I haven’t heard of anyone using this option select before, so I thought I would share it with you guys. It gives more options than the standard plink dash option select. If you are in ground throw range, you get a throw attempt. Otherwise you jump offensively or defensively and get more options. I’ve been using this for a few months now and it’s really exploitable. Hope everyone finds it useful!
Plink H + Up-Back into L + M. Or Plink H + Back into Up-Back + L + M: Ground throw or jump backwards defensively.
This basically lets you throw or chicken block anything safely. It’s a godsend for Doom, since it’s a safer option than his Forward + C. You won’t get hidden missiles.
Plink H + Up-Forward into L + M, or plink H + Forward into Up-Forward + L + M: Ground throw or jump forwards offensively.
As soon as you jump forwards you can try for an air throw or a mixup without hesitation. It’s perfect for if you miss a tick throw timing or aren’t sure if someone is going to mash or hold up-back to escape you. The potential is limitless.
I don’t know how practical it is to hit a frame perfect diagonal with the H or dash on pad or stick, but I’m sure it’s practical with some training. It’s definitely worth working into your game. I do it very easily on my Hit Box using my right thumb for the Jump button for guaranteed just frames.
I also use a designated L+M button to make my plink dashing much easier.
Here’s a video we made that explains the option select in detail:
[details=Spoiler]I found hitting H + UF/UB doesn’t work on all characters, and you will have to use the alternate input of H + F/B plink UF/UB+L+M. It’s kind of random, but I’ve counted about 1/3 of the cast who needs the alternate input. Test out your character by seeing if H+Diagonal comes out as a throw or not. I put a list below of my testing.
Does Not Work at All:
Arthur - No dash so he strikes out
Morrigan - She gets her wonky ground dash, so it’s the same as her plink dash.
Forward Pope Select - Use H + F plink UF + L + M only on:
Alternate Back Pope Select - Use H + B plink UB + L + M only on:
With this list it might make more sense to make this alternate method your main method, I just found the H+Diagonal way first and find it more comfortable to use.[/details]