Ok lets get down to the true strats now. We’ve gone over just about everything else, but i think that we really need to go in depth against the top tier, cuz let face it thats who your going to be facing in tourneys and such.
1-- Cable. Lots of peeps say that cable really isn’t a problem, but he can be a huge problem. Catching up to a running cable can be quite a task for IM. As we all know IM doesn’t have great speed, his a/d is slower than say a mags. Add in a powerful anti-air with cable and it is quite a daunting task indeed. One on one i think IM has a great chance, maybe even better than 50% imo. With his cross-ups etc. Iron man has a good chance to catch cable pretty easily. If he superjumps, just wave dash underneath him, or even underneath and then back again to fool your opponet, if you miss when he lands triple jump back over his head and try to cross him up. Now the hard part, cable paired with a good anti-air assist. Lets say for now Capcom, this imo is the hardest one to get past to get to cable. Capcom takes away alot of IM’s game, such as smartbomb zoning, well for the most part anyways. So this gives you a very small window to actually try to attack him. You have a tiny amount of time after he calls capcom to try to get past his gunshots. With doom however you can extend the amount of time you have, but you have to make sure you sj. quick enough to get past getting caught in blockstun or your doom is dead, and make sure that doom holds capcom for a little bit so that he can’t be called again. You can use this window to attack cable if you can get past his fp gunshot. At the same time it could work greatly for you if your playing against a trigger happy cable with alot of meters. Basically your calling out Doom as bait, and sooner or later a trigger happy cable will eat it up like a rat does cheese, and if he doesn’t, hopefully doom will hold capcom in his rocks long enough to catch up to Cable. Just keep on going with these types of patterns, hopefully sooner or later you’ll catch up to him. Alot of peeps(myself included) get frustrated, and often try to rush him too crazily, but do not do this its the quickest way to end up getting ahvb’d to death. The key against Cable is patience.
Anyone else is welcome to write on strats against cable as well.
I’ll write some on storm next, which is imo the hardest matchup for IM.