It involves the user charging a small ball of energy in his/her hand, and firing it off in a fashion similar somewhat like Goku's Angry Kamehameha, Vegeta's Final Galick Cannon, or any other one-handed energy wave attack. The beam itself is not very strong, but it can be used either to start a combo against the user's opponent, or simply to knock them away so that the user can charge for a Blast 2 or Ultimate Blast attack.
Bardock uses the Rush Ki Wave against Frieza Soldiers while flying towards Frieza's spaceship in the TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Shula uses the technique against Goku in the Dragon Ball episode "Goku Goes to Demon Land", and Vegeta uses it against Gohan is the Dragon Ball Z episode "Namek's Explosion... Goku's End?".
Appearances in games
In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Dr. Gero uses point-blank ki blasts to finish his Drain Life combo. Rush Ki Wave was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Many characters in the game can use the Rush Ki Wave, and the color of the attack varies with the user. In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, Bardock's Signature Attack is a Rush Ki Wave technique called Backstep Ki Blast, where he backsteps while using the attack.
- Energy Storm
- Energy Storm is a combo that can be performed immediately after a fully charged Rush Ki Wave. If performed correctly, the fighter immediately Dragon Dashes towards the knocked away opponent, catches up to them, smash them downward, and then finishes by rapidly firing off a few ki blasts. There is also a max power version of Energy Storm called Blast Combo 10.
- Blast Combo 10
- Blast Combo 10 is a Max Power version of Energy Storm. It functions the same as Energy Storm except the fighter uses one of their Blast 2 attacks as a finisher instead of a volley of few normal ki blasts (for example, King Vegeta uses Super Energy Wave Volley at the end of his Blast Combo 10).