Rufus combos

Made a little combo video for Rufus. Some are good for practical use in matches whilst others are just for show. 
    

  
The first combo in the video - j.HP, st.MP st.MP xx EX GT is a good punish for someone if they are stunned. It does more damage than just your basic j.HP, st.HP xx HP GT so if you have the meter then using that is a good idea. 
 
The most damaging combo in there is the j.HK (hits twice), EX Snake Strike into ultra. Back in Vanilla it almost straight up killed Seth doing 700 ish damage but with the (slight) nerfing to the EX SS in Super it does a little less. The ultra 2 combo I use only works if you hit them once with his j.HK. 
 
Rufus doesn't have many different combo options as his only FADC puts the opponent in the air, so I used some less known links like st.MP > st.LP and cr.MP > cr.LK to change things up a bit. Enjoy :)
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Posted by mubress

Made a little combo video for Rufus. Some are good for practical use in matches whilst others are just for show. 
    

  
The first combo in the video - j.HP, st.MP st.MP xx EX GT is a good punish for someone if they are stunned. It does more damage than just your basic j.HP, st.HP xx HP GT so if you have the meter then using that is a good idea. 
 
The most damaging combo in there is the j.HK (hits twice), EX Snake Strike into ultra. Back in Vanilla it almost straight up killed Seth doing 700 ish damage but with the (slight) nerfing to the EX SS in Super it does a little less. The ultra 2 combo I use only works if you hit them once with his j.HK. 
 
Rufus doesn't have many different combo options as his only FADC puts the opponent in the air, so I used some less known links like st.MP > st.LP and cr.MP > cr.LK to change things up a bit. Enjoy :)
Edited by thegoldencat7

I'd say; sweet, nice work, but as I know nothing whatsoever about Rufus any praise would be completely meaningless. 
 
Sweet, nice work.
Posted by mubress
@thegoldencat7: Meaningless praise, my favourite!!! Thanks :)
Posted by Pessh

Rufus op.

Posted by mubress
@Pessh: I think you'll find Chun is higher in the rankings. The Rufus matchup does go poorly for her though :)
Posted by Pessh
@mubress: Yeah. Done with Chun for now, only playing diddles now. Seems an easier matchup.
Posted by demontium

Wow, haven't seen a lot of these. Nice work.

Posted by mubress
@demontium: Thanks. The only combos anyone ever sees from Rufus players are EX messiah FADC ultra or st.HP xx HP GT stuff, so I thought it would be a good idea to show he has (a few) more than that :)
Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan

When I play Rufus I have a pretty sweet combo, Dive Kick xx LK xx LK, wait a second and then throw. 
Why does no one expect a throw after that?

Posted by mubress
@OwnlyUzinWonHan said:
" When I play Rufus I have a pretty sweet combo, Dive Kick xx LK xx LK, wait a second and then throw. Why does no one expect a throw after that? "
Yup I like that one too :) 
 
As soon as they adapt to one st.LK - throw then I use two of them into throw. MIND GAMES!!
Posted by SpecialBuddy
@Pessh said:
" Rufus op. "
Posted by mubress
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @Pessh said:
" Rufus op. "
"

Posted by scarace360

Man i love fighting rufus nice vid.

Posted by mubress
@scarace360 said:
" Man i love fighting rufus nice vid. "
Cheers :) 
 
I'm confused though, you love to fight against him? Really?! I mean I hate playing Rufus vs Rufus because mirror matches suck but even when I play as other characters I hate playing against Rufus. That's the reason I first started playing as him!
Posted by AURON570

hey, are the mp, cr.lk, cr.mk links practical? I had a hard time keeping track of the link combos, could you transcribe them for me?

Posted by scarace360
@mubress said:
" @scarace360 said:
" Man i love fighting rufus nice vid. "
Cheers :)  I'm confused though, you love to fight against him? Really?! I mean I hate playing Rufus vs Rufus because mirror matches suck but even when I play as other characters I hate playing against Rufus. That's the reason I first started playing as him! "
ya i like playing against rufus. i find him fun to fight.
Posted by Hansolol

I find that Rufus players I meet online generally know what they're doing.  But, I hardly ever see Rufus online.  That Eventhubs' forum survey has him dead last in usage.

Edited by mubress
@Hansolol: Being a Rufus player I was one of the few people who wasn't surprised by that. Mirror matches really shock me these days.
 

@AURON570

said:

" hey, are the mp, cr.lk, cr.mk links practical? I had a hard time keeping track of the link combos, could you transcribe them for me? "

Sure :) The most practical is st.MP > st.MP xx EX GT. When you get that down it's a good punish.  
 
st.MP > st.LP and st.LP > cr.MK aren't easy links (not sure if they are 2 frame or whatever) but they are a lot easier than say st.LK > st.HP which is your 1 frame link with Rufus.
 
cr.MP > cr.LK isn't practical really because of it's limited range but if you use the lp,lk,mp method of crouch teching (if you don't know what I'm talking about read the end of this article) then it's quite possible to follow up after the cr.MP lands for a combo.
Posted by Stang

Very nice vid Mubress, you had some very interesting/creative links going on! Please move to Cali so we can play without 400 frames of lag :)

Posted by Stackboy

I suck at Streeties, but appreciate a good combo video.

Posted by GlenTennis

Now I know what to look for. Will I do anything about it if I see it coming? Probably not.

Posted by mubress
@Stang said: 

" Very nice vid Mubress, you had some very interesting/creative links going on! Please move to Cali so we can play without 400 frames of lag :) "

:( 
 
@GlenTennis: When I play another Rufus I just make sure I'm the one doing all the dive kicks otherwise I get ripped apart. I can't stop his shit either.
Posted by thegoldencat7
@mubress:
Congrats for getting linked on Event Hubs. Nice work.
Posted by mubress
@thegoldencat7 said:
" @mubress: Congrats for getting linked on Event Hubs. Nice work. "
I wondered why I'd got a bunch more views when I checked my channel just now. Thanks for letting me know ;) 
 
I didn't bother sending it in when I made it cuz I thought I'd get a bunch of shitty comments which I can be doing without. I guess now we'll see.
Posted by Scooper
@mubress: I was gunna say something but I thought you'd already of seen it. Good stuff getting it linked. I need to get my 10 second donkey kong / fresh prince clip featured or something hahaha.
Posted by mubress
@Scooper: Ok, I'm sending that in right now!
Posted by Scooper
@mubress said:
" @Scooper: Ok, I'm sending that in right now! "
No, don't. I was only joking lol.
Posted by Scooper
@mubress: Lmao. You asshole. My shit got featured on Event Hubs too. My views doubled in 5 minutes on 10 second video. I think Will Smith brings in the crowds.
Posted by mubress
@Scooper said:
" @mubress: Lmao. You asshole. My shit got featured on Event Hubs too. My views doubled in 5 minutes on 10 second video. I think Will Smith brings in the crowds. "
Haha! Check out the comments as well, some good ones already.
 
Your welcome ;)