it’s kind of funny that whenever people mention tiers in mvc2, they talk about the big 4 first (sent, storm, cable, mag, not in that order), then the second set of top tier characters right underneath them (like strider, cyclops, doom, SPIRAL, BH, etc).
but why is spiral still considered in that second group? i thought the last serious spiral player was duc, and that was years ago. guard cancelling nullifies the spiral/sent lockdown, but that doesn’t take away as much as people think IMO. i’m guessing the real reason people don’t play spiral anymore is that sentinels have become too good for her to get around and call swords. spiral/cyc or spiral/capcom could probably handle a flying sentinel, but then you’re basically left with only sent, storm, or cable for that middle spot to still have a good team. or has rushdown become so advanced that unless your trapping team is lockdown or close to it (aka strider/doom), you’re just gonna get rushed down, and spiral’s low vitality surely doesn’t help. or maybe it’s a combination of factors, i’m not sure.
so what is the reason people don’t play spiral anymore? if a character isn’t being played, then why is that character still considered high in the tier rankings?