I have been playing SFV for a while, and one thing that still confuses the heck out of me is how to use light attacks when I am offense.
On defense I feel like I understand the usage fairly well. In any situation where I have frame advantage after a block, that's a great time to use a Light. Sometimes it's a punish, sometimes it's just a chance to start up pressure. But it usually works out, because they are typically very close after the attack, and a Light attack is a natural thing to do at that range.
On offense though, I don't get it. In order for my light attack to hit, I need to walk up very close to them. And in almost all cases, they will be able to hit me first with a Medium attack as I try to close the distance. I just get swatted away every time.
Yet, I keep reading that "Light attacks are low risk", and "Jabs are so powerful". How am I supposed to be using them offensively? As an side, I am a Bison player, so my terrible walk-speed may be influencing this problem...
Thanks for any advice!