How strong is the King? VesperArcade discusses Sagat’s strengths and weaknesses in Street Fighter V

By on September 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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“I have to be strong. That is the responsibility of the King.”

If you stop to think about it, Sagat is a Street Fighter archetype from a different breed of game: Street Fighter V‘s love of aggressive rushdown pressure across the roster is something a tried-and-true zoner like Sagat could either provide a breather from — or could drown in. It might just be a bit of both.

VesperArcade is a big fan of the King of Muay Thai, and after some time to get a feel for the latest version of Sagat, he offers his thoughts on what the character’s strengths are and in what areas the King is weaker. Lacking the close-up game that other SFV zoners like Guile and Menat can bring to the fight, Sagat must deal with fiddly Tiger Uppercut anti-air ranges and invincibility, while relying on mixed bag of really good-to-questionable normals and a useful but not spectacular V-System — fighting an “honest” fight in a game known for robbery.

Source: VesperArcade Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.