Best Zoning Character(s)?


#1

Whether it’s with projectiles or good pokes, which character(s) in SSF4 can control space the best? I’ve always liked these types of characters instead of the RTSD characters so I want to give 'em a try in this game. I’m still super scrubby at the game and it’s taking me awhile to find a character I enjoy.


#2

In my opinion Guile. Best fireball + awesome defense.


#3

My vote would go to either Dhalsim or Akuma, personally. If you get good with Dhalsim, fighting him can be like fighting a brick wall, if a brick wall was punching you every time you moved towards it.


#4

I was expecting answers like Guile and Dhalsim, but why do you say Akuma? I know he has a fireball, but I always picture him as a rushdown/mixup character. I’m not saying you’re wrong I just want a small explanation.


#5

dan, hawk, hakan, makoto, and probably geif i guess.


#6

I would try dhalsim


#7

Guile, Dhalsim, Sagat, and Ryu are tops. Akuma has a good fireball but his game is more rushing down to start the knockdowns and combos.


#8

Because he has the same zoning abilities of Ken/Ryu, which is basically Hadouken > They Jump In > Shoryuken > Repeat

Guile is the same way, but he can also use his awesome Air Throw.


#9

If you’re proficient with them…Then Dhalsim is probably the best at it. Straight off the bat though Ryu and Sagat have some very basic but effective zoning.


#10

His air fireball creates some interesting zoning. I wouldn’t list him as a pure zoning character like dhalsim, but he does have a solid defensive/keepaway game.


#11

Because his fireballs give him alot of great control in my (admittedly short) experience, with his air fireballs making movement headaches for his opponents. He sees alot of play as a rushdown character, but that doesn’t mean he can’t zone. he has all the tools he needs to play a keepaway game, between his three fireball variations (air, red, and regular), a teleport, DP, etc. He isn’t a ‘pure’ a keep away character like Dhalsim, true, but he can cater to that playstyle.


#12

And randomly saying “Yoga”