Ive been spending the last month so just watching how other people play shago on streams and youtube to get a different angle on the character.
I know im not the best at this game and while thats a valid criticism ive always felt like there was something off about shagos offense.
After analyzing the characters playstyle i think ive finally put my finger on it.
Shagos most reliable offense is to be a poor mans sadira.
Sadiras damage used to suck because all her offense was in the air with juggles. Thats where shago is, his offense is mostly juggle based. Particularly a grab.
He has a lot of options, but outside of a raw slide, he doesnt realy have a good way to break into the combosystem. Hes either jumping backwards and spamming fireball or dashcancelling into a grab. You can dashcancel into footdive but more often than not the right choice is to grab.
Yes he can recapture with his shadow footdive but to me thats just a symptom of how fragile his offense is. His damage isnt grounded and his offense now seems more about opening people up than juggling people.
So heres the part where you get to call me a scrub, i think shago would really benefit if his surge slide didnt pop people up, and his dashcancel surge footdives were more neutral on block. There has to be more ways for him to break into the combosystem with his options than raw reads which he gets punished for way more than any character or his lone shadow recapture which bottlenecks his entire offense.
If im off the mark then please give me suggestions on how to go about this character differently.