The Cyclone Lariat is Zangief's first V-Trigger in Street Fighter V.[1]

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Zangief activating Cyclone Lariat.

Executed by pressing Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick simultaneously, Zangief spins around, pulling the opponent in. By tapping the buttons, Zangief spins quickly to bring his opponent closer towards him. By holding Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick, Zangief continues to spin for a multi-hitting attack.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

This move requires 3 bars of V-Gauge, which means Zangief may have to take a decent amount of damage to use it. However, he becomes even more powerful when it's activated. While Zangief is spinning, he is invincible to most projectiles. It also brings the opponent closer to him. If Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick are tapped, it puts the opponent next to him and creates a mix-up situation where they have to guess whether they should block an attack or escape an attempted command grab. Zangief can also cancel into his Critical Art, making it hard for the opponent's to escape and taking massive damage at the same time.

If Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick are held, this allows Zangief to hit the opponent multiple times with the Cyclone Lariat, launching them in the air at the end of the move. This can be followed up with his EX Screw Pile Driver for maximum damage. Another option for Zangief is to hit the opponent with a Flying Body Press as a meterless followup. This also acts as a reset and forces the opponent puts the opponent in another mix-up situation. However, the range for this move is about half screen.

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