Notable players to watch on youtube: Saint.
Some important moves to know:
Bob has one of the longest reaching jabs in the game so make sure to use it. His 112 combo is not as good as it looks. 1,4 only does 2 points less damage but leaves you at +5 on hit. (while 112 leaves you at -1) 1,2 has the added benefit of a 3rd hit used sparingly to keep them scared to attack back after they block the 1,2. If they block the 1,2, try to attack and get counter hit by the 1+2 ending you get a juggle with dashing d+2,3.
h,m “Stop crouching under my jab strings”
A nice d/f+1. Used mainly to catch SSR.
His main mid poke. Pretty fast (14 frames), moves forward a lot so it’s good at mid range. And it’s extremely good after you push them away a bit with a 1,4 or a 1,2 and have the frame advantage. There’s a 3rd hit that’s -12 on block (d+2,1,2) and use that to keep them honest once in a while.
On a back turned opponent (let’s say you predicted a netsu-tag and sidewalked to the back of the incoming character) you get the full d+2,1,2,2 for massive damage.
A safe CH only launcher that’s your main panic button if they don’t respect you. (As a Bob player you can’t “actively” get launchers.) Crushes standing jabs at a certain timing.
When you need a risky damaging low…
An extremely fast and safe SS attack.
His 14 frame ws launcher that’s horrible on block. I love this move but using it well as a whiff punisher instead of just a frame punisher takes a lot of experience.
Your best low. It’s somewhat slow but it’s still the best you have. Use at the ranges and situations you use d+2,1 to mix it up. Gives advantage on block.
The weakness of this string is that the 2nd hit doesn’t jail and hits high. Other than that it’s great. Use the safe 4 at the end to keep them honest 50% of the time. b+2,2 hits all the stupid low stances and raises them to a juggle.
"Don’t come any closer!"
The “Boblectric” was heavily nerfed from T6 (juggles only on counter) but it’s still a good get-in move because it’s only -1 on block.
It’s mid now, and seems to be a good get-in move. Seems really hard to SS it.
Used to make tagging in safer.
Learn your special juggles after this throw.
His slow hopkick gains a new use now as a tag punisher, because it moves forward so much.