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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    So it seems like since MKLeo “dropped” Ike, he’s been relatively unexplored and considered too linear to be at the top of the meta. Even Ryo put out a video saying he wasn’t going to main Ike since he felt the character didn’t allow him the creative expression he had in older games. I’m gonna...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    PM Ike main here! *raises hand* I absolutely adore Ike in Project M and all the QuickDraw shenanigans he has in that game. In fact, playing Ike in Project M is what got me interested in the character in the first place! And that’s actually precisely why I’m playing Ike in Smash Ultimate. This...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    So I’m wondering if any of you can give me advice for the Mario/Pichu matchups, or perhaps Falcon? Basically, general MU advice for fast characters with oppressive combo games. I was on fire in Elite Smash until just recently. It seems like the online metagame is evolving. I feel like because...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    I can agree with your assessment about Ike, but I have a point I need to make about parrying. It’s not a be-all end-all way of countering his nair. As you mentioned, the Ike player can mix up the timing, spacing, and throw out other options. But that’s exactly the point. If you’re too...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    Is anyone else tired of hearing people complain about Ike’s nair? It’s practically become a meme at this point. Maybe the move does too much, but it’s just getting to me lately. Should I just suck it up and let the haters hate, or hope for some tweak to Ike’s kit?
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    Well said. I noticed it earlier, especially coming from PM. I will never get QD into JC Grab or RAR bair. But a man can dream, haha. I agree with you completely. To me, fair feels like the most underwhelming move in his kit. I loved the range of Brawl/PM fair as well as the animation. An...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    Hello fellow Ike mains, Does anyone else feel like Ike’s gameplan is a bit linear and one dimensional in this game? I love playing him, but it feels like there’s little reason to use some of his other aerials over nair sometimes. Even as an Ike main, I’m beginning to think it’s be ideal if...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    I’ve been thinking more about what changes could make Ike less centralized around his nair (despite how much I love his current playstyle). If his nair does get some adjustments, this is what I’d like to see changed: Fair - Slight range increase to make the attack have longer horizontal reach...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    I’ve been landing that pretty consistently on bigger characters like Bowser and Ridley, but I don’t think it’s true since they could just DI behind Ike, right?
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    Well said San. Very well said! I’d like to see more Ike’s using his other tools in neutral. Namely all of his tilts. I think they all serve a specific purpose in neutral which shouldn’t be discounted. They may not be as strong as his aerial game, but they exist to fulfill a role his aerials...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I’m getting kind of tired of everyone complaining about Ike’s nair, though I’ve tried to be objective. Instead of making an argument for counterplay, i’m going to make an argument as to why having such a powerful attack is okay. A majority of the cast in this game get some great rewards off of...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    I don’t want to call anyone out, but I do think we should be appreciative of how strong Ike seems in this iteration. I think people having trouble adapting to his playstyle and complaining about his general power are trying to play Ike like he’s from Brawl or Smash 4. My suggestion is that if...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I’m in perfect agreement with you, but I’m worried Nintendo’s balance team doesn’t understand that philosophy so they’d likely take away all the options from Ike’s nair and give him nothing else to compensate, effectively neutering the character. At the same time, the game has only been out one...
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    Social Radiant Hero of Legend: Ike Thread

    Seeing MKLeo take Ike to Grand Finals and win such a major tournament has been a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I’m thrilled to see Ike performing so well as he’s my favorite character from the Smash series, but on another seeing the flood “Nair” memes and outcries for nerfs has me extremely...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    A lot of people are beginning to believe Falco was overhyped, but I’m starting to think he has a lot more to offer in this game than Smash 4. Check out this footage: https://youtu.be/D364Pa_FPPo I could be wrong, but I don’t think Falco was capable of these things in Smash 4. The string at...
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