I searched for a thread like this, and couldn’t find one… maybe there is a really old thread, but not in the first 3 pages like this:
Like Dana White says “Styles make fights.” I’ve been thinking about how some of the top Urien players play by watching their matches, and I am trying to figure out what aspects are great for their style and what is chaff.
My favorite player is Senaka, and I like his style of poking/counter poking and generally standing his ground. I’m also assuming that this style’s aim is to control Mid Range/keep out. I have never been a rushdown player, and am hoping that I can develop a decent foot games based syle. I’m also a big fan of how Rockefeller used to play and other things like that. I actually prefer a slower poke to faster stuff like what Ken has because I moved to Urien from Hugo. Obviously if I find a break or an opportunity to hit with something big, I go for it and don’t necessarily turtle up.
However, there is this whole other school of thought on Urien that seems to be more popular: the RX semi aggressive style. I really don’t like getting that close to my opponent by choice as I’m a defensive guy mostly, but I’d still like to know what you guys think of why this works so well. (besides the damage output of unblockables and what not) It looks like the RX style is mostly done in foot game range.
And then the crazy Messatsu Freestyle Partition style. I can’t even begin to see myself playing like this. It looks random and unsafe, and kind of unreplicatable, like Alex Valle’s general style. Is freestyling really that necessary/effective, or is it just another trick in the bag? (I don’t mean basics like headbutt throw and shit like that) This is right on top of a player.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the last 9 months or so trying to theorize in 3s, but it seems impossible for an old ST player like myself to do really. I just want to know what you guys think are the most effective style and why it’s like that. I have a hard time understanding how the non-Senaka Uriens play, cause I don’t play that way myself. Any insight is appreciated.