um…drones give cable alot. :smokin:
You get extended guard strings, a psuedo anti-air, and the ability to do a lot more zoning with drones. Rocket punch for the most part is only extra damage after you already got a hit, with meter, you dont even need this extra damage.
If you start sent, what exactly do you suggest if sent gets hurt and needs to get out? Your only options are to DHC time flip and waste 2 supers (supers that cable is in need of) to still only maybe be safe, or else go for the random tag. Neither of these options really appeal to me, so I like to start cable. Cable has good meter build, good keep away, good DHC to sent, and is pretty safe against magneto with drones and capcom at his disposal, if you are good at blocking at least, and dont normal jump and get guard broken.
Also cable has c.lp start which stops magneto from using tricky jump openers. Combining this with blocking low gives you a more than 50/50 chance of being safe at match start. Only way you aren’t safe is if you do c.lp and he does c.lk.