I posted about this in another thread. I would LOVE for it to be back 2 but sadly I think it will be shadow kick. What makes this even more sad is that her shadow kick KB is probably one of her easier KB to get. As you said people don't really break away with Jade unless it's a Krushing blow that launches since she really doesn't have combos. Occasionally someone will break out of forward 21. I'm not optimistic about any changes she will get because I've been disappointed so far. Back 1,2 and forward 4,1 need adjustments for sure! Her core issue for me is lack of of combo potential. Agree with sonic fox that at least Jaded which is rush down should have added combo potential and realistically her deadly assassin strings should all be in her base kit. Also I think her forward 21 needs to be faster.....It has to be the slowest overhead in the game. Sindel's is definitely faster and covers more range then Jade's.So everyone is getting an armor breaking move to deal with breakaways and other armor attacks.
What do people think Jade's will be? I'm hoping it's something universal like back 2 or something versatile since she suffers the most from breakaway due to limited combo potential generally and generally the opponent has meter whenever she does happen to open you up because there's not a lot of incentive to breakaway until she lands her crushing blow.
I'm excited for what changes changes Jade will get as well. I really hope if no customs they totally retool Untamable and look at some of her staff strings like back 1,2 and Forward 4,1.