(warning: extreme saltiness in this post)
For the life of me this matchup has frustrated me for more than a month now, and I’m joining a local tourney this Sunday and the number of Captain America’s I’m facing are increasing!
Anyway, let’s hope I can get all the details I can right here.
My main team is Amaterasu (B) - Felicia (B) - Doom (A)
The Captain Americas I face almost always have Spencer, Nova, or Wesker as their middle, and then Hawkeye or Taskmaster as their anchor (those arrow assists just complete him I swear). This means that basically with one bar, any of my characters (barring Doom) can be ToD’d.
Of course that won’t be a problem if I don’t get hit in the first place, right? Well this is where the problem lies.
For one thing these people know when NOT to Shield Slash, which then makes me wonder how the heck do I go about approaching this.
I concentrate on my strategy and try to get i-
OK so I can block it, maybe go for the punish lat-
Oh fuck this man, footsie wars it is then.
OK we have dat f.H and s/c.M for Ammy, this is going to be-
GOD DAMMIT STOP THAT
Oh wait I blocked it, let’s go for the puni-
Alright let’s try this again when he DOESN’T have meter…
Alright so I’m here, waiting for the right time to pull off a normal…
…! s.M GOGOG-
Cap c.L >>>>> my c.M
What the…? Seriously?
Urp, I’ll try superjumping next time then just approach down wit-
THE GODDAMN SHIT MAN
But I’ve been using Plasma Beam assist, so as long as I cover myself with that, I’ll be pretty safe in my approach ri-
It’s OK, Plasma Beam came o- WHAT THE CRAP HE PASSED ALL THE WAY THROUGH IT? Oh well at least he can’t combo after i-
THAT’S A HITCONFIRM ALL OF A SUDDEN?
Wait, finally I’m in melee range! Have to watch out for that c.L, maybe pushblock him if possible or something…
…block a c.L… spam my own c.L because it’s only 3 fra-
WHAT WHAT WHAT FRAME TRAP CRAP STOP DELAYING YOUR c.L RAPID FIRE
Urp, yes I finally caught him! Combo time!
…urp he didn’t die, oh well, let’s go for the wake up mixu-
OK now I’m above him and he’s grounded… Ammy’s j.H is amazing as an anti-cro-
eats a c.L because apparently c.L >>>> j.H
COME ON MAN I DON’T GET IT!
OK so now he’s above me and I’m grounded instead… double jumping around, I gotta anticipate that j.dH…
OK, I blocked it! W-wait a minute…
…we’re back to the footsie frametraps… god please no STOP THE CROUCHING LIG-
Lose Streak: 19
OK I am seriously out of options. I can beat a lot of other top characters now, Wesker, Zero, Spencer, Viper, even Trish despite the weakness, Dormammu, Magneto, Doom, other Ammy… I can handle these characters quite well. In fact I’m VERY comfortable with the Wesker matchup.
So I really don’t get it… I’ve been facing good Captain Americas for more than a month now and I still can’t find a hole in their offense! Is my entire team just seriously Cap weak or what? There MUST be something I can do aside from waiting for them to screw up!
I tried killing their arrows assists already… and so they resort to the reverse-punish Charging Star (blocked)->Hyper S&S… but for some reason it’s like he’s not running out of meter at all god damn it. Not only that, if I try to punish the Hyper S&S I actually end up eating a Bionic Lancer that I couldn’t punish for some god damn reason that Spencer passes through my characters instead of dragging me with him.
Oh and did I mention that if I DO block the Charging Star/Hyper Charging Star while I’m off the ground, I can’t punish it? This is insane.
I am seeking help from the Captain America players here in finding the loopholes in his game plan…
…or am I really stuck being countered by this guy forever?
Admit it guys, Charging Star is insane. Hyper cancellable, comes out faster than any other move in the game (1 frame), has a few frames of invincibility at the start and has projectile/beam blocking capabilities… In fact when I played earlier, Caps where just throwing random Charging Stars midscreen AND FOR THE LIFE OF ME IT WAS WORKING FOR THEM.