Hi fellow Asta players,
Hi this is Meechrox. I am a momentum-based Asta player, and I would like to share my list of top 5 under-appreciated moves. Hopefully, you're already using moves like bullrush/6A/6B/11BK/PT/etc a lot, so I will be talking other moves.
1) 1K. The local community has...
Thanks @Zig21 ! I'd like to add a few things!
1) You can always do CH 6B ~ 6632[K] ~ 22B so 22[K] is technically never out of range. 6632[K] however, can still miss if AB (2nd hit CH only) hits at max range.
2) Any time you hit chain B6B in a wall combo, you can follow up with PT. Timing is...
I actually would be in favor of nerfing RE K / LH RE B / LH RE K in exchange for a faster RE attack.
Clob, who I consider to be the most successful tournament SC6 Asta player in the USA, never REs because there is too much risk.
To give you an example how slow Asta's RE is, I played an Asta...
I really would rather they nerf RE B and RE K but make RE faster.
I know they said they enlarged PT's hitbox but I bet it still whiffs when the opponent is behind you.
Happy that we can combo off 4B+K regardless of 1P or 2P now lol.
Yes on better mids.
Although I still think his throw game is really good, and that's why people want to duck. 214A+G still ROs fairly well, just no more half life wall combos; both command throws will catch TJ opponents; both command throws give good wake-up options, including 1[ B ]
Asta's punish game has never been great, although it's definitely gotten worse over the generations as 66B keep getting slower/less damage/less advantage on hit. His throw/mid game is supposed to be strong to make up for weak punishing game, but of course I agree that Namco made that weaker as...
No I meant that right now you can't pursue someone backing away with 44A+G without showing a bit of a stuttering, something like 66~44A+G or 6624A+G. Would be nice if we don't need to do that stuttering.
I hope that 44A+G becomes 66A+G4 and 44A+G2 becomes 66A+G1 ...
First, let's fix the bugs:
1) 4B+K cannot connect with air throws on 2P side.
2) After 22[K] quake stun in close range, 6B will auto whiff.
3) PT has no hitbox behind him (but of course top tier Aswel's spinning blade has hitbox behind him)
4) Remove being able to glitch step Asta's CE after...
I feel like my main problem vs Sophie is her 22B.
Her 22B means 75% of the time when I RE successful I am losing life.
Because I can only RE rarely and it's not beneficial to keep her at a distance anymore (due to range nerfs on Asta's spacing tools), my gauge is often red.
Something I am...
6A has always a weak side for tracking.
Historically A is supposed to cover 6A's weak side but A series have also been nerfed to oblivion.
I also agree that losing guaranteed damage after CH 6A+B and CH3A sucks.
Defensively, I just want Asta's RE attack to happen faster so it's less...
One thing I would like to know that 11BK ~ BT B+K ~ 22B doesn't seem to be a true combo? If 22B can be escaped by teching 8 and 88B by 2. However, if they guess wrong, 22B does full damage hahahah. Although maybe this depends on how early/late BT B+K hits.
For balance, I read that Namco hired at least 2 Japanese pro Soul Calibur players for SC6 (Shining Decopon and a Maxi player, maybe Oosaka?) so it's possible that the characters are balanced based on Japanese playing styles.
I do wish they fixed some of the laggy stages.
wait bK is in range and fast enough after a GI ? If it is then yeah I would agree his post-GI game is decent.
Honestly I think the biggest buff SC6 Asta received is that JG is gone lol. I am very happy about that.
Wait, how is GI game solid? There really isn't a reason to re-GI Asta ...
I do prefer GI over RE vs Maxi and others that can have break attacks in their strings.
I agree that 22B still whiffs but the frequency is less than in SC5 for me.
I definitely would like to learn how to play his SC...
With the general decrease in range of spacing tools and no SC3 AB nor SC4 3[ B] , I feel I have more success closing in vs staying out. Closing in also allows Asta to use RE, which is his main way of getting meter quickly.
The broken, good, bad, ugly, and unknown...
Does FC 3K have a wider hitbox than 66K like in SC5 ?
The slow RE makes me worried. I was looking forward to RE a lot because Asta's armored throws seem so slow.
If you guard break someone with a move that has fast recovery (like 4B or 6A), can you still get CH 6[A+B] ?
-"4A is now 6A and 6A is 4A." ... this seems so stupid.
-"The new 4A (old 6A) has both A and B follow-ups but neither is NCC" ... if the B follow-up is safe then it might be still useable as an offensive string instead of CH tool.
-"(Command throw) Damage are a little bit nerfed, like old...