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This guide is for the original 1993 arcade game. For the 1998 Neo Geo Pocket game, see Samurai Shodown!/Moves. For the 2019 reboot, see Samurai Shodown (2019)/Moves.

Charlotte Christine Colde[edit]

Portrait SS Charlotte.png
Throw
Lance de Leon Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
or Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Special Moves
Splash Fount Control-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Slash.png
Power Gradation Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Earthquake[edit]

Portrait SS Earthquake.png
Throw
Death Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Skunk Burst Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Command Move
Triangle Flying Jump against a wall, press in opposite direction
Special Move
Fat Chainsaw Control-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Slash.png
Bounding Fat Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Control-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Kick.png


Galford D. Weller[edit]

Portrait SS Galford.png
Throw
Rolling Drop Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Executioner
Slash
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Leg Throw (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Stardust Drop Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Command Move
Triangle Flying Jump against a wall, press in opposite direction
Special Move
Plasma Blade Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Strike Heads (close) Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shadow Copy Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+any button
Rear Replica Attack Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.pngArcade-Button-CKick.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png
Head Replica
Attack
(when hit) Arcade-Button-BSlash.pngArcade-Button-CKick.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png
Rush Dog Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Machine Gun Dog Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-CKick.png
Diving Dog Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png


Gen-An Shiranui[edit]

Portrait SS Gen-An.png
Throw
Gen-An
Deadly Claw
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Knee Kick Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Special Move
Poison Cloud Puff Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Slaughterhouse Tumble Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Hanzo Hattori[edit]

Portrait SS Hanzo.png
Throw
Sky Whiling
Throw
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Head Throw
Slash
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Head Throw (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Rolling Aerial
Attack
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Command Move
Triangle Flying Jump against a wall, press in opposite direction
Special Move
Ninja Windsplitter Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Ninja Shrike Dash (close) Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ninja Exploding Dragon Blast Arcade-Stick-CBF.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Ninja Shadow Split Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+any button
Falling Ninja
Cicada Larva
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.pngArcade-Button-CKick.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png
Gashing Ninja
Cicada Larva
(when hit) Arcade-Button-BSlash.pngArcade-Button-CKick.pngArcade-Button-DKick.png


Haohmaru[edit]

Portrait SS Haohmaru.png
Throw
Side Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Vacuum
Overhead Throw
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Special Move
Cyclone Slash Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Crescent Moon Slash Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Jubei Yagyu[edit]

Portrait SS Jubei.png
Throw
Shoulder Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Pinwheel Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Special Move
Tsunami Sabre Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Geyser Thrust Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Sabre Thrash Control-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Slash.png


Kyoshiro Senryo[edit]

Portrait SS Kyoshiro.png
Throw
Lance Throw
Fandango
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Whiling Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Whiling Throw (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png
Hair Strangle
Fandango
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Hair Strangle
Fandango
(no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Special Move
Lion's Tail Blast Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Twisting Heavens Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Dance of Fire Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Smoldering
Blood Pounce
(rising) Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Cut Wind Fan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Nakoruru[edit]

Portrait SS Nakoruru.png
Throw
Cut Sky Throw Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png
Whiling Breast Blade Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Deadly Cut Claw (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Ground Air
Three Kicks
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Command Move
Triangle Flying Jump against a wall, press in opposite direction
Special Move
Annu Mutsube Arcade-Stick-Qcbd.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Lela Mutsube Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Amube Yatoro Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Mamahaha Flight Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-CKick.png
├►Kamui Mutsube Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+any button
└►Yatoro Pokku Arcade-Stick-DL.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-DR.png+any button


Tam Tam[edit]

Portrait SS Tam Tam.png
Throw
Multa Kaput
Inclusio
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Multa Gradius
Inclusio
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Multa Kaput
Inclusio
(no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Special Move
Mula Gaboora Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Pagoona Dios Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Pagoona Pagoona Arcade-Stick-CBF.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Ahaooh Gaboora Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Ukyo Tachibana[edit]

Portrait SS Ukyo.png
Throw
Destroy Slash Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png
Sky Drop Throw Slash Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Fall Reprobacy Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Catch Throw (no weapon) Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Special Move
Concealed Sabre
Snowfall Slash
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Concealed Sabre
Swallow Swipe
Control-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png


Wan-Fu[edit]

Portrait SS Wan-Fu.png
Throw
Heavy Slash Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png
Swordplay Blade Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Crushing Tail Smack Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Tail Crusher Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Wall Crasher Toss (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-BSlash.png
Skull Crusher Slam (no weapon)
Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-2xSlash.png
Special Move
Rolling Spirit Blast Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png
Spirit Blast Whirlwind Wham Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+Arcade-Button-Slash.png