A closer look at Poison's Cartwheel shows how she can use it to evade, launch, and combo opponents

Both fast and versatile

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 28, 2019 at 1:16 p.m. PST

We have yet another brief V-Skill 2 showcase from the official Street Fighter Twitter as Capcom gives us a few more examples of Poison performing her Cartwheel technique in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

While more casual fans are likely content with the few seconds of footage we've already seen, more invested players will appreciate the nuances this second look gives us.

Poison performs Cartwheel no less than four times in this footage, the first just by itself without the follow up launcher kick, the second as it passes through Abigail for a side switch as well as said kick, the third in the middle of a combo, and the fourth as an evasive maneuver that leads to a punish.

One of the first things we noticed about Cartwheel here is its speed. It actually looks like a fairly efficient tool for maneuvering that will most certainly lead to some nasty mix ups when Poison is close up or waiting for a downed opponent to stand.

The fact that she can use it in the middle of combos and to potentially slip around sticky situations leads us to suspect this second V-Skill may be an especially useful tool. Check it out below to see for yourself and then let us know what you think in the comments.

We've also seen these closer V-Skill 2 looks for Juri, Ryu, Ken, and Cody, so be sure to peep those if you haven't already.


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