Jago is the only character I have ever played for more than a week, and I’m looking to pick up a 2nd main. I’m hoping this will teach me things that will help me in all fighting games in the future.
My issue is choosing one, of course. I want a character that covers Jago’s bad matchups, but since he’s a Shoto, I’m not sure what they are. I don’t have any REALLY bad matchups. Maybe a few that are slightly skewed, but not anything crazy.
So, since I don’t know what my bad matchups are, I don’t know who to pick to counter them.
Should I stick to jago then? Pick another Shoto? Pick a zoner? Idk.
Some background that might help yall help me:
I’ve always used Jago because I never wanted to experience what it was like to have a “bad” matchup or a “good” matchup. I like focusing on mind games instead of tool set, so I always wanted to have an experience where all of my wins and losses were MY fault instead of the result of a bad/good matchup. I think this decision has helped me a lot but now I need to learn how to take advantage of setups and how to exploit weaknesses in my opponents. I need to know what it’s like to have a true weakness, and work around it, and also know what it’s like to have a true strength, and exploit it.
To be honest, even though this is my current line of thinking, I don’t even know if it IS the right decision. Maybe I shouldn’t pick a second character? Maybe shotos are the way to go? So maybe it’s better to ask the question more broadly:
" is there a lot to learn from picking up a second character? And if so, who in the cast would teach me the most?"