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Hellaxle

A fast and unpredictable flurry of kicks is demonstrated by Heihachi as he performs the Hell Axle.

The Hell Axle is a move shared by the older practitioners of the Mishima Style Fighting Karate, most notably Heihachi Mishima, his father, Jinpachi Mishima and his ex-wife, Kazumi Mishima as she blends it with Hachijo-Style Karate.

Description

Its command input is u/f+3,4. During the animation, the character will perform a high leap while kicking horizontally with the left feet first, and then followed by a right roundhouse kick to the opponent.

In Tekken 3, this move that Heihachi was currently using deals heavy damage to the opponent. From Tekken 4 onward, it was necessary to use as he gained new moves to his arsenal as the damage became well balanced.

In Tekken 7 and its updates, Kazumi also utilizes Hell Axle. Like Hwoarang and Baek's Hunting Hawk, Kazumi can deal a lower sweep as an additional damage after using her Hell Axle if it connects.

When to use

The Hell Axle serves as a pressure tool and a finisher with a respectable damage output. Players are always reminded to not be fooled by its slow animation: The move runs at -15 frames per second, and at the same time provides a +6 frame advantage on block, meaning the move is completely safe on punishers.

Trivia

  • On Square's fighting game, Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring, Ken "Godhand" Mishima and Vincent Valentine can also utilize the Hell Axle. But can also use both Hwoarang and Baek's Hunting Hawk during the execution of the move.