Wakeup FADC timing


#1

When I try to do FADC defensively on wakeup, nothing happens the majority of the time.

Does there need to be a small window of frames where your character can actually begin the focus attack, as in the hitbox and hurtbox aren’t in contact right when invincibility ends?


#2

Depends what character, Oni CANNOT FADC on block, E. Ryu can only FADC on the first hit of SRK, etc etc.


#3

You mean a focus attack while you’re getting up? Unlike special moves a FA cannot be buffered, so you have to time it as you’re getting up instead of holding the buttons.


#4

just use the visual animation as indicator when to use the FA. judging your opponents moves will also help to determine the timing, if they use a known meaty setup / safejump.


#5

Yeah that’s what I mean. Are there situations where it just doesn’t work at all?


#6

You have to be frame perfect to get it I think, and honestly you’re probably better off just blocking or backdashing.


#7

That’s what I was beginning to think, I’ve seen people doing it routinely in videos but obviously they’ve put some time in.


#8

This. The problem with most players is that they have a mindset that they HAVE to do something on wake-up. Sometimes you just need to block.


#9

The level of ‘frame perfect’ varies depending on their jump in or meaty timing. If its a perfect meaty then it does have to be frame perfect - otherwise you get nothing, or a move both of which get beaten. It also may be hard to use against 2hit moves[ryus overhead for example] because you have to BD before the 2nd hit connects. Its most effective against vortexes that have a projectile to keep you in place[ibuki/akuma] or against a really high jump/block strings IF your backdash is really far[not cody]. Otherwise it runs into the same OSes that a BD normally would, with unscaled dmg to boot D: