Here's how to avoid E. Honda's V-Trigger 1 guard crush in Street Fighter 5

Yes, it can be beaten if you throw out the proper attack

Posted by Nico 'SuperQue' Smith • August 14, 2019 at 9:06 a.m. PDT

E. Honda was part of the trio of characters to drop for Street Fighter 5 just after EVO 2019. He's already looking to be a powerful addition to the cast.

His V-Trigger 1 showcases some of his better tools gaining access to a stronger Sumo Headbutt that can guard crush, but it can also be countered.

His VT1 Headbutt combos off of any normal. It also has a hit of super armor on the startup.

The counters we look at here come courtesy of Misopandakaku .

Ryu, Zeku, Kolin, Birdie, and Zangief all have some moves that will beat out the VT1 Sumo Headbutt.

One must realize that a fully charged Sumo Headbutt can be beaten with a DP or some super armored moves.

In the video we see an E. Honda player trying to land a VT1 fully charged Sumo Headbutt set up off a hard knockdown. But all of his foes beat it out with a wake up DP or super armored attack.

Armed with this information, you should jump into the lab and see what your character can do in this scenario. Chances are if the move has super armor, it can beat out the Headbutt.


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What do you think about this? How do you think this will affect E. Honda users? Will you be using this tech?

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