What to do against back dashers?

t-hawk

#1

So guys, today I fought this Dudley and nothing I did worked against his back dash. Being unable to keep the pressure on, I lost to him several times, dropping down to 2600-ishPP from 3100PP!!!


#2

If you know they are going to backdash you can always dash forward and SPD, on your opponent’s wake up you can also option select HP or HK.


#3

Thanks! Can you enlighten me as to how I can OS HP or HK?


#4

Do LP then LP+HK/HP if they block or get hit you do two jabs, if they backdash your OS comes out.


#5

U2: the only true answer.


#6

Does EX spire work?


#7

EX Spire should work against some characters, but maybe not someone like Rose that covers a lot of ground.


#8

You can OS ex spire depending on the range of the backdash. Sweep / st. hk would work too. I usually try to make a read with it. Meaty sweep hits them with the second one if they backdash. Dash forward spd works. U2 catches some backdashes.


#9

If your opponent has a bad backdash, then just walk up and hit a button like your mediums or even heavies. It’s are less unsafe than an SPD and T.hawk’s buttons have some solid range on them.