Tsubaki's VA got pissed off her character was shit. So she made a song about it called Deep Blue and now Tsubaki is pretty good. She's still raging that the song didn't replace CS1's opening for Consoles.
Question is, how does one go about this matchup? The biggest changes to Tsubaki is her charge meter is really fast and her D command moves got buffed. Her ABCs got nerfed, but they don't matter as much anymore. Who really knows what Tsubaki can do? But figuring that out is what this thread is for.
The one thing to note about Tsubaki is her charge meter. Tsubaki's combos deal relatively low damage without bar, but do immense amounts of damage with bar. Obviously, it's important to prevent her from charging. Luckily, Tsubaki can't safely charge bar from anywhere on the screen against Lambda unless she scores a knockdown. 5D, 4D, 236B, and 236C counter her nicely across the stage, and it puts her in CH state too. If Tsubaki jumps in the air to charge, determine whether you can hit her with 2D or 236C. Tsubakis love eating 2D.
One of Tsubaki's strongest traits is her blockstring ability. In the middle of her blockstring she can charge with 5D or 2D to reset her string. It takes time for her to cancel like this so just be aware of her actions and capitalize on the opening with a 5A/2A poke or even a 236A to get through.
Also, the only good ranged normal she has is 5B. Barrier blocking pushes her far enough to possibly whiff the rest of her blockstring. But watch out, Barrier blocking adds +1 blockstun to every attack you block. I recommend perfect barrier blocking as it pushes back much farther than normal barrier.
Dashes quite far across the screen, faster for earlier versions and longer for later versions. D version is pretty much instant. If timed well, it can beat a 5D shot before it comes out. If you're j.2D shooting then be careful of your height, if you get hit it can still start a combo for Tsubaki.
The C version is unblockable on full charge. The best time Tsubaki will throw this out is during a reset opportunity, but blockstrings are not uncommon. Stay awake for this sneaky attack.
Anyone have any idea what do?
I'll update with feedback
Edited by kenja0, 13 June 2011 - 10:26 AM.