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Wow that is significant improvement. You Steve Rogers is way better than the last video you posted here, I almost can’t believe how much and fast you improves. But I do have some suggestions still.
Don’t be afraid to cancel into super, Cap builds meter really well, so don’t be afraid to cancel into HCS. It’s not so much about damage but the psychological affect, of being afraid of being hit by that. Also if Wesker is in your fast, don’t be afraid to stick out a cr.l, it’s 4 frames, DON’T throw out cr.h way too slow he has enough time to jump over you and land a falling s. The way you played against Gouki with cap impressed me very solid play, good spacing, good use of both specials and normals as well as assists. You didn’t hesitate to punish his random beam supers and nor did you do anything random outside of a CS which you cancelled into HCS without hesitation.
Your TONY STARK, I have a problems with. I feel like he’s on your team to take in damage and die. LMHS standard does not work with Tony. I understand your dilemna with tony because I’ve been there where he is your weakest link, but Once you figure out how to use him he could easily become your anchor instead of deadpool. One of my biggest problems I see with your Iron Man was your COMPLETE lack of use for his projectiles while you’re playing. The only thing I saw you do was a weak rushdown on WESKER of all characters in his inevitable death. Wesker should NOT be rushed by anyone on your time, there’s a reason he’s hated. It’s because he’s a brain dead rushdown character, all of his normals on block are somewhere around neutral plus or minus. You CANNOT rush him down with Iron Man of all characters with his terrible launcher. Here are my suggestions
I feel that iron man players need to learn to use repulsor blast more. The move covers ALL angles of Iron man, as we all know in this game, it’s all about near-impossible-to-block-crossups as “pro strategies” (or braindead). Repulsor blast hits behind you and allows you to catch opponents off guard, and if you have meter and xfc that coudl easily lead into a dead character without even having to do a full combo. Because of repulsor spread, repulsor blast is Tony’s safest move, because it pushes the opponent back even IF they block it. Repulsor blast will allow you to catch those rushdown-cross up shenanigans and punsih them for it. Why do you have to rush down with Iron Man, you have projectiles for a reason. When you see him fight in the movies, he’s usually just firin’ his laserz, start emulating that. Use and :h: (preferrably when firing it at random).
Start using unibeam from full screen, there’s not much that can punish it, even characters that have beam supers. As long as you don’t use unibeam as a preditable spamming attack, they can’t really punish it and, once again, if you have meter you become a threat (Iron Avenger), which can be cancelled into from unibeam from almost full screen. Like I said keep unibeam to full screen, very hard to punish. Try to use medium unibeam since it usually beats out fire balls and hits the opponent a little bit.
Make better use of double jump and j.heavy. This move as HUGE range, and when pointing down, is as good as Steve’s j.down heavy. Trust me on this one, make it harder to predict when your Iron Man is landing and use your double jump ESPECIALLY on block more often, it’ll land you a hit, which you can convert into damage or not or allow you to chip down your opponents health. Very useful, for keeping people out, especially with characters who have dumb AA launchers, Iron Man’s heavy will typically beat them out.
FlyingVe has a tutorial, you should go check it out. To further increase your landing ambiguity, start using and :h: smart bomb, you’ll be surprised how often it’ll land and do some damage to your opponent. It’ll also open your opponent to you rushing down since either, they’ll get hit so all you have to do is hit confirm, or they’re blocking which means they’re susceptible to your “high-low” mixup.
Learn this combo; cr.:l:>cr.>st.:h:>:l:repulsor blast>cr.>st.:h:>:s:. LEARN THAT, memorize it, make it part of your body and very existence. This is the Iron Man combo I use, it’s in eventhubs “Iron Man Reveal Trailer” (which is where I originally saw it). It’s a slightly tricky combo, I’m not even sure how much damage you can net from it but, it’s VERY safe. As I am rarely punished for doing it, many of the Cap players here also run Iron Man since they’re a low key dynamic duo in this game. They compliment each other perfectly. But Iron Man has a MUCH higher learning curve than most characters, including Cap. Which a lot of players don’t bother to go over, but because of that, Iron Man in most teams is basically just an assist and once he’s out, players are like a fish out of water. because they don’t know what to do with Iron Man and die, since he has no ezmode button. You need to find a way to cover up his launcher since it is TERRIBLE, which is the problem of a lot of people. This combo completely covers you, since you’ll never really be able to press launcher on block since your block string ends with repulsor blast which you cancel into spread (when you feel the time is right). So as I said learn that combo, and make use of my other tips above.
Iron man can run away, you just have to know how, Iron Man can RTSD, you just have to know how, Iron Man can zone you just have to know how, Iron Man can be a legit threat as an anchor with meter, you just have to know how to make him that. You need to just sit in training mode with his just him to figure it out, you can’t dedicate the same amount of time you used to learn Steve and apply it to Tony and think you can learn him. He’s a lot trickier with a lot more depth (no I’m not saying Steve is boring, but he’s a lot easier to use, you know it’s true). With that said I hope my info will help you level up your Iron Man. He went from the worse guy on my team, to being scary with xfc lvl 3. You just need to learn how he works, which isn’t straight forward.
Oh yea, abstain from using SS with Cap against Gouki. As you saw you’ll most likely just eat stupid damage.
Sorry for the long Iron Man write up guys, but I know there’s quite a few of you who use him and you’re stumped in terms of making better us of him.