So I just had a fight with a dude who’s a great thunder but I noticed after getting hit with a forward heavy which he steps forward and hits with you with two vertical axe swings, I noticed he cancelled into a shadow axe sweep. He’s done it three times and I noticed I was unable to break it.
Is this some sort of bug? or am is it something else. If it is, please fix it when possible.
Until then I’m gonna try not to block low every time I see Thunder about to two step and drive more axe blades into my face.
Just as a general rule, most characters can utilize specials or command normals as ‘extended’ openers. Jago, for example, can use Forward Roundhouse into Laser Sword (Shadow or Normal) without being broken.
I believe its similar to Wulf’s LP>MP>HP>Shadow Overhead (I forget the name of the kick special) where the whole string counts as an opener. I dunno if all of the cast have this ability but its certainly a lot.
With only very, very few exceptions, a grounded normal canceled into a special move (including shadow special moves) is never breakable, because the special move is the opener. That’s what happening to you here.
The only exceptions are when that normal is marked “opener” by the game, which is only true of, like, under 10 total normals in the game (examples include Glacius lance and Spinal slide).