Tekken 8: Kazuya Mishima Guide

Tekken 8 boasts an impressive launch roster of 32 unique characters, ensuring there’s a fighter for every playstyle. Among them, Kazuya Mishima stands out as a dominant force, the master of Mishima-Style Fighting Karate and wielder of Devil Power. If you’ve chosen Kazuya as your main, it’s time to optimize your gameplay and climb the ranks.

Kazuya Mishima Overview

Kazuya Mishima's entrance video in Tekken 8

Kazuya excels in the neutral game, dominating opponents through baiting and punishing key attacks. Unlike his son, Jin, Kazuya relies heavily on ‘Wave Dashing’ and landing Electric attacks. While the game’s faster tempo and changes to backdashes pose challenges, the new Heat system compensates once mastered. Kazuya can control spacing and tempo, making him a formidable force in the right hands.

Important Moves for Kazuya Mishima

Move NameInputAttack Type
Wind God Stopf★d/fDash forward with a low profile, chain into Electric Attack
Left Splits Kickf/F 3Mid Attack/Launcher
Abolishing Fistd/f 2Mid Attack/Homing Attack
Soul Thrustf 2Mid Attack/Power Crush/Tornado Move
Heat Burst2+3Activates Heat Gauge, transforms into Devil Form

These moves represent just a fraction of Kazuya’s extensive arsenal. Explore his complete Move List in Training Mode for a deeper understanding.

Kazuya Mishima generating dark purple and blue lightning around his fists in Tekken 8

Kazuya Mishima Combos

Standard Combos

  • f★d/f 2 > ff > 3, 1, 4 > d/f 1, D/F 2 > fF > b 2, 2, 1+2
  • f★d/f 2 > b 4 > d/f 3, 2, 1 > fF > 3, 1 D/F > (During Wind God Step) D/F 3
  • fF 3 > f★d/f 2 > b 2, 2 > d/f 1, D/F 2 > fF > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 3
  • 1, 2 > fF > 1+2 > b 2, 2 > b 2, 2, 1+2

Counter Hit Combos

  • d/f 2 > f 2 > ff > 1, 2, 4, 3 > f 3
  • d/f 2 > f★d/f 2 > ff > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 1 > ff > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 3

Wall Carry Combos

  • 2 > fF > 3, 1, 4 > d/f 1, D/F 2 > f★d/f 4, 1 > ff > b 2, 4 > d/f 2
  • d/f 2 (Counter Hit) > 1+2 > f★d/f 2 > 2+3 > ff > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 1+2 > fF > 3, 1 D/F > D/F, f > d/f 1, 4 > fF > f★d/f 4, 1, 1
  • (d/f 3, 2) 1 (Counter Hit) > d/f 3+4, 1, 2 > f★d/f 2 > ff ★d/f 2 > ff ★d/f 2 > 2+3 > 2+3

Heat and Rage Combos

  • f★d/f 2 > f★d/f 2 > fF ★d/f 2 > ff ★d/f 2 > ff ★d/f 2 > 2+3 > fF 2, F > d/f 1, D/F 2, fF > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 3
  • d/f 2 (Counter Hit) > f★d/f 2 > f★d/f 2 > fF ★d/f 2 > ff ★d/f 2 > 2+3 > fF > d/b 1, 2 F > 3, 1 D/F > D/F 1+2 > ff > d/f 1+2
Kazuya sitting in his chair after emerging victorious against Jin in the Despair Ending of Tekken 8

Kazuya Mishima Closing Thoughts

Despite changes in Tekken 8, Kazuya remains a dominant force. The Heat system compensates for nerfs, making him formidable with practice. While not beginner-friendly, mastering Electric Attacks, Wave Dashing, and Heat mechanics unveils Kazuya’s true potential. Dedication and practice will turn him into the menacing force you expect in the arena.

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