The people who i play against in the arcade, and have seen in videos have mad parrying skills. I was wondering what process goes through people’s mind when they parry? Or how to they decide when they want to. I always thought that players…
A) Watched how the opponent they are fighting against plays and figure out a certain pattern. ie. repeated patterns or strings of attacks.
B) or whiff a move or something so that it could lead to a move that you were expecting to parry. example- dash in right in sweep range, whiff a move expecting them to do a low attack such as a sweep, or somthing, then parry.
C) or estimate the probability of your opponent doing a certain move. example. when fighting against chun-li a good number of people will use low mk a lot. so in the back of your head u are continously expecting it.
D) parry in relation to the opponent’s stance. example - if you are fighting someone and they dash in and does low kicks 2-3 times and you block them, and he is still crouching do you automatically expect another low attack like low medium and parry it ( this could apply to a standing opponent also.
E) flat out guess ( i don’t think that most people do this method )
Also, I know u don’t have to parry everything but do you parry just to counter into a super, or not take block damage?
I would like to know how u other guys parry. Because i never could parry if my life depended on it.