Rising Up: Blanka bread-and-butter combo guide — Punishes, confirm combos, juggles, & more

By on February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

The feral World Warrior Blanka has just made his playable debut in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Like most SFV characters, his moveset has been somewhat streamlined, and he’s a bit more traditional (and less reliant on tricks and gimmicks) than he has been in previous games. I’ve put together this guide of his most essential combo routes so that players can quickly learn the basics and start developing their neutral game. Here are your best bread-and-butter combos that I’ve found for every common scenario. This video features anti-airs, punishes, confirms, counter-hit combos, crush counter combos, juggles, and more.

This Blanka bread-and-butter video is not the full Blanka tutorial I’m working on, but rather simply a guide to his basic optimal combo routes. The combos are all my own findings, alongside a few things I’ve observed from other players. While I’m certain that most of the combos are extremely optimal, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are small improvements that can be made to his V-Trigger routes, especially considering ease of execution and final positioning. Thus, I wholeheartedly encourage anyone watching to point out further damage improvements in the comments, for both me and the other players, so that I can amend them into the final video when I release it.

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