I’m a relatively new user on these forums and I’ve already seen a couple of these threads before. Strange that it seems like mostly guile gets these threads or maybe it’s just that they stand out to me more.
Much of this is character dependent so it would help if you gave us some chars you use for specificity. But here’s some quick tips
-imo the ideal strategy to beat guile is make sure you get the life lead early and then make him come to you. I wont get in too much detail there but that’s the overarching strategy you want to have against guile (most any character, for that matter)
-Make the most out of every chance getting in. Successfully jumping in on Guile - even if he blocks it- is valuable. Finding a safe way to get around fireballs and in for mixups is very important.
-Pay attention to his patterns. Against rushdown characters, you have to learn how they pressure you up close with their blockstrings, gimmicks, etc. Against guile, you have to learn how he keeps you out.
–Does he sit in one spot without moving and spam booms without mixing anything up, being extremely predictable? Don’t be afraid to use risky anti-fireball stuff if you KNOW he’s gonna boom (keep in mind these usually must be predicted in advance and not reacted with).
–Does he throw booms and continually back up far away? Get him to the corner, then he has no option but to advance or be vulnerable, and that’s when you can get in.
–Does he throw 1 boom and follow it up every time with a sweep, hk, or backfist? Don’t forget it’s not scrubbish to reversal when you know they’re gonna throw out that sloooow roundhouse at you after you block the boom. And once they’re without a back charge, it takes a second to get their charge back. This can allow you to advance with normals and footsie it up. He’s gonna wanna get another boom out there as quick as possible, so if he’s not mixing it up you can predict generally when he’ll throw another boom and possibly jump in safely.
-Learn his weaknesses. This takes time. You need to know what guile CAN do in certain situations, and then see what he DOES do. In my experience with guile mirror matches and non-mirrors, most low to mid level guiles tend to be very one dimentional and uncreative. They can also be very impatient and just as likely as any flowchart ken to throw out random flash kicks when they have charge to make you gtfo. Baiting flash kicks and reversaling predictable pokes will get you far against many guiles.
In short: get in, knock down, cross up all day for free (unless he has super) and make him scared to throw out that flash kick.
And never, NEVER, let him put on those shades. Because then you’ve truly lost.