So, I’ve been playing around with focus attacking certain characters poorly used moves into highly damaging combos. The two that I have been using most regularly that are guranteed are on Gouken and Blanka.
On Blanka’s Backstep Roll, if it is not a crossup, you can FA slightly before it hits you and when you land the focus attack, Blanka will go flying.
On Gouken, if they do a poorly timed Tatsumaki Gorasen, whiffed or blocked, you can properly time a focus attack to send him flying.
This is hardly something that I use on a regular basis, but it occurs frequently enough that I think it deserves some discussion on further applications. It is an easy way to obliterate your opponent’s life bar for punishing one move, also you can land some very damaging, semi-easy, ultra setups without using ANY Super Meter!!!
The combos that you can use it for it correctly timed are
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH, LTS
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH, EX LTS
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH, f.RH, EX LTS
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH, Ultra
Lvl 3 FA, forward dash x2, f.RH, f.RH, Ultra
*Note. The FA has to be pretty well timed. There is a pretty large window on when you can land it, but you shouldn’t try to cut it too close. Play around in practice mode.
If you guys have any other matchups that have guaranteed Lvl 3 FA on an airborne opponent, please post it. Or if you have any feedback on the drawbacks of using this, please comment.