I played SSF4 for 2 months. Its my only experience in the series.
sometimes, when my opponents finish their block strings, they’ll immediately start their focus attack, and when I counter poke with dhalsim even if i use s lk they hit me. I feel as if they can continue to keep pressure on me because of the ability to use focus as a counter mechanism to this.
Dhalsim doesn’t have a move that armor breaks i believe, and aside from ex fireball it fucks up my options.
Also, if i’m using someone like e honda and i jump in on someone, many times i see them charging focus. I try to empty jump it sometimes and go for a grab but most of the time i just get hit. If i try to use a jumping fp and go into jab hands, i still get hit before the s jab comes out.
I dont understand. Are my only options armor breaking moves to stop this pressure? I can deal wtih mixups, teching, vortexes, zoning whatever but when it comes to just the application of something like a focus attack, it tends to really just turn the matchups out of my favor. I dont know if this is because i play really defensive or what.
helpful tips? the two situations i provided above are the most common occurence where i get fucked up by that.