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Tekken 7 Jin Guide Featuring DevilKazuya

Tekken 7 Jin Guide Featuring DevilKazuya

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DevilKazuya's Jin Guide

Jin was first introduced in Tekken 3 and while his fighting style still had unique features, he was mostly a representative of the usual Mishima karate. However, his identity as a mix of Mishima and Kazama styles only grew stronger over time. In Tekken 7, Jin is a relatively demanding character with a unique identity who rewards those who put in the time to learn.

To help you learn the character, we got the help of a seasoned Tekken player, DevilKazuya, don't let the name deceive you cause his Jin is more than good enough!

JIN KAZAMA guide by [ DevilKazuya ] | Tekken 7 | DashFight

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

Gameplan

Jin has a unique playstyle of mixing Mishima style with poking, similar to Kazumi. If you analyze Jin's moveset, you'll find that he has a wide array of tools that resemble the patented attacks from other characters.

His EWHF is similar to other Mishimas but has shorter range, making it less punishable, but when you add it to the rest of his kit, it makes him into a very strong character overall.

Best Buttons

  • 2,1 - Exceptional approach move due to the second hit being a mid attack. It also tracks to Jin's weak side.
  • df1 - Important poke that is especially good when the opponent is low on life or tries to sidestep.
    • df1,4 - Can be hit-confirmed on CH and wallsplats opponents, allowing for a wall combo.
  • b2,1 - Amazing move, especially when you need to close out the round or crush high attacks.
  • f4 - One of the strongest moves Jin has, particularly thanks to being a CH launcher. You really want to try and land this whenever possible. To do that, you can make the opponent nervous with mixups and aggressive poking. However, your success rate will also depend on match-up knowledge and getting a feel for your opponent's playstyle.
  • magic 4 - The fast CH with homing and screw properties.
  • d4 - One of your strongest low pokes. It's a high crush and at -12 it's difficult to punish. The only weak point is that Jin recovers standing.
  • db4 - Not a bad low but becomes amazing when the opponent is under pressure.
  • Hellsweep - While you might see this move blocked by top tier players, it's very hard to do in most conditions. It's one of the reasons Knee considered S4 Jin to be one of the stronger tournament characters.
  • ff3 - Strong mid mixup option
  • d1 - Jin's wallbounce.

Punishment

  • WS2 - i14 punishment for many of the more dangerous lows.
  • WS4 - The go-to punishment for -12 lows. However, once you become really good at crouch cancelling you can go for crouch cancel 2,4 as a much stronger alternative.
  • 2,4 - Your best i10 punish.
  • 1+2 - Strong i12 punish.
  • df1,4 - i13 punishement.
  • f1+2 - i14 punishment.
  • d3+4 - i15 punishment.
  • f4 - Thanks to the large hitbox, this move can be used to punish -16 attacks with strong pushback.
  • Parry - Less reliable but very versatile move that can make many moves punishable.
  • Rage Art - Niche -13 punish.
  • Rage Drive - You're better off using RD in combos but it also has some applications as a punish due to being i11.

Combos

  • EWHF, WHF, b+3~f, 1, b+3~f, 1,3
  • EWHF, WHF, b+3,1, b+2,1, W! ff+2, bf+2,1, df+2
  • d3+4, b+3~f, 1, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1,3
  • d3+4, 3,1~f, 1, b+3~f, 1,3 W! fff3, 4!, b2,1 W! 2< db+2,2,3
  • EWHF, EWHF, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1,2
  • EWHF, EWHF, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1,2 W! db+2,2,3
  • f+4, run up, d2
  • f+4, long dash, WS+4, b+2,1, 1(2),4!, b+3,f, 2
  • f+4, long dash, WS+4, b+2,1, 1(2),4!, b+2,1, W! 1,2,3 > d3+4 if opponent moves or d+2 if they stay on the ground
  • 4, b+4,f, 1, bf+2,3~f, 1,3
  • b+3, 4!, WS4, bf+2,3~f, 1,3
  • b+3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1, b+3~f, 1,3
  • WS2, EWHF, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1,2
  • Hellsweep, bf+2,3~f, 3!, dash, 3,1~f, 2
  • Hellsweep, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+2,1, W! f+4~f
  • Style 1+2, EWHF, bf+2,3~f, 3!, b+3~f, 1,2
  • Hellsweep > Rage Art
  • Hellsweep, bf+2,3~f, 3!, RD,f~f,n,d,df, f2
  • EWHF, RD~f, f,n,d,df, uf,n,4, b+3~f, 1,3
  • EWHF, RD, 3,1, W!, SSR, d3+4, W!, bf+2,1,df+2
  • WS+2, EWHF, RD~f, f,df,f, 1,2,4!, b+3~f, 2
  • WS+2, EWHF, RD~f, f,df,f, 1,2,4!, b2,1, W1!, bf+2,1, W!, bf+2,1, df+2

Weaknesses

Jin has poor tracking to the left and something like a deep micro-step to the right into crouch will avoid many of his moves. 

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