Ok, so here’s the bug I was mentioning earlier, with MP bats. It’s been talked about before, I’ve reported it in the bugs section, but the way I see it, if it hasn’t been removed up till now, it may not be for quite a while, or never at all.
It’s not broken or OP, it’s not game breaking, it’s simply a strong offensive oki and combo tool. With the recent nerfs to health gain and Mist, I think Mira needs all the tools she can get, so I see nothing wrong with using this while it’s available. I’d actually love to see this become a thing, instead of a bug, since it’d mean giving us a reason to actually use MP bats.
Video of the bug itself:
With shadow bats, it gives us similar possibilities as the instinct activation setup I posted some time ago. Basically, after shadow bats we can link one of the 3 strengths of trephine into MP bats into any strength manual or even manual another any strength trephine.
Video of basic combo application with shadow bats:
After throw, we get a free reaping with MP bats coming behind, so in case it’s blocked, we only need to hold back for an instant and block any button our opponent may press, and we have a free punish with MP bats as opener, or if the opponent is aware and respects the bats, we basically get a reaping that’s backed up by free pressure from the bats. On hit, we actually get the same combo opportunities as with the setup above.
Another setup (2nd video) is mist (slightly easier to time, but not at all worth the life loss) or with a double dash forward, that give us a s.HP meaty into MP bats into any strength manual, or with airdash which also gives us an awesome crossup j.HK meaty into MP bats into any strength manual (both meaties tested against jumping and s.HP spam and they’re true meaties).
Videos of basic oki setups and combo possibilities with throw: