I’m new to the board, though I’ve been maining Guile since Vanilla. Pleasure to be here. Anyway, I usually run somewhere in the 2500pp-3000pp range so I’d like to think I"m reasonably ok with Guile. I know this would usually be a question for the matchup thread, but for some reason Seth seems to have been skipped over.
Anybody have any tips on him? I’ve been having some REAL trouble with this matchup lately, second only to Fuerte (and maybe Akuma, but most online Akumas suck lol). I just can’t figure out how to approach this match.
Obviously you’ll lose a fireball war against Seth very, very badly, so you can’t really make him come to you. But I’m finding it pretty hard to safely approach him, and even when I do get in, between his command grabs and crossups it feels like I’m at a massive disadvantage. It’s pretty hard to tell which way to block his headstomp thing. Plus you can’t crouch too much without running the risk of his long range overhead thing. And in the midst of all that I have to worry about his ultra too. Doesn’t seem like there’s any way to play “safe” in this match, so mostly I end up having to hope that I guess right or my opponent whiffs something so I can punish.
But against any reasonably decent Seth I usually lose soundly. Any advice on how to approach this matchup? Should I be trying to zone him somehow? Or if now, how to get in? And what to do once I am in?