I pick Gigas vs almost everyone else but this is one of the few matches where I think it’s impossible to land it. SA3 is nice to go through Dudley’s pokes once in a while, has better range for punishing his mistakes, and is excellent against jump ins. Especially when Dudley LOVES to jump in on Hugo.
I don’t know if it’s just me but I find Dudley’s jump in being extremely annoying. Dudley Jump in -> parry -> 360/throw whiffs quite often, it just seems like the timing is a lot tighter compared to the shotos for example. That tells me it’s not worth it to parry his jump ins since 360 is not guaranteed and if I miss then 40% of my life is gone. Air grab is nice if they jump from far or if you anticipate it. Also air grab them if you think they’re trying to parry that aa SA3, which rarely happens as ppl has the mindset that Hugo has no good aa up close.
I rarely use Hugo’s qcf+lk but this is one match up that I think it’s useful. Especially when the Dudley you’re playing loves to throw out random pokes/jump in a lot. It has great priority and I often catch them on their way up doing a jump in or beating whatever pokes/moves they’re doing. Of course you don’t abuse it but I do it a few times a match and results have been great so far.
let me know what you all think!