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Advanced parrying techniques: Street Fighter 3 Third Strike

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December 18, 2007 at 6:28 p.m. PST


Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Guide: Advanced Parrying

This video showcases two impressive examples of advanced level parriers. The first example shows a player correctly anticipating his opponents' attacks and parrying them while the second shows a player baiting Chun Li into using her Houyoku Sen super art and punishing her after wards. Watch ►

Movie courtesy of EventHubs.com community

Soon after playing against opponents who've mastered the concepts of basic parrying, you'll find a strong need to be able to mix up your game to keep them off guard. After all, if you sweep five or six times in a row, chances are you're setting yourself up for an easy parry bait and eating a large damage combo.

So good players mix it up, by using moves that must be parried high or low and adding in throws and a variety of tactics to keep the other player off guard, and top players know this and anticipate these mix ups by attempting to parry and punish them. Advanced level parriers are some times called, "mind readers," because they seem to know what's coming before it happens and then they parry and counter it, but in reality it's much more simple. They've seen these tactics before and are simply countering them.

Advanced parriers will also bait you into doing attacks they can easily parry and then counter attack you for big damage. For example they'll wait outside of throw range and repeatedly tap down to parry low and midrange attacks. If the opposing player attempts to sweep or use a midrange attack, it's an easy parry for the other player and they can them jump into a big damage combo.

When most players feel pressured, they'll tend to counter-attack without thinking about it — an advanced level parrier counts on this, so they parry and punish.

Section edited by Pherai, Mariodood and Bedfast Emperor


Comments

darkspirit138 said on April 19, 2010 at 3:56 p.m.

Daigo knows what he's doing in that vid.

#1
8589brian said on February 9, 2014 at 11:09 p.m.

Daigo made his name with this game.

#2


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