Tips for Rashid Players in Street Fighter V

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The Beak Assault opens up his opponent when they are constantly crouch guarding. Although this move is -4 on block, it can be difficult to punish if he hits this attack at the tip of the elbow. As an overhead attack, the main purpose is to break through the defenses of an opponent who insists on crouch guarding (as the attack must be blocked from a standing position). The draw back causes considerable delay, and this attack can easily be countered by an aggressive opponent by hitting Rashid before he throws it.

  • It will deal some chip and stamina and get you away for only one bar.
  • Rashid has a lot of options with what he can do meaning your gameplan is revolved around forcing the opponent to guess wrong about what your going to do by hiding all your tricks.
  • This energetic combatant wears a white shemagh and a black agal on his head with a white, sleeveless trench coat and white military pants to round out his look.

At about sweep distance, it has good range, can be used as the ender of a frame trap, and is cancellable. If it hits, you can quickly confirm into an Eagle Kick for burst damage. If they block it, you can cancel a Whirlwind Shot into a V-Skill roll back into their personal space. From there, you can put them in the blender with your tricky pressure sequences. If they block the light punch and hit a button anywhere between the medium punch or heavy punch, they’ll get counter hit, allowing you to finish the sequence with a full combo.

feel bad for pad players. I recently found out Rashid has an instant air move

While you are able to roll under hadoukens, you cannot roll under Laura’s fireballs, or Chun-Li’s Kikoken’s. If what’s been described above sounds like the makings of a top tier character, you’re right. Rashid has been considered one of the best characters in the game for a lot of his Street Fighter 5 career, and here after the Definitive Update, he is still considered a top tier.

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These projectiles move upward on a curve and cover different ranges on screen, allowing Rashid to force opponents to deal with them while he makes a fast dash (sometimes literally) in. Launching a slow-approaching tornado that is almost as tall as the whole screen, you have the opportunity to create a devilish mix-up or connect with a huge combo. If you do it while your opponent is already in the process of attacking you, it’s going to get stuffed. Rashid wants to be in close and mixing the opponent up as much as possible to create openings.

Command Normals & Target Combos

He employs set up after set to keep the enemy guessing and you always need to be two steps ahead to build up momentum in a match. Rashid’s V-Skill has some interesting utility, it can be used to cross-up, but most players that are any good will block an Eagle Spike, or punish for simply landing on the ground. However, Rashid’s Rolling Assault is fantastic versus projectile spammers.

Also, the light version of Beyblade has -2 on block I believe so you can grab right out of it (As long as you don’t “Mash” the button at all) This can provide a good reset. Until Juri is released, Rashid will be my main character, I’ve played Chun Li and Rashid the most and Rashid was the one I had fun with. Rashid has a lot of options with what he can do meaning your gameplan is revolved around forcing the opponent to guess wrong about what your going to do by hiding all your tricks. Any magicians will surely love Rashid as you place the opponent in a position where they think they have the upperhand and then flip the table on them leaving them baffled and confused. Rashid was the first character I picked up in the beta, he is by far one of the most fun characters I picked up on.

Tips for Rashid Players in Street Fighter V

If they block it, the roll resets your position in their face, allowing you to start the sequence again. One of Rashid’s fatal flaws is that his neutral game is pretty poor. When squaring off against the likes of Chun-Li or Vega who fight with long-ranged pokes, Rashid can struggle pretty badly to work his way back inside. I find that his two best buttons in this case are crouching heavy punch and standing heavy kick. His game plan is about pressuring the opponent with a combination of throws, frame traps, and quick low attacks that he can cancel into his Spinning Mixer and Whirlwind Shot.

Rashid is a fast-paced, agile character that can be anywhere on screen he wants to be pretty much whenever he wants to be. A unique run option, wall jump, roll, large flipping jump, and even an air dash are some of the many options this fighter has for moving around the battlefield. By using the tornado to propel himself toward his opponent, he can catch them by surprise with his overhead attack. Additionally, it can be difficult for his opponent to punish Rashid if they block it; allowing him to maintain offensive pressure and position. His eagle spike and spinning mixer unique attacks have to be done out of his forward dash run. When Rashid isn’t flying around and keeping opponents on his toes, he is likely hanging back and firing off his Whirlwind Shots.

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Rashid was released on February 16, 2016 as part of the launch roster for Street Fighter 5. He is one of the game’s initial 16 playable fighters available with the base version of the game. The Beak Assault is one Rashid’s unique attacks, introduced in Street Fighter V. If you’re have trouble getting over or past Zangief, then try to land st.HP into ex.Eagle Spike. It will deal some chip and stamina and get you away for only one bar. This energetic combatant wears a white shemagh and a black agal on his head with a white, sleeveless trench coat and white military pants to round out his look.

Special Moves

Normally, I would recommend using a V-Reversal to escape, but I get that many Rashid players would prefer to bank those meters for the tornado. If that’s the case, you’re generally better off blocking the onslaught and escaping as soon as you see the gap in their pressure. You can try it here and there if you think you’ve got the read, but recklessly throwing it out there will get you killed quickly. Rashid’s EX Spinning Mixer is a great reversal tool that can get you out of a jam if it hits. Not only do you waste an EX meter, but a savvy opponent is going to smash you with a huge Crush Counter combo.

Best of all, if you land it as a Crush Counter, you can follow it up with a forward medium punch into Eagle Kick for huge damage. If they block the kick, you’re not in enough disadvantage for your opponent to punish you. His light shot if hits in the air can be followed up by and Ex eagle spike, though it is risky in case he doesn’t jump and then blocks the spike. His medium one is good for a medium range jump in just to check them and keep them on the ground so they are afraid of the air. And the heavy shot at full-screen is incredibly useful because you can then cancel into the V-skill to either leap or roll your way right over to the opponent. Crouching heavy punch is two-hit attack where Rashid swings downward with both arms.

He also dons a yellow scouter over his left eye that looks like it’s straight out of Dragon Ball Z, as well as a small backpack tightly strapped to his torso. Executed by pressing forward and Heavy Punch, Rashid does a spin jump into a downward elbow attack.

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