I was wondering on who are the best characters when meterless.
It would seem an useless post, maybe…
but I think it can be useful on starting matches.
On round one, both opponents have no meter.
If character A has good meterless options, while character B needs to charge to start beastin’, wouldn’t be logical for character A to rushdown at the beginning and capitalize before B gets meter?
I need help from more experienced players/posters of course
Alex - average, I’d say
Akuma - very good. He already doesn’t have EXes, so his game is not really changed. He still has tons of options, and can deal good amounts of damage without meter.
Chun Li - below average. Her normals are still very annoying, but without SAII ready she’s not too scary. She can’t even use the annoying EX SBK
Dudley - I don’t know. Average, maybe.
Elena - ditto
Hugo - can be suprisingly good. Facing meterless opponents keeps less pressure on him, and he doesn’t rely on EXes
Ibuki - ehr— average?
Ken - average. Less hazardous in air without the EX tatsumaki.
Makoto - don’t know. Her letting her get a karakusa at this point doesn’t lead to big damage. But she’s still confusing.
Necro - don’t know
Oro - ditto
Q - well, he suffers less than most of the cast fore not having meter… use that time to deal damage OR to get the taunts in before it’s too late?
Remy - :(. His EXes are too useful.
Ryu - average?
Sean - he sucks anyway
Twelve - don’t know, he’s too weird in playstyle… EXes can be useful, but even then he won’t be going for a big combo
Urien - urgh. I hate being meterless.
Yang - quite good. Jab slashes are very annoying to deal with.
Yun - good. I think he’s a bit below Yang when meterless, but I may be wrong.
oh and please don’t flame me if said something stupid, I don’t have much experience with some characters and anyway I’m here to learn.