I was wondering what general things do upper level Hibiki Players focus on. What grooves? Do people Turtle or Rushdown? Poke? What techniques do you use to achieve your Turtle/Rushdown style of play.
Honestly, my style of play is mostly defensive. Poking w/ alot of c.LP, MP and c.MP. On wake-up I use Rapidfire c.LK, has Great Priority and relatively safe. Also use this as anti-roll. If it connects I combo, into LP, qcf+Jab. I use A Groove for Hibiki as her Customs ended w/ Super, do more damage and also work better defensively (using the invincibility frames). I haven’t played anyone high-level. Only people who play casually (like me until recently) and I started using her qcb+LP in close buffered into her qcf+LP and it seems to cross over well. If they block, my customs I usually mix up when I throw this out. I stick a few c.HP (2 - 4) and go for the set up. I usually mix up when I do this just in case they block it. This is only if my first attack didn’t connect for the combo, I mix this up in an attempt to make them guard in the wrong direction. I don’t use her KKK much. Dunno why. It seems to be good, I just dont think about it. But like I said, I’m lower level play. Not a scrub by ANY means, because I do know what Im doing and how the game works. But I’m still a noob, and don’t really know how an effective Hibiki works at high level. So, post up, and let me see what all the real Hibiki players are doin this days.