The Skarlet General Discussion Thread!

JocelotJocelot Don't give up!Joined: Posts: 5,120
A thread dedicated to all things Skarlet! Let's pick each others brains and discuss Skarlet related things here!

Special Moves:

:d: :f: FP, Dagger Toss: Skarlet throws two quick projectiles forward. You can delay the second shot by holding FP, and even dash out of it by hitting :f::f: or :b::b: while holding the dagger. EX version throws the daggers faster.

:d: :f: RP, Up Slash: Much like the name says, Skarlet unsheaths one of her ninja blades and slashes upwards, lauching the enemy, much like Nightwolf's Tomahawk. It's slightly slower to start up, but it's still pretty easy to combo into. You can also combo multiple Up Slash's a lot better than Nightwolf can.

:d: :b: RP, Down Slash: A very slow power slash downwards that ground bounces. May be too early to tell, but I find Up Slash more useful.

:d: :f: FK, Red Dash: A command dash that moves Skarlet forward quickly, like Reptile's Acid Slide. You can followup with BK during the dash to do a low attack that knocks the opponent down, or hit :b: BP to make her cancel her Red Dash into Down Slash, or :f: BP to cancel into Up Slash.

:f: :d: :b: FP, Blood Ball: Skarlet cuts her stomach and throws a bloody orb at the opponent like a grenade. Does very good damage for a single projectile, around 17%, but it takes Skarlet's health to do so. Has no EX version. You can use :u: or :d: to alter the Blood Ball's tradjectory.

Air Daggers, :d: :f: FP/ :d: :b: FP: Skarlet throws her ninja daggers.. in the air. The Down-foward flavour fires the dart straight ahead, the down-back one throws a dagger down at Skarlet's feet. Both EX flavours throw 3 daggers; one straight ahead, one down at a 45 degree angle and one down. EX is pretty good for zoning.

:d: :b: RK, Blood Drop: Skarlet dissapears in a mist of blood and drops down on her opponent's position, no matter where they are, much like Quan Chi's Sky Drop. Her drop is slower, however, but you can do it in the air and combo if off jump in kicks or nuetral jump punches. EX does more damage and looks more brutal (also like Quan Chi's).

X Ray, Blood Bank: Skarlet twirls forward with blades at hand, if she connects she uses her palm to break her opponent's nose, than takes a step back and uses her high heeled boot to deliver a painful kick that drives the stiletto right into her opponent's eye socket.

The range on Blood Bank is very good, you can even hit enemies who are behind you thanks to it's crazy hitbox. Using it after launching with Up Slash is an easy way to land this X Ray.

(More to come)
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That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.

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  • JocelotJocelot Don't give up! Joined: Posts: 5,120
    Reserved, just in case
    Party Robot!!
    Now my head can spin. I'll be around for a million years, so let the party begin.
    jak d ripr wrote: »
    That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.
  • JocelotJocelot Don't give up! Joined: Posts: 5,120
    Reserved
    Party Robot!!
    Now my head can spin. I'll be around for a million years, so let the party begin.
    jak d ripr wrote: »
    That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.
  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 5,648
    Just beat the game with her. She's a lot of fun so far. Not sure if she's go into my hand but it's nice to have a 2nd/3rd female to play as potentially.
    where yo tear drop at, gangsta? I'm so hard my cheeks look like i've been watching a lifetime movie marathon so what's really hood. - Monte
  • JocelotJocelot Don't give up! Joined: Posts: 5,120
    I think she's really good, honestly. She can do crazy, crazy loops off Up Slash, I'm talkiing at least 30 percent or more if you loop in a corner. I have a sneaking suspicion NRS is gonna either nerf her damage or the properties of Up Slash, that shish is too good.
    Party Robot!!
    Now my head can spin. I'll be around for a million years, so let the party begin.
    jak d ripr wrote: »
    That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.
  • xJayxxJayx FlowChart <3 Joined: Posts: 70
    let teh bnbs begin!

    j1 > b+2 > slashdwn > dash > b+2 > slashup > dash > 11 > slide ( 36%)
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  • xJayxxJayx FlowChart <3 Joined: Posts: 70
    so far shes an amazing character cant wait to she how she does in tourneys shes can even cancel he slide into another move!
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  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 5,648
    ^Yeah I noticed that. How does one do that roll of hers?

    (And Skarlet reminds me of Ibuki a bit)
    where yo tear drop at, gangsta? I'm so hard my cheeks look like i've been watching a lifetime movie marathon so what's really hood. - Monte
  • LBOLBO Joined: Posts: 18
    Been messing around with her whilst shes free (lol) and found her to be quite an awesome character, pretty fast. May buy her when NRS fix the free glitch (maybe they should let people try the next ones, since I wasn't even thinking about buying her before, but after playing her I may)

    Her roll is (I dont know how to do the arrows)
    Back + 1, Forward + 3

    And her second fatality if anyone was wondering is:
    Forward, Back, Down, Down, B
  • VictormaruVictormaru Legendary Sannin Joined: Posts: 734
    I've unlocked all of Skarlet's Fatalities on the Xbox 360 so if anybody cares, I took a screenshot here:

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  • catbondcatbond The Starving Gamer Joined: Posts: 669
    A few things you might want to add to the OP, her Red Dash can be cancelled into an Up Slash, Down Slash, or Red Slide (F+BP, B+BP, or BK respectively). Also her Red Slide can be cancelled into an Up Slash by pressing F+BP. The input window to do so is fairly small.

    So far the best damage I've been able to get out of her off a jump-in is:
    44% Mid-screen
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxUp Slash, fd, FKxxRed DashxxRed Slide
    47% Corner
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, nj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, B+FPxxFPxxF+BKxxUp Slash, fj.BKxxBlood Drop
    52% Corner X-Ray
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, nj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, FKxxUp Slash, FKxxBlood Bank(X-Ray)


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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Instead of just FK XX Red Dash in most situations you can do BP, FK XX Red Dash

    BP, FK (2, 3) is an unlisted combo string. Do not know if it has an actual ending to it but it does combo every time. Even when standing, although when not being juggled the hitstun on 3 is not enough to combo into anything. When juggling the 3 will lift them higher.
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  • catbondcatbond The Starving Gamer Joined: Posts: 669
    Instead of just FK XX Red Dash in most situations you can do BP, FK XX Red Dash

    BP, FK (2, 3) is an unlisted combo string. Do not know if it has an actual ending to it but it does combo every time. Even when standing, although when not being juggled the hitstun on 3 is not enough to combo into anything. When juggling the 3 will lift them higher.

    You're right



    So far the best damage I've been able to get out of her off a jump-in is:
    45% Mid-screen
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxUp Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxRed Slide
    49% Corner
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, nj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, BPxxFKxxUp Slash, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxRed Slide
    54% Corner X-Ray
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, nj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, BPxxFKxxUp Slash, BPxxFKxxBlood Bank(X-Ray)
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  • JocelotJocelot Don't give up! Joined: Posts: 5,120
    Thanks for the heads up, I can't believe I didn't notice this.
    Party Robot!!
    Now my head can spin. I'll be around for a million years, so let the party begin.
    jak d ripr wrote: »
    That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.
  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Some dude called General_Schultz refuses to play me anymore. He was mad that he said I only knew one combo, even though I would occasionally start it with the f+2, 1, 2, 1+2 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash combo string because it hits overhead).

    He's just mad that his Ermac could only win once out of 7 games, then when he angrily picked Sonya because he seemed tired of getting beat, he still got beat and disconnected.
    Skarlet just has an insane mixup game. At first I was like "where the hell are her overheads!?" not knowing the Blood Dash could be cancelled into the overhead slash, or that the overhead combo could be extended by cancelling Blood Dash into Up Slash.

    These are the combos I use most of the time.

    j.1/2, f+2, 1, 2, 1+2 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash, dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide
    j.1/2, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash, dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide
    j.1/2, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, d+2
    j.1/2, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash, dash, d+2
    j.1/2, f+2, 1, 2 XX Up Slash, dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide
    j.1/2, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2 XX X-Ray
    j.1/2, f+2, 1, 2, 1+2 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash, dash, 2 XX X-Ray
    (against jumping opponents) j. 3/4 XX Teleport
    (against jumping opponents) j, 1/2 XX Air Dagger, land, dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide
    (Blood Dash XX Overhead Slash) or Overhead Slash, dash, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold, 1-hit) XX dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide/Up Slash

    Also try this for 46% midscreen:
    j. 1/2, b+2 XX Overhead Slash, dash, b+2 XX Overhead Slash, dash, 2, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Up Slash, dash, 3 XX Blood Dash XX Slide

    Same combo string you posted by hitting the 2,3 before the Up Slash. Does 46%.
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  • catbondcatbond The Starving Gamer Joined: Posts: 669
    F*ck does Skarlet take a ton of execution to use. Forget normal combos, it's all about combos into resets into instant 50/50's into combos into resets.



    Reset 35%
    B+FPxxFPxxF+BKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Reset 34%
    BPxxFPxxBPxxDagger Toss(Hold)xxDash Cancel, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Reset 36%
    F+FKxxFPxxBPxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Red Slide Reset 33%
    Red DashxxRed SlidexxUp Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Down Slash Reset 33%
    Red DashxxDown Slash, B+BPxxDown Slash, F+BKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Low Reset 50/50 Example
    F+FKxxFPxxBPxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed DashxxRed SlidexxUp Slash, BPxxDown Slash, BPxxUp Slash, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Overhead Reset 50/50 Example
    F+FKxxFPxxBPxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed DashxxDown Slash, nj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, BPxxFKxxUp Slash, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Jump-in 48%
    fj.BP, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxUp Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxRed Slide

    Float Punish Reset 33%
    B+BPxxDown Slash, fd, BPxxFKxxRed DashxxDown Slash, fd, FPxxFPxxBPxxRed Dash

    Also I'm quitting the midscreen meterless BnB arms-race at 48%. I wish i was a better player so I could actually use her o_O
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  • ZebsterZebster Joined: Posts: 3,738
    So I'm guessing since the Red Slide into slashes is being taken out (bugfix) you're gonna have a tougher time getting anything out of that low reset.
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  • JocelotJocelot Don't give up! Joined: Posts: 5,120
    So I'm guessing since the Red Slide into slashes is being taken out (bugfix) you're gonna have a tougher time getting anything out of that low reset.

    Oh? They said they were patching out the Up/Down Slash follow ups to Red Slide? If that's true, that'll hurt a big part of Skarlet's game. A lot of the bigger, meatier comboes revolve around that.
    Party Robot!!
    Now my head can spin. I'll be around for a million years, so let the party begin.
    jak d ripr wrote: »
    That shit had me in stitches. Nigga went for all these flashy set-ups and doom was like hold these boots.
  • catbondcatbond The Starving Gamer Joined: Posts: 669
    So I'm guessing since the Red Slide into slashes is being taken out (bugfix) you're gonna have a tougher time getting anything out of that low reset.
    Ugh seriously? Lame, she has become 80% less interesting to me now.
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  • ZebsterZebster Joined: Posts: 3,738
    Oh? They said they were patching out the Up/Down Slash follow ups to Red Slide? If that's true, that'll hurt a big part of Skarlet's game. A lot of the bigger, meatier comboes revolve around that.
    Yeah it is a buffering bug that allows it to work and it's just not supposed to happen so yeah that's gonna be gone. Unfortunate, but hey, at least you know now so it doesn't come out of nowhere and you're like "What the fuck is this? Why'd they nerf her?".
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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Wow... well, she's shit now. No mixups, crap combos. Soon as they patch that out, I'm not bothering.

    edit: Oh, I just found out that what they're removing isn't Dash into Slashes, but Dash into Slide into Slashes, which I never even used or was aware of. So LOL I'm still playing the crap out of her.
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  • glenburg89glenburg89 The Extraordinary One Joined: Posts: 163
    Skarlet is brutal!!!!
    She really gets her reputation of the blood ninja (see Fatalities).
    Also, one of her special moves is throwing blood at the person.
  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Skarlet is brutal!!!!
    She really gets her reputation of the blood ninja (see Fatalities).
    Also, one of her special moves is throwing blood at the person.
    It is so much fun to chip someone to death with it. It does 8% chip damage! Sure it costs 7% of your life but hey.
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  • glenburg89glenburg89 The Extraordinary One Joined: Posts: 163
    It is so much fun to chip someone to death with it. It does 8% chip damage! Sure it costs 7% of your life but hey.
    Lol, way to get down opponent's life; SIMPLE, sacrifice your own!
  • RichCalRichCal Joined: Posts: 10
    hey just wanted to say... doesnt really have much to do with skarlet, but catbond you are effin NASTY! i thought i was good at all mks, but god damn... some of your combos you put together are unbelievable! keep up the good work everyone... you guys put alot of effort in!
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    ..........
  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Lol, way to get down opponent's life; SIMPLE, sacrifice your own!
    Actually I've found a way to get a pseudo +8% using the Blood Ball and the 1, 1, 2 reset. For example:

    2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold), dash, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold), dash, 1, 1, 2 XX Blood Ball, aim down.

    This is what happens. The opponent eats the ~33% combo (can't remember how much exactly), but with the 1, 1, 2 reset and hit stun they will be helpless against the incoming Blood Ball. So they have three choices. Block and take 8% (so the combo actually did 41%), do a move with armor and take the 15% or just take the 15% lol

    Locally though, if the Blood Ball is not blocked, it does less damage because they will be hit during the hitstun, and even though it's not a combo it will scale as a result.
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  • glenburg89glenburg89 The Extraordinary One Joined: Posts: 163
    Actually I've found a way to get a pseudo +8% using the Blood Ball and the 1, 1, 2 reset. For example:

    2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold), dash, 2, 1, 2, Dagger (hold), dash, 1, 1, 2 XX Blood Ball, aim down.

    This is what happens. The opponent eats the ~33% combo (can't remember how much exactly), but with the 1, 1, 2 reset and hit stun they will be helpless against the incoming Blood Ball. So they have three choices. Block and take 8% (so the combo actually did 41%), do a move with armor and take the 15% or just take the 15% lol

    Locally though, if the Blood Ball is not blocked, it does less damage because they will be hit during the hitstun, and even though it's not a combo it will scale as a result.

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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    It's funny, I've resorted to doing that Blood Ball reset cancel most of the time now. Online it won't hit when staggered so they block the whole 8% or take 15%. It's pretty nice.

    The mentioned combo is 31%. Checked it yesterday. So 31% plus the 6-8% from chip damage is actually a very easy as pie 37-39% combo. Meterless, so to speak. lol

    Try these too:

    b+2, Down Slash, dash, b+2, Down Slash, Dagger Toss (hold) XX dash, 1, 1, 2 XX Blood Ball, aim down
    (corner) b+2, Down Slash, NJP, b+2, Down Slash, b+1, 1, f+2 XX Down Slash, 1, 1, 2 XX Blood Ball, aim down

    Also, her tag assist (d,b+Tag) is her Blood Ball, which you can redirect, and costs Skarlet no health whatsoever for the same damage (instead it costs 1 bar like any other tag assist). Example with Sonya/Skarlet in the corner:

    (Sonya) b+2, 1 XX Kartwheel XX b+2, 1 XX Skarlet Tag Assist, 2, 1, Leg Toss for 40+%
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  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    Won a tournament with Skarlet on Saturday. Fun times. Used the Blood Ball reset once to chip FTW.
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  • SpardaSparda DRIRR CRAW! Joined: Posts: 588
    anyone know how to do this?
    <~P$C~>
  • guitalex2007guitalex2007 Joined: Posts: 3,023
    anyone know how to do this?
    Hold the button for the daggers, dash back out of the daggers, cancel the dash animation into more daggers.

    In order to get around it, the opponent HAS to either:
    1) Have a teleport
    2) Have a low fireball
    3) Have an invincible or armored EX or wakeup move
    4) Have aerial mobility such as dive kicks
    5) Have a fireball with a faster startup

    For everyone else, the only thing there is to do is slowly dash in. It's an uphill battle.
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  • KILLA_Nemesis_KILLA_Nemesis_ I'm nice until you make me mean. Joined: Posts: 46
    Are people scared to post here about MK or something?
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