freaknik2128 said on April 12, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.

This is nice. All we need now is a combo video,hahaha.

JesseRobles said on April 12, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.

This is really cool! Thanks :)

Dmez said on April 12, 2012 at 3:33 p.m.

Oh ya! Skullgirls making a move on Eventhubs. Glad to see it.

BUYACUSHUN said on April 12, 2012 at 7 p.m.


Masaki said on April 12, 2012 at 11 p.m.

Thanks for supporting this game, EHubs.

Mako said on April 13, 2012 at 2:53 p.m.

I can't wait for DLC characters! Fingers will always be crossed for Eliza, Venus Lovelace, and Deep Violet! Even Mrs. Victoria would be awesome. Her Level 3 Blockbuster could be turning into Deep Violet momentarily.

rakuko said on April 13, 2012 at 7:09 p.m.

For whoever made this, Blockbusters(Supers) require you to press all three P or K to activate.

rakuko said on April 13, 2012 at 7:37 p.m.

@10 (me): i'm totally wrong, disregard that idiocy.

Halos said on April 13, 2012 at 9:28 p.m.

so far i would have to say ms. fortune is cheap and most likely the 2nd best character in the game with valentine being the best.

Valentine has huge crazy combos, and has the most supers in the game with two level 1, one level 2, one 3, and one level 5.

Ms. Fortune also has some crazy long combos but what makes her so cheap is that she can take off her head and then turtle while her head comes towards u, her head does take damage but u cant kill her by hitting her head, her head has a really small hit box so its hard to hit and its hard to get it away from u and u can only hit it with low moves since its on the floor, its really hard to combo and while trying to combo it ms. fortune can run up to u and counter, and the cheapest thing about her is that she can grab full screen away with her head and the animation is long enough for ms. fortune to actually run at u from full screen away and land one of those huge combos on u and can grab in the middle of combos and pick u up off the ground with that grab.

Halos said on April 13, 2012 at 9:31 p.m.

also to add to the last post i actually do mean grab in the middle of her combos, im not talking about resets.

Endgame said on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 p.m.

Does anyone think that Double's dash is very powerful?

Able to go behind characters and easily avoiding attacks?

Using it, I can pretty much destroy Peacock for free.

Though if any DLC characters, I want to see Brain Drain.

kirbykirbykirby said on April 14, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.

Where are you all getting these dlc names from? Is this game based off of something else like a cartoon? I really haven't been following it.

YoYoCheese said on April 14, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.

@kirbykirbykirby: All of the characters in the game are from various sketches and drawings Alex Ahad (the character designer) has made from the past 10 or so years. They plan to release as many of the other characters as DLC as they can.

Here are a few of the other designs:

No Evil:
Black Dahlia:


MarthFE said on April 15, 2012 at 1:27 a.m.

LOL, "valentine's the best because she has the most supers"
so bad. I personally think valentine is terrible.
Seems like ms fortune, double and possibly peacock depending how strong zoning is, will be the best.. and maybe cerebella as a runner up

it also seems painwheel is pretty damn good but she's one of those characters that nobody will use until one person picks her up and rapes in a tournament or something... then everyone will use her

but i'm still convinced nadia is likely number 1

MarthFE said on April 15, 2012 at 1:34 a.m.

sorry, didn't mean to offend if i did, that sounded rude.
Tis only my opinion

mrgodgift2all said on April 15, 2012 at 1:56 a.m.

black dahlia looks amazing

rakuko said on April 15, 2012 at 6:20 p.m.

i await DLC Brain Drain, he looks sooooo slick. then i can have Painwheel/BrainDrain/Filia~

kirbykirbykirby said on April 15, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

@yoyocheese thanks for the links. Interesting character designs. I just bought the game and just waiting for me to actually have time to play it. I sure did have a lot of fun with the demo trying to do some combos.

shadesbelow said on April 16, 2012 at 12:59 a.m.

that sucks that there isnt a move list in the game, but theres a move list android app on the android market. this game is so awesome! i hope there's side tournaments at EVO

illness690 said on April 20, 2012 at 10:05 p.m.

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Dark_Fantom said on April 22, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.


Ha...haha....lmfao, the only thing that's potentially agreeable there is that Double is VERY good. Cerebella and valentine are definitely not broken.

HooliganComboFTW said on April 23, 2012 at 3:46 a.m.

No one is "cheap" learn the matchup while improving your own gameplay. lol "broken" does not exist in this game.. Sf x tekken or UMVC3 would make you salty as hell then since they are more closer games in terms of what you described.

rufati said on April 25, 2012 at 7:40 a.m.

Desk has already showcased some pretty ridiculous combos. The only thing I don't like is that Australia isn't a region for online play -_-;;

HooliganComboFTW said on April 27, 2012 at 9:45 p.m.

Desk did show some combos but they are really situational, need to have the right amount of meter,corner, and of course easier to do to dummy ai then a human with semi-common sense during competitive gameplay. So far nothing "broken" in actual tourney gameplay and the initial 8 characters are being used with nice variety.

Anyway, update and dlc characters soon ^-^ peacemillion can eat his own sh1t

feiplayer1234 said on April 28, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.

@halos she cant turtle if the head hits yu she cant combo full screen. and the command grab combo is getting taken out not like yu can do it any way. as far as fwd hp and command grab special just block scrub she has recoil on her head where she cant do a move and the head is surprisingly easy to hit. shes like carl i think she is numbah two or three but lacks defensive options and needs exucution and timing to be played efficiently.valentiine is terrible your just losing to these characters and are salty.EVERY CHARACTER IN THIS GAME IS GOOD. one more thing doing command grab full screen and trying to run up and combo wont work the grab only lasts for so long just block. people dont block anymore then when they lose they cry on here. the only thing your right about is she is top 3 but like carl and viper arent easy to place with.

MacMan369 said on May 1, 2012 at 9:19 p.m.

When are the DLCs coming out?

HooliganComboFTW said on May 1, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.


They never said the date except that the first batch is being worked on, only date given was that game releases to PSN EU/AUS on May 2nd

asadsidd said on May 8, 2012 at 9:27 p.m.

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KYLIOKEN said on June 8, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.

dope game

Masaki said on June 10, 2012 at 10:37 p.m.

Do you guys need someone to help write character guides?

Scootz13X said on June 13, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.

Yea could you make one of valentine and cerebella?

MadokaTheTechwiz said on July 6, 2012 at 6:51 p.m.

Really want those DLC characters.

Syirine said on August 4, 2012 at 5:01 a.m.

Sooooo.. when is that patch coming out? Next year?

project_00_wolfen said on September 19, 2012 at 2:38 p.m.

I guess I'm the only person who actually plays Painwheel. Meh.

MacMan369 said on January 30, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.

Is it true that the PS3 version has better graphics, gameplay, and has patches while the Xbox 360 version (which I have and show no changes since I got it) doesnt?

Kawalorn said on January 31, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.

#39 All I know is that Microsoft screwed up with the patch and it is delayed for now. It will come out eventually and then there shouldn't be any differences between both versions.

MacMan369 said on February 3, 2013 at 11 a.m.

I'd like to see Skullgirls vs. Street Fighter, with R. Mika having a spot in there.

MacMan369 said on May 9, 2013 at 9:36 p.m.

Ok, I got a ps3 soon after that I bought Skullgirls and it truly is better on PS3 I first bought it on Xbox 360 while I first heard of it.

MacMan369 said on May 16, 2013 at 7:42 p.m.

Where do we vote for characters? Is the decision even in our hands?

A1Spinn said on May 19, 2013 at 5:24 p.m.

is marie unlock able???

DragonEXecuTionER said on June 20, 2013 at 9:29 p.m.

#44 no, she is unplayable, thank god. She'd blow everyone else out of the water.

sharpzero said on October 14, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.

lol this character list is mad outdated lol Squigly is the best character ever created period!

PurplePonyJotaro said on October 30, 2013 at 1:53 p.m.


KINGodfather said on November 25, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.


Teinted_Gene said on December 15, 2013 at 9:57 p.m.

Due to this news I decided to pick up Skullgirls b4 its removed form PSN / Xbox.

My question to the SkullG community is which one is the better verion all round (minus PC of course)? Things like netcode, online population, input lag, DLC, patches, etc.

I don't have a preference for which version to get... but I do want to get the better one if I can help it. Thanks in advance.

Teinted_Gene said on December 17, 2013 at 11:07 p.m.

I guess my question got answered \(^_^)/

PurplePonyJotaro said on December 23, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.

When's Squigly going to be added to this page?

MacMan369 said on February 11, 2014 at 7:32 a.m.


MacMan369 said on February 11, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

Ok, So I see Encore in the PS3 store, how do I get it free since I bought the original?

MacMan369 said on February 11, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

nvm, got it, thank you Lab Zero.

MacMan369 said on February 11, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.

nvm to the nvm

MacMan369 said on February 11, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

Is there any information on how to get Encore for free?

Razberryclownsac said on February 11, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.

They're going to send you a code in your inbox. They said it is being delayed but they're getting them out ASAP, starting tonight , I believe.

MacMan369 said on February 13, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.

Got it last night, but thanks Razberry.

Funkermonster said on February 24, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Is this game for me? PM me and I can tell you what I like about Fighting games and then you could recommend it to me or not.

Only do it if you're an experienced fighting gamer.

MacMan369 said on March 13, 2014 at 8:07 a.m.

Is Eventhubs getting a Squiggly slot?

Killabyte said on June 30, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.

Got that Marvel hype, without all the dicks? (Or Balance issues, or chaos, or lack of charming character moves and art and community?)

Clutchh said on July 14, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

Picked this up today, so keen to try when i get home.

Do we know if there is any word of this game going competitive in the not so distant future?

8589brian said on August 4, 2014 at 12:23 a.m.

This game is a real gem but most people seem to ignore it and I have no idea why because it has all the elements of what makes a fighting game worth putting the time and effort into mastering and the classic control system means most players will be able to pick it up and crack on business as usual without the need to learn a new button layout.

iRaime said on January 18, 2015 at 1:54 p.m.

To anybody who plays this game on Xbox 360 or would like to, go to and sign up and try and get people to join the Danisen League, I'm hoping for people to start playing it soon enough, it's an amazing game.

JBThazard said on July 7, 2015 at 10:19 p.m.


Brad_plus_y said on September 18, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.

Can you guys and gals at EVENTHUBS update Skullgirls to 2nd Encore please? <(T_T)>

nightmaresteam said on December 7, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.

Games so dead the character section doesn't even have all the characters listed.


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