ZacharySweis' advice for Chun-Li in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

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posted February 20, 2016

Regarding Chin-Li's Cr.MP, it may seem like a bad move at first. It's unsafe, even on hit, and it can't cancel into specials or super. However, that doesn't mean it is useless. You just have to know how to use it. With V-Trigger activated, and if you're close enough, you can link after it with her bnb Cr.LP, St.MP, Cr.MK xx Legs (as an example). You can cancel it INTO V-Trigger to combo after on hit or make it safe in block. But, you should mostly be using Cr.MP to do two things; 1 - Close out rounds when you're at a distance where your opponent knows your Cr.MK will whiff just to get that last sliver of health. 2 - Same situation, but with stun. You've got your opponent almost stunned but they're blocking and teching throws like crazy. Back up to let them think you've run out of ideas, then hit them with Cr.MP. You should use it so sparingly that they forget it's an option. Cr.MP isn't bad, it just needs to be used properly.