Neo, I think you’re doing pretty darn well so far and that you definitely need to do a c viper write up. treat her as another matchup to learn. Now, some random tips!!:
You can combo into hp tk after her bnb seismo to hk bk midscreen, however you cannot properly land ultra on viper with a delayed midscreen burnkick as you can on most of the cast.
I recommend OS’ing fierce tk a lot in this matchup, since it beats most standard wake up options, just look out for ex burn kicks and fierce tk feint followed by block (some higher level play imo).
When we did had a short mirror set, krone was doing FFF into mp tk combos on me midscreen and tried to do safe jumps from there, though he wasn’t consistent in the timing yet. But I thought that was interesting since FFF to mp tk doesn’t even connect on the vast majority of the cast midscreen.
I recommend practicing full punishes on blocked fierce tks since they can cross you up if you block them crouching.
You can catch vipers that use lk bk over your head on wake up with st mk unless they do the bk meaty which is unlikely, since it’s usually done later to avoid getting dp’d.
Look out for vipers that don’t throw tech and use lk bk instead… They will NOT stop using them even if you catch their bk’s multiple times. (I’m so guilty of this…). Also, don’t forget that you can get a solid whiff punish on an lk bk if you backdashed one expecting some reversal.
Just focus attack dash through seismos and be ready jump back fierce when you get in viper’s “sweet spot” burn kick range.
You can also react to seismos (esp. meaty seismos) with ex seismo when you are in range.
Punish any and all mistakes hard, kill the bitch dead or she will come back on you all day.