Figured I’d start us up on what Lei needs in a partner. I’ve tried him in both point and bench, and I feel he fits in better as a bench warmer until he’s tagged in when the space has been closed and he goes for wake up shenanigans. He doesn’t need meter to do damage and I find I use meter for safe tags or tage extend combos rather than EX moves.
So what I feel Lei needs in an ideal partner that would cover all his shortcomings:
-Fast movement/ability to chase turtles
-Strong long range footsies/zoning abilities
-A BnB that permits a tag in to a grounded combo for max damage.
Partners I’d tried and am feeling compliment Lei well so far:
Law - Good movement, builds meter fats and has excellent tag in options, Spinning Shaolin kicks allows for grounded combos and on block nets a safe tag out and gives time for Lei to stance switch for mixups
Dudley - Machine Gun Blow bnbs permit the same privileges as Law’s SSK and 2 meter tag combos using EX-MGB do 550 damage or more.
Jin - Half decent zoning, great pressure tools, strong ability to close in on characters Lei would struggle to get in on.
Kazuya - Amazing ability to close space and pressure in close, grounded Slaughter High kick tag ins, EWGF.
Rufus: Possibly one of the best characters to close space in the game, solid footsies, Messiah Kick.
More than anything, I want to know who you guys are using with him, why, and how you feel they compliment Lei’s tools.