Tekken 8: Ling Xiaoyu Guide

Tekken 8 boasts an impressive roster of 32 characters, each offering diverse playstyles for exhilarating matchups. Ling Xiaoyu, the master of baguazhang and piguazhang Chinese martial arts, returns with her formidable combat skills. While she may pose a challenge for newcomers, mastering Xiaoyu can make you a formidable opponent online. Dive into the intricacies of Xiaoyu’s gameplay, uncovering her revamped move list, stances, and crucial strategies.

(Note: The information presented here is based on Tekken 8 and reflects the state of the game at the time of writing.)

Ling Xiaoyu Overview

Ling Xiaoyu’s move list has seen significant improvements, enhancing the power of her multiple stances, mobility, and overall gameplay. With a focus on mix-ups, Xiaoyu keeps opponents guessing, making her okizeme game difficult to counter. The increased tempo of matches in Tekken 8 has solidified Xiaoyu as a more complete and potent character. Her unique move set provides excellent poking options and allows punishing opponents for unsafe moves, especially with the new system mechanics.

Important Moves for Ling Xiaoyu

Xiaoyu entering her Phoenix Stance in Tekken 8

Important Moves for Ling Xiaoyu

Move NameInputAttack Type
Cross Lifting Palmsb 1+2Mid Attack/Launcher
From The Ashesu/b 3Mid Attack/Tornado (Enters Phoenix Stance)
Phoenix Taild/f 3Low Attack/Homing
Enter Hypnotist Stanced/b 1+2Enters Hypnotist Stance
Enter Phoenix Stanced 1+2Enters Phoenix Stance
Rain Danceb 3+4Turns Xiaoyu’s back toward the enemy
Born Of Fireu/b 4Mid Attack/Tornado And Power Crush (Absorbs incoming Mid/High Attacks)

Note: Some attacks automatically transition into Phoenix, Hypnotist, and Backward Facing Stances.

Ling Xiaoyu Combos

Xiaoyu launching Kazuma with her Cross Lifting Palms attack in Tekken 8

Explore a variety of combos with Ling Xiaoyu, ranging from Standard Combos to Counter-Hit Combos, Wall Carries, and combos utilizing Heat and Rage Abilities. Xiaoyu’s strategy revolves around her stances and punishing opponents for mistakes. Below are examples showcasing her prowess:

Ling Xiaoyu Standard Combos

  1. b 1+2 > b 2, 2 > 1 > 1, 2 > ffF 3 > 1+2
  2. (During Phoenix Stance) d 1+2 > b 3 > 2, 1 > f 3, 1, 4 > ffF 3 > 1+2
  3. (Back Facing Opponent) f 3+4, 3+4 > f 3+4, 3+4 > 1+2 > f 3, 1, 4 > ffF 3 > 1+2
  4. (During Hypnotist Stance) 3 > 2 (Hold) > 2, 1 > f 3, 1, 4 > ffF 3 > 1+2
  5. u/b 3 > u/f ★, 4 > f 3, 1 > 2 > 1, 2 > ffF 3 > 1+2

Ling Xiaoyu Counter Hit Combos

  1. (Back Facing Opponent) 1 > 1 > 1, 2 > fF > f 3, 1, 4
  2. (Back Facing Opponent) f 2+3 > f 3, 1, 4 > ff > f 2 > f 3, 1, 1+2
  3. d/b 3 > b 4, 1
  4. 4 > u/b 3
  5. (During Sidestep) 4 > 2 F > f 3, 1 > 2 > 1, 2 > ffF 3 > 1+2

Ling Xiaoyu Wall Carry Combos

  1. (During Sidestep) 3 > ffF 3 > 1, 2 > 1, 2 > ff > 1 > d/b 1
  2. fF 1, 3 > d/b 1+2 > 1 > b 3 > 2, 1 > 2+3 > d 1, F > f 3, 1, 4 > 1 > d/b 1
  3. (Back Facing Opponent) f 3+4
  4. , 3+4 > f 3+4, 3+4 > 2 > 1+2 > f 2 > 2+3 > ff > b 4, 1, F > f 2, 1 > ff > u/b 3 > u/f 3, 1 > 4

Ling Xiaoyu Heat And Rage Combos

  1. (During Phoenix Stance) 1+2 (Counter Hit) > d 1+2 > 1, 2 > 2 > 1, 2 > fF > 2+3 > 2+3
  2. (During Phoenix Stance) 1+2 (Counter Hit) > u/b 3 > fF > u/f ★, 3 > 4 > 2+3 > fF > b 4, 1, F > ffF 3 > 1 b > d/f 1+2

Ling Xiaoyu Closing Thoughts

Ling Xiaoyu's Character Episode ending in Tekken 8

Xiaoyu’s potential in Tekken 8 is evident from the showcased combos and moves. While her move list remains largely unchanged, quality-of-life additions to her kit enhance her viability. The new Heat systems and mechanics complement her speedy playstyle, providing more options to punish opponents. Xiaoyu’s aggressive playstyle shines in Tekken 8’s fast-paced environment. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned player, mastering Xiaoyu’s multiple stances and unique playstyle requires time in the lab. Prepare to unlock the full extent of her capabilities and dominate the arena!

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