Grab counter-attack

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Grab counter-attack

Post by Trax » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:40 pm

So for a while now I've been trying to pull this off. I've seen a couple of clips where players manage to counter a grab, but I can't seem to be able to do it. Is it actually possible to counter a grab? Like the kamikaze attacks from BSC ninjas for example, is there a specific time window for it? I'm asking because usually most times I get hit by a grab is right after landing
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by reim0027 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:26 am

IIRC, the timing window is very narrow. You can even CA bullets.
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by Ylva » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:55 pm

You can also counter boss grabs.

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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by Murphy's Ghost » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:41 am

I don't think you can counter the suicide grabs though. :think:
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by Massaca » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:03 am

I know you can counter the zombie ninja's (what do we call them?) arm impalement suicide grab thing but I don't know about the ones where (any ninja) is missing a leg or when they jump on your head. I'd assume so given all the other stuff you can counter but the window might be weird or something. I don't think I've ever really tried, too risky. I know it works for Gaja tail grabs and Van Gelf grabs so prolly :shrug:
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by reim0027 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:42 pm

That's an awesome gif, Ylva.
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by Trax » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 pm

Ah well alright then, I'll have to keep trying I guess

And yeah mostly what interested me is how to counter that attack where the ninjas stick you with an IS and blow up their arms, so annoying when coming off a land and they do that >.<
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by Murphy's Ghost » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:31 pm

^ Best way to avoid that IMO is (if using Dragon Sword) toss shuriken and use the 'Y' downward stab to end your air time instead of Izuna or a regular landing. That attack seems to really home in on on-landing status and maybe you can counter it, but if so it's awfully hard.
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Re: Grab counter-attack

Post by reim0027 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:42 pm

Yeah, that move is frustrating. I wouldn't try to perfect CA that move. Also, to go along with what MG said - keep moving, don't do long combos if you are surrounded.
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