Ed–the replacement body for M.Bison created by S.I.N. and abducted by Balrog–has made his playable debut in Street Fighter V. His special move inputs and basic gameplay style are unlike anything yet seen in the series. Nevertheless, 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. This version of Ed is the one included in the ongoing beta, so all of these combos should work for you there–but Ed may yet see changes prior to his official release, and if so, I’ll update this video.
This is not the full Ed tutorial I’m working on, but rather simply a guide to his basic optimal combo routes. 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 ideal, but I wholeheartedly encourage anyone watching to note further possible optimizations in the comments, for both me and the other players, so that I can amend it into the final video when it comes out.
I’m currently waiting on the “Season 2.5” patch, but once it releases, I’ll return to uploading full character tutorials every week on ShoryukenTube, the Shoryuken.com YouTube channel. If the rebalance is significant, I might do more videos demonstrating season 2 changes. 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!