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Best Kabal Kustom Variation

Now that kustom variations are tournament legal, let's discuss the best combination of his kustom moves.

Note that this may change if they rebalance his moves but what's the harm in theorizing now.

Imo, he has one good move in each variation and I would combine them all to make a super Kabal:
  1. Dash cancel - for pressure and comboing off of 9f mid
  2. Extended hook - for restand and safety + pushback when jailing
  3. Hook grab - for the combos
 
Dash cancel, low hook and hook grab. Probably the best loadout. I don't think the air dash will make it. The air dash combine with his insane j2 he would basically jump from full screen and hit you.
 

Mandolore1123

Man of Science Who Wields the Living Lightning
Now that kustom variations are tournament legal, let's discuss the best combination of his kustom moves.

Note that this may change if they rebalance his moves but what's the harm in theorizing now.

Imo, he has one good move in each variation and I would combine them all to make a super Kabal:
  1. Dash cancel - for pressure and comboing off of 9f mid
  2. Extended hook - for restand and safety + pushback when jailing
  3. Hook grab - for the combos
Is there any reason to use the gas if extended hook can restand without meter?
 

Metin

White Ramses
Tried some Air dash combos, it is insane and so flashy. 1bar 400 damage, combine it with the hook grab and you are a monster. also extended hook isn't that safe. Sub-Zero can punish it by reversal slide, liu by flying kick etc. Depends on what kind of player you are playing with.
 

Mandolore1123

Man of Science Who Wields the Living Lightning
I have a feeling Hook Grab will become a 2 slot move. It's just too good.
I think they are definitely tweaking certain move slots so discourage any “ultimate” variations. They will probably try to encourage players to create multiple loadouts for MUs the base character might find trouble with
 

Slymind

Noob
What's is so great about the air gas? i don't play Kabal, this is a legit question.

Im guessing some Sindel loud and klear style combos.
 
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Kiss the Missile

Red Messiah
What's is so great about the air gas? i don't play Kabal, this is a legit question.

Im guessing some Sindel loud and klear style combos.
Kabal is already one of the best characters when he's in the air. Between his hilarious J2 and the oppressive angle of his air buzzsaw, adding an Slight Gas (which adds 3 different air dashes) makes him so much more unpredictable.
 
Kabal's universal double dash bnb no longer connects against females. You have to now substitute s4 with 22 before doing the amp buzzsaw because the d1 into micro dash 23,db4 ender will whiff.

I just test this out today.
 
Kabal's universal double dash bnb no longer connects against females. You have to now substitute s4 with 22 before doing the amp buzzsaw because the d1 into micro dash 23,db4 ender will whiff.

I just test this out today.
Just need to do S1 instead of D1 now. They used to have the same recovery but now D1 is 3 frames longer.