The Lightning Dance is one of Blanka's unique attacks, introduced in Street Fighter V.

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Description Edit

Executed by pressing Medium Kick, followed by Heavy Kick, and then Medium Punch and Medium Kick simultaneously, Blanka hops forward and delivers an alternating, double-knee strike. Once the attack connects, he performs a back handspring, bringing his feet up and kicking them into his opponent's chin. If the second attack hits, the kick launches his opponent in the air. Blanka then slams both of his fist to the ground, discharging a path of electricity toward his descending opponent.

Tactics Edit

This target combo can only be performed if Blanka is equipped with his second V-Skill. The first attack moves Blanka slightly forward, allowing him to approach his opponent. The Standing Heavy Kick launches them in the air on hit. The third attack of the target combo is Blanka's second V-Skill. It gives him an easy confirm to build V-Meter. Like most target combos, this one is unsafe on block. If his opponent successfully blocks the second attack, Blanka can be punished with a high damaging combo. Additionally, Shout of Earth cannot be performed if Standing Heavy Kick is blocked.

The damage and stun for this target combo is more than Blanka's original target combo. It results in a knockdown on hit and creates separation. While Blanka excels in maintaining pressure and keeping his opponent on their heels, Blanka can stay back and charge up another V-Skill while they are recovering. If Blanka has a fully charged V-Skill in store, then the target combo becomes enhanced. Besides the buff to the damage and stun output, it builds more of Blanka's V-Meter. It also launches them higher into the air, opening up more combo opportunities and damage potential.


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