How to Control Your Favorite Fighter in Tekken 7 - Buttons' Manual

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Ilya Kravtsov
Aug 21 202012 min
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All buttons are here. You just need to press them in the correct order

What is a victory in any cyber fighting game from the point of view of real life? In fact, it is choosing and pressing the correct combination of keys or buttons.

Any, even the most powerful combination in Tekken 7 consists of pressing buttons on the keyboard or joystick. And in order to achieve the best results with your favorite fighters, you need to know what to press.

We bring to your attention a basic knowledge of any winner of any Tekken tournament - buttons to control your virtual fighter.

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Identification of basic hits and moves Tekken 7

1 - Left Punch

- Right Punch

3 - Left Kick

4 - Right Kick

u - Jump

d - Crouch

N - Neutral State

- Walk towards an Opponent

b - Walk away from an Opponent

f – tap forward once

F – Hold stick forward

d/f – tap down/forward once

D/F – Hold stick down/forward

b – tap backward once

B – Hold stick back

d/b – tap down/back once

D/B – Hold stick down/back

d – tap down once

D – Hold stick down

u/f – tap up/forward once

U/F – Hold stick up/forward

u – tap up once

U – Hold stick up

u/b – tap up/back once

U/B – Hold stick up/back

+ – Moves must be done together

, – Moves must be done right after the other

~ – Moves must be done IMMEDIATELY after the other

: – Move Following the ":" has to be precision timed to execute

WS – Do move While standing up

WR – While running

+ - Moves must be done together

- Moves must be done right after the other

~ - Moves must be done IMMEDIATELY after the other

_ - Or (When used between two moves, they are interchangeable)

> - Move following the > has the option of being slightly delayed 

# - Hold movement preceding the '#' until the end of the string or until N (Neutral)

FC - Do move during full crouched position

WS - While standing up (Returning the stick to neutral from a crouch)

RN - While running

BK - Back facing the opponent

FD/FT - Lying on the ground Face Down / Feet Towards opponent

FD/FA -   "           "     Face Down / Feet Away from opponent

FU/FT -   "           "     Face Up / Feet Towards opponent

FU/FA -   "           "     Face Up / Feet Away from opponent

CH - Major Counterhit (Hitting your opponent during their move execution)

[ ] - Brackets surrounding an item indicate an optional output

( ) - Parenthesis indicates moves grouped together

{ } - Curved brackets indicate buttons needed to break a throw

- Pause 1/3 a second between button presses (Tenstring timings only).

Examples

Basically, the directional buttons correspond to u, f, b, d which is up, forward, back, down respectively. If you see "N" or "n", it means neutral, meaning directional button is released or not pressed at that time.

If you see these in upper case on annotations it just means you have to hold that button, say for example "f,F+2"--this means you have to press forward twice, holding forward on second input while also pressing right punch at that given time.
If you see d/f or df, it means you have to press down and forward at the same time.
If you see 1+2 it means you press left punch and right punch at the same time.
If you see 1,2,3,4 you press left punch, right punch, left kick, and right kick in that order. 
If you see 4,1+2 it means you have to press right kick first followed by left punch and right punch at the same time.
If you see f,N,d/f,F+2 it means you have to press forward, release forward, press down and forward at the same time, press and hold forward and right punch at the same time.

Here is one of the variants of control settings in Tekken 7 for PC

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Button and command separation by tasks

MOVEMENT CONVENTIONS

 

f - tap forward once           d/f - tap down/forward once

b - tap backwards once      d/b - tap down/back once

d - tap down once              u/f - tap up/forward once

u - tap up once                   u/b - tap up/back once

 

F - Hold stick forward        D/F - Hold stick down/forward

B - Hold stick back            D/B - Hold stick down/back

D - Hold stick down          U/F - Hold stick up/forward

U - Hold stick up              U/B - Hold stick up/back

 

N - Neutral joystick position (Joystick is centered and not touched)

SS - Short Sidestep (u,N or d,N)

QCF - Quarter circle forward (Circle stick from Down to Forward)

QCB - Quarter circle back (Circle stick from Down to Back)

HCF - Half circle forward (Circle stick from Back to Down to Forward)

HCB - Half-circle back (Circle stick from Forward to Down to Back)

 

LINKING & SPECIAL CONVENTIONS

+ - Moves must be done together

, - Moves must be done right after the other

~ - Moves must be done IMMEDIATELY after the other

_ - Or (When used between two moves, they are interchangeable)

> - Move following the > has the option of being slightly delayed

: - Move Following the ":" has to be precision timed to execute (Just Frame)

# - Hold movement before '#' until the end of the string, or until N (Neutral)

FC - Do move while in a fully-crouched position

WS - Do move While standing up (Returning the stick to neutral from a crouch)

WR - While running (f,f,f or f,F#)

BT - Back is turned towards the opponent

FD/FT - Lying on the ground Face Down / Feet Towards opponent

FD/FA -   "           "     Face Down / Feet Away from the opponent

FU/FT -   "           "     Face Up / Feet Towards opponent

FU/FA -   "           "     Face Up / Feet Away from the opponent

CH - Counter Hit (Hit your opponent in the middle of their move execution)

Clean Hit - (Hitting your opponent from a very close range)

[] - Brackets surrounding an item indicate an optional move

() - Indicates a stance name (or groups moves together for easier reading)

. - Pause 1/3 a second between button presses (Tenstring timings only)

(S!) - SCREWING TAILSPIN JUGGLE EXTENDER (Sample Juggles only)

 

ATTACK HEIGHT CONVENTIONS

 

  - Move hits high  (can be ducked)

  - Move hits mid  (must stand to block - will hit if you are crouching)

M   - Move hits mid, and also will hit a grounded opponent

Sm  - Move hits special-mid  (can be blocked either standing or crouching)

SM  - Move hits special-mid, and also will hit a grounded opponent

  - Move hits low  (must crouch to block - will hit if you are standing)

L   - Move hits low, and also will hit a grounded opponent

Ub  - Move is unblockable  (cannot be blocked)

UbH - Move is unblockable, but hits high and can be evaded by crouching

UB  - Move is unblockable, and also will hit a grounded opponent

Detailed Explanation

WS = while standing, this is a state where you are rising from crouch and have a window to do unique attacks. This is easiest to execute when you’ve been forced into a crouch by a move, or block a leg stopping low, since you can let go of directions afterward and mash an attack button during the recovery to automatically do a while standing move.

WR = while running, this can be done by double-tapping forward from super far away range, and letting your character charge, or hitting forward 3 times to access the unique moves from running. The fff technique requires space to execute comfortably, so the further you are the easier it is to fff. If you are at point blank it’s still possible to do, but it becomes extremely demanding on input speed and becomes very difficult. Try this with Lee’s running 3,4 for instance. You’ll see it’s easier to do from afar and difficult to do the closer you get.

S! = tailspin state caused by a move during aerial combos. Allows additional hits if you dash up afterwards

Frames = the game runs at 60 frames per second, so you can count frames as the smallest divisible unit of time, instead of seconds. It’s easier to say it takes e.g., 10 frames for a move to come out than .20958234 or whatever milliseconds. A 10 frame move is twice as fast as a 20 frame move for instance.

Apart from how long it takes for a move to come out after a button is pressed (called i frames, or e.g. i10 to say 10 frames of startup), there is recovery/follow through from each move, which can be slower or faster relative to the recovery of your opponent. If you recover faster following an interaction, you are at a speed advantage on the next attack if you both attack immediately. If you hit your opponent you are typically at + frames (or advantage), if they guard your move you are usually at - frames on the follow up (called disadvantage). Moves that break this rule and are + on block are very valuable but usually have long windup or complicated inputs to compensate (like Lee’s fff34). Lows that give + frames on hit (like Lee’s db3+4 which leave him +4 on hit) are super valuable and rare as well since you get to keep your turn even after going under a standing guard. Typically lows leave at - frames even on hit to balance out the low property, which is why most lows don’t leave at + even on hit.

If a move is sufficient - on block, you can call it unsafe because you can’t even recover in time to guard fast moves. At -10 you can get jabbed, at -15 you can get launched. You can also be at a 0 frame difference, or neutral frames, which means neither has a speed advantage where you recover exactly at the same time. Also if your move misses entirely, there is no block or hit interaction and they have the duration of your entire move to attack you without you being able to guard. This is why it’s bad to whiff.

Counter hit (CH) = if you hit your opponent as his attack is coming out, effectively interrupting him. If you land a hit but they weren’t winding up an attack, you don’t get a counter hit. Counter hits give certain moves properties specific to counter hit situations. + frames and CH’s in tandem are brutal if your opponent tries to interrupt you.

Natural combo = if something is a natural combo, it means the follow-up hit or hits is guaranteed if the first hit lands, otherwise an opponent can block later hits even if they were hit by the first. Often abbreviated NC. Some strings can connect specifically if the first was a counter, this is called a counter hit natural combo, sometimes abbreviated NCC. Nina’s B222 is a natural combo for the first 2 hits but requires a counter hit on the first for the third to be guaranteed, so we can say the third hit is an NCC.

 

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