Thanks for all the great advise so far. Here is another issue I have that I’m looking to improve on:
I have this phobia of performing a Parry. I just can’t shake the idea that I’m “guessing” on catching his low hit upon wakeup. I’m too use to low-blocking any low meaty attack. By nature, the use of a Low Parry in my fight is by complete accident. However I want to turn the tide here and learn to control this weakness. There is this one specific concept that I can’t quite grasp:
When you attempt a parry, and no attack is thrown by the opponent… are you left with some type of vulnerability in the form of a “Parry Recovery Frame”?
This is the scenario. I’m in good jump-in distance. My opponent is standing and awaiting my action. My plan is to jump in, air parry any of his anti-air attacks, land clean and counter him.
Here is the dilema:
When I’m jumping in with the intention of a mid-air parry… do I need to guess in the dark on the moment of contact, or , can I tap twards on the stick to enter ~5-6 parry commands while I’m airborne?
If the case is I have to time it right, then it’s obvious I’m going to need practice. However if it’s possible to enter 5-6 parry commands on a jump-in, then that pretty much is the end of that issue. This concept of “Parry Recovery” originates from my experience with doing and accidental Parry when I’m going for a dp. It will happen like this: I go through the command to dp, and I’m expecting a clean hit: BUT… On Accident… My character (Akuma) executes a parryxxdp.
My conclusion is that the Fwd command for the dp was accepted as a parry command, and the rast of the motions for the dp was accepted to complete the command. With this in mind, it would seem that there is no “Parry Recovery” frame/time. So as a result, If I’m jumping in or laying on the ground… I can rapidly enter 5-6 parry commands and block anything. However this is just some situation that I’m recalling. I don’t own the DC version so I can’t go out and try this. If you can explain the properties of Parry in a better way, then please share. Thanks for the replies.