Do all command grabs/CA's catch backdash?


#1

Didn’t really know where to post but I hope a thread is acceptable.

Just asking because of below video, I am at work and wondered if anyone knew.

Is this below the case for all of the grab CA’s so maybe Gief’s too? I backdashed thinking she would do a cmd grab or CA and it still caught me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9LQII66ho


#2

Laura has a bit of range in her CA. He also didn’t reversal so maybe he got lucky with it because it didn’t get to you while airborne which would most likely mzke it fail.

I am not a Laura main tho so maybe it’s just not that at all.


#3

Hmm, so maybe just bad timing.

If that is the range of her CA from full backdash distance… that’s just plain wrong.


#4

Laura dashes forward during her CA, kinda like her EX command grab. Also I don’t know for sure, but given how eff’d hurtboxes are in this game, Cammy’s hurtbox was probably still very far forward. Gief CA doesn’t move forward but comes out in 1 frame and has big range.


#5

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Didn’t really know where to post but I hope a thread is acceptable.

Just asking because of below video, I am at work and wondered if anyone knew.

Is this below the case for all of the grab CA’s so maybe Gief’s too? I backdashed thinking she would do a cmd grab or CA and it still caught me.

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Laura her CA doesn’t catch backdashes, neither do other grab CA’s. What happened here was that the backdash was in its last moments of animation during which it’s not airborne anymore…so she was grounded. It was just unfortunate what happened as you did the backdash thinking the Laura player would use reversal timing, instead the Laura (probably unintentionally) did the CA a bit later.

Laura her CA is not instant, which means unless you commited to an attack you can still jump, backdash or do your own CA on reaction after the freeze of Laura her CA.

Zangief is different as his CA only has 1 frame startup and is active instantly, which means unless you already commited to a throw invincible move beforehand Zangief his CA freeze you will still catch you.


#6

Thanks for clearing that up!

If I’d done it a bit later or she had done it as a proper reversal I might have been okay, good to know it reaches that far! Have to be more careful in future :L