Usually you want AAA assist if they rush down.
If they have no good aaa, you can rush down. If they do, try to zone with his longer hits…
the stuff in my combo vids mostly comes offa stuff from close range, right? but if they have AAA, you can’t just rush down… either go for it after baiting assist or something, or do something like… when hitting, c.lp+storm,c.mp,s.hk,xx,/ , airdash forward, hp, \ /… you can do the same with Sent drones (but storm helps cut through their assist if they call one, too). The assist and hp are not part of the combo, but allow you to come in close and follow with something… if Storm does hit, your hp connects and you can finish to combo. Or you can get some combos offa far c.lp+Sent-a<s.mp,xx,/ , airdash forward, d+lk,mp, \ /, then either qcf+kk, or hcb+lk,xx,qcf+pp
my main teams are…
Sim/Cable/Sent-A,G (far c.lp+3 bars = near death… Sim is good assist for Cable)
Sim/Storm/Sent-A (for combos and against non-rushdown)
Sim/Sent-A/CapCom (against rushdown)
A lot of people like the Sim ground assist, I myself prefer Sim AAA.
Umm… I guess that’s a rundown on teams and stuff. Sim CAN be top tier… some teams look slike they rip through him be default, but the right assist can also counter that (I always thought Sim+2 top tier = good Sim team, but I found Sim/Sent-a/CapCom was by far my best for dealing with rushdown.
A lot of Sim’s game agaist people trying to rush is to stay airborne. If they land where you are, they can follow and rush, right? But sim has longer limbs… coming down, he can effectively strike at like 1/2 the screen. Keep positioning ranged, try and land with hp or something at far distance, then the long strings+assist if applicable, if drones or storm, maybe another string or small rush (dependant upon their team too), then take to the skies again if they get to close or you can’t range them anymore. You shouldn’t have to risk CapCom as much since unlike using someone like Storm, when they can’t hit you, you can still often hit them. Feels almost like a really good Cable with CapCom assist… annoying. =)