By lordofultima 10 Comments
Capcom doesn't want you to know, but the secret is out. Electric Wind God Fist exists in Street Fighter X Tekken. No really, they didn't even put it in the command list or the strategy guide.
While it looks identical to the normal Rising Uppercut follow-up from the Mist Step, the EWGF is a just-frame, meaning that the down/forward input must be hit simultaneously with MP or HP. No way around it, this move is pretty difficult to do consistently. But when you practice to efficiency, it has its benefits. EGWF is not a move cancelled from Mist Step, like Rising Upper. Because of this, you need a proper forward input, you cannot substitute for down/forward. You can shorten the input by removing the down input:
This will ease the use of the player 1 side input. It also prevents accidental Mist Stepping, since Mist Step requires proper Down input. This input allows piano/plinking methods to increase the chances of success, since an EX Rising Upper will not some out by skipping down (since EX Rising has to be cancelled from Mist Step).
|Move||Hit Level||Damage||Startup||Active||Recovery||Hit Adv.||Block Adv.||Notes|
|Rising Upper||High||70||9f||2f||21f||Float||-1||Upper Body Invulnerability 1-10f|
|EX Rising||High||80||7f||2f||19f||Float||+1||Full Upper Body Invulnerability, Lower Body Crushes Stand Attacks 1-8f|
|EWGF||High||100||7f||2f||19f||Float||+1||Full Upper Body Invulnerability, Lower Body Crushes Stand Attacks 1-8f|
Other Differences from Rising Upper:
- Purple electricity instead of blue
- Different sound on whiff, hit, and block
- Juggle doesn't send opponent as far horizontally
- Pushes back further on block
The applications are obvious, but they include any instance where a Mist Step/Rising Upper would be used:
- Anti-air (fairly invincible)
- Counter Standing Pokes
- Step under Projectiles
- Hit-Confirm into high damage
- Switch Cancel to your teammate
I'm sure this just scratches the surface on EWGF, and more sick technology using it will be exposed in the near future of Street Fighter X Tekken. That said, this should be a pretty good starting point. If you want the execution tips, you have to watch the video. Kinda hard to explain it here in text form.
Music is "Nebulosa" by DJ Cam Quartet, off their 2009 release "Diggin'". Special thanks to Rebellijin1 for his Wavedash Lesson, and SRK Kazuya forums for alerting me to EWGF's presence in SFxTK. Hope you guys get something out of it, lemme know what you think. If you like this tutorial make sure you check out my youtube channel.