Is this as bad as I think it is? Pretty much all of Rose’s normals beat out Dan in every way. Even if you consider frame traps, Rose has superior options. Perhaps it was a player match-up and not a character match-up; the guy I played had a tendency to mash cr.LK without fail. It’s a good 3 frame move, no doubt. Stuffs a lot of Dan’s options. Also turns out Rose’s backdash is better than Dan’s and I can’t really option select (can you OS?) with Dankyukus.
My question: Should I work on this match or play my secondary?
Whatever was discussed in the other threads about fast/instant air LK.Danku and “approaching” Dee Jay in a different way (I forgot the exact term, please correct me if source is found) were put to the test and I found several things.
-My execution and reaction still sucks.
-I need to whiff punish with ultra instead of muscle memory cl.MP, cr.MP xx Gadouken fadc KRK
-cr.MK is pretty good.
Other than that, this match has be plaguing me for months and I still need to work on it.
My question: If I’m going to play my another character for this match, should I just play a “better” shoto?
I wish I had more time with this match but the guy I ended up playing seemed to be having some sort of salty evening. The aforementioned Dee Jay guy (see above) was wrecking him all night so I’m not sure if I had a strong grasp on the game. On top of that, he didn’t seem to have any knowledge of the match up so he repeatedly tried to Psycho Crusher through stuff when I had U1 stocked. When I didn’t have meter, he just played footsies with s.MK and s.HK all day.
My question: Can I OS his teleport on wake-up? Is there a proper input?
This was a scrub churning better, to be honest. I went in respecting the guy but he started churning whenever I got a knockdown so I’m not sure if I learned much from this. I know it’s supposed to be a 7-3 in Hawk’s favor, but I’m not sure what I should be looking out for. I know to punish Condor Dives with U1 but that’s it.
My question: How wild should I go in swinging against random opponents? When’s a good spot to stop and pretend to play solid?
This was super weird. The guy commented that I had gotten better, which I pointed out that he just got worse. We both agreed on that and proceed to mash and hurl insults at each other. I’m not sure if I learned anything from this other than when Viper gets a stun and does level 3 focus, Dan crumbles in a weird way that Viper can whiff normals.
My question: For burn kick mix-ups, is there an easier way to block other than to guess?