Cyrax is one of the best characters in the game if used at max potential no doubt about it but other characters are way better than him against the whole cast. People say that one mistake could cost them the game, this is no true, sometimes cyrax can't get a high damage combo in a whole set, only if his user is dominating the match and his opponent meter he will get to combo, this is nothing against Pig of the hut but he based his top tier list on the kenshi matchup at most, If you guys see how my matches were against 16 bit at mlg dallas you could notice how i couldn't land a single high damage combo on him, due to his experience and skills fighting against the character, we even had a match where time ran out. I have never post a matchup chart for this character and if anyone disagree i need their experience and credentials fighting the character, i don't care if you are a top player, if oyu don't know how to fight cyrax at the highest level don't try to change the matchup chart, i will take suggestions from people who plays this character on a daily basis and know his weaknesses, i hope this doesn't bring much drama =/ vs Baraka i have this one on 7-3 but can't really say i havent fought a Baraka at the highest possible level any gdlk baraka with extensive cyrax knowledge can correct this match. vs Cyber Zubzero 6-4 credentials: josh 360 he can change this matchup if he wants. vs Cyrax 5-5 vs Ermac 5-5 possibly 4-6 ermac, jr basic ermac and extensive cyrax knowledge beat me on this one, vyrax can't deploy bombs or nets at mid or long range and its hard to get in or build meter vs Freddy 6-4 freddy credentials CD Prime, he has forced me to pick human sektor on this matchup, still i beat other freddies in tournament due to their lack of cyrax experience at the highest level vs Jade 6-4 vs Jax 4-6 he abuses cyrax big hitbox with f413 and outzones him, credentials CD Jr vs Johnny Cage 4-6 johnny only needs to be patient and get that knee in his block strings gives him too much meter while cyrax don't build much, he abuses cyrax high hitbox a lot. vs Kabal 3-7 possibly 4-6 with cyblax vs Kano 6-4 cyrax, josh 360 take matches from me with kano and he is not even a mainer vs Kenshi 6-4 possibly 5-5 the way pig fights this match force cyrax to change his pattern every 5 secs, Denzell , krazie, Han what do you think? it's pig to godlike or the match is 5-5? vs kitana 5-5 with cyblax 4-6 robot, LBSH 16 bit agrees with me on that matchup vs Kung Lao 5-5 don't ask PL about this one he would say 8-2 cyrax =) winterwarz can say how CD jr approach the matchup, its all about knowing cyrax at the highest level vs Liu Kang 6-4 LK, i Jr makes this match to difficult with Kang, kang needs to be a good zoner with those air fbs hitting on the head really to beat cyrax, and upclose Kang also rapes cyrax with his block string shenanigans, i take opinions form Krayzie, shoryuken, mit denzel on this match. vs Mileena 5-5, pig of the hut lacks skills fighting cyrax with mileena, no offense pig but you are no that good on instant air sais on the head like Reo is, when reo used mileena he made my life very hard, one simple move can change the outcome of a match, this match is even vs Nightwolf 6-4 i put this on cyrax favor but i can't really tell since haven't fought a good nightwolf with vast cyrax experience. vs Noob Saibot 6-4 cyrax shutdown noob zoning but cyrax can't throw nets on this matchup if the Noob teleports to it on reaction, if cyrax respect this too much noob can outzone him with clones vs Quan Chi 6-4 both have good kombat factors but cyrax wins if the Quan expend his meters on unblocckables and cyrax stays alive Quan will be in trouble, is better for cyrax to take hits on this matchup than only blocking the rune traps. vs Rain 6-4 Reptile 6-4 cyrax wins this match but smart reptiles who know when to zone after blocking a net can put several forceballs and shut down cyrax offensive at full range. vs Scorpion 6-4, still the random and comeback factor on scorpion 50/50s rule on any matchup. vs Sektor 4-6 Sektor shuts down cyrax abilities with instant TU and his footsie gam eis way better than cyrax at mid range, cyrax can do Nets on this matchups for sure and sektor low hitbox make the command grab whiff on duck block most of the time. vs Sheeva 7-3 cyrax it's Sheeva no much to say on this vs Shang Tsung 6-4 possibly 7-3 cyrax shuts down his zoning but i haven't play this match much, i just believe Detroit that its on cyrax favor potentially vs Sindel 6-4 her zoning can make it hard for cyrax but i can't really tell for lack of playing a good Sindel who knows cyrax at his best. Skarlet 5-5 possibly 6-4 cyrax, skarlet pressure and zoning is a bitch on this matchup vs Smoke 4-6 smoke possibly 3-7 smoke shuts down cyrax abilities with deflect on nets and smoke bombs to counter cyrax bombs, smoke away makes this fight tedious for cyrax only smoke i've seen fighting this match right is CD Jr. vs Sonya 4-6 even tho i have vast knowledge on this matchup thanks to Riu48, he made me see how bad this matchup can be, i adapt pretty well on this match but sonya's pressure on cyrax big hitbox giving her meter plus her fast recovery projectile at long range force cyrax to play her game, its hard to land a jumping punch on her with d4 low hitbox to do some descent damage, Riu 48 knows cyrax too much and thanks to him i don't get raped on this matchup, but the fact is that this is on sonya's favor, 6-4 or worse. vs Stryker 6-4, still need experience on this match can't really tell but i give it to cyrax vs Sub Zero 6-4 i fight all cyrax pretty good with sub and lock them down in the corner, i don't believe this is 7-3 like Brady says at all. vs Raiden 6-4 cyrax can pressure raiden with bombs all over the screen and bait teleports easily he can punish raiden strings on whiffs with a net or just going in with his strings, this matchup is difficult for raiden imo. Hope i'm not missing and matchups, Cyrax is indeed a very solid character but he can't be top 5 because of the damage because meter mitigate that, also other characters have more resources to start kombos from anywhere on the screen, For cyrax being succesfull he can't rely only on a net and a dream, not always a net will give you the dream really, gotta dominate the meter department first, trading nets with projectiles is not a smart choice unless you know how to anticipate the projectile and catch them with it. Don't listen to those that say that cyrax touch you once and win, it's all about the meter and the matchup domination, Cyrax doesn'y have many 7-3 8-2 matchups like, Kabal, Kenshi, freddy, Kung lao, Smoke, johnny cage, Sonya, also kitana and Sektor are more solid than him to fight against the whole cast, Ki only bad matchup is kenshi really kabal and freddy are in advantage against her but its fightable Dallas was full of good cyraxes and all of them were beaten by top tier characters or matchups that are even or against him, Please just post your opinions if you know cyrax at the highest level no just because you are a top player, the best of the best will fall to cyrax if they don't know the matchup and the cyrax is pretty good. BTW pig of the hut no hard feelings but your matchup chart is mostly based on the Kenshi matchup, Kitana,Cage and others are no so lower on the tier list just because Kenshi rapes them, Cage might have couple of bad matchups, like kenshi, freddy and Kabal but he is a rapist against most of the cast. I was examining your tier list and you mostly have characters on top of the list cause they fight or can beat Kenshi, but LBSH Kenshi is a rapist against characters who he beats even more destructive than Kabal, Kabal is #1 on the tier list but Kenshi is #1 on the 7-3s and 8-2 department. BTW i'm no throwing stones to Pig he is the best Kenshi out there and the most succesful, Kenshi needs skills to be used is not as easy as people think, i started using him and CD prime is raping me with freddy, i know for a fact that is 6-4 freddy and i'm not good enough yet, But props to Pig his Kenshi is the best out there.