Shang Tsung

Move List


INPUT COMMANDS
Spear Jab
1
Thigh Tear
Back+1
Serpent Stab
Down+1
Tiger Fist Crush
2
Spiritual Eruption
Back+2
Skull Collapse
Forward+2
Soaring Fist
Down+2
Sternum Breaker
3
Deception Sweep
Back+3
Rushing Spike
Forward+3
Ankle Snap
Down+3
Throat Kick
4
Dragon's Claw Gouge
Back+4
Rising Chest Kick
Forward+4
Stance Breaker
Down+4
JUMPING ATTACKS
Raining Spear
1
Crushing Palm
2
Hawk Kick
3or4
HOP ATTACKS
Soul Barrier
Up,1orUp,2
Hawk Spike
Up,3orUp,4
GETUP ATTACKS
Cinder Swipe
Up+2
Ash Flare
Up+3
FLAWLESS BLOCK ATTACKS
Cinder Swipe
Up+2
Ash Flare
Up+3
THROWS
Toward Throw
1+3+ForwardorForward+1+3
Back Throw
1+3or1+3
ROLL ESCAPES
Forward Roll Escape
Forward+Stance Switch
Away Roll Escape
Back+Stance Switch
AIR ESCAPE
(Air) Breakaway
Down+Block
MOVE DATA
DAMAGE BLOCK DAMAGE F/BLOCK DAMAGE
N/A N/A N/A
MOVE TYPE VARIATION
N/A N/A
PROPERTIES
N/A N/A
DESCRIPTION
N/A
FRAME DATA
START-UP ACTIVE RECOVERY
N/A N/A N/A
CANCEL ADVANTAGE
N/A
HIT ADVANTAGE BLOCK ADVANTAGE F/BLOCK ADVANTAGE
N/A N/A N/A

Strategy


Combos


Warlock

Shang Tsung - Warlock - Beginner Combos

Shang Tsung – Warlock – Beginner Combos


Shang Tsung - Warlock - Beginner Combos
Shang Tsung - Warlock - Advanced Combos

Shang Tsung – Warlock – Advanced Combos


Shang Tsung - Warlock - Advanced Combos

Spellmaster

Soul Eater

Shang Tsung - Soul Eater - Beginner Combos

Shang Tsung – Soul Eater – Beginner Combos


Shang Tsung - Soul Eater - Beginner Combos
Shang Tsung - Soul Eater - Advanced Combos

Shang Tsung – Soul Eater – Advanced Combos


Shang Tsung - Soul Eater - Advanced Combos

Guides


General

How to Fight Shang Tsung - Beginner Guide

How to Fight Shang Tsung – Beginner Guide


112 Shang Tsung’s is +6 on block while also having large pushback. If Shang Tsung uses Soul Steal or Far Ground Eruption after this, you will not be able to avoid them. Doing a forward dash and then Flawless Blocking the Soul Steal or Far Ground Eruption will punish Shang Tsung. This is rather difficult though so usually it’s best to continue blocking after . Punishing Gaps Dark Arts Shang Tsung’s Dark Arts string, or , can be ...
Soul Steal Frame Trap

Soul Steal Frame Trap


Shang Tsung’s is +6 on block. This creates a frame trap for Shang Tsung’s Soul Steal. The opponent cannot escape the Soul Steal, it must be blocked. Because of the pushback created by , the Soul Steal is safe against most characters. In order to punish the Soul Steal, the opponent must dash forward and perform a Flawless Block. Similarly, Shang Tsung can frame trap with Far Ground Eruption. The Far Ground Eruption cannot be escaped ...
How to Fight Shang Tsung

★ How to Fight Shang Tsung


Dark Arts Shang Tsung’s Dark Arts () string is +6 on block while also having large pushback. If Shang Tsung uses Soul Steal or Far Ground Eruption after this, you will not be able to avoid them. Doing a forward dash and then Flawless Blocking the Soul Steal or Far Ground Eruption will punish Shang Tsung. This is rather difficult though so usually it’s best to continue blocking after . In Shang Tsung’s Soul Eater variation, he ...
Shang Tsung - Advanced Guide

★ Shang Tsung – Advanced Guide


Pokes Shang Tsung has very good pokes with his and both being -2 on block. He is also one of the few characters with a 7 frame . Since his pokes have very low disadvantage on block, a lot of times you will be able to again if your poke is blocked. It can be very difficult for opponents to counterpoke on reaction because of this. To beat counterpokes, you can cancel or ...
Shang Tsung - All Gaps

Shang Tsung – All Gaps


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQowl0DJu_s Kombo Attack Gaps 112 – Flawless Block B112 – Flawless Block B2112 – Fatal Blow, Interactable F242 – Flawless Block, 6 Frame Attack B3U434 – Flawless Block, 12 Frame Attack Special Move Gaps Amplified Corpse Drop – DF3 AMP – Jump Warlock Ground Eruption – DB1 – Flawless Block, Dash Forward (Close) Spellmaster Crashing Flames – DB1 – Flawless Block Amplified Crashing Flames – DB1 AMP – Flawless Block

Warlock

Spellmaster

Soul Eater

Ninja Mixups & Pressure

Ninja Mixups & Pressure


In Shang Tsung’s Soul Eater variation, he has the ability to morph into various ninjas. This gives him access to Ermac’s Force Lift, Smoke’s Shake, Rain’s Superkick and Reptile’s Slide. Superkick On block, Superkick () is -9. However, this can be difficult to punish for many characters due to its pushback. Some characters will need to block the Superkick either standing or crouching to reduce the pushback and punish. Superkick can also be Flawless Blocked, which is ...