There was another Power Stone thread last year, but it died off into obscurity
A Tier: Ayame, Garuda, Wang Tang
B Tier: Gunrock, Falcon, Jack, Rouge
C Tier: Ryoma
This list didn’t have Valgas and Kraken, but the one Shadow Ace listed has them placed right I’d say.
I couldn’t find a tier list for 2, but I could list some cheap things per character (that matter anyway):
Wang-Tang - Pro wall combo that makes opponent lose a Power Stone, annoying Special Attack and Power Fusions
Ayame - The infamous Shuriken Power Fusion spam that allows you to collect Power stones freely (it combos into itself), her head stomp, her aerial swipe move that hits once and makes an opponent lose a Power Stone, her 100 Flower Power Fusion is extremely powerful if you know how to hit the ‘sweet spot’ (which isn’t hard), ANNNNND she’s fast
Julia - Nothing special about her in particular, but her pounce move is hard to avoid if you don’t know how to dodge, and she gets free Power Fusions by hitting an opponent with her special. Julia is the only Power Stone character with true unblockables as part of her moveset :looney:
Pete - His Power Fusions are very hard to avoid if the player knows how to keep on you at all times. Otherwise he’s just annoying
Accel - This guy…his ground wall attack is GDLK, as it is a projectile and makes an opponent lose a Power Stone if the last part of the attack hits. He has a very useful midscreen combo that hits OTG with the Action button and makes an opponent lose two Power Stones, and his Power Fusions are very powerful; the Motorbike fusion is good if the Accel player is surrounded, and the Bullet fusion is, like, one of the best moves ever. You can spam this move much like Ayane’s Shuriken Power Fusion and freely collect Power Stones. Unlike Ayame’s Power Fusion, [media=youtube]RCz3D69sAsk#t=1m20s"[/media]
Galuda - The only noteworthy thing about Galuda is his Power Fusion where he slams the opponent for like 50% at minumum, if you can land it. Otherwise he’s slow and you need to be able to catch items and dodge like crazy
Falcon - All around balanced character, has at least one answer to everything (except being jumped, every character is just about screwed there). The Missile Power Fusion hurts if the entire move connects
Rouge - Almost forgot about her, can’t do that lol. Her jumping attack has to be [media=youtube]yLJ9ebF9VPI"[/media]. On whiff, it covers ground faster than just about everything and can be used repeatedly. On hit, you can hit confirm into a combo. Power Fusions and aren’t anything too special, but her flamethrower special is great for zoning. You’ll primarily want to collect Power Stones just so the other guy doesn’t transform. Her jumping normal is THAT GOOD.
Anyone I didn’t list I can’t think of anything good for