Akuma has just made his triumphant return to Street Fighter V, and new players everywhere are picking him up. I’ve done my best to compile the optimal combos for every common scenario, so you can stop worrying about damage optimization and focus on strategy. This video features anti-airs, punishes, confirms, counter-hit combos, crush counter combos, juggles, and more.
Consider this video a precursor to my upcoming full Akuma character tutorial. The combos are all my own labwork, alongside a few things I’ve observed from other players. I’m fairly confident that most of these combos are fully ideal, but Akuma’s combo avenues are extremely varied and I’m sure I’ve missed some optimizations somewhere. For both me and the other players, I ask that those viewers somewhat acquainted with Akuma point out anything I might have missed in the comments, so that I can amend it into the final video when it comes out. I’ve done my best to provide my part here.
I’m currently releasing full character tutorials every week on ShoryukenTube, the Shoryuken.com YouTube channel, as well as videos demonstrating season 2 changes every day. All guides from here on out will reflect season 2 changes, and I’ll soon amend all the guides that are already out. There’s a lot of content on the horizon, so you’ll want to subscribe to the channel!