Trying to improve my zoning with Reptile

Discussion in 'Reptile' started by Eminent, Oct 4, 2012.

Loading...
  1. Eminent

    Eminent a.k.a. Mister E

    XBL:
    l Ethan l
    I picked up this game a few months ago and have gotten really into it, going to local tournaments and such. I play a couple characters but Reptile was my original main and I've decided to revisit him. I feel like my zoning game could use some work though. Any tips/tricks?
  2. RM Chongo

    RM Chongo Fraud Nightwing

    Don't be predictable. Never get into a pattern.
    Eminent likes this.
  3. Salad Petresky

    Salad Petresky Active Member

    lol reptile zoning is so braindead, serious talk. Like the only reason you should zone is to build meter and start your offense.

    Slow fb is the key, get that shit out ASAP. Then follow up by a fast fb, dash to get in pressure, or spit to your opponent tries to jump over the fb. Ex slow fb also helps your zoning by throwing out a fast fb/spit/dash in pressure. Other than that, reptile "pure zoning" isnt that good. He uses zoning to start his close range offense.
    Wemfs likes this.
  4. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    i disagree i believe his zoning is def top 7 maybe top 5 in the game and zoning for reptile is key in some matchups
  5. Salad Petresky

    Salad Petresky Active Member

    Dude reptile doesnt "zone", he can not zone to win any MU... Period. He zones to build meter or start his pressure. Getting a fb on the screen and then dash in isnt zoning.
  6. Wemfs

    Wemfs Child of the night

    XBL:
    WemfsFomer
    Yah what mu is won because of reptiles zoning? I agree with salad here.
  7. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    lol thats your belief but i have my own strategy man.. its about opinion
  8. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    if you get a slow fb out you can outzone most of the cast
    Temjiin likes this.
  9. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    in mu likes cyrax its very useful
  10. Temjiin

    Temjiin Lag switch operator.

    Reptile can outzone most of the cast.
  11. Temjiin

    Temjiin Lag switch operator.

    I just read this post, didn't mean to echo you.
    dribirut likes this.
  12. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    lol its not all about getting a fb on screen and then dashing brotha
  13. Wemfs

    Wemfs Child of the night

    XBL:
    WemfsFomer
    Ok but i dont see why reptile would want to zone the whole fight cuz dont ya wanna dash in and pre
    ssure the opponent? Im not a reptile player so forgive me ;p
  14. o forever villain o

    o forever villain o Active Member

    Very useful in the cyrax matchup, as well as the johnny matchup.

    Sent from my PC36100
    Killin Natzees likes this.
  15. Eminent

    Eminent a.k.a. Mister E

    XBL:
    l Ethan l
    So I guess this question is more about pressure, but when you get a sfb on the screen and dash up in their face, what are your options?
    I usually just start wailing on them with pieces of 321 with a AH/slide mixup at the end. Sometimes I b4 (pushes them back away from the sfb, maintaining pressure). Anything else I'm missing?
  16. Salad Petresky

    Salad Petresky Active Member

    Theres a different between zoning/anti zoning and good zoning character. Reptile is not a good zoning character because 2-3 dashes and reptile zoning is done, reptile doesnt have any push back in his zoning at all. In a cyrax mu, 1 dash is enough to stop reptile zoning because then he can starting to trade with nets. Thats why you only zone to build meter/start pressure. Theres 0 mu where reptile zone 100% of the time. Even with JC mu, you use your zoning to build meter or gain pressure advantage, doing pure zoning isnt gonna stop JC to go in on you. Reptile zoning isnt strong enough.

    Reptile is a good counter zoning character because he can outzone people, he can force people to get in on him instead of the other way around. But he cant zone for shit because his zoning is mediocre. Counter reptile zoning: dash up and block.... so hard.
  17. Wemfs

    Wemfs Child of the night

    XBL:
    WemfsFomer
    You're doing what I see every single Reptile player do so I think you're doing it right. Maybe some of these guys can give ya some help THTB Joker8417 TylerLantern RapZiLLa54 Showtime
    CYracks and Eminent like this.
  18. McNasty

    McNasty Go Home Weakling! Staff Member

    Your best options IMO are d4 acid hand, d4 d4, f2 acid hand, 321 staggers + acid hand, standing 1 and staggering 122 ending with eith acid hand or b1, d4 ffb, d4 invis,

    As for the zoning its all about full screen and using the best walk back in the game as they try and get in. with dash and a fast backward walk you can really mess with their spacing forcing a bad jump or keeping them on block or frustrate them into a trade in your favor.

    You guys are crazy if your zoning cyrax dat net trade is awful and its bound to happen.
    Wemfs likes this.
  19. Cossner

    Cossner I'm just the postman

    PSN:
    Cossner
    XBL:
    Cossner
    [​IMG]
  20. What-a-Rush

    What-a-Rush Invaders must die !

    i had my lesson , "zoning" it's important for reptile . I ussualy use it against sub zero and cage because i don't really know how to deal with cage up close . I will be glad if somebody can help me with a advice and tell me what characters can be outzoned by reptile . thank you
  21. Treadmill

    Treadmill Well-Known Member

    He's not really going to keep anyone out for that long IMO. His projectiles are slow but very effective when on screen. Characters like katana and sub have trouble once reptile gets a force ball all on screen, but in turn can be an annoyance if they start their offense first.
    What-a-Rush likes this.
  22. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    IMO Reptiles zoning is top 7 maybe top 5 in the game
  23. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    actually definitely imo fifth best zoner
  24. dribirut

    dribirut BLAK FELOW

    actually imo battles with shang for fifth.. lol sorry for all the responses
    What-a-Rush likes this.
  25. What-a-Rush

    What-a-Rush Invaders must die !

    thnx for the answer. it was helpful

Share This Page