"I got blisters on my fingers(thumbs)!" A Skarlet BnB Kombo Video

I'm bowing out of the midscreen meterless BnB combo race at 48%, mostly because I don't think anyone will be able to beat it before they nerf her damage.

Welcome to the most time consuming combo video I've created yet. The problem with a character that has infinity moves is that it takes FOREVER to explore all the possibilities. After hours to testing and tweaking and throwing my controller across the room I've finally gathered enough footage to create a basic BnB video for Skarlet. Rather than focus on damage, I started investigating her 50/50 mixup game.

Any time Skarlet initiates a combo against her opponent, she can easily do 33% and reset the opponent into a standing staggered state. While locked in that state, the only thing the other player can do is block which means you have the freedom to immediately initiate another combo off of a low or an overhead, a true 50/50. This leads to another reset to another 50/50 etc. If this game had no breakers, 3 wrong guesses would be a KO against any opponent. As it stands, players will need to be even more judicious about their meter usage when fighting against a top-level Skarlet player.

So I think I need to take a break from MK9 kombo vids. I started seriously getting angry at my thumbs and the game today and my babbby is scheduled to be born sometime this week anyways. In the interim I might post some footage of me losing horribly in AE/MvC/MK just to try and keep people interested. Thanks for watching!

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Posted by StarvingGamer

I'm bowing out of the midscreen meterless BnB combo race at 48%, mostly because I don't think anyone will be able to beat it before they nerf her damage.

Welcome to the most time consuming combo video I've created yet. The problem with a character that has infinity moves is that it takes FOREVER to explore all the possibilities. After hours to testing and tweaking and throwing my controller across the room I've finally gathered enough footage to create a basic BnB video for Skarlet. Rather than focus on damage, I started investigating her 50/50 mixup game.

Any time Skarlet initiates a combo against her opponent, she can easily do 33% and reset the opponent into a standing staggered state. While locked in that state, the only thing the other player can do is block which means you have the freedom to immediately initiate another combo off of a low or an overhead, a true 50/50. This leads to another reset to another 50/50 etc. If this game had no breakers, 3 wrong guesses would be a KO against any opponent. As it stands, players will need to be even more judicious about their meter usage when fighting against a top-level Skarlet player.

So I think I need to take a break from MK9 kombo vids. I started seriously getting angry at my thumbs and the game today and my babbby is scheduled to be born sometime this week anyways. In the interim I might post some footage of me losing horribly in AE/MvC/MK just to try and keep people interested. Thanks for watching!

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Edited by HistoryInRust

#love

Also, future congrats on the baby!

Posted by Redbullet685

I don't think I would ever be able to do a combo like that. Great job

Posted by Ares42

Was finally able to spend some time with Skarlet today. Is it just me or does almost every one of her moves come out slow ?

Posted by StarvingGamer

@Ares42: Her daggers and teleport drop are pretty fast. Her slide, up slash, and down slash should typically only be done during a combo/string and typically only after a red dash so speed isn't as much of an issue. She doesn't have the fastest normals but she hits pretty freaking hard.

But I found out that her ability to slide into an upslash is being patched out which makes her mixup game significantly less interesting. Meh...

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Posted by Slaker117

Man, I really wish they would stop patching so frequently. It's nice that they are committed to making a balanced game, but having everything constantly in flux is annoying and it feels like characters are just getting genericized.

Posted by StarvingGamer

@Slaker117: The incessant patching makes it really frustrating to play the game. What's the point of learning a character if they're just going to arbitrarily change them at the drop of a hat. Give me hotfixes for blatant bugs and a major balance patch every 3 months so I know some actual thought went into the changes that are being made.

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