Marvel Vs Capcom 2: Strider  FAQ
By Heat Clarense (iisolidsnakeil@aol.com)
Version 1.0 March 10th, 2003


-----Introduction-----
Alright, once again, with MvC2 coming around again for PS2
And X-box.  I thought I should make a Faq being Iíve been in
A few local tournaments at my arcade so I guess I hold enough
Knowledge to create a FAQ on Strider and a few other characters
I play as. Please feel free to distribute this, but please do not edit
It in any way, thank you for reading this.

(What to mail me on)
I added this because Iíve been getting a swarm of emails as of late
ďRyu does not suck!Ē ď<Character here> can beat <Character Iíve
written a FAQ for>Ē For those who email me over this, it will be
deleted, because in my opinion, Ryu DOES suck and is a huge waste.
Donít like it? Too bad, donít read what I write then, and yes, Iím
Aware that any character can beat another, but lets face it, sometimes
The odds arenít in that characterís favor, some characters like Cable,
Storm, Magneto, Doom, Sentinel and all the other ĎTop tiersí have
A higher win ratio over everyone else in the game, so they are more
Likely to win. And yes, I know everyone plays different in my strategies
Section, but this is how I see MOST players use these characters, so the
People who read this will probably have more of a chance of running
Into someone who plays like this. And to those who actually Email me
And try to find me to challenge me in this game, yes, I will face you if you
Live near by and would love to, I love competition. Saying this, please only
Email me if youíd like to try and face me, see I left something out, or left
Something out like a combo/infinite or if you have a tip to contribute.

Also, if you do email me, mention my faq in the subject line or else
it may be deleted thanks to the huge amount of spam I've been recieving.

And finally, Thank you!
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-----Contents-----

1. 	Character information
2. 	Move legend
3. 	Move abbreviation
4. 	Normal moves
5. 	Special moves
6. 	Hyper combos
7. 	Ground combos
8. 	Air combos
9. 	Infinites and semi-infinites
10. 	Strategy and Recommended teams
11. 	Credits
12. 	Legal stuff.

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Character information
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Team:                   Capcom
Name:                   Strider Hiryuu
Date of Birth:          Unknown. (I think heís somewhere in his late 20ís)
Height:                 5í8
Weight:                 Unknown
Eye Color:              Brown
Hair Color:             Brown
First Appearance:       Strider (Sega Genesis I think.)
Damage Setting:         125% (Badly)
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Move Legend
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In the arcade (And on your joystick if you own one), the entire layout is not
like it says.
In this game if you don't know already, there is no Middle punch or forward
(Middle kick
for newbies). To get a middle punch/kick you must throw a jab or L.kick and it
must connect
(Blocked or not) and hit it again to get the middle punch/kick. So on your
joystick the M.kick
and Forward are now your fierce punches and kicks, the actual fierce are your
assists, and believe me
You'll be using them often against skilled played.

	 O
	 |         L punch       Fierce punch      Assist 1
	 |         L kick        Fierce kick       Assist 2
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That's the actual layout, get used to it.

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Move abbreviations
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This is the part that most people who've played fighting games will know, so
you can skip this part

QCF = Quarter Circle forward, as in down, down/forward, forward.
QCF = Quarter Circle Backwards, as in down, down/back, backwards.
HCF = Half circle forward, as in back, back/down, down, down/forward, forward
HCB = Half circle backwards, Forward, Forward/down, down, down/back. Backwards
Dagon Punch motion = Forward, forward/down, down, down/forward
Reverse Dragon Punch Motion = Back, Back/down, down, down/back
2P = both punchesÖas inÖ well you should know.
2K = Both kicks.
OTG = On the Ground, while you knock you opponent to the ground, if they donít
safety roll, you will be able to use a move such as a ducking low kick to hit
them still and they will be unable to block and such (With Strider this is
important.)
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Normal moves
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Punches
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Standing Light punch:  (justÖlight punch.)
Strider throws out his free hand to poke ahead of him with two fingers, quick,
but little range.

Couching light punch (Down + L punch):
The same thing, only now heís down on one knee, pretty basic.

Jumping light punch. (L punch in air.):
Striderís air combo filler, same thing as on the ground, Strider just does a
two-finger poke in air, once again.


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Middle punch

Standing middle punch: (Hit your opponent with L punch and tap L punch again to
get a middle punch.)
Striderís middle punch is nice, too bad you canít use it on itís own anymore,
Strider does a quick horizontal slash, it has very nice range for a normal move
and it quick and has very nice priority.

Crouching middle punch: (Down + L punch twice)
Same thing as above, only on one knee once more.

Jumping middle punch: (L punch done twice in air.)
Same thing once again, only in air (Anyone think Strider canít think of any
better moves for himself yet?)

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Fierce punch:

Standing fierce: (Tap fierce)
Strider leans back a little and does a vertical slash (But if it was in 3D itíd
probably be a vertical from left to right from the looks.) it has nice range,
speed and priority, it can stop some dashes (NOT Magneto, Cammy or Wolverine.)

Crouching fierce punch: (Down + Fierce punch)
Striderís Launcher, and itís VERY good, has extremely good priority so you can
use this to stop a lot of jump ins, though it has a little lag at the end, but
I see that as nothing to worry about, Strider swings his Cipher (Sword) upwards
at about a half moon slash.

Jumping fierce punch:
Sort of a reverse to Striderís launcher, itís the same thing, done in air, but
this time he swings his Cipher downward to slash the enemy, a great jump in
attack, though I prefer his roundhouse myself, but this one is the one I hear
most beginners and even advanced use.

Kicks
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Light kick: (L kick)
Strider pivots his left foot and strikes out his right leg for a quick kick
down to the legs and waist area, itís quick, has fast recovery time and a nice
combo starter.


Crouching light kick: (Down + L kick)
Strider kneels down and throws out his left let to hit at the enemy, itís range
sucks, but for Strider you have to be close to do damage mostly, so donít worry
about range, nice speed though.

Jumping light kick:
Another air combo filler, Strider sticks out his left leg at a downward angle
to strike the opponent.

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Middle kick (Forward)

Standing forward kick: (Tap L kick close to the opponent.)
Strider will hold his Cipher by itís horizontal handle and fling it around to
his side and then swipe it back across one shoulder, itís quick, has nice
damage too.

Crouching forward kick: (Down + L kick twice.)
Same exact thing only Strider is, once again on one knee.

Jumping forward kick:
Same thing in air (This is getting too repetitive.)

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Fierce kicks

Standing fierce kick: (Tap Fierce kick)
Strider will turn VERY quickly and then as he spins around comes down with a
diagonal, downward slash this move is sick for a combo ender in my opinion, has
VERY nice range for a fierce.

Crouching fierce kick: (Down + Fierce kick)
Strider does almost the same thing he does for standing, but heíd on one knee
and swinging his Cipher along the ground, has nice range, about the range of
Cammyís leg sweep (With has very nice range, as Cammy has long legs (Like a
girl like her should. =)

Slide kick: (Down/Forward + Fierce kick)
This is one of Striderís sweeps, and this one has some nice range, but slow
speed, but the good thing, it can be used as a combo, Iím not sure if it can be
canceled into a Hyper combo though (Iím playing the PS2 version at home and
some things were removed that are still in the Arcade and Dreamcast version of
this game.) But another good thing, if this move connects it puts you on the
other side of them, (This alone has gotten me out of the corner MANY times.)
But basically Strider roll forward on the ground and then slides along the
ground with his left foot out to hit the opponent in the ankle and trip them
up, but if blocked you could be in trouble.

Jumping fierce kick: (Fierce kick in air)
This is my favorite jump in, because the angle is so nice in my opinion,
Strider does the same thing he does for standing fierce kick basically, but the
angle of the slash is what makes this so nice, itís downward just perfect for a
jump in or teleport because it will ALWAYS get the opponent right in the head,
unless of course you jump over them..

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Throws

Forward or back + Fierce punch (Can be done in air.)
Strider will grab his opponent and launch him, and himself into the air and
then swings he and himself downward upon their head while Strider basically
holds them by the throat and choke slams them to the ground, in air Strider
will grab them and flip them over twice and smash them to the ground while he
stands over them with his arms folded over his chest, I love the air throw
version because I do it out of teleports so often. =)!

Forward or back + Fierce kick (Ground only)
Strider flips over his opponent and as he does this he has his grappling hook
out and manages to catch them by their necks with it and then flings them over
his shoulder, the back version of this move will still make Strider throw them
forward.

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Special moves
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Universal moves
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Snap back: QCF + assist 1 or 2
This move, Strider will do his fierce kick, if it connects unblocked you will
force the active character out of battle and the backup (Assist character) into
the fray, is you use assist 1, youíll knock the first assist into battle (The
one right under the active character) into battle, and the second being the
third character. Doing this move requires 1 level of the Super bar.

Variable counter: Back to down. (Back, back/down, down) + assist 1 or 2.
This is a little different; it will bring in a different character, or if Cable
isnít in, he could come in as a variable counter, but I canít exactly say much
since I donít use this unless I really need to. But the attack all depends on
which assist you gave Strider (Or your other character.). This also takes 1
level of the Super bar.

Push blocking or advanced guarding: 2p while still in block stun.
Push blocking has been in a few fighting games so far now, and if you donít
know yet, while in block stun if you press both punches and the block will
become much thicker and push your opponent back, it can save your backside
sometimes, but can also be a problem, but then again, for some moves youíll
have to use it to punish moves, with Guard canceling and just to punish other
moves like the Shoryureepa and Charlieís Summersault justice hyper combo and a
few other rushing/raising supers (Supers that come to you, or slowly or
completely upward, or both.) Be careful though for beginners, push blocking too
many times at once will break your guard and youíll be open to an attack unless
you guard cancel (Which Iím still learning somewhat.)

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Strider only moves

Ame No Murakumo: QCF + any punch (Ground only)
Strider will dash forward a little bit (Or a lot on the fierce version) and
then  do something like his Fierce kick animation, this move it pretty quick
and easy and can be tacked onto Striderís bread and butter combo but other then
that, Iím not sure of itís other uses. The jab version makes Strider go about
half the screen, fierce will do fill screen.

Rating:
Damage:         4
Range:          7
Useful:         3
Start up:       4
Recovery:       6

Overall, itís a nice move, but it can be seen coming, Iíd only stick it on the
end of a combo.

Pros:
Great ground combo finisher.
Decently quick surprise move depending on where they are.


Cons:
If blocked you could be in some trouble (Cable, Magneto or Storm anyone?)
Can be seen easily if you do the fierce and theyíd on the other side of the
screen.
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Excalibur: QCF + any punch or kick (Air only.)
This move it quick and nice, and, Strider will  quickly do something like a
bullet attack, your punch or kick depends on which direction, or angle rather
heíll go, Jab will get Strider to go up at aboutÖ1 oí clock on a clock face,
fierce punch gets you aboutÖ2:15 on a clock face, light kick gets about
somewhere between 5 and 6, and fierce gets about 4 oí clock, get it?

Rating:
Damage:         7
Range:          6
Useful:         9
Start up:       7
Recovery:       2

Pros:
A VERY nice air combo ender.
Can be used something like an air dash when you learn which button does which
angle in order to evade some Hyper Combos.
Looks cool (Not sure if thatís a pro or not.)

Cons:
Canít block until you touch the ground.
Can be hard to tack on an air combo if youíre a beginner.


Overall, I use this move every time at the end of an air combo, itís just plain
good as that, or when I jump over Cableís Hyper Viper Beam.
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Gram: Dragon punch motion + any punch or kick (Can be used in air.)
This move has SICK range (Think Cableís gunshot fierce almost!) Strider will
either stand or knee and swing his Cipher horizontally creating a FAR slash
across the screen, the button makes Strider kneel or stand, a punch will make
him stand and kick will make him do it on one knee a VERY nice move over all,
but Iím not sure if it can be comboed.

Rating: (Air version has same stats)
Damage:         6
Range:          9
Useful:         5
Start up:       5
Recovery:       4

Pros:
EXTREME Range
Can stop dashers if you anticipate.
Can be used as an air combo ender. (Though not at good as Excalibur.)

Cons:
Wonít hit the other side of the screen (Doesnít have THAT much range.)
Can be jumped over easily
Has more recovery time then Iíd like.


OverallÖ Use this move every once and a while, itís a nice move that will make
some space, but donít over use it, EVER.
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Vajla (I think thatís how itís spelled): QCB + any kick (Ground only.)
Strider will pull an old cloning act, heíll split into 4 different copies of
himself and then reappear somewhere along the screen to attack the opponent,
itís a nice move and can confuse a lot of the time, light kick will make
Strider appear close to the left side of the screen, and fierce will make
Strider attack FULLY at the right side of the screen.


Rating:
Damage:          6
Range:           7
Useful:	         6
Start up:        7
Recovery:        6

Pros:
Nice confusion move.
Can get you to the other side of the screen.
Has nice range since if your opponent is anywhere near any of the four
Striderís heíll be hit still.

Cons:
Can put you in trouble if blocked.
Youíll only be punished if you over use it.

Overall, a good move once more, just donít over use it, itís a nice move to
confuse with though, so feel free to through it out a few times.
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Formation A: QCF + any kick (Ground only.)

This move I like, I like it a lot, Strider will do his two finger poke, but it
canít hit, instead one of Striderís pets will come out to attack, if you use
light kick, his panther will come out, fierce will get you his bird; Condor,
These moves are nice over all, the bird could be better, but if you call him
out at random two things will happenÖYouíll miss all together, or youíll stop a
jump in, the panther how ever is very good, it has VERY little recovery time,
Iíve beaten Megaman in a projectile war, and almost Cyclops, this move can also
be used at a distraction, call the panther and just before it hits them, cancel
into Ouroborus, then teleport behind them and go on with your assault.

Rating:
Damage:	        5
Range:          6 (Full screen, it is a projectile.)
Useful:         8
Start up:       8
Recovery:       8

Pros:
Excellent projectile.
Comes out and recovers super quick.
Can win a projectile war with most of the characters in the game (As long as
they donít use a beam.)
Can nullify fireballs

Cons:
If you use this over and over in a row you can get punished by a Hyper combo.
Can be jumped over easily.
Wonít stop beams (I donít think anything does anyway.)

OverallÖI use this move a lot in a match, just donít OVER USE it once again,
and NEVER use this on Cable, unless itís a scrub one that just used fierce
punch, but for a tournament Cable, expect an air Hyper Viper the second Strider
puts his hand out.
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Formation B: Charge (Hold) back for 1-2 seconds, forward + any kick (Ground
only.)

Are you tired of Cable making you eat three Hyper Viperís every time you send
out a panther, well here ya go! Use this move I love using this move against
Cable because he always tries to stay away, and as long as you donít advance,
he canít really get away from this attack except running to you, and everyone
knows thatís a bad idea to do against Strider (Even Magneto canít touch Strider
75% of the time.) Strider bring one hand up and grunt, calling Condor to carry
a bomb across screen, and then release it with a little parachute on it, this
move is SLOW and easy to see coming, but this is a GREAT anti Hyper Viper move
because itís ABOVE Cable, and Cable canít protect himself there while Hyper
Viperíing can he? No, so this move is great because even if youíre hit with it
itíll knock Cable out, also did I mention this move is the most power Special
move in the entire game? But anyway, youíre kick is what makes Condor drop off
the bomb, light kick will get right in front of the left side of the screen and
fierce will make it all the way on the right, or vice versa if youíre on the
other side, use this move a lot on Cable instead of the panther when you want
to start the Ouroborus.

Rating:
Damage:         9
Range:          7
Useful:         6 (It scores a ten on Cable for me.)
Start up:       3
Recovery:       3

Pros:
Very good anti Cable move.
Extremely strong move.


Cons:
Horrible start up, I mean itís just bad.
Horrible recovery too!
Can be seen coming a mile away, even with your eyes closed, really.

OverallÖI usually ONLY use this move on Cable because the panther wonít work on
Cable, you can try it on a few others, but not Magneto or Storm, theyíll just
dash forward and punish you.
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Formation C: Charge (Hold) back for 1-2 seconds, forward + Any punch (Ground
only.)

This is a pretty good move to make people be a little afraid with, you have to
do this move twice to do any damage, but it keeps people on their toes, Strider
will call a small satellite (Like for the Ouroborus, but this one wonít operate
the same way) and itíll spin around in a circle behind Strider, if you do this
move again itíll make Strider kneel down and point ahead of him the satellite
will fire ahead of him in a fiery blaze, I like using this move once and
continuing to fight since it will make people stay on their toes, plus if you
have to, it puts an extra card up your sleeve. Oh yes, and this move can be
done in air, just not actually summoning the satellite, but firing yes.

Rating:
Damage:         6
Range:          6
Useful:         3
Start up:       6
Recovery:       4

Pros:
A nice psyche move.
Does nice damage, and you have a free projectile up your sleeve.


Cons:
Have to use it twice to do any real damage.
Since you have to do it twice youíre left twice as vulnerable, so to speak.

OverallÖI usually ONLY use this move as a little trick because people tend to
wonder if youíll throw it out or not, but donít use this move too often now.
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Teleport: Reverse Dragon punch motion + Any punch or kick (Ground only.)

This move you will be using probably more then any other one of Striderís
moves, this is a GREAT move to get either to your opponent, or away from them,
its VERY quick (Not as fast as Spirals, but herís is as fast as an Air Hyper
Viper beam soÖ) But thereís one thing this teleport has Spirals doesnít, it has
almost NO recovering time AT ALL, so you can attack coming out or it, and
believe me, you will, but Strider will do a little hop in the air and then
quickly dissolve into thin air, and depending which button you pressed he will
teleport to one side of the screen, most of the time youíll be using his punch
teleports, but Iíll explain all of them, if you press light punch, Strider will
teleport to the left side of the screen in the air (About twice Cableís height
from the ground. Light kick will grant you in the air on the air on the left
too, but less then an inch, and the fierce buttons are same thing for the right
side, fierce kick to the ground, and punch for air. Got it?

Rating:
Damage:         0
Range:          8
Useful:         10!
Start up:       8
Recovery:       9

Pros:
Can attack coming out of it.
Can get you out of the corner or out of the range of a beam hyper combo.
Can get you on the offence REAL quick.
Can be used to cross the opponent up if you called an assist (Dr Doom anyone?)
Or used the Ouroborus and shot a few rings at him.


Cons:
Some times hard to do and youíll end up doing the vujla or wall cling.
If you do this against a crazy Cable does air hyper vipers you can still be hit
from the start up since Cableís hyper viper in air is instant. (But if not, he
will probably not be able to hyper viper you, this move is a little too fast to
do on instinct.)

OverallÖI use this move a lot, in tournaments, casual play, everywhere, itís
highly abuseable and since itís do quick, it canít really be counter too well,
except by a DHCíed Hail storm or someone who tries Sentinelís HSF (Since the
drones fly from behind Sentinel., but a double jump will make you avoid them
usually.)
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Wall cling: QCB + any punch (Ground only.)

This move can be used as a nice escape move, Strider will pull out his
grappling hook and then hop onto the wall behind him, which punch used makes
jump how high you want, light punch makes him hop onto the wall at about height
of his high teleport, and fierce will make him jump a little higher then his
normal jump, after clinging to the wall you can press up and down to make him
scale up or down, or press the opposite direction of the wall to make him jump
off, or press towards the wall and then to the other (Like a horizontal super
jump) and Hiryuu will dive from one wall to the other, Iím not sure if heís
vulnerable during the jump, so someone please email me on it? (Iíve never
gotten touched while diving from one wall to the other.) Oh yeah, also press
one of the kicks to make Strider come down from the wall and attack his enemy,
each kick will make it at either a long, or shorter angle.

Rating:
Damage:	        3 (If you do a kick.)
Range:          2
Useful:		2
Start up:       4
Recovery:       1

Pros:
Can get you out of the corner.
can get you out of the way of a big blasting hyper combo like Cyclopsí mega
optic.


Cons:
The move isnít that useful, that alone is the con not to use it much.

OverallÖDonít use this move unless you have a real death wish, really.
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Hyper combos
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These moves require 1 level of the super meter all the time. Only worry about
one Hyper combo, the rest arenít really worth the effort, but look cool. =D

Ouroborus: QCF + 2P(Ground only.)
Strider does his two finger salute, like usual and then calls on two of his
satellites as they circle around him, after this Strider is free to move and
attack, but every time he attacks, his satellites will fire off little ring
projectiles, this move is SO good, itís been weakened from the original MvC,
but now a timerís there, so you can time it for a high power air combo, this
move is nice because if you donít have the right assist (Dr Doom if you didnít
know.) you can fire off two-three rings at him and then teleport to the other,
this can cross up a lot of opponents if repeated, and after you teleport, come
down with either fierce punch or roundhouse kick, and then duck down and just
him with a low kick, if heís hit by ANY of this, EVERY hit after will be a
combo, plus with Doom this match is almost unrivaled in chipping damage.

Damage:         7
Range:          4
Useful:         10+
Start up:       8
Recovery:       10

Pros:
Can move after itís called.
Every attack makes a projectile.
Can get you on the offence SO quick, does nice chipping damage.
Three times the hits because your attack, the satellites alone can hit, as well
as the projectiles.

Cons:
Unless youíre close they can just super jump and waste most of the super (If
Storm jumps from this you canít land a hit unless you have Black Heart or
Captain commando.)
No other real cons.

Overall: use this move more then any other one of Striderís hyper combos, itís
the best over all.
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Legion: QCF + 2K (Ground only.)

Strider will point to himself and then out like his light punch and send an
entire army, or legion rather, of his animals out after his opponent, bad thing
is this move takes SO long to do, and if can be jumped over, all they have to
do is super jump forward and theyíll dodge most of it, if they have a double
jump or air dash, they can dodge it completely.

Rating:
Damage:         4
Range:          6
Useful:         3
Start up:       2
Recovery:       5

Pros:
Nice range somewhat.
ÖThatís it.

Cons:
Canít be comboed.
Takes forever to do.
If youíre against Cable or Storm, they can do Hyper Viper or Hail storm and
knock out ALL of Hiryuuís animals and still hit him.
Can be jumped over.
Chipping sucks.

Overall:  Donít use this move.
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Ragnarock: QCF + 2K (Ground only.)
Strider will cross one arm over his chest and then run at his opponent, SLOWLY,
and if he connects, heíll launch them into the air and then disappear, four
versions of himself will come out doing Excalibur in a barrage of angles, doing
around 18 hits I think, after that Strider will appear next to the fallen
opponent by the teleport and then speak, saying something in Japanese (Iím not
sure how to spell it, but it means ďMission completed.Ē)

Rating:
Damage:         5
Range:          4
Useful:         2
Start up:       2
Recovery:       3

Pros:
A nice move.


Cons:
Canít be comboed.
Hiryuu takes his sweet time while running.
Can be seen coming a mile away.
Can be punished easily after itís blocked.

Overall:  Donít use this move either.
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Ground combos
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Ahí, Strider is a combo freak, something like Wolverine, but not as fast, but
overall better because he can land a hit much easier then Wolvie, so I wonít
label ALL of Striderís combos because he can just press a series of buttons and
still make it a combo. Strider has a hunter magic series so to speak, so he can
land a light punch, light kick, medium punch, medium kick and then fierce punch
or roundhouse, so to be blunt, a Strider can be a masher, but not truly
effective, if you want to mash, go get bone claws wolverine, heís masher
friendly, if you want someone who can take out close to anyone with ease when
paired with the proper assists, pick Strider.

S. L.punch, S. L. kick, S. M.punch, S. M.kick, Fierce or roundhouse.

That is just one of Striderís combos, its short, sweet and his bread and butter
combo, hereís how it works;
First you do a standing light punch, then hit the button for a light kick, then
L. punch, connecting a light punch or light kick and hitting the button again
grants you a Middle punch or kick, then tap the L.kick again and then end it
with a fierce or round house. Got it? Lets move on.

S. L.punch, S. L. kick, S. M.punch, S. M.kick, Fierce or roundhouse.

C. L.punch, C. L.kick, C. M.punch, C. M.kick, C. Roundhouse, Ame no Murakumo
(WP version)
= 6 hits, pretty basic, learn this combo, it helps your ground game a lot.

I know these arenít many combos for ground game but lets get this straight, as
I said before Strider has a HUNTER series here, meaning even a masher can bust
out a 5 hit combo, air combos on the other hand, are something else because of
some of his AC (Air combo finishers.

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Air combos
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Alright, hereís some of the good stuff, mainly to two single combos
(Experienced Cable players know what Iím talking about, and yes, it is and air
combo, since you and your opponent are in air. XD)

But lets start with the simple and work our way up.

L.Punch, C L.kick, C. M.Punch, C. M.kick, C.F.punch, /\, SJ L.punch, SJ L.kick,
SJ M.punch, SJ M.kick, Excalibur Dash (Light punch)
=  ?? Hits, Striders basic air combo, use this as an aerial rave after the
Ouroborus, make sure to learn this combo.

C.L.kick, C. M.kick, C. F.Punch /\ SJ L.punch, SJ L.kick, SJ M.punch, SJ
M.kick, double jump, DJ L.punch, DJ L.kick, DJ M.punch, DJ M.kick, Excalibur
dash (L.Punch.)= 17 hits? This combo was a pain in my side for me to learn,
VERY much of a pain, timing the double jump is the hardest part, you actually
have to do the opposite of an air dash, you have to slow down a little bit and
then time the double jump and continue, timing this is hard because if you try
to double jump too quick, the double jump wonít happen, and if you wait too
long, youíll miss your chance for the combo.

Alright, this is it for combos, if you have any to contribute, please let me
know.

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Infinites and semis
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Semi-infinites:
I donít know anyÖyet, if you know of one Email me with it please, thank you.

Infinites:
On Sentinel only: Jump towards him, L. kick, M. kick, F. Punch, F. kick just as
you land, and repeat.

This is it for this, Iíll add more as I figure it out.

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Tips and tricks
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Strider has one guard break that I know of, that is only doable in the corner,
first call the bird prematurely so it hits JUST as they come out, and then
launch in to an air combo, another way I only know is with assist like Captain
commando (Not blackheart, it wonít work) Psylocke and Cyclops, call them
prematurely like you would the bird, I find the assist oneís better because of
this, if they push block the bird, you get knocked back and you lost your shot,
but if your assist does it when they push block, theyíll actually push the
assist only back.

Strider has a hunter series, meaning his damage is weak, but comes in bunches
to make up for this, meaning you can press a few buttons and end up with a 3-5
hit combo, unless itís someone with super armor, then I believe you can make it
six hits.

Something to do against a lot of people since they fall for this a lot if they
think youíre getting predictable with teleporting, because youíre supposed to
teleport above them, but if they have an upwards super like Kenís Shinryuken?
Heís what to do, teleport like mad until you think heís catching on youíre
going to teleport to him and then do it, but teleport to the same side as
YOURSELF, and guess whatÖ? They probably just ended up wasting a bar of the
meter because they expected you to come out above them attacking. Then you can
feel free to put on the ouroborus and go one with your offence.

The Strider/Doom trap:  THIS is the ONLY trap that canít be stopped to my
knowledge, because even guard canceling wonít work because you have an assist
and Strider on each side of your opponent, hereís how it works, do a weak chain
while mashing on the assist button to call out Doom, then teleport to the other
side, come down with a fierce or roundhouse to knock him into Doom, then do
another weak chain and cancel into a panther or condor to pin him down, then
cancel into that into the Ouroborus and to a barrage of high and low attacks,
donít stop AT ALL, and after the Ouroborus goes out, do another weak chain,
call Doom, teleport to the other side, weak chain combo, call Doom, teleport,
weak chain, panther or bird to hold him down, cancel into the Ouroborus and
repeat OVER and OVER, as long as possible, this trap does AMAZING chip damage
and locks them down, when playing as Strider, it is a MUST to learn this trap.

The pantherís have amazing speed and recovery for a projectile, it can beat out
Megamanís buster caps, so against the scrub megamanís who just throw out the
buster caps, use the panther, you WILL win the fight as long as your hands hold
out.

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Strategy and Recommended teams
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This is just part to help you figure out against characters you might be having
trouble with, just hold down CTRL + F and enter the name of the character
youíre having trouble with. (And if you put Ryu in here, like with my Cable
Faq, I pity you still.)

------Vs characters-----

Magneto - This match is EXTREMELY easy, though you may think it isnít, it
actually is, hereís how it works, Magneto needs to be close to land hits right?
You have the Ouroborus on right? What happened when someone gets too close?
They get hit, in other words, just use Ouroborus and Magneto wonít be able to
get close, but if you donít have a meter, Iíd suggest a FAST anti air assist
and Doom on your side to counter his jump ins and dashing, also never take him
in the air, he has more dominance there then Strider does, over all, use the
Ouroborus as your key to victory. (You will be using Ouroborus in every match,
and I mean EVERY match.)

Storm - Storm is probably one of your hardest fights, waitÖwithout a doubt she
is, if you thought Cable was annoying, you havenít played a good Storm yet,
Storm has a new type of keep away known as Runaway, she has an air dash,
probably second fastest ground and air dash, can hold up to Ďfloatí slowly to
the ground like a feather, can use her lighting attack up to three times in a
row to get back up higher, meaning if you do the Ouroborus from afar and donít
have her pinned down, she can just super jump and stay up there and you just
wasted the hyper combo, but thereís a good thing, just pack a full screen
fitting anti air assist, like Black Heart of Captain commando, but Black Heart
sucks on point, and I see CapCom (Captain commando.) more often now, but over
all against Storm, strange enough I think Iíd use Black Heart since his inferno
tracks the opponent down, while youíd have to run under Storm and use Captain
commandoís and she can simply air dash out of the way once you air dash under
her. Another thing, if you catch her with the Ouroborus, pin her down with Doom
but do NOT repeat unless you are sure youíll be able to keep her in it, you do
NOT want to waste a hyper combo against this girl.

Sentinel - Sentinel can be tough, or easy depending on a few things, your skill
level, you opponentsí skill level, your assists, and his assists. Only thing
here is Sentinelís flight, if you can lock down his stomp rush down, youíre
golden, but beware of jumping in on this guy because almost EVERY Sentinel
player now uses CapComís deadly anti air now, which can work for and against
you in reality, look at it like this, if you manage to jump in, block Captain
Commandos Captain Corridor, run in and attack like MAD, because Sentinel
without a strong anti air is almost useless, Sentinel needs Captain or Black
heart there most of the time because he canít take well on jump ins at all, but
as for zoning, donít try it too much on him, heís better then you are if youíre
on the other side of the screen, instead teleport all over the place, donít do
NOT get predictable, because heíll just throw out a HSF (Hyper sentinel force)
as soon as you start teleporting, also make sure you donít get hit by a rocket
punch too often thanks to his deadly semi-infinite.

Cable - Cable can, and will destroy you, Iím telling you now, facing Cable and
not knowing what youíre doing is a death wish, because the slightest mistake,
one missed jab, on sloppy assist call, basically ANY screw up AT ALL on Cable
and he can capitalize on you, unless he doesnít have a meter (But Címon, when
doesnít Cable have at least 1 level of the meter for him?) his Air Hyper Viper
Beam is flat out DEADLY, for those who donít know yet, it combos into ITSELF,
and with Striderís stamina, heíll be dead no doubt and Cable also has the title
of ďAssist killerĒ because of the same reason, and when Cable has a level 5
meter and catching you, and your assist in there, you can kiss that assist good
bye, because heíll probably do three air hyper vipers on you, and then continue
to do the rest of his meter on your assist if he isnít dead already (He
probably will be unless youíre playing with damage setting on 1) So now youíre
left with one character, or just Strider without one assist (Hopefully Doom
doesnít die) And speaking of Doom, if you call Doom and heís Hyper Viper
beamed, he is dead. And so are you, Strider can NOT take Cable on by himself,
Strider is ONLY at best to fight the top four when Doom is in the fight along
side of Strider. But as for tactics, use the bomb parachute over any of your
animals, because that hits above Cable, meaning he canít protect himself there
unless he calls CapCom, and Iíve seen most Cable players donít have CapCom on
their team, unless Sentinel is there too.

Strider Hiryuu - AhíÖa mirror match, I hate these matches, but luckily you only
have to look at a few aspects here, like your opponents assists, if Doom is
there be a little worried because he might know what heís doing, so Iíd suggest
packing an invincible assist like Cyclops, Cammy, and most of allÖKEN! Ken can
screw this trap up VERY nicely since his anti air assist, he doesnít give a
damn whatís coming at him, even hyper combos Keníll break through without a
problem what-so-ever. Meaning you can call Ken just as he calls Doom in your
face and stuff your opponents Doom. Look at it like this, shut Doom down, and
you have this match in your pocket chances are, unless heís packing M.Bison
(Vega) Psycho field assist since that can be used as a substitute for Doomís
rocks, but no where near as good as Doomís rocks itself.


Dr. Doom - Doom can serve a problem if you let him get into the air and rain
his photon shots on you (The pink finger lasers) so try to stay in his face
since Doom canít handle rush down all that well, but he does have some nice
rush down himself for a keep away character, so hereís what I suggest. Keep him
grounded as long as you can, doing as much chipping as possible, every time he
jumps back in the air during a normal jump, TELEPORT, because he is going to do
the fierce beam gun, and that WILL keep you grounded and will also stuff YOUR
Doomís assist since his fierce beam gun is a beam. (I know, a one button BEAM
is cheap huh?)

Spiral - This is a VERY interesting match up, because if you do Ouroborus from
a long range, expect Spiral to go on a teleporting rampage to try and evade it,
thereís two things Iíve seen here, Spiral will only teleport into mid air, and
her teleport hard a little bit of lag on the end, so when she teleports, always
jump up into the air and launch off a bunch of little ring projectiles because
Doom will cover the ground for you.

Black Heart - Black heartÖwas my favorite anti air assist, and still is because
the move is over powered, and TRACKS them, but he sucks on point and now it
seems Captain Commando has taken his place as an anti air now, but no matter,
hereís what to do against Black heart, do everything to stay close, because
heíll only abuse his roundhouse demons as much as possible, heís a big target
so heíll go down quick, also if youíre in the middle of the screen, always push
block the inferno because he might cancel it into heart of darkness, and
pushing it away pushes the super away too, when teleport and feel activate the
Ouroborus and jump to them, since he can come down blocking, but donít worry,
if you can do guard breaking with Strider, just do that because youíll get more
damage, and the Strider/Doom trap going.

Cyclops - Cyclops can be a problem, but never the less, shouldnít be, once
again, the Ouroborus is your key, like always, Cyclops has a nice ground game
too, so if heís in air, go after him, you should beat him out, unless he does
his jumping roundhouse, that move WILL beat you out easily, and donít worry
about Cyclopsí cheap tricks with the Mega Optic blast, it keeps like hell, but
if you learn guard canceling, you can guard cancel and wave dash to him and get
in for a combo.

Cammy - Cammy, on point can hold her own VERY well, even against some of the
top tiers, including Strider, Expect Cammy to have an assist to help her dash
in, like Sentinelís ground assist, Doomís anti air and the like to allow her to
wave dash in on you and try to land her Cammy combo (The Cammy combo will take
out about half your life. And you will know when Iím talking about because so
many Cammy users try it; itís like the ONLY combo we go for. I am a Cammy user
just to let you know) so use Doom a lot to help take out her dashing, or a
quick Anti air, or jump away, believe me, Cammyís combo can kill you, and if
you do get hit by her KBA Cammy combo, ROLL AWAY! Or She can OTG you and
actually REPEAT it! And the final Cannon Drill of the move can do a combo reset
making damage a pain in the side, EXTREMELY!

Guile - Guile is one of the best characters in my opinion, he has a GREAT anti
air, a GREAT projectile, if he wasnít a charge character, Iíd say he was a top
tier, for this fight you should do three things, Strider/Doom trap, Push block
and teleporting effectively, without these things you will be screwed against
Guile, making sure if he does ANY Hyper combo you push block to get him away,
then do the Ouroborus, or whatever, also make sure not to meet him in air on
the same level, or else youíre probably in for a Cross Fire Assault, and Iíve
seen a lot of Guile players do this, they do Guiles two-hit sweep and cancel it
into the Summersault strike, when they do this, roll, but they can cancel after
the first one so you havenít fallen to roll, but do the roll motion just in
case since you canít be too careful with Striders low stamina.

Charlie - Charlie is much like Guile, but a lot different at the same time, I
think heís somewhat stronger, which would explain why heís so much slower then
Guile, combos arenít as deadly and I believe he doesnít hold that much air
dominance. But like Guile, he has a nice anti air and projectile, once again
though he is a charge characters, plus Iíve found most Charlie players (Not
Guiles!) canít hold well on the Strider/Doom trap since Charlie is played sort
of slow pace, so a fast fight is your best bet to land a hit and do the typical
20%+ in either chipping or actual damage.

Iron man - Another semi ranking top tier character, he has a deadly infinite
thatís EXTREMELY easy to be caught in, if he has Doom thereís almost no doubt
if he catches you in a combo with his Doom out youíll be hit into the infinite,
so watch for that, he also has a nice chipping super, but with A LOT of
recovery and start up on it, so you can more then likely jump over it with
little trouble, overall this can be a hard or easy fight depending on how aware
you are.

BB Hood - BB Hood is pretty nice, she has a nice set of moves, watch out for
her, her cruel hunting hyper combo, it does a heap of chipping! So if you can
jump it, DO IT! Her move takes out almost as much as a blocked photon array
hyper combo from Doom for Christís sake! Plus her Hyper Apple hyper combo is a
little confusing, KEEP blocking because sheíll let out some of her apple bombs
if itís blocked, got it!?

Omega Red - This guy can be a pain sometimes if he knows what heís doing, his
coils give him long range, he has a deadly air hyper combo, has some lethal
combos and can suck your life if he mashes when he catches you in a coil grab
so makes sure not to get caught, but overall, when heís blocking heís a wide
target, so thatís nice, but overall, just Strider/Doom trap and have an anti
air, just in case.

Wolverine (Adamantium) - Wolverine is like you, but beats you out in attacking,
dashing, just flat out speed overall, but you have a teleport and Doom with
you, so nothing to worry about, just call Doom and heíll be stuffed, also not,
if you get caught in ONE of his combos, expect a Berserker Barrage X, or even
Fatal Claw, so make sure you donít get caught in that!

Wolverine (Bone claws) - Thisíll be short and sweet, treat him like the above
Wolvie, just this oneís just a little faster and has a little more range
because his claws are longer, and heís also even more button masher friendly,
but heís missing two supers so that can cut down on some of his game, but
beware, he still has Berserker Barrage X.

Sakura - Sakura gave me trouble before I started learning to call Doom and THEN
teleport, beware her upward fireball hyper combo, when you attack coming out of
a teleport she can nail you with it if you attack JUST coming out of it because
sheíd a little short.

Sabretooth - This guy was good back in X-men Vs Street fighter, but now heís
been down sized a lot, but never the less, when played correctly, he can do a
good job at beating Strider down, He has tons of priority and strength, and
also, for all that strength he has, heís pretty damn quick too, also takes
damage pretty nicely too, but over all, but Striderís Ouroborus, once again is
just too good here.

Shuma-Gorath - This green multi-armed freak can be a little of a problem, SOME
TIMES, if he can get you pinned with an assist and manage to catch you in Chaos
dimension, itíll take out plenty of your life, but after it mash the buttons,
it will make Strider get up quicker so youíll avoid an OTG from him after the
move, but other then that, treat him like you wouldÖI donít know, treat him
like you would a lower level ranking tier that has no projectiles!! Yeah!

Spider-man - Spidey was GOD of air combos in the original MvC, but now
Magnetoís taken his place, he still has a lot of his good air combos though, so
watch out but his ground game sucks, remember this, avoid being launched and
youíre golden, he takes damage badly so donít take any risks, since he can put
some damage on Strider, but canít take that many hits himself, and with Doom
you got PLENTY of an advantage.

Venom - This guy can be cheap, expect a lot of Venom fangs, a lot of them, also
if he does it to you in the corner youíll probably have to either push block or
block high-to-low since it hits high and low (It did in the first one, so I
should think it still does.) once again do Ouroborus.

Ryu - Ryu is a waste of a character, if you need a strategy to beat him, you
should put the put the controller down, step away from the joystick, whatever,
and proceed to play a nice game of pong, because you suck at fighting games
then.

Ken - This guy, unlike Ryu is useful, has the best anti air assist in the game
in my opinion being heís completely invincible during it, but itís not as
useful as sayÖCaptain commandoís, but in any case, Ken has one hell of a Glitch
for his assist as a hurricane kick, it takes out around 1/10 of your life each
HIT, overall; just make sure you donít go jumping in.

Akuma - Akumaís pretty good as a character, has the same glitch as Kenís
Hurricane kick and also has an invincible Anti air, thing that separates him,
how bad Akuma takes damage, treat him like Ryu, only with a mixture to Ken to
him and make sure you watch out for his level 3 super itís hard to connect, but
can if you underestimate him.

Warmachine - Plain and simple, handle him like you would Iron man, just donít
get caught in his infinite.

Morrigan - Sorry Morrigan players but, Morrigan is sexy and all but she just
doesnít have what it takes to top Strider, Strider has the Ouroborus and
Morrigan is like a more combo-friendly Ryu, and Ryu sucks soÖso does she.

Tron Bonne - Tron is no joke, and is actually a very good character, a little
wacky, but thatís a good thing, with wacky you get unpredictability, sheís good
none the less, be careful for some of her moves, I havenít gone against a good
Tron yet, so I canít say too much, but as playing her I can tell you this, her
specials are easy to see coming, meaning theyíre easy to counter, jump over,
whatever fits, is she does her Lunch Rush, just do a wall cling and your safe,
but treat her like anyone else and use your assist and Ouroborus properly.

Silver Samurai - This guy has to use more of the meter then CABLE!! So this
fight you may think will be hard, it isnít, he has to use the same power up
super around 3 to 4 times before his damage setting will go back to normal or a
little lower, so he needs around a level 4 meter to be effective, if he uses
his flame power up once, ATTACK he takes worst damage in the game and getting
hit by the Strider/Doom trap is just fatal then.

Iceman - This guy people bitch about more then Cable, rightfully so in some
conditions, he takes no chipping from most moves in the entire game and his
Icebeam does MAD chipping itself but hereís where you got Bobby Drake (Icemanís
real name) On lock down, Doom, even though Iceman takes no chipping from most
projectiles, he still gets chipped from Doomís rocks, Spirals projectile assist
and Sentinelís drones, plus Iceman actually dies pretty quick being his up
close game is a little weak, so just blast get close, catch him in the corner
and heíll have a hard time doing anything.

M.Bison/Vega - This guy is underestimated, he has a decent teleport that can
get a little annoying if used over and over, if they do theyíre either trying
to wait for you to make a mistake, or help kill time and turtle to win by time
over, what do you do? Call Doom out and summon your bird projectile, since heís
so tall the rocks, or the bird will hit NO MATTER WHAT, but other then that,
not too much to tell, just make sure not to get caught in the psycho field, it
does good chipping, and it can guard break if you push block I believe.

Megaman - Ah, that blue boy! Megamanís fun to play as because heís actually
adorable in this game like a little kid, but never the less, canít hold Strider
and Doom, If youíre going against a megabuster abusing Megaman, call Doom and
tele---well, you know the drill, but there is a chance heíll do the Hyper
Megaman, no worries though, Doomís rocks will knock him clean out of it soÖgo
on with your trap, like always.

Anakaris - I said this in my old Cable FAQ, Iíll say it again, FEAR Anakaris,
he has a HELL of a lot of moves to confuse you with, slow jump, slow dash, a
wacky super that can hit just about no matter what! Plus his ash rasp does VERY
good chipping, plus his damage setting is so high, only experts will play as
him in a tournament or anything like that against a top tier, so watch out, but
your best bet is to justÖtrap him, like always

Gambit - One thing to learn here, ROLL, not the character, but safety roll, ALL
THE TIME, Gambit is the OTG KING, push block the first and second hit of the
Cajun Slash and you shouldnít get hit in the last hit, but the jab versionÖIím
not sure.

Captain Commando - Captain Commando has a nice ground game, lethal anti air,
nice projectile and a handful of assists, he has three by himself and his
actual partners, so overall, Captain commando can give a HELL of a keep away
game if done properly, beware of a captain corridor, because it WILL be
canceled into Captain sword for big damage, plus the flying screen effect
meaning he can actually repeat it twice since youíre on the ground and he
dashes in for an OTG so when I say this, MASH LIKE HELL! It makes Strider get
up since you canít roll after the flying screen effect.

Captain America - This guy is very versatile, he can run with the big guys
thanks to his hard hitting attacks, easy to do combos, double jump, also watch
out, when he loses his shield he gains a decent amount of extra speed, but
loses some priority, so watch out, even a Captain America who has no shield can
still fight effectively thanks to that speed increase. But over all, the
Ouroborus will lock him down, he wonít come near you when you have it on (Like
ANYONE does?!) But in anycase, always get Doom on one side and Strider on the
other BEFORE you activate the Ouroborus. And try to be as close as possible so
he canít just Super Jump away.

Hayato - Hayato, He has a look of someone who can beat you down! But when you
fight him, youíll see heís a little less then that, he has a NICE anti air, but
itís bad at the same time because Hayato has to dash forward before doing it,
so itís not THAT great on point, he has a slow hyper combo (The multiple sword
slashing one.) A Magnetic Shockwave look alike thatís not as powerful, and a
hyper combo that if it connects will allow him to do unlimited Plasma combos
(Plasma combo are the button combinations he presses with back that make him
glow for the duration of the attack)

Jill Valentine - Jill can be played two ways, rush down, and keep away, they
both work well, just not well against Strider, because Rush down gets stuffed
by the Ouroborus, and keep away gets knocked away by the same thing, just make
sure you donít get knocked into an air combo or you have a Hyper Elbow Hyper
Combo coming your way, jump in on her and you could have a Rocket Launcher
Hyper Combo coming, and as for her T-002 hyper comboÖdonít worry about it, she
will NOT do it, it takes to long to do.

Servbot/Kobun - THIS LITTLE MOTHER%&@#^&! Heís cool and all bit he pisses me
off! Heís SO short itís not funny, hitting him is a pain and a half! (I really
have some hatred for Servbot if you hadnít noticed) but lucky thing, he has
among the worst damage in the game and deals damage like a baby, meaning you
only have to get a few hits off and he is useless, and the worst thing? THE
OUROBORUS WONíT WORK ON HIM! Thatís right, heís so short as the rings circle
around Strider theyíll take too long to hit and keep Servbot in hit stun
meaning he can block, and chipping with Doom isnít much unless you push him
into it while Doomís rocks are swirling around him, so for this fight I
actually DONíT recommend the Strider/Doom trap.

Dan - DAN; THE MAN!!! Dan is GOD of hilarity in any video game EVER, everyone
knows of his weakness, if you donít, wait for him to fire his Ďprojectileí or
donít because you will probably be laughing so hard youíll end up laughing so
much you will lose the match! Dan has a nice anti air and ALL of his hyper
combos can be comboed into, except one, well, it can from a DHC, the kamikaze
attack, that attack is the single most damaging hyper combo to do, it takes
three bars, is more powerful then the Raging Demon too, but the good thing, it
leaves Dan with only one pixel of life, so even if it does connect, you just
have to get one hit, if it chipped AT ALL, Dan is dead, and if Dan throws out
an autograph, let him, and if he does his Super Taunt, I DEMAND YOU ALLOW HIM!!
Unless he DHCs!!!

Jin - Jin can serve a little problem, he has almost as much power as Hulk, and
a lot of speed with that power! His Bloodia punch can be comboed and does A LOT
of damage when done, his Bloodia Vulcan can guard break, and almost always hit
when you Super jump, the Seotome Cyclone can be a pain to block, and does a
HEAP of damage, all together, as long as you donít get hit too many times,
youíre golden.

Felicia - Ooo, sexy kitty girl, she has more sex appeal then Morrigan, and in
this case, MUCH more deadly, she is actually the one character who is ANTI
Strider/Doom, he sand splash Super counters the Strider/Doom trap! Meaning
youíll have to find other ways around her, Iíd suggest jumping in, because her
normal sand splash will counter a dash in, and she doesnít have a real good
anti air unless she has an anti air assist (Which is just about needed on EVERY
team now.)

Thanos - Thanos has a bubble infinite that can be a pain to escape unless you
can mash like hell, and everyone should learn mashing now, since you can mash
from Magnetoís tempest combos (And EVERYONE knows how deadly they are!) He also
has some powerful Hyper combos, but overall, heíd a big target, and thatís bad
for them, meaning once theyíre in the Strider/Doom Trap, itís harder to get out
of. Just donít get careless.

Amingo - This little Mexican jumping beanÖcactus thingÖwhatever! Heís no
problem, so donít worry about this fight, everything gets stuffed by Doomís
assist alone, every time he does his dashing budding attack, just call Doom and
heís stuffed, he lays out the little puppet piŮata thingys? Call Doom, he does
a super? Call Doom, Doom, like in every single fight is your BEST friend, he
wonít get near you if you actually play keep away, just call Doom and throw out
birds to hold him on the ground, only way to stop Doom is if he calls a beam
assist, or Kenís anti air assist, because Cammy will bounce right off the rocks
as if they were an actual opponent.

Sonson - Sonson, just do the Strider/Doom trap, her ONLY defense to it is her
transformation attack because she gains Hyper Armor during that hypercombo.

Zangief - This guy can serve as a problem in some conditions IF, and only if
you teleport without Doom behind you! Sometimes that wonít even help because
after youíre grappled he canít be hit, so try and teleport and reappear JUST as
the rocks are REAL close to him to keep him in blockstun, then do the
Ouroborus, also donít dash in, youíll probably end up running into a spinning
lariat.

Hulk - Hulk was good, he can knock you around when you teleport, so I like
screwing with his head, when you teleport, heíll probably expect you to come
right out behind him and do a Gamma Crush, so teleport to the same side, and if
you have Doom out, JUMP to go slow Hulk down as he comes down with that moon
rock so Doom has a better chance to get out of there.

------Recommended teams-----

Here Iíll list the teams with Strider I see as the best, in this game Iím not
sure if you noticed but to make it through a lot of fights you NEED assists to
cover you, and the like, also note on EVERY team Doom should be there, Strider
just isnít the same without Doom there to back him up.

Strider (Any assist but projectile), Cable (Anti air), Doom (Anti air) = My
personal Strider/Doom team, Iíd suggest this team to anyone still learning
Strider/Doom, because even with Strider gone your team still has that comeback
ability with Cable and his air hyper viper team, also Doom can set up a lot of
stuff for Cable, a beginner team, but not the best choice over all, but if
youíre JUST starting to pick Strider and Doom, Iíd suggest Cable being there as
a just-in-case.

Strider (Any assist), Black Heart (Anti air), Doom (Anti air) = This is a team
where Iíd suggest you be GREAT with Strider and Doom, because Black Heart SUCKS
on point, but his assist will stop your opponent from jumping, so thereís the
only plus really, plus itís tracking and does nice damage and hits twice when
theyíre in air, so I personally rank him above Captain commandoís anti air,
they may be the same, Captainís may come out quicker, and is stronger, but
doesnít hit twice, or track them, but itís a matter of preference.

Strider (Any assist), Captain commando (Anti air), Doom (Anti Air) = This team
some prefer over the above team because Captain can actually hold his own
better on point so if Strider happens to die, you still have some of a chance,
remember this if you are forced to have Captain on point, itís not a bad thing,
combo into the captain corridor and then cancel that into the captain sword for
BIG damage, got it?

Strider (Any assist), Iron man (Anti air), Doom (Anti air) = This team is
GREAT, because Doom helps BOTH Strider and Iron man (Or war machine if you
prefer his speed), Doomís assist can knock your opponent in the air and then
Iron man can follow through with his infinite, and of course there is the
Strider/Doom trap, plus Ironmanís anti air assist is GREAT and is also anti
Sentinel Iíve heard.

Strider (Any assist), Cammy (Anti air), Doom (Anti Air) = Cammy is also helped
by Doomís assist, it covers her dash in, and also can help with her Cammy combo
the same as Iron manís, but itís harder because you canít cancel out of special
into hyper combos during a normal jump, so super jump, attack and then do the
cannon drill quick and cancel into the Killer bee assault, it takes practice
but can be a REAL pain once you get it down.

Strider (Any assist), Jin (Anti air), Doom (Anti air of course) = This team
will be annoying to people, Jinís anti air is the seotome dynamite, meaning it
can hit EVERYWHER around him, meaning you have cross up protection somewhat,
plus also cancels projectiles, though you have to time it a little better,
better use Doom over that instead.

Strider (Any assist), Ken (Anti air or Expansion), Doom (Anti air) = This team
is good for a lot of reasons, first, Kenís COMPLETELY invincible for his anti
air, though I personally prefer the expansion for my team, because Striders
launcher is an excellent anti air, plus with Doom to watch your back in case he
blocks youíre safe, plus when he gets too close, call Ken, Kenís hurricane kick
glitch does aroundÖ1/10 per hit, meaning this can DESTROY a team after theyíre
hit by it, and plus since it holds them there, you have a chance to activate
the Ouroborus and teleport into them for even more damage!

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This is it for my teams, thereís no doubt much more teams Strider is deadly on,
but these are the ones I, and many others tend to use.

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Credits
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Myself - For making this!

Gamefaqs.com - For hosting this.

Antrez - My friend, and probably second best (Now you are. Haha!) MvC player
that I hang out with normally, youíre great to spar against man.

Mechie - Mechí You put up a nice challenge sometimes, so youíre good for my
experimental teams, plus youíre also nice human target to get down a lot of my
main combos.

William - You, you are the sorriest Marvel Vs Capcom player Iíve EVER seen!!
But you were around to get beaten and allow me to use my combos against you and
just flat out destroy you and learn some of my mistakes, because if you can
punish me for some moves, then I KNOW itís a mistake.

Josh - Josh, you go against me the most, well, I make you do it, but itís fun
to go against you, because you have such a hard time getting around just ONE of
my characters most of the time, you were another great sparring partner.

Capcom - For making such a great fighting game that attracts so many players.

ClockW0rk - I saw videos of you playing as Strider/Doom and you've inspired me,
thank you so much, best thing I ever did in this game was watch your
Strider/Doom team, maybe I'll face ya some day. =D

Shoryuken.com - people on the forums helped me a lot to learn Strider,
Sentinel, Magneto and Storm, thanks to EVERYONE who posted anything that helped
me.

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Contact
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I'll let you connect to my server and DL all the videos I have (And I got a
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what I mean, all characters copy righted to me, but I wrote thisÖyeah, and if
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