I need some help fighting Wolf

KavMaster

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Lemme just preface this post by saying I am NOT amazing at this game whatsoever. I only got into competitive Smash in Ultimate, and I started playing Cloud in this game. With that being said, let's get into the post:

Everytime I go to a tournament or play online, I can start to pick out a certain player's ability patterns and/or habits. It's because I'm able to pick out what the character can do, so I can attempt to predict what ability they're going to use next. The one exception with this is Wolf. Wolf is my kryptonite. I cannot play against him at all, and I end up getting absolutely destroyed when I play them. When I think they're gonna end up doing one thing, he just wrecks me. Anyone have any advice on how to win in a Cloud/Wolf matchup?
 

RealPokeFan11

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If it's a spammy wolf with 5 brain cells, you can shield or reflect his blaster and wait for an opening to strike. His moves also have some end lag. (Specifically his side b)
 

DelugeFGC

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Cloud is fast and has disjointed hitboxes the size of Texas, if you can play a smart spacing game Wolf won't ever get in many attacks. If he starts brainless neutral B spam, you have a quick dash to get in (if platforms are involved, even better) and start creating pressure to stop it. You also have a projectile of your own that can be pretty irritating.

Wolf is actually one of my least troublesome top tier matchups with Cloud, I think Lucina poses more of a problem personally. She has sword range AND extreme speed.
 

KavMaster

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Cloud is fast and has disjointed hitboxes the size of Texas, if you can play a smart spacing game Wolf won't ever get in many attacks. If he starts brainless neutral B spam, you have a quick dash to get in (if platforms are involved, even better) and start creating pressure to stop it. You also have a projectile of your own that can be pretty irritating.

Wolf is actually one of my least troublesome top tier matchups with Cloud, I think Lucina poses more of a problem personally. She has sword range AND extreme speed.
That's what I've been hearing. The blaster is just annoying, and I do need to space a lot more as Cloud against that. Projectile spam can just lead to my own NeutralB spam, and dash into Cross-Slash or some type of tilt. Thanks for the advice!
 
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