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Wilson
Premium Supporter
Played ranked with sonya today since they fixed the desync issue on pc
I dont use F+3 or F+4 enough at all. I have a terrible habit of relying on her B+1 string.
Still it is nice to put things into use that I have practiced in training mode. Gonna start playing a lot more online now.
Also I think I should start messing around with her parry variation. I have not practiced ring cancel combos enough to try them in real matches yet. But when I play online I notice people love to use D+1 to check me. It is often very predictable too I am just too busy going auto pilot to try and adapt.

Anyway here is the set vs jade.
 

AU_SUCK

MEOW
This may be a stupid question, but if your opponent stand blocks b1 ex leg grab why doesn’t the KB trigger?
 

AU_SUCK

MEOW
Blocks late i think?
I mean set the training dummy to stand block and do it and it still doesn’t trigger. I even tried it with the recording doing it to me to make sure I’m not letting off block and nothing. It must be intentional because they thought b12 or b1xxLeg grab must have been too easy of a mixup???? Idk but its lame it’s not like you can do it more than once.....
 

Dedlock

Noob
Yeah that ex leg breaker q
I mean set the training dummy to stand block and do it and it still doesn’t trigger. I even tried it with the recording doing it to me to make sure I’m not letting off block and nothing. It must be intentional because they thought b12 or b1xxLeg grab must have been too easy of a mixup???? Idk but its lame it’s not like you can do it more than once.....
Agreed, basically Sonya's only consistent fatal blow is her energy rings amplified second.
 
Outsider here. I was just wondering if after blocking sonya's f3 is there anything you can do if she goes into d3 or do you just have to hold both buttons? I would get grabbed when I'd be ready to block the d3 at times. Is it a true mixup?
 
Outsider here. I was just wondering if after blocking sonya's f3 is there anything you can do if she goes into d3 or do you just have to hold both buttons? I would get grabbed when I'd be ready to block the d3 at times. Is it a true mixup?
I think it's what's called a frame trap or jailing. She's plus on block of the F3, so she always gets a free throw off of it and any moves which are faster than the block stun would automatically hit as well. I don't know if there are any of those, but you'd need to have a quick reaction and pretty much just guess correctly if she does anything else.
 

Elias6999

Mournful Master
Sonya absolutely DESTROYS Jade lololol. Her drone drop (not the drone call) does not count as a projectile, and it negates Jade’s glow. She only poses a minimal thread because she outfootsies Sonya at sweep distance (but is in danger up close). Also, Jade can BARELY reach like 180 damage when punishing Sonya, so you don't have to worry about B123 being punished :D

Easily a 6-4 matchup, maybe a 7-3. The only (minimal) threat Jade poses is her good footsies, although she does no damage at all lol. I would avoid staying at sweep distance from her though, either zone her with rings and drop to negate glow, or stay on top of her.

EDIT: Also, you can pretty much punish all her strings for full combo aside from 124, 212, and B3434, her frames are terrible :D
 

HiddenSelectCounterPick

Kaiōken
Premium Supporter
Sonya absolutely DESTROYS Jade lololol. Her drone drop (not the drone call) does not count as a projectile, and it negates Jade’s glow. She only poses a minimal thread because she outfootsies Sonya at sweep distance (but is in danger up close). Also, Jade can BARELY reach like 180 damage when punishing Sonya, so you don't have to worry about B123 being punished :D

Easily a 6-4 matchup, maybe a 7-3. The only (minimal) threat Jade poses is her good footsies, although she does no damage at all lol. I would avoid staying at sweep distance from her though, either zone her with rings and drop to negate glow, or stay on top of her.

EDIT: Also, you can pretty much punish all her strings for full combo aside from 124, 212, and B3434, her frames are terrible :D
Idk a good jade will turn it on and jump around maybe you played scrub ones, i did use the drone drop it works but slow startup on it so its ehh
 

MalevolentFix

Sombody gonna clean this up?...
Premium Supporter
Royal Contributor
I just want to say: Bless this woman... Goodness she is the gameplay this game needs. Every character should feel this good. Sonya is god damn amazing, and she's intuitive as all hell. This should be the benchmark they use for characters in MK11 going forward. Everyone should be at this level, not under or way above.
 
How do you counter d1 and d2 spam? Her launcher starts high and I can't land one because they are constantly ducking.
 

ShadyHeart

Relationship with Sonya ended
Her turret has practically random frame data. It will stand wherever it wants and ranges from being punishable to plus as a result. You can kinda use it to your advantage since your opponent can't tell how safe/unsafe you are, especially with the different options at your disposal. It's underrated imo.