Thursday, January 14, 2010


The counter-trijump is an advanced MvC2 technique that can give you a fighting chance after flying screen and wake up situations. It's not something you can depend upon all the time but it is very useful. Going from a defensive position to an offensive one, this technique (when used properly) can have a major impact on the battle.

It seems that a regular jump is less than a frame in MvC2. If someone can find me data on this, that would be helpful. At match start, if both players do the switch trick glitch, and Magneto starts with a c lk and you hold up, you can effectively evade the c lk. Magneto's c lk is one frame.

Refer to this frame data chart for more technical information.

On wake up, if you hold up you then you usually can evade low attacks. While you are in the air then immediately input an airdash downwards with an attack and you will surprise your opponent with a quick attack to the head. This is not a sure fire technique and your opponent can counter it. When used with discretion, it's godlike. I especially like using this technique against MSS (Magneto/Storm/Sent) because the team doesn't have an anti-air to discourage you from jumping on wake up. Be aware, if your opponent does a meaty attack, you will probably get hit.

Check out how Both Josh 360 and Sanford use the technique in the edited video below. This is pulled from the Josh360 (4W MIMS) vs Sanford (5W MSP)- Season Beatings III match from Preppy's website.

In MvC2 all you need is one hit to turn everything around.

Special thanks to Preppy, Romneto, and Joo.

This is the shoryuken forum discussion thread for Counter-Trijumps. We may not be able to answer every question but we will try our best.

-LI MvC2 Team


  1. Couldn't be less than a frame could it? Just like it can't take something 0 seconds to happen.

  2. It takes 1 frame to press down, 1 for up, x frames for air dash (forget the #), and 2 frames for magneto's faster jumping light.

    Factor in frame skip and it should be around 4 frames to tri-jump LK, but sometimes only 3.

  3. the 2nd example of counter tri jump is a guardcancel vs high angle attack followed by an overhead, totally different situation guys.


  4. oops, the 3rd one is a guard cancel as well.