wow, this is going to be a beast thread. Blanka (especially A blanka)'s game is really complex and deep…I wouldn’t know where to begin with strats.
He’s got a wicked mixup game, good anti-airs (not the best, but still quite effective), RC electricity is near broken if used correctly.
I guess the some tips for blanka would be:
-don’t whiff RC electricity and cr.FP in close range…they can be punished easily.
-use his mix ups alot. if you can do whiff cr.lk -> RC electricity, there are stupid amounts of mixups on wakeup starting with cr.lk. It can either whiff or be meaty, then either can be followed up with RC electricity, or throw, or hit confirm combo.
-alot of these are “general” strats that you would want to follow anyways, but gets better for blanka i suppose. it’s very easy to push an opponent to the corner with blanka, and once you get him there, throw ALOT. Many people will be afraid of eating RC electricity in the corner for obvious reasons, so go in for tick throws for some damage, then rc electicity when they think you’re not going to do it.
-command hop back can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Many blank players have developed a natural habit of mashing hop back whenever they feel they’re in trouble. In a large number of situations, this is pretty safe, but against smart/top tier characters, it can get dangerous, as the hop is punishable.