Experience players please analyze my Xism Sodom
I’ve never used V-ism Sodom myself…but I really want to give him a try. Here’s the way I use Sodom. So far people have had a hard time, but it just might be that most of the people I play against are scrubs. If you know a way to counter my way of playing Sodom, by all means let me know (since one of my friends is beginning to copy my style, I want to know ways of countering). It can be a bit cheap too.
I pick X-ism Sodom for the damage and the reach. Anti-air attacks are d+hp, qcf+mp for ranged anti-air, and the best one for me personally is d+mp. D+mp is also a good ranged poke. Mk, d+wk and d+wp also round out the pokes. Best combo starter for me is an up close mk.
This is where the “cheapness” comes in (again, if there are ways of countering this or if this is worthless against good players). If I knock down an opponent I crowd over them with the threat of mk. If they don’t do a wake up attack (example, shoryuken), I can mk to interupt most other attacks they would do, and chain that into a 360+hk daikyo burning for heavy damage. If I do anticipate a wake up attack, I’ll just block, and from there I have my choice of mk into daikyo burning or d+hp into daikyo burning. It’s risky business, because if you miss the daikyo, you’re screwed.
Another thing from the mk is to chain it into a butsumetsu buster. Even if they block it, the special throw comes out relatively fast, and I haven’t met anyone who has stopped it after blocking (perhaps a wp would work, but nobody’s ever done it). So if I think that they’ll get up and block expecting me to chain mk into daikyo, I’ll do that other throw to punish. I also do that if I’m successful at poking the other player into playing defensively.
It’s all easier said than done. I’ve played a pretty good player, and he didn’t know how to break this stuff. The problem against him was outpoking him, and knocking him down to begin the mixup game. I am very open to analysis and constructive criticism. X-ism Sodom is by far my favorite character, I would like to develop good strategies with him. I also would like to find out counters to my strategies, so I can deal with better Sodom players, and so I can learn of ways to beat these counter-strategies.