Walk Speed: - forward, - back
Dai Shi is an ancient and evil eight-headed Chinese dragon that initiated the "Beast War", believing that humans should be destroyed and that animals should rule the planet. However, Optimus Primal and the Maximals locked him away in their temple after beating him in battle many years ago. But now, finally, after ten thousand years he's free.
Dai Shi has slow walkspeed and an okay wavedash, but has very powerful mobility with 4S wall cling, 6S demon flip, and to a lesser extent 5S armored command run. He has a lot of options to move around the screen both backwards and forwards. His normals are just okay in the startup and damage department, but the ability to cancel them into movement and a wide variety of special moves makes Dai Shi stylish and unpredictable. Be evasive and wait for the perfect moment to go in: float like a butterfly and sting like a beast!
If you have an assist with good lockdown or knockdown, that can give you time to use 5SH, 5S, and/or set up a demon flip mixup. Dai Shi's assist works best when you are pressuring the opponent, and lets you perform a 50/50 mixup into more pressure.
Launchers (1 per combo): 4H, 5HH (grounded only, not jump cancellable)
Wall bounces (1 per combo): j.S, 4SM, 5S on air hit
Ground bounces (1 per combo): 5HHH, j.H on air hit, 6SL
Crumples (1 per combo): 5S on ground hit
Special state (1 per combo): 5SM
Sliding knockdowns: 5H on air hit, used up wallbounce moves
OTGs: 6SL, 6S, super
Dai Shi cannot chain directly from 5M normals into 4H, but can chain into 2M and then 4H.
If a lock down assist hits and you have time, the best way to continue the combo is probably with 5S.
If you want to extend a combo with assist at the end, one way is to do OTG 6S and extend with assist.
(2L >) 5MM > 5HHH > 2L > 5MM > 5H > 6S~L > 5MM > 5H > 6S~L > 2L > 5M > 2M > 4H > 5S~M > j.L > j.M > j.S > 2L > 5MM > EX > Super
Basic bnb. Perform the second 6S~L as low to the ground as you can in order to get the pickup with 2L. You can choose to end with 5MM > 5H to set up a 5S~H orb for oki if you wish.
5L > 5M > 5H > assist name > 5L > 5M > 5H