speed up wolvie is the fastest character in the game iirc. I’m not sure if rogue is faster with speed up though?
his speed up mode is unblockable. First of all, you can’t push block him off you. If you do, he gets free relayers. Secondly, once he establishes the pressure, he’s able to land an infinite into mixup+tron, or instant overhead+tron. Thirdly, his attack frames are faster in speed up mode making that mode even more retarded. If he could throw while in speed up mode, it would be too much to handle.
c.mp+call tron, c.rh is an excellent xup during his infinite for some life. His slide through move, I think its hcb+p, does crossup with tron but its really weird timing.
setting up his speed up is fairly easy. AA on CH vs point or a tron pin can leave you in speed up mode safely. Even after CH launcher, FS can help you to activate. Not to mention that you can go ambiguous w ron, activate and get glitch crossups. Also the activation itself has a hit box that I think is safe on block iirc.
I guess ideally, you want to activate speed up and land a safe pressure string. After you land that first one, you’re guaranteed something eventually. After you get a combo+tron during his rush down sequence, you want to layer it into a mixup+tron right after that. His normals do less damage in speed up mode so using tron to make up for it is a good idea. Don’t use FS because they make his speed up deplete faster unless you’re using it to end your speed up.
Towards the end of your speed up, magic series + tron, speed up disappears, tron rings layer, then reactivate speed up mode. Kinda like a strider trap pattern except less restricted. Really broken if you just want pressure.
I think zaza said it best, when you throw someone with wolvie, " clack the wood." aka mash the fuck out of it properly for hella life.
of course, the measure of a character is how well do they apply basic fundamentals effectively. speed up wolvie may be flat out retarded but he won’t always be in that mode. So learning to fight solo and exploiting what he has outside of speed up will make him fundamentally more effective. Then when you finally decide to use the speed up, its auto pilot after that.
iirc, zaza deleted those wolvie posts from back in the day. However, someone who’s super OG might have a saved it. You gotta dig around and see who you can contact.