Completely agree. There are still whiffing issues NOT mentioned here, like 22B, 6B, and 22AA. I'm really hoping the damage buff from 22B and the A-grabs are substantial, otherwise Astaroth is still garbage.
you could always combo from 4B+K, you just had to use 66B instead of air throw (which does more damage and leaves you in a better position than the throw actually),
The only reason not getting the air throw sucked is that you couldn't back ring out with it. but you would always get a combo no matter what.
Who needs a faster RE? RE A is beast now. If it comes out faster, it would be OP. You’d have no reason to do anything else, since the cost-benefit ratio for Asta using it is already huge. His REs hit way harder and all have substantial advantage. Even if he gets punished for using it or loses the gamble, some of the pressure he was under gets relieved.
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 mirror once where the other Asta bounced one of my attacks with his RE and I was able to interrupt his RE attack with my command throw.