How to punish Maya's jumping lunge?

#1

I have no experience with Maya and I fought someone who beat me using nothing but that air lunge attack.

Its clearly unblockable, so I tried to counter with Roundhouse but I dont know when theyre using it or not. Do they have to jump vertically or can they do it while jumping forward?

also my character doesnt have the best dp.

#2

They can do it from a neutral or forward jump, but not a backwards jump, and they must have both daggers. Crouch to make it automatically miss. :wink:

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#3

In case it isn’t clear enough, mantis can’t connect with a crouching opponent. Instead, Maya will tumble in front of you, leaving you with a generous grounded punish opportunity.

It’s worth checking the in-game move list, as well as Infil’s guide, whenever you come across a move that is getting the best of you, to see if it has any obvious counters.

#4

really? I never knew this! thanks guys! Glad I read this thread… now I know to crouch on those Maya spammers