I think we all know that Yang can be pretty strong in the right hands. But one thing that’s inevitable is getting parried, then his low stamina shows its face. Unlike Yun, you gotta get in and deal your damage normally which puts you at risk every time. But if you play in a certain way to minimize the reward of an opponent’s guesses, you can probably win in a more consistent manner.
Haha, sounds like I’m the one going to give the advice, but I’m actually asking how to do this. So far I’ve noticed the following, but it’s nothing great:
regular and EX mantis by themselves are severely underrated. They’re pretty good at punishing whiffs and even as a counter to some low pokes. Plus if you do EX, even if they parry you can continue with more hits, forcing them to think there’s no point in parrying in that situation to begin with.
after resetting someone, don’t hit low until you see how they react once landing a few times. A lot of people parry low here, especially shotos and Chun. See above.
avoid getting predictable with HK or MK dive kicks (or any with the intention of touching them above their waist), it’s a huge risk against Ken, Chun, Urien, and more.
when cornering characters with big corner comeback potential like Dudley, Urien, or Makoto, you don’t want to get parried and then thrown (like Urien trading sides). So one thing I do with Yang is what I do with Ken, keep your game outside of throw range, or throw/anti-throw a lot: far HP, far MK, c.MK into whatever, EX or regular mantis by themselves, maybe even some palm tricks. If I get close or do a dive kick (either hitting or landing close from it), depending on the depth of the hit I try not to throw because if I mess up the timing and whiff I could get thrown, so I replace it with jump back HP against tall characters.
Most of that is pretty obvious I guess. Ironically, I’m really good at parrying, but when a Ken or Chun parries it would pay off a lot more than mine do so I need to fix that. Yang clearly has strengths that those characters don’t have that I need to start putting to good use. So let’s hear some strategies or any comments.