Poking into u1 or U2

ken

#1

Is this possible? Ive just picked up Ken, so Im pretty scrubby. Please list possible ways to combo into either ultra. All Ive found is a couple 1 frame options, Im looking for something more…reliable.Thanks in advance guys


#2

For such character specific questions, please use the SF4 character forums.

Moving.


#3

Ken is a bit tricky when it comes to comboing into his ultras. He can only reliably combo into a full ultra 1 off of a counter hit fp.srk > fadc > u1. Of course he can also combo into a raw ultra off of a focus attack crumple or a jump in fp\rh (also works for ultra 2). All set ups requiring good reads. Ultra 1 is also really good to use as a reversal ultra against an opponent dumb enough to just raw ultra you. The invincibility on ultra 1 beats out a lot of other ultras.

Ultra 2 has several ways to combo into it, a few of them not practical like the one frame links you must have seen. The easiest way go combo into ultra 2 is off of a fireball fadc’d into it. So basically any combo you can end with a fireball you can fadc into ultra 2. Ultra 2 also goes through projectile moves except for Oni’s ultra 1. So make a good read or reaction to a fireball and you will ultra right through it.


#4

Thanks for the response guys. I’ve been using j.hk/j.hp ultra 2, it’s the most reliable one that I’ve found so far. It does seem like his options with his ultras are a little limited (in terms of being reliable).


#5

I was on my phone bro, I thought I was on the Ken forums. Sorry man.


#6

When you’re midscreen you can Red fadc either a fierce DP or crouching fierce into Ultra one.

Is it me, or does anyone else find it easier to fireball fadc into Ultra 2?


#7

You can cross up j.mk into ultra 2 or also ex tatsu/crossup ex tatsu to ultra 2. I mostly use ken’s ultra 2 against projectile characters so I can punish them at 3/4 of the screen if they tend to throw out random fireballs. Otherwise I prefer using ultra 1 and with the damage buff it does around 430-450 damage with a single jump-in (e.g. J.HP/HK > cl.HK > HP SRK > FADC > Ultra 1).


#8

Red focus eh? nice. Its pretty cool that 99% of the cast gets a free Ultra if theyre willing to spend 3 stock.