GGST/Bridget/Strategy

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Bridget



General Strategies

General Tips

Both variations of Stop and DashGGST Bridget Stop and Dash Overlay Air.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
15
Recovery:
3
Advantage:
-4
have unique uses in applying pressure. 214 Gives a delayed hit that can be weaved into combos and pressure strings, but it requires the user to leave a gap in their pressure to place. 236 Lasts longer, which allows for multiple uses of Rolling MovementGGST Bridget 214K.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
20
Recovery:
0
Advantage:
+16 (Airborne)
for air-strings, and gives extra flexibility in when to use Rolling Movement.

Neutral

Close range

Midrange

Fullscreen

Anti-air

Anti-Anti-air

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQix48ZNh7k

Tension

Pressure

Defense

Abare

Abare means to attack during an opponents frame advantage with the intention of interrupting their pressure. Naturally, fast moves or invincible moves work best for this task.

Key Abare Moves


  • 2KGGST Bridget 2K.pngGuard:
    Low
    Startup:
    5
    Recovery:
    11
    Advantage:
    -2

    Your fastest abare button is 2K at 5 frames, hitting low but short range. It can also lead into her key okizeme by gatlings into 2D.
  • 2PNo results
    Against oponents using medium range tools try using 2P, slower (7 frames) but hits further. can be converted into 6K on block for a frametrap.
  • 623PGGST Bridget 623P.pngGuard:
    All
    Startup:
    9
    Recovery:
    39
    Advantage:
    -28

    Your only invulnerable reversal is StarshipGGST Bridget 623P.pngGuard:
    All
    Startup:
    9
    Recovery:
    39
    Advantage:
    -28
    . Invulnerable frame 1 but throwable. Due to it having long active frames, it can sometimes hit once or twice on block even when whiffed on wakeup which allows for a red RC into pressure if even one of the hits of the DP connect.


Fighting Bridget

General Tips

Know her range and that shes pre patch faust

Bridget has many long reaching normals that can become oppressive once they start poking if you get too scared. That being said, Bridget lacks good disjoints relative to the rest of the cast so their long pokes generally will lose to your 6P approaches. The only good long-ranged normal that beats 6Ps is Bridget's 2S, which has limited range though, so in neutral against them try to disincentive them till they adapt to using other options which again opens the space up for you to approach more aggressively.

DON'T MASH against empty "Kick Start my Heart" oki!

When Bridget hits you with any of their ranged normals, they can use "Kick Start my Heart" (236K) without any follow-ups to scoot right next to you. It may not look like it, but they are in an advantaged oki position, and depending on range they can hit you with a meaty c.S/2S or a 2P/2K. (This also applies to many combos that end with "Kick Start my Heart".) This means they can put you into an oki-loop which not all characters can do (e.g. Anji doesn't get the time to run up c.S you if he ends with "Fuujin-Nagiha"). It is consistent, it puts them right next to you and allows them to repressure you with c.S and if it hits they can often wall-break from it, so you should expect it to be the standard option and should respect it accordingly, unless you want to hand out free-wins for the Bridget.

Know the difference between 214 and 236 "Yoyo Toss (YT)"

236 YT will have a hitbox when Bridget sends them out, stay on the screen longer but will not have a hitbox on the way back to Bridget 214 YT will NOT have a hitbox when Bridget sends them out, stay on screen shorter but will have a hitbox on the way back to Bridget (you will get hit)

Up close it's very difficult to tell which one they threw out which can leave you prone to getting hit as a frametrap from trying to mash/move out, or if its 214 YT its a chance that bridget gets to steal their turn while also having it hit on the way back for increased pressure

At longer ranges you can see that:

  • 236 YT will be glowing/sparking and expanded so you can know to block and not worry about it coming back, this leaves bridget slightly negative (unless you got hit) but either way the range almost makes both null, it's just an excuse for Bridget to have a yoyo to have access to 214K
  • 214 YT will always be in its shrunk form until it reaches it's max distance, rule of thumb for this set ups is that if you are between bridget and said yoyo youll be at a disadvantage because it will come back and hit to either put you in a combo or just pressure in general which is scary (My advice is simply dont be in that area by the time it returns to Bridget, or if you are a god you can stay in that area and push forward a bit while Bridget is in recovery and simply jump or make Bridget block in time).

"Rock the Baby" counter-play

Bridget's command-grab shares a lot of similarities with Chipp's, meaning it is forward-advancing, which allows them to use it at further ranges and it can catch back-dashes. It is reactable though and if you are looking out for it, you can beat it with a quick 5P. Other options are also to throw them on reaction, as throw is the fastest answer and Bridget is not throw-invulnerable in the start-up of the move. You can also try to hold up-back which makes Roger miss, but Bridget can also delay it to catch these but this is a rather advanced counter-play so it should be a safe option at the beginning. Also keep in mind that they can also use it after air-normals, which makes it effective in "Rolling Movement" okizeme.

Sorry you got knocked down

While a lot of oki is still being developed, be aware that many of her overhead setups are also safejumps. If your character has a DP you can still try it against fake setups, also keep in mind that if they let the roll run, you can 6P it very effectively unless it's really meaty. The higher you are skill-wise, the less likely it will work though.

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