Wolfpak360's advice for Blanka in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

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posted January 31, 2019

Now I've been maining blanka since streetfighter 2 so i might be biased here but I'm having the most success with him over any other character so far. Cammy is right behind him.
Here are some bnb combos I use along with any other info I feel might be useful to anyone that wants to play with a funcharacter. I will say that he is different than previous versions but the old tricks still work to any sf4 or sfxt blankas.

Bnb combos
St mk, st hk, st hp chain combo
Cr mk, st lp, hp hori ball
Cr lk, cr lp, lk vertical ball
St hp, any punch electric or ex can be followed by a hori ball
St hp, vskill with any punch, many options on follow up including Amazon river run, cr hp, hp hori ball, mk vertical ball just to name a few, you can get real creative with the triggers if you activate it right after the launch, you can also do your critical art.

I could go on and on listing simple combos with him but my best advice is to take him in the lab and practice.
The 1st vtrigger is my personal preference bc it's his super from sf4 and sfxt when holding hp and hk and this trigger gives your balls invincibility and you can throw a vertical ball in after a hori ball. I've had alot of fun with both triggers but 1 just feels better for me.
His command throw is very useful and mixing it up with his surprise forward will keep them guessing. You can throw the command grab in after a blocked st hp but its not guaranteed. That's where the mix up comes into play. Keep em guessing. Blanka is not a super flashy high combo or high damage character but hes extremely fast and can chip away a life bar just as fast any other character in the game if u play him right. His cross up is extremely useful and has several anti air options including cr mp, vertical balls which they changed big time, hk vertical ball goes straight up so be careful, neutral jump hp or hk work great too, st hk in some situations. I know this isn't alot of help but I tried. No one gave him any love on here so I had to jump in. I was away for a year and not home when he was released or I would have done this much sooner. Ride the lightning people!