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What other character should I play?

Since the game came out I’ve only played Cassie. I love playing her and think she’s great but I think it might be time to learn a secondary character to compliment her. None of the other characters in particular interest me so I figured I’d ask you other Cassie mains who your secondary characters are and if they’re a good compliment to Cassie. Keep in mind I’ll probably only use this character if Cassie just isn’t working for me so I’d like this character to hopefully be good against Cassie’s bad matchups. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
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I play Sonya, Johnny, Kung Lao, and Scorpion. I think Sonya is your best bet, she has 50/50s, her projectiles are good and her damage is insane. She also has a really quick parry and that's always fun to use. Kung Lao is also really, really fun to play too.
 
I play Sonya, Johnny, Kung Lao, and Scorpion. I think Sonya is your best bet, she has 50/50s, her projectiles are good and her damage is insane. She also has a really quick parry and that's always fun to use. Kung Lao is also really, really fun to play too.
Which Sonya variation would you recommend?
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
Premium Supporter
Which Sonya variation would you recommend?
No holds barred is the one with the parry, but it seems that Ring Master is the most popular one it has really good zoning and energy ring cancels. It depends on how you want to play her. But she also has these normal attacks that are fake-outs for energy rings, like B2 so I use No holds barred since you don't really need the ring cancels if you use the fake-outs, tho the cancel is hell quick and much safer.
 
I play Sonya, Johnny, Kung Lao, and Scorpion. I think Sonya is your best bet, she has 50/50s, her projectiles are good and her damage is insane. She also has a really quick parry and that's always fun to use. Kung Lao is also really, really fun to play too.
Do you know of a good learning resource for Kung Lao? You know like the Johnny cage living guide we have here on tym? I need something like that for another character. I’ve learned Johnny and love him but want a secondary and am interested in Lao. Do you know of anything? (I know this is off topic sorry)
 
A set I had against a Lao player tonight really opened my eyes - I'd been looking for a secondary, too, and the way this guy was playing him, I think I found him. Made me press buttons when I should've been blocking and blocking when I should have been teching. If nothing else, it'll teach me about the matchup.
 
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A set I had against a Lao player tonight really opened my eyes - I'd been looking for a secondary, too, and the way this guy was playing him, I think I found him. Made me press buttons when I should've been blocking and blocking when I should have been teching. If nothing else, it'll teach me about the matchup.
I just can’t find any resources for learning him in depth. Yeah there’s combo tutorials on YouTube but half of them ain’t for the tourney variations anyway and There’s no real like game strategy videos or any living guides out there I don’t think
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
Premium Supporter
Do you know of a good learning resource for Kung Lao? You know like the Johnny cage living guide we have here on tym? I need something like that for another character. I’ve learned Johnny and love him but want a secondary and am interested in Lao. Do you know of anything? (I know this is off topic sorry)
I haven't found one, honestly I just learned him myself in practice mode.
 

Methysan

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I love Cassie and her ability to control the pace. It's a very lame play style that can really frustrate people. But I wanted an alt that could get in there and RTSD so I went with Liu Kang. He uses 1 string most of the time so it makes it easier to juggle two characters. He's also got a good fireball game, great KBs, and a parry that can lead to huge damage.


I also plan to give Scorpion and Sonya a whirl. And maybe Frost if they give her a mid that's faster than 16f.
 
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Give Kitana a try, she's fun to play and quite dangerous once you understood how she works. I didn't want to play her first (I've always prefered Mileena) but it's my brother's main so I realised how fun she is when unlocking stuff for her.
 
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xenogorgeous

Mileena is the best, Mileena 4ever !
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depends, what style you enjoy to play ? zoner, keepway, rushdown, turtle mode, grappler etc ?
 

GLoRToR

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Since the game came out I’ve only played Cassie. I love playing her and think she’s great but I think it might be time to learn a secondary character to compliment her. None of the other characters in particular interest me so I figured I’d ask you other Cassie mains who your secondary characters are and if they’re a good compliment to Cassie. Keep in mind I’ll probably only use this character if Cassie just isn’t working for me so I’d like this character to hopefully be good against Cassie’s bad matchups. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
Characters worth playing:

Characters for idiots
Geras: If you have some fundamentals and don't want to work for your damage, play this character.
Sonya: If you have excellent fundamentals and don't like losing, play this character.
Scorpion: If you have no fundamentals, don't want to learn any and hate losing, play this character.
Jacqui: If you like to put in the work and you know what you're doing, this character is currently bork out the hatch.
Erron: If you are a fucking munchkin, play this character.
Liu Kang: If you have some sort of memory disorder and can only remember two buttons, play this character.

Characters for sane people
Baraka: Excellent all around and embodies the promise they repeatedly made in Kombat Kast that there will be no huge damaging combos and safe advancing mids that cover the entire screen and lead to 50% damage or more. In an alternate reality where mk11 wasn't released in a beta phase.
Kabal: Male Jade Reskin. If you like Jade but want a character that does what she does just better, play Kabal.
Jax: The most honest "GoodCharacter" in the game. Yeah his f4 and f3 are both stupid but nowhere near as bad as those before him.
Sub-Zero: If you play online and don't care for some losses but want to play mkx in mk11, pick this character.

Everyone else is okay too.
 

xenogorgeous

Mileena is the best, Mileena 4ever !
Premium Supporter
Characters worth playing:

Characters for idiots
Geras: If you have some fundamentals and don't want to work for your damage, play this character.
Sonya: If you have excellent fundamentals and don't like losing, play this character.
Scorpion: If you have no fundamentals, don't want to learn any and hate losing, play this character.
Jacqui: If you like to put in the work and you know what you're doing, this character is currently bork out the hatch.
Erron: If you are a fucking munchkin, play this character.
Liu Kang: If you have some sort of memory disorder and can only remember two buttons, play this character.

Characters for sane people
Baraka: Excellent all around and embodies the promise they repeatedly made in Kombat Kast that there will be no huge damaging combos and safe advancing mids that cover the entire screen and lead to 50% damage or more. In an alternate reality where mk11 wasn't released in a beta phase.
Kabal: Male Jade Reskin. If you like Jade but want a character that does what she does just better, play Kabal.
Jax: The most honest "GoodCharacter" in the game. Yeah his f4 and f3 are both stupid but nowhere near as bad as those before him.
Sub-Zero: If you play online and don't care for some losses but want to play mkx in mk11, pick this character.

Everyone else is okay too.
man, this is amazing .... in a comedy funny way, of course, hehe :D :rolleyes:
 

Wazurau

FGC Since '97
Characters worth playing:

Characters for idiots
Geras: If you have some fundamentals and don't want to work for your damage, play this character.
Sonya: If you have excellent fundamentals and don't like losing, play this character.
Scorpion: If you have no fundamentals, don't want to learn any and hate losing, play this character.
Jacqui: If you like to put in the work and you know what you're doing, this character is currently bork out the hatch.
Erron: If you are a fucking munchkin, play this character.
Liu Kang: If you have some sort of memory disorder and can only remember two buttons, play this character.

Characters for sane people
Baraka: Excellent all around and embodies the promise they repeatedly made in Kombat Kast that there will be no huge damaging combos and safe advancing mids that cover the entire screen and lead to 50% damage or more. In an alternate reality where mk11 wasn't released in a beta phase.
Kabal: Male Jade Reskin. If you like Jade but want a character that does what she does just better, play Kabal.
Jax: The most honest "GoodCharacter" in the game. Yeah his f4 and f3 are both stupid but nowhere near as bad as those before him.
Sub-Zero: If you play online and don't care for some losses but want to play mkx in mk11, pick this character.

Everyone else is okay too.
This is one of the dumbest fucking posts I've seen on this site im ngl. Most of what was said is online player salty scrub mentality. Pick whoever feels good to you or someone you can identify with somehow or just really like their characteristics whether it be how they look or their personality etc. Any character you pick is going to require work to actually play at a competitive level. Please ignore character bashing posts and most tier lists besides maybe some few top players. Look into their moves list, frame data, combo potential, rush down vs zoning chars. Look at some of TheTrueUnderdog's videos where characters normals, specials, and combo strings are looked at in depth. Hope that actually helps instead of stupid posts that ultimately contribute nothing
 

GLoRToR

Positive Poster!
This is one of the dumbest fucking posts I've seen on this site im ngl. Most of what was said is online player salty scrub mentality. Pick whoever feels good to you or someone you can identify with somehow or just really like their characteristics whether it be how they look or their personality etc. Any character you pick is going to require work to actually play at a competitive level. Please ignore character bashing posts and most tier lists besides maybe some few top players. Look into their moves list, frame data, combo potential, rush down vs zoning chars. Look at some of TheTrueUnderdog's videos where characters normals, specials, and combo strings are looked at in depth. Hope that actually helps instead of stupid posts that ultimately contribute nothing
Someone has no sense of humour.

Calm down, sparky.

inb4 this dude mains one of those I made fun of.
 

Wazurau

FGC Since '97
Someone has no sense of humour.

Calm down, sparky.

inb4 this dude mains one of those I made fun of.
Joke or not it's going to influence other people's mentality about the game negatively.
Also, I am a girl and I have 3 tournament ready characters. Cetrion, Baraka, and Scorpion.
 

GLoRToR

Positive Poster!
Joke or not it's going to influence other people's mentality about the game negatively.
Also, I am a girl and I have 3 tournament ready characters. Cetrion, Baraka, and Scorpion.
What does your genitalia have to do with your complete lack of humour or understanding of parody?
Calm the fuck down.
 

Wazurau

FGC Since '97
What does your genitalia have to do with your complete lack of humour or understanding of parody?
Calm the fuck down.
Actually read the first sentence in the post above. Secondly it was just because you said "dude." Not mad, just trying to make you see how that could negatively impact new players.