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This great anti-Aegis Reflector tech for V-Shifts will save you some rounds and headaches in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 2, 2021 at 6:10 a.m. PDT • Comments: 5

Urien's Aegis Reflector remains as one of the best mixup tools in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition due to how simple it is to set up and how long it lasts though the game's newest mechanic can help mitigate some of those mirror-related headaches.

Fighting game player StopResetPlease recently released a handy, short V-Shift guide focused on how to get around countering Urien's most common setups.

Right after activating his V-Trigger, you should be able to freely V-Shift the majority of Urien's options — especially his crouching medium kick.

This should allow you to either block afterwards or use another V-Shift on the mirror to completely get out of the situation at the cost of only one bar of V-Gauge — the same as a V-Reversal except it can't be thrown.

Crouching light kick is pretty much the only way to stuff your escape attempt, so you'll still need to make an educated guess as to which move you suspect your opponent to use though it too can be beaten by simply blocking the first and V-Shifting after.

Even if you fail and get hit or get put into the left-right blender, StopResetPlease suggests that trying to use V-Shift again is a great option to not take the mix and doubly so if you land on the Reflector itself.

From my own testing though, you'll have to be wary of your spacing and timing because trying to shift too early can send you crashing into the mirror behind you, which could still work out in your favor if your opponent isn't prepared to capitalize on the quick hits.

We suggest giving StopResetPlease's anti-Aegis guide below and taking this knowledge into training mode to give you perhaps your best chance to survive the Urien mix.

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