Combo Rate: 60%
Jump Startup: 4
Backdash Time 21 / Invul: 1-21 Throw
Forward Dash Time 18 / Invul: None
Movement Options: Double Jump, Air Dash, Dash type: Step
- 1 Overview
- 2 Normal Moves
- 3 Drive Moves
- 4 Universal Mechanics
- 5 Specials
- 6 Distortion Drives
- 7 Exceed Accel
- 8 Astral Heat
- 9 External References
- 10 Navigation
Hakumen is one of the Six Heroes who combated the Black Beast in the series` backstory almost a century ago. After the war, he was sealed away in the boundary along with Terumi, who had betrayed the other five heroes. Kokonoe salvages a portion of his existence from the boundary and he resumes his quest for justice and to exact revenge on Terumi. His Nox Nyctores, Ookami, has the power to negate most Ars Magus and possessing the Susano'o unit allows him to freely slash through time and space.
On the gameplay side, Hakumen boasts a unique trait among the cast. Hakumen requires heat to use any of his special moves and as such, meter management is an important aspect to learn. the amounts required are muplies of 1/8 of the entire heat meter, but to make this easier for the player to identify, his heat meter is displayed using 8 "Magamata" stocks and the bar underneath shows the progress towards generating the next one. The magatama can still be used as normal for universal mechanics such as rapid cancels in the normal way, with 4 magatama equalling 50% of a normal heat gauge and 2 equalling 25%. Unique to Hakumen is that his heat gauge will steadily increase at all times, rather than just at critical health (For Hakumen, this simply increases the gain further), furthermore, Hakumen starts each round with one Magamata already available.
While it might seem rather limiting to need to spend heat to perform any special move, Hakumen is also one of the few characters who can cancel his specials into each other and none of his specials experience same move proration, making his potential damage extremely high once he has the heat available. He also boasts having some of the best normal moves in the game, with his sword moves covering nearly the entire match start range of the screen. Hakumen also has a solid defense with his drive described below, Meaning overall Hakumen is a fairly well-rounded character with many high risk tools at his disposal for many situations, so his playstyle rewards careful patient play.
Zanshin projects a shield-like energy barrier that, when triggered by an opponent's attack, will negate said attack and follow-up with a invincible, but blockable, counter-attack. If a physical attack triggers Zanshin, the opponent is frozen in place making the follow-up inescapable. Also, the guardpoint protects and triggers on either sides of Hakumen, allowing him to catch any cross-ups. This gives Hakumen an effective counter to use against many of his opponent's options. In addition, many of Hakumen's normals cancel into his Drive. This makes Zanshin not only a great defensive tool, but an offensive one as well, countering attacks that may exploit holes in Hakumen's blockstrings. As an added bonus, a successful catch with Hakumen's drive will gain 1 magatama, which may be used immediately to special cancel if desired.
Kishin greatly increases the magatama recharge rate as well as adding additional properties to his Distortion Drives. If combined with his Mugen distortion drive, his heat loss is frozen for the duration of the overdrive.
6A+B (when blocking)
A (after kishuu)
Kokūjin Oūgi: Mugen
|Kokūjin Oūgi: Mugen
ABCD during Overdrive
|Kokūjin Oūgi: Akumetsu
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