The Knightmare Returns! Meta Knight Discussion Thread

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In a bit of a main crisis at the moment. I've been looking at Meta Knight again as one of those possible candidates, so I've been labbing him along these other characters. I'm just hoping he doesn't feel like a bland ladder machine to me like he did in 4, or is as OP as in Brawl. If he is either of those, If he is, then I might have to drop him again, which is always unfortunate.
 

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In a bit of a main crisis at the moment. I've been looking at Meta Knight again as one of those possible candidates, so I've been labbing him along these other characters. I'm just hoping he doesn't feel like a bland ladder machine to me like he did in 4, or is as OP as in Brawl. If he is either of those, If he is, then I might have to drop him again, which is always unfortunate.
While he still has some ladder combos, they no longer feel like his only option. All of his aerials are good, Mach Tornado is a kill move now, and he just feels a lot more solid.
 

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Aye I’m looking to try and make MK my main once I save up enough to get the game since he looks really fun in ultimate, and I’ve always wanted to learn how he played in 4 but never really invested the time into him since he got hit with the nerf hammer every time I attempted so I just invested more time into Fox instead. But I digress. My question goes out those of you who have the game and have messed around with the character a little. I’m confused on how his netrual is supposed to be played I can’t figure it out. And how to get kills on stage without relying heavily on tornado (because let’s be honest that move is busted, and is going to get hit with the nerf hammer sooner or later). Also possible ways to two frame somebody on the ledge would be nice (even tho idk if that’s even possible in this game or not).
I've played Meta Knight a bit but I'm no professional, your best bet would be to wait for a tournament and see how he looks there. In my opinion he has a lot of options on stage, at low % his old dash attack and down throw combos still work additionally fair auto cancels now making it a good option in neutral and although I haven't mastered running tilts I think running dtilt and running ftilt are great options in neutral. As for killing on stage, I've been having trouble with that myself but I think that running reverse pivot fsmash may be a strong option but I can't do it reliably yet.
 

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Oh. My. God. Meta Knight has clicked with me so hard. I dabbled with him in Smash 4 a bit but my god has he clicked with me. He is a monster in the air and his bair is the best edgeguarding tool ive come accross.

I also genuinely love meta knight as a character, and Galacta Knight happens to be my favorite Kirby character, so that alt hits the spot. Cannot wait to learn him further.
 

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I am currently considering Metaknight as one of my secondaries. Any tips on learning him and any BnB combos?
Not sure what level you are at right now, but he is a bait and punish character. DA, Dthrow, and Dtilt are your combo starters. His combos are heavily centered around Uair ladders, but he also has a few bridge combos with Uair and Dair. His kill moves are Fsmash, Nair, Bair, and his specials (specific scenarios). In neutral you can stall with his multiple jumps or you can do Dair camping.
 
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So hello there everyone! Seems a little quiet on the forum front, but I thought I'd introduce myself anyways!

I'm at the start of learning how to play Smash competitively and was hoping to learn Meta Knight as a possible pick to play as! I've always enjoyed using him since brawl when I was young! Though in hindsight.. Learning about all his complete craziness in that game made me realise why I was winning so many online matches back then, haha!

The first thing I was hoping to ask about was when is the best time to use Side B? Since it leaves you in free fall after, I'm not sure it's worth the risk, despite looking flashy as heck!

Thanks and hope to meet you all sometime! :ultmetaknight:
 
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