Cold shoulder is unsafe, but the spacing makes it hard to punish. OK
But I can’t stand to look at it as Jago’s Windkick pre 3.7
Jago windkick was nerfed not because it was too powerful by itself, it was nerfed because allowed Jago to get close from long range AND mantain his turn(somehow), being a character who shines in close range
Glacius prefers to be at long range, so getting close is a choice he makes for X reason(dealing more damage up close, preassure, avoid the other character zoning, whatever), but unlike Jago, Glacius loses the chance to use all his toolset up close. He can’t use hail at poin blank without the risk of being punished, he can’t use shatter without the risk of being reacted an punished, etc…
Also, even if Glacius is unsafe but spacing doesn’t allow to punish him properly… what’s the matter? Unless he used hail previously, his options when cold shoulder spaces him far from his opponnent are:
1-Use another attack, including another cold shoulder, to beat slow buttons or non blocking opponents
2-Use shatter to surpass blocking opponents
3-Use an instant overhead with J. LK/MK, but doesn’t lead to combo
4-WALK to use a throw
-Stand blocking wins against 1, 3, loses to 2 and 4, ties with 5. If Glacius is in range to hit with his sweep, he will get the knockdown
-Crouch blocking wins 1, loses to 2, 3(but allows you to punish him before getting grounded) and 4, and ties with 5
So, if I block one of Glacius cold shoulders, chances are that I’m going to crouch block, trying to react to 2 and 4, winning against 1, and getting only minor damage from 3. If Glacius choses 5, then we are in neutral, with the difference that he is closer now, and if he goes for cold shoulder at this distance, now he will be on range to be punished
IMO Glacius’ cold shoulder is fine, I don’t see a problem with its pushback or frame data.
A far reaching special like this doesn’t have to unsafe. Glacius gives away his zoning if he gets blocked, and can be punished if he insists to do it over and over again, because he is closer.
Dunno people, just take a bit more time to take your turn back. Block his normals, react to shatter, and go.
I prefer to play against a happy cold slouder Glacius instead a good zoning Glacius. Just be patient, block him another time, and punish him on the correct range