Kotal wasn't trash before and he is definitely not now.Well its my 2nd day back on the game and playing against Johnny Cages Outtake variation was an uphill battle. A fast, mid hitting projectile that cant be low profiled after 3/4 to full screen was annoying.
D3 and D4 was effective closer up and prevents Cage from advancing. Yeah you can parry from full screen but it still has pushback and wave dashing had me eating quite a few fireballs. I was using Buluc variation but for the life of me I cant understand why Kotals disc didnt remain a mid from MKX. Especially with how slow it is smh.
Projectile trades (when applicable) lead to knockdowns but the recovery time from the defense total guarantees you'll eat another. Might get "easier" once i get back into the game and up my reaction speed again.
Will upload my match footage (all those L's) against Kinetic_Orochi once it finishes.
Also, Buluc is not an easy variation to handle. Totemic is the one for this matchup.