ERMAC! The official "I suck but I just did that combo" character

#1 Posted by sdharrison (519 posts) -

 After messing around for a while, it has become clear that Ermac has such an unbelievably sweet launch attack, coupled with the teleport punch that he is now my favorite on the roster.  I suck horribly, but I'm ripping off massive combos easily.  Just the flow of the launchers and teleports together makes him such a breeze.  He "seems" like he would be a higher skill level type character because it looks complicated, but the motions come together really smooth for me.

Anyone else experienced Ermac euphoria?

#2 Posted by HistoryInRust (6601 posts) -

I like Ermac's second outfit a lot. 

But . . . that's about all I got, in terms of experience with the guy.
#3 Posted by EvilDingo (651 posts) -

Yeah... I kind of discovered this about him when I going through some of the characters in training.

It seems extremely easy to string something together, that (if nothing else) at least looks impressive.

I imagine using him against another scrub, that it can seem pretty overwhelming when Ermac continues beating you up from halfway across the screen.
#4 Posted by Kokoro (166 posts) -

Ermac is pretty cool. I learned how to use him pretty quickly. Although, I prefer Kenshi overall and I can't wait until he's released as DLC.

#5 Edited by chrissedoff (2244 posts) -

some people are taking to calling him "easy 'mac"

#6 Posted by NinjaHunter (996 posts) -

Yeah I like him a lot. I'm probably going to use him online whenever PSN is back up. 

My favorite combo: BP, BP, down-back + FP, Jump kick, down-back + BK, back-forward + FP 

BOOM!!! 36% damage.
#7 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

I am more of a smoke player, I have talked about it in other threads but my only complain with smoke is I keep doing his teleport attack when I'm trying to sweep and I still can't tell if it's a lag issue or it's really my hands doing a down to back forward motion without thinking about it. I was showing my friend the first 15 minutes of the game last night and I found the second time through that cage has some easy combos as well but I still haven't played as Ermac.
#8 Posted by thisisdell (61 posts) -

Haha I am am Ermac player.  Picked him before the game came out.  He is fun.

#9 Posted by Double0hFor (415 posts) -

LOVE Ermac, my personal fav, fighting style and just character overall

We are many, you are but one
#10 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:
" some people are taking to calling him "easy 'mac" "
#11 Posted by Hardgamer (762 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:
" some people are taking to calling him "easy 'mac" "
Especially when you guys like or hate him at times.
#12 Posted by fox01313 (5175 posts) -

I like him a lot & if I recall the babality is quite easy to do with him too.

#13 Posted by Caligula (146 posts) -

Scorpion, Ermac, Smoke, and Noob seem to be the characters that anyone of any skill level can use pretty well.

#14 Posted by Spoonman671 (5028 posts) -

I like Ermac as a bit more of a ranged fighter.  His force push and his grab both facilitate a ranged strategy by pushing your opponent away.  I find some of the combos that require you to hold back a little difficult to land sometimes, so my up-close game with him isn't very strong.  He's sort of the opposite of Scorpion in this respect.

#15 Posted by MAST (871 posts) -

Yeah, I discovered the same thing about Ermac. Matter-of-fact, I went through the entire roster and tried to figure out what characters have easy-ish combos. Ermac was definitely one, so was Kung Lao, Scorpion, and Kitana. I'm sure there are more, but those are the few that jumped out at me right off the bat.

#16 Posted by Belonpopo (2144 posts) -
@sdharrison:  Ermac is top 5 and way to easy to play. In some senses I think he is over powered.
#17 Posted by tunaburn (2016 posts) -

ive been using ermac mainly because the online is so broken hes one of the only characters you can do anything with. but if he becomes the main used character online ill switch.

#18 Posted by Sanious (799 posts) -

Easy isn't really a bad thing, because it doesn't mean that the player will be good with him. And it even makes it easier considering anyone who isn't actually good with him that uses him will be really predictable and a easily read player. I felt the same thing when I picked up Scorpion. 

Also I think calling anything overpowered with a little over the first week of the game is ridiculous.

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