SFxT: Best way to use training mode?


#1

What are your best tips and tricks on how to use training mode most efficiently?

How do you practice? What is your routine?


#2

Most of the time I try to practice meterless max dmg bnb combos with both characters. And of course some other stuff:

What combos can I do after an ex-special move?
What is the best anti air move of that character (I set the dummy to jump in on me all the time with HK or something, this way I can figure out which normal of my character is the best option in that situation)
The last two days I spent some time learning to tag cancel properly during combos (I often lose online, because I didn’t switch fast enough and raw tag is not a good idea most of the time ^^).
Does my character has overhead moves to mix them up when they crouch block all the time?
Which crossup moves does my character have? (When I found a decent crossup move, I practice it a lot in combination with a bnb combo to get a better feel for it)


#3

These are what I can think of at the moment. Let me know if you need an explanation of any of these things.

Normal Uses:
Learning a New Character
Hit-Confirms
Links
General BnB Combos
Safe Block-strings
Max Damage Combos
Air to Air Combos
The Spacing for Anti-Airs
Safe Methods of Switching Characters Out
Tick Throws

Intermediate Uses:
Meaty Attack Setups
Pandora Setups
Ambiguous Cross-Up Setups
CADC Combos/Pressure
Counter Hit Setups/Combos
Punishes for Specific Moves
Reset Setups

Advanced Use:
Option Selects
Frame Traps
Safe Jumps
Match-up Specific Tech


#4

I never really got a hang of option selects much (I crouch tech or buffer DPs but thats about the most advanced form of them I can do, every other time I go for one it either gets blocked, I get DPd, thrown, or whatever. (eg: Late sweep OS with Akuma after a demon palm whiff in sf4 after forward throw, not once did it work out successfully for me -.-))


#5

I usually train my execution consistency in training mode. However, I still drop combos during actual matches. :frowning:


#6

Practicing EWGF’s so more people can hate on me.


#7

Probably need explantation on all of these, but i’m sure they’ve been explained again and again in other forums. Maybe we could do this via PM or IM sometime!


#8

Hmm. For explanations or definitions, you may want to check out this thread:

and this thread:

For the most part, you will learn what you need to spend time practicing on as you play the game more.


#9

pretty much this…when I get somewhat good at this game I will delve into the intermediate/advance stuff


#10

Gold mine. Definitely going to take this into consideration when I start trying to learn Steve and Guy in a few weeks(and to hone my skills with my current characters). Thanks for posting this!


#11

Your welcome. I’m glad you found it helpful.


#12

Pretty much VG said really.