Not a lot of activity going on here, so I thought I’d start a topic about Rose’s lesser known tricks. Some are pretty gimmicky, but some can definitely shore up your game.
Sliding Under Fireballs
We all know slide is capable of sliding under fireballs, but I rarely see anyone do it since the timing is “strict”. This isn’t necessarily true; with practice, you can easily slide under a shoto’s fireball consistently (at least 80% of the time).
This helps in some matchups more than others. Seth and Dhalsim’s fireballs can be slid under with ease, which helps immensely since reflecting them is unsafe at times. On the other hand, Guile and DJ’s projectiles are nearly impossible to slide under.
The faster the fireball is, the easier it is to slide under since it’ll have less active frames above you (Ie. Ryu’s super is much easier to slide under than a normal fireball). On the other hand, slower balls can be reacted to with ease (Ie. Dhalsim). And, obviously, the higher the fireball is, the easier it is to slide under (Sakura’s fireballs cannot be slid under because of this).
Double Cross-Up in the Corner
Sako trick. Rose’s j.lk in the corner can cross up, but she’ll end up on the front side the same jump. This makes it a bitch to block and is practically unblockable unless your opponent has seen it before (even then it’s really ambiguous). After the j.lk you can go to cr.lp, cr.lp, cr.lk, cr.mp, ex.spiral. Not much damage, but still.
H. Fireball Frametraps
Nice little Jiban trick. In the corner, jump in with j.HP, cr.HP, H. Soul Spark. H. Soul Spark is +2/+6, so it makes a pretty slick frametrap, especially if your opponent has poor reactions/ is conditioned to block the same string with L. Soul Spark.
Character Specific OS’s
Against Viper - HP Reflect beats Ex.Seismo and any Burn Kick and launches for free Super/Soul Throw. Still gets beat by Thunder Knuckle though.
Against Rufus - Slide goes right under Ex.Messiah.
I’ll add more stuff as I find it. Feel free to add input, I’ll edit it in as we go.