- strong neutral game; fast, far-reaching normals that yield knockdown and damage.
- Pressure that utilizes many lows, rewarding frame traps, and opportunities to reset pressure or safely return to neutral.
- Has a tool for every situation, including two strong anti-airs, a great mash out move in 2P and two reversal attacks.
- Can Knockdown after most confirms thanks to Lightning Javelin having a ton of untechable time.
- Strong okizeme between 3H, 236D, j.236D, j.D, j.214D, 5K and j.S
- Second Chance mix up tools are limited and either require meter or end your turn and put you on the defensive.
- His long distance game is very one dimensional and is very outclassed by most other projectile characters.
- Many of his buttons have proration leaving Ky with very low average damage.
- His approach is very straight forward and easy for more defensive characters to stop.