I’ve been asking various Sakos about their approach to resets, and I noticed a lot of them said they almost always drop the combo on a Light ORZ linker, because of how close it leaves you to the opponent.
However, I was curious what else was good to reset on, since dropping the combo on the same thing every time gives the opponent a warning. First, I evaluated the frame advantage based on what you drop your combo on. Here are the results:
Auto Doubles: +2/+3/+5 (winding up ADs has no effect)
ORZ Linker: +1/+3/+5
Influence Linker: -2/+1/+6
Second, I considered distance (I tested with Orchid as the training dummy, but I have worries this could be character-dependent). Thankfully, no matter what you drop the combo on, you will always be in range for a cr.MK or a TK air ORZ. However, Influence is very sensitive to what you end the combo on.
Light ADs and Light ORZ linkers are the only two things that will put you in range for a Light Influence reset and are not so frame advantaged that you will whiff a Light Influence if you do it on the first frame.
Otherwise, Medium Influence is your most useful, since nothing is frame advantaged enough to make it whiff, EXCEPT after a few outlying things that will put you outside of Influence range entirely: Medium ADs (especially wind-up) and Medium Influence linker. If you drop after these, you must use cr.MK or a TK.
Thanks for reading! Stay angry and keep 'em guessing.