How to counter command throws?


#1

Hey all,

I have trouble with Abels online. When i get knocked down, the abel crosses me up with j. mk, then jab, into command throw. I don’t know how to counter this.

Any suggestions?


#2

back dash or jump straight up, you’ll then be able to punish the whiffed tornado throw


#3

Would i backdash before the jab or after the jab?


#4

after

But that’s the point of the tick throw. You can throw after 0-3 light attacks to keep your opponent guessing and if he always does 1 jab then he’s a dummy but if he always does 1 jab and you always jump after the jab then he can falling sky you.

Once you start escaping the tick throws a good player will realize you are afraid of them and start punishing you for your escaping tick throws (e.g. j.lk, c.lp, wheel kick to catch the backdash or the jump).


#5

After the jab, since blocking the crossup would leave you in a long enough hitstun to also block the jab.

EDIT: Kelter Skelter is pretty much on point with his response. Once Abel gets in, it’s up to you to make a intelligent decision on how to get out, since that’s where he’s at his best.


#6

Thanks guys! This helps a lot.