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Leo Whitefang is a returning character in Guilty Gear Strive. He is one of the three kings of the United Kingdoms of Illyria in the Guilty Gear universe alongside the High King, Ky Kiske. Leo Whitefang is classified as a balanced character in Guilty Gear Strive. This guide will give players the tools they need to excel as Leo Whitefang in Guilty Gear Strive.

Upcomer’s Guilty Gear Strive character guides use numpad notation. Numpad notation is a universal form of notating fighting game inputs that is able to go past language barriers. It is based off numpads that can be found on a computer keyboard. Five is the joystick at neutral and the numbers branch out from there. For example, 236 would translate to “down, down-forward, forward” in numpad notation.

Guilty Gear Strive inputs

Guilty Gear Strive Input NameShorthand
Heavy SlashHS

Leo Whitefang Command normals

Move nameInputDescription
Command Normal 16PLeo makes a projection of himself that attacks forward. This move has upper body invincibility, making it a good move to counter jump-ins and aerial attacks.
Command Normal 26KLeo does a forward moving kick. This is a good way to approach while also poking your opponent.
Command Normal 36HSLeo does a swing of ones of his cross swords. This move can be followed up with either standing S or crouching S.
Command Normal 4Hold far S or standing HSLeo cancels out of either attack into a guard. This can be canceled into Command Normal 5. The guard stance will not block low attacks.
Command Normal 5HS while holding far S or S while holding standing HSThis can cancel out of the guard stance from Command Normal 4. This will allow you to punish an attack very quickly after it has been blocked by the guard stance.

Leo Whitefang special attacks

Move nameInputDescription
Gravierte Würde4(Hold)6S or 4(Hold)6HSLeo sends a large multi hit projectile forward. The S version is faster and usable in combos. The HS version is slower but will lock down an opponent for an extended period of time.
Eisensturm2(Hold)8S or 2(Hold)8HSLeo’s dragon punch. The HS version does higher damage. If the move whiffs it cannot be Roman Canceled out of.
Erstes Kaltes Gestöber236SLeo lunges forward. This move comes out fast and is good to use alongside Zweites Kaltes Gestöber in blockstrings to mix up your opponent.
Zweites Kaltes Gestöber236HSLeo lunges through the opponent and hits a cross-up. Use it alongside Erstes Kaltes Gestöber to mix up your opponent. This move will put Leo in Brynhildr Stance.
Turbulenz214S (Hold OK)Leo smashes the ground after moving forward slightly. If the button is held it will put Leo into Brynhildr Stance.
Brynhildr StanceNo InputLeo faces his back to his opponent. This can only be entered through specific attacks and special moves. Leo can do new attacks while in the stance but cannot block or jump.
Kahn-SchildD during Brynhildr StanceLeo does a counter attack in the stance. You are vulnerable to grabs during this move however. Leo will remain in Brynhildr Stance after the counter attack.
Gläzendes Dunkel214K during Brynhildr Stance (Hold OK)Leo’s command grab. He runs forward and does a powerbomb on his opponent. If the button is held Leo will stay in Brynhildr Stance.
Blitzschlag214HS during Brynhildr Stance (Hold OK)Leo does a swinging sword attack that will cause the opponent to stagger. Because of the stagger, Leo will have advantage on block. If the button is held Leo will stay in Brynhildr Stance.
Cancel22 during Brynhildr StanceCancel out of Brynhildr Stance.

Leo Whitefang Overdrives

Move nameInputDescription
Stahlwirbel632146S during Brynhildr StanceLeo fires an extremely fast moving projectile. Because of the speed and range it is a great punish for opponents that are far away.
Leidenschaft des Dirigenten632146HSLeo performs a set of strikes on his opponent. This move comes out fast, making a good combo ender for big damage.

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