When do YOU counterpick?


#1

What matchup(s) do you utterly detest with your main so much that you keep an extra character/team for it? Applies to all competitive/FGC-approved fighters.

Big one for me is Felica in VSav. I keep a Sas on hand do deal with her. I know there’s others, but fighting her feels so damn oppressive.


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#2

Counterpicking is for bitch-ass scrub fucks.


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#3

I only counter-pick. If they don’t call blind select, I pick last.

If they call blind-select, I pick either a top tier or gimmicky character where I know they have no defend.


#4

Real men don’t counterpick.


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#5

I’ll counterpick if I know how to play more than one character. I counterpick often in SFxT and InJustice. Though in games I only play one character like Blazblue I curse the heavens and clutch my teeth whenever I get a bad matchup.


#6

When I know the match up is in my favor.

Also, I see a bunch of scrubquotes in this thread.


#7

I think they’re joking.


#8

Nah. Not worth the effort for one character. I just tough it out and let fundamentals do the rest.


#9

I just don’t see how it’s fun.

d3V is that dude running around online with Juri, just hoping he runs into a Hugo. :tdown:


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#10

Depends on character popularity. If you go 7-3 or worse against a common character, you should keep a counter on hand because you’ll be consistently handicapped. Toughing it out is silly when you’ll easily fight 2 or more of said character in 10 random matches.

How often you play characters that lose 2-8 or 3-7? A dumb MU is even worse because there’s no way to improve it. At least you can get good with your secondary.


#11

I’m not joking in the slightest.

Sure being awesome with a particular character is fun, but winning is also fun, and usually comes with the benefit of making money.

Fuck people who call you a ‘pussy’ or a ‘scrub’. It doesn’t matter what they think if you’re the one topping the podium.


#12

Unless I like the character…I’m not going to learn you just for one match. Screw that.


#13

In 3S I have a pocket Yun (SA2 lol) for dealing with Makoto/Chun. Not really because those matchups are hard for Akuma; I just find them super annoying.

I like MvC3 Viper, but 70% of the reason I devoted time to learning her is FUCK DORMAMMU

I wish I had a counterpick for MvC2 Storm. Fifty characters and that bitch is awful no matter who you pick.


#14

I like and agree with the idea of counterpicking, though I can’t think of a time where I’ve ever actually done it outside of Smash Bros.


#15

I counterpick when matches are boring to win otherwise.


#16

Megaman? Isn’t he decent iirc?


#17

Why pick Juri when Dekappa’s st.Forward beats out almost everything Hugo can do on the ground, even his armored EX on startup.

I do recall that a some Arcadia matchup charts had Yun as Chun’s only bad matchup.

Also, counter-picking Storm is so much more dependent on the teams you use. But IMO, any good Sentinel team should even the odds.


#18

Dekappa feels so good against Hugo


#19

Sorry, meant stand Forward, not strong. But yeah, I feel that she’s at least 6:4 against him, maybe even 7:3.


#20

I only counterpick when I get salty but that’s just me. I’ll admit that I’m saltier than the ocean at times; no shame here.