E. Honda's sweep hits both in front and behind him in Street Fighter 5 which may actually help him in cross-up situations

This could help counter someone trying to cross up

Posted by Nico 'SuperQue' Smith • August 16, 2019 at 4:24 a.m. PDT

E. Honda is one of the latest DLC for Street Fighter 5. As such, many players are trying to determine whether he will be good or not in his latest incarnation.

Something recently realized by players was that his crouching heavy kick doesn't just hit in front of him. It covers both in front and behind. What could this mean for the returning world warrior in SF5?

E. Honda already has a very good sweep that is already -9 on block. That's very good for a sweep in the game when spaced properly.

Where it gets interesting is when you see that it also covers behind him, which isn't common in SF5.

This gives the move even more utility seeing how it goes from -2 to -1 when blocked behind it. It seems like it could be used versus some characters with bad cross ups, or if you're playing the player and not the fighter, someone who can't cross up well.

What do you think of E. Honda's sweep? Do you think this will help in battle?


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