I’m a “returning” 3rd Strike player here, mainly an Alex user specializing in Hyper Bomb (super art 1).
Most of the videos I see on youtube use Boomerang Raid a lot. Apart from being “decently comboable” and being quite easy to charge (longer than SGH but at least shorter than hyperbomb), I am having a hard time “mastering” Boomerang Raid Alex.
Based on my experience as an Alex user, his base damage is already strong enough and I don’t usually rush to do a super coz he isn;t exactly a combo machine like Akuma or Yun. And unlike say…Yun SA2 and Ken’s SA3, I feel uneasy comboing into Alex SA2 because I’ve experienced the last hit whiffing more than twice (I usually combo off a close s.forward), in a combo or as a retaliation super. Whereas if that were Hyperbomb, as long as the opportunity presents itself, it’s hyperhug time.
Maybe I’m not using Alex SA 2 correctly. Your thoughts on this?
PS: I’ve given up on SGH; can only land it consistently on stunned opponents…