Street Fighter V on Hit Box - Dragon Punch / Shoryuken

Precise and quick Dragon Punches are what make the Hit Box better than any fightstick for Street Fighter V. In addition to the improved motions with all button directions, SFV has shortcuts that the Hit Box can easily access.


Below we will showcase Dragon Punch basics and three shortcuts that show why the Hit Box is the best controller for Street Fighter V - and will change how you play the game. 


Standard Motion


With the Dragon Punch you can mimic the traditional inputs.
Down + Forward

However, there are Street Fighter V specific shortcuts that the Hit Box has access to that you can use as well.

Walking Dragon Punch Shortcut


Hold Forward, tap Down, (let go of Down) and then finish with your attack button.  This makes your DP motion as fast as tapping Down and letting go!  Remember, you have to wait until you let go of Down before pressing attack!


Tip:  Try to use this shortcut in combos when you cancel attacks into DP from standing normals.



Crouching Dragon Punch Shortcut


From a crouch, hold Down-Forward, then let go of Forward (to Down), and press Forward again before finishing the motion with an attack button.  This gives you a Dragon Punch motion without leaving the crouch position, meaning you keep the lowest profile possible to anti-air your opponent!



Tip:  Use this motion in combos that cancel into DP from a crouch position.  This saves you the trouble of letting go and typing back out a Dragon punch from standing position.


SOCD Crouching Dragon Punch

Similar idea as before, but instead of releasing and then pressing Forward you will be pressing and releasing Back while still holding forward.



Try using Left + Right + Down in this motion!  Left + Right cancel each other out, leaving you with the same inputs!


Instant Dragon Punch Shortcut


Aka the M.O.D.O.F. select, this is the fastest Dragon Punch possible:  Forward, Down-Forward, Up-Forward + Punch - a THREE FRAME DRAGON PUNCH!
This requires you to use Forward + Down + Up directions at the same time.  Since Up overrides Down on Hit Box, you will get an Up-Forward direction while you finish the motion.



Tip:  Use your right thumb to hit Up + Attack at the same time.  This makes the motion super easy!



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