Hello. Akuma main here, with some Guy on the side. I’m thinking about dropping Guy and trying out Rufus for a bit. He’s fun, but I only really took him cause I liked his design with the air grabs and baiting game. Still feel like if I win, it’s only because people don’t know how to fight Guy.
Couldn’t find much with search, apart from “what do I start with.” Anyone have recommendations? I’m okay at space control and decent at the vortex as Akuma, but my footsie game is mediocre at best, and I rely too much (I think) on focus attacks, super demon setups, resets and buffering jabs for ultra punishes. Execution is still meh after 6 months, and I’m at that point where I’m playing against either newbies or people who completely destroy me, with few matching around my level.
Thinking about trying Rufus for a while mostly because I like his character design, but also because of preference for rushdown characters. From what I understand he’s also a bit tricky in the “when will I divekick” bit, doesn’t really have footsies and has trouble getting out of pressure. How true is all this, and would he make a good secondary?
Oh yeah, I’m on PC if it matters.