What's the difference between soft/hard knockdown?


#1

I always hear these two terms used and I’m aware that you can’t quick rise on a hard knockdown but I don’t know what leads to each. Do all sweeps lead to hard knock down or is it just from knockdowns from special moves. Any input is appreciated.


#2

I’m going to assume you’re referring to Street Fighter 4. Throws and sweeps are universal hard knockdowns (like you said, you can’t quick rise). Most specials cause a soft knockdown but there are other char specific specials that cause hard knockdowns, examples are Ibuki’s neckbreaker.

It is also worth noting that landing a successful super or ultra grant a hard knockdown as well.