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Yea EX Rising Karma's uses include big corner damage and unbreakable damage. That's about it now.Balanced expush is ok. It became +3 on block (it was -1) but with increased pushback so the frame change is not as relevant. However the space it gives now is valuable.
Problem is that Balanced main tool to threat was armored exrisingkarma. Was very good to antiair and specially to anticrossup, arguably was his best tool. They just removed this armor, didnt even consider the option of making it a two bar launcher like kitana, goro, mileena...
A character with this design needs a better defensive tool as this move was, at least with two bars.
Exrisingkarma now its safe, -2, but its uses are very, very reduced. Balanced should rarely spend a bar in this move.