Since Season 5 and the parry/guardbreak reworks Shugoki has been absolute trash tier. No mix ups, no soft feints, nothing. But that finally changed in Season 9. The Thicc Lad got a rework and now he’s a god among men.
They gave this boy a whole new kit! New animations, new movesets, and gave him everything he didn’t have before. Soft feints and charged heavies and a viable demon’s embrace, oh my! No more passive hyper armor bs, but hyper armor on. every. attack. The headbutt now chains into attacks, the throws can transition to hugs, its everything we dreamed it would be.
Now go, followers of the Thicc One, and fulfill his destiny as greatest warrior of all time.