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NothingPersonal

Are you not entertained!?
While I’m enjoying the changes to Shao, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I don’t think he moved up the tier list (to say he did would mean that he is now better than another character). Don’t get me wrong. I think he is better than he was. But I don’t think he is now better than anyone who was better than him before the patch.
He's mid now imo. He can stand against most chars.
 

stokedAF

casual kahnage
Shao Tower up for 3 hours. I think it’s probably the same one nothingpersonal mentioned earlier when I was at work. It’s got the alt version of his default helmet, a lance and a random gear award.
 
It can, you just have to wait a little for him to properly stand up. But the better option is standing 2 which doesn't whiff at all, standing 1 has a higher hitbox so it whiffs on certain moves, same on Noob's teleport.
here's to hoping they're at least of the same startup frames (away from ps4 and I'm too lazy to google frame data now. lol)

I now am also considering training myself to use f3 instead of my 1 string for quick punishes.
 

NothingPersonal

Are you not entertained!?
here's to hoping they're at least of the same startup frames (away from ps4 and I'm too lazy to google frame data now. lol)

I now am also considering training myself to use f3 instead of my 1 string for quick punishes.
Standing 2 is 10 frames, 1 frame slower but it's 100% guaranteed, no need for f3. Also standing 4 works for the best damage, but you have to be tight online.
 
nice. will practice some more when I get the chance. currently alt'ing bet. him, baraka and jade and I was already enjoying the buffs on him.

also sharing other notes from this stream (on mobile; my ver. of youtube doesnt allow timestamping shared links); start from 16:41 onwards


highlights:

d1 feels stubbier(?)
shoulder charge stuffed by d1
fatal blow missing at point blank range (against Liu kang)
shao khan cant seem to jail after a d1 on hit
 

Invincible Salads

Seeker of knowledge
nice. will practice some more when I get the chance. currently alt'ing bet. him, baraka and jade and I was already enjoying the buffs on him.

also sharing other notes from this stream (on mobile; my ver. of youtube doesnt allow timestamping shared links); start from 16:41 onwards


highlights:

d1 feels stubbier(?)
shoulder charge stuffed by d1
fatal blow missing at point blank range (against Liu kang)
shao khan cant seem to jail after a d1 on hit
jailing after d1 on hit is super tight and not really worth attempting imo, i don't understand why NRS can't just make everyones d1 +14 or something on hit :/
 

NothingPersonal

Are you not entertained!?
nice. will practice some more when I get the chance. currently alt'ing bet. him, baraka and jade and I was already enjoying the buffs on him.

also sharing other notes from this stream (on mobile; my ver. of youtube doesnt allow timestamping shared links); start from 16:41 onwards


highlights:

d1 feels stubbier(?)
shoulder charge stuffed by d1
fatal blow missing at point blank range (against Liu kang)
shao khan cant seem to jail after a d1 on hit
You can jail from a standing 1 on hit, but it's a 1-2 frame link, so it's practically impossible online. The rest they need to address.
 
jailing after d1 on hit is super tight...
based on my friends' playthrough, doesn't seem to be the case unless you're shao khan. liu kang in particular seems to enjoy this the most. even kotal and noob get to jail after a d1 on hit with their respective 1 strings.

poor shao khan left out of the party.
 
You can jail from a standing 1 on hit, but it's a 1-2 frame link, so it's practically impossible online. The rest they need to address.
what has worked for me so far is ticking throw like a madman or backing up after a d1 on hit so I can bait and punish with a sweep or f3.

however, this is still unreliable as higher tiered players can "wisen up" .
 
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starting at 13:57, I just witnessed videogamesyo whiffing a fatal blow in the middle of a juggle.

sorry; mobile YT cant share timestamped links.
 

NothingPersonal

Are you not entertained!?

starting at 13:57, I just witnessed videogamesyo whiffing a fatal blow in the middle of a juggle.

sorry; mobile YT cant share timestamped links.
These combos are pretty difficult to pull off. I spent a lot of time trying to hit them just to see how much damage they do.