I want to know what the Yang community thinks about this as possible buff for Ultra. Would it make Yang too strong, is just right, or still not enough?
I think Yang is too reliant on meter. He has to spend two bars just to get his cl.mk. I think that if they decreased cl.ml’s start up to 3 frames, made it more unsafe, and give the first hit of one of his mantis slashes (EX or maybe hard punch because the second hit would be ultra punishable, so players would only use the (whatever version buffed) punch version when they have confirmed the hit) +4 to land the cl.mk or a st.lp.
I don’t think cl.mk being 3 frames would be broken because of its low range, and if you make it make -5 or -8 on block players won’t just go throwing out there. They could even make it -14 (I hope that it would be that punishable though) because players would be able to get a cl.mk off from a mantis, so they could get a cl.mk off a other frame trapping moves, rather than needing to use cl.mk as a frame trap.
Also, since one of the mantis slashes would be +4, players could link a st.lp into a full mantis slash or whatever ender they choose. Damage scaling would probably keep yang from reaching 300 damage, but it would still give players a little extra meter.
The main reason I think he needs this change is because no one uses his super. Most players don’t use their supers with their characters because they would rather use an fadc, but when they do have it, most players let it rep, but not Yang players. Yang players see a full meter as fadc cl.mk or ultra. The ultra part is understandable, but even ryu players use their super, and Yang has some really high damage set ups with his supers, so I find it odd that almost nobody ever uses it, and when they do, it’s normally just to pressure a weak opponent to death.
With this change players would be able to save 1-2 bars of meter to get their cl.mk and in some situations, their ultras. On average, Yang is pretty boring to watch. He just uses cr.mk xx lp MS until he gets two bars, and then it’s cr.mk xx lp MS Ultra or cl.mk into a set up. These changes would really speed up Yang’s game, and we might be able to see more super set ups in competitive play.