What REALLY makes Akuma Broke?


#6

… you can’t stun him.


#7

Air fireball is good, no question. Red fireball traps are nice, and so are his juggles. But his defense isnt good, and he doesnt do damage outside of his juggles. Air fireballs do pitiful damage. I’ve seen more vids of Akuma players losing that winning.


#8

Wait, you can’t? :rofl:


#9

Yep, it’s true. If he gets dizzied, he’ll fall down and get the spinning stars or birds or whatever, but as soon as he gets up, he’ll automatically regain control rather than actually going into the standing dizzied state.


#10

If you dizzy him, you can still get a meaty attack for free right? So you can combo him sometimes, but there will be a lot of situations where you can’t get to him fast enough. If you dizzy him with a fireball from across the screen, for example.


#11

And, he wears fucking sandals… man those sandals must give him juggling properties…


#12

You can’t even meaty him after a stun, it has absolutely no possitive effect. The only effect it has is preventing you from juggling him (if you had him in a combo before he was stunned)


#13

yeah, sandals give that juggle+ one could think Ken with all that money could buy a pair of those


#14

Necro thread rises again.

Kind of cool seeing an old ass post from geadom though. Didn’t know he was that OG.


#15

Since when 7 years ago = OG? Pre-SF4, sure, but definitely not OG.


#16

Fine. No OG like James Chen, but more OG than 09ers or whatever you want to call them. Either way, been around a long time.


#17

Actually, i lurked since 2001 or something, opened an account (that i never used and forgot the pass), and opened a new one in 04 or something, lol. Im just more the reading type, and dont like to post that much.

On topic: Can Akuma also do the air tatsu unblockable that O.Ryu and O.Ken got, btw?


#18

Yes.


#19

wow, as if his other tools werent enough to make him broken he also gets unblockable air tatsu + juggable after hitting with it LOL


#20

Now you understand why he’s banned from competitive play, lol. Claw’s got nothing on Akuma.


#21

I feel he does have a small chance: the MAO-like dives should work in terms of messing up reversals, but Akuma has invulnerable tatsus which can help him against meaty ones, if they happen to come out. And there’s the mini-Dhalsim gameplay of Claw’s when he stays grounded. Still, if one bothers to master him there’s just no way to pressure him effectively.

Akuma has always been a retarded character. Introducing him was probably ST’s major flaw: it has cursed the SF franchise forever with this scrub-magnet.


#22

I meant that phrase as “Claw isn’t nearly as over-powering a character as Akuma.” Claw’s a pretty damn good character. Which means Akuma is beyond all hope when it comes to competitive balance.


#23

Akuma borrowed money from old school and never paid him back. On top of that, akuma stole old schools gf. Lolsaltlolz.


#24

Leave the past where it belongs!


#25

It’s funny, because some random guy recently was asking in casuals about akuma. We knew everything we had but wewere choosing him to show the guy for shits and giggles. And as we were playing we realized we were missing so much broken stuff that we were rediscovering as we were playing. there’s too many bullshit strategies with akuma that are just way too strong. if one fails you have like 4 ways to regain your footing and try again, and if it still doesn’t work you have like 5 other brpken strategies you can try.