How much of a beating will my pad take from Magneto?

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#1

So I wanna pick up Maggy because my main team is getting quite stale, but I really don’t want to have to give my controller a beat down just to play.

I play on pad, and currently use Noel Brown’s team (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker). The advantage is all 3 of them are very simple characters and don’t really require crazy movement or button inputs. I’m wondering, just how much complex movement and button mashing does Magneto require? It’s a bit of an odd question, but I feel my movement’s a bit sloppier because I’m on pad, and if I feel I’ll drop a lot of things with him I’d rather not bother.


#2

The only time you should be mashing with Magneto is during Magnetic Tempest or Gravity Squeeze.

If you mash in any of Magnetos combos, you run a high risk of dropping the combo. Most of Magnetos combos are time and precision based so you really shouldnt be mashing.

Theres a lot of Mag pad players here so you should be fine.


#3

i’ve seen pad magnetos that moved so well i couldnt believe they were on a pad

he is a full time job though. you dont half-ass magneto.


#4

If it helps Fanatiq is regarded as one of the best Magneto’s and he plays on pad.

Also I used to play that same team, I’m really glad I moved on and decided to pick up magneto. He’s definitely worth it, and you can always play Wolvie on the side :slight_smile:


#5

It’s not the pad that will take a beating. It’s your left thumb :). Enjoy that callus. There is nothing you can’t do with Magneto on pad, and plinking tridashes and dashes is easier on pad due to macros.


#6

PS2 DualShock 2 can take a good beating. You should make the switch if you don’t use a DualShock 2, as it has the best D-pad for fighting games. You play on Xbox? Here’s a popular converter that many players (including myself. I know WolfKrone used it when he played on pad) for the Xbox.

http://etokki.com/Xtokki360

Mag is pretty easy on pad, you just need to practice and don’t worry about learning everything the first day.


#7

I feel like my d-pad takes alot of damage from playing Magneto as opposed to if I played Nova or some shit like that.


#8

One button dash