Now that i’ve finally gotten better at defense (techs/high low blocking/crossups), I’ve realized one of my major weaknesses is that against better players i’m easily pressured by their blockstrings. Many times i would find myself blocking/teching all the time, trying to find an opening in their offense. Against other newbs like myself it seems to be easy as they don’t seem to know their frame advantages. But against good players (Rank B’s generally) they seem to know how to safely create pressure against me.
So question 1: how can I deal with strong offensive pressure game? like how would I know when is a good time to start striking back? and what moves are generally better to strike back with? quick jabs into combos? or high priority specials? is pulling off an ultra during what i think is an end of a blockstring to counter a good idea? what about backdashing? do recover times for dashes differ between character? can out backdash out during the blockstring or am i in blockstun? what about between the breaks? is neutral jumping+attack a viable way to reverse the momentum?
Question 2: How do they do it? How can i create such a pressure game with relatively safe blockstrings (at least thats what it looks like to me) and make the opponent go into defensive/guess mode against my pressure/mixups?) Does this have to do more with match-ups/frame advantages? or it is just something more of common knowledge?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated! oh, and here is some info about the characters I play & those i have trouble with if it would help clarify things:
My Main: Cammy
Training with: Sagat, Vega, Bison, Akuma
Lots of Trouble with: Ken, Rufus, Bison, balrog, Ehonda + anyone played rushdown by a good player