Stay focused or get Caged
Since Balanced has no mixups, you have to create your own ones. This involves ending strings in specials or not, canceling pokes into specials or not, staggers into throw or staggers into launcher... we have to work with this shit.Hmmm that's interesting, I usually use push to end a block string. I'll keep that in mind
As push has become -10, in terms of frames it doesn't matter if you end strings in push or overhead slash. But overhead slash leaves a gap after most strings, whereas push does not.
Trying not to be predictable is key because with this variation 1 mistake can mean death, you can't allow your opponent to find out any patterns in you, this applies to both fullscreen game and closeup game.
Anyway, no matter how much you lab, how many new gimmicks you try to develop, how much time you dedicate...there are MANY matchups that are simply shit to play with Balanced in current state, the disadvantage his huge.