Tekken 7 Hwoarang Guide Featuring K-Wiss

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Elizbar Ramazashvili
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A guide for an iconic Taekwondo fighter

Tekken 7 is the latest game in the hugely popular Tekken series. Its games have been around for almost three decades, and for the majority of its lifespan, it set the golden standard for what 3D fightings should be. Nowadays, it’s one of the most regarded titles worldwide and is respected by the fans of even the most traditional 2D games.

One of the reasons for such success is the gameplay of Tekken and how many different styles it’s able to incorporate. The characters have become iconic at this point, and every new addition tries to push the envelope even further.

Hwoarang debuted in Tekken 3 and instantly became the crowd favorite for his low skill floor and accessibility. You could simply pick him up and button-mash your way to victory in a satisfying manner. This, however, does not mean that he is an easy or shallow character. Today we have partnered with Kobi "K-Wiss" Scarlett to provide you with the best Tekken 7 Hwoarang guide. You can view the full video right below and go over any of the individual sections right here in the text guide.

K-Wiss’s Hwoarang Guide

HWOARANG Guide by [ K-Wiss ] | Tekken 7 | DashFight | All you need to know

Tap Notation

Hold Notation

Tekken Move

Playstation

Xbox

f

F

Forward

 

 

d/f

D/F

Down & Forward

 

 

d

D

Down

 

 

d/b

D/B

Down & Back

 

 

b

B

Back

 

 

u/b

U/B

Up & Back

 

 

u

U

Up

 

 

u/f

U/F

Up & Forward

 

 

N

 

No directional inputs

 

 

SS(L/R)

 

Side Step (Left/Right)

 

 

qcf

 

Quarter-circle forward

 

 

qcb

 

Quarter-circle back

 

 

hcf

 

Half-circle forward

 

 

hcb

 

Half-circle back

 

 

ch

 

Counter Hit

 

 

ws

 

While Standing

 

 

wr

 

While Running

 

 

1

 

Left Punch

Square

X

2

 

Right Punch

Triangle

Y

3

 

Left Kick

Cross

A

4

 

Right Kick

Circle

B

Swipe

Hwoarang’s Best Buttons

The Best Buttons are simple inputs that in many ways form the identity of the character. They’re likely to be your best tools for getting a grasp of any particular fighter.

Punishment tools:

  • 1,2,(3 or 4) - A 10 frame jab string that leads into Left Flamingo stance.

  • 4,3 - 11 frame punish that’s +5 on hit, can lead to great frappe traps.

  • d/f+1,3 - Another good way to initiate Left Flamingo.

  • u/f+3+4,4 - Only use to punish mids, otherwise just use 4,3.

  • d/f+2 - A safe mid launcher that can lead to big damage.

  • b+3 - Great for whiff punishing from long range. Don’t use in neutral; it’s -19 on block.

Neutral moves:

  • f+2 - A safe mid poke that leads to his right foot forward stance.+9 on hit.

  • d/f+4 - Crucial mid, homing, and knocks down on counter.

  • f,N,d,d/f+4 - Incredible for his mixups, but hard to get used to.

Strings:

  • d+3,4 - Frame trap that leads into great mixups.

    • d/f+3 - Hellsweep.

    • b+3 - A launcher, -10 on block.

    • d/f+4 - +8 on hit, forces crouch.

Left FLamingo:

  • d+3,4  - Easy to continue the pressure, then press 3+4 to switch stance and do even more damage.

  • b+4 - One of his best options in Left Flamingo. Serves as a counterhit launcher, good tracking.

  • u/f4 + Tons of damage, but unsafe.

Right Flamingo:

  • f+4,4 - The best tool to use from Left Flamingo, virtually unpunishable.

Hwoarang’s Best combos

  • b+3, u+3, 3,4, b+4 S! rff f+3, u/f+3,4,3

  • b+3, u+3, 3,4, b+4 S! u/f+3,4,3

  • b+3, f+4, b+3, ff+4, 3,4, b+4 S!, wr+3

  • b+3, f+4, b+3, ff+4, 3,4, b+4 S!, d/f+3+4

  • b+3, f+4, b+3, ff+4, 3,4, b+4 S!, 3~4

  • b+3, f+4, b+3, ff+4, 3,4, b+4 S!, u/f+3+4

  • b+3, f4, b3, ff4, 3,4, b4 S!, rff f+3, u/f+3+4,4

  • f, d/f+4, 3+4, 3~4 S! rff f+3, 2, f+3, u/f+3+4,4, d/f+3+4

  • f, d/f+4, 3+4, 3~4 S! rff f+3, u/f+3,4,3

  • f, d/f+4, 3+4, 3~4 S! u+3, 3f, 1, dash, 1,2,3, u/f+3+4

  • Wallsplat, rff f+3, f+3, 3f4

  • Wallsplat, f4, 2, f3, 3f4

  • Wallsplat, ss3,3, 3f, 3f4

Hwoarang’s Gameplan and Strengths

Hwoarang, at his core, is a rushdown character. He has one of the longest movelists in the entire cast and has amazing options for mixups from virtually any position. When he has momentum going, it’s really hard to stop his onslaught. When it’s not all going according to plan, he can be effective in the waiting game. His whiff punishment is quite underrated.

Hwoarang’s Weaknesses

However, Hwoarang is a double-edged sword – he’s weak against what he excels at: rushdown. He has no panic buttons that can get him out of tough situations. His only option is to block and wait for a major whiff punish. His additional weakness is a lack of tracking on many of his moves.

Hwoarang’s Guide Conclusion

Hwoarang is a staple character in Tekken, and the game is unimaginable without him. He still has quite a low skill floor, so you can easily pick him up and have fun just by mashing. But his skill ceiling is sky high, and it’s incredibly rewarding to master his rushdown style. 

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