IG has contacted you, they need your help balancing some characters. They have given you full control of what to take away and what to add on up to 3 characters from the roster. You can give a huge massive buff, but in return you need to give a huge massive nerf to balance it. Once you have given your nerf/buffs you must let the next person who posts on this thread decide if they want to change your balances, or change other characters. Could be serious, or could be for fun, you decide our fates. I’ll start.
Buff - She can now Vengeance counter both highs and lows with PPP and Vengeance counter ALL projectiles with KKK
Nerf - Her movement speed is reduced by 100% and she cannot dash
Buff - Her daggers now cause massive chip damage and always return to her on hit or block
Nerf - If she fails to pick up her dagger in 5 seconds, they disappear for the remainder of the game
Buff - She can mist for as long as you hold the button, she can move around the air.
Nerf - Using mist drains potential damage while holding the button. Also if she if counter broken during a combo, all potential damage she had is lost.
Side note. I posted this on the General Discussion thread as I wasn’t exactly sure where to make this, so if this does not belong here I apologise
I know this is a “for fun” game but thought I would objectively analyze some of the suggestions and how they would change the game.
This character would be pretty much unplayably bad, I think. Counter is okay, but it’s not THAT good (also, Kim basically has this counter, although it doesn’t start a combo, and it’s only okay as a defensive tool). Meanwhile, not letting her walk or dash means she must get around by jumping with no meaningful air mobility, so she would just get torn to shreds.
Hmmm… lol. Again, a pretty severe extreme. Either she is dominating characters or she is getting dominated. Might be fun in a mugen kind of way, though.
This is a much scarier version of current Mira, because it’s a strict buff (she doesn’t have to use the new mist, but she could if she wanted, and the nerf you suggest is basically just “yes, the continuous mist can’t be used for free, just like how regular mist works”). If she gets counter broken, I’d say 50-60% of the time she has lost the round even in the current version, so I don’t see that as a particularly game-changing nerf. You’ve basically suggested Mira be able to keep herself permanently invincible in addition to her regular toolset.
What’s the problem with this?
To be fair, Rash’s shadow boot has an absolutely mammoth hitbox. It’s easily the best shadow reversal in the game and it’s super difficult (maybe impossible for most characters without teleports) to bait from close-ish range if he has instinct cancel on deck. But yeah, not saying it needs to be changed. It’s just a good move in a game full of good moves.
Buff:Double reactor speed
Nerf:No mobility boost and pip canceling costs 2 bars.
Buff:He can reload his carbine in 180
Neef:His magazine is reduced in half.
Buff:Demonic Despair does 100% full damage and 2 frames faster.
Nerf:No more battery enders(enders do same damage) and meter gain is reduced by 75%
Aganos - so does this mean that Aganos can only be opened up with heavy buttons and throws? All other attacks are manifestly worthless? If not, how much armor are you proposing to give him? Just one chunk’s worth?
Hisako - wrath cancelling possession already drops you to about 35-40% wrath, which is functionally useless anyway. And because of how fast wrath regenerates now, there isn’t really much of a meaningful time difference between recharging wrath from 40% or 0% - it’s a difference of a few fractions of a second.
General bug fixes and changes
The screen no longer zooms out during a match when Aganos is selected. This is done to make him look more terrifying and towering over opponents. Tournament organizers have a toggle to switch to the old view but require Shago at level 50.
New Ender: Aganos launches himself in the air, out of sight and lands randomly on the left, middle or right side of the screen. The random element has been chosen due to the positive reception to Omen’s randomness of his fireballs. If you’re hit by this new Ender then you lose a full health bar.
Peacemaker can be consumed by Aganos like a Snickers bar. It restores his health at the cost of armor chunk (chunk comes out of his…)