Because we need one!
Been in training mode and I have been using no gems. I found what I believe to be Ryu’s max damage 1 bar combo. It’s Solar Plexus Strike, St.Lp, Cr.Mk, EX Joudan, Cr.Hp and end with HP SRK. Also, if you land a Cr.Mp, (link) Cr.Hp, EX Joudan. It’s better to hit Cr.Hp into HP SRK, instead of jumping and hitting HK. It does slightly more damage, (a few pixels more!)
Anyone have combos to share?
My combo isn’t the max damage combo! There is another. Solar Plexus Strike, Clst.Mk, EX Joudan, Cr.Hp, HP SRK. There could be even more, time to hit the lab!
Edit for the month of September.
I’ve discovered many new things since the creation of this post, I will now add my finding to it.
[details=Spoiler] Hit confirms
The damage listed here is WITHOUT gems, obviously they would do more with the right gem setup.
Cr.Mp, Cr.Mp, Cr.Mk, EX Joudan, JP.Hp, Cr.Hp, HK Tatsu. (379) Credit goes to Grump64 for telling me that it’s possible to land a Cr.Hp after EX Joudan.
In theory, this could be Ryu’s best combo punish, but we’ll see with time. It involves linking into his St.Mp off his Solar Plexus Strike. (F+HP). The notation is this:
F+HP, link St.Mp, St.Hp chain Ex Joudan, JP.Hp, Cr.Hp, HK Tatsu. (441)
F+MP, St.Lp, Cr.Mk, EX Joudan, JP.Hp, Cr.Hp, HK Tatsu. This combo doesn’t seem to work on crouching opponents, but I need to test it on more of the cast.
St.Lp, Cr.Hp, EX Joudan, JP.Hp, Cr.Hp, HK Tatsu. (369)
To get the Cr.Hp to hit you must allow them to drop a bit deeper than normal. I advise you guys to watch this video to understand what I mean.
Basic Ryu Combos:
Not much has changed in regards to Ryu’s basic combos. Some of his combos have been altered, mind. Such as Cr.Lk, Cr.Lp, Cr.Hp only working on counter hit or not working at all because of hitboxes.
Cr.Lk, Cr.Lp, Cr.Mp, Cr.Mk, LK Joudan. (204)
Cr.Mp, Cr.Mp, Cr.Mk, LK Joudan. (231)
Cr.Mp, Cr.Hp, HP SRK. (278)
In my opinion, it’s a bad idea to combo into EX Tatsu or EX Hadoken, as you get much more mileage off of EX Joudan.
In terms of positioning, Ryu’s combos off Cr.Hp or his crouching mediums can be diverse. You can either use HK Joudan to get your opponent away from you, HP Shoryuken or HK Tatsu to them across the screen.
Post patch you can’t combo into HK Joudan off of his mediums, it’s only possible with Cr.Hp/St.Hp. Nor can you combo off his HK Joudan in the corner.