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Video/Tutorial Hawkgirl Video Guide

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I appreciate these vids, Espio. I picked up HG as a secondary to cover a few unfavorable matchups. I learned a couple things from this vid like 22u3 corner escape! Looking forward to the next one, man.
 

Icy Black Deep

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I main her because of a bad initial choice and a combination of laziness and stubbornness after that. :(

Sooner or later people will realize that there are universal options to deal with mace charge on reaction and that Hawkgirl has practically no tools against zoning. Relying on naïvety won't keep you winning for too long.
 

Espio

Footsies Is The Wave.
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Good stuff Espio. Though, do we really want a vid on how to counter HG? I thought we all mained her because no one knows the MU....

I do because I do not want my wins to come from ignorance and lack of match up knowledge. I'm still winning against great players who know how to counter a lot of her options...it inspires innovation, improved footsies and a more complete grasp of match ups and the meta to win with her.

I don't like shallow wins and I like to think and work for every win I acquire. I'm here to level up and help others to level up too.


I main her because of a bad initial choice and a combination of laziness and stubbornness after that. :(

Sooner or later people will realize that there are universal options to deal with mace charge on reaction and that Hawkgirl has practically no tools against zoning. Relying on naïvety won't keep you winning for too long.

This character is good though lol so that is not a bad choice. She has a couple tough match ups, but does superbly against the vast majority of the roster.

She's more than mace charge ...her pressure is sick, her mobility is superb and her ability to transition from in your face rushdown to runaway and zoning is safe and can even be plus on block if done competently and correctly...this character is great at what she does, but has faults...that makes her on the mid tier side of things. She's incredibly versatile.


I'm not in the least bit worried about people punishing mace charge because if you're throwing it out in a predictable fashion then yes you will get blown up (and you should), but if you play strategic and footsie oriented with smart spacing and reads(not abusing one move and relying on it primarily to win) you won't be crippled because someone can punish one move. I'm hopeful my video will help inspire people from all sides to level up.

I personally don't rely on ignorance to win with her, I tell everyone what to do to beat her and still keep winning so I'm not worried about it and nobody else should be either if they know how to use this character beyond mace charge, down 1, and wing evade.
 

Espio

Footsies Is The Wave.
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Midscreen combos: I didn't cover every possible options because the video would have probably been an hour or so lol. I basically covered a couple mainstays for every string that I see done by most Hawkgirl players and I also included: 1,2, 3 + back 3/forward 3 + background bounce etc.

 

Espio

Footsies Is The Wave.
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I filmed two parts yesterday on Pressure and Okizeme last, here they are.

I'm on schedule to finish filming the final part of my guide, which will feature defense and I'll hopefully have that uploaded tomorrow :).

I'm adding a musical intro to the original post cause I usually add things like that to my guides plus this one shows a lot of her history in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and connects her to a lot of the characters used as dummies (I'm weird like that lol).

This is a living guide so it is always open to updates as new information develops and I always randomly think of more shenanigans and things to add too.

Other people are always welcome to make recommendations as well.


 

Espio

Footsies Is The Wave.
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The video guide is 100% finished now and I've uploaded all the videos and put them into the original post for easy viewing.

The recent additions: Wing Evade + Air and Ground Defense + Putting it All Together.

Although this is the last of the videos for now, I'm always willing to go back and film/add on content to the guide if new information comes up :).
 
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