The King of Fighters XIII/Shen Woo

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Shen's Move List Video

Quick Combo Reference

Notes

All combos except first one

Starter = j.C, s.C, f+B indicated with ~

0 Stock, 0 Drive Gauge

Low
Anywhere
Anywhere

d.B, d.A, hcb~f+P = 161 dmg
~ qcb A.qcf A = 287 dmg
~ hcb~f+P = 298 dmg

0 Stock, 1+ Drive Gauge

Anywhere
Corner

~ qcb A.qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf A = 384 dmg
~ qcb A.qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf A, d.C = 429 dmg

1 Stock, 0 Drive Gauge

Anywhere
Corner

~ Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcf D, far D = 439 dmg
~ Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf D, qcf A, d.C = 461 dmg

1 Stock, 1 Drive Gauge

Anywhere
Corner

~ qcb A.qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf x2 P = 493 dmg
~ Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf D, qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf A, d.C = 538 dmg

2 Stock, 0+ Drive Gauge

Anywhere
Corner

~ Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcf D, qcf x2 P = 530 dmg
~ Ex hcb~f+AC, Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf D, qcf D, d.C = 550 dmg

2 Stock, 1+ Drive Gauge

Anywhere
Corner

~ Ex hcb~f+AC, qcb A.qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf A, qcf x2 P = 606 dmg
~ Ex hcb~f+AC, Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, (DC) qcf D, qcf D, d.C = 636 dmg

Gameplay Overview

If you are looking for a character that dishes out a lot of damage and is light on execution--then Shen Woo's your guy. Shen is a powerhouse kind of character that can spend small to large amounts of meter to spill out massive damage to the opponent. His combos don't require much precise execution at all, but you will need to know how to properly hit confirm well to convert a single hit into high damage.

Shen has exceptionally good normal attacks even though a few of them aren't cancellable or chainable into each other. His mixups can be a little on the weak side because of his lack of combos from a low attack (except when he has HD), but he always employ his command throw (hcb,f+P) whenever the player feels that the opponent is respecting his offensive too heavily. Shen can utilize his Geki-ken feint (qcf+C~K) to cancel out his stand CD, his crouching C, and his f+B on block to make those normals more safe and to pressure the opponent on defense. Shen also has a few answers against projectiles. He can negate them, and even phase through them with his EX Geki-Ken (qcf+AC) and his super Geki-Ken (qcf~qcf+P).

Overall, Shen is a good character for beginners and advanced players who is looking for a good anchor in their team that can deal extremely heavy damage with minimal effort and resources.

Gameplay Notes

  • Use stand A (light punch) and stand C (heavy punch) against incoming hop attacks.
  • Crouch C (heavy punch) is good for anti-airing jumps and superjumps but it has a rather skinny vertical hitbox, so be sure to use with caution.
  • Use his Tamaken Reflect (qcb+C) to negate fireballs and projectiles. His EX Geki-Ken with the Normal DM and EX version of his Tatsu Geki-Ken can phase through them and punish the opponent at the right distance.
  • For jump offense, use his jump D (heavy kick) and his jump C (heavy punch). For air-to-air, use his jump CD, but stay away from using it as a jump-in because it is vulnerable to crouching B's (light kick).

Pros

  • High damage output
  • High comeback probability factor, one of the better anchors in the game
  • Can spend little meter towards a high damage combo
  • Solid normals
  • Can deal with projectiles fairly well
  • Easy combo execution

Cons

  • Can't confirm many combos from a low attack (only HD combos, d.B > d.A > hcb~f+P, d.B > s.A > DM, etc.)
  • Non-meter anti-airing is reduced to Normals (d.C, Far C, s.A) or pre-emptive qcf Bs or qcf Ps
  • Has trouble punishing some characters moves, a lot of moves have slow start-up
  • Lacks a good crossup

Normals

Standing

s.A: 25 damage, cancellable & chainable, hits mid. A very quick, nice ranged jab. Good for stopping hops. Whiffs on crouching opponents, so be careful using it up close. 4F / +3F (startup frames / on block).

s.B: 30 damage, hits mid. A boot aimed at the lower mid-section. It is not cancellable out of anything, but you can chain it from other light normals. A good poke at close range, and you will be confirming this kick into HD activation sometimes. 7F / -1F.

s.C: 70 damage, cancellable, hits mid. This gut punch is one of the few starters to many of his combos. It's quick, safe on block. 5F / -1F.

far C: 80 damage, super cancellable, hits mid. This is another good punch that you will be using to stop incoming hops. It even has Guard Point (auto guard) which will catch some hop attacks at the right time. The range is fairly long too. You will be using this poke pretty often and you will be out of their range before most characters can do anything to whiff punish 9F / -7F.

s.D: 70 damage, cancellable, hits mid. Sort of a high knee aimed at the chin. 6F / -12F.

far D: 80 damage, hits mid. A sort of a round kick that's aimed at the midsection. Unfortunately it isn't cancellable into anything, so it can be sort of a risk to poke with this attack. The range is fairly long so you can end some juggles with this. 11F / -9F.

Crouching

d.A: 25 damage, cancellable & chainable, hits mid. Less range than his standing A, but it's still a good crouching poke that hits mid. 5F / +2F (startup frames / on block).

d.B: 30 damage, chainable, hits low. This fast crouching kick is only chainable into other normals, but it has good range for maintaining space at very close range, and a great HD starter. 5F / +2F

d.C 70 damage, cancellable (early frames only), hits mid. You can use this as an anti-air against those trying to jump-in at you in a very steep angle, but if you whiff it, you may be in trouble. It has a very skinny horizontal, so anything past his arm may cause this uppercut to miss. On close contact it's startup is faster than his cr.B, but is -13 on block if its whiffed. You can make it a bit safer on block by canceling it into his qcf+C feint. 4f / -13F

d.D 80 damage, cancellable, hits low. Shen slides his foot across the floor in front of him to sweep the opponent. -8 on block but if you use his feint after it can turn into a very decent poke. You can also cancel it on block and if its whiffs) into his qcb+A overhead or something else if you don't want to deal with its recovery frames. 8F / -8F

Jumping

j. A: 45 (40) damage, hits overhead. A jumping punch that's pointed down at around a 60 to 70 degree. If you are sloppy with your jumps and hops, it might miss on during some characters d.B's.

j. B: 45 (40) damage, hits overhead. This kick points upward around a 50 to 60 degree angle. Probably good for going ground-to-air but it might get beaten out by others jump attacks.

j. C: 72 (70) damage, hits overhead. This punch has a much more steeper angle pointed downward than the j. A. Use this for jumping in rather than the j. A. It's hitbox is fairly large too, and it hits down deep.

j. D: 70 (68) damage, hits overhead. A pretty cool long ranged kick that has 60 degree angle with a decent sized hitbox too. Use this for zoning in mid range against characters trying to hop in at you from a distance, and for jump-ins too.

Blowback Attack

CD: 75 damage, whiff and hit cancellable, hits mid. Fast shoulder shove that can even be used to stop incoming hops because of its fat sized and great horizonal ranged hitbox. You use the startup animation to kara cancel some moves like his hcb~f+P, or his qcf+A for example. If its blocked, you can qcf+C feint afterwards to give him some advantage and continue pressure. 14F / -1F (startup frames / on block)

j. CD: 90 (80), hits mid. A really, really nice jump CD that has a good size hitbox which can beat a lot of jumpins air-to-air if the opponents jump attack doesn't have a good horizontal hitbox. Be careful jumping in with this, it can whiff and be punished during your opponent's crouching B (light kick).

GCCD: 10 damage, hits mid. Guard Cancel Blowback Attack. It looks like his st.CD but has more negative frames on block, so try not to use this against jump attacks, they may be safejumping against you.

Throw

Kokakugeki = (b/f+C/D) close 33+33+40 damage, can be broken. Shen headbutts the opponent 3 times making them fall face down. You can choose to fake them out with a sweep free-canceled into his qcb+A overhead, roll over their fallen body to create an ambiguous roll okizeme setup (hold forward to wake up on the other side, or stay neutral to wake up in front of them) or hit them with a meaty jump-in, empty jump into a low or bait a reversal, etc.

Command Moves

Fusenkyaku = (f+B) 65 damage, cancellable, hits mid. His forward kick to the gut from the previous version. It has good reach, cancelable by itself, best move to activate HD with and perfect to be used in most of is combos. 16F / -2F (startup frames / on block).

Special Moves

Geki-Ken = (qcf+A/C) - Swinging punch that lunges forward. It has good startup and recovery for his A version. and is one of the more abusable move in his repertoire. It's relatively safe (-3F) when blocked and is perfect to stop hopping opponents. It is a little difficult to use the C version sometimes because it cannot be comboed into, so it's best to use it partially charged to catch opponents on the defense off-guard. Ex qcf+P travels farther, starts up about the same as qcf+A, and has full body invincibility frames that help him go through projectiles. It's a great reversal as long as you are mindful that he travels forward quickly. 15F/21F/16F, -3F/-6F/-8F.

(EX) = qcf+AC

- Drive/Super cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 65/60/100


Gekiken (Charged) = (qcf+C) There are 3 levels of charge: first you barely hold it (similar to a quick Gekiken Feint). Does 80 damage and it has the best recovery of them all (-1F). The second level is slightly longer and you can see Shen visibly shake--85 damage (-3F). The last level, full charge, you have to hold for 1 second and it will automatically release. It mimics his DM with a flash and does 200 damage. It has a deceivingly good vertical hitbox and crumples grounded opponent upon connection. Guarding a fully charged punch leads to only taking away 50% on majority of the cast, while taking 40% on characters like Ralf, Clark, Daimon, etc. -/-/58F, -1F/-3F/-8F

- Drive/Super cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 80/85/200


Gekiken Feint = During Gekiken (Charge) press K

This feint can be used for three purposes. First purpose is against a defending opponent to constantly give them the possibility that a normal or even partially charged qcf+C may be released at anytime. During the feint you can also AB roll which can save you against something harmful coming at you at the last moment you decide to feint. The second purpose is building meter. Doing the qcf+C by itself gives you meter, but when you feint you gain the same amount without having to openly whiff the punch. The third and last purpose is to cancel some of Shen's normals on block to give them less recovery and more frame advantage; making them a bit more safer. The only normal you cannot cancel into the feint is standing and down B. This can be very useful for Shen's offense, granting him a bit more movement and pressure against a blocking opponent.

A video example of TC Chris KOF's Shen using feints for offensive pressure


Fuku Tora Geki = (qcb+A) - Two-parter starting with his double hand overhead then swinging back upwards launches the opponent for a low juggle (can be Super Canceled (SC'd) into his qcf x2 + A/C DM). It retains its overhead properties despite being in a block string; however, it is not safe when blocked if your opponent has a fast countering move. Shen doesn't have a conventional overhead from a command normal so use this Special occasionally for mix-ups. It should be noted, if you're planning to use a Drive to SC off the hammer, you might as well [DC] into his qcf D before juggling into the DM--it's free 70 damage. EX version juggles opponents higher (high enough to connect his qcf x2 + A/C DM). 18F / -16F

(EX) = qcb+AC

- Hit Detection: Overhead

- Damage: 60/70


∟ Kanyuu Ryugeki = (qcf+A) - Second part of the Fuku Tora Geki. This move is not safe if blocked. - / -17F

- Drive/Super cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 50/76


Tenrenken = (qcf+K) - Lunges forward with a sliding grounded uppercut. Must be used pre-emptively for anti-air but it rewards you for a juggle (Ex qcf+P / DM). B version can be combo into but the recovery is worse (-7F). D version is too slow to combo into but recovers better (-2F). Ex version is much more useful, does an added hit and allows for juggles but is not the anti-air move that you would expect. Follow up with a qcf + D for juggles. 14F/17F/15F, -7F/-2F/-7F


(EX) = qcf+BD

- Drive/Super cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 50/70/50+55


Tamaken = (hcb~f+P) - Command throw which combos off his f.B chain and even his light attacks if he's close enough. Without any drive canceling or super canceling, this is his strongest comboable special (even slightly stronger than Shen Woo Hammer). The move can be SC'd or DC'd. It can be kara-canceled from his stand CD for more range. Ex version starts up faster, has full invincibility, and crumples the opponent which allows for jugglable followups like DM, qcb A.qcf A, or qcf+BD. Using Shen's Hammer Special on a crumple state opponent (like after Ex Slap) will launch the opponent higher. 5F/3F


(EX) = hcb~f+AC

- Drive/Super cancellable

- Hit Detection: Close

- Damage: 120


Tamaken Deflect = (qcb+C) - Reflects incoming projectile. You can cancel the ending frames into any move however the most practical one is C Shen Woo Punch Lite and cancel if needed.

Desperation Moves

Tatsu!! Gekiken! = (qcfx2+P) - Buffed up version of his of Shen Woo Punch Lite. It does good damage and is invincible after startup. Ex version is much faster. You can try to use this as a last ditch anti-air attack against full or half screen jumps, but there is an extremely high chance that the opponent may safejump it, if you perform it too early or too late. If you whiff this DM or if its blocked, Shen is completely open for punishment. 11F/8F, -20F/-17F

(EX) = qcfx2+AC

- Max cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 220/320


Bakuten = (C,A,B,C) 2 stocks - Causes Shen Woo to explode and glow yellow like SSJ. The explosion itself does about 312 dmg which includes his increased attacked damage of 30% while in this mode and he also increases his defense by 17%. Note: In the Bakuten mode you do not build drive or stocks for yourself. 3F/-28F

- Max cancellable

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 240

Neomax

Tensho Bakushingeki = (qcf~hcb+AC) - Fast chase down punisher. Shen glides across the screen and activates an upwards punch sending a blast upwards. Projectile invincible and slides underneath most moves. Punishable if whiffed or blocked. A good finisher to a majority of his HD combos. 15F / -30F.

- Hit Detection: Mid

- Damage: 200+250

Combos

Assuming you start each combo with j.C, s.C, f.B, here's a guide to use which combo to use under which circumstance (Note: Many of these combos were written in the arcade v1.1 days. With that said, the majority of them, if not all, still work):


No stock or Drive guage -

~qcb A.qcf A (287dmg)

~hcb~f+P (298dmg)

corner qcf D, s.C (~311dmg)


1 stock, no Drive guage -  

~qcf x2 +P (~383dmg)

~Ex qcf K, j.CD (~353dmg)

~Ex qcb P.qcf A, j.CD (~379dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, far D (~439dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcb A.qcf A (~412dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, hyperhop C (~432dmg


1 stock, 1+ Drive gauge

~qcb A.qcf A [DC] qcf D, qcf x2 +A = (493 dmg)

~Ex hcb~f+AC, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf D, (corner) d.C (519dmg)

corner ~hcb~f+P, [DC] qcf D, qcf x2 +P = (519 dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf D, (corner) d.C (527dmg)

corner ~Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf D, qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, d.C (538dmg)


2 stock, 0 Drive gauge

corner ~qcf D, CABC (~504dmg)

~Ex hcb~f+P, qcf x 2 +P (~474dmg)

~Ex qcb P.qcf A, qcf x 2 +P (~484dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcf D, qcf x 2 +P = (530 dmg)


2 stock, 1+ Drive gauge

~qcb A.qcf A [DC] qcf A, CABC (553 dmg)

~Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, qcf x2 +P DM (602dmg)

corner qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, CABC (586dmg)

~Ex hcb~f+AC, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, qcf x2 +P DM (606dmg)


3 stock, 1+ Drive gauge

~Ex qcf K, qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, Ex qcfx2 + P DM (649dmg)

~Ex hcb~f+AC, qcb A.qcf A, [DC] qcf D, qcf A, Ex qcf x2 +P DM (666dmg)


Naturally, should use HyperDrive if you have two Drive gauges, so the rest are non-Drive gauge combos:

2 stocks -

Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, qcf x2+P DM (~530dmg)


3 stocks -

Ex qcf+P, Ex qcf x2 + P (~537dmg)

Ex hcb~f+P, Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, qcf x2+P DM (~605dmg)

corner  Ex qcb A.qcf A, qcf D, qcf B, CABC (~608dmg)


4 stocks -

Ex hcb~f+P, Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, Ex qcf x2+P DM (~665dmg)

corner Ex hcb~f+P, Ex qcf K, qcf D x2, qcf B, CABC (~674dmg)


5 stocks -

Ex hcb~f+P, Ex qcf K, qcf D, Ex qcf P, Ex qcf x2+P DM (~685dmg)

corner Ex hcb~f+P, Ex qcf K, qcf D Ex qcf P, qcf B, CABC (~694dmg)


HyperDrive

(Note: Many of these combos were written in the arcade v1.1 days. With that said, the majority of them, if not all, still work but the damages will be slightly varied. This is due to minor changes in special damages like his qcf C does 60 instead of 70 and the max scaling for DMs has dropped from 50% to 40% now. All damages reflect console changes.)

There are so many variations to his HyperDrive combos (HD) so it's really about picking your own poison.  Fortunately, all his (Ex) DMs juggles so SCing/MCing isn't a problem.  


If you don't like the fancy stuff then do the 4 stock:

(1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBA-z3zY1qQ)

  • j.D, s.C, f.B, HD s.C, f.B, C.A.B.C, MC qcf~hcb+AC is already ~977dmg (if you add a qcf+A [HDC]... before the CABC the damage is 980)


If you like to conserve stocks:

(2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YThw1ultk_U#t=0m24)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, [HDC] C, [HDC] D, qcf D, qcf B, Bakuten (C.A.B.C) (2 stocks, 791dmg)


(2c) NEW Wall-to-Wall! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wug_FR9UDtc#t=4m50)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C (charge slightly), [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcb A(whiff).qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C (charge slightly), [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, qcf B, CABC (2 stocks, 775 dmg)


(3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTE1nyR0IF8)

  • j.D, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, Ex hcb~f+P, qcb A.qcf A, [i] delay[/i] [HDC] qcf+D, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] D, qcf D, qcf B, CABC[/url] (3 stocks, HD, 841dmg)


(4) Made popular by Haregoro's white Shen from the KCE vids: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl86pDdUGlE)

  • s.C/d.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, ([HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, qcf A) x3, CABC. (2 stocks 773dmg / 777dmg if you do Ex qcf x2+AC instead)


(9) j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, hcb~f+P, [HDC] (qcf A, [HDC] qcf D) x4, qcf x2+P DM, [MC] NM (3 stocks, 990dmg)


4 stocks 100%:

(5) j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, ([HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C [charge half a sec]) x2, qcf D x2, CABC, [MC] qcf~hcb+AC


(2b) arcade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YThw1ultk_U#t=0m36)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, CABC, Ex qcf x2 +AC


(6) corner j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, hcb~f+P, CABC, [MC] qcf~hcb+AC NM (Non-corner, delay [MC] as much as possible)


100% combos 4 stocks

arcade (5b) j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C [charge half a sec], [HDC] qcf D, CABC, Ex qcf x2+P DM


(5c) arcade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ4Ycz5RsPA#t=0m09)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcf A, [HDC] qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, CABC, [MC] qcf~hcb+AC NM.


Special 100%

(6b) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWMFqrGXypI) 4leaf's Shen 4 hit 100% combo.

  • (Corner and in HD) qcf C (fully charged), CABC, [MC] qcf~hcb+AC NM


Fullscreen wall carries

(7a) arcade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wug_FR9UDtc#t=4m50)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcb A (whiffs).qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C (charge slightly), [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, qcf B, CABC (2 stocks 813dmg)


(7c) j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcb A (whiffs).qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [MC] qcf~hcb+AC NM (2 stock 813dmg)


(7b) arcade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YThw1ultk_U)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, [HDC] qcb A (whiffs).qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, CABC (2 stocks 779dmg)


KOF XIII - No. 17's Shen 1 stock 799dmg arcade HD combo

(8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQgoRtTYlA)

  • j.C, s.C, f.B, HD, s.C, f.B, qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, [HDC] qcf C, [HDC] qcf D, qcb A.qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf A, [HDC] qcf D, qcf D, qcf x2+P DM

Tips

Frame Traps and Links

  • (L) = Link, can be a frame trap as well.
  • "(n) frame gap" = The amount of frames that opponent has to counter a frame trap.

1. st. A > cl. C - 2 frame gap between st. A and cl. C. St. A whiffs on crouching opponents, except on Daimon, Raiden, and Maxima.

2. st. A > cr. C (L) - 1 frame gap between st. A and cr. C. St. A whiffs on crouching opponents , except on Daimon, Raiden, and Maxima.

3. st. A > cl. D - 3 frame gap between st. A and cl. D. St. A whiffs on crouching opponents, except on Daimon, Raiden, and Maxima.

4. cr. A > cl. C - 3 frame gap between cr. A and cl. C.

5. cr. A > cr. C (L) - 2 frame gap between cr. A and cr. C.

6. cr. A > cl. D - 4 frame gap between cr. A and cl. D.

7. cr. B > cl. C - 3 frame gap between cr. B and cl. C.

8. cr. B > cr. C (L) - 2 frame gap between cr. B and cr. D.

9. cr. B > cl. D - 4 frame gap between cr. B and cl. D.

10. tip of qcf+D (+2 on block) > st. A - 2 frame gap between tip of qcf+D (+2 on block) and st. A. St. A whiffs on crouching opponents, except on Daimon, Raiden , and Maxima.

11. tip of qcf+D (+2 on block) > cr. B - 3 frame gap between tip of qcf+D (+2 on block) and cr. B.

Note - Ways to set up "tip of qcf+D (+2 on block)":

A. Blocked (cl. C, qcf+D): This is not a true block string. The opponent has time to any invincible reversal or roll to not block the tip of qcf+D. Use this string cautiously.

B. Blocked (cr. D, qcf+D): This is not a true block string. The opponent has time to any invincible reversal or roll to not block the tip of qcf+D. Use this string cautiously.

C. Blocked (close st. CD, qcf+D): This is a true block string.

Strategies

Far Range

Mid Range

Close Range

Cornered Opponent

Cornered

With No Meter/No Drive

With 1+ Meter/No Drive

With No Meter/50%-100% Drive

With 1+ Meter/50%-100% Drive

Best Team Position?

Character Matchups

Andy Bogard

Ash Crimson

Athena Asamiya

  • Athena can only punish Shen's qcf+C Level 2 charge (which is -3F on block) and qcf+A (-3F) with her Ex hcf+P command throw or Ex DM. Shen's qcf+C Level 1 charge, however, is -1F on block--you can only normal throw it.
  • Shen's blockstring of cl.C, f+B, qcf+D (-2F on block) cannot punish with hcf+AC EX command throw, however f+B into qcf+D is not a true blockstring.

Benimaru Nikaido

  • Beni's command grab is 1F so unless you time his qcf+C level 1 charge punch (-1F on block) on the tip (non Ex command grab has a short range), you're going to get punished. Don't be afraid to DM thru Beni's qcf+K, qcb+P, or qcf+P if they whiff; time it right and you'll score a counter wall bounce. You can only punish qcf+K on block with his DM (Ex qcf+P isn't fast enough); Beni recovers too fast after qcf+P for Shen's DM to punish.

Billy Kane

Chin Gentsai

Clark Still

Duo Lon

Elisabeth Branctorche

  • Quickly punish Elisabeth's dp+AC on block with qcfx2+AC.

Goro Daimon

Hwa Jai

Iori Yagami (Claw)

Iori Yagami (Flame)

Joe Higashi

K'

Kim Kaphwan

  • Punish Kim's qcb+D with sweep (down D), standing C, qcf A, qcfx2+P, qcfx2+AC, or NeoMax (qcf~hcb AC)
  • Kim's air qcb+B can be punished on block with Shen's down C, or his hcb~f P command grab. His air qcb+D is a bit more safer on block so its only a good to use his command grab on block.

King

Kula Diamond

Kyo Kusanagi (XIII)

Kyo Kusanagi (NESTS)

  • Shen can't punish his qcf+A alone, but any of this other rekka follow ups can be punished with his supers. He has difficulty punishing them to hit confirm into a combo, but a lot of his far normals (and crouching B) may hit if time correctly. Kyo's qcf+A, qcf+A rekka string can be punished by quickly dashing in with d.C or s.C into f+B
  • His qcf+C is rather safe too, but not against Shen's qcfx2+AC, hcb~f+AC, or his crouching B. His hcb+C follow-up rekka is hard to punish too, but his qcfx2+P and his Neomax can punish it.

Leona Heidern

Mai Shiranui

Mature

Maxima

Raiden

Ralf Jones

Robert Garcia

Ryo Sakazaki

Saiki

Shen Woo

Sie Kensou

Takuma Sakazaki

  • Takuma's db~f+B on block can be punished with Shen's cl.C up close, but it's harder to punish at it's max distance, though. Try using cr.B or stand B to punish it on block at its farthest distance.
  • Takuma's db~f+D on block is much more easier to punish with Shen's normals than the B (light kick) version at any distance.
  • It's very hard to punish Takuma's db~f+BD at any distance, but you can try a hcb,f+P or EX hcb,f+AC if the opponent doesn't press any buttons after it's blocked.

Mr. Karate

Terry Bogard

Vice

Yuri Sakazaki

  • Yuri's hcb+BD at very close range on block can be punished with a sweep, or a quickly executed qcfx2+AC. At farther ranges, Shen's qcfx2+AC can hit Yuri right after she bounces back into a standing position.

Move Metadata

Move Damage Stun Startup On Guard Remarks
s.A 25 3 4 +3
d.A 25 3 5 +2
far A 25 3 4 +3
j.A 45 3 6 -
h.A 40 3 6 -
s.B 30 3 7 -1
d.B 30 3 5 +2
far B 30 3 7 -1
j.B 45 3 5 -
h.B 40 3 5 -
s.C 70 7 5 -1
d.C 70 7 4 -13
far C 80 7 9 -7 Has autoguard
j.C 72 7 6 -
h.C 70 7 6 -
s.D 80 7 6 -12
d.D 80 7 8 -8
far D 80 7 11 -9
j.D 70 7 8 -
h.D 68 7 8 -
s.CD 75 10 14 -1
j.CD 90 8 12 -
h.CD 80 8 12 -
f+B 65 6 16 -2
Normal Throw = f/b+C/D 100 0 1 - Hard knockdown
GCCD 4 0 13 -15
A Geki-ken = qcf+A 65 8 15 -3
C Geki-Ken = qcf+C 60 10 21 -6
C Geki-ken Charge 1 = qcf+[C] 80 10 - -1 Cancel animation 6, immediate cancel, entire animation 13
C Geki-ken Charge 2 85 14 - -3
C Geki-ken Charge 3 200 20 78(58) -8 Freeze frames 20
Fukkogeki = qcb+A 60 6 18 -16
→Kanyuu Ryugeki = qcf+A 50 4 - -17
B Tenrenken = qcf+B 50 8 14 -7
D Tenrenken = qcf+D 70 6 17 -2
Tamaken = hcb,f+P 120 0 5 - Whiff 38
Tamaken Deflect = qcb+C 0 0 - - Complete animation 36
EX Geki-ken = qcf+AC 100 0 16 -8
EX Fukkogeki = qcb+AC 70 0 18 -20
:EX Kanyuu Ryugeki = qcf+AC 80 4 - -14
EX Tenrenken(1) = qcf+BD 50 0 15 -
EX Tenrenken(2) 55 0 - -7
EX Tamaken = hcb,f+AC 120 0 3 - Whiff 37
Zetsu Gekiken = qcfx2+P 220 0 40(11) -20 Freeze 29
EX Zetsu Gekiken = qcfx2+AC 320 0 37(8) -17 Freeze 29
Bakushin = C, A, B, C 240 0 62(3) -28 Freeze 59
Tenshou Bakushingeki (1) = qcf~hcb+AC 200 0 45(15) - Freeze 30
Tenshou Bakushingeki (2) 250 0 - -30

Videos

Juicy Bits - Shen


Practical CMV vol 1 Shen


Shen Hit Boxes


Persona's Shen combo video revisit


Shen's Safe Jump Setups

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVi7GAEftrA (from 7:50 to 9:10)

  • Credit to AmedoS310
  • Credit to GuttsCL

Evo Top 3 player Verna Compilation

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Characters

Andy BogardAsh CrimsonAthena AsamiyaBenimaru NikaidoBilly KaneChin GentsaiClark StillDuo LonElisabeth BranctorcheEX IoriGoro DaimonHwa JaiIori YagamiJoe HigashiK'Kim KaphwanKingKula DiamondKyo KusanagiLeona HeidernMai ShiranuiMatureMaximaMr. KarateNESTS KyoRaidenRalf JonesRobert GarciaRyo SakazakiSaikiShen WooSie KensouTakuma SakazakiTerry BogardViceYuri Sakazaki