This new Sako combo for Menat may give you flashbacks to Rose's shenanigans in Street Fighter 4

He even has enough time to sip tea while he finishes his opponent

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • December 3, 2018 at 6:17 a.m. PST

Menat has been in Street Fighter 5 now over a year, and players like FAV|Sako have been constantly putting in the work to show off what the most technical character in the game can do with her orb set ups.

The newcomer fighter is the disciple of Rose from the Street Fighter Alpha games and SF4, so it's no surprise that Menat would take a few pages out of her master's playbook... to turn the shenanigans up to 11.

Sako has become known in the community for his wild and inventive combos using Menat's V-Trigger 1 orbs, and one of his most recent may look a bit familiar to players who fought with or against Rose in the previous numbered Street Fighter.

The clip provided by HiFight shows Sako knocking down a Birdie player with sweep in an online match and then activates her V-Trigger. The top Japanese player then uses Menat's Soul Throw special to leap over Birdie on his wakeup while an orb flies at him from the front for quite the tricky set up.

This looks very reminiscent of what Rose players would do in Street Fighter 4 using the character's Ultra Combo 2, Soul Satellite, though she only gets two orbs compared to Menat's six. Same as Sako's combo here, Rose could use Soul Throw after a knock down with her orbs out to put her opponents in a very ambiguous blocking situation.

Menat's combo doesn't stop there, however, as Birdie gets hit with all six of the orbs including the fortune teller walking under him twice as he is juggled in the air. Sako even takes a rewarding sip of his drink as Birdie's remaining life drains away from Menat's Critical Art. You can check out the full clip below.


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