K so this is my first thread and I feel the need to create one since there aren’t that many anakaris users or any that can play him effectively enough to win a match.
Questions or comments, strategies, combos r welcome. The sole purpose of this thread is to open the eyes to other ppl that don’t think that the mummy man can fight. Please post teams that u use when fighting with anakaris, strats with ur team combos or nething else that is useful.
I’ll start this thing off.
-My team is anakaris( variety) , ironman(aaa), doom( aaa) and in that order. I really like to play anakaris on point cause he really shouldn’t be used that much as an assist, unless u know what ur doing.
At the start of the match i’ll just launch+im aaa, sj.hk, (im assist hit them), curse (doll), repeat. This works most of the time at the start of the match. I just don’t do this agains magneto. or if i know that they r switch tricking.
Pretty much u can just call out doom assist then sj with a hk to keep them away or just to hit them with ur range, then airdash towards them then cancel airdash with hp. This is what I use for pressure. Or just to get close enough to them so that anakaris could confuse them with his variety of moves. C.lk, then prymad smash for a quick overhead works very good too. Or just superjump after doom assit then hk to keep away then hk coffin or whatever coffin u think that u have to use. kinda like the psychic pan of sent. they take chip since they r pinned. Then they’ll try to superjump towards u. u can either use another coffin based on their position or u can use his command grab. believe me this works. or u can just do repeated lp cobra rushes for a while. since u can quickly do one cobra rush into another.
U should really try to use his c.hk like the dhalshim player use his c.lp, good poke and if u sweep them then they’ll just roll out. In which case u would just call out doom as they roll towards u then do cobra rush super, sometimes they will take the hit since they don’t know which way to block. At the very least u will give them good chip damage.
Against sent, u have to try and chip him and play keep away until u can land a curse on him to do the inf on him. The best time to do the curse is when he’s doing hsf. Sj. when u see a hsf coming then do the curse. even if he dhc into hailstorm the curse will still travel and hit storm. U will get hit by hail but now storm has just signed her death sentence. Curse inf with im aaa should only take three reps to kill her. Keep away with coffins for a while with anakaris. Also if u don’t feel comfortable doing the curse with anakaris and they r doing hsf. U can do a coffin depending on ur position, then do cobra rush super, dhc into proton cannon. The coffin stuns them long enough for u to do this. If sentinel is killing ur assist with hsf just time a sj or guard cancel then do what I just said above for the frame kill. There really isn’t a sure fire strat to beat sentinel, especially with commando on his side. U just have to wait it out and attack when u get ur chances. Use everything that u can to get some hits out of him. Even if its just a hk here and there so when he does fuck up like doing hsf while ur in the air u can land the inf or framekill.
u can’t afford to use ur assist without protecting them from her hailstorm. If she runs away, let her run, just stand on the ground and rain coffins on her. she’ll get hit eventually and then she’ll be forced to come and fight u. If she’s coming down with her fp, just launch her, since ur launcher will always beat her fp. But u have to make sure that the launcher will connect, since his launcher has a lot of lag. U’ll have to use launcher+doom aaa, just in case the launcher misses u should do a lp coffin, the rocks will help cover u in the process. Follow up with inf or combo of ur choice. Of course there will be times when u’ll get rushed the hell down but u mustn’t panic. sounds childish but true. sometimes u might want to look like if ur defenseless and just move urself toward the corner. Then block their trijumps or pushblock. Then depending on the distance they’re at u should use command grab. This sets up curse inf in the corner with doom or im easily. U can only do the curse like once in the corner with doom aaa, then u can launch, sj. lk, cobrarush super. 3/4 damage for just getting them with the command grab. 100% damage with im inf. Never just stay on the ground with anakaris. He should be moving at all times all the while using dooms rocks and coffins with airdashes. If she’s gonna do hailstorm just sj then time the curse so that it hits her. Ur gonna get hit by hail but at least u know that she’s gonna die from the curse inf.
I’ll post some more in a while. since i’m here bored at work and there ain’t shit to do. I’ll be posting some more strats like on cable and combos and resets.