For the last few days with DeeJay, I’ve been playing a lot of ranked and a lot of endless with players from the offline scene.
In these matches, I have tried as hard as possible to play him like his ST iteration, and goddamn it is working. The vortex is unreliable and I’ve realised it should only be used against bad players or against members of the cast with shit reversals/wakeup options.
Focusing on zoning with fireballs and judicious use of cl.mp and far.hp for anti-airing, and using j.hp as an ambiguous crossup much like Ryu’s I’ve had a fair bit of success.
I’m just airing my opinion that DeeJay could possibly be played much more conservatively and less gimmicky than he is and have much more success than he is currently having.