Dragunov’s crouch dash cancel is a tool without which you can’t do advanced combos which lead to wall carry. If you have never watched any player do this, then probably you won’t know how to do it but if you have seen somewhere someone doing it in a competition or in a stream then you must be curious about how they manage to connect with a left jab after the forward 3.
Here I will teach you how to do the crouch dash cancel and connect the moves for advanced combos of Dragunov.
Step 1:- Doing the Cancel
Open the practice mode and select Dragunov as your character and any character you like as your opponent. Make sure you make the CPU opponent stand to block at the start to practice.
To do the Crouch dash after the Forward 3, you will need to do Forward 3, Down+Forward. Dragunov will then do a Crouch Dash. To cancel it simply Press UP or Down(Preferable is UP) for Dragunov to side-step as shown in the following GIF. Do this constantly for many times until you master it.
Step 2:- Adding a Move
Next step is to add a Jab at the end. Do it by pressing 1 after the Crouch Dash Cancel. Do not press the Jab button before cancelling the Crouch Dash as it will result in a different move. Speed up the process once you master it.
Once you practice it enough, try to hide the side step which will result in connecting the Jab straight after the Forward 3. At first, it will be difficult but with constant practice, you will make fewer mistakes.
Also, make sure you try different moves after the Crouch Cancel like 4-1 or Down 4-4. You can do several moves after cancelling because Dragunov comes to the normal state after the Cancel.
Step 3:- Perform a Combo
I don’t recommend doing it in a combo unless you are 90% sure that you will do it in a live match. But you should sometimes take the risk doing it. First of all use this move by launching the opponent in Air by Down+Forward 2, then perform the Forward 3, Crouch dash cancel, 1 several times until the opponent is no longer reachable.
If you have mastered this then, you can head to master the advanced combos which require you to dash even further to reach your opponent.
Connecting the Combo by Forward 3 is not difficult when your opponent is near but when you do a long combo in which you send the opponent far away into the screw rotation, you need to run a little bit but in that case, what actually happens that instead of performing Forward 3, you perform Forward-Forward 3. So, the technique here is to use Button Buffer.
You can do this by pressing and holding the 3 before running and then press Forward 4. As there is nothing like Forward 3+4 for Dragunov, he will perform Forward 3 making you connect to the opponent and then you can perform the additional move for wall carry. This is difficult and you have to practice it continuously for removing the fear of dropping your opponent.