Dealing with chicken blocking

sentinel

#1

This might be a stupid question but how do you deal with this mess? My most common scenario is that my friend is playing wesker and I get him in the corner and start doing my flight pressure. He starts chicken blocking like crazy until he gets the air throw and I get a dead sentinel. When I go for the air throw, I get a jumping S to the face and now i’m trying to pull myself together. So please any tips will be appreciated.


#2

st.L > cr.M catches jump atempts
Air throw.


#3

If you’re gonna do some stomp pressure, go to training mode to learn the distance where Sentinel can still stomp their ass, all while preventing the enemy from trying to find a whole in your offense and air grab you.

If you have an assist backing up Sentinel, use’em


#4

Most of the time my sentinel is the achor so therefore he’s usually on his own. I’m going to hop in training mode and start testing hitboxes.


#5

[j. :h:, FLY, j. :h:, UN FLY, j. :h:, land, cr. :m:, FLY] —> repeat xN or until the opponent smartens up to try and air throw you, but this is his basic pressure string on a cornered opponent. If they try and push-block, the flight cancels (when timed correctly) will nullify advancing guard.

Even if you fail to time it correctly, usually, they open themselves up because of both a mistimed stomp (j. :h:) or a mistimed push-block causing them to dash forward into a stomp, which you them proceed into a combo.


#6

Get some lows in.


#7

Well the obvious answer is air throw, but then your asking what happens when I make a bad call on an air throw and Im stuck in the air whiffing a j.:h:, well personally I call akuma before I go for the air throw that was I get a number of option selects. First things first, if they up back I get an air throw, but if they hit a st. button they eat either akuma or my boot, both of which lead into a full combo and finally if they sit back and block I fly cancel my :h:(well I always fly cancel it since I have akuma) and can apply some pressure.

The lesson of the story here, always play sent with a good horizontal assist in the back.