Based on the few games I got to play yesterday and this morning so for I feel like throwing out the orb and leaving it out in neutral is a big no. I feel her neutral game gets gimped too much when she doesn’t have the reach that the orb gives her punch buttons.
That being said throwing out the orb gives her huge pressure benefits with recalling it back seeing as recalling it is +3 on block and +14 on hit so I feel like throwing out her orb is more for pressure and less and for playing footsies except for maybe against characters with slow walk speed.
I think I’ve seen Go1 throw out the orb and call it back as soon as possible I think he really values those plus frames and tries to anticipate when he feels like he’s going to turn the neutral into him going on the offense.
I don’t feel like I’ve said anything too ground breaking, just some observations, overall though I’m really excited for this character the way she goes from neutral and defensive play to offensive pressure is just so nice to look at it. Also I like 5Mk that button seems like its gonna be really good.