I’ve wondered why there isn’t a matchup thread for awhile, so now I’m just gonna make it. We can do the typical matchup things here.
So we all know the obvious bad matchups (morrigan, trish, hawkeye, ZERO), but lately I’ve been curious to see what people think of some of his other matchups?
For instance, what do people think of the captain america matchup? The first few times I played it I hated that matchup, I was trying to chi parry the shield slashes and then getting blown up when it came back at certain spaces, or getting blown up be a normal on my recovery frames at other spacings. When I saw justin play against Marn’s Cap. it started feeling a little easier once I saw he was abusing jumping C against him at shield slash range, but it still feels like an irritating matchup.
Also, thoughts on Iron Fist vs Vergil? If the vergil is bad enough to not make his teleports safe its free, but thats not an ideal matchup discussion. Once I play a vergil who knows how to make his teleports safe it feels a bit more ridiculous. Certain moves that I feel like I should be able to punish are really difficult to do so, if I’ve done it at all. The range on his normals seems to be long enough that iron fist has a really hard time doing anything to get pressure going.
Incidentally, I have trouble personally dealing with Ghost Riders. I can’t tell if its just me being free in that matchup, or because I tend to only see them online, or if theres a legitimate reason the matchup is difficult, but it feels obnoxious. If anyone has advice on dealing with that matchup in particular I’d like to see that?
So yeah, matchup discussion away