Got myself a new secondary!!!

FartyParty

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I've been maining Lucina with Peach as my secondary, but it's become increasingly clear that getting solid with Peach requires more time than I can commit for her to be a viable secondary. So I took Palutena out for a spin last night, and really liked her style. She felt pretty natural for me to use, and it was clear rather quickly that she would be a good character for me.

Not that great with her movement and recovery yet (I died so many times trying to teleport sideways and accidentally doing side special instead!), but that will come with practice.

The biggest question I have is how do you punish out of shield with her? I'm struggling to find good options there. I'm very accustomed to landing aerials out of shield with Lucina, but that's not working at all with Palutena.
 
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leafgreen386

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Palutena doesn't have good options OOS. She has shieldgrab, and she has fair vs tall characters. Nothing else is really good. Nair is technically her fastest option, but it will whiff in most cases, so I don't use it. Palu generally wants to evade and punish or directly intercept an enemy's attack. If you just shield all day, your punish options are limited.
 

FartyParty

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Palutena doesn't have good options OOS. She has shieldgrab, and she has fair vs tall characters. Nothing else is really good. Nair is technically her fastest option, but it will whiff in most cases, so I don't use it. Palu generally wants to evade and punish or directly intercept an enemy's attack. If you just shield all day, your punish options are limited.
I see. I'll need to make a concerted effort to improve my "run away" game.
 
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