So I want to discuss what happens when you successfully break while being juggled or held in the air. Obviously a breaker on the ground leads to essentially a reset to neutral with both characters at close to even frame advantage, but after an air breaker things get wonky. Now I know some of what happens is to ensure you can’t combo after the break, but it still leaves you in crappy position. I will outline a couple situations below.
-you get put into a juggle, let’s say from sadira, and she jumps up and his you with her target combo. You choose to break, are successful, and the result is sadira is thrown all the way across the screen as far as possible. She is also put into a soft knockdown that puts you at over +30 frame advantage (this becomes more important later). Now in some match ups this won’t matter really, but in others it is very big. For example this is great for gargos (I use him a lot so I will have examples from what I know) because he typically enjoys having sadira far away.
-same situation now but instead of breaking while sadira is in the air you wait for her to do f.hk on the ground to launch you back up. You break it and now you get put the same distance apart if you had both been on the ground only she still gets put into a soft knockdown that puts her at over -30. Keep in mind this is assuming the sadira quick rises. So now the person breaking gets enough time to dash or walk up and put her in a mix-up
-tj lands his command grab. He can either press a normal, use vortex, use tremor, or any combination of the two. No matter what he does if the opponent breaks he is put into that dreaded soft knockdown and must defend against a mix-up. (If you break tremor super early it knocks him full screen)
-gargos land his command grab and goes for a followup punch, because he is holding the opponent in the air if it’s broken he gets put into the soft knockdown
-wulf lands the running uppercut and goes for the sweep to get a hard knockdown, he is broken and instead put into essentially a knockdown setup himself. Quite the change in momentum
Now breaking in these situations are typically more difficult, but the reward seems a bit excessive to me. I wonder if they could somehow make it so the character who broke the combo goes into a flip out state, something to burn up some time before they recover. Even if they are still positive after the break it would be fine as long as its not high enough for them to be able to dash in and start their offense without risk. I also wish they didn’t separate by a full screen length, even though it looks cool on screen