Greetings, everyone. I’m a recent convert to Rufus after a year and a half of Hakan play, and I feel pretty solid with a lot of his basics, but I did have one question.
I’ve found myself struggling most against players whom knock me down to follow up with neutral jump attacks into BnB strings (Cody’s neutral heavy punch into low jabs into his tornado punch being fairly prevalent in my mind). In addition, I’ve suffered with cross-ups of someone jumping over me on wakeup, making it harder (if not impossible) to EX Messiah to get out of it.
What is the best way out of these situations? I’ve attempted to front dash out of being jump-crossed over by the likes of Akuma, but Rufus doesn’t turn around fast enough to even block, let alone counter-attack.