As the title says. Rock is similar to Astaroth in terms of moves. But can someone give me the rundown what makes these two characters completely different Outside the Air/Ground Grabs.
Absolutely. Im a little surprised someone hasn't already beat me to this. The difference between Rock and Astaroth is that they lend themselves to different playstyles. Astaroth has good tools for spacing and ringout pressure. Rock is more geared toward close range mixups and ground pressure. I remember you comparing a few of their moves in another topic. I'll use that post to explain their differences.As the title says. Rock is similar to Astaroth in terms of moves. But can someone give me the rundown what makes these two characters completely different Outside the Air/Ground Grabs.
I'll give you that both their 6Ks and 1As have pretty much the same purpose. Asty's 6K TCs and he can delay his 1A into 1[A]A or 1[A]B, but both these moves are pretty much used for the same purpose for both characters. 6K is an anti-pressure tool up close that scores KND. 1A is a horizontal KND low that kills step at range. Both of their A+B_2A+Bs are generally used as long range step killers as well. (Astaroth's has better reach and is safer) I can understand why at a glance they seem pretty similar, but let's compare their differences.However fundamentally jonny you can see some similarities in quite a few moves they share. And Yes I'm talking about 6k and 1a. Now before I get flamed for mentioning those two moves, there's also A+B, 4A+B, and the similar bullrush (Rock is CR 3k, Astaroth is 66k). Although I'm not surprise the two are the same because Astaroth as a character in general was based off Rock so it reflects in gameplay.
Sure Rock can be more brutal up close but looking at the two. They ARE similar to a degree. Never said you can play Rock Like Astaroth and Vice-Versa, But it's easier to transfer between the two then let's say Talim and Setsuka.