Hi! I am brand new to street fighter and after a week of trying to decide what character to play, I finally landed on poison. I am in the process of just learning the game in general, but there were a few things about poison specifically I would appreciate help with.
Combos: My execution is pretty terrible. Due to that fact, I have tried to devote myself to just learning two general combos and trying to hit those as consistently as I can. Currently, I have 1 hitconfirm/blockstring combo I use and 1 combo for punishes.
cr.lp cr.lp st.mk xx WOL/Fireball (WOL on hit, Fireball on block)
basic cr.hp or hp into WOL for punishing stuff
I just learned how to plink yesterday and it has definitely helped with hitting links, admittedly though shifting my hands down to the kicks and consciously hitting the plink quickly has been hard for me lol. Anything wrong with these combos and is there any combos you think I should next try and work into my arsenal?
General strategy: To my knowledge poison is first and foremost a zoner(correct me if I am wrong!) and I generally play her as such. I pretty much just try and zone and try and avoid bad fireballs, because jumping seems to be so common place online. I pretty much only use cr.hp for anti airs, are there any other normals I should be using to AA, and in what situations should I try and go air to air and with what normals?
LMT and Poison’s DP: I am not really sure how to incorporate LMT into my game. I don’t really understand frame data yet, but to my knowledge it is safe(or pretty safe?) From watching my replays it seems I almost never use it, and even less so the ex version. I just kind of throw it out randomly in neutral situations. Also, if it lands I almost always use the kick follow up simply because I am not sure what else to do. I know it is comboable afterwards but in what situations I am not sure. Should I just be finishing it for the knockdown? Any tips for how or when to use LMT would be awesome. It seems the general consensus is that Poison’s DP is not great, should I ever try to anti air with this? If you know useful situations for it lemme know!
Pressuring/wake up: Frankly, I have no idea how to pressure people. I almost always try and play lame and zone because it’s what I am comfortable with, but I do get the occasional knockdown off a sweep or a combo. I pretty much do one of 3 things. I either try and bait out a reversal(not the highest level of play where I am at lol), cross up with jmp.lk and hit confirm into my combo/throw, or I throw a meaty fierce fireball because someone told me thats a good idea. My question mainly has to do with the last option, I don’t really have any knowledge or method to what I am doing with the meaty fireball. Basically I just kind of throw it and then follow with a low mk and hope something lands. Any easy setups or thoughts on what I should be doing here would be great.
Using meter/red focus/ultras: In general I only really use my meter for ex Fireballs when I catch people focusing alot, or people are throwing stuff with armor. Are there any red focus combos I should know to go into things like ultra 1/damages, or should I just use 1 meter to combo into something like ex Rekkas to land the ultra. Any matchups or uses for ultra 2?
Matchup stuff: I have been getting blown up by the superjump/divekick characters. A lot of this is probably just not knowing how to block a lot of their stuff/inexperience, but yun and c.viper have been really tough for me. If either of them gets in I just am not sure how to deal with the pressure, not sure how to stuff dive kicks from yun, and I can block vipers stuff for a little while but it seems sooner or later I get hit and thats when the pain starts. Tips or things that could help me out here?
Sorry! I know this is a huge wall of text and you don’t have to answer all the questions(and feel free to correct me if anything I wrote is wrong or doesn’t make sense) any help at this point is really valuable. Also, any tips you might have for a new poison player or things you think I should know are definitely welcome!