Oni Setups - what do you use? :o

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#1

Been having fun with oni, despite being ass at shotos in general - been trying to figure out what are the most basic yet effective setups i.e. blockstrings, ch setups, pressure strings etc with oni.

setup’s I’ve been (over)using:

tc1 = target combo 1: st-f.lp xx st.mp
tc2 = target combo 2: st-b.mp xx st.hp

setup 1 on medium cl.range:
cr.lk cr.lp (bait/continue blockstring/go for ch) tc1 xx lk swipe / hk swipe / hadou / ex-hadou / ex-swipe / mk stomp / ex-stomp

after lp swipe hit or ch go for another loop of cr.lp tc1 xx special, OR fadc cr.hp xx hk tatsu / ex-tatsu in corner st+f.hk / ultra 1/2

xvynx: after lp swipe blocked go for lk /ex-stomp to encourage opponent to keep blocking to setup ex/hk swipes

will use hk swipe occasionally

setup2 on close-cl.range:
cr.lk cr.lp (bait/continue blockstring/go for ch) cr.hp xx (as above)

very basic traps i know, but those setups coupled with good zoning and spacing, seem to get me by pretty well.

I’ve been tinkering with air-dash fwd + tatsu, and jumpin mp.airdash, crossup hk tatsu (hard to do consistently but never fails to hit ;)) but they seem gimmicky at best - anyone make decent use of them?

anyone have some suggestions to what else is good to use? / How do you keep the pressure on, as oni?

cheers~


#2

as long as there are footsies in there somwhere thats pretty much all you have, its a good idea to throw some lk/ex stomps after a guarded lk sweep so the oponent guards more and you can set up the hk/ex sweep more often and with less risk of being stopped by jabs.

bet you saw some wao vids cuz those are his setups more or less


#3

why are there like 4 threads on individual ppls Oni set-ups.
Put it in the Combo Thread or compile a Oni set-up thread instead of trumpeting your own styles


#4

I made this thread specifically BECAUSE there were no specific ‘oni setups’ threads; a combo thread is not a setup thread, nor is this a ‘this is how I play oni’ thread. NFI what would make you think I’m ‘trumpeting’ my own styles; I merely listed two setups I use and asked what other types of setups people use and suggest when/how to use them.

thanks for the input xvynx, these setups are pretty common, haven’t actually seen any wao videos but I’ll be sure to check them out


#5

they are popular BECAUSE of him haha, and sure anytime, lemme know if it worked


#6

cool well lets keep the OP updated with the top Oni setups and not just your own and this thread could be quite productive


#7

sure; I’ll update them as they’re suggested, keep them coming :slight_smile:


#8

lol here’s what i like to do…

f.hp to poke and annoy

f.mk to get in and combo or lk.stomp if i feel like they might try to grab or poke after the f.mk string

spam e-fireballs until they start trying to jump in, if they do, i SRK punish or jumpback.rh to avoid srk trades

After that, they start seeing me as a spammer. So they start trying to bait moves by blocking or FA-ing, i start grabbing or ex-stomp-ing or hp.slash-ing

If I get a knockdown, I start abusing the stomp on their wake up (hp.stomp for backdashes, lk.stomp for grabs, pokes, jumps, and srk-bait, EX-stomp for FA’s and crouching). If i don’t have meter for EX-stomp to catch crouching, i use the hp.slash to annoy.

Everything I do is to annoy and I’ve never had this much fun with a fighter since using Q in SF3 lol


#9

heres something i kept forgetting to try but hadouken_hater did for me

1:53 Electric fireball FADC, HK/EX slash. Exactly the right situation to use it too.


#10

That’s pretty sick.