I didnt find a thread for him, so this can stand as one. Depends on how much feed back I get. The reason I have posted this was to ask for your opinions and share some info with you on some of the things I use with Slayer. Anyways… on with it. I have been playing Slayer for a while now, at the expense of all my other characters, trying to master him. I think I have everything down, I just need more tourny play before I can say I am consistant enough to have mastered him. So dont by any means consider me an authority. I am just a player sharing some insight.
Question, have any of you (masaka, BoF, Tragic, etc…) ever seen this combo used consistantly in-game.
- (corner only, or close to it is fine) Vampire Combo?
The part in bold, the timing is extreamly critical and varies on different characters. This version is virtualy impossible on Jonny.
If you are trying this and cant get the timing, the end may be replaced with. [J.S>J.HS>J.D>214+K] at the end, when you land, air throw when they recover.
…explanation of how it works in case you dont understand the way I wrote it there… Its the ultimate rest and his bread and butter ground string combined but at the expense of only one rc. You can make it fancier by wasting more meter, but its pointless after the scaling. This alone does well over half life. When you roman cancle the moch punch and do hard slash, instead of dandy stepping as usual, you instant air dash (very low). Then you proceed to do hard slash, air dust, 214+k, which takes them off the ground and stuns them in the air long enough for you to land and hit them again. More hits than this are possible before the 214+k, but because of scaling, less, but harder hits as opposed to more light hits is more damaging. When you land, do standing slash and go into ultimate rest from there. Second version works the same way, except instead of ultimate rest after the standing slash, you go into the variation.
- Show stopper
Not sure wheather to call this a combo, or just a trick that looks awsome. Its humiliating to be hit with this. Takes the life right out of whoever you are playing, especially when they have never seen it before. Unlike the other combos I am pretty certain I am the only one who does this. this works from bite inf when they have no burst (obviously).
[bite inf to corner>HS>63214+HS>F+taunt(untill he claps the first time)>C.K>236+K~RC>HS]
from here I usually do one of 4 things.
[>214+P~P] Dandy Step to Pile Bunker, short and simple.
[>IAD~S>HS>J.D~(land)>63214+HS>inf] only person I know of that can escape this is potemkin, and he would have to see it coming. Even if he did, the timing is extreamly tight.
[>IAD~S>HS>J.D~(land)>S>S>S>S>236+K~RC>HS>214+P~P] use this if you have enough level. I recomend doing a crouching kick after the pile bunker knocks them down to get them to recover instead of being grounded. It gives them no time to think and you can still play the same wake up games. Against people like Sol, Potemkin, and other Slayers this is very important because they can punish your rush down as they rise from being grounded.
[>214+K~K>S*>ultimate rest] (*only need to do this for heavy characters. Most of the time you can just jump to them and do the rest) this is not quite as simple and just dandy stepping and pile bunker, but its more damaging and still only takes half meter.
Of course after you do any of this, they are ganna look at you stupid and go “wtf… :eek: did he just combo a taunt on me!?” Then I just cackle evily. :evil:
I use these often in matches, but I never see people use this or things similar. I tend to be very proficient with IAD’s from playing with Jam, so I use them alot when I am comboing with Slayer. And its become a distinguishable difference in my style of play then from everyone locally. The people I usually play against(friends and such) have even coined the full version of that first one I posted as vampire combo, but I am not naive enough to believe I am the first to do this… If even the first to use it regularly in matches. But still, I never see anyone use this.
On the Vampire combo… Is there something wrong with this string that I am missing or something? I cant find any real flaw in using it. Its only 1 rc, its well over half life. Its intimidating/discouraging as hell to get hit with and likewise, the match is pretty much over once you do anyway. Give me some feed back. I would like to know what you guys think even if you just flame me for daring to think I created something original in my lack of exposure. But Seriously…