I have played fighting games for many years, but I have only ever dabbled in team-based games. MvC3 really grabbed me, however, so I have been playing it more seriously.
There is a lot of discussion around on which are the
best' assists in the game, and which combinations arebest friends’, but little about what the gaps are in individual characters’ games that require assists to fill in. For example, I constantly read that Zero requires assists to be good, but I have never once seen WHY he needs assists or WHAT the gaps in his game are that he needs filled.
In some cases it is obvious enough that I have seen it myself. Tron’s Servbot attacks are pretty lame, so she really needs an assist to help her close in on zoning characters. Arthur covers almost every angle with his attacks, but needs someone to protect him from attacks over his head. Some character do not seem to need any assists (eg Morrigan’s biggest weakness is her low health, so no assist can cover this). There are then obviously good assists that pretty well anyone can use (eg Haggar’s lariat for GTFO), but these are a little different.
Could someone please help me to understand which characters require assists, and what the specific gaps they have that need to be filled?