After playing Akuma for years and years, I’d really like to pick up a grappler. I understand Abel isn’t supposed to be top tier, but I’m having a rough time getting myself out of simple tactics because I don’t understand enough about the character.
I don’t know what to do when someone is constantly spamming lp or lk. It feels like Abel’s moves are too slow to compete. Rolling through them to get a throw in doesn’t seem to work, I can’t approach because of the speed of the attack, and jumping in doesn’t seem to do me much good either. I’m sure Abel has something, I just don’t know what it is, can anyone help?
Also having serious issues with characters jumping on my head for a crossup. It goes past the elbow and puts me at a huge disadvantage.
Another issue is with fast characters kiting me around. I can’t seem to catch anyone without falling into a combo. So if I start out at a disadvantage and the opponent decides to run, I feel like I have no options as Abel. I know I’m missing a lot of basics here, but help in these areas would be greatly appreciated.