I think everyone knows what I’m talking about. You do a shadow move and instinct cancel it before the last hit. It makes sense. The opponent can shadow counter and if they do, you get to punish them. If not, you get frame advantage.
Here is a question though. When has this ever worked? Does anyone even attempt the shadow counter if you have instinct? From my experience, no. It never happened. No one shadow counters. Why? Because everyone always instinct cancels before the last hit. If no one shadow counters though, why do people still instinct cancel it. It makes sense if the move is unsafe but people do it with moves that are plus on block. It makes sense if there is a mind game of will the opponent shadow counters or not, but that doesn’t exist.
I would like to know then why do people still instinct cancel before the last hit of a shadow move every single time.