ugo_2u hit me up a couple days ago asking for some tips, especially on a Dudley that he plays against, I asked him to record his matches to upload so I can try to help him out. Here’s the analysis:
- First thing I noticed is that you put yourself in the corner way to quick. Don’t be afraid to push forward, strategically of course.
- Machine Gun Blows needs to be punished; If you’re unsure, punish with jab and go into the TC2
- Good, you’ve got him in the corner, but why jump in to put yourself in the corner? Keep Dudley in the corner and don’t let him out.
- When he whiffed his ex-dp in the second round, I would’ve went with TC2 punish for more damage. If I were to throw, I’d go for a Oga crossup. You did the safe jump setup I think twice already, and he didn’t do ex-dp any of those times. Keep track of those small details so you can mix him up on his wake-up.
- Again, you need to punish his blocked specials; pull up the frame data for Dudley to see what can be punished.
- That Super was kind of a waste in my opinion; it scaled TOO much, and you could’ve done more damage if you had done the TC2.
- You need to change up your Bnb’s too, I didn’t see a single Bnb in that first match. Not that it’s required, but that it does more damage, and it knocks them down.
- Remember how you asked me when would you use the overhead and low mixups? This match, you did a lot of the same blockstrings, and it seems that he does the ex-short swing blow when he has meter, that or an ex-dp. If you punish his ex-reversals hard, then he’ll think twice about doing it again. In that match I would’ve definitely used a couple overheads to keep him in check, either that or throw mixups.
- You had the round cause he was doing some stupid stuff in the beginning.
Combos is definitely something you need to work on. That dropped combo in round 1 costed you a lot of health. Besides that I’m not sure what was going on, you getting hit by all those things. I block low most of the times, and when I think he’s going for an overhead, I stand tech (rarely do I crouch tech). Stand teching is not only easier to do, but it catches people who go for frame traps, and with Gen’s good throw range, it works wonders.
- Again you need to not put yourself in the corner, have confidence in your pokes, experiment what does well vs his pokes, remember these are casual matches where you can experiment, you can win, but by experimenting, you’ll find answers to what he does. Make use of the S.Mk > hands, or C.Mp > hands; I don’t think I see you use it once, except in a combo.
Summary; First thing I would do if I were you is work on my Bnb’s; Keep track at what does the most damage in certain situations. I would suggest drilling Bnb’s for about an hour, seriously.
My Bnb is usually; c.lk > c.lp > TC2 (depending on the situation)
Second, I’d find out what I can punish on block, either vs. Dudley or the whole cast. Look up frame data if you have to. Practice anti-airing. OH start using s.mk > hands or c.mp > hands more, it’s such a good footsies tool.
- Goes back to the first link analysis; Already you’re cornered.
- I would suggest learn to sit in the corner and stop jumping back.
- You put him into the corner, but you gave him an opportunity to get out, then you put yourself in the corner.
- Again, that Bnb you’re currently doing really serves no purpose but builds meter and pushes him back.
- Again, that Bnb to Super; see how much the Super scales? I think you went for Ultra also but then messed up.
- If someone let’s you out the corner, take the opportunity and get out. If he were a really good Dudley, he’d never let you leave and just pressure you in the corner with frame traps and overheads.
- It was a little obvious when you were going for that Ultra. It’s not something I would do; there wasn’t anything unsafe he was doing for you to punish with Ultra, so I’d suggest not ever going for that again.
- I’m not sure what you’re doing on wake-up but he seems you get hit by his s.fierce everytime on your wake-up. Like John Choi says, “When in doubt, take the safe route”. Block if you have to, or even backdash.
- You were doing so well too in the 3rd round. By letting him in, he caused small damage here and there, then got that focus crumple.
- One thing I noticed is that, he likes to jab after you block a Machine Gun Blow, you can try to dp the next time you block a MGB
- He also likes to do random MGB’s and ex MGB’s.
- Take a closer look at round 2, look how well you did when you pushed forward against him. If you had landed all your combos, he would’ve been close to stun.
- If you’re being counter-hit a lot, that’s a reminder to stop hitting so many buttons.
- Take your time in inputting Ultras, twice had you missed it.
- You definitely had the second round; Good combos even though they were not completed, and AA’ed (Anti-aired). There was no reason for you to do that Oga, during that situation I would’ve feinted it to bait out his ex-dp.
- It seems that you do a lot better when you slow the pace of the match down. Your AA’s and pokes were somewhat on point, until you did that random Oga, there was really no need at all. Remember in the last match he reacted to it, so the next time you do it, you should fake it, then punish him when he whiffs his Ultra/ex-dp.
- He finally realized that you don’t really do anything after a blocked MGB, so he abused it until you did something about it.
- I’m not sure what you were doing at the end of the second round, it looked like you were barely blocking.
- This was the only time I agreed with your Super combo; it was good because you didn’t do a lot of moves before hand, so it didn’t scale.
- Next time make sure you’re in the right stance when you punish something; you did an overhead for the win, if anything he could’ve ultra’d or went for a damaging combo.
Summary; Your AA’s were really good in this set, you just really need to work on using different AA’s for certain distances; I use ex-dp mainly depending on what character I’m playing against, other than that, I do ex-dp’s when they jump up close. C.hp in Mantis is really good if they’re a little farther. BUT since 2012 is coming out, c.hk in Crane should be a lot better since it’s active frames are getting buffed. Your combos were a little better here too. The main things I would work on is stop putting yourself in the corner by walking backwards, when your opponent is in the corner, keep him there, stay midscreen, AA, poke, just stand your ground. **You know what, I don’t think I saw you do any tick throw setups at all, they’re not required, but it’s recommended; you want to mixup your offensive options, overheads, lows, grabs, and frametraps. **Going back to how you asked me when to use overheads and lows, watch your matches again and you’ll see when he just sits and waits for your move.
Honestly this Dudley is okay, I wouldn’t say he’s really good. He does some random stuff sometimes and I don’t know why, random ex-MGB’s and even regular MGB’s, maybe because he knows you don’t punish it, that’s why he just abuses it. When he has you in the corner, he puts pressure on you and it works, but sometimes he let’s you jump out and doesn’t AA you, in fact, I don’t think he AA’d you at all (correct me if i’m wrong).