Ok, tired of those bastard magnetos always catching you at the startup?
Theres really only one thing that works, still, it is hard, but it guarentees ur ass as good as saved.
usually, mag will c.lk, s.lp s.mp, or j.lk and assist u mk hp or whatever. you think its a guessing game but its simple.
just jump and block RIGHT AWAY. its hard, but you’ll get used to it. you jump and block and it should be everything. now if they KNOW ur gonna do that, and they switch glitch the dash, be ready for it. dont worry where their assist will appear, just keep ur eyes focused on mag. just jump, block right away, and assist him and you should be fine for then.
vs really good players it just really is hard to get away from mag at startup
with sentinel, i recommend switch glitching into dash back. keep holding forward and walk up to mag in the beginning, hold back+dash right before it says “engage” btw switch glitch means you switch the character at the vs screen, then hold down a button or whatever u want to do to make it come out at the earliest time possible. note that this works with sentinel only, im not sure about other characters but it only works with sentinel out of the 4 gods. mag, storm, and cable get hit from what i know.