- "Bursting of power!"
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Executed by pressing Medium Punch and Medium Kick simultaneously, Sagat performs a Waikruu while surrounding his shins and feet with energy. This causes his next Tiger Knee Crush to be enhanced.
Similar to Sagat's first V-Skill, Hanuman Charge has a total of 50 frames. Once performed, the next Tiger Knee Crush that Sagat delivers builds V-Meter; regardless if the attack hits, whiffs, or is blocked. The startup, range, and damage output remains the same. However, Hanuman Charge increases the blockstun of the Tiger Knee Crush. This makes each version of the move less punishable on block. The Light version and the EX version becomes -2 on block. While the Medium version is still the least safest at -6, it can be difficult for his opponent to punish if properly spaced. The Heavy version is -4 on block.
Hanuman Charge also changes the juggle state of Tiger Knee Crush. Sagat can use his special move to extend combos. He can cancel the enhanced Tiger Knee Crush into EX Tiger Uppercut or the Light version if in the corner. If his first V-Trigger is active, he can cancel from his Tiger Cannon for more damaging juggle combos. With his second V-Trigger, a charged Tiger Spike can also result in better juggles. Using the Heavy amplified Tiger Knee gives Sagat excellent okizeme. Rather than creating separation, the Heavy version puts the opponent at point-blank. While Sagat can end the combo with EX Tiger Uppercut, dashing forward gives him huge frame advantage, regardless if his opponent quick or back rises.
While Sagat's first V-Skill gives him an invincible reversal option with a more damaging Tiger Uppercut, Hanuman Charge provides a more reliable way to build V-Meter since it also works if whiffed. Sagat has more combo and damage potential with an enhanced Tiger Knee Crush. His second V-Skill makes him more of a threat up close, which is a nice addition to his zoning capabilities.