I’ve searched everywhere for this info, so please don’t flame me if it’s already posted somewhere, and feel free to direct me to it, but i’m looking for any specific tips people have found useful against claw to lock him down and avoid him getting free space to use stuff like wall dives, slide pokes, and hi priority claw normals.
I know what i’m doing, so i don’t need newbie tips, i’ve been playing SF 18 years, and my win ratio in HDR lobbies is about 7 or 8 out of every 10 matches usually, but versus claw always seems to come down to who controls the space-Give him too much and it’s “wall dive” or “slide beats everything” and you’re under attack, but if you get in close and play rushdown style his normals, claw pokes, and backflips seem to beat everything.He’s my problem match, and after getting beaten 3-0 last night i figured i need some help.
My mains are usually dictator and deejay, with some guile, and honda as alternates.Deejay seems to do better, cause he’s got some nice specials and hi priority normals too, but my dictator style is usually stay out of range, then get in quickly, knockdown, and rushdown on getup with tricky crossups etc.Problem is, on a good vega, this just gives him too much time and space to walldive, and he has a bunch of options to screw me on that.
What i would like to know is, what are peoples strategies to harass claw, and make sure he generally doesn’t have enough time/space to get into his usual BS, and if he does, what are the best counter techniques.
Specifically i’m looking for people’s best strategies on:
Keeping him cornered
Dealing with his dives after he’s gotten into some space.
I’ve read Seth K’s controlling space article, which was excellent, i’d like to get some other players pointers that will hopefully give me some new tricks to try, so i can get out of old habits on this match up.