Hi, im kind of new to SRK forums but im going to be the best Doom so i figured I’d give everyone advise before hand and see reactions and then after i prove my philosophy see how people view it then.
For some reason the general consensus of the fighting game community believes Doom to be a primary assist character when in actuality he is one of the best characters in the game on point. Now, in this game its very hard to prove who is the best character because it calls into question as what makes the character the best. By simple logic and process of elimination we can at least rule out some characters by certain categorize.
Damage shouldn’t be a factor in deciding which character is the best because every character used to a sufficient ability can deal adequate damage to any other character in the game in one combo. This is blatantly obvious in the games design. Not only can they deal adequate damage but also can use x factor to ensure any enemy dies.
I’m not going to go into a full scale analysis of what makes the best character in the game because thats not what this particular thread is really about however, i do believe it is possible to narrow down who is the best character by certain categorize.
Nevertheless, Doom is actually one of the greatest point characters because he has all the best qualities we see in characters who are obviously of the top tier.
Doom has great movement, (8 way dash, flight, dash cancel on all ground normals)
Doom does great damage (500k from a simple combo without dhc or x factor and about 7-8k in the corner)
Doom has great keep away (hidden missiles essentially leaves Doom completely untouchable if used correctly, plasma beam has one of the greatest durability in the game, photon shot covers nearly the entire screen forcing characters like wolverine to block with no escape)
Doom has great mix-up and reset options (because of his movement Doom can do the same tri-jump ‘l’ that magneto has although much slower, as well as foot dive adc, etc.)
Now of course some of you are thinking, well wouldnt that make him a great anchor? This is only somewhat true. In my experience with the game, the greatest anchors are that of which can deal massive damage through the simplest and easiest of methods, also referred to as scrubby. Doom requires a fair amount of execution to use on an adequate level. For instance, I believe wesker to be one of the games best anchors (actually wesker is good in every position except maybe second) because his otg is useful, and in level three x factor he is extremely hard to run away from because his gun will lock you on the floor and his air throw is easily combo able (meaning both forward and backward will work for a full combo).
As Doom you are presented with only a few options when he can’t be aided by assists, rush down or try and use chip. Choosing rush down is usually better in this game but i believe Dooms rush down only becomes hard to block when his opponent is pinned down by assists. If you are as experienced with Doom as I, you would probably have noticed the same. you’ll notice your foot dives will just be pushed and most smarter players will run out your x factor and then the game is over. reverting to chip doesn’t work because Dooms hypers don’t deal enough chip damage and his specials are either easily escapable or also not enough chip.
Although your opponent isn’t suppose to get to Doom as the final character on your team, sometimes it will happen and it will probably happen because you are not utilizing your teams positioning to its maximum potential. You always want a simple yet effective character as your anchor and your harder to use characters as your point or second so they can truly shine.Some might argue that Dooms assists outweigh his use on point which is viable. However, if you true believe so you should gain your initial hit with him and then DHC him out and use your second character and take advantage of his assist.
tl;dr: I am the best Doom. You will see. Doom is the best on point (and arguably the best in the game). You want his assists, then just DHC him out.
The next thread I’ll write will be why to use each of Dooms assists and for what characters they best aid and how to use them.