No topic for this guy yet in the US version so I figured I would start it. All the BnBs still work but dam...custom combos are long gone. Thanks in part due to characters falling faster, less hitstun on certain moves, and a bunch of other stuff I'm sure I haven't really checked out yet. He still has amazing range but extended air combos are long gone..they just fall too fast.
For example, if you ended a combo in Issen for the first game to a baroque then continued to an aerial rave, you can get the full extent of the aerial rave because the character would stay on par with Souki. If you try that now, you're probably gonna get one or two hits then they just drop... It seems the only way to maximize your aerial combos is to stick to "legit" combos...as in, no adding your own extra hits when the character is off the ground.
Refer to this video for what I mean with "extended air combos"
Basically, once you Issen (B+C after 6C)- the character is airborne and you can quickly baroque to continue comboing into anything you want. The problem with this is, the character's fall speed is increased so you'd either have to do a more strict combo time-wise or settle for less hits. In the case of Souki, he can't really spam out fast attacks so it's no longer wise to baroque a 6C into an aerial rave as you'll most likely get 1-3 hits off. 100% NOT worth it, unless of course you're only sacrificing like 1% of red life...even still it's almost useless.
I'm gonna get on the grind once again and try to provide some more info on US Souki and better combos because as of now my combos are looking really disappointing. BnBs are fine and all, but that's not what you're here for are you...?
Hitstun deterioration or hitstun scaling, whatever you wanna call it...is pretty much confirmed and it's the reason Souki can't do extremely long air combos any longer ending in j.C because by the time the hits are high enough the hitstun doesn't last for the final hit to connect. (explanation for my initial comments on Souki)
Trag was nice enough to showcase some of Souki's more advanced combos and compile them into one thread with tons of variations and setups.
In other words, the real
Souki combos are in here:
Gonna start making new TvC vids soon hopefully.