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Sonya Blade Official Combo Guide V.1

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Sonya Blade Combos




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Notation Guide
1=Square
2=Triangle
3=X
4=Circle
Amplify =R1
Cancel =XX

DC = Dash Cancel

Note: This Combo thread will START off only focusing on her 2 TOURNAMENT variations. Those Names are No Holds Barred & Ring Master. If you are unsure what moves to equip for tournament Sonya, I will list them briefly below. For anyone confused about dash cancelling, you are able to cancel your dash into any attack. This allows Sonya to dash cancel midscreen for easier conversions!





No Holds Barred
Low Kounter -BD3 (Amplify +R1)
Standing Kounter -DB3 (Amplify)
(Air)Ops Drop Down +R1 (Will Krushing Blow IF IT CONNECTS BY ITSELF)




Ring Master
(Air)Energy Ring Downward -BF2 D+R1
K.A.T. Orbital Drop -DB4
K.A.T. Orbital Drop Close -DB4,Back
K.A.T. Orbital Drop Far -DB4,Forward
K.A.T. Orbital Drop Very Far- DB4,Up





No Holds Barred Combos

Universal

Punish/Getting a hit
134 xx BF2 - 22% / 25%(Amplified) Switches Sides
Unless You Amplify
134 xx BF4 -19% / 23%(Amplified) Switches Sides When Amplified





Midscreen BnB's


Meter


B123:
B123 dc F4,333 xx DB2 Amplify ,F4 1+3 ,22222- 37% Damage Ender
B123 dc F4, 333 xx DB2 Amplify,F4 1+3- 35% Restand Ender


Meterless


B123:
B1 23 dc F4, 134 xx BF2 - 33% Damage Ender (Will Switch Sides Unless You Amplify)
B123 dc F4, 134 xx BF4 -30% Damage Ender



B14:
B14 xx BF1 - 15% Mix Up Option
B14 xx BF4 - 16% Mix Up Option

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USE THESE TO KEEP YOUR OPPONENT HONEST!



Corner




Meterless


B123:
B123, 3, 3, 134 xx BF4 -34% Damage Ender

You CAN substitute BF3 for BF2 for 2% more damage but be advised it switches sides


B124:
Note: Midscreen METERLESS B124 Combos are the same in the corner.




Metered

B123 3,3,134 xx DB2 Amplify, 333,D4 -43% Damage Ender
B123 3,3,134 Amplify, F4 1+3 -40% Restand Ender




B124:

B124 xx BF2 Amplify-25% Mix Up Option






Ring Master Combos


Midscreen combos are the same as Universal & No Hold Barred


Note: Ring Master gives Sonya access to the ability to dash cancel her Energy Ring & allows her to have a completely unreactable 50/50 in the corner. This is essential to learning this character at the highest level and will take practice to learn. Here is a video in depth on the subject and how to do it properly.



Corner

B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold, dc 134 xx DB2-31% /BNB
B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold, dc 134 xx DB2 Amplify, 333,D4-40%/Oki
B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold,dc 134 xx DB2 Amplify,F4 1+3-37% /Restand
B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold,dc xx B123,3,3,134 xx DB2-43%/BNB
B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold,dc B123,3,3,134 xx DB2 Amplify 333,D4-50%/Oki
B14 xx BF1 Amplify Hold,dc B123,3,3,134 xx DB2 Amplify,F4 1+3-47%/Restand







Krushing Blow Combos

Midscreen

Air Control(You Have To Hit This Move By Itself As Punish/Kounter For KB)


DB2 Amplify, dc F4 ,134 xx BF4 -41% Oki Ender


DB2 Amplify,F4 1+3 -30% Restand Ender
[Use 2222 after 1+3 for 5% more damage]


DB2 Amplify, F4,dc 134 xx BF1 -43% Damage Ender







General Gameplan
As Sonya, you are given access to very powerful mixups using her B123 and B14 strings respectively. While strong, B1 starts off as a high, so you must be careful when playing someone who knows this. Highs can be ducked and punished with usually low pokes and occasionally D2(which gives them a KB). I believe the Sonya player MUST enforce neutral with her Energy Ring first. That's right. Her projectile. Its super fast, trades well, and has a KB attached to it for very good damage. It can keep your opponent honest in space and gives Sonya that ability to contest in ranges she could not usually do. Furthermore, if you come across someone who knows the MU and they are constantly mashing you out of your 50/50, PLEASE USE F3. It's 18f yes i now, but it gives her a +31 knockdown AND it low crushes a lot of D4's, D3's, and mashing D2 users. If you find yourself being mashed on after you hit D3, make sure to practice your Jailing timing because all of her low pokes guarantee a B1 on HIT. You can also use F4 against mashers as well up close as it is 10f and leaves the opponent standing should you choose not to extend the string.
 
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EDIT:STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES. created the thread to acoid duplicates. If u have combos pls post em here!! ill try my best to organize it in a simple manner that can include all variation stuff!
 

Eldagrin

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Her combo damage is fantastic, and it’s good meterless too so you can be pretty liberal with your meter useage. I was just messing around in training before class and in the corner b123 33 134 EX db2 333 EX bf2 is around 441 damage iirc and keeps them in the corner, but I can double check when I get out of class.
 

Eldagrin

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B123 f4 134 bf2 is 336 damage and leaves them close to you midscreen, but side switches. If you end in EX bf2 it does 357 damage and throws them far away from you same side. On Kronika’s hourglass it leaves you standing right on top of them in the corner from starting position.

134 xx bf2 is her fastest punish at 7f, does 228 and side swaps, keeps you close to them though.
134 xx bf4 does does 195 and keeps you same side and close.
134 xx EX bf2 does 252, keeps you same side, but throws them away from you.

134 xx EX db2 xx 134 EX bf2 does 352 for 2 bars in the corner as a 7f punish.
B14 xx bf4 combos midscreen for 168. The 4 in b14 is also hit confirmable, but it’s really tight.
 
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B123 - dash - F4 - 333 - Db2 AMP - F4 1+3 - 352 midscreen restand
B123 - dash - F4 - 333 - Db2 AMP - F4 - db4 - overhead drone setup

Had a little lab time before work :)
Can't wait till I have more time to play .... Wish the game came out before Easter when I had a few days off :) :) :)
 
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Edmund

Kitana & Skarlet
I am now an ex Kitana player and have switched to Sonya bc of kombos.

I am loving corner shenanigans with b123 33 333 db1 Amp 33 Asswhoopin

I haven’t found much use for her KB energy air rings, but you can combo into it with b123 marching air orders (JI D4) bf1 AMP
 

Eldagrin

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Corner : b123 33 333 db2MB 333 bf4 = 400.51
You can use ass whooping but it needs a slightly different timing for the 333 (or you can use the same but only 33) but you need to MB it to keep the opponent in the corner.
Nice find, you can also replace the first 333 with 134 and it will get you 415.41 damage instead of 400.51.
 

Dedlock

Noob
The problem is without b+1, 2,3 she has little else to get these results. Opponents are already anticipating and blocking the string.

I wish she had her military stance khartwheel overhead to cancel into.
 
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Eldagrin

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The problem is without b+1, 2,3 she has little else to get these results. Opponents are already anticipating and blocking the string.

I wish she had her military stance khartwheel overhead to cancel into.
b14 is a mix-up with only a 1f difference between the OH and the low, so if you really want to mix you can do that. She also has pretty damn solid staggers, so throwing people is also pretty good for opening people up.
 

Vslayer

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The problem is without b+1, 2,3 she has little else to get these results. Opponents are already anticipating and blocking the string.

I wish she had her military stance khartwheel overhead to cancel into.
You can mix them up with B1,4, you get decent damage from ending it with the leg takedown and using a bar. Or doing 1,3,4 + leg takedown.
 

marietta1200

Best Coast
What is a "stagger"?
When you don’t input the whole string on block and your opponent expects the whole thing so continues to block after you cut the string short, allowing you to follow up with more offense. Characters have “solid staggers” if they have relatively low minus frames for their string starters and/or standing attacks.
 

SaltShaker

In Zoning We Trust
So I'm going Midscreen with this off the B12---


B123, F4, 333, DB2 EX, F4 1+3 2222. Mash out the twos and it comes out easier during combos. 378 1 bar midscreen damage. If you mess up the 2222 portion (I'm currently at about 7/10 effective, will be 100% with more practice) you leave them standing with 352 damage. Is this top optimal damage midscreen?
 

LawAbidingCitizen

Bomb Setups & Ball Rolls(Mileena/Cyrax)
Sonya Tournament Variation 1

Midscreen Without Krushing Blows:

B123, 333 ~ DB2+Amp, 33 ~ BF4/BF2 32-34%
134 ~ BF4/BF2 22-26% (Amp vs meterless)

B234<hold>D is my favorite fake out, you can Immediately cancel into B123 combos or go for 134 low starter into ender and she also has the option to fake out into low/high parry with is mad good.

Overall I feel Sonya is very well rounded while staying honest.

Corner:
42-44% in corner with bar:
B123, 33, 134~DB4-Amp, 33~BF4(to stay in corner) BF2-Amp to stay in corner with additional 2-4%

Midscreen KB:
40% midscreen off D2 KB 333 ~ DB2-Amp, 33 ~ BF4/2.
 

LawAbidingCitizen

Bomb Setups & Ball Rolls(Mileena/Cyrax)
So I'm going Midscreen with this off the B12---


B123, F4, 333, DB2 EX, F4 1+3 2222. Mash out the twos and it comes out easier during combos. 378 1 bar midscreen damage. If you mess up the 2222 portion (I'm currently at about 7/10 effective, will be 100% with more practice) you leave them standing with 352 damage. Is this top optimal damage midscreen?
I think it's close to optimal for BnBs midscreen without KB. I'm getting 40-44% with D2 KB into 333.
 
Here's some of what I've been working on. I'm still trying to work out what's optimal, but mostly wanted to focus on her 134 and b123/b14 strings since it seems they'll see lots of use. I also tried to flesh out combos from her main extensions, db2 AMP & air throw AMP.

~ b134 Starter ~
  • b134 xx bf4 (195.66)
  • b134 xx bf2 (228.14, side switch)
  • b134 xx bf4 AMP (236.27)
  • b134 xx bf2 AMP (252.51)
  • Special Mention:
    • b134 xx bf1 whiff (130.68)
    • b134 xx bf1 AMP whiff (2nd ring hits for 240 w/ KB, 70 w/o KB)
    • Useful for traps?
~ b123 Starter ~
  • b123, fjd+3/4, f214 (268.61)
  • b123, fjd+3/4, f21 xx bf2 (293.84, side switch)
  • b123, dash f4, 134 xx bf4 (308.80)
  • b123, dash f4, 134 xx bf2 (336.73, side switch)
  • b123, dash f4, 134 xx bf4 AMP (343.74, side switch)
  • b123, dash f4, 134 xx bf2 (357.68, corner carry)

Air Energy Rings (bf1 in air)
  • b123, fj2 xx bf1 (207.37)
  • b123, fjd+3/4 xx bf1 (218.24)
  • b123, fjd+3/4 xx bf1 AMP (346.79 w/ KB, 253.26 w/o KB)
  • b123, fj2 xx bf1 AMP (366.57 w/ KB, 250.73 w/o KB)
~ Combo Extensions ~

Ops Drop (d1+3 AMP in air)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 (251.02, close)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f41+3 (280.94, restand to neutral)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f4, 113 (305.76, slide KND oki, corner carry)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f41+322 (316.25, oki)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f4 13 xx bf4 (327.84, close)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f4, 13 xx bf2 (349.08, side switch)
  • b123, fj2 xx d1+3 AMP, f4, 13 xx bf2 AMP (365.02)
Air Control (db2 AMP)
  • b123, f4 xx db2 AMP, f41+3 (286.04, restand to neutral)
  • b123, fj2 xx db2 AMP, f214 (307.00, far)
  • b123, fj2 xx db2 AMP, f21 xx bf4 (311.65, close)
  • b123, f4 xx db2 AMP, f41+322 (317.00, oki)
  • b123, f4 xx db2 AMP, f21 xx bf2 (330.28, side switch)
  • b123, f4 xx db2 AMP, f21 xx bf2 AMP (344.24)
 

Rex24

There are no bad seeds, only bad men
Sonya Tournament Variation 1

Midscreen Without Krushing Blows:

B123, 333 ~ DB2+Amp, 33 ~ BF4/BF2 32-34%
134 ~ BF4/BF2 22-26% (Amp vs meterless)

B234<hold>D is my favorite fake out, you can Immediately cancel into B123 combos or go for 134 low starter into ender and she also has the option to fake out into low/high parry with is mad good.

Overall I feel Sonya is very well rounded while staying honest.

Corner:
42-44% in corner with bar:
B123, 33, 134~DB4-Amp, 33~BF4(to stay in corner) BF2-Amp to stay in corner with additional 2-4%

Midscreen KB:
40% midscreen off D2 KB 333 ~ DB2-Amp, 33 ~ BF4/2.
B234 is a bad string, as soon as you see the b2 come out, you can poke her out of any follow up. You can even parry any followup.
 

SaltShaker

In Zoning We Trust
Anyone know what the optimal AA S1 or S3 combo is?

So far I'm doing S3, F4 1+3 2222 on reaction for 205 Damage because it is easier, but feel like I may be leaving damage on the table.
 

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Ok so something is not right ... You guys are getting 431 in the corner but im getting 410.... did they nerf here damage orrr am i missing something?

im doin b123 33 123 db2 amp 333 bf4 - 410.... wut