Forward Thrust Attacks (レバー入れ特殊技, Rebā-ire Tokushu Waza?, lit. Lever-input Unique Arts), also known as Command Normals, are a type of offensive move in the Guilty Gear series common to all characters. Sometimes they are referred to as "unique attacks".
Keeping the right directional button, i.e. , pressed down while attacking will transform a character's Normal Attack. All characters have their own command normals done with or with . Certain characters can use it with , too, while Bridget can only do it with . The properties of these attacks differ for each character.
Forward Thrust Attacks first appear—although unnamed—in the original Guilty Gear in which most characters have + as an input, which mainly works as an overhead or a juggle attack. It is in Guilty Gear X that it receives a proper name, and the option is added. Furthermore, several characters have an additional command normal performed with plus the aforementioned attack buttons. In Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus R command lists, it is called "Special Skill".
Most forward punches have some form of upper-body invulnerability and are useful as "anti-air" attacks, meant to stop many high (and sometimes mid) attacks, as well as many jumping attacks. Meanwhile, forward heavy slashes are mostly slow, far-reaching attacks. In general, commands normals are unnamed attacks.