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The King of Fighters '98 UMFE/EX Yuri

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EX Yuri is a poking and zoning character. Her normals are strong for poking and air-to-airs, and she can control both the ground and the air well. She has both grounded and air projectiles as well, which makes her zoning game strong. She also has a great all-purpose move in her stationary projectile, which can function as an anti-air to catch people trying to jump her normal projectiles, as an anti-zoning projectile reflector if people try and counter-zone her, and as a combo tool from both lights and heavies. Her close-range offense is pretty decent as well, as she has access to both an overhead and a running command grab. Her weaknesses include a lack of a meterless reversal and fairly limited combo options.

Changes from Previous Versions

98 to 98UM


  • st.C is now cancelable
  • st.D now has fewer startup frames
  • j.C now has a smaller hitbox vertically
  • nj.C's hitbox got moved up to align with the hurtbox
  • j.A is now cancelable


  • qcf+K now changed to j.qcf+K, and can now OTG
  • qcb+P now reflects projectiles
  • The sound effects of some moves were changed to their AoF2 versions


  • qcf,hcb+BD now starts up at the same speed as the regular version
  • The sound effects of some moves were changed to their AoF2 versions

98UM to 98UMFE


  • qcb+C now has less recovery, is now +3 on block



  • cl.A: Same as st.A.
  • cl.B: A low-hitting toe stomp that is cancelable. You have to be very close for those move to activate, so if the spacing isn't correct, st.B might come out.
  • cl.C: Kinda funny-looking uppercut. Hits quite high, so it can be good to stop jump-outs. Has a notable dead zone where it activates but whiffs. Unsafe on block. Cancelable.
  • cl.D: Knee to the midsection. Safer and more useful than cl.C. Cancelable.


  • st.A: A decent-ranged quick jab. Good for poking, mashing out of pressure, and stopping hops. Safe on block. Chainable and cancelable.
  • st.B: A quick high kick that's good for stopping hops and controlling space.
  • st.C: A fast hook punch. Good for ending blockstrings with because of the pushback, or to catch mashers in the corner. Cancelable, but hard to combo out of due to pushback.
  • st.D: Good for zoning and anti-airing, but has bad recovery. Has a lot of pushback on block, but can still be punished by moves that go very far very fast.


  • cr.A: Fast, safe on block, and overall very similar to st.A. Chainable and cancelable.
  • cr.B: Standard low combo starter. Has good recovery. Chainable.
  • cr.C: An uppercut with fast startup that's good for anti-airing normal jumps. Cancelable.
  • cr.D: Sweep with bad recovery but decent range. Cancelable.


  • j.A: Good for jump-ins, but has poor damage.
  • nj.A: Short-ranged elbow hook.
  • j.B: Good for jump-ins, and also has a big enough hitbox to be used as an instant overhead from a backward jump.
  • nj.B: A low, close-ranged kick.
  • j.C: A strong hammerfist. It can be performed fairly deep and is good for jumping in and starting combos with.
  • nj.C: A double-palmed attack that has limited range.
  • j.D: It can crossup, it hits deep, and it has a decent-sized hitbox.
  • nj.D: A great jumping side kick that is active for a while, which is great to be used defensively.

CD Normals

  • st.CD: Cancelable on hit, block, and whiff.
  • j.CD: Good for hop pressure due to its long blockstun.


Oni Harite: b/f+C (close)

  • Regular throw, techable. EX Yuri grabs the opponent and slaps them, sending them to the end of the screen with a soft knockdown.

Silent Nage: b/f+D (close)

  • Regular throw, techable. EX Yuri grabs the opponent, does a backflip, and kicks them to the other side of the screen with a soft knockdown.

Tsubame Otoshi: b/d/f+C/D (close, in air)

  • Air throw, not techable. EX Yuri grabs the opponent in the air and dives with them into the ground, causing them to slide to the other end of the screen with a hard knockdown.

Command Moves

En Yoku: f+B

  • Works as an overhead. Can be canceled into, but this takes away its overhead property without making it cancelable itself.
  • Can be late-cancelled so that it retains its overhead property when canceled into.

Special Moves

Saiha: qcb+A/C

  • EX Yuri creates a big energy shield in front of her. One of the most multipurpose moves in the game.
  • Has an extremely active projectile hitbox that reflects other projectiles.
  • Can used as an anti-air and as a check on grounded approaches.
  • Also functions as EX Yuri's primary meterless combo ender; A version combos from anything cancelable, while the C version only combos from heavies.
  • The C version has a lot of active frames and good range, making it an excellent meaty option. It is also plus on block even if it hits on the first active frame, making it good for pressure.

Raiouken: qcf+A/C (in air)

  • EX Yuri throws an aerial fireball diagonally downwards. This stops her momentum and makes her fall straight to the ground.
  • Excellent space-control tool.
  • Cannot be done during a backdash or step dash.
  • Can be used at almost any point during her jump arc, but the activation isn't quite low enough to be TK'ed.
  • Can hit OTG.

Ko Ou Ken: qcf+A/C

  • EX Yuri throws a normal airborne projectile straight forwards.
  • Speed varies according to the button used, A version is slower while C version is faster.
  • Good projectile for zoning, as it cannot be hopped over by most characters.
  • Both versions can only be combo-ed after heavy attacks.

Hyakuretsu Binta: hcb+B/D

  • A running command grab.
  • Good for setting up sneaky tick throws every once in a while.
  • She can create some unblockable fireballs with this command grab, thanks to the unblockable projectile glitch.

Desperation Moves

Haoh Shou Kou Ken: f,hcf+A/C

  • A version is slower than C version, but can be combo-ed into. Even so, the timing is a little tricky, so the other two DMs will be better options for combos.
  • Use this mostly for space control and counter-zoning.
  • MAX version mirrors the C version, but is bigger and does more damage.

Hien Hou'ou Kyaku: qcf,hcb+B/D

  • A ranbu DM.
  • Can combo from lights and moves forward quite a bit, so this gives her some 3-hit metered confirms.
  • Can also be used as a kinda-fast longer-range punish.
  • MAX version does more damage, and you can get an OTG j.qcf+P after it.

Shin! Chou Upper: qcfx2+A/C

  • Very high-damage DP DM.
  • Has invincibility, so it can be used as a reversal.
  • Can fail to connect fully at longer ranges, so be sure to use it only point-blank.
  • MAX version does more damage.


General Notes:

  • In any metered combo, qcf,hcb+K/qcfx2+P can be replaced with qcf,hcb+BD/qcfx2+AC for more damage if you have the resources.



cr.Bx2, cr.A/st.A, qcb+A
A very easy low confirm into a knockdown. You can switch out the qcb+A for a qcb+B/D on block, for a blockstring mixup.


(j.C/D), cl.D, qcb+C
Good damage option from a jump-in.

With Meter


cr.B, cr.A, qcf,hcb+K/qcfx2+P
qcfx2+P does more damage than qcf,hcb+K, but is liable to fall out if not done at point-blank range.


(j.C/D), cr.C, qcf,hcb+K
(j.C/D), cl.D, f,hcf+A

Strategy & Tips


External Links

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition

FAQSystemControlsGuidesChangelistMatch VideosAdvanced StrategyFrame Data & Hitboxes


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EX Characters

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