I’m still one of those fools trying to use Silver Samurai effectively. I’ve played around with various teams so far. Probably my most effective has been Sam/Cable/Sentinel. I’ve played with Dasrik’s suggested Storm/Sam/Sentinel team, and that’s been okay, but I’ve noticed that if I don’t have anti-air on my team, I tend to get eaten alive. Blackheart/Sam/Sentinel also helps build meter for Sam, but it’s just not a strong Team.
Recently, I ran across the old Team Sherwin Sam teams - Morrigan/Sam/T.Bonne or Rogue/Sam/T.Bonne. They still leave Sam vulnerable to runaway, but the Team here works pretty damn well since the other characters have got decent rush-down. Combining a T.Bonne assist with super with DHC’d Raimenken does sweet damage, and Morrigan and Rogue are just pixie-enough that they can usually charge up meters nicely for Sam.
Generally the problems I’ve had with Sam are either I make the team too strong for anti-rush down and get ran away from, or vice versa. Sam/Cable/Sentinel kills rush-down dead, Storm/Sam/Sent is vulnerable to rush-down [Although this may be why Dasrik chooses Launcher type for Sam…?].
Any other particularly good Sam teams people have run up against? I’ve seen other people use in tourneys with Psylocke and Jin quasi-effectively, but any good player is going to eat that alive… I believe RowTron plays Storm/Sam/Sentinel once in a loooong while (so it last last tourney), with an emphasis on Ice Sword. But playing around a little bit, I think Sam/T.Bonne is a leettle better with Ice Sword power-up than Sam/Sent.
Thoughts? So far I’ve only been able to play Team Sherwin against scrubs… I’ll give it a shake-down in casual play soon.
Also - anybody seen any tourney vids where people use Sam? I have yet to see one…