Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 – Armor Cancels for Guy, El Fuerte and Balrog by RyuApprentice

By on October 3, 2013 at 9:44 am
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RyuApprentice recently shared a couple of new videos that explore armor cancels for certain characters in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012.

The first video shows of how to use armor cancels to allow Guy and El Fuerte connect their Ultra 1s. For both these characters, the trick is buffering the Ultra input with an EX run input in such a way that the EX run comes out first, canceling the Focus Attack, and then the Ultra comes out after. RyuApprentice has included captions that explain the technique, so be sure to turn those on.

Next up is a video showing some armor cancel and double armor cancel tricks for Balrog, including using an armor cancel to connect with his Ultra 2.

Source: RyuApprentice

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  • BatGab

    Now that is amazing.

  • Trey Roach

    if u just ultra 1 with guy it has armor properties on its own when someone swings around the time of start up, ur not cancelling anything…idk about fuerte n everyone else though.

    • Geoffrey Tasker

      who in Moldor told you that!? guys ultra 1 does not have armor a all, invincibility frames…but not armor

      • Trey Roach

        nobody i play guy! i do it all the time in matches mainly against balrog players that try to dash punch in neutral settings from seeing distances, when the punch makes it as the ultra starts up guy absorbs it n u get a free ultra, if he does the armor piercing one u hit him anyway cuz the move is slower.

      • Trey Roach

        the armor is in the startup not the actual animation of the ultra so armor only comes out against really meaty n active specials n normals that dont break focus.

        • Geoffrey Tasker

          sounds to me like you are armor cancelling and u.n.e.n.o.

          dude i promise you Guy’s ultra 1 does not have armor, any frame data will tell you that

      • Trey Roach

        lol nevermind turns out i just naturally dont hit my 3 buttons at the same time -_- although it did land successfully a few times with me just hitting kkk only. i thought it was part of the startup cuz it didn’t consume meter n i was under the impression i was hitting my buttons at the same time. plus i’ve done it with ultra 2 b4 n ex-run buffering ultra 2 before run comes out isn’t exactly practical either especially if u never intentionally tried to do the motion in the first place. seen d’nyce do it b4 with u2 as well.

        • Geoffrey Tasker

          you do it with ultra 2 the same way you do fuete’s you practically are plinking all 3 punches into the run. i play Guy as well