"Behold your future! I shall present your prophecy! But you already know it!/Cloudy with a chance of Soul Storm!/Hmm...Sorry to say, it looks bad. Master! I really did it!"
—Menat

The Nefertem (ウン・ネフェル Un Neferu?, "Un-Nefer") is Menat's Critical Art in Street Fighter V.

Input
Street Fighter V Quarter-circle forwardQuarter-circle forward+Punch

Description[edit | edit source]

Menat assaulting Cammy with the crystal ball using Nefertem.

Executed by performing two quarter-circle motions forward and pressing punch, Menat throws her crystal ball toward her opponent. If it connects, Menat strikes a pose like a cat, before breaking into a little dance. As she shakes her hips and spins around, the orb surges with streams of Soul Power to assault the opponent with a barrage of strikes from multiple directions. After performing a spin, she does a backwards arcing kick, which causes the crystal ball to uppercut the opponent into the air before recalling the orb. Menat will then express her relief that she pulled off the move.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Like most Critical Arts, this move is used to end combos to deal large amounts of damage to the opponent. This attack can be cancelled from most of Menat's special moves such as Soul Sphere, or her V-Skill. Menat is also completely invincible during startup and active frames of this attack. Furthermore, the crystal ball covers about half of the screen, making this a decent tool to use for whiff punishing. This attack can be used with or without the crystal ball. Even if the orb has already been deployed with Soul Sphere, Menat immediately recalls it back when she performs this attack.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The move is named after the Egyptian god Nefertem, who in Egyptian mythology represented both first sunlight and the smell of the lotus flower.
    • The move's Japanese name "Un-Nefer", comes from the title of the Egyptian god Osiris, referring specifically to his position as the lord of the underworld.
  • The sound effect that plays during The Nefertem is identical to that of Illusion Spark, likely due to their shared usage of Soul Power.

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