Escape the quick loss of stocks against Falco in Super Smash Bros. Melee with these anti-pillar strategies

By on October 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Falco is one of the best characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee with regard to taking quick stocks. His infamous pillar combo can not only be used for easy scrub kills early on in tournaments, but can also catch unsuspecting veterans off guard if they aren’t prepared to counter it.

What players new to the game don’t know is that this combo can be escaped, and can also open up your own potential to counter him should he be unprepared for your escape. SSBM Tutorials goes over exactly how — by using directional influence — you can escape the combo. It’s also of note that at early percentages, you can hit the ground and immediately punish the pillar combo.

Source: SSBM Tutorials

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!