The Power Launcher is a new gameplay mechanic introduced in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. This move allows the fighter to launch their opponent into the air for longer combos that can possibly exceed the damage of a power blow.
Like the Power Blow, it can only be used once the character has lost 50% or more of their lifebar. Only one "power" move can be used per round. As a result, this is a technique only recommended to experienced players who know what they're doing as one mistake can completely ruin the combo.
Besides it's normal use, power launcher attacks can be used as a normal attack; if you use the move without charging it, it'll flip the opponent backwards causing them to bounce up slightly, vulnerable to further strikes.
List of Power Launchers Edit
- Ein, Hayate, Hitomi, and Honoka all have the same Power Launcher (Tensho ("Heaven Piercer"))
- It is possible that the Tensho was either taught to Ein from Hitomi (and retained to Hayate's memory), or taught to Hitomi from Hayate (as Ein, he may have retained the move from before his amnesia). Of course, Honoka knows the move by observing one of the three.
- Naotora Ii, and Zack are the only characters who can enter a Special Stance from their Power Launchers.
- Jacky, Lisa, Naotora, Nyotengu, Phase 4, Rig, Sarah, and Tina are the only characters whose Power Launchers use instead of .