Just thought I’d add my two cents on the little guy known as Servbot. Basically, Servbot is the weakest character in the entire game…heck, probably in the entire fighting game industry. His basic attacks do less than 1% damage, his range is extremely poor, and he takes horrendous damage when he gets hit.
All the more reason you should take up the challenge and try playing a few games with him. You see, I see all of these disadvantages as mere hurdles that need to be overcome, and I try to look on the bright side of things with regards to the little guy:
- He’s extremely small.
- He’s very fast on his feet.
- His (Balanced-Type) Assist does a TON of chip damage.
- His punches and kicks are more or less the same, so not a lot of transition there with his basic moves.
- Crouching LK, LK, FK, XX into Tank Attack. (4-6 hits)
- Crouching LP, LP, FP, XX into Curry Breath. (4 hits)
- Crouching LK, LK, FK, XX into Servbot Assist (Run!) (4 hits)
- Servbot Assist (Hold!), Jumping LK, LP, FP, follow up with either of the above combos.
- Jumping LK, LP, FP, Tap forward twice quickly, Standing LP, FP,
LP, LK, LP, LK, Curry Breath.
- (in corner) Above combo, but end with FP, FK instead of Curry Breath (11 hits)
- (in corner) Above combo, but end with Curry Breath for a 13 hit combo.
These are the basic combos that Servbot have to fend with. They don’t really do much damage, but you can still keep your opponent on their toes with these. Basically, the objective of Servbot is to try to evade your opponent using his small size as an advantage, and whittle him little by little with the above combos and moves, until you build enough to unleash a Gamma-Type Lunch rush on him.
Speaking of which:
Trust me. This assist type is the best one out of the bunch, as it generates one of the deadliest chippers in the game when you fill up a Super Combo meter. Don’t bother with the other two…they’re not worth your time.
Now, with regards to this Super Combo, it can eat through your opponent’s guard pretty well, but it’s easily S.Jumped over. Here’s a little strategy I use to make them stay put so they can collect a big old bag of Chips Ahoy:
(During opponent’s guard)
LK, LK, Crouching FK, Tank Attack, XX into Lunch Rush.
The tank will virtually pin your opponent down so he/she will have no choice but to eat severe chip damage. With regards to the King Servbot special…don’t use it. PERIOD. Unless you’re kidding around, you do not want to transform Servbot into a gigantic target, which is basically what he becomes. Magneto and Storm will WAIL on him with punishment, and the poor guy can’t do anything as he is unable to block.
GOOD ASSIST CHARACTERS: (I recommend the ones in BOLD the most)
Iron Man (Anti-Air Assist)
Mega Man (Mega Buster)
Cable (Viper Beam)
Tron Bonne (Sonic Rings)
Omega Red (Carbonadium Coil toss)- Servbot is very handy at triangle jumps, so try to disorient your opponent so Omega Red can toss him sky high!
I’d recommend pairing up Tron every single time you pick Servbot. If you know how to cross up with him, you’d make your opponent eat those Rings for heavy damage, which more than makes up for his own puny damage output. A simple thing to try is to launch, do an Air Combo, call Tron as soon as you land and quickly get on the other side before your opponent gets up. If he does get hit from the Rings, it’s a matter of comboing into a launch, rinse, repeat, or setting it up for a Lunch Rush if it is blocked. Either way, your opponent can’t avoid getting damaged.
Iron Man is there because that AAA sets up ridiculous potential for timely Lunch Rushes, and covers Servbot for Air attacks rather nicely. Be aware that you can OTG with Jab, Fierce when your opponent hits the floor from this move, so you can set them up for a Launch (and that strategy with Tron I talked about earlier.)
Basically, to get the most out of Servbot:
- Make sure he has at least one Assist with a decent Projectile back-up move;
- Keep moving all over the place, so your opponent can’t track you down,
- Try to whittle down your opponent’s life with the Gamma-type Lunch Rush when he comes after Servbot.
- Try to use a few combos on your opponent if you manage to slide under his move, despite the fact that they don’t do much damage.
Well, that’s basically it from me.
If anybody has anything they’d like to contribute towards Servbot in terms of strategy, please, feel free to post them here. I’m looking forward to making Servbot a very competitive player, and, sad to say, he’s still far behind in that category.
See you guys… :karate:
EDIT: Whoops. Meant to say ‘Balanced’ Type Assist, not Projectile.