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Rage Shift is Alex's first V-Trigger in Street Fighter V.

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Executed by pressing Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick simultaneously, Alex gains access to Sledge Hammer. By holding Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick, Alex pulls his arm back. Upon release, Alex charges toward his opponent with his arm extended, hitting and flipping his opponent with a huge clothesline, while switching sides at the end of the move.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

On activation, Rage Shift lasts for twenty-eight seconds and eight seconds is consumed each time Sledge Hammer is used. Holding Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick charges up the move, thus increasing it's range. Charging up Sledge Hammer deals more damage on hit and gives a bit of armor while charging. On maximum charge, Sledge Hammer can break guard, allowing Alex to take advantage. 

This move also serves as an excellent combo extender. On hit, Alex can cancel into devastating attacks, such as Flash ChopPower Drop, and Air Knee Smash. Alex can also activate Rage Shift during combos to utilize Sledge Hammer and go into damaging combos, such as ending with his Critical Art.

One of the main properties of Sledge Hammer is that it gives Alex the ability to parry his opponent's attacks. If this occurs, he can retaliate or charge again for another parry. This is useful when dealing with multi-hitting special attacks and Critical Arts. If Alex makes the right read, he can use his opponent's moves against them, parrying their attacks and following up with Sledge Hammer to extend combos.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This move is arguably based on a popular professional wrestling move called the Clothesline. It is famously the finisher of WWE Hall of Famer JBL (John "Bradshaw" Layfield), who calls it the Clothesline from Hell.
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