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ryublaze

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What are people's thoughts on Sektor's Leg Lift? I think it's really underused. I've posted about this before but what I've been thinking is to cancel the overhead into EX Teleport Uppercut to make it safe. This means that Sektor has a (safe?) low/overhead mix-up that both lead to 30%+ combos (what other character has this?).

What do you guys think?
Is the low safe if the first hit is blocked low? or can Kung Lao spin you after the 2nd hit whiffs?
Do you guys think that meter is better spent on this, in combos, homing missile, or breakers?
Would you drop 9-10% in your combos to use this?

If this is old then tell me. I realize that Sektor is more of a footsie character but I'm just trying to spark some new ideas and discussion. :p
 
Then it is probably possible to use the Leg Lift for little shenanigans from afar or something. Kind of like how if the opponent jumps when Freddy would normally throw a Glove, Freddy can enter Nightmare Stance and throw the Glove, it'll catch the opponent on their way down.
 

YOMI DJT

LIn Kuei Champion
yes it is underused but anytime a player sees it, they can hit you out of it. I think it should be used up close very underused. most players won't expect it. it will give you more chances to hit b3. Ikizzle uses the mixup alot pretty successful with it. definitely viable go for it and use it. don't hold back.
 

LEGEND

YES!
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Leg lift should be used more. Sektor has many tools that can leave him at ADV and the Leg Lift can be cancelled into a dash or special (even X-ray) Making it very useful in footsies

Using meter to make it safe like raptor is talking about is yet another reason to use it
 
Leg lift is great until your opponent realizes they have a d1. U34~EXTU is a good idea and I'm going to throw it out there against those that fall for the f44 pseudo-vortex, but most of the time, my leg lifts get stuffed or worse. It's just too slow, unless it's off of a blocked Up/Homing Missile.

From small distance canceling a leg lift with a dash and throw can be good though.
 

LEGEND

YES!
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#1 way sektor gets hit damage (outside the corner) is by wiif punishing. You want to force you opp to make a move, Leg Lift is one way to do this

also just remembered that the U3-(34) Has a better hitbox than the regular B34 making it more consistant vs Mid to low hitbox characters. Soooo many reasons to use this move its ridiculous how under/miss used it is
 

ryublaze

Noob
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We about leg lift setups? The ones I've been thinking of are:

- blocked jip, leg lift (obvious)
- blocked jip, 1,2,b1 or 1,2,leg lift
- blocked deep jump kick, leg lift
- f2 on hit, leg lift
- throw, dash forward, leg lift (can be beat by wake-ups, overhead can be jumped out of)
- corner: up missile ender, leg lift (i probably wouldn't use ex tele cuz u put yourself in the corner on block)
 

ryublaze

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old video of mine discussing the leg lift. i think its very viable and have used it in my sektor play since i started him. RedReaper uses it just about as much as i do.
Yeah I watcched your video a long time ago I thought it was awesome. That 360 glitch is weird lol.
 

Vagrant

Noob
Definitely underused but in order to get the damage you have to buffer the teleport. Which is hella risky. You could EX it but it's a waste of meter.

What lift is really good at is getting you're opponent to react, which then opens up sektors footsie game.
 

ryublaze

Noob
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Definitely underused but in order to get the damage you have to buffer the teleport. Which is hella risky. You could EX it but it's a waste of meter.

What lift is really good at is getting you're opponent to react, which then opens up sektors footsie game.
Yo vagrant! you play Scorpion right? Imagine if Scorp could make his F4 and B2 safe by using a bar of meter. I'd be using that all day. :p

but yea it might be a waste of meter for Sektor, but it also makes him safe. I don't think any other character in this game has a safe low/overhead mix-up that leads into 30%+ combos.
 

Vagrant

Noob
Yo vagrant! you play Scorpion right? Imagine if Scorp could make his F4 and B2 safe by using a bar of meter. I'd be using that all day. :p
Well when you put it that way.....

....I'm gonna test this out a bit at GGA this thurs... Unless I play GGA HAN...... Then all my meter just goes to breakers lol.
 
Yo vagrant! you play Scorpion right? Imagine if Scorp could make his F4 and B2 safe by using a bar of meter. I'd be using that all day. :p

but yea it might be a waste of meter for Sektor, but it also makes him safe. I don't think any other character in this game has a safe low/overhead mix-up that leads into 30%+ combos.
Baraka. He also gets standing resets from it. :O