Discuss all things Warlock variation related here! Who is the better Warlock, Gul'dan or Quan? How cool you think portal kick is. The possibilities are endless!
You pretty much nailed it IMO. Warlock Quan is all about Portal Stab resets (Costs Meter), has a great wake up/low with Portal Scoop (Costs Meter) and his only sorta save special cancel is enhanced Rune, which of course also uses meter. Add in needing meter for breakers and what we're left with is a guy who can really open up folks who can't block well, but struggles against great blockers and those who can apply constant pressure. His meter need is just too strong in this variation for majority of his weapons to be readily available.When playing Warlock what's the gameplan usually? I mean he can't zone like Summoner or Sorce. He has the mix up game but it cost meter to do so so you gotta commit with. So what strats have you guys found?
D3 is the better poke. Lowers Quan quite a bit and it even anti airs into trance quite nicely. You can follow up B2 with either Trance (full punish on block) enhanced rune (safe-ish, can still get poked or hit by fast attacks, not sure how many frames exactly, yolo) and portal scoop (also full punish on block) I'd say that scoop would be ideal, but most players are conditioned enough now to block low after B2 due to enhanced rune usually following that the scoop will likely get blocked anyways. TL;DR I'd just follow it with enhanced rune. It hits more often than you'd expect, and leads to good damage. If they block b2 ~ en. rune, you can try and follow up with another B2, or you can D3 them one or twice, then try and come back in with the overhead. After you condition them to watch out for the B2 follow up, you can then start using B32(4) after enhanced rune to change things up a bit. Keep in mind all of his strings are unsafe unless you cancel with enhanced rune, so beware. (also, grabbing afterwards has mild success)I have the hardest time knowing when to pull the trigger with quan. I got outzoned by balanced Kenshi. Id block and counter with far rune but he would block and counter. Not sure what I should've done different. I tried throwing out f3 but had no success and portal grab wasn't doing the trick neither. Another problem I have is mix ups. I wanna incorporate f2122 but hell I only have success with that when I punish. So I'm relying on b2 and b324. I've conditioned myself to be in your face at all times but its so hard to do. Another thing is poking. Do you all use d1 or d3? Plus is the best follow up b2?
No point in feeling bad, on the contrary it should serve as fuel to learn more and level up.To be honest, i'm not entirely sure I saw another warlock Quan there besides myself, though to be fair I didn't play many casuals beforehand and the two Quans that I happened to see were using Sorcerer and Warlock, and it appeared to be just a shits and giggles game.
As for myself, not well at all. I ran into a Jax in my first match, and even though I kept it close, I dropped the set 0-2, then ran smack into Cossner to start off my losers bracket. Cossner used Kung Jin and ate me for breakfast, it wasn't even a match. I was pretty embarrassed.
that is not a combo.So here's a 1 bar 68% combo i discovered recently... It still needs some work but I was hoping some people here might be able to improve on it. I think ending it with a portal grab instead might raise the damage by a few %. Sorry for the capture quality I had to use my phone