I’m comfortable with playing any team, though I would like to play MSP more and less of Mag/IM/Psy. Anyway, for the past six years, trap teams for me are the really annoying ones. This is probably because I don’t really use the point characters that are essential to their teams.
Blackheart trap teams are the biggest problem for me, usually with Dr. Doom or CapCom. There is very little room for me to get in with the clusterfuck of demons while I’m constantly in block stun by their assist. This probably has to do with my inability to deal with Dr. Doom’s AAA. If I hit Dr. Doom; I still get pelted by rocks. If my assist hits him, then those rocks are still coming at me anyway. I think BH’s infinite has to do with sj. rh demons and some air dashing, so if I mash out of this, would I just end up helping him reset his infinite and eating more demons anyway? CapCom is also…complete vertical coverage, and I’ve always hated going against CapCom’s AAA on any team.
Spiral teams… While I actually never get stuck in Spiral’s knife trap on the ground, I’m usually getting pinned down because of those rings of knives that slowly cover the whole screen. After this, she’ll just teleport, super jump, or whatever and summon more knives. In the past, if I ever managed to get her into block stun with a projectile assist, Sentinel’s drones would still make their way over to me. I can air dash over these, but it seems like I have very limited time to establish an angle of attack before I eat an AAA.
Clockw0rk and variations aren’t as bad for me. I guess I just have to gtfo of there if Strider has Ouroboros. What gets me is again, trading hits with that Dr. Doom AAA.
So it seems like specifically my biggest weakness is Dr. Doom’s AAA. Is there a way to actually nail him without trading hits with those darn rocks? Using a projectile assist seems to take away from my vertical control (those rocks come anyway).
As you probably already guessed, I prefer to rushdown. I’ve had much more success using Sentinel zoning teams such as Santhrax, but I wouldn’t mind also further developing my strategy with those teams too.