This thread has fallen into disuse...
I'd like to ask about z-dropping bombs. In the ICs MU, I've started messing around with it as an OoS vs ICs when Link has a percent lead. When they uair shield, immediate jump z-drop OoS lets the bomb hit the uair hitbox [after the uair hit your shield], meaning all 3 characters are caught in a bomb explosion. I seem to have at least moderate success mashing a nair out before ICs get out of hitstun, allowing a relatively easy way to desync the climbers if I hit only one of them, or if they have a percent difference.
Vs Fox drill on shield (-6 on block at best), unless he is frame-perfect [and even then? I'd need to ask Kadano if inputting z on frame 6 of jump squat causes Link to be airborne z-dropping frame 7 or just a really slow jump cancel grab], it will mean if Fox shines, the bomb should be hit. I'm not sure if this should reliably set it off, but if so, it's a potential way out of shield [this might also be asking to get CC usmashed, IDK].
And most pertinently, I am starting to use it a lot more vs Sheik. One of the eternal conundrums is that if we're holding bomb, we can't aerial, and if we're not holding bomb, a grab can be up to 80+% on FD. I've found that by treating Sheik like the ICs MU, but with less platform camping and liberal use of z-drop bombs -> aerial, Link is able to make good use of fair and nair in the MU, while also having a modicum of safety if grabbed [since the bomb + mashing can interrupt the CG]. Furthermore, I can also just throw bombs in any direction, which means Link is able to come down on Sheik with empty land z-dropped bomb, bomb throw, z-drop bomb and an aerial [can be great as a zoning option or even a crossup over her shield, the z-drop bomb can discourage nair OoS].
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I feel like I almost *never* see z-dropped bombs get used, and I think it could potentially become an important part of Link's set of moves (and I feel l make somewhat decent use of it), instead of just a faster way to tether offstage when bomb throw is too laggy.
P.S.: If z-drop is a single frame action, shield drop z-drop platform cancelled nair is theoretically possible, although you might just end up dropping the bomb on your own nair LOL