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The Road of the Sun is one of Necalli's Unique Attacks, appearing in Street Fighter V.

Input
Street Fighter V Arcade Modifier (Air)Arcade-Stick-Down+Arcade-Button-HKick (During forward jump)

DescriptionEdit

RoadOfTheSun
Executed by pressing down and Heavy Kick during a forward jump, Necalli performs a diagonal down-forward one-legged driving kick. t

TacticsEdit

As a standard divekick, its applications are similar to the Tenmakujinkyaku i.e. to bait anti-air moves by suddenly altering the tragectory of Necalli's jump, to potentially cross-up and as a combo starter. From all the Tenmakujinkyaku practitioners, Necalli's divekick has greatest similiarities with Evil Ryu's version. 

This unique attack inflicts decent damage, which can be followed up with any other Light or Medium attack, making this a good combo starter. If it typically safe on block, depending where Necalli's foot makes contact with his opponent. At worse, he is -2 on block if his kick hits his opponent at the head-level. However, he is +4 on block if his foot makes contact with his opponent's feet, making it a decent, yet deceptive frame trap move. 

A notable weakness is the height restriction; since it must be used at the apex of a forward jump, it is often very difficult to use it consistently, especially if the move hits too early at a high height (making it punishable).

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EtymologyEdit

Keeping in line with Necalli's Aztec themed moveset, this move directly references the rising and setting of the Sun. The Sun played an important part in the Aztec culture, being worshipped as the god Huitzilopochtli.