WARNING, POSSIBLE TOO-LONG-DID-NOT-READ.
Hello, sorry for being quite noobish, I haven’t had the need to seek help until now. My current team in MvC3 is X-23 with Crescent Scythe assist, Doctor Doom with Hidden Missiles, and Sentinel with the drones (alpha assist). I know I’ll be asking a lot, so please bear with me. For an idea of my “skill” I’m currently, as of this writing, a 6th Lord with 66/67% win/loss ratio, about 155 wins and 70 losses (don’t exactly remember).
Question 1: Is my team “good”? Does my team go well together?
I have a feeling that my team doesn’t really go well together, I picked them because, well, I’m “good” with them and know some good combos and went through all of their missions, however, sometimes I feel like my character’s assists don’t really go well together; I’ll either use them to stop combos and supers (hidden missiles) or use them to start/cross-up into a combo (drones). I thought about using the beam assist with Doom because of it’s difficulty to block when you teleport to the opposite side, which X-23 cannot do, all she can do is medium/heavy Talon Attack.
I feel like X-23 is my Strider/Phoenix because she has like 800k health and I really hate seeing her go down so easily when it takes me 30+ hits to do at least 500k damage to another character; are my combos not well optimized for damage or do I need to keep practicing? Should I switch her out with someone similar, say, Wolverine, who has more health and damage?
Question 2: How can I optimize/buff X-23’s combos and attacks?
Here is my problem, I go into training and pull off sweet combos, then go into online and just forget about all of it and just do basic light-medium-heavy into your basic air combo, OTG with ankle slice into Rage Trigger for X-23 when I know I can do a 600k damage combo, and DHC it into Doom’s Sphere of Flame for 700+ damage. My current tactics for running away and getting around the stage involves me using medium or heavy Talon Attack into down Heavy for a possible overhead, is there a better way to travel? Also, what are some great cross-up techniques for X-23?
My few combos (sorry I don’t know the basic notation too well):
L, M, H, Mirage Feint H, air M, air M, air H, down H xx Talon Attack L, land (repeat once more), L, M, H, S, sj.M, air M, down H xx Talon Attack L, OTG Ankle Slice xx Rage Trigger.
Fully charged Neck Slice, L, M, H, Mirage Feint H, air M, air M, air H, land, j.M, air M, air H, air S, land, j.M, air, M, air M, air S xx Talon Attack L, land, L, M, H xx Rage Trigger.
So that should show you what I can do with X-23, should I learn better combos or should I trade her for someone else?
Question 3: How can I optimize/buff this Doctor Doom combo?
j.Foot Dive xx air dash down-forward, cr.L, cr.M, cr.H, Hard Kick, sj.M, Flight, air M, air M xx air dash forward (repeat about 2-4 times), air S, land, OTG H, S, sj.M, air M xx Photon Array.
Another way I would do it at the end, instead of the launcher to medium-medium, I would do OTG standing heavy, to molecular shield, cancel into Sphere of Flame if I’m in the corner.
(In corner) j.Foot Dive xx air dash down-forward, cr.L, cr.M, cr.H, S, sj.M, air M xx air dash forward, air M, air S, land OTG H, S, sj.M, air M xx air dash forward, air M xx Photon Array.
What are some other Doctor Doom BnB’s I could do?
Thank you in advance, sorry for the very long read, I just needed help in trying to reach 5th Lord!