I spent a while playing DJ at CTF this weekend. Got a few wins vs some well-known players. Some things I took away from my session.
It feels like everything combos now. Some of the more useful new ones I noticed: Max range cr.lk -> lk sobat. I think even s.lk combos into it but I’ll have to check next time I go to be sure. It makes it much easier to score a knockdown during footsies. Also I still get away with using lk sobat to go over low attacks. Its probably not as effective but all my fights against Evil Ryu I didn’t have much trouble shutting down his great cr.mk with it.
Standing MK: I didn’t find much use for thie new s.mk combo because the spacing is strict. Many times I’d go for it and be to far and get the last hit of it or be too close and combo into close s.mk. The times where I did land it didn’t feel like they were worth it unless you have the meter to EX Focus Cancel into another combo because ex.mgu upper into whatever gives you more damage plus a kockdown.
Pokes: His slide is 3x better. It goes a shorter distance and feels much safer on block. His s.rh still recovers too slow to poke with. DJ’s not known for his great pokes but the new cr.lk->lk rolling sobat helps compensate.
EX Rolling Sobat: It feels like the projectile invincibility were improved on this. If you use this too go through fireballs in Super then you’re probably familiar with reacting too early and getting hit. I didn’t have that issue anymore. Maybe I just got lucky but it feels like I can really just let it go without having to wait for the projectile to get close to me.
Dash U2: What most people where excited about. I still can’t do it. I can do every other charge characters ultras in the game with a dash with no problem but still no dice on DJ’s. Don’t let my failure discourage you though. If Akimo can do it anyone can. He’s only human.
Disclaimer: No I didn’t post every new combo because honestly there feel like there are too many new variations to type out. Also there’s alot of adding and editing to do. I only played somwhere between 8-12 games with him. Competition is fierce at CTF right now. (I love it)
If you’ve played with DJ in AE feel free to add to the discussion or call bullshit on what I posted.