-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- _______________________________________________________________________________ Super Street Fighter IV: T.Hawk Character Guide By: Heroic_Legacy _______________________________________________________________________________ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Contents 1: Intro 1.A: Rawking T.Hawk 1.B: Controls/System and Notation 2: The Movelist 2.A: Normal Moves 2.B: Unique Moves 2.C: Special Moves 2.D: Super Move/Ultra Moves 3: Gameplay 3.A: Basic Combos 4: Match-Ups 4.A: vs. Abel 4.B: vs. Adon 4.C: vs. Akuma 4.D: vs. Balrog 4.E: vs. Blanka 4.F: vs. C. Viper 4.G: vs. Cammy 4.H: vs. Chun Li 4.I: vs. Cody 4.J: vs. Dan 4.K: vs. Dee Jay 4.L: vs. Dhalsim 4.M: vs. Dudley 4.N: vs. E.Honda 4.O: vs. El Fuerte 4.P: vs. Fei Long 4.Q: vs. Gen 4.R: vs. Gouken 4.S: vs. Guile 4.T: vs. Guy 4.U: vs. Hakan 4.V: vs. Ibuki 4.W: vs. Juri 4.X: vs. Ken 4.Y: vs. M. Bison 4.Z: vs. Makoto 4.1: vs. Rose 4.2: vs. Rufus 4.3: vs. Ryu 4.4: vs. Sagat 4.5: vs. Sakura 4.6: vs. Seth 4.7: vs. T.Hawk 4.8: vs. Vega 4.9: vs. Zangief 5: Thanks and Legal _______________________________________________________________________________ 1. Intro Hello again. For my Second guide I decided to write up an overview on T.Hawk. As far as I'm concerned he's probably the best grappler in the Super Street Figher 4 universe. With his long range pokes and his amazing mixup, T. Hawk undoubtedly will destroy you. 1A. Rawking the Hawk T.Hawk is amazing. He has so many tools to get in and once he does it is just a matter of time before his hands end up mutilating the opponent. So much damage so much health, what isn't to like in him? Yes, he's a grappler, his dash isvery slow, and he doesn't have projectiles so he is not as easy to play if you want to just pick up the game and play for 20 minutes. Rawk the Hawk. Not only is he devastating, but immensely fun. 1B. Controls and Notation LP: Light Punch/Jab LK: Light Kick/Short MP: Medium Punch/Strong MK: Medium Kick/Forward HP: Heavy Punch/Fierce HK: Heavy Kick/Roundhouse df: Down+Forward on directional s.X: Standing attack j.X: Jumping attack c.X: Crouching attack 360: "SPD" Motion. Spin the stick and hit at least 6 directions. DPM: "Dragon Punch" Motion. Forward down down+forward in one motion. RDP: "Reverse Dragon Punch" Motion. Back down down+back in one motion. HCBx2: Half circle back motion. Two half circles ending in the back position. 720: Like the 360 motion, but you have to hit at least 13 directions. 2. The Movelist Right here, you'll learn everything that T.Hawk has to offer in terms of moves in the game. From normals to his Ultra move, I've got it all covered. 2A. Normal Moves Normal moves while can change depending on range. Far standing Normals s.lp: Quick jab is thrown by T.Hawk. Great speed and range. Real good tick too. s.lk: Quick knee. Amazing for a tick. Cancelable. s.mp: Double eye poke. T.Hawk's amazing standing quick poke. Even on hit, keeps them in range for Mexican Typhoon! Godly tick. s.mk: Front kick at opponent. Pretty good poke, but leaves them just outside Typhoon Range if at a distance. Good counterpoke. s.hp: If you ever played Zangief, you'd know his s.mp is the best poke he has. T.Hawk's s.hp is the same move, just a bit slower and more damaging. Oh so good. s.hk: Donkey kick. T.Hawk turns his back and kicks as hard as he can. Amazing reach. Very fast to come out, not so fast to recover. Gets destroyed by focus attacks but is very good when your opponent doesn't expect it. Close Standing Normals s.lp: Same as jab, except less range because, you are up close. s.lk: Same as s.lk from far. s.mp: T.Hawk does a knife chop downwards. Best tick he has as you recover super fast and he is still animated while the opponent is recovered. Very tricky. s.mk: Amazing close range kick. Special cancelable. Definitely a good move to continue jump in combos with. s.hp: Don't use it. Really isn't worth it. Standard grappler close range heavy. s.hk: Real great anti air normal. T.Hawk's leg takes up his entire height. Use as an anti air. Crouching Normals c.lp: Little quick jab. Very good tick. c.lk: T.Hawk sticks his foot out. Cancelable. c.mp: T.Hawk slashes both ways with both hands. Very good poke and sometimes beats very meaty crossups. c.mk: Looks just like Ken's c.mk except shorter and faster. Just a good poke to counterpoke back at them. c.hp: If they are keeping you out of Mexican Typhoon range with long range pokes use this bad boy here. 2 hits, T.Hawk slams the ground in front of him Great damage. c.hk: Just like Guile's sweep. Except it's faster and shorter range. Whiff this, and it recovers real fast and moves you forward. Jumping Neutral Normals j.lp: Jumping and sticks his palm out. Just like Super Turbo, amazing. Cancelable to Condor Dive on hit or block. j.lk: Knee drop with a terrible hitbox and range. Don't use it. j.mp: Just an air to air strike. Nothing special. j.mk: Jumps and sticks his foot out. Nothing great. There are better moves. j.hp: T.Hawk drops his hand down and stretches out sideways. Very good hitbox. j.hk: Drop kick. Amazing range and air to air. But, Hawk isn't going to be neutral jumping too much. Jumping Directional Normals j.lp: Same as neutral j.lp. Except better. Hitbox is basically there for a good second. Amazing jump in. Yes, a jab jump in. Trust me. j.lp is going to set up a lot of 360s and then some. And, it is still cancelable to Condor Dive on hit or block. j.lk: Just as useless as the neutral jump one. Nevermind it. j.mp: No use for it. You have better jump ins. j.mk: Could've been much better, but alas, it has a pretty bad hitbox. Don't use it too often. j.hp: T.Hawk does the downward hammer. Probably your best jump in. Stuffs Mexican Uppers. j.hk: Dropkick. A good far range jump in. 2B. Unique Moves These moves are special and belong to T.Hawk only. Normally they have special properties. Thrust Peak: df+lp, A weird move. It isn't an overhead, just another jab like move with awful recovery. Just use it as another tick for now. I've heard it being used as anti air, but you have better options. Never use this move up close. Ever. Heavy Shoulder: df+mp in air, Another weird move. T.Hawk's shoulder drops down like a tackle, but it doesn't hit grounded opponents! It only hits in the air! Which makes it amazing! Why do you ask? Why is a move that doesn't hit grounded opponents so good? Well if it whiffs, you can just use it to buffer 720 as they cower thinking you are going to hit them so they just block. Shenanigans. Heavy Body Press: df+hp in air, Ahhh, the ST press. Amazing jump in. Can cross up. Does tons of damage and hitstun. But the hitbox is better than Zangief's. Very ambiguous at times. Is also a safe jump. Focus Attack: mp+mk (Chargable to level 3), T.Hawk's focus attack is utter garbage. Super slow and makes his hitbox even bigger...Why bother. Just use it if you have to absorb a fireball and dash in. Forward Dash: double tap forward, T.Hawk's forward dash is short, but has a bit of lengthy recovery after. Still good enough to scare them though. Back Dash: double tap backward, T.Hawk's backdash is pretty good. Airborne and has a good amount of invincibility. Nowhere near Abel's or Hakan's though. 2C. Special Moves Each character has special moves, Ryu's Hadoken, Zangief's Lariat. T.Hawk has quite a lot for a grappler. -Mexican Typhoon: 360+P(PP), T.Hawk grabs the opponent's head and slams them into the ground beneath him. Very very damaging, starts up on frame 1 like every good command throw. LP version has longer range than Gief's LP SPD!!!! This will be the move you most use. As everything T.Hawk does revolves around setting up these nasty moves. LP has the longest range, least damage, and leaves them right next to you. HP has the shortest range, most damage, but leaves them full screen away from you. MP is in between these two. EX Typhoon has MP damage, and LP range, while leaving you at MP distance. -Tomahawk Buster: DPM+P(PP), Yes, T.Hawk has a Dragon Punch. He flies up into the air chest first. Decent invincibility and good to get out of pressure scenarios. Better than Zangief's lariat because it does have start up invincibility. EX Version can be canceled into the EX Condor Dive on hit. -Condor Dive: PPP while jumping, T.Hawk dives down at a 45 degree angle. It is a very, very versatile move. Causes knockdown on hit, can be done just off the ground for a fake into a 360/720. Can cross up if done at the right position above the opponent. Can be combo'd into from j.lp. EX Version only comes out from EX Tomahawk as it is the followup. Otherwise there is no EX version standalone. An important note is that you cannot jump back and Condor Dive like in Super Turbo. =/ -Condor Spire: RDM+P(PP), T.Hawk dashes forward in the air towards his enemy. It goes under low moves and is unthrowable. Very good at getting in on an unsuspecting opponent. EX Condor Spire is projectile invulnerable and goes real far. Real good for getting in and crushing projectile user's heads into the earth. 2D. Super Move/Ultra Move Super Move In Super Street Fighter IV, there is only one Super Move for every character (Gen and Dan being exceptions) It costs all 4 of your EX stock and usually is a watered down version of an Ultra. -Double Typhoon: 720+P, T.Hawk's Super is just a lp Mexican Typhoon that bounces them into the air for a hp Typhoon. Not real flashy, but it does a ton of damage. MP Typhoon range. Ultra Move In Street Fighter IV, in addition to the Super Bar there is a Revenge Meter. This meter fills when you take damage, or focus enough attacks. When it fills halfway, you are given the ability to use an Ultra Move, which is considered a move to turn the tide of battle in your favor. It normally does at least 40% damage to all characters, very useful. In Super Street Fighter IV, You have the option of selecting from 2 ultras like in 3S you had selectable Super Arts. Both of T.Hawk's ultras are viable, but only the first one is good all the time. Ultra I: Raging Typhoon: 720+PPP, T.Hawk grabs the opponent, flies up real high and throws them down, before dropping like a boulder on top of them. He then raises his hands and grunts before jumping off of them. Does massive damage and there are tons of ways to catch opponents with this. Ultra II: Raging Slash: HCBx2+PPP, T.Hawk yells into the air at the opponent and he shoots upwards a la his Tomahawk Buster. But if he hits them he does a power bomb, and then proceeds to toss them around like a ragdoll, ending in a throw that looks like Abel's Tornado Throw. Does real good damage, but cannot be combo'd into, and the range is very poor. Not to mention, it only hits airborne opponents. Situational at best. 3. Gameplay So you know his moves and his normals. But do you know how to use them? Do you know how to combo? Well, start here. 3A: Basic Combos T.Hawk isn't a very combo heavy character, but he definitely has a few combos. And what combos he does have, he has a lot, and I mean, a lot of damage. 1. c.lk x2 > Tomahawk Buster 2. j.lp > Condor Dive 3. Heavy Body Press/j.HK close s.mk > EX Condor Spire EX Tomahawk Buster >EX Condor Dive 4. close s.mp s.lp s.mp 5. s.lp x2 s.mp That's really all you need to know for combos. But, can you tick throw yet? 3B: Tick Throwing T.Hawk is mainly tick throws and mixups to make you land his almighty Mexican Typhoon. So be sure you know how to buffer 360s and 720s. I can't teach you how to buffer the motions, that is just practice. But once you can, feel free to experiment. Everyone has their own special ticks and gimmicks in order to land a 360. Empty jump-ins aren't the only ones around you know. Hell, you can even buffer quick moves into a 720 to catch them after the hitstun is done. Tick throws are what You make of it. Every move in the game can be a tick throw one way or another, so just find which ones you like the most and use them. 4. Match-Ups So you have everything you need to play T.Hawk right? You know how to set up his Mexican Typhoon, you know how to combo and do tons of damage. But wait, what about character specific matchups? Oh man...You've got a lot to learn. Note: Difficulty does not reflect tiers, nor does it use the same system. Difficulty will just be a number out of ten, as how hard you will have to work to win. 4.A: vs. Abel Difficulty: 5/10 Strategy: Ahahaha, Abel really got better in SSFIV. He'll be troublesome for everyone, but with Hawk's he's just about even. Just be wary of his Tornado Throw, it's throw invulnerable and will beat your 360 and 720. His comboability is still very high so you want to make sure you can beat him to the punch, or at least trade blows. You have more health so you'll win out eventually. His new Ultra, Breathless, is very, very dangerous. He can just throw it out up close and you are probably going to get hit by it. It is throw invulnerable and comes out in 3 frames from full screen. The only thing you must do when you see him crouch during the flash though, is jump. Condor Dive is armor break, and he has 1 hit of armor here. So just jump and dive into him. He's reeling in pain again. Very even match. 4.B: vs. Adon Difficulty: 7/10 Strategy: Gah, instant overhead into Jaguar Kick is very annoying. Jaguar Tooth has to be jumped since apparently it is safe on block. Adon can dance around your Typhoon range all day and all night without fear basically. Learn what you have to offer in order to counterattack him properly. Tomahawk Buster and s.mp are good at stuffing most of his air to ground stuff. Watch for Rising Jaguar if you get inside, a lot of people like that move as his 'get out of pressure' move. Don't try to poke him. That s.hk of his is great. 4.C: vs. Akuma Difficulty: 9/10 Strategy: Run away again. Just like Street Fighter 4. As a grappler T.Hawk cannot make up the distance that Akuma can. It's sad. But if you do get in and continually safe jump your way to mixing him up, it gets easier. Teleport can be punished half the time with a well timed s.hk. The problem is, Akuma has ways to escape your mixup for free if he isn't cornered. So even after you get him on the ground, you have to deal with his ground game, which is very, very good in this game. You might also eat Reversal Ultras too if you get overzealous. Remember that Typhoon and Tomahawk aren't the answer to everything. And neither is dive. A well organized gameplan here will help you fight Akuma. And it is usually going to end up on the wrong side of a timeout if they play smart. 4.D: vs. Balrog Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: Oh, get in on him right? Balrog has no good reversals and can't mash out of a 360 right? Partially. Balrog's poking game ruins any button you press at a distance so don't bother trying to outpoke him. It just won't work. Instead you should try to stay as far away as you can and wait for him to come and rush punch at you. On hit or block, you can lp Typhoon to grab him after. Balrog isn't too much of a rushdown character anymore, though he can still semi rush down. Just out turtle him and keep him as far away as you can, and try to punish his every move on the inside. If you get at midrange, you lose this fight as you'll probably be forced into that range all game. 4.E: vs. Blanka Difficulty: 5/10 Strategy: Nothing new. Just gimmicks as usual. Blanka isn't a scary character, it's the person behind him that can be scary with mixups and crossups and sheer mindgames that confuse you. His Ultras are pretty bad so you shouldn't have to worry about it too much. Just, don't do anything regarding a mixup on knockdown. EX UpBall starts up immediately and hits you for damage and knockdown And you being knocked down subjects you to Blanka's mixup games. Which, you cannot handle most of the time. Just make sure to distance yourself accordingly. Don't let them blanka ball to victory, on hit you can EX Condor Spire and punish with 720. Yes, it's very possible. 4.F: vs. C.Viper Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: She got a bit worse in the special moves department, better in the normals department. So it makes it more interesting now. Her pokes are good but not in the same level of range as yours. So be careful how you space your Hawk. She can EX Seismo in the middle of a poke war to ruin your s.hk so make sure you know how to play smart in the mid game. And if she ever gets fullscreen from you make sure to do short Condor Dives to get in. Just straight out Condor Diving will get you hurt, very, very badly. And since you are a big guy, EX Seismo Ultra 1 works. Happy days. Ultra 2 is pretty good here 4.G: vs. Cammy Difficulty: 4/10 Strategy: Block and punish seems to be the normal route to take here. Cammy's offense pressure is seriously lacking. Just throw tech or if no throw is on the way block and counter with a 360. I haven't seen anything threateningly new or hard to deal with as T.Hawk, other than the occassional jump back heavy kick beating near everything you throw out. Just play it safe, she has to hurt you to win the match, and she can't do that too well without taking damage back. 4.H: vs. Chun-Li Difficulty: 9/10 Strategy: She can anti air you with basically any normal she wants to. Luckily, she can't trade too often with you without being in pain. She has low health, so you want to end this as quickly as possible before she gets any meter. Once she has one bar be more careful on your jump ins or mixups. EX SBK will knock you out of near everything. Her new ultra is very versatile as well. It basically gives her free comboability on near everything she has. Luckily it does meager damage. But it still isn't very good to be eating an ultra. Keep her low on meter, keep her high on stress and you'll have her done soon. That is, if you get around her nine gazillion anti airs. 4.I: vs. Cody Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: Such a solid character. His BnBs do massive amounts of damage for relative ease of links. The match is just momentum really. If you get to be the first one knocked down, you have to eat mixups since your Tomahawk will be beaten by his crossups. If you knock him down first, he has to eat mixups since he has no good reversals at all on wakeup. His overhead has moderate speed but can't combo afterwards so it wouldn't matter too much unless you ate like, 10 of them in a row. He's good at keeping you out from a jump in though, his Jawbreaker normal has an excellent hitbox so you need to properly bait and punish to get that knockdown. After knockdown of course, feel free to mix up and destroy as necessary. 4.J: vs. Dan Difficulty: Dan/10 Strategy: Walk towards him. Destroy him. He has nothing to scare T.Hawk. Everything is terrible on block and you can easily EX Tomahawk out of any pressure string he uses. He's a walking mess, so hurt him even more. Even if you eat a combo into Ultra 2, the juggle potential is screwy so you'll take at worst 5 hits. Don't worry too much. Get in, churn the butter and move onto another match. Dan really isn't too difficult to deal with. 4.K: vs. Dee Jay Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: Not as bad as Guile luckily. But still good. Up kicks unfortunately beat your Condor Dive if timed right. Max Outs are pretty good speed and great on recovery so you'll need to watch out if you decide to dive them. Focus and back up. Work your way in but watch out. His mixup on knockdown is much, much more tricky than yours. Fake jumps, crossups, ambiguous stuff. Make sure you aren't knocked down. It's very tough to deal with when your only reversal move gets stuffed by crossups. 4.L: vs. Dhalsim Difficulty: 10/10 Strategy: C.HP beats his limbs if you start before him. Keep doing it. That's about the only thing you have going for you in this matchup. Don't you dare use any EX Meter. Just save it for super in the event he gets close by. Chasing the yoga fire is too advantageous to Dhalsim. Just focus it and backdash. Dhalsim will have to rush eventually if you keep beating his limbs with your giant Hawk Chop. 4.M: vs. Dudley Difficulty: 10/10 Strategy: So safe on everything. If he whiffs a special move though, punish him mercilessly for it. His Jet Upper is extremely terrible, worse than your Tomahawk Buster. Pressure him on wakeup and eventually he'll have no options but to eat damage and get out with a cross counter. But, he is deadly. If you can't get him knocked down within the first few moves of the fight you'll have issues dealing with everything else. All his target combos are safe, and most leave him outside of Typhoon range. You just can't count on mashing 360 here. Dudley has a nice Anti Air game to exploit on you, so getting in is tough. Not to mention if he lands a single hit on you while you are standing, you eat a massive amount of damage due to his freeflow comboing potential. Anything will end up into EX Machinegun Blow, and that leads to the corner, where he's the deadliest person in the game. Ultra 2 lands off of everything for a nice chunk of damage too. Just play as hard as you can once you get him off his feet. Make him jump a few times too, his air to air game is really bad. 4.N: vs. E.Honda Difficulty: 9/10 Strategy: Honda is surprisingly good in this game. He hits harder than you too. Be very careful and stay away from too many spires. Dive is decent, but he can punish you for it with Ultra. Yes, Ultra. Short dive and bait stuff like usual. Punish blocked headbutts with s.hk. It's a giant footsies war. Except his head is also part of the footsies game. And it beats everything you do. 4.O: vs. El Fuerte Difficulty: 6/10 Strategy: More damage, more mixup, but luckily, Ultra 2 for you is going to make Fuerte more managable. Just holding onto it is enough to force him to reconsider doing run mixups. So you can block low on wakeup a majority of the time since he won't want to take to the air. Restricting his game, and you can make your way in to decimate his feeble Mexican cooking and wrestling. 4.P: vs. Fei Long Difficulty: 3/10 Strategy: Just because it is hilarious. You can just press one button, and Fei is having a hard time. He has an uphill battle to hit you hard, and you can just stand there, and with good timing, keep him out with s.HK. Both close and long range versions. Jump ins are taken care of close ranged HK, and all of his other moves are taken care of far range s.hk. Yeah, he can probably U2 you if you get too predictable. And it will hurt a lot, but when he can't get in because your boot is too long, and when he does get in he has to deal with your mixup, this looks very bad for Fei.. 4.Q: vs. Gen Difficulty: 4/10 Strategy: Weak frail old man. Break him in two like one. Just be careful not to eat too much from him. Punish all wall dives with 360s. Punish roll with 360. If you choose to play footsies with him, use c.mk as much as you can. It has better range than his s.mk and goes right under it. Watch the Gen Shenanigans and you shouldn't be in too much trouble. 4.R: vs. Gouken Difficulty: 6/10 Strategy: Don't bully too much. Gouken's counter is still very good in this game so be sure to bait it and Typhoon it if they are counter happy. Or Condor Dive him. Fireball zoning is godly against you so you have to watch your jumping. If he goes for demon flip, jump and dive at his face. 4.S: vs. Guile Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: With Guile's buffs and awesome normals, he is definitely going to give T.Hawk players issues. His sonic booms recover too fast for you to dive on reaction and beat, and if you dive, you'll eat an Ultra, or his backhand. This will be a very tough fight of patience. EX Condor Spire is useless because he will recover by the time you go through his sonic boom. He seriously is going to give people headaches. Stay your ground, work your way in with patience. Don't dive around like a silly idiot. You'll only get punished hard. 4.T: vs. Guy Difficulty: 4/10 Strategy: Meh. Not much of a hassle if you've seen his stuff before. Punish his mixups with Typhoon and dive when he doesn't have ultra bar. If he does, stop using your dive immediately and focus on trying to keep him off you. Ultra 2 does good damage even against T.Hawk. Really a bad matchup for Guy. Ultra 2 for you is nice. As his jump is gigantic. But your ultra can be baited by Elbow. 4.U: vs. Hakan Difficulty: 3/10 Strategy: Pushover. Punish everything with Typhoon. Mess his face up if he considers trying to focus attack you. Mainly c.hp and Typhoon. Remember, your 360 is faster than his too. So everytime you see him tick, use it to your own advantage. Oily Turkish man has few ways to deal with Condor Dive unless he has U2 in stock. And then you can bait it. 4.V: vs. Ibuki Difficulty: 10/10 Strategy: You can't get in on Ibuki. She can literally spam kunai at you, and when you jump or dive in, you get Anti Air Raida'd out of the air into the back of the screen. Just to repeat the process again. Luckily it only takes 3 hp Mexican Typhoons to send her to 10% health. If you have enough patience then by all means this gets a bit easier. Use condor spire to beat kunai from full screen, and even if you get hit by a few EX Kunai for it, so what. You'll like having an Ultra meter ready to go. Ultra 2 is more viable in this matchup than most since Ibuki is airborne about half the fight. 4.W: vs. Juri Difficulty: =( Strategy: If you get in, punish backdash. That's all I can say. Big emphasis on IF. 4.X: vs. Ken Difficulty: 6/10 Strategy: Still the trickery from SFIV. EX Tatsu forces you into a guessing game on hit. To Typhoon or not to Typhoon? Better answer is just go for a throw tech if he happens to throw you, if not, just block. You don't want to whiff Typhoon in Ultra range. Very nasty fight. Ken's fireball is still kinda bad, so Condor Dive is helpful. 4.Y: vs. M.Bison Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: Counterpoke his s.hk with your c.hp. It usually trades or beats it. And trading while using T.Hawk is always a good thing. Random Ultra 2 is very punishable by T.Hawk. Scissor kick traps are still evil vs everyone. Though you can 360 afterwards if it was too close. Bison's main goal is to keep you grounded and using s.hk to do damage. Psycho Crusher is a good move now too. On block go for s.hp to punish it. Not much else to do about it. Unless it stops in front of you. Then feel free to 360. Don't jump too much. j.mp beats just about all your normals in the air. 4.Z: vs. Makoto Difficulty: 2/10 Strategy: Gahahahaha. For everything she lands on you outside of the corner, feel free to laugh. You can pretty much 360 her out of Hayate and most every other move she has. The only thing to watch for is s.mp since it's fast and it links on T.Hawk quite a few times. If you are that close that you are getting Karakusa'd then you need to rethink your gameplan. Because you aren't 360'ing enough. Makoto has to outpoke you. And your range is near double her range. Shouldn't be too hard at all. 4.1: vs. Rose Difficulty: 7/10 Strategy: Soul Throw > Condor Dive. Pokes are faster, but shorter. Which is a good thing. Keep her at bay in the middle of the screen and when you see the gigantic startup for soul spark, EX Spire right in and grab her to start the mixup. Be very wary. Ultra 2 is actually very good against T.Hawk's mixup since she can activate it and you are forced to block. You can't 360 when a ball is on your face threatening a 40% combo. 4.2: vs. Rufus Difficulty: 6/10 Strategy: Your pokes are better. But c.hp outranges you slightly. Make sure to not condor dive too often. On block he can reversal ultra your feeble attempt to chip him. Short dives are good. EX Tomahawk if he starts getting dive happy. He still has 14 billion ways to combo into Ultra 1 so be cautious. But remember that you have a few options now. Although, not too good options. They are still options. 4.3: vs. Ryu Difficulty: 7/10 Strategy: Damn, still good. Well, you have Condor Dive to stop most of his zoning, and EX Condor Spire to flat out walk in the front door and chuck him around. But Ryu is still very solid. LP Shoryu to HP shoryu is going to be hitting you a lot. Or if he predicts your Dive/jump, j.mp to Metsu is painful. Play it very safe here, mix up short dives and crossup dives and everything you can pull out. Safe jumps are your best bet when it comes down to the knockdown game. 4.4: vs. Sagat Difficulty: 4/10 Strategy: Sagat is no longer the King. In fact, he falls face first against the T.Hawk. At the start of the match anything he does can be traded with unless he decides to block. S.HP is going to trade with him, and since you have more life, trading is good. EX Spire is going to help you a lot when he starts chucking Tiger shots at you. Dive is a great tool here too. T.Hawk can destroy the former God of SFIV with relative ease. As long as you don't eat too many f.HK's to the face. 4.5: vs Sakura Difficulty: 4/10 Strategy: You do so much damage to her, and she can barely touch you. Real bad hadoken and the only reliable anti air being c.HP till she has Ultra. Just the same as a lot of matchups sadly. Get her down, crossup mixups and empty jumps until she ends up bleeding from all sides because she can't get out. Learn that EX Tatsu is safe. The more times you keep trying to 360 her, the more times you start eating more combos. It's not too bad, but a few of those will hurt you to the point where she can literally zone you and wait on you all day. And that isn't where T.Hawk is good. 4.6: vs Seth Difficulty: 10/10 Strategy: Zangief's woes are now yours. At least you have a DP though to beat limbs from fullscreen when he's running away sniping you. Trades are very much in your favor, but don't happen too often so be sure to capitalize on the shock of getting a trade and work your way in. Teleport is very very bad now, so be sure to punish every teleport in range. Pretty soon Seth will be down on health and start hoping to chip you to death with sonic booms and what not. Just a few hits here and there to make up for his abysmal damage is no problem. Unless of course, you can't hit him. Then in that case he's either mixed you up so well you can't see left or right, or he's played perfect zoning. And both ways are what make this a very tough fight. He isn't as good in this game luckily, so feel free to pick him apart move by move before he yields to your damage output. 4.7: vs. T.Hawk Difficulty: 5/10 Strategy: Well, this isn't very easy, but it isn't hard either. You both should have the same tricks and moves. So it is just whoever is better at making the other person flinch first. Get to it. Counterpoking and Typhoons galore. Enjoy this massive slugfest. 4.8: vs Vega Difficulty: 7/10 Strategy: Bouncy bouncy bouncy. All over the walls. Vega always was hard to catch and now that he is a threat, it makes it even more scary to chase him down. Concentrate on trying to beat out barcelona and pressuring him into wasting his few good reversal moves right away. Keep him grounded as much as humanly possible. Ultra 2 for you is nice in this matchup. Punish flips with s.HK like everything else that moves people back. Just be sure to not mash on any reversal and just block the mixup. It isn't worth losing position and getting Izuna dropped if you were faked out by a crossup dive. 4.9: vs Zangief Difficulty: 8/10 Strategy: Mother Earth = Mother Russia. Gief is definitely a great fight for both players here. Gief's pokes are faster and recovery better, yours are long but very, very slow to recover. Luckily, s.HK as a poke doesn't get reversal EX Green hand punished. If it did, this matchup would be near impossible. Yes, your Mexican Typhoon outranges his Spinning Piledriver. It isn't all awesome though. You can't mix him up afterwards. He can press lariat on your mixup and trade with your crossup. Lariat really dominates your mixup game and trades with a lot of your pokes and your jump ins. If you see lariat from midscreen though, jump and condor dive for free damage + knockdown. Zangief is most likely going to pick Ultra 2 for this matchup. Ultra 1 is just who has better traps. Ultra 2 however, forces you to respect his jump ins. Your Tomahawk Buster is definitely a godsend until he has Ultra. In which, you just shut that option down completely. Not worth eating a Siberian Blizzard because he did a random jump-in. If you absolutely must stop his jump in and he is sitting on Ultra 2, use c.HP. Very fun match filled with pokes and mindgames. 5. Thanks and Legal I would like to thank the following: Capcom, for making the Street Fighter series and continuing to add on to it. GameFaQs, for being a pretty cool site and hosting this FaQ. All my friends, for fighting me when I first started this FaQ for information. And You, for reading this guide. Copyright 2010 Heroic_Legacy All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Version History: 5/17/2010, v.1.0. Everything done. Will update if new information comes out.
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