After countless battles against phoenix and against dark phoenix, I may have some advice to those who get extremely frustrated against this “broken” character.
Always keep in mind that her health is below half (Both Phoenix and Dark Phoenix) of the average character so simply one combo can kill her or bring her near death. A frantic DARK PHOENIX will attempt to spam her attacks as small little flames would add to the pressure. True this is a pain and to add insult to injury, she has a teleport that will put herself right next to you. X-Factor will allow her to deal an enourmous amount of damage and heal herself as well in the process. In addition to the X-Factor, she has the healing shield.
Now as I weigh in on this, fighting Phoenix rather than Dark Phoenix is a better option.
A large portion of Dark Phoenix users will usually build 5 meters and keep Phoenix as their anchor. The biggest flaw in Dark Phoenix is that Phoenix has to DIE to become Dark Phoenix. I oppose to NOT killing Phoenix if she has 5 bars and is the last character. An X-Factored Dark Phoenix is a HUGE Problem. Easiest way to defeat Dark Phoenix? Let Phoenix live and wait out the time.
Phoenix does not have nearly the amount of rush down pressure as compared to her counter part. Once the time rounds low, Pheonix has no other option but to start using her bars thus allowing you to finish off the game with ease.
This is how i’ve been dealing with Dark Phoenix. If Phoenix happens to be in the fight early, kill her off as soon as possible. If she has 5 bars, snap her out of the fight. Always be aware of how much damage you can do to her with your point character. On average, a lot of hyper attacks can kill her off as an assist. As regular Phoenix, she has a lot of holes in her rushdown and shouldnt be hard to push block her away. Especially if all she is doing is shooting projectiles.
Her Light TK Shot does not go full screen, Medium TK goes full screen at fast pace, Hard TK shot tracks but goes away after a short period. Hard TK shot will not go full screen.
Simply saying, easiest way to defeat Phoenix, let her live and let the clock run out.
Questions? Comments? And yes I do know you can set to infinite time but thats no fun. Who plays like that anyway?