Slayer's best attacks have below average range and his movement is relatively restricted, so it's difficult to poke with him. On the other hand, Slayer has very strong counterpokes and close range pressure.
Slayer's 3 main ranges are:
- Close (pressure)
- Mid (counterpoke)
- Far (various)
Slayer is strongest at Close and Mid range.
- cS range
- Slayer's pressure here often ends in + frames, including his high/low mixups with 6K and Under Pressure
- Important moves: cS > fS, 2K, 6K, 6P, Under Pressure, forward dash (better outside of corner)
- Opponent may defend with 2P, throw, backdash > throw
- BDC P Mappa, BDC Bite, and sometimes BDC P Dandy can beat mashing
- About 1 backdash away from Close range
- Important moves: 5K, 6H, IAD, 2H, 2D, Pilebunker, dash > Bite, long forward dash
- Counterpoke with Dandy Step, IAD, or 6P. Note that 6P will whiff unless they poke or move forward
- BDC and P Dandy can avoid pokes. 5K, 6P, 6H, and forward dash can beat counters to BDC and P Dandy
Moving between Close and Mid range
- About 2 backdashes away from Close range or 1 backdash away from Mid range
- You can whiff Under Pressure for meter and to bait opponent to come to you
- K Mappa and K Pilebunker can reach
Tips and Tricks
The Importance of FD Jump
BDC jump often allows Slayer to avoid attacks, but attacks can still catch the beginning of Slayer's jump. Slayer can BDC during any string with a gap, but these strings often use air unblockable moves that must be blocked in the air with FD. Basically, you will want to add FD to every BDC jump input.
| Input your BDC jump as 447S+H
Jump Hurtbox Comparison
Back jump is both wider and taller than neutral or forward jump. FD jump is the smallest and has the same hurtbox in any direction. To maximize the power of BDC jump, you must add FD!