Shulk 101

Sheik

Community Rating:
-0.5 (Slight Disadvantage)

Professional Rating:
-0.8 (Disadvantage)

Neutral

  • Full hop backwards and Fair to bait and beat her Fair
  • Rolling in can be good instead of shielding (she'll trap you in your shield)
  • Needles are unsafe on hit from up-close if you're at low percentages, so you don't need to shield them in that case. Bait a reaction at mid-range and punish.
  • Don't be predictable when shielding the needles or she'll cancel the charge and dashgrab
  • Don't play at short hop height too much, she controls that height with Fair.
  • Play at full hop height or stay grounded, don't be afraid to double jump in neutral if she can't reach you
  • SH retreating Bair might work from afar to beat her SH approaches if you successfully bait it.
  • Take care not to jump too much in Jump art at 150%+, or she'll react and catch you out of the air with uair if you become predictable (keyword: horizontal spacing)

Advantage

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Disadvantage

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Other Notes

 

Move Standing Crouching
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Nair Yes No
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Fair Yes No
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Dair Yes No
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Fair Yes No
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Nair Yes No

Sheik (81)-

  • Down Throw (C)
    • This move got severely nerfed, but the DI stayed mostly the same. DI up and away, switch to up and back or back only as a mix up. Also don't air dodge at higher percent since you typically don't need to in order to avoid a follow up.
  • Forward Throw (C)
    • If they follow up with bouncing fish (down b), it is typically confirmed at low percent but at 30% or so you can DI up and in to avoid it. Certain characters like Luigi can avoid a forward throw to bouncing fish by DI'ing up and in even when they are at 0%. Smart Sheik players will typically only go for fair or up air after they know bouncing fish is not confirmed, so I would DI away or up and away, DI up and in for a mix up and up only at mid percents since this makes bouncing fish much harder to land.
  • Up Throw (C)
    • Not used too often, but can combo into an up air sometimes. Just DI up and away or up and in for a mix up.
  • Back Throw (C)
    • Sheik's use this as a mix up when they've conditioned you to DI forward for forward and down throw. DI up is safe for all throws, but if you predict they will use this then DI up and back to avoid a follow up. Typical follow ups are bouncing fish, up air, and fair.
  • Kill Throws for Sheik are so bad, seriously if you ever get a kill with a throw using Sheik record it and show me.


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NickoVoiDGame 1: Shulk (L)
Game 2: Cloud (L)
Game 3: Cloud (L)
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Game 3: Sheik (W)
Game 4: Sheik (W)
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Dream Land
Game 3: Town and City
Game 4: Smashville
2016-05-23
NickoK9sbruceGame 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Smashville
2017-03-01
VoiDNickoGame 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 3: Sheik
Game 4: Sheik
Game 5: Sheik
Game 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 3: Shulk
Game 4: Shulk
Game 5: Shulk
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Final Destination
Game 3: Final Destination
Game 4: Final Destination
Game 5: Final Destination
2016-08-29
NickoDynamoGame 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Smashville
2017-01-30
K9sbruceNickoGame 1: Sheik (L)
Game 2: Sheik (L)
Game 3: Sheik (L)
Game 1: Shulk (W)
Game 2: Shulk (W)
Game 3: Shulk (W)
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Smashville
Game 3: Battlefield
2016-08-03
NickoVoiDGame 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 3: Shulk
Game 4: Shulk
Game 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 3: Sheik
Game 4: Sheik
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Final Destination
Game 3: Dream Land
Game 4: Final Destination
2017-01-23
K9sbruceNickoGame 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 3: Sheik
Game 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 3: Shulk
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Battlefield
Game 3: Battlefield
2016-06-13
K9sbruceNickoGame 1: Diddy Kong
Game 2: Diddy Kong
Game 3: Diddy Kong
Game 4: Sheik
Game 1: Shulk
Game 2: Shulk
Game 3: Shulk
Game 4: Shulk
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Smashville
Game 3: Final Destination
Game 4: Final Destination
2017-01-23
NickoVoiDGame 1: Shulk
Game 2: Cloud
Game 3: Cloud
Game 4: Cloud
Game 1: Sheik
Game 2: Sheik
Game 3: Sheik
Game 4: Sheik
Game 1: Smashville
Game 2: Dream Land
Game 3: Town and City
Game 4: Smashville
2016-05-23