For the last few weeks several Tier lists have dropped on this message board. Much to my surprise and not surprise, Sadira has fallen from her lofty heights. While tiers aren’t facts, (and Geek if you hijack this thread about your dislike of tiers… so help me… Sadira + Aganos = rubble), but opinions can reveal what people think of a specific character.
For the last several weeks I’ve Sadira seen sink lower and lower on the tier lists. Whether people want to agree with them or not doesn’t matter to me, because I’ve certainly noticed a huge difference with her in S3 versus S2.
During S2 I was always in around the top 150 to 200 on the leader boards. In S3, I’m lucky to beat 950. While I still can carry a 60% win rate, every match is much harder. Part of this is her dramatic damage nerf. I don’t know about other characters, but the damage nerf is hurting Sadira. While I don’t think she’s trash. I have to do a LOT more to get the win. While she may hit slightly harder than Cinder, Cinder does have ways to boost his damage output in huge ways.
Sadly, Sadira does not.
While her mobility has always been her greatest advantage, several new characters have tons of tools to take her out of the air and get in on her.
As a Sadira main, I will probably remain loyal to my Spider Queen until KI dies, but honestly I would love to devs to give her some TLC and give her some tools to help compete a bit more.
Is she still viable… Yes, but when you consider how difficult it is to master her techniques, I think most new players will forsake her completely for somebody (like Cinder/ Shago/ Gargos) that is a bit more rewarding.
What I’d love to see is attacks that can envenom players. (attacks that do “DOT” damage). Just as a thought.