General/Other Purple Rain...Purple Rain! - The Rain General Gameplay Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Rain' started by THTB, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. shoshinsha

    shoshinsha Noob

    Wait... so you can do 4, 3, EX RH cancel, 4, 3, on a GROUNDED (not juggled) opponent and it combos? I can't get that no matter how fast I do the inputs.

    Edit: Nevermind, just got it. That is a RIDICULOUS ****ing window. Good luck making that reliable offline, and forget it even exists online.
  2. xxteefxx

    xxteefxx Kenshi Moderator

    It's Reliable Offline, whether it's block string or not. This is a human skill, not because u cant preform it consistently then u will be baised that everyone will have hard time as well.

    to everyone else who commented on the vid:
    thank you all, glad u were happy and not depressed that rain can ACTUALLY have potential. yes he has not a great defense (which is better and WAY better than others), not that great with mix ups, and very average in general....that doesnt mean he's one of the most scariest offensive/aggressive chars in the game if used right.
    he got a lot of tools, just be patient and tightin your seat belt! this is only the second day for rain!
  3. shoshinsha

    shoshinsha Noob

    No need to take offense. I wasn't criticizing your findings. But the idea of comboing 4, 3, EX RH cancel, 4, 3, on the ground as a single, consecutive combo (not a block string) is really, really tight, and is (in only my opinion) not likely to be reliable. It's great as a block string or pressure tool. But just for extending combos? I'll remain skeptical.
  4. A F0xy Grampa

    A F0xy Grampa Problem X Promotions
    Premium Supporter

    what about 4 3 ex rh cancel into mixup, must be faster. Maybe similar to cages frame traps
  5. Albo

    Albo Noob

    this is shown in the great video posted on the top of this page ( and every other page on the rain boards) at around 1:50. it's very much worth watching the entire video though. it's also worth checking out the "rain notes" thread.
  6. If you hold water bubble at jump distance and as high as possible, will this get you a safe-jump after the bubble bursts?
  7. babalook

    babalook Noob

    it's difficult but after practiceing it for just a few minutes it has become much easier, it's alot like kabal NDC you just have to get the timeing down
  8. THTB

    THTB #IDoMachines

    x THTB x
    EXRHC combos are not difficult at all. I've spent maybe 5-10 minutes. The timing is just about down.

    MK9 combos = easy as hell lmao.
  9. MKF30

    MKF30 Fujin for MK 11
    Premium Supporter

    Well some combos are easy with practice, but others the timing is ridiculous(especially if you're trying to do some of them online) lol far from easy but it also depends on the player and character too must be considered.
  10. Abudabi

    Abudabi Noob

    yeah the window for roundhouse cancels seems the same or smaller than the window for Scarlets glitched up/downslash after red slide. Trying to get EXRHC combos consistently online is a bitch
  11. xZEPPELIx

    xZEPPELIx Premium Supporter
    Premium Supporter

    Bumping. Someone sticky this? How about instead of making new thread for every thought someone has we just use this thread. Thats the point right?
  12. TrickyNick

    TrickyNick Weather Man

    Has anyone found a reliable way to punish melieena's EX dive kicks? I spent alot of time in training setting the CPU to use wake up attacks and after blocking a hundred ball rolls everyonce in a while id get a chance to punish a stray dive kick, and this is what I got so far.

    3,3 water ball, 4,3 roundhouse, 4,3 lighting, 4,3 EX water gun for about 37% but its so difficult to do. She recovers very quickly from her EX divekicks you only have maybe 2 frames to punish and I did this when she didn't use her sais after the ex dive kicks so im not sure how much more the sais would effect this punish.

    Also you cant use EX roundhouse on her ex divekicks the roundhouse wiffs. In my experiences with it.
  13. Pig Of The Hut

    Pig Of The Hut Day 0 Phenomenal Dr. Fate and Darkseid player

    d1 lightening
  14. Pig Of The Hut

    Pig Of The Hut Day 0 Phenomenal Dr. Fate and Darkseid player

    quick question - w rain, after jp, 4, rh, b2 1 + 2, dash 4 3 lightning whats the best thing to do to connect the bubble. then after the bubble hits what do u do with it? Thanks very much - add me please on ps3. bambamguitar
  15. Subby

    Subby Frost Warrior

    Have you tried 4,3 water squirt? I believe that works and they won't be able to wakeup. Or you can do 4, Gyeser for damage.
  16. Pig Of The Hut

    Pig Of The Hut Day 0 Phenomenal Dr. Fate and Darkseid player

    yea ive tried a few and it seems the best

    Main thing i want is best and easiest way to connect the bubble, w what string at this point in the combo?
  17. Subby

    Subby Frost Warrior

    The thing I don't get is why you are doing just 4 RH, when you can do jp 4,3 Lightning? It seems like a much better option....
    Also in that string, I take it if you try 4,3 RH it won't make the opponent go to the other side of the string...
  18. Lyuben

    Lyuben Sinestro's might!

    This is my best overhead launcher combo:

    back 2,1+2, 43, roundhouse, 43 bubble, 4 lightning, squirt gun for 32%

    Any ways I can do better?

    My best meterless is

    43, lightning, 43, roundhouse, 43, bubble, 4 squirt gun for 39%

    I often add ex lightning to go like this:

    43, ex lightning, 43, roundhouse, 43, bubble, 4 squirt gun for 42%

    Any ways I can improve both?
  19. Cburnham81

    Cburnham81 Noob

    I use for the overhead:

    b2,1+2, 11, roundhouse, 43, lightning, 43, jet stream for 36%

    and for my meterless BnB i use:

    43, bubble, 2, roundhouse, 43, lightning, 43, jet stream for 39%
    **I like doing this because i never have any issues with with negative edge in this combo like I do with the 43 lightning one...and I still havent mastered the uppercut combos yet.

    but improving on your can do this for 41%

    43, lightning, 43, roundhouse, 43, bubble, 43 jet stream
    **the last 3 before the jet stream is possible...
  20. Cburnham81

    Cburnham81 Noob

    you could just do the bubble right after the lightning such as: jp, 4, rh, b3 1+2, dash 43, lightning, bubble. Then drop the bubble right in front of you and go back into 4,3xx 3,3xx roundhouse pressure, or even go in for a throw.

    I do this after a naked roundhouse: RH, 2, dash, 43, lightning, bubble. And drop em right in front of my self and go into any of the above mentioned things.
  21. xZEPPELIx

    xZEPPELIx Premium Supporter
    Premium Supporter

    :l:fp, :fp+:bp, :r:r, :bk, :fk, Water Bubble, :d:bp(now facing other way) :l:l, :bk, :fk, Lightning, :l:l, Super Roundhouse, :bp, Aqua Splash = 39%
  22. Subby

    Subby Frost Warrior

    Anyone else watch Cd.Jrs Rain? Amazing! Just....Amazing! :D
    If he's constantly getting top 8........DAMN IT we're doing something wrong!
  23. These are all the combos I use. Very simple and consistent.

    For combo 2, just walk forward and press uppercut at the right moment to hit them at the waist.

    from air-to-air JIP OR anti-air 1:
    dash 43 xx bubble, 43 xx lightning, RH, geyser
    JIP: 23%
    anti-air 1: 29%

    from JIP:
    43 xx lightning, D2, dash 43 xx bubble, 4 xx geyser
    44%, 41% without the JIP

    from 3 xx RH (quick punish) OR Raw Roundhouse:
    43 xx bubble, 43 xx lightning, geyser

    from b2,1+2:
    dash 43 xx bubble, 43 xx lightning, RH, geyser

    from Raw Bubble:
    43 xx lightning, RH, 4 xx geyser

    from Raw Lightning from 1/2 screen or greater:
    bubble, 4 xx RH, 4 xx geyser

    from Raw Lighting from less than 1/2 screen:
    RH, 43 xx bubble, 4 xx geyser

    start combo, (43 xx geyser) x3
    from B2,1+2: 37%
  24. Battyfaxmachine

    Battyfaxmachine 011010100110101

    Nice thread name change haha, THTB dominated as well though, grats to everyone in top 8, very fun to watch.
  25. Subby

    Subby Frost Warrior

    Thanks to Cd.Jr, I'm sure many people are gonna give a different outlook on Rain and Jax.

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