Hello! This is a thread dedicated to the Kilgore matchup! I want to make a thread here for now so that way if anyone finds any tips and tricks to fight against him, we can collect all of our data here to help each other grow!
I’ll start. At the time of writing this and fighting a couple Kilgores, it seems that he has the advantage pretty easily. He can react to any button press from fullscreen with any of his hard punches and can play a nasty keep away game with B+HP. Luckily, none of his bullets deal chip damage so Aganos can slowly walk in while waiting for the guns to heat up completely, thus making the fight a bit easier. I’d recommend at this time to start putting up walls so that he can’t escape when his guns eventually cool down. It’s a great boon that he can’t teleport either as that would truly make this matchup hell. Also make sure to lab what can and can’t be punished/shadow countered/etc.
And now, as of writing this, I’ll give my rating to what I believe it to be:
Aganos (4) - Kilgore (6)
I think if the opponent is smart enough to conserve spin speed and meter, that he’ll be able to bait Aganos’ Shadow Ruin since you can’t react to the gunshots. This is what will be the key for Kilgore so it’s gonna be tough when they start using this strategy more effectively. If they can play like this constantly, than I’ll say the matchup then gets skewed towards AG (3) - KI (7)