because taunts might actually be good for something. :amazed:
There’s a few characters who can make use of some funky exploits related to Taunts and Taunt Cancels.
**Unique Taunts: **
Sakura, Chun, Psylocke, Rogue
You might know that these four have taunts that can hit at close range. You might not know that they cause Fierce hit caliber stun numbers. Also, you can cancel into Supers for all sorts of fun and games.
Not super-useful, but Gief’s taunt actually looks and sounds like his Mech mode change super, so you can use it to bait out things if you can train the opponent to try to punish it.
WM is the extreme example of useful Taunt Cancels. His Taunt is the fastest in the game at 23 frames, but his normals have some of the worst recovery. For example, his s.HK hits relatively fast at 8 frames, but stays out for ~33 more frames. But, if you Taunt Cancel s.HK right as it hits/is blocked you can shave off up to 10 frames of recovery animation. His cr.MK, cr.HK, and s.HP can all be TC’ed for quicker recovery time as well.
It lets him play some interesting reset games bc when you TC s.HK you recover quick enough to pull off dash under relaunch. He also gets to pull of ground block pressure strings more effectively.
Psylocke deserves a mention here because she can Taunt cancel during her f+HK overhead which is unique because afaik she’s the only character who can TC a special normal, and the fact that she’s actually airborne before the TC because of how the HK animates (the hop).
BB Hood, Spiral, Zangief
Certain characters can benefit by TC’ing their multi-hit moves in order to save some recovery time. BB Hood can TC her s/cr.HP gun to leave her less vulnerable if it’s blocked.
Spiral can TC s.HP after 1 hit to create a ‘new’ normal that pokes from mid range and doesn’t push her back like the original HP does.
Zangief can TC s.HK at first hit in order to take advantage of the move’s quick start-up and at the same time prevent himself from being pushed back as far.
There’s some more interesting things to be found, so help me out.