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Frieza is a fearsome villain. Drive, calculated, and strong. He is the Emperor of Universe 7 due to his incredible might, military army, and personal mastery of martial arts. Few in the universe could challenge such a being, and even less come out of a fight alive.Know more

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Frieza matchup chart

Win rate

CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Ultra Instinct Goku33 %3
SS4 Gogeta33 %3
Super Saiyan Blue Vegito33 %3
Kid Buu100 %2
Teen Gohan100 %2
Goku (GT)50 %2
Broly100 %1
Trunks100 %1
Nappa0 %1

Frieza matchups

Matchups based on at least on 50 games.

Most played vs:

Ultra Instinct Goku
Ultra Instinct Goku


1-2 (33%)

Best vs:

Kid Buu
Kid Buu


2-0 (100%)

Worst vs:



0-1 (0%)

top Frieza mains

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Character abilities

  • Power: 9

  • Speed: 8

  • Range: 8

  • Technique: 10

  • Energy: 9

  • Accessibility: 7




A Frieza Race Prodogy

Born as the son of King Cold, an already mighty and cruel emperor, Frieza was said to have matched his father's strength early on in life. Not only that, he was given command of the Army soon after annexing the Saiyan home planet. Since then, he has made it his mission to control the entire universe and nearly succeeded. Through his accomplishment, he met with Beerus, the God of Destruction, who very much liked Frieza since they both shared a passion for the destruction of things. Though, of course, the two exchanged blows, with Frieza clearly being the weaker being. Annoyed Beerus about decimating him before thinking it better to let him act on his behalf to see the destruction of things.

Subjugating the Saiyans

Through his conquer of the Saiyans, Frieza had now a fearsome race of warriors at his disposal. One that would continue to better itself with every fight. But he also knew they were not to be trusted blindly, as they would not stay subjugated forever. Beerus was also concerned over the potential threat of a Saiyan race effectively-being bred to fight and grow in power levels. For this reason, the God of Destruction instructed Frieza to destroy them. He did as much, though hit hubris would get the better of him, as few escaped. Including someone who would one day achieve Super Saiyan God levels of power, Goku.

The Namek Saga

A few decades after the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the Saiyans, Frieza had planned to find and gather the Dragon Balls to realize his wish for immortality. One of his scout groups would detect a collection of the spheres in a planet called Namek. Thus Frieza and his high-ranking entourage would land on the planet and begin raiding local villages searching for the Dragon Balls. All until they learn of an approaching Vegeta, who was also after them.


Pros & Cons

At his core, Frieza is a zoning character who will use his overwhelming projectile fire to drown out his competition. His pressure is well above average, and with an instant screen filler move in Death Slash for cheap, he is a brutal character to play against if unprepared. On top of that, his Golden Frieza transformation allows for some truly scary comebacks that can put opponents on the back foot. With that said, Frieza is not without faults. The biggest one by far is that he does not handle rushdown well, and his projectile barrages effectively do no chip damage, and with no chip kills on the cards for him either, he is fragile in the hands of a beginner.


8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 Down Back
  • 2 Down
  • 3 Down Forward
  • 4 Back
  • 5 Standing
  • 6 Forward
  • j Jumps
  • 7 Up Back
  • 8 Up
  • 9 Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy
  • Special
  • A1 Z Assist 1
  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L - Clear-cut jab. 
    • 5LL - High kick.
    • 5LLL - Close-range explosion that will push enemies out if they are at a very close range.
  • 5M - Yep, that is low hit elbow; it does have really good range too.
  • 5H - Carries an initial hit and can hit up to 8 more times, great for controlling space.
  • 5S - Generally average, but it can pierce and allows for some good follow-up specials.
  • 2L - low attack.
  • 2M - great low normal with good stagger potential.
  • 2H - Pretty mediocre projectile that leaves Frieza open to attacks from above.
  • 2S - Laser, can be aimed a bit with 3, 2, 1 directional inputs.
  • 6M - Universal Overhead.
  • j.L - Good cross-up, especially as an Instant Air Dash Crossup (IAD).
  • j.M - The first hit is incredibly short range, but the second one slaps, best used as an air-to-air tool.
  • j.H - Good to use before a j.L.
  • j.S - A Ki Blast down and forward, not that useful by itself.
  • j.2H - Piercing blast that can be fired three times consecutively.

Special Attacks

  • 236L/M/H - Death Slash
  • 236S - You might not survive this time
  • 214S - Death Saucer
  • 22S - Warp Smash

Z Assists

  1. Death Slash
  2. You might not survive this time
  3. Psychokinesis

Super Moves

  • 236L+M or 236H+S - Death Ball
  • 214L+M - Nova Strike
  • H+S (while knocked down) - You must die by my hand!
  • 214H+S - Golden Frieza
  • S (when Golden Frieza) - Sorbet's Ray Gun

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: Dragon Ball Z, Chapter 53: "Planet Namek, Cold and Dark" October 24, 1989.

First Anime Appearance: Dragon Ball Z, Episode 44: "Brood of Evil" April 18, 1990.

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan October 27, 1990.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z introduction: Original release January 26th, 2018.

Availability: Base game.

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