Season 2 Astaroth : status so far

Ryaxs

[03] Disciple
With S2 finally here I feel like switching mains from Kilik to Astaroth.

How much good did the S2 changes do for Astaroth? I'm excited to have acces to a+g4 again (I still have the muscle memory to do 2B+K from older games) and trying to add this move to some combos is fun and make him feel like such a badass :P

Do you feel like he'll still be perceived as bottom of the barrel's bottom tier or will the overall changes to the game be enough to push him up a few notches?
 

Angrel-San

[10] Knight
With S2 finally here I feel like switching mains from Kilik to Astaroth.

How much good did the S2 changes do for Astaroth? I'm excited to have acces to a+g4 again (I still have the muscle memory to do 2B+K from older games) and trying to add this move to some combos is fun and make him feel like such a badass :P

Do you feel like he'll still be perceived as bottom of the barrel's bottom tier or will the overall changes to the game be enough to push him up a few notches?
I think that right now, Astaroth is Top Tier and this is his best version ever. Even better than SC3 were he was Top 3 and Top Tier.
 

Paramisery

[01] Neophyte
What makes you say he's top? I'm losing way more than I did in s1 and really struggling with whether or not I should learn a new character.