# Xianghua Q and A

#### Norik

##### [14] Master
I don't know what these are:
iFC3B
Step B
I 've never understood what the lowercase i meant in SC notation. And I have no idea what step means.

#### SCPartisan

##### Holy Moly
i = Instant (In iFC3B's case it will look like you skip the whole crouch animation and do the move from standing.)

Her step B is 25B/2*B depending on how you notate it. Basically you will tap 2 or 8, press B right after and the move will come out.

#### Lasercakes

##### [12] Conqueror
25B/2*B/Playful Slice/Whorl Twirl shouldn't be called step B imo. What if I want to step then do regular B? 35B/15B/265B/etc, will make you step then do B.

Also, it's been mentioned in this thread before, but I don't think it's common enough knowledge. 66B+K deals damage based on how close you are. Take an extra step when you 66B+K after a launcher.

#### Synraii

##### [14] Master
Oops - I thought it was based on how high they are when you hit them in a juggle, lol. =S

#### GreatOne1939

##### I Knew It!!!
Yeah, I believe it depends on their height in the air that dictates the damage not the distance.

#### Synraii

##### [14] Master
Distance I know is what dictates the damage on the ground, but I thought it was height in a juggle. I don't play X anyway so meh, lol.

#### Age_of_Truth

##### [12] Conqueror
The move hits over a number of active frames:

frame 15: damage = 45
frame 16: damage = 35
frame 17: damage = 25

Any subsequent active frames, if there are any, do 25 damage.

She extends her arms over these 3 frames for added distance, so the closer she is to her opponent, the more damage she'll do.

Some characters have awkward hitboxes which are smaller than there position boxes, meaning somethimes you can't get close enough to hit on frames 15 or 16. E.g. you cannot hit Voldo's front for 45 damage, only 35

#### Age_of_Truth

##### [12] Conqueror
Complete Xianguha noob over here, but I would love to learn, she looks awesome. Any tips? Best punishers? Most effecient combos online? techs?

Tips: she is really fast but struggles at range. Try to stay close. You'll need all the damage you can get so practice your punishing. FC3B and 2_8 5B are your primary launchers. 1B+K and 44B are your nest evasive tools. 1A+B and 3B+K can be used for tech crouch. 66A+B has a very fast auto-step but is high and very unsafe. If you like spacing, 66A and 44AA are good whiff punishers (or FC3B if you have time)

Punishment:

11 - AA, A[A]
13 - K, crouch grab
14 - close 2A and 6K, far 6B
15 - 4K 3B is your standard combo. Also BB and sometimes 66B+K
16 - as above
17 - 6B+K, grab

From FC:
13 - 2A, crouch grab
14 - 6K, 6B
15 - 4K 3B, sometimes 66B+K
16 - as above, WR K, 2B
17 - 6B+K
18 - as above
19 - FC 3B

Your b&b combos are FC3B, 66B+K and 2_8 5B, 66B+K. Your best throw is 214B+G 412B, 1B. 2B+G leads to massive combos if you can get the JF down.

X doesn't depend too much on tech traps, but the most common opportunities are after 33B. Use 66K as standard, and if your opponent starts teching left or right, use crouch grabs.

Finally, tailor your use of SXS to your opponent. It is a great stance for breaking turtlers, but useless against spammers (which most online players are).