SHAZAM Beginner’s Guide – INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us – All You Need To Know!

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A quick Beginner’s Guide that tells you all you need to know and doesn’t waste your time! Shazam is a grappler with crazy combo potential, but has few mix-ups and relies on meter for most of his high-damage combos. This tutorial will cover every special move, their meter burns, the most useful attack strings, and some basic Bread & Butter combos (mid-screen and corner)!


Xbox 360
1 = X
2 = Y
3 = A
4 = B (character trait)

1 = Square
2 = Triangle
3 = X
4 = Circle (character trait)

f = forward
b = back
d = down
u = up
qcf / qcb = quarter circle forward/back
hcf / hcb = half circle forward/back


  1. we need a cyborg please no one ever plays him i think its because the fact that no ones is commited to making a combo vid 😀

  2. Subbed !
    Good work guy, thank you 🙂
    Can you a beginners guide of Ares please ?

  3. He's coming up soon 😉 Thanks very much for subbing!

  4. yeah, I'm not sure if he really has many combos. His entire play-style is based around zoning and retreat.

  5. Awesome, I'd love to see you do a Lex guide in the future. 😀

  6. ok when I do the f 2,2,3 with shazam my foe dosent wind up in the air whats up with that??

  7. Who are you fighting? Every character has a different hitbox, but every character should be air-born unless they have a character trait active. Like Lex Luthor's shield or Doomsday's armor.

  8. right now im in pratice trying to do it on the joker

  9. That's odd. He should definitely be launched after f+2, 2, 3 unless they patched it. I hope not 🙁
    He really doesn't need to be nerfed lol.

  10. I find it funny thou cuz I dont have xbox live so how culd they patch me??

  11. he's hard to use against 80% of the cast all his moves are slow, his attack are very short in range(or unsafe) you active his trait mid combo and he only can do decent damage with meter.

  12. Yeah, but he has an unblockable throw that can be great at the end of block strings and he has great mobility and a decent projectile. He will be tough to use and his combos take some insane practice. I agree.

  13. Well, that is the respected term 😉
    It just means that they are combos you can pull off somewhat easily and not drop.

  14. Can u explain to how you can do the Herculean might with ease, whenever I do it, he doesn't grab the opponent

  15. Make sure your opponent is close enough to grab. Only certain strings leave your opponent close enough to grab. Like f+2, 2 or 2, 2(great against a blocking opponent).

  16. You should have let the kid say Shazam at the beginning, it would have been really cool… Other than that nice video 😉

  17. I'm a master shazam player, his combos are freaking beast.. But I'm going to let you no that he is a hard character to learn in the beggining 🙂

  18. You are the best guide maker ever but I have one question how do you activate Herculean might after a f22 I can never do it do u have any tips????a response would be really appreciated

  19. Just don't rush it. Do the qcb motion, then lift your thumb up and press f+1. It is hard to do without a lot of practice. It's even better after 2, 2 but the timing is much stricter and has to be done quickly.

  20. Great advice, i could not land herculean might for the life of me. Did it how you said and it worked like a charm. Thumbs up bud.

  21. Kind of hope Shazam gets a buff in the upcoming balance patch.

  22. Yeah, he needs a damage buff and some better hit-boxes for some of his moves.

  23. 1, 2, 3, and 4 is a system of numbering for fighting games, it makes it easier for people like Underdog here to make combo vids like this because he doesn't have to take the time to individually label the combos for xbox or Playstation.

    In this game:
    1 = X (on Xbox) or Square (on PS3) and is your light attack
    2 = Y (on Xbox) or Triangle (on PS3) and is your medium attack
    3 = A (on xbox) or X (on PS3) and is your heavy attack
    4 = B (on xbox) or Circle (on PS3) and is your character trait

  24. I could have just said "read the description" like EpicMo but I figured this would help you and anyone else who doesn't like to read descriptions

    I think a lot of people are giving a bit too little credit.
    Towards what I've faced, he's a pretty salty character.
    Mainly because:
    He has good damage, worse with trait, good mobility and a crazy teleport.
    The teleports (Both) have invulnerable/invincible frames, so I cant shoot projectiles, I cant hit him, its a good rush in move as well as a good get away move, it acts as a cross up, and it builds meter.
    Does anyone know how to deal with that? It's sooo annoying -___-

  26. The thing is that Shazam needs around 3 bars of meter to do the damage that most characters can do with just 2 or even 1. His teleports are better than before, but still really easy to punish. He also has no lows. Meaning that you can block high all day unless he goes for his Herculean Might (which is easy to see coming because it can only follow s2, 2). So, when you consider how he does less damage, has no mix-ups, and poor zoning options, he end up being one of the worst characters :/

  27. I guess 30-some(32? I donno exact) % is pretty low damage, but you can get and easy 30-some% starting off of his MB grab. I also don't think he needs overhead/low mix-ups since both teleports can be used as like a "scorpion" cross up. I donno, it was a weird match for me. I'll try to post up some matches between me and my friend and hopefully you can give your inputs on it.
    Finally…his teleports are easy to punish? How do you do that?
    I'm noob xD

  28. Just hit him whenever he tries to teleport close to you. He can't attack or block immediately out of his teleport.

  29. But he/or any shazam player can go for that command grab as soon as the teleport animation is done. It usually works for my friend because I tend to get mixed up when he does do it, not to mention he always teleports to move in when he knows my attack's wont reach him.
    I mean I found a way around em, but still….I think shazam's really good.

  30. Its extremely difficult to pull of herculean might online. Any hints?

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