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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I would say that Chrom is A+, but Marth is just a matter of numbers being slightly off. I actually love Marth/Lucina's distinction. It's simple and subtle, yet results in a variety of combo differences and differing move preferences. It's perfect and I wish the 4 boring echoes took after...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Ike is the most extreme case of this. He's like Pikachu, except with even worse general results and Leo-level peak results instead of ESAM-level peak results. Leo is probably the #1 Joker, Lucina, Marth, Ike, and Link in the game, among probably others. The 2nd best player of those...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I want to revist this, because I agree and got distracted from writing a post 3 days ago about how I came to this conclusion. :ultjoker: is played by the #1 player in the game, and also the secondary of the #2 + a third top 10 player. He is also, despite his modest technicality, the #2 most...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Leo electing to play Joker over Ike says something about the capabilities of both. But Leo electing to play Joker does not intrinsically make Ike a worse character. Nor does Joker become a worse character if Leo gets sick and his hands fall off. Ike's results are "artificially" held down due...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    No one else here has trouble understanding the difference between the general design of a character (which will not change) and numerical details like damage, hitbox size, landing lag, ect. Your shtick of posting rude, contrarian one-liners that contribute nothing to the discussion has run its...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Excessive range can overcome speed problems and make for a competitive character, as evidenced by Corrin. It is also possible it doesn't, as evidenced by Corrin. Recovery seems fine. Side-b looks good for covering platforms, air dodges, and similar trapping cases. (If nothing else, it helps...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    The Venn diagram overlap of this thread and unreleased content filmed on a dev build two months ago is roughly the size of Corrin's relevance.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Yeah, the idea that Mac should be tossed in the bin is Reddit/Twitter nonsense. Mac is super fun! One of my favorite to play. I don't think anyone in Ultimate is a truely flawed design, now that Ice Climbers/Sonic/Zelda have been fixed. (For all the debate of Zelda's shortcomings, the fact...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Broadly speaking, the balance is close enough that it doesn't take much to swing the needle. Palutena is a great example. She was legitimately towards the bottom in Smash 4, with less serious flaws than some but simply poor numbers all over her moveset. When you look at what changed for...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Anyone from this thread going to Genesis?
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Zackray just lost a game to Kome, and countered to Ridley. Won the first game, lost the second--but it was still closer than his ROB. He was able to force Shulk to respect his range, and sneak in a lethal dash attack or side-b when he respected him too much.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    3 DOM did very well at 2GG Kongo Saga with Richter, and Shuton uses him for certain matchups. I believe he used him once at Konga Saga off-stream (besides the side event where he went mostly Richter), and also used Richter in his #1 placing run on Monday. As a Belmont naysayer, I have to admit...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    The twist is that all three of you are correct. ( @KirbySquad101 , @Big O , @Zachmac ) Spotdodge, Forward Roll, Back Roll Start Invul/Final Invul/Duration :ultbowser::ultganondorf::ultkingdedede::ultkrool:[:ultcharizard::ultridley:]* 3/18/28, 4/16/32, 5/17/37, Air Dodge Startup 4 [*3]...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Oh, c'mon, this ain't a meme show. This is actually quite interesting! An interesting coorelation. Like was pointed out with weight or running speed, it's actually a reasonably strong alignment but with some significant misplacements. To be clear, there is no subjective element to this list.
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