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Hey guys, random question from a noob, Kitana-main, potentially looking to swap...

I’ve read a lot that Sindel struggles with pressure. Is this true or overblown, and if it’s true, how do you cope with it?

I’m thinking of maining Splitting Hairs but would counterpick to Royal Edenian if I’m getting zoned out.
 

chrisisnice

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What do you guys think of Sindels proposed concept outfits -human skins are very GAGA IMO
Given that these are not renders and just sketches, I think she ended up with the best ones. The drawings are great and some of them are beautiful, but I think many would not have translated as well to renders / game nechanics
 

Obly

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Hey guys, random question from a noob, Kitana-main, potentially looking to swap...

I’ve read a lot that Sindel struggles with pressure. Is this true or overblown, and if it’s true, how do you cope with it?

I’m thinking of maining Splitting Hairs but would counterpick to Royal Edenian if I’m getting zoned out.
"Struggles" feels overblown, but it's a factor to be aware of.

Sindel's d1 is 8 frames, whereas most toons have a 7-frame d1. It's not a huge difference, but it does mean there are a few situations where Sindel can't steal her turn with a poke where a 7-frame poke would be just fast enough. Her s1 is quick at 7 frames but very stubby, so she won't be able to punish in some situations with a tight window and moderate pushback. These aren't deal-breakers; you just have to spend time in the lab to learn where she has trouble.

As for coping with pressure, as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sindel out-spaces most of the cast with her buttons, so use that to your advantage to check movement and avoid being cornered. Her float is mostly trash unfortunately, but can also sometimes get you out of a tight spot.

You might want to consider learning Royal Edenian first. It's generally considered her all-around most useful variation, because she gets some tools that specifically help maintain the spacing she depends on and check opponents at any range. Splitting Hairs is flashy and fun, but very susceptible to being zoned out and to opponents who can play lame and force Sindel to come to them. It's still really good in certain MUs tho.

Just my own two cents.
 
"Struggles" feels overblown, but it's a factor to be aware of.

Sindel's d1 is 8 frames, whereas most toons have a 7-frame d1. It's not a huge difference, but it does mean there are a few situations where Sindel can't steal her turn with a poke where a 7-frame poke would be just fast enough. Her s1 is quick at 7 frames but very stubby, so she won't be able to punish in some situations with a tight window and moderate pushback. These aren't deal-breakers; you just have to spend time in the lab to learn where she has trouble.

As for coping with pressure, as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sindel out-spaces most of the cast with her buttons, so use that to your advantage to check movement and avoid being cornered. Her float is mostly trash unfortunately, but can also sometimes get you out of a tight spot.

You might want to consider learning Royal Edenian first. It's generally considered her all-around most useful variation, because she gets some tools that specifically help maintain the spacing she depends on and check opponents at any range. Splitting Hairs is flashy and fun, but very susceptible to being zoned out and to opponents who can play lame and force Sindel to come to them. It's still really good in certain MUs tho.

Just my own two cents.
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