What to do against tusk overall?
Waiting for a miss on his sword attacks usualy wont let him in range for any starter, at middle range I can command grab but anke slicer wont land he has time to block, jump over or even re do the attack that will deflect me.
I went 20-50~against a friend today and any time I messed a single mixup on his wake up he would DP > DP > DP > Shadow DP to cash out, if he has instinct he can even continue, and there goes 40% damage with very low chance to break.
In neutral game if he opens up normaly it is very scary to break as one counter break will eat over 70% of my hp.
He can be way more agressive than thunder, his moves are safe in the mid range and one miss will punish you in a way Thunder would need two bars and two lockouts if not a counterbreak to keep damage on pair.