Fei’s combos and setups have pretty much been figured out. He’s a pretty linear powerhouse that wants in and wants to stay in.
I’m getting interested in Tenshin alot lately, as its rarely seen, and only seems to be useful once in a match (or even a set unless you can mindfuck an opponent, or score some tricky FADC that won’t be thrown or DP’d out of).
I’ve been playing Fei for a few years now, and I’m of the opinion that he wasn’t as garbage as he was made out to be in SF4… the Damage reductions and increase oon punishable rekkas have likely dropped his popularity amongst people trying to jump on the powerhouse he was in SSF4 and AE. AE2012 gives us a solid high tier Fei (though I really don’t like the usage of tiers), that requires alot more than autopilot rekka pressure.
I’ve been branching into Dhalsim lately, cause he compliments the style of play I initially took on with Fei, as a counter poker. Fei taught me aggression in SF when I finally embraced him and learned that Fei is meant to dance outside your opponents’ comfort zone, whereas alot of newer players wanna sit back and wait for you to mess up. You have to make the opponent mes up with Fei, and get the Rekka for corner traps, or at least a little chip.
I’d like Character specific breakdowns as well. Until I posted in the Fei newbie thread the Bison match was always hell for me, unless the Bison was just as horrible as I. Its hard to get that going, cause usually, I can only play online, as the scene where I live isn’t too big, and there, there is a limited range of characters… I entered a 2v2 tourney with a friend of mine… we were a Seth / Fei team, shoulda been good to cover the spread of characters as far as I can tell… but we both ran up against different Blanka players who ate us up… simply cause I haven’t played many Blankas.
Lets post up characters we have trouble against, why, and various was to deal with things that are viable with Fei’s shortcomings. . .
Hope that was sensible posting