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GG Sakkai

Sol's Instant Kill "Sakkai" in Guilty Gear.

An Instant Kill (一撃必殺技, Ichigeki Hissatsu Waza?, lit. Single Blow Sure-Killing Art) is a type of move, the character's ultimate attack, in the Guilty Gear series. As its name states, it will defeat the opponent instantly if it hits.

They are performed by entering Instant Kill mode and then inputting the character's correct commands. If successful, the opponent will be "DESTROYED".

Overview Edit

Instant Kills first appeared in the original Guilty Gear. In this game, defeating an opponent with an Instant Kill will end the match immediately, regardless of its round or the opponent's health. The player presses Punch + Kick as the Instant Killer starter attack. If it connects, the screen turns red for a few seconds, which is called "Sakkai". The move must then be completed with DownDown-RightRight + any attack button (Punch or Kick or Slash or Heavy Slash). The defensive player can escape the Kill by reacting quickly and pressing DownDown-LeftLeft plus any attack button. An Instant Kill can also be activated by guarding a specific attack at the right moment.

In subsequent games, they are more difficult to perform, as Instant Kill Mode must be activated first by pressing Punch + Kick + Slash + Heavy Slash. Upon the activation, the Tension Gauge will change to the Instant Kill Gauge, at the same level as Tension was. It decreases with time, and any Tension-required move cannot be used (e.g. Overdrives, Force Breaks, etc.). When the Tension Meter is emptied, characters will gradually lose health. Killing oneself is not possible as some HP will be left, but the next hit or any chip damage will finish the character off. By pressing all four attack buttons again, one returns to an empty Tension Gauge state.

Unleashing an Instant Kill attack is generally done by pressing DownDown-RightRightDownDown-RightRight + Heavy Slash, and it completely depletes the gauge. Regardless of success or failure, the Tension Gauge is lost for the rest of the round—that is, actions that require Tension cannot be used. The player will also be unable to perform another Instant Kill.

Instant Kills Edit

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