There now is a iGDR and a HiGDR
iGDR now has an easier input but doesnt launch the opponent high enough for combo extensions(but the initial launcher launches just fine) and does 27+9 damage or 36 at range. In training mode you might see the input come out as 214[4}B
hiGDR has flames erupting from the ground, launches opponent high in combos to use as an extender, does 30+10 damage or 40 at range and shows up as the proper 214:B input. He also screams bloody murder.
would Cervy really be too strong if his 3B launched all ranges? he would then have a consistent whiff punish meaning doesn't have to spend it on CE and thus have more access to SC which I feel he needs to compare to the strongest characters in the cast
So I think a lot of people tend to harp on a lot of his weaknesses, but aren't really understanding strengths or aren't really seeing them. The thing about this version of Cervantes, is that he can really play at any range extremely well. 6B, iGDRs, or 66A+B, or pressure hard with 33B 66B, and close-range pop-offs with 4A stuns into huge damage combos, or just being a bully with bK, B+K, 22K.
And even on defense he can reverse fortunes with WS A (guaranteed 4KK), and his auto-GIs, and put himself back on offense without too much difficulty, compared to some other characters. He really has tools and answers for a lot of things. And we haven't even talked out deceptive Dread Charges transitions in many of his strings now, or his new Dread Storm follow-ups (more work needs to be done on these).
I think too many people look at trying to setup or combo hard with his basic stuff, but aren't really looking at what his kit does for him. True, he's not that safe, but the sheer number of options that he can play with and at any distance gives him a lot versatility. And he's still got a lot of damage to back that up. He's definitely one of the stronger characters in the game, right now.
I'm taking up a pocket Cervy because doing iGDRs feels too good. Hoping you lads could help me.
I'm struggling a bit in the neutral game. With my other characters - Maxi and Siegfried - I can do a move with block advantage to bait a counter hit and stuff, but I'm a bit of a loss with what to do with Cervy and I find myself 1aB B-ing a tad too much. Do you fellas have any links to Cervy's frame data?