I got super excited about the Hugo buffs and came here in hopes of discussing them only to find people crying about the EX BB nerf as if it’s the end of Hugo. Never change, SRK forums.
The clap buff combined with the super buff is probably my favorite and makes Hugo alot stronger in fireball character matchups imo. Claps are great for nullifying fireballs while building meter at the same time, which will eventually lead to super. I like sitting on super in the neutral game now, the threat of 400 damage (or more in the corner) the moment they dare shooting a fireball really makes the approach easier. The new st. lp allows very tight throw setups, if they try sticking out any normal after blocking you’ll beat them clean. SPD buff is also fantastic, two small fuckups from an average stamina character and literally half their healthbar is gone (I’m talking about stuff only SPDs can punish obviously).
But of course Hugo is completely worthless now because you can’t guess with EX BB anymore without getting punished hard and reading with it is riskier. Come on guys