I posted this in the baraka forum but to be honest, I really don't think a heck of a lot of people go there. I hope you don't mind me posting here.
How do you use Baraka?
I've been thinking of switching to baraka, i like his moveset. But I just cant figure out how to properly use him... so far from what I can tell he is good at medium range as a aggressively defensive fighter using mixups to control the rhythm and distance. His combos seem very unreliable online (where I play 99% of the time) and you can get more damage by using his meter with enhanced moves instead of the Xray. His specials seem best to be used as counter attacks and not leading attacks and I've had better luck using his generic combos and 1 to 2 hit strings instead of long combos also.
But actually applying him consistently well in battle is the hard part, wtf do i do? He is so damn slow, he doesn't have a single good poke compared to the rest of the cast and everything he does is extremely punishable.
I feel he is a really unique character and probably has his own very individual play style with possibly potential threats no one else has. one of the reasons I would like to main him.