Original Liu Kang cop.
Dualist has f213 Stance Switch which is +5, compared to DF f213 fb rc which is over +10. Or f44 fb which jails into a f4 on block, where as f44 SS is slightly negative. f3 and b12 are both plus on block and on hit can be combo'd into.I thought Dualist had the better pressure? What is DF's pressure that is better than Dualist?
So Dualist has fewer strings that give him plus frames, and smaller advantage on his plus frames. He can use meter on light orb to keep block advantage which has so much push back midscreen that you can't fully utilise the frames, or dark orb for a pseudo block trap.
In order for dualist to keep block pressure going he has to use meter, whereas DF only has to use stamina and can keep pressure going, as well as combo off it meterlessly in the combo.