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Recent content by NairWizard

  1. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    The Joker players drop Joker and the PT players drop PT because they don't want to be the ones pushing their metas. In gaming, there are those who invent, and there are those who execute, and those are different skillsets. Without Leo pushing Joker and Tweek pushing PT, those playerbases...
  2. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    eh, if camping were at the top of the meta, then Roy, Byleth, and Luigi wouldn't be doing well at the top of the meta is strong anti-pressure tools. high reward + ledgetrapping is necessary too, but you really need high-pressure scramble buttons to supplement whatever gameplan you have That's...
  3. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Imagine actually believing that the devs buff and nerf characters based on player complaints.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Dabuz is a super studied and reasonable top player. His opinions are always worth listening to and understanding. However, I tuned in to the stream where he made this list, and he said "you can only play Steve properly until you're 21. When your brain fully develops, it's impossible to keep...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    HIKARU used DK vs. Ly's Byleth. Also, Zackray went all Sheik in Grand Finals. Seemed more like he was practicing setups than actually playing the game at some points, so I wouldn't be surprised if Zackray considered this a level-up event for his Sheik. It seems that a few Japanese players are...
  6. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Swords are my wheelhouse, so time to post again! Sora is okay, combining great whiff punishing on the ground with high damage output. There are even a few standout moves, like f-tilt and d-smash (full-body intangibility!). The problem is that he's really campy, and most top players don't like...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I think this is why (arguments like these) I have trouble taking the Byleth is top tier bandwagon seriously. If Marss knows so little about Byleth that he's playing Byleth and then getting shocked by what Byleth can do, how on earth do you expect him to be counterplaying Byleth? I'm very...
  8. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    All Aegis talk aside, Leo's Byleth dropped only 1 game in this entire event (to Myran).
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Leo's said that he practiced Pyra/Mythra because he knows that Byleth-Aegis is impossible. He came to this event prepared to PM ditto.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    To me it seems that Aegis wins every matchup in the game at this point, with maybe some evens? If you're not playing Aegis and you're going to tournaments, do yourself a favor and pick up an Aegis secondary. Regardless of balance concerns, you at least won't regret the pick.
  11. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    It's a good time to be a sword player. In top 4 winners, there's a Roy, a Byleth, two Aegis and one Aegis secondary, and two Cloud secondaries. In losers, you also see a Lucina and another Aegis. Why are swords suddenly resurging in the top-level meta? Some of it is buffs/nerfs/release of DLC...
  12. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    What's the point of looking at a tier list and saying "X is too low, Y is too high"? If tier lists had to reflect currently popular opinions and results with only minor deviations, they'd have very little value. You should look at someone's tier list and try to get a better picture of how they...
  13. NairWizard

    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Going from s4 to Ultimate Cloud lost permanent limit and most of his up-air and grab, plus his crazy initial dash relative to the cast, and he is still pushing high or top tier. Nothing will happen to Min Min’s viability because of a few n-air nerfs.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Correction: I meant Swap, not Foresight, above. Pyra has huge magnet hands, the character's hurtbox is deceptively small during most/all animations, and swapping back and forth gives you invulnerability frames. You need big lingering hitboxes to consistently gimp a perceptive Pyra, like a...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    If you've heard Tweek on the subject lately (his latest YT vid or a stream or even offline), he finds that the Pyra/Mythra matchup for Diddy is actually terrible, and he says that the biggest reason is that you can't edgeguard them with Diddy's hitboxes. Further, he seems to think that...
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