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Marlow

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I've said this a thousand times before, but I just want the non amped lightning rod to stay out for something like 10 seconds. Raiden already has an option to recall it, since putting it out means losing his staff moves, and then maybe he could actually use it in combos or as a chip/zoning tool without immediately having to commit.
 

SparkySanders

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It’s cool when people have variations that make use of the rod (I can’t make it work)
I was watching a tournament and someone was using sparkport + rod and doing quite well with the absence of a combo extender. I wish I could remember who it was now.
 

Marlow

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It’s cool when people have variations that make use of the rod (I can’t make it work)
I was watching a tournament and someone was using sparkport + rod and doing quite well with the absence of a combo extender. I wish I could remember who it was now.
I've thought about trying that variation, Teleport + Rod. I feel like it's the one way to try and make people respect the amped Rod because the teleport threat stops them from immediately waking up with a projectile or buttons. Plus you wouldn't need to worry about saving meter for launching with Storm Cell or Electric Current.
 

SparkySanders

Unga bunga dude
I've thought about trying that variation, Teleport + Rod. I feel like it's the one way to try and make people respect the amped Rod because the teleport threat stops them from immediately waking up with a projectile or buttons. Plus you wouldn't need to worry about saving meter for launching with Storm Cell or Electric Current.
100% was exactly the mans gameplan, no having to worry about setting up quick charge for the launches or risky d1 storm cells or any shenanigans. It was awesome to watch, I’m kicking myself for not being able to remember who it was now.
 

Marinjuana

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I remember a non US player who used Rambo and tried to counter pick an Air Dash Kabal with that variation(Teleport/Rod) unsuccessfully, but it was grand finals so I imagine that player uses that variation. It wasn't a major or anything and I want to say it was a UK tournament

Considering Jade can glow through everything float has to offer it really should, and so should discharge...and...burst...
Well them the more the merrier I suppose but Float projectiles are low damage and look just like BF1 so it would make a lot of sense for them too hit rod. Not sure how Burst and Discharge would activate it. You mentioning it makes me want to see how Discharge/Burst/Rod works with Rod Bubble up
 

Marlow

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If Raiden is playing with Lightning Rod equipped against Sheeva, is it possible to react to her stomp attempts with amped Close Rod?
 

Marlow

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Excellent question lmao I think imma test it have anyone tested this??
I haven't had a chance yet, but just going off of frame data it seems promising. Stomp has something like 66 frames of startup as opposed to about 26f startup for amped rod. That's a big window. The issue I see is whether stomp simply goes through rod, or how it would interact. I don't even know how stomp interacts with something like rod.
 
If Raiden is playing with Lightning Rod equipped against Sheeva, is it possible to react to her stomp attempts with amped Close Rod?
You can react and get the staff out in time... all so you can pay meter for the privilege of taking 50 dmg, while Sheeva takes 40 dmg, and you get knockdowned while Sheeva stays standing, and Sheeva recovers faster than you for some oki pressure. Or another stomp.
 

Marlow

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You can react and get the staff out in time... all so you can pay meter for the privilege of taking 50 dmg, while Sheeva takes 40 dmg, and you get knockdowned while Sheeva stays standing, and Sheeva recovers faster than you for some oki pressure. Or another stomp.
Yeah, I figured the only issue would be if NRS considered it a Trade. So dumb.
 

Mandolore1123

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If Raiden is playing with Lightning Rod equipped against Sheeva, is it possible to react to her stomp attempts with amped Close Rod?
To be fair you're probably better off just doing storm cell or teleporting or doing a superman. Most online Sheeva's won't know the intricacies of varying the timing enough to beat those 3 options so you can run TW and try to get a full combo at least in those situations
 

Mandolore1123

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Lord Raiden community! What are the optimals for damage and unbreakable damage off of B12~Storm Cell and F3~Storm Cell?
Unbreakable optimal: starter (except F4, B31)~storm cell AMP, F2, D2
Optimal damage: Starter~storm cell AMP, JI2, F2, D2
teleport oki: starter~storm cell AMP, JI2, F2, 121
corner optimal damage (but switches sides): starter~storm cell AMP, back dash, D2, B12 1+3/F32 (I actually don't remember what damage this does)
regular corner optimal: starter~storm cell AMP, JI3, 243~fly/storm cell