Help me!! I can’t find a new main!

Discussion in 'Strategy Zone' started by jonesy261, Feb 8, 2019.

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  1. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    Basically, I’ve started playing mkx again before it dies out for mk11 in hopes of practicing ready for when it comes out in April. I used to play a lot in 2015/16. I Mained liu kang duellist and people could not handle the pressure and gimmicks. My second main was sonya and people didn’t know how to handle her mixups. The problem I’m having is that people now know how to counter these two things very well in combination with whatever patches hit Liu Kang while I was away. I wanna learn a new character to see me over the next couple of months, someone who either has great frame traps or good pressure with setups and mix ups usually works well for me. Any suggestions would be great!
    Thanks
     
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  2. GLoRToR

    GLoRToR The ire of the Starf!

    Erron
    JCage
    CCage
    Dvorah
     
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  3. Rizz091

    Rizz091 Noob

    Steam:
    Rizzo227
    Triborg smoke or sektor
     
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  4. Liu Kang is still pretty much god tier, I don't understand lol.
     
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  5. STB Sgt Reed

    STB Sgt Reed Online Warrior

    So, you just want easy wins? lol

    You could keep going with liu and sonya and you'll get stronger with them since people know the counters now.
     
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  6. Dankster Morgan

    Dankster Morgan savagery is no match for skill

  7. GLoRToR

    GLoRToR The ire of the Starf!

    To be fair, the top players say that mkx is not really a good way to prepare for mk11 because of how different that game will be.
     
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  8. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    I definitely don’t want easy wins but thanks for that reply. Thanks to the people who actually suggested characters. I know mk11 will be loads different it’s mainly for the hype factor tbh. I didn’t wanna play someone popular like scorpion or lao. I like the pressure strings of Liu Kang but people are just so wise to it now. Sonya just doesn’t feel right in my hands. I have been experimenting with triborg. Cassie is one I’ve never had the hang of the run cancel after back flip which basically renders her useless without mastering that. I may give Erron Black a go, what variations you suggest?
     
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  9. Can you do run cancels at all? Like Liu's f213 fbrc? Or A-List's skrc's?
     
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  10. stokedAF

    stokedAF Noob

    I bought mk9 on sale for 5 bucks yesterday. It’s the first fighting game I have ever bought on PC and I haven’t touched mk9 since the ps3. It’s like a new game to me so I’m in the same boat lol.
     
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  11. Vslayer

    Vslayer Holla if you wanna get Caged.

    PSN:
    Godstank24
    Smoke is fun, Predator is really fun and easy, Cassie is harder but awesome and I would have suggested Mileena but she was more fun pre-nerf. Johnny A-list is pretty good.
     
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  12. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    I can do run cancels kinda but I’ve only practiced the easier ones like scorpions. I can’t do Dvorahs run cancel at all. I’ve not tried liu DF run cancel cos I heard it was strict timing. I’ve tried predator but he just seems more zoney than anything. I’ve never actually tried a list Johnny
     
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  13. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    I’ve never tried a lists cancel, is that difficult?
     
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  14. Dankster Morgan

    Dankster Morgan savagery is no match for skill

    Not really, just takes practice.

    No reason to play A-List over Dragon’s Fire though
     
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  15. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    I suppose dragons fire cancel is strict from what I’ve heard?
     
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  16. Dankster Morgan

    Dankster Morgan savagery is no match for skill

    Yeah but well worth the practice, and once you know it you know it. Flame Fist Liu is pretty good tho and he’s not hard
     
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  17. Vslayer

    Vslayer Holla if you wanna get Caged.

    PSN:
    Godstank24
    Nah man, use the variations with the traps for Predator, it's SO FUN. And one of the best brutalities in the game.
     
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  18. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    Is that one hunter? Cos I heard the hqt variation was strongest but I can’t grasp that cancel
     
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  19. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    Hmmm I may have a look
     
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  20. Vslayer

    Vslayer Holla if you wanna get Caged.

    PSN:
    Godstank24
    Yep, hunter. It's pretty easy. You can do 20+ damage without cancels and just his specials and grabs.

     
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  21. Lex Luthor II

    Lex Luthor II Lord of Lightning

    Maybe I'm on crack, but i feel like practicing Injustice 2 is almost better than practicing MKX if your goal is to get ready for MK11.

    Fight me.
     
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  22. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    I didn’t know this variation had any cancels lol. God my tech is so outdated
     
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  23. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    Just to add to this, it would be nice to play a variation that not many people play and isn’t seen every day. I’ve considered mournful Kitana but I duno much about her. Or jax. Just trying to find potential in different characters I suppose
     
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  24. jonesy261

    jonesy261 Noob

    So just an update for you guys that helped out. I tried hunter predator and he was fun, just didn’t feel like me. I couldn’t get a win online with him. I’ve found a bit of success in cutthroat Kano but I struggle against people with less experience as they don’t respect frame data. Anyone have any other suggestions for characters on less popular variations that are not that hard to pick up at a basic level but still something to sink your teeth into. The search is still on!
     
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  25. GLoRToR

    GLoRToR The ire of the Starf!

    heavy weapons jax is pretty fun
     
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