Breathless counter

fei-long

#1

Guys I’m getting really frustrated dealing with this. It seems like if ur backed up in the corner and abel does his breathless at about 3/4 screen, there’s nothing you can do. Someone please, please prove me wrong


#2

Jump like a madman.

Seriously though, you shouldn’t be stuck there if you’re fighting Abel. Try your best to stay within 2 character lengths of him and it won’t be a problem. It’s kinda like doing CW from full screen when your opponent is doing nothing–you should always be mindful of the spacing.


#3

If it’s that far away you can just wait and react with jump back into a combo. You can also chance it if you reflex jumped at the ultra freeze by trying to do a CW as you land. There’s not any landing recovery from an empty jump if I remember correctly so you should be able to get out safely.


#4

yeah pretty much what both Nosone and Samurai said, however when i play an abel and i notice he has U2, I stay on top of him the entire match and try not to let him breath. MK CW is your friend…use it. If he activates U2 and your in his face a CW will send you over him to safety.


#5

Hahah, very funny.


#6

ex/hk flame kick or chicken wing. If the first it hit of your CW hits it break his breathless.


#7

Lol didn’t think of that, “Breathless” and not letting him breath


#8

I know cw is armor breaking but i’m talking about specific situations where you won’t reach him or only the last hit will. I haven’t tried reaction jump aways but it seems tough, as does counter flame kick


#9

i been caught in that situation as well where u cant escape (ur in a corner CW is too far for 1st hit, cant jump over abel, etc) ur best bet is reaction jumping as bad as it sounds


#10

In that situation, you can do one of two things

  1. walk backwards, anticipate ultra and jump on reaction (tough)
  2. Try to out-mindgame him by dashing forward and doing EX Chicken Wing since most Abels will delay the Ultra in that situation

neither escape is foolproof, but nothing hurts trying. I really fucking wish they would add armor break to all three hits of the Chicken Wing though.