Street Fighter X Tekken/Jin
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In a nutshell
Great against fireball characters and able to make excellent use of meter, Jin has a great many tools at his disposal. Jin is able to punish the use of projectiles with Special Step and combo out of a block with Shun Masatsu. Given his mediocre range it is necessary to make use of Special Step to close the gap and deal real damage. Players would do well to make use of his unique EX properties such as making hits "counter" attacks, Wall bouncing, and creating multiple stationary orbs.
While the command list states that the second hit of Shun Masatsu is light punch, it can actually be performed with a heavy punch as well, though the result is the same.
Median Line Destruction:
Hits three,four, or five times depending on punch used, generally safe at max range but easily punished up close. EX causes wall bounce
Creates a static orb at close, medium, or far range based on punch button used. EX creates two orbs based on which two buttons were pressed.
creates close fireball
creates midrange fireball
creates far fireball
+ creates one close and one midrange fireball
+ creates one close and one far fireball
+ creates one midrange and one far fireball
creates one close and one midrange fireball
creates one midrange and one far fireball
creates one close and one far fireball
Devil Beam: Jin takes a giant step forward and throws a projectile across the screen with about 15 frames of invulnerability at the start
Jin is only capable of dealing real damage at close range. Use Shun Masatsu to hit confirm.
At mid range, make use of hk. You can use it to gain ground on opponents, and it can be canceled into Special Step.
Special Step boasts upper body projectile invulnerability, the speed of a regular dash, and covers half of the screen’s length, making it first priority when learning Jin. However, it won’t pass through Sagat’s Low Tiger Shot.
Mental Alertness has a short window of strike invulnerability on its startup which can be used to cause an opponent’s attack to whiff, allowing you to counter with Swaying Willow, so perform Mental Awareness at anytime during block strings. If your opponent stays grounded, Swaying Willow can be used for pressure or a Counter Hit. If your opponent reacts with a jump, quickly Leaping Side Kick to counter. The timing on this is tight, so it'll take some practice before mastering the technique. Mental Alertness is always vulnerable to throws though, so be careful of becoming predictable.
Crouching hp works as a decent anti-air attack, but Jin’s upper body is vulnerable during the uppercut. Leaping Side Kick functions much more reliably as anti-air. It takes some practice to use it in this manner but it has a large hitbox, quick startup, and combo potential. Furthermore, if Leaping Side Kick whiffs during an anti-air attempt, Jin is sent flying forward, making an opposing player’s attempts to punish this move difficult.
Regular versions of Power Stance start up in only 2 frames before absorption frames begin. EX Power Stance has no startup at all but does not last as long as HP. Power Stance can also be canceled into any Special Move, including Special Step and Mental Alertness. After absorbing an attack, cancel Power Stance into (Mental Alertness) Swaying Willow or Median Line Destruction to counter. Power Stance is, however, susceptible to throws like Mental Awareness.
There is glitch present as of 1.01 in the "Inner Axe" unique attack know colloquially as "The Swag Kick". When the third hit connects with an airborne opponent, they will fall at a fraction of the normal pace while still remaining in a spinning, stunned state, allowing ample time to tag, EX Power Stance or begin a combo without fear.
Bread and Butters
Hit Confirm Combos
Meterless combo from a jump in, starting with 4 of the 5 hits of the 5-hit combo, then linking + , linked into + , then canceled into Median Line Destruction. Note that after the link, you can also simply go into a boost chain instead:
Note, however, that the 5-hit combo will whiff on many crouching characters.