DOA6 - Advanced Guide Tutorial - Session #16 TURTLING

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Jun 30, 2019 at 12:21 AM
Posted by Force_of_Nature
Dead or Alive 6's sixteenth session of the advanced guide looks at the all-out defensive tactic turtling. There are 3 types of turtling tactics: Aggressive Turtling, Passive Turtling and the Turtle's Shell.

Aggressive turtling focuses on creating the impression that you're going to go in hard on the opponent as if you're trying to rush them down with offensive pressure, but you're intent is it to bait the opponent to toss out a move that you can punish, intercept or deal with. Basically, you're trying to control the opponent's attacks through the illusion of "offensive pressure".

Passive turtling focuses around getting away from the opponent and keeping space. This can involve zoning (controlling space & the opponent's movements) but is primarily based on limiting the opponent's offensive options but just straight-up staying out of their attack range altogether, forcing them to eventually come in on you if you possess a life lead. This style of turtling complements defensive pressure/keepout.

The Turtle's Shell is a defensive playstyle based around employing solid all-round defensive. You'll generally hang around footsies range in the neutral game (considered around the edge of the opponent's mid kick poke range) and are focused around readily punishing any mistakes or missteps the opponent makes. With this playstyle, you should be overextending (leaving yourself open to whiff punishment for instance) a lot less than your opponent.

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For Directional Notation:

7 8 9

4 5 6

1 2 3

Each number represents the corresponding direction. 1 for "Down-Back", 9 for "Up-Forward", 5 for "Neutral" or no input, etc. Quarter-Circle Back = 214, Quarter-Circle Forward = 236, Half-Circle Back = 63214, Half-Circle Forward = 41236, etc.

For Input commands:

P = Punch
K = Kick
H = Hold/Guard Button
T = Throw Button
S = Special Button
P+K = Strong punch
H+K = Strong Kick
H+P = Alternate Way to Input "Throw"
H+P+K = Alternate Way to Input "S"

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