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#1

Hey everyone. I have decided that akuma ( and cammy) are my mains. Where do I start to study akuma on the forums. I greatly appricate reading all of the expert akuma players posts on the forums.


#2

http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=219404

Directory of everything akuma :tup:


#3

Thanks!! Any gameplay tips?


#4

Yup. Everything you need is in here - http://www.shoryuken.com/forumdisplay.php?f=249


#5

lol. Any great place to start?


#6

Start with Akuma’s BnB combos and X up Tatsus for vortex setups. i would also recommend learning the X up fireball also.


#7

Speaking of the X up fireball, though I have been experimenting and practicing it in Training - cannot seem to get it really. What is/are the preferred method or execution? (I know it sounds nOObish but seriously, I am having a hard time with this.)

Here is what I know and have seen (guessed) in actual gameplay videos - Japanese and Western. (Correct me if I am wrong as I’d really like to start implementing this in my own bag of tricks.) Both done at the proper distance of course.

Method 1:
Jump forward, at highest peak, LP air fireball crossing opp with fireball descending in front of them while you land behind them to combo etc.

Method 2:
Jump forward, while falling but before landing, ???LP/MP/FP??? (not sure which one to use) air fireball, the fireball hits opp while you land behind them to combo etc.

Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions is highly appreciated. Thanks.


#8

Yes, those two threads are a GREAT place to start. I know you want something more “personal”, but you’ll get that once you assimilate all that information. I’d also urge you to check out these threads as well:

The Akuma Matchup Thread: you’ll find some good basics here, including a link to the SF dojo where you can study videos of the best akumas around, showing their stuff.

The Matchup-specific guaranteed demons thread: All you need to know on what moves from which characters you can punish with demons (super or ultra).

The Akuma Video Thread: A thread where the people here post up Akuma matches of top level players (and sometimes themselves).

The Critique My Akuma Thread: As soon as you feel up to it, you can capture a few of your matches and post them up on this thread. Or, take a look at the other “beginner” Akuma players here and see what they’re doing right (and wrong).


#9

what i like to do against people who dont get up right away is meaty jump lp fireball then as they get up they get a lp fireball/medium kick or tatsu cross over into combo or tic throw


#10

Ah, some good stuff here. Thanks for posting this thread. ;D


#11

can you guys point me to some threads where i can find info to improve my zoning game and footsies?