Ok so hopefully my goal with this is for people will fill this thread with ways to beat Elena (obviously) which will hopefully make Elena players think instead of spamming Mallet Smash.
So let’s begin.
LP/MP/HP Mallet Smash: Fast moves that hit pretty high ( eg.Sakura’s cr.hp 4f, cl.St.Hk 6f, st. lp 3f), Neutral Jump. STOP SPAMMING THIS o.o
EX Mallet Smash: Fast moves (eg.Sakura’s cr.hp 4f, st. lp 3f) Use this more often it has less weaknesses.
cr.mpx2: Launcher, diagonal jump forward after first cr.mp is blocked. - mix up with st.lk as it’s a true blockstring
Spin scythe: Launcher, EX Reversals, backdash after first hit is blocked. - don’t use this unless you’re doing some stylish combos.
scratch wheel/lynx tail: Use where it seems most appropriate. Very hard to punish when used properly.
HK lynx tail: EX DP, Launcher.- Still a good move if used at max range.
I’ll add more later.