(The fact that you keep posting videos from that [terrible] 1990s Fox Spider-man cartoon kinda makes me want to make a Spider-man/Doctor Strange/Dormammu now.)
Well, I was initially going to make a Ryu (Hadouken)/Doctor Strange (Bolts of Balthakk)/Morrigan (Dark Harmonizer) team, even after I realized that Morrigan’s movement probably got indirectly nerfed into the ground; it faltered a lot more when I thought that Ryu’s Hado Kakusei bled him out (a lot more than supposedly still does). I then learned that Frank West apparently has a meter-building assist in his “Drinking” assist…
It seems like a decent excuse to try out another new character, not that I wasn’t going to not try out all of the 12 anyway, that can actually move about, especially since Ryu, even with Hado Kakusei, is still pretty “basic” (and he can actually dash properly now). So it seems like the first team I use with Doctor Strange will be Ryu (Hadouken)/Frank West (Drinking)/Doctor Strange (Bolts of Balthakk), even if it’s more of a Ryu team than anything to test out Hado Kakusei; it’s hardly serious, especially since I’m not sure how viable Hado Kakusei (or anything else Ryu got) when he’s not actively hitting someone
That said, while I have increasingly come to respect DevilJin 01’s opinions, I’m not sure I entirely agree that Strange is mediocre as anchor. Mix-up wise, yes, he of course benefits from assists, but to me, as long as he has at least one or more bars of meter (and with a meter assist and as anchor, why wouldn’t he), he seems like he’s going to the best anti-anchor anchor in the game.
I mean, Seven Rings of Ragadorr basically ensures that anyone, even Golden Armor XF3 Arthur, can’t win by chipping him out even without him using X-Factor and he can super cancel that from basically any and every special that he would be using to zone them; that it Seven Rings (in hand) also should counter Dark Phoenix’s derpy aspects is another testament to it. Similarly, given how Spell of Vishanti seems basically guaranteed to come out and we already have confirmed he can X-Factor Cancel & :rdp:+:h: to combo after it, they can’t exactly get too cocky when it comes to try rush him down either unless they have an invulnerable super that either stays invulnerable enough for the pillar to stop hitting or goes into a cinematic.
So, to my mind, unless they’re already ahead of you in life (in which case you’re probably screwed anyway), who cares if they’re across the screen from you, huddled into the corner so you can’t mix them after you screwed up with X-Factor (or were forced to into it)? You can still probably chip the hell out of them or at least set-up and it’s not like even teleporters get in for free if you have one bar.
“Hmm…it would seems he disappeared. Finally, I can go back to reading.”
So…yeah. I’m probably going to try him out as anchor just to see how it goes, especially since putting Ryu as anchor defeats the point of that team and Frank West is probably horrible as anchor (if he isn’t already leveled up). It’s not a “serious” team anyway–for that, I’ll likely default to Chris/Doctor Strange/Dormammu for a bit when it comes to Stephen; I’m not sure if there’s a “serious” team that Ryu & Doctor Strange can both exist on and actually benefit one another anyway.
Note that me meeting as failure with Doctor Strange as anchor frequently wouldn’t really prove “anything” in that regards (just like my willing would)–it would just mean that I suck (with him); it’s the same reason why I don’t want to run him in front (just yet).
(Speaking of that Spider-man/Doctor Strange/Dormammu team, if I screw around with that, I’d probably go Web Ball/Disks/Dark Hole–it’s kinda ironic that Dormammu is my second most used character after Chris in vanilla but I don’t think I’ve intentionally used the Dark Hole assist more than half a dozen times.)
Ugh. Having gotten ravaged by P. Gorath’s Wolverine backed by Mystic Ray assist before he moved to X-Box, I can vouch for this.
Yeah, it seems like it should be effective. Although, even with the argument I made for Strange as anchor, I’m pretty sure I won’t put him as anchor over Dormammu. Air X-Factor preventing Stalker Flare auto-win assist, X-Factor level 3 Dormammu is almost as bad as Dark Phoenix or Dark (vanilla) Wesker or Dark Gouki to me: he’s like a X-Factor 3 Chris you can’t escape chip-wise, while being more mobile than Arthur or Chris.