What buffs or nerfs (if any) do you guys think she should get? I’m thinking that there’s a decent chance for another balance patch before the next CPT because season 2 has not been warmly received unless you main Laura or Rog.
My wishlist is this:
Reverse the nerf to the cr.HP. Make it +1 on block at max range again. The move has to be precisely spaced to be plus so I don’t understand why they nerfed it.
Reverse some of the nerfs to the Clap/Passion Press/Rope Throw. I’m fine with the mid-screen wall bounce being removed but they over-nerfed this move to the extreme. Give it back the range it had, make it come out at 6 frames again, and make getting a wall bounce in the corner more lenient. Right now if you’re a tiny bit out of that corner and you throw someone into it doesn’t count. I’m fine with it being massively negative on block. I personally think they whacked this move hard because of the option select people found with it.
Buff her sweep to 10 frame startup and slightly better recovery on whiff/block. I don’t know why Capcom is terrified of this move being good. It sucks that you can’t punish every sweep in the game like every other character. And because it’s so horribly unsafe on block there’s no reason to use unless you use it to beat Guile’s V-Skill, Laura’s charged fireball, or Gief’s charged HP. Or obviously you have V-Trigger ready. If they’re so terrified of it being good and she gets Oki from that then add more recovery on hit so she can’t go in.
Buff MK. There’s varying ways to make this move better so she can actually play footsies with top tier.
Solution 1: give it faster startup like 7 frames.
Solution 2: give it more range, something like Beta 2 range.
Solution 3: make it 0 on block instead of -3.
MK right now, and for most of the character’s existence, is a pretty garbage move. It’s a decent poke but it straight up loses to god pokes from characters like Necalli or Karin or Chun.
Faster recovery on the V-Skill. The idiots at Capcom thought that by giving you armor at frame 5 and make the buff carry over would make it useful which is horribly wrong. The problem with the V-Skill, and this has always been the problem with this move, is the recovery it has. You just cannot use it against in a vast majority of matchups. Almost every single character can punish it in some way. And you definitely can’t use it to absorb a fireball because the fireball zoners can still punish it. If you try to V-Skill a Hadou, Ryu can just dash in once and HK tatsu you. If you try to V-Skill a Boom, Guile can just dash in and jump Heavy you and even if you block that he can still pressure you.
Before anyone cries foul that buffing the V-Skill would make her stupid good against zoners you have to consider the change to white health regen in season 2.
Take away the buff to throws, give it faster recovery and/or the Mic comes out faster and has a bigger arc, and double the amount of pips of V-meter it builds.
*Edit: reverse the nerf to Mika’s EX Peach. Give her back the Oki she had in season 1.
Make super a legit reversal. I doubt they will ever do this but it would be nice. By extension, Laura and Vega should also be able to reversal with Super.
Reverse cr.HP nerf.
Reverse some of the nerfs to Clap/Passion Press/Rope Throw.
Buff her sweep.
Buff the V-Skill.
Reverse the EX Peach nerf.
Maybe buff Super so it’s a legit reversal.