Recently i’ve been talkin with a couple different Ny players about ironman teams and his current ability to compete at high level. They surprised the shit out of me by saying that some people were actually debating if combofiend was the cheapest squad overall. I’ve always thought that ironman was weaker than cyc but it seems like i was way off. The point of this post is to ask how ironman teams are competing in your area and if those players have learned to 1 hit kill with him from anywhere on screen consistently. The guys schoolin me mentioned that defense and counter hits leading into ggpo = a problem
A couple things that i learned since i tried the team out again
Ironmans ability to cancel his airdash momentum as he attacks gives him the ability to do deep crossups with his air fk
ironguy on point
opponent crouching, sj lk airdash directly to the middle of ur opponents sprite and hold back+fk(right before the game forces ur opponent to look towards the direction u r airdashing)
because of the way that ironman floats slightly during his descent and the way the game tries to keep track of ur position during ur attack, this can be manipulated to hit ur opponent in a variety of stupid angles…
i’ve airdashed past the char and kicked them in the back of the head before the game forces me to slide thru the opponents sprite and land on original side.
You can also land regular crossups using this pretty easily.
maybe a good way to set this up is by faking the cross-up and hitting with fk before u reach the center of ur opponents sprite, make em respect something…
I doubt this 2nd set-up is useful but it might still work because of how wierd it looks
sj airdash past the ~very~ center of ur opponent sprite then lp and hold back. even though you’ve airdashed past the opponents sprite, by holding back right after u pass the center of their sprite it will force u back to the original side for a retarded floaty Lk switch side. the game forces the character thats getting crossed up to face the other direction for a split second even though u are already floating back to the original side. you’ll know u are getting it when they only look the wrong way for a really brief period of time.
i still suck with him but i figure that somone will drop some current info on people winning more with him.