Now that I’ve picked up Iron Man as anchor it’s obvious that I probably won’t get the exact same mileage that I did out of Doom anchor and although I could make big comebacks with Doom as anchor…he still had issues. Funny enough Iron Man has some things about him as anchor that allow him to do better in some matchups than Doom but it’s traded for issues in other areas.
I want to make my team so if/when X-23 dies I can either choose to run Dante with unibeam assist or tag in Iron Man so he can use a much needed assist with Dante’s jam session. That way Iron Man can either blow thorugh people with standard combos and XF2 or I can wait for Dante to come in as XF3.
My problem is…I’ve figured out that I pretty much have no idea how to play Dante as anchor. He has some strong concepts like XF DT thunderbolt beam doing hella chip but if the person turns on XF then that doesn’t really matter too much anymore. It’s gdlk if they burned their XF early surely though.
From there…I dunno what to do. I really rely on an assist to break people down with Dante since he’s kinda air throw bait during his air dashes and teleports without assist coverage. He generally just feels weird to fight with without an assist and I’m not sure if it’s because he’s just kinda sloppy without an assist for pressure and mix ups or if there’s actually some other dumb shit he can do that I’m not just being creative enough with.
I’d really like to talk about stuff like…
1. Pressure and mix ups
2. Uses of DT and XF (what else can you do if they just turn on XF2/3 to avoid the chip).
3. Dealing with people flying up at super jump height to lame you out (Storm/Trish/Morrigan) etc.
4. Welcome mix ups.
There’s definitely not much anybody that really plays Dante as anchor often but I think it’s good to know because he’s definitely not the worst anchor either and it would help make it so I can basically have two anchors (since I think they’ll be able to TAC into each other well any way) instead of just relying on one.