Senha Kassatsu (穿波活殺, Piercing Wave of Life or Death) is Kage's first V-Skill in Street Fighter V.

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Description[edit | edit source]

Executed by pressing Medium Punch and Medium Kick simultaneously, Kage gathers energy in his fist then thrusts forward. By holding down the buttons, Kage charges the move for a split second, before lunging further toward his opponent and striking them with his fist.

Tactics[edit | edit source]


This move is one of Kage's Crush Counter moves. The properties of this attack vary, depending his V-Skill is charged or not. If Kage scores a Crush Counter hit with an uncharged V-Skill, it launches the opponent in the air, giving Kage a variety of juggle potential. If he gets a Crush Counter hit with a fully charged Senha Kassatsu, then it puts the opponent in a spinning state. This allows Kage to dash toward his opponent and extend combos for greater damage potential.

During the startup frames of his V-Skill, Kage has one-hit of armor while charging up this attack. If his opponent tries to interrupt this move, Kage can absorb their attack and retaliate at the same time. While the uncharged version has a faster startup, it is -6 on block. The fully charged version has a 42-frame startup, but it extends the range of this attack. Not only it results in a knockdown, but it is also -2 on block, making the fully charged version less punishable. If Kage forward dashes on hit with the charged version, he can add on a Light or EX Shoryuken.

Senha Kassatsu can also be cancelled into Kage's V-Triggers. While his first V-Trigger is active, his V-Skill receives a few significant buffs. Not only Senha Kassatsu has a faster startup and inflicts more damage, but the range of his V-Skill is also increased. Additionally, the uncharged version becomes safe on block. It also knocks down the opponent. The fully charged version gives Kage good frame advantage on block while his first V-Trigger is active. On hit, it puts the opponent in a crumple state, giving Kage an opportunity to extend combos and inflict more damage. Finally, Kage can cancel his V-Skill into his Critical Art while his V-Trigger is active.

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