The Yoga Spear (ドリルキック, Doriru Kikku, "Drill Kick") is one of Dhalsim's unique attacks. It was introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix as the Drill.

All appearances Arcade Modifier Air Arcade-Stick-Down+Arcade Button Kick (can be used on ground in Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix)



Executed by pressing downward and kick in midair, Dhalsim performs a drill-like kick downward toward his opponent. The move's angle is determined by the kick button's strength. The Light version goes in a 45° angle in a quick manner. The Medium version goes in a slightly sharper angle, but is a slightly slower. The Heavy version is very slow and goes in a very narrow sharp angle.

In its original appearance, the Yoga Spear was usable on the ground as well as in the air.

Dhalsim also possesses a similar attack known as the Yoga Mummy.



To get the most out of this move, it is best to use this move as low to the ground as possible to avoid getting punished. It is most effective when Dhalsim aims this move at the tip of your opponent's feet. This provides the safest approach and gives Dhalsim an advantageous postion when he lands. On block, the Yoga Spear can be between +6 and +8 frames of advantage. This is an amazing tool to keep his opponent on their heels. Utilizing the Yoga Spear effectively and efficiently enhances Dhalsim's mobility and pressure game.

This Attack can be considered a predecessor to Dive Kicks due to it's similar trajectory changing properties and uses. This attack does not momentarily stall however.

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