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Recent content by Nobie

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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    This is going to sound counter-intuitive, but I wonder if playing an overall strong character with a few really bad matchups can be more mentally devastating than just playing a straight-up "bad" character. Larry Lurr released a video today about how players are dropping Fox due to what he...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    WaDi's success with Mewtwo at Riptide proved a lot of things to me. 1) WaDi's neutral is fantastic as always, and definitely the best among Mewtwos. But it also shows just how ridiculously important it is for the character. Being so light and such an easy target, you just have to win those...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    WaDi sees Mewtwo as a high tier, but more importantly as a character he wants to push on his quest to achieve a decent level of success (PGR ranked). What I'm about to say is old hat, and even came up in the Smash 4 days, but I think having players whose goal is to push their characters as...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I found out Mewtwo can get a fairly reliable ledge cancel on Smashville by dropping down slightly from the platform before Teleporting. I'm not sure of the exact angle, but it's not hard to get, and this doesn't require any of shifting (i.e. kara canceling) or shortening I mentioned in that...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    As someone who stinks at doing precise Teleport angles and is also afraid of sliding offstage and dying, I find that the angles are quite a bit easier in these cases. The hard part is more a matter of timing, especially in consistently executing shortened Teleports when that's necessary. As a...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    So I’ve had some time lately to lab Mewtwo, and I’ve found something interesting with how the Teleport start-up interacts with ledges. Basically, when Mewtwo leans up out of a dash or does that spinny stop out of a run, it actually alters the starting position of Teleport. For example...
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    Event Smash Ultimate Summit 3 Discussion Thread

    Ken is almost inarguably the best Sonic, and yet very few top Sonics try to emulate his style. It's kind of baffling.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Protobanham has a full tier list out. There are a number of changes from that brief snapshot we saw, and while it's not ultra controversial, there are some surprising placements. The ranks are S, A+, A, and B, and it looks ordered within each tier. A is extremely generous. Protobanham describes...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Gorioka, a primarily Joker main, got 1st at Tamisuma in an online 256-player bracket going mostly Mewtwo but also playing a bunch of other characters along the way. Notably, he beat Rizeasu's Greninja in grand finals entirely as Mewtwo...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I'm starting to think that the characters who do well against Kazuya are just the ones that can manage to keep up with or outpace him in damage. In the Esam Kazuya vs Vendetta Shoto exhibitions on Panda's YT channel, Ryu and Ken get so much off of Kazuya's mistakes that it lets them maintain...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    One matchup that I could see giving Kazuya trouble is actually Mii Brawler. He's got the mobility, the frame data, certain specials that can rob stocks early, and (crucially IMO) a burst- movement command grab. I find that Incineroar's is markedly effective against dealing with both Kazuya's...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I've also been thinking a lot about Protobanham's tier list, not least of which because I inadvertently introduced it to this thread. Keep in mind that his reason for maining Lucina (according to his interview with Larry Lurr) is that he likes Fire Emblem Awakening, and that his reason for...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    He was trying to figure out where exactly he'd rank Lucina, and surprised himself how low he ended up placing her. The fact that Pikachu and Joker aren't even on the list yet feels like Protobanham lives in another dimension.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Protobanham just released a video talking about 3 of what he considers the Top 7 characters in Ultimate. Two are not that surprising: Shulk and Mythra (+Pyra). The third, however, is Sheik. I don't even think Sheik players think their character is Top 7! He places Sheik highly because of the...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    The idea of Cloud having difficult matchups against monkes is hilarious to me.
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