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Ukyo Tachibana
橘 右京, Tachibana Ukyō

Introduction

Ukyo has everything you could ask for in a character: Fast movement, long reach, damaging punishes, reliable anti-airs, great mixups, you name it. He specializes in harassing the opponent from mid-screen with fast, high priority normals and punishing mistakes with his far-reaching strikes or a quickly executed TK Tsubame. Once Ukyo has scored a knockdown, he can employ his deadly mixup-game, which include an instant overhead and a grounded cross-up.

While Tsubame is nowhere near the terror it was in previous games (most notably Samsho 2), it comes out in only 5 frames, granting him near unrivaled control over the airspace and making up for his unusually floaty jump. On the ground, 2B is fast and covers the space directly above your head, so jumping is almost always a bad idea against Ukyo. Like Haohmaru, he can also “fake” his Hiken Sasameyuki special to make the opponent commit to something stupid.

If you want a character who’s basically guaranteed to be strong in one way or another, look no further than Ukyo. Play him if you like simple effective playstyles, good neutral, mixups, long blue hair, or want to raise awareness for tuberculosis.

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Great punish game from all ranges.
  • Strong mix-ups due to fast low kicks and instant overhead.
  • Ironclad grip over the airspace.
  • One of the most versatile moves in existence in Tsubame Gaeshi, which covers all points above.
  • Longest rage duration in the game.
  • Difficult execution that requires a lot of practice.
  • Floaty jump that makes him focus on ground offense.
  • Below average health and damage.
  • WFT can only be comboed into from back throw and deflect.
  • Slowest rage gain in the game.

Data

  • Damage Taken: 105%
  • Rage Factor: 0.12
  • Rage Duration: 20 seconds (Worst rage meter gain and longest duration)
  • Jump: 61 frames (Extremely Slow)
  • Dash Speed: Average
  • Back Dash: 27 frames (Cancellable +8F to start up)
  • Weapon Pickup / Drop: 40 / 79 frames


Gameplan

Ukyo is best thought of as a hit-and-run character. Due to his variety of strengths, he can be played in a multitude of ways. You can play a defensive game of maintaining neutral and punishing the opponent’s mistakes, or a rushdown style with high and low mix-ups abusing Tsubame Gaeshi. None of these strategies are set in stone, you can implement different parts of his toolset in different amounts into your own playstyle. Ukyo is a character that is scary both when up close in the opponent’s face, and when down backing at full screen with a life lead.

Neutral

Generally you want to control space and harass with 5B as your primary poke. Recoil cancel on block into 236S if you read they will press a button. Look for whiff punish with 5B, 2C, 66C, 6D, 66D, and Tsubame. Shut down jump-ins with Tsubame, 2B, and air-to-air j.B and j.C. Reflect projectiles with backdash Tsubame. Score a knockdown and use the momentum to either regain space or go in to apply his oki mixups. Ukyo is very good at punishing from all ranges, n.2B is 6 frames start up, 5B is 9 frames and combo into 236A, 2C is 12 frames and cover a lot of space. Since his low defense and low reward from throw combo (comparing to 5B xx 236A), it's not recommended to throw frequently as Ukyo.

Okizeme

Uses 2D to check low and then 3D / Tsubame, n.2B gives you plus frames if timed correctly, follow up with 214B / 3D / Tsubame mix up (both on hit and on block). 3D is safe on block if timed correctly, BD & TK Tsubame is strong but the risk is more than reward. 66B hits from behind and it covers all 3 ways of wake up, but it's very punishable on block, therefore don't abuse it especially when the opponent is at max rage.

Normal Moves

Far Slashes

5A
5A
SS Ukyo 5A.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 Mid 8 - - 25 -5 -5 Yes Yes Yes No

Good poke, slightly less range but 1 frame faster and safer on block, however it doesn't combo into 236S like far 5B makes it much less useful.

5B
5B
SS Ukyo 5B.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
80 Mid 9 - - 35 -6 -12 Yes Yes Yes No

This is Ukyo's go-to normal move in neutral, and it combos into all versions of 236S if close enough. Very fast for a far B normal, you can whiff cancel into 214D to reduces its recovery, and recoil cancel into 236A to catch the opponent by surprise (although it's unsafe). You can combine these two together by input 5B xx 214D 236A quickly, he will throw an apple on whiff and combo on hit and recoil cancel on block (although takes some practice).

5C
5C
SS Ukyo 5C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
240(160,80) Mid 12 - - 52 -4 -28 No Yes Disarm No

Fast heavy slash, but far 5B xx 236C combo is faster for punish with the same range and damage. Throw into 5C is useful to keep the opponent standing, for example during rage explosion it's much better to keep the pressure, rather than waiting for the opponent to wake up. Its first hit also deals a lot more damage than 5B, make it more likely to finish the opponent before they can rage explosion.

2A
2A
SS Ukyo 2A.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
40 Mid 5 - - 19 -2 -5 Yes Yes Yes No

Fastest far slash normal. Less range than 5B but even faster. Relatively safe on block.

2B
2B
SS Ukyo 2B.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
100 Mid 10 - - 39 -9 -12 No Yes Yes No

Useful anti-air, though finicky to time against many jump attacks. Be aware of spacing to not get near 2B instead. Very strong at protecting the space near and above his head, in a few situations where Tsubame doesn't work.

2C
2C
SS Ukyo 2C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
200 Mid 12 - - 45 -6 -10 No No Disarm No

Long range punisher and one of your best moves for whiff punishing. It's -10 on block making it difficult to punish when space correctly. But it's negative on hit making it punishable on hit by certain characters.

Near Slashes

n.5A
n.5A
SS Ukyo n5A.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
30 Mid 5 - - 16 +1 -2 Yes No Yes No

No recoil animation. Use as an up-close defensive button in scramble situations.

n.5B
n.5B
SS Ukyo n5B.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
90 Mid 8 - - 31 -3 -12 Yes Yes Yes No

Combos into 236S for damage and knockdown. Use as a close range punisher.

n.2A
n.2A
SS Ukyo n2A.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
30 Mid 5 - - 16 +1 -2 Yes No Yes No

No recoil animation. Similar in use to n.5A.

n.2B
n.2B
SS Ukyo n2B.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
80 Mid 6 5 - 23 +3~+8 -2~+2 Yes No Yes No

Fastest attack that leads to a combo. Good frame advantage on hit and safe on block with many active frames, can be up to +8 on meaty for extra combo. It has no recoil animation, therefore n.2B cancel into 214S is completely safe on block and not interruptale (unless the opponent jumps or DP after blocking n.2B)

n.2C
n.2C
SS Ukyo n2C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
220(150,70) Mid 15 - - 53 -2 -28 No Yes Disarm No

Does less damage than 5C but less negative on hit. Outclassed by other normals.

Kicks

5D
5D
SS Ukyo 5D.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 Mid 8 - - 26 -6 -9 No No No Yes

Solid keepout kick with a nice hitbox.

6D
6D
SS Ukyo 6D.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
40 Low 5 11 - 34 -8~+2 -17~-7 No No No Yes

Fast low slide that doesn't knocks down since version 1.70, but plus frames on hit allows him to create new mix-ups. Good for long range punishing, stuffing dash in attempts, and catching people who stand block midscreen in fear of Tsubame. Unsafe on block unless spaced to tip range. (He would get throw even on hit from close range)

2D
2D
SS Ukyo 2D.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
20 Low 6 - - 17 +1 -2 No No No Yes

Solid low kick and pressure tool, 1 frame slower than average but plus on hit and safe on block. Use to stagger into Tsubame / 3D / tick throw mix-up.

3D
3D
SS Ukyo 3D.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
70 Low 5 10 - 32 KD -11~-2 No No No Yes

Super fast sweep with a good hitbox. This is your low mix-up with IOH Tsubame. One of your best moves to meaty with because since it's fast, active for a long time, hits low, safe on block (when meatied), and sets up 50/50 guessing situations for the opponent on their wake-up, since version 1.70 it's much more punishable on block and recover slower. n.2B into 3D is a very good block string and comobs on meaty.

Dash Normals

66A
66A
SS Ukyo 66A.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
40 Mid 11 - - 26 -3 -19 No Yes Yes No

Very unsafe on block and little reward on hit. Best use is as a crossunder anti-air.

66B
66B
SS Ukyo 66B.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
110 Mid 27 - - 64 KD -22 No Yes Disarm No

Ukyo runs half screen and slash, if the opponent is closer than round begin distance, he will go behind and hits cross up. It chases back roll and auto correct directions, can be very confusing to deal with on wakeup, but it's very unsafe on block and throwable before hitting, so don't overly abuse it.

66C
66C
SS Ukyo 66C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
150 Mid 11 - - 48 KD -14 No No Disarm No

Essentially running 2C. His highest damage long-range punisher.

66D
66D
SS Ukyo 66D.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
40 Low 6 10 - 35 KD -16~-7 No No No Yes

Very fast slide kick that knocks down, unsafe on block so spacing is very important. Good long range punish, whiff punish, and mixup tool. Space it correctly to make it difficult to punish on block.

Air Normals

j.A
j.A
SS Ukyo jA.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
40 High 7 - - - - - No No No No

Air poke, generally outclassed by other jump normals.

j.B
j.B
SS Ukyo jB.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
100 High 5 - - - - - No No No No

Decent air-to-air. Can be used as instant overhead or jump in cross up. Instant overhead is very punishable even on hit, only use it to close out a round.

j.8C
j.8C
SS Ukyo j8C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
160 High 11 - - - - - No No No No

Strong horizontal air-to-air with very good range.

j.7/9C
j.7/9C
SS Ukyo j79C.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
150 High 11 - - - - - No No No No

General air-to-air, similar in use to anti-air Tsubame. Off of a forward jump air-to-air, you can take advantage of the air reset situation to dash behind the opponent's landing for mixup. Since Ukyo is so vulnerable to anti-air, you won't likely to use it as a jump in attack.

j.D
j.D
SS Ukyo jD.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
30,20 High 5 - - - - - No No No Yes

Kicks twice in the air but only hits once against airborne opponent, rarely hits twice against standing opponent. Use if you find yourself needing a quick air-to-air, or when unarmed.

Unarmed Normals

u.5S
u.5S
SS Ukyo u5S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 Mid 5 - - 23 +2 -3 No No No Only

Starndar unarmed attack which is plus on hit.

u.2S
u.2S
SS Ukyo u2S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 Mid 6 - - 24 +2 -3 No No No Only

Similar to unarmed 5S but 1 frame slower with good range.

ju.S
ju.S
SS Ukyo juS.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 High 9 - - - - - No No No Only

Doesn't seem to hit crouching opponents, use jump D instead.

u.66S
u.66S
SS Ukyo u66S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
50 Mid 6 - - 24 KD -3 No No No Only

Standard unarmed dash attack, safe on block.

Universal Mechanics

Guard Break
Guard Break (Throw)
SS Ukyo 5CD.png
5C+D / 6C+D
SS Ukyo 4CD.png
4C+D
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
Neutral / Forward 0 Throw 3 - 71 74 +20 - - - - Yes
Back 0 Throw 5 - 69 74 +25 - - - - Yes

Universal throw, can follow up with combos. Back throw has slower start up but better frame advantage. There is no throw tech, but throws are very punishable on whiff.

Surprise Attack
Surprise Attack (Overhead)
5B+C
SS Ukyo 5BC.png
Armed
SS Ukyo u5BC.png
Unarmed
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
Armed 70 High 19 - - 45 +1 -14 No No No No

Universal overhead with very short range and doesn't knocks down. Avoiding lows, throws, and some projectiles, but outclassed by Tsubame though it is safer on block.

Unarmed 60 High 20 - - 45 ±0 -13 No No No Only

Universal unarmed overhead, doesn't knocks down.

Dodge
Dodge
5A+B
SS Ukyo 5AB.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
N/A - 1 16 22 38 - - - - - Yes

Universal dodge. Avoids all attacks for a brief moment, and is mainly used to avoid throws.

Complete invincibility from frames 1 to 10. Strike invincibility from frames 11 to 16.

Stance Break
Stance Break
A+B during Just Defense
SS Ukyo gAB.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
0 Mid 6 - - 52 KD -23 - - - Yes

Universal Stance Break which is 1 frame slower than average and 1 frame less minus on block.

Counter (Deflect) / Blade Catch
Counter (Deflect) / Blade Catch
236A+B
SS Ukyo 236AB.png
Weapon Deflect
SS Ukyo u236AB.png
Blade Catch
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
Armed 0 N/A 2 11 34 46 +35~+59 - - - - No

Universal counter that works against mid-guard normal slashes. Upon successful counter, you can follow up with any attack except throws.
The amount of time to follow up depends on timing and the strength of slash, and deflecting medium slashes staggering the opponent for longest amount of time.
Additionally, if you deflect a heavy slash or running medium slash, the opponent will be disarmed.

Unarmed 0 N/A 2 12 10 22 KD - - - - Only

Universal unarmed counter, works against the same slashes as deflect.
Upon successful blade catch, your will disarm your opponent and knock down the opponent to the corner, regardless of the strength of slash.

Rage Explosion
Rage Explosion
5A+B+C
SS Ukyo 5ABC.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
0 Unblockable 21 1 - 58 0 - - - - No

Activate the rage explosion gauge and push back the opponent, available once per match. In order to activate, the character must be on the ground with the weapon on hand.
It can be activated during hit stun / throw staggering / weapon deflected / recoil cancel / normal cancel / blocking, but not during action recovery.
It's nearly the same as max rage with extra damage buff (140% vs 120%), and it pauses the timer count down, also allows access to Lighting Blade.
The less amount of health remaining when activates, the more amount of rage explosion gauge it begins with.
Rage explosion ends if the gauge runs out, WFT connects, Lighting Blade used, or the round ended. Then the rage gauge disappears for the rest of match.
The activation push back is unblockable, and its hit-box extends all the way up to top of the screen.

Lightning Blade
Lightning Blade (Issen)
5A+B+C during Rage Explosion
SS Ukyo Issen.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
300~709 Mid 9 - - - KD -44 - - - No

Dashes full screen and slash across the opponent in classic style. It has full invincibility and can anti-air. Damage scales based on remaining rage explosion gauge.

Special Moves

Concealed Sabre Snowfall Slash
Concealed Sabre Snowfall Slash
214S
SS Ukyo 214S.png
Hiken Sasameyuki
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
A 100(20x5) Mid 19 - - 63 +5 -2 - - - No
B 120(20x8) Mid 19 - - 80 +5 -2 - - - No
C 220(20x11) Mid 22 - - 113 -3 -10(Last Hit) - - - No

Ukyo throws an apple and slash it. Strength of the button determines amount of slashes. It deals decent a mount of chip damage, and all versions are safe on block (vulnerable to projectiles and jump attacks if whiff completely). Mix it up with 214D to deceive the opponent.

Swordless Sabre Snowfall Slash
Swordless Sabre Snowfall Slash
214D
SS Ukyo 214K.png
Hiken Sasameyuki
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
N/A - - - - 22 - - - - - Yes

To be an Ukyo main, you must throw at least 20 apples per round. Fakes his 214S series and only throws the apple. Best use is as a whiff cancel far 5B to shorten the recovery. One tactic with this move is to scare the opponent from approaching out of fear of the slash followup, then commit to 214A/B/C when you read that they will overextend. Also run up throw after 214D is another very good mix-up.

Concealed Sabre Swallow Swipe
Concealed Sabre Swallow Swipe
j.1236S
SS Ukyo j1236S.png
Tsubame Gaeshi
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
A 140 High 3 3 16(Landing) - KD -28(Backdash) - - - No
B 160 High 3 3 23(Landing) - KD -35(Backdash) - - - No
C 180 High 8 3 42(Landing) - KD -53(Backdash) - - - No
Rage 264 (36x6,48) High 6 3 41(Landing) - KD -53(Backdash) - - - No

His classic signature move. Fast start up and far reaching, instant overhead that knocks down, also works as anti-air, fast punishing, and projectile reflector. The only downside is that it's very punishable on block.
There are 3 ways to input it, Regular Tsubame, Back Dash Tsubame and Tiger Knee Tsubame (refering to Sagat in Street Figher series)

Regular Tsubame: Regular Tsubame is generally only good for air to air, and the Rage version has very good range and it hits multiple times, however it's not quite easy to land all hits from far distance. It can also mix up with jumping attacks, but it's more punishable than TK Tsubame. Heavy version hits cross-up but only at specific distance and it's high risk and low reward. Because Ukyo's jump falls like a parachute, attacking from the air generally not a good idea.

BD Tsubame: Backdash Tsubame has a quite few uses, to reflect projectiles while staying close to the ground, and to make his overhead safer on block at the cost of less range, and to anti-air against jump in or chasing back jump, and to hit opponent's extended hurtbox while poking. The input is 441236S. Essentially just backdash then input the Tsubame while you are airborne. Light version has the best risk reward ratio, and Rage BD Tsubame deals lots of damage, although it's difficult to land full hits. Tsubame reflects all reflectable projectiles, including Rimururu's rolling ice ball and Tam Tam's high skull. Backdash Tsubame start up is 11/11/16/14 frame for Light/Medium/Heavy/Rage versions respectively. NOTE: Instant Tsubame (412364S) is no longer a good way to input in the current version because it requires extremely fast execution. BD Tsubame also got nerf in version 1.70 for the landing distance, making it guaranteed punishable by far heavy slashes.

TK Tsubame: TK Tsubame is used for anti-air, fast punish and instant overhead. Although it's more unsafe on block than BD Tsubame (punishable by a few SSMs), but Ukyo bounces back much further than BD Tsubame if spacing correctly, making it very unlikely to get punished by far heavy slash. However it's much more dangerous on whiff, while he lands right in front of the opponent. Light version has the best risk reward ratio, while Medium version is best for anti-air, Heavy version can anti-air even higher than medium version, and Rage version is good for anti-air with big damage (It's very unlikely to land full hits against crouching opponents). The TK Tsubame input is 12369S. If you get 236S instead, you are pressing the button too early (you need to put a slight delay between hitting diagonal and hitting the button, the timing is slower than VSP). If you get a jumping normal, you are pressing the button too late. Because jumping special input is accepted from frame 3, Light and Medium versions have 6 frame start up if input perfectly (extra 1 frame against crouching opponents), Rage version is 9 frame and extra 1 to 3 frames against crouching opponents (Since Far 5B has 9 frame start up, Rage version is not good for punish except the opponent cannot rage explosion to burst out). Heavy version is 12 frame start up but it's not good for punish, because it doesn't hit ground opponent immediately, and it whiffs against crouching opponents and sometimes even against standing opponents.

Concealed Sabre Phantom Strike
Concealed Sabre Phantom Strike
236S
SS Ukyo 236S.png
Zanzou Fumikomi Giri
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
A 100 Mid 16 - - 56 KD(+107) -20 - - - No
B 120 (20,100) Mid 15 - - 100 KD(+102) -24 - - - No
C 160 (20,40,100) Mid 15 - - 134 KD(+105) -39 - - - No

Pseudo-rekka that has Ukyo send afterimages to slice you. Strength determines range and amount of slashes. Combos off of throw and medium normals for solid damage, and more importantly a knockdown. Outside of combos, it is generally best to use this as a recoil cancel on blocked normals to dissuade the opponent from trying to press buttons. All versions are unsafe on block, but mixing up the amount of hits will make the opponent second guess when they can press a button and potentially miss their punish.

Supers

Weapon Flipping Technique

6 Swallow Flash
236B+C
SS Ukyo WFT.png
Tsubame Rokuren
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
384 High 21 - - - KD -53 - - - No

Available only during Max Rage or Rage Explosion. Disarms on hit. Ukyo leaps forward for far distance and uses Tsubame six times in a row. It has projectile invincibility from frame 1 all the way until it hits or lands, makes it a decent tool for stopping opponent from spamming projectiles. His WFT doesn't combo from normals, and is way too slow for anti-air, but now it does combo from back throw mid screen. Since Ukyo's Max Rage lasts for quite a long time, you can add even more pressure on the opponent by adding throws into your 50-50 arsenal. If the opponent uses rage explosion to burst out, his max rage and WFT are still available, and the next successful weapon deflect is guaranteed to follow up with SSM.

Super Special Move

Eightfold Path of Gloom
641236C+D
SS Ukyo SSM.png
SS Ukyo SSM2.png
Yaegasumi
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Total Hit Adv Block Adv Cancel Recoil Deflectable Unarmed
680 Mid 31 - - - KD -39 - - - No

Available only once per match. Full invincibility from frame 1 to 10. Ukyo runs full screen and slash the opponent while reciting a poem.
Although it's 1 frame slower than average, its dashing speed is very fast, making it guaranteed to connect after success weapon deflect, also a powerful long range punish tool.
For example Ukyo could back dash to dodge throw and punish it with SSM. It also punishes Basara's backdash 236C, as well as Tam Tam's jump C instant overhead on block or on standing hit.

Poem translation:

"Tasogare ya
Ryou no te ni saku
Manjushage"

"Twilight
Blooming in both hands
Red spider lily"

Combos

  • (n.5B / n.2B) xx 236C
    Go-to punish combo with 250 / 240 damage, near 2B deals 10 less damage but start up 2 frames faster.
  • (n.5B / n.2B) xx 214B
    Combo which keeps the opponent on the ground, deals 230 / 220 damage from point blank distance, near 2B into 214S is safe on block (even the near 2B is blocked). 214B is preferred because 214C doesn't combo.
  • 5B xx 236A/B/C
    Mid range poke / punish combo, 236A is preferred because it always connects (unless the opponent extends his hurt box), while B and C version combo depends on the distance.
  • 4CD / 5CD...
    • (5B / n.5B) xx 236C
      Micro walks forward to connect, n.5B deals a tiny bit more damage, walks one step forward after back throw to connect (or connects in the corner with ease).
    • 5C
      Micro walks forward to connect, same damage as above, sometimes it's better to keep the opponent on the ground (e.g. during rage explosion)
    • Lighting Blade
      Issen follow up, deals a little more damage than 5C if you have an almost full bar.
  • 4CD WFT
    Only connects from back throw into the corner, or mid screen against Ruixiang, Kyoshiro, Earthquake.
  • Jump B/C (deep hit)...
    • 5C / 2C / n.2C
      Standard knock down combo.
    • (5B / n.5B / n.2B combos)
      Same as regular combo.
    • Lighting Blade
      Issen combo.
  • n.2B (meaty hits) 3D
    Meaty pressure combo, only connects if near 2B hits meaty with good timing.
  • n.2B (meaty hits) 12369A
    Fancy combo, only connects if near 2B hits meaty perfectly.
  • 214B (meaty hits) 3D
    Fancy combo, only connects at point blank distance and 214B partially hits the waking up opponent (up to 5 hits).
  • 214B (air hits) Lighting Blade
    Fancy combo, only connects if the opponent jumps into the 214B. (Can be set up by making CPU back dash on block in the corner, then Ukyo uses n.2B cancels into 214B)
  • 4CD 214C
    Fancy combo, deals a little less damage than 5B follow up, a good way to set your opponent in rage.

Videos

Colors

SS Ukyo 1.png
SS Ukyo 2.png
SS Ukyo 3.png
SS Ukyo 4.png


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