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MK11 Sonya Blade General Discussion

how do i react to up close pressure when i sit and block and my opponent keeps hammering on me?
what button do i press?
i feel kinda helpless :/
 

ShadyHeart

Relationship with Sonya ended
how do i react to up close pressure when i sit and block and my opponent keeps hammering on me?
what button do i press?
i feel kinda helpless :/
The simplest answers are a D1/D3 when you block their string/combo and using getup attacks after being knocked down. The poke will give you frame advantage and if you use a fast mid or low afterwards, you will beat all of their options (except a fatal blow). If they like to block after you poke them, that means you can do a mixup on them instead, because they stopped their offense. If they use something unsafe (such as a launcher or teleport usually, you can punish with a full combo off of her launching string.
 

Dedlock

Noob
What’s your opinion on her b2 strings? I feel like it’s very underrated. I get a lot of pressure off cancelling and the OH

(Also can’t believe how good her f21 is at advancing!)
So far, Its getting me suprising results even though it feels slow, I think the range and pushback is to her advantage. still testing to see If I can get something from it so far Ive only been able to break out of some tight situations with it.
 

Dedlock

Noob
The simplest answers are a D1/D3 when you block their string/combo and using getup attacks after being knocked down. The poke will give you frame advantage and if you use a fast mid or low afterwards, you will beat all of their options (except a fatal blow). If they like to block after you poke them, that means you can do a mixup on them instead, because they stopped their offense. If they use something unsafe (such as a launcher or teleport usually, you can punish with a full combo off of her launching string.
can I add D4, its my favourite, the rings range is longer than d1.
 
So far, Its getting me suprising results even though it feels slow, I think the range and pushback is to her advantage. still testing to see If I can get something from it so far Ive only been able to break out of some tight situations with it.
Agreed, It really helped me against a player who would block me perfectly as the OH cancel let me go into b3.
 
Sonya is a beast, thinking about maining her...again, my old account spammed the forums back then lol, but i am used to long reach normals r.i.p.
Her b2 string is actually great, all hit levels are covered and b2 is 11 frames
 

Lex Luthor II

Lord of Lightning
How often are you guys getting punished from her b124 string on block?

-14 on block and leaves you right in their faces. Such a good string but death if they block. You all just stopping it at b12 if they block since its just -9 on block, leaving you less likely to die? Do people punish that too?
 
Didn’t know where else to put this. I’m an experienced mkx player and been struggling to find a main so I tried Sonya. I saw her mixups and her low overhead starter strings, and I thought she was one of the best in the game. I spent a few hours in practice with her and jumped online. I got smashed by very inexperienced players just spamming a handful of moves on rotation. I faired okay against experienced players who seemed to respect frame data a little more. Basically it is people spamming s1 and d1 and footsies, and it seems like Sonya just can’t deal with this. Is this because she’s a bottom tier character and this game is more about footsies and spacing than it is about mixups, or is it because I’m doing something wrong? Thanks in advance.
 
She is considered top atm if it is true what i heard, that sonicfox thinks she's got everything, jwong and kbrad love her too. Inexperienced players are always annoying because they yolo through everything, so you have to play just as nuts
 

x TeeJay o

Canary Cry Gapless Pressure
Moderator
She does not have “everything” but yes she’s reallly good! Some ppl are bad at judging characters man. She is not without flaws. As you can see above she struggles against mashing and at higher levels it’s actually worse because they can react to her doing b1 and D2 you for a krushing blow, hit you with their D4 and start their offense, and zone her out. She’s strong up close because she needs to be. She has energy ring but it’s serviceable not amazing(In certain mus it’s really good) but make no mistake she is good. If you think you’re going to pick her up and instantly dominate , think again lol
 
She does not have “everything” but yes she’s reallly good! Some ppl are bad at judging characters man. She is not without flaws. As you can see above she struggles against mashing and at higher levels it’s actually worse because they can react to her doing b1 and D2 you for a krushing blow, hit you with their D4 and start their offense, and zone her out. She’s strong up close because she needs to be. She has energy ring but it’s serviceable not amazing(In certain mus it’s really good) but make no mistake she is good. If you think you’re going to pick her up and instantly dominate , think again lol
What should I be punishing with? As she seems to lack fast mid starters and lows? What to do when someone’s spamming s1 and d1?
 
So how do you guys feel about her role in the story mode? I was very happy with it. She's a mature kick ass general but she's shown growth in the emotional department. The events in the palace were the culmination of such process.

And young Sonya is presented as capable and intelligent but still self aware.
 

Dedlock

Noob
Spoilers

At first I was unhappy about a certain tragic event occurring in chapter one but I realized that in this game history being gifted such a valiant means to go out is a big honour.

I mean she could have been finished with a random sindel punch or kick so I choose her fate here


Also young Sonya had one of the best chapters in the game, it was funny and had a very satisfying conclusion.

Overall I think they did our girl proud.

Funny enough story mode as a whole lacked, they needed more time to develop the outworld storyline, also dark raiden being replaced with his younger good self so quickly was not a good move.
 
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Lord Snotty

Lord of the Bletherrealm.
So how do you guys feel about her role in the story mode? I was very happy with it. She's a mature kick ass general but she's shown growth in the emotional department. The events in the palace were the culmination of such process.

And young Sonya is presented as capable and intelligent but still self aware.
It was the best part of the story, in my opinion. Certainly the most interesting and emotionally impactful. I found myself rooting for Sonya and Johnny. Sonya's death at the start gave an opportunity for the younger version to have good material.

Also, Ronda is nowhere near as bad as a lot of fandom made out. I'd be happy for her to return again. A better cheerleader for the character you will not find anywhere else.
 

Dedlock

Noob
It was the best part of the story, in my opinion. Certainly the most interesting and emotionally impactful. I found myself rooting for Sonya and Johnny. Sonya's death at the start gave an opportunity for the younger version to have good material.

Also, Ronda is nowhere near as bad as a lot of fandom made out. I'd be happy for her to return again. A better cheerleader for the character you will not find anywhere else.
No I didn't think Ronda was bad, she was adequate and I was overall fine with her performance .
 

Xyero

Noob
Which variation should I be using? I don't find myself using the air energy ring or charged energy ring that much so thinking about doing variation 1, not sure if it's good though.
 

Dedlock

Noob
Which variation should I be using? I don't find myself using the air energy ring or charged energy ring that much so thinking about doing variation 1, not sure if it's good though.
Use your own custom variation see what works for you and equip the moves.
 

Obly

Noob
Is it a bug that on Sonya's 333d4 string, the last hit (the overhead) doesn't come out if the opponent blocks the first three hits? That seems like a bug to me that really hurts the utility of the string (and her mix-ups), but I didn't play MKX or MK9 so I'm not sure if that's normal...?

What should I be punishing with? As she seems to lack fast mid starters and lows? What to do when someone’s spamming s1 and d1?
If it's a true punish (i.e., you're hitting an opponent in recovery), you can use any high starter you want, as long as they're not low profile; but if so, go for a d3~bf2 if you're close enough.

If your opponent is just crouching there spamming, back out of their range and use a hop 3/4--it's an overhead with huge range. Or, if you're using Ring Master, drop a drone on their stupid head--that'll learn 'em quick. :cool: