The jump does look strange at a glance because Abel still has the fundamental flaws that he had in SF4 we can say he got EX falling sky buff but I was never one to say Abel hasn’t got good anti airs.
TL;DR Abel does well against most of the new characters and the shotos in general have got worse due to the same risk but less reward on shoryukens making life easier
Rufus - Still 6-4 sounds right the fat guy will still be very hard for us
Akuma - The match up has certainly changed I used to think it was 7-3 against a very good Akuma but 6-4 with no loop and demon flip throw OS shenanigans seems about right. I’m not sure about how much Akumas damage has been nerfed too…?
Dictator - This match up is still 6-4 to Bison imo what has changed? You wouldn’t really use breathless in this match up because ultra 1 catches teleports and the only other change I see is st.hk for Bison does less damage good shit but not enough to say 5.5 in Dic’s favour
Boxer - This match up hasn’t changed either has it? I’m unsure of Balrogs nerfs but playing one today it all seems the same bs, Breathless seems good in this stops the neutral jump hp/throw mix up and beats meaty j.hp’s always been 6-4 to Boxer in my mind and ain’t changed.
Ryu - In are favor by 5.5 now? Nah, Ryu has got weaker but he still has all the shit that made it diffcult for us except his new srk is shit so he takes risk throwing it out for even less reward than in sf4 and no trade ultras now. Don’t see how breathless helps over Ultra 1 but meh. 5-5 or still 6-4 for Ryu IMO
Chun - 5-5!!! No way shit is still one of our hardest match ups for Abel her damage has barely been touched on her pokes and she can now ultra out of nothing HOWEVER Breathless on reaction to cr.hk, st.hk or st.hp feels good man.
Ibuki - 5-5 shit I don’t know momentum match but I think we have more options to escape than Ibuki does against us think its 6-4 in our favour but yeah not sure…
Zangief - Got easier haven’t played any Zangiefs lately so I dunno seems like it is still fucking bullshit though 6-4 or 7-3
Honda - Used to be a nasty 6-4 in Hondas favour but being able to punish headbutts is good shit with U2 don’t think its a 5-5 though think its still in hondas favour with that big ass damage output still intact.
Blanka - Same shit we still win 6-4
Sagat - 5-5 or 6-4 in our favour tbh sagat is pretty easy for Abel now get that one knockdown and go to town. He has to take the risk of hp TU which does shit damage now but if it gets baited he is fucked since he has less health and our damage is still gdlike. st.lk being double hitting is good shit and no more TK traps means that this shit is pretty free. You still have to respect the 2 bars though.
Guile - Been facing Guiles recently and damn this shit is harder imo recovery time for guile is ridiculous in fact I got knocked out by a guile in a tournament 2 weeks ago Dimenion came london with new guile and was ripping shit up I’m unsure bout this match up breathless helps but shit new Guile ain’t easy
T.Hawk - Ain’t played no T hawks but from what you lot have been saying we lose not gief lose but we still lose
Juri - From what I’ve seen it is in our favour because her zoning ain’t shit for our rolls and her health is low but her ex pinwheel is a bitch
ELF - Always thought this was 6-4 for us dunno how it could have changed, what is breathless like after getting knocked down? how many options armour break and how many win? His ultra 2 is good though
Dhalsim - Shit has got worse for him imo just because of the new ultra he teleports i activate ultra 2 it auto corrects hold it 'till he floats down and its a wrap dunno if it adds .5 though + his new ultra grabs rolls…
Cammy - What has changed? 6-4 in her favour
Fei - 5-5… Shit 5-5 no clue tbh, need to play starnab or suttin
Ken - 5.5 in our favour? I’m unsure tbh don’t know why can’t give you any science on this match up but yeah I don’t think so
Seth - 6-4 yep, guy is a big threat once his mix up gets going but we do so much damage that its cool for us + he can’t zone us as well as he can many other characters
Viper - 6-4 in our favour nothing much has changed can breathless get BK’s that cross over that like make it auto correct?
DJ - seems like a Guile with worse normals to me they say 5-5 but I would assume that its in our favour more 6-4 ish
Dudley - At first I thought Dudley was frrrreeeee I still think it is easy but it ain’t free his mix up is potentially more devastating than ours but we have ex tt to beat over head and sweep (maybe not max range sweep but dudders sweep range is shit). He has maybe the worst footsies in the game but normal st.hp beats all our normals except f.mk that beats him clean, st.mk/ex jet upper beats all of our jump ins and st.hk can counter poke f.mk so really the match up all relys on who can out footsie the other to get a knock down and then mind fuck the shit out of each other still think Abel wins 6-4 though
Adon - No clue ain’t played any… Damage output is on our side I guess…
Cody - He has the tools to keep us out rocks/fake rocks, sick pokes and decent anti airs but as soon as we get a knock down its GG his options are jump, back dash, ex zonk, block… That is it I’m unsure if ex zonk is safe on block but whatever. Once you knock down just go in and don’t let him keep you out again. EX COD seems pretty good in this because it goes through rocks and pokes. F.mk and st.lk are good in this match up st.lk kills off his cr.lk lp CU footsies. EX TT beats out his cr.lp f.mp frame trap shenanigans
Gouken - Nothing much has changed as far as I’m aware of it is still pretty easy
Claw - He has got better but we still have the same advantages
Rose - No clue what has changed still a 6-4 I guess so
Gen - Gen has got shitter due to his links + it was always 6-4 imo anyway so nothing has changed to make Gen have an advantage or a better chance
Hakan - He ain’t as bad as I thought he would be but after a knock down he has like 0 options I just neutral jump when he ain’t got ultra, when he does it is kinda tricky his footsies aren’t very good and his slide is punishable on block 6-4.
Guy - I don’t know I can’t say but his reversal isn’t very good so already it leans towards Abel
Makoto - Biggest momentum match in the game this match up is NOT easy once you get knocked down but mid range we win giving us the advantage, both characters are as deadly as each other after a knock down though.
Sakura - her new ultra is good for her but we still win, lol @ getting hit by those resets now
Dan - new ultra is nice for him but we will still take it