So I've taken up the apprentice as one of my main characters to play, hell of a lot of fun to play. However, I've noticed I have major draw backs against very high speed characters, Maxi and Setsuka mainly. Even after force pulling, they can throw out a simple A attack or in either character's case, one of their speed frame attacks and I have no answer for it, they're to far for a 3K attack to stun them and 3B takes to long. Only 8K gets them out of my face, but then they're right back in my face and I can only 8K so many times before I get slapped.
Is there anything to follow up Force Pulling or just general blocking that would allow the apprentice to beat them to the punch in most situations? I've also tried 1B with moderate success, that seems to be the most promising so far.