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Source Game: Umihara Kawase
A sushi chef with a fishing rod of destruction. When that lure comes out, run for you goddamn life.
Gameplay overview here
|Aerial Hooking Lure
|Aerial Rubber Ring
|Offensive skill (Aerial)|
|5HSE (can input twice for Lv2)|
|2HSE (can input twice for Lv2)|
Kawase an agile character who can use EX rubbing ring (8E+S) command movement to employ a hit and run strategy. Kawase ability to use EX Rubber ring to cancel out of Rocket Dash or Aerial luring hook is integral her game plan. Not only EX rubber ring but Kawase is pretty reliant on EX for pressure, confirming into combos and reversals. In slower pace match up where Kawase not the aggressor (IE vs Master T or rushdown), she should try meter building with retreating rubber ring and attempt to counter her opponent's approaches. When she the aggressor (IE vs Curly or Zoners), she should go on the offense and stay relatively close and only retreat when she has gained a substantial life lead or the opponent has access to heat up.
Kawase's offense is pretty linear and doesn't leave much room for mix-up or pressure. Her option becomes a bit better with EX but they're better served in neutral or combo extension. At best Kawase can frame trap with Hooking Lure (5S) against an opponent who lacks a 4 Frame reversal (Master T, Quote). The frame trap does have a gap that loses to Frame 1 invincibility option like back dash or EX/US reversal.
Rocket dash is an overhead with a longer start-up than 6E but can be canceled to ES rubber on block to make it safe or Offensive skill on hit confirm. EX rocketed dash (4E+S) is safe on block but the start-up can be interrupted, using a charge 6E will make EX rocket dash a true block string.
Kawase 2H is worth mentioning as a poking tool, it long-reaching low that has very little pushback so it can be a tool to pester an opponent. If spaced well very few things can contest it but watch out for 6E which can low profile it.
6L vacuum effect can position Kawase for a tick throws but is highly risky if not condition the opponent first.