Spooky’s stream for Winterbrawl 5 was awesome. Here’s what I learned from watching the first major for MVC3:
Tron’s Gustaf Flame assist is amazing. It’s mostly invulnerable, shuts down projectiles also, and dominates the close game. It also causes very little block stun which makes tick throws easier.
Haggar’s Lariat assist beats Tron’s Gustaf Flame. Even though Haggar seems weaker overall (though both struggle from the same problems on getting in alone), this may give him a great niche for some teams.
Dr. Doom’s Hidden Missiles assist is one of the best in the game. Great for zoning or approaching, and it constantly messes up your opponent’s combos.
Amaterasu gives Sentinel hell. Great counter character. She’s too small to get hit by :h: lasers and she can Cold Star to keep him back. She can run away if he gets too close, and she has great high/low mixups on him.
Dormammu’s giant rolling fireball super is awesome for chipping characters as they tag in. Since they get caught in the air, they can’t X-Factor to negate the chip damage. I saw Noel Brown’s Dorm use the super, XFCancel and use it again to massively chip someone’s last character (and kill them) before they could pop X-Factor.
Snapback is huge. I saw a few players snapping out the other guy’s point characters to bring in the assists that were giving them hell, like Dr. Doom. It also seems super important against Phoenix teams. At the very worst, you can make them spend meter (2 bars to your 1) to get her out safely, which delays Dark Phoenix that much longer.
What’d you learn?