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Ragna, using his Astral Heat, "Black Onslaught", on Terumi.

Astral Heat (アストラルヒート Asutoraru Hīto) is a finishing attack in the BlazBlue series which can be performed on the "match point", with the victim being within a low HP threshold.

The conditions when an Astral Heat can be used are as follows:

  • Heat Gauge must be at 100%.
  • Opponent’s health points must be below 35%. — in Calamity Trigger, it’s below 20%.
  • It is the "match point". (in other words, you must be one round away from victory)
  • One Burst Icon is required. — Continuum Shift only
    • If a combo is started within the victim being within HP threshold, then it's possible to build up to 100% Heat if below that amount to combo into an Astral Heat.
    • However, you combo into the health threshold above 35/20% health, then the Astral Heat cannot be performed mid-combo regardless if all other conditions are met (victim must tech/return to neutral first).

Since Continuum Shift, when the character’s portrait in the HUD is shining, it is the signal that indicates the Astral Heat can be used.

In Cross Tag Battle, when both teams have one character left, it requires activation of Level 4 Resonance Blaze and 9 bars on the Skill Gauge.

As of the console version of Continuum Shift, by successfully beginning an Astral Heat, the game’s theme song’s chorus can be heard.

Arcade song Console song Game
None "Hekira no Sora e Izanaedo" BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
"Shinsō" BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
"CHRONOPHANTASMA" "Blue sanction" BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Ver. 2.0 (arcade only)
"CHRONORISE"
"CHRONOPHANTASMA"
"BLUE desire" BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend
"CENTRALFICTION"
"TRUEFICTION"
"TRUE-BLUE" BlazBlue: Centralfiction
BlazBlue: "Crossing Fate"
Persona 4 Arena: "The Fog"
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: "Time to Make History"
Under Night In-Birth: "Unknown Actor"
RWBY: "This Will Be The Day"
Arcana Heart 3: "Opening Theme"
Senran Kagura: "Grandfather's Wish"
Akatsuki Blitzkampf: "War End"
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Astral Heat list

This page lists only Astral Heats and their inputs from the latest installment. Descriptions and possible changes between installments are noted in command lists.
Input Name Character
214.png41236.pngC.png Black Onslaught (ブラックオンスロート Burakku Onsurōto) Ragna the Bloodedge
Hold 2.png, then 8.pngD.png Purgatory Ice Night (煉獄氷夜 Rengoku Hyōya) Jin Kisaragi
236.png236.pngC.png Valkyrie Veil (ヴァルキリーベイル Varukirī Beiru) Noel Vermillion
236.png63214.pngC.png Clownish Calendula (クラウニッシュ・カレンデュラ Kuraunisshu Karendyura) Rachel Alucard
Hold 4.png, 1.png2.png8.pngD.png Attack Nyamber One (あたっくにゃんばーわん Attaku Nyanbā Wan) Taokaka
360.png360.png360.pngD.png
(delayable)
King of Tager (キングオブテイガー Kingu obu Teigā) Iron Tager
4.png6.pngD.png
(after Ready Hand: Pair Wait)
Pure Nine Gates (九蓮宝燈 Chū Ren Pōtō) Litchi Faye Ling
63214.png6.pngD.png
(midair also)
n infinity (n無限大 n mugendai) Arakune
63214.png63214.pngD.png
(midair only)
Shishigami Ninja Art – Hot-Blooded Final Secret: “The Ultimate Bang” (獅子神忍法・熱血最終奥義・「究極萬駆」 Shishigami Ninpō – Nekketsu Saishū Ōgi: “Kyūkyō Bangu”) Bang Shishigami
6.png4.png6.png41236.pngD.png Deus Ex Machina (デウスエクスマキナ Deusu Ekusu Makina) Carl Clover
Hold 2.png, then 8.pngD.png Void Formation Secret: Perish Evil (虚空陣奥義 悪滅 Kokūjin Ōgi: Akumetsu) Hakumen
214.png214.pngD.png Sword of Destruction (滅びの剣 Horobi no Tsurugi) ν-No.13-
Λ-No.11-
63214.png6.pngC.png Holy Judgment: Goddess That Judges Men (審聖・人ヲ裁ク神 Shinsei: Hito wo Sabaku Kami) Tsubaki Yayoi
1.png63214.png3.pngD.png Dark Burning of Thousand Souls (千魂冥烙 Senkon Meiraku) Hazama
2.png2.png2.pngD.png God Slaying Sword (カミゴロシノツルギ Kamigoroshi no Tsurugi) μ-No.12-
236.png63214.pngD.png Planet Crusher (プラネットクラッシャー Puranetto Kurasshā) Makoto Nanaya
214.png214.pngC.png Blut Vollmond (ブルート・フォルモント Burūto Forumonto) Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
236.png236.pngC.png
(midair also)
Shining Layered Force (シャイニングレイアードフォース Shainingu Reiādo Fōsu) Platinum the Trinity
214.png214.pngD.png Altar of the Puppet (アルター・オブ・ジ・パペット Arutā obu ji Papetto) Relius Clover
63214.png6.pngC.png Judge of Destiny (ジャッジオブディスティニー Jajji obu Disutinī) Izayoi
2.png2.png2.pngD.png Youth Giving Life Flower: “Karma Tearing Embrace” (若得命華『業破抱擁』 Jakutoku Meika “Gōhahōyō”) Amane Nishiki
63214.png6.pngD.png Hard Kill Bringer (ハードキルブリンガー Hādo Kiru Buringā) Bullet
63214.png6.pngC.png Patriot Apocalypse (パトリオットアポカリプス Patoriotto Apokaripusu) Azrael
236.png236.pngC.png Black Dragon’s Soaring Thunder Blade (黒龍天翔雷刃 Kokuryū Tenshōraijin) Kagura Mutsuki
360.png360.pngD.png Armament No. 99: “The Ultimate Impact Final Apocalypse” (武装No99「最終決戦破壊事象アルティメットインパクト」 Busō No99 “Saishū Kessen Hakai Jishō Arutimetto Inpakuto”) Kokonoe
2.png2.png2.pngD.png God’s Return: Serpent’s Beheading Violent Hunger Seal (神帰り・大蛇斬頭烈封餓 Kamigaeri: Orochizantō Reppūga) Yūki Terumi
2.png2.png2.pngA.png Atout Rilettes (アトゥ・リエット Atu Rietto) Celica A. Mercury
2.png2.png2.pngD.png Heavenly Disappearance: “Wailing Raven” (天晦 「哭鴉」 Amatsugomori: Nakigarasu) Hibiki Kohaku
214.png41236.pngC.png Edge of Eternity (エッジ ・ オブ ・ エタニティ Ejji obu Etaniti) Naoto Kurogane
236.png236.pngD.png Endless Sky of the Colorless Descent -Colorless Void- (降臨せし無色の終天無極 -カラーレスヴォイド- Kōrinseshi Mushoku no Shūten Mukyoku -Karāresu Voido-) Nine the Phantom
1.png63214.png3.pngD.png Eternal Darkness (常世の闇 Tokoyo no Yami) Izanami
236.png236.pngC.png Type: Exterminator – “Artorius” (Type:Exterminator(タイプ:エクスターミネーター)「アルトリウス」 Taipu: Ekusutāminētā “Arutoriusu”) Es
2.png2.png2.pngD.png Red Confront: “Scarlet Lotus of the Pale New Moon” (朱臨「緋蓮蒼朔耶」Sharin “Hirensō Sakuya”) Mai Natsume
214.png41236.pngC.png Roar of the Mad King: The Serpent Annihilation (狂王ノ咆哮・大蛇滅殺 Kyoō no Hōkō: Orochi Messatsu) Susanoo
63214.png63214.pngC.png Asura: Flying Lightning Phoenix (阿修羅 鳳雷武煉翔 Ashura: Hōrai Burenshō) Jūbei

Trivia

  • In the arcade version of Calamity Trigger, only three characters – Ragna the Bloodedge, Rachel Alucard and Nu-13 – can use an Astral Heat. In the console versions, other Astrals can be unlocked by beating Arcade Mode with specific characters other than the aforementioned three.
  • All Astral Heats despite being deemed as "Instant Kill" attacks, all have their own amount of damage they do that is at least above 25/30% of total HP, just enough to finish off the victim.
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