Hey, new here, but I joined just so I could ask this question. Pretty long winded, so bear with me…
I have just gotten into Marvel vs Capcom, I played the 2nd one as a child, but never really was all that into it (basically button mashed, didn’t know about assists, etc.) and I picked up UMVC3. I haven’t played online at all yet, sometime I have trouble against the computer, but that’s a different story. I usually just play against my friends, and this is where I come up against problems. My friend, (let’s call him “Dick” in this instance) uses a team consisting of: Haggar on point, Ghost Rider second, and Amaterasu 3rd. He mashes. Hard. I would consider myself on the lower side of average on skill level, but if I play without a handicap on him, I usually win.
So Dick refuses to play unless I have a handicap of one star enabled. It’s almost impossible to win this way for me, and I’d like some help on strategies. I have two main teams I use, since I don’t really know about synergy and all that I basically just chose guys I like to use. Team 1: Deadpool, Chris, and Captain America. Team 2: Vergil, Dante, and Captain America (again). I usually sit back and try to shoot his haggar at the beginning, so he super jumps and just uses the pipe when he gets on the ground, then mashes heavy and if he hits with the pipe, haggar apparently has super easy combos so I die instantly… Once I kill Haggar, ghost rider is even more annoying, since he just mashes forward+heavy for an easy two hit combo that covers like full screen. Amaterasu is again just forward heavy spam, and I usually try to pushblock the last hit of the ghost rider/ammie spam so I can build distance, because he mashes forward heavy if he gets too close he gets a free grab on me.
I would just really like to win with a one star handicap because it would be so f*cking hilarious. Any tips from anyone on how to counter things like what I described? And also, any team building tips for a novice as well, and maybe ratings for my current team?