Alright, I know this belongs more in character specific than general strategy, but I’m hoping to get some kind of disscussion going since people look here more than they do character specific.
Have Bison block Sagat s.LP, s.LP, d.HP, or use the lines on the floor of the training mode stage. The range is exactly where Bison is at after blocking the two Sagat jabs and low fierce, or two training mode “squares”.
Have Bison normal jump at you. At the peak of the jump, hit j.LK.
What can Sagat do to deal with this jump?
I’m using Sagat and try to DP. Even when I duck down and do it as late as possible, I go under Bison’s jump and completely whiff every single time. My High Tiger Super also whiffs.
If I try to Mago It? and jump back fierce as my anti-air, the Bison early jumping short cleanly stuffs me air-to-air .
I can’t walk under the short for a cross-up DP because Sagat is big and the short has a big cross-up hit box.
I can’t walk back and DP because proximity guard gets in the way.
I can’t anti-air with crouching fierce, because the j.LK stays out for a long time and will counter hit me, letting Bison combo into Scissors, CC xx death.
Late air block doesn’t appear to work against ANY of Bison’s normal jumping attacks. He still lands before me every single time.
I saw Nakanishi constantly try to bait Bison into jumping in by standing up and walking back. When the jump does come, he’s no longer in the annoying range and can easily duck down and DP consistently.
Aside from preemptively walking back and staying out of range, are there any other ways for Sagat to deal with Bison using this jump?
I get the “turn-around” DP that I want sometimes (I input dp+HP, not the hcb “cross-up” DP), but I don’t know how to do it whenever I want. Anybody know the trick to it if there is one?
Never sit and wait for Bison to jump maybe? Whenever you recognize that you’re sitting at the range where it’s difficult to DP, take a step closer. That way you can consistently and easily “cross-up” DP every single time Bison takes the bait and still jumps.
Just as annoying as midscreen Bison jumping at you from his sweet spot…
Sagat gets a free duck down, deep dp+HP every single time Bison uses jump in HK on him in the corner. If Bison switches it up to j.LK though…
Sagat needs to walk under and input a cross-up DP/super. This can get really annoying Sagat when Bison keeps mixing up which jumping attack he uses.
I’ll share whatever tricks I have, and explain the basics I use in this matchup if anybody wants to hear too, if somebody can give me some good tips or basic strategy I can use to deal with Bison jumping in on me.
A vid a of good C-Sagat player fighting against an equally good or better A-Team/Bison user would be even better.
Kim (if you’re reading):
You don’t have any vids of you playing against Combofiend using Bison do you?