So yesterday I was playing online with a friend who had just got the game, I’ve been playing a couple of years and I consider myself to be pretty decent both execution and skill wise at this point, not to flatter myself as I do have a lot of weaknesses as a player.
Anyways, he started wondering who he wanted to main and came down to three characters, Bison, Dudley and DeeJay. He really wanted to try out DeeJay so I volunteered to help introduce him to the character as a whole, and show him the ropes of what to do and how to do it properly. Turns out I freaking LOVE DeeJay, he’s super fun and doesn’t require a ton of small tedious pieces of tech to work effectively in a match, you can zone or rushdown with him quite simply and his footsie game isn’t so bad that I can’t handle it.
Anyway onto my main point, I saw DeeJay’s max damage combo, the stigma surrounded EX MGU > Dash > U2 and I knew I had to have that in my arsenal of combos to give DeeJay at least SOME sort of comeback potential, 500 damage is nothing to laugh at for one bar.
So I jumped into training, hit up the DeeJay boards and checked over the thread that had some hints and tips, I already had the general plan for it but just needed help figuring out the best shortcut motion for me and my grip on the stick, turns out I prefer the FF DB UB shortcut for the Ultra 2 motion. I unpause my training mode, hit dash U2 without EX MGU for about 5 minutes and then try all of it together, and I landed it both sides within 10 minutes and had it fairly frequently within half an hour.
I’ve hit it online in matches around 4-5 times now, it isn’t something I get to use once a match because of how awkward EX MGU is to get a confirm into, it’s tiny range can be an issue for me…
So all-in-all, for something tagged the hardest dash ultra I expected to fail instantly and never land it, and never guessed I’d have it consistently!
I really feel as though the difficulty level for this particular set-up is over-exaggerated and leads to a lot of players just never trying it in matches, because I find it really simple to pull off. Or for the people currently having issues performing it, making it seem like a very difficult to perform set-up, thus creating non-existent barriers in their heads and impeding their progress towards pulling it off well, because that tiny little voice in their head is whispering “You’ll never hit this, it’s way too difficult” so yeah, smiles all round DeeJay boards, it might not be as difficult as one may think!