So I was reading on the Sabin’s thread about how players in Japan share their character specific tricks and what not with each other in order to get better. Although we do that here to a certain extent here, I wanted to make a thread about some “secrets” or tricks that you may have discovered on your own in order to improve our metagame. ( I did a search, didn’t find anything)
Hopefully I don’t come off like a noob but I have a few tricks that I’ve discovered through experience and experimenting. Here are some:
Hurricane crossover > HP SRK.
All I ever see people doing is sweep right after the crossover…even the JP players. I don’t know why people don’t use this/know about it, but you can combo the crossover hurricane kick into SRK and even FADC into SHAKU. You can do it on reaction so that you don’t have to do the SRK if they block the crossover.
Shaku frame trap into Ex demonflip palm strike.
This one is super basic but it works on so many people…The caveat is that you need to pay attention to their EX meter.
If you shoot a 3hit shaku across the screen (as the person is getting up or walking to you, etc) they will probably block. While they are blocking, they are obviously in block stun. After the Shaku touches them, immediately ex demon flip into palm strike. Time it so that the palm strike connects right as their block animation is ending.
You may have to practice the timing on this, but if you get it right, any reversal they do as long as its not a EX, will get stuffed. It kills regular flash kicks, SRK’s, etc… Just don’t over abuse this tactic. Anything other than block or EX reversal will score an knockdown. The glorious thing about this is that it breaks focus and can’t be countered by Gouken. If they do block, you still have the option to throw, crossover, or do some other shenanigans…
I have not tested it, but you may even be able to do a demonflip > throw as they are coming out of block stun, and throw them out of their SRK/reversal if your timing is on point. I know that the demon flip will beat an SRK during the start up frames.
Anyone have some cool annoying cheap tricks they care to share?