OverviewEditThe Savage Slash is a fast multi-hit attack, performed by pressing down, up and attack while in mid-air. Once done, Hiryu performs an omni-directional attack taking the form of several Cypher slashes appearing all around him, while he does a rolling somersault in mid-air and then outstretches both his arms apart. This serves both as an offensive and defensive technique, as Hiryu is invulnerable for the attack's duration.
The Savage Slash is stronger and provides more points per kill than the basic Cypher attack, and it can also hit multiple times during the animation, making it an excellent technique against large bosses, specially if timed right to both attack and avoid the enemy's attack. Being also fast in execution and easy to perform, it can be quickly spammed in place as well.
- Hien gains this technique in his playable version in the PlayStation port's "Hien Mode". Although the animation appears to have an extended range (as it uses Hien's attack effect instead of Hiryu's), it is functionally identical to Hiryu's version.
- The Savage Slash is one of Hiryu's moves in Namco × Capcom. It gets upgraded into a stronger version known as "Savage Slash (Strong)" (乱れ斬り（強）) at Level 38, becoming the final technique Hiryu gains.
- In Project X Zone 2, the Savage Slash appears as the final move in Hiryu's neutral attack, which is also named after it. Being a reference to Hiryu's entire skillset from Strider 2, he performs a Savage Slash in mid-air following a Hassou Jump.