Wall bounce moves in Street Fighter 5 disable back recoveries and make for some nasty set ups

Catch your opponent slipping to tack on more damage

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 11, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. PDT

If you're playing a character in Street Fighter 5 who has a move that bounces the opponent off the wall, you may be sitting on more opportunities to deal bigger damage and not even realize it.

A recent post from Twitter user NY_Teiga pointed out that these wall bounce moves actually disable back recovery from the opponent when the effect comes into play. Cutting down the get up options to normal and none, this allows for various set ups that can and will likely catch your opponent off guard.

For some, this might be common knowledge. For others, this is yet another tool to potentially add to your arsenal — admittedly, I didn't realize this was actually a thing before, but did notice it subconsciously whenever I dropped a G combo after EX rush punch.

The idea here is that when you let the opponent bounce off the wall and don't follow up, they won't be able to use the back recovery and create space for themselves. Instead, they'll be forced to choose normal recovery (which is susceptible to meaties that are tougher to react to) or no recovery (also susceptible to meaty set ups).

Restricting an opponent's wake up options is an ideal scenario as you'll be able to make life harder for them when getting up. If your character has a wall bounce move, you can create set ups like the one from NY_Teiga using Kage's EX air Hurricane Kick or the one I found for Abigail using his EX command throw.

You'll be sacrificing a bit of damage without a follow up to your wall bounce, but the potential pay off is big as you can score meaty crush counters on players who like to hit buttons on wake up or condition them to stop doing that and go for a command throw.

Below is a list of all of the characters who can take advantage of this tech (that I know of). If there are any missing, please be sure to let me know in the comments!


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Wall bounce tech characters

• Abigail — EX command throw

• Balrog — Turn Punch (fully charged)

• G — EX command throw

• Kage — EX air Hurricane Kick

• Necalli — EX command throw

• R. Mika — Irish Whip (forward or back + MP)

• Ryu — EX Donkey Kick

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