I personally think that Arthur with X Factor lvl 3 and super armor is ridiculous. He hits you with like 4 projectiles and like half of the cast is dead…or near dead. Usually I just spam crossbow with him and it works awesome because how well it hoams in on you and how much more dmg it does. Goddess Bracelet also does insane chip dmg.
One other thing I wanted to talk about here was how and when to use X Factor to maximize its use.
I think you should personally never use it until it is your last character when either: Time limit is close to 20 seconds, you have to kill three characters fast if you’re getting raped, your opponent has already used it before you.
In a sense, X Factor is meant to stage comebacks…thats why it was implemented. You can use it to cancel into another hyper or to kill off another character or to avoid chip dmg to die but chip dmg at the end of the round when players are being defensive is 10x better. Not to mention, it will last 5-10 seconds longer as well. Basically, you’re killing your defense and offense by not using it until you have one character left. I like to manage my team so that my last person standing is my favorite for X Factor. Examples of good x fact finals: Sentinel, Arthur, Akuma, Amaterasu, Wolverine, Wesker.
So like lets say i’m beating someone and winning pretty nicely or semi ahead. I got Deadpool in a combo with Dante and I don’t have the meter to DHC so I decide to x factor and get a little bit more dmg from my combo. I kill him and now he is left one character, Iron Man (or whoever) with X Fac and I have Dante and Wolverine (or whoever. lol) and I have no X Factor and he has full x factor and 2 bars of meter. He lands one bnb on me gets a full bar and now he just chips me to death or lands one more combo and wins. Imagine if I had X factor for my last guy though. I could just sit and block all day…I have a lead, whats he gonna do w no assists and no way to chip me and stop health from coming back?