The smartest Street Fighter 5 Abigail play you'll see all week

Using Rashid's tornado against him for a tricky cross up? Genius

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 11, 2017 at 10:52 a.m. PDT

This set up is just... wow. The level of awareness and positioning need for it is pretty spectacular.

So, in Street Fighter 5 Abigail has the ability to reflect projectiles while in V-Trigger. By fully charging his back + heavy punch, the big brute will swat the oncoming projectile back at his opponent, shifting control of the projectile over to Abigail.

This just so happens to work with Rashid's giant V-Trigger tornado.

During their latest stream, the Topanga TV crew went up against an online Abigail player who happened to be stormKUBO, a fellow top-level Japanese player. HiFight captured a clip in which KUBO's Abigail reflects Rashid's oncoming tornado and transitions into a very tricky mix up.

As we see in the GIF, Abigail hits the oncoming Rashid by utilizing the armor on back + heavy punch. As he hits Rashid, the punch also happens to make contact with the tornado, reflecting it back into the opposite direction.

KUBO spotted the reflect, and instead of going for a big combo cancelled into Abigail's EX run. Using his overhead kick option, KUBO sailed over the downed Rashid, making it so that when he got up, he would be forced to block the tornado in the opposite direction.

The play was so smart, in fact, that you can even see the top players in the room reacting. Check it out by clicking the image below.


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