For the ones who love Makoto, here's a very interesting video that allows yo to follow up Ultra, I'm sure you guys might find it quite useful.
Makoto might not be top tier but certainly it's fun to use.
Makoto Post focus options Direct download
Hello all, I’m not a Makoto main & you may remember me creating a large "vent post" of how it sucks that makoto is a tough character to use etc etc. But never mind that.
I've been writing a juggle mechanics guide for a while & this is letting me fuck about with every character, anyway Makoto's fun, she's also got some nice quirks & I wanted to list one of them. I would imagine the community is aware of this manoeuvre; however it's nice to bring it to a compiled list & perhaps increase a few people’s options in match ups. This is never a bad thing.
For those of you who don't know, Focus attack has 2 stages.
Stage 1 - the character is fully combo able, this has a large window for level 2 Focus (Or Counter hit LVL 1 Focus) & a massive window for level 3
Stage 2 - this is just a fraction before their head begins flopping to the floor. In this stage the character is considered airborne.
This is important as Fukiage is INCAPABLE of hitting a grounded opponent; even if you match your "hit" boxes to his hittable boxes it will do zilch. (Other moves have this attribute)
Let’s go further:
After a focus attack Makoto's options for damage are: (I'm not listing mix up variations, which would be pointless) All stats are based on a level 2 Focus, as that is the likely one to hit. For level 3 add 60 points of damage (with marginal variation)
Focus Attack -> Hp -> Hayate = 221 (EX Hayate does less)
But let’s face it, she has better options that this shit combo.
Focus attack -> Yamase (Punch x 3) = 243
Easy, & who doesn't love the triple punch but yet she can still progress.
Focus Attack -> HP -> Hayate (Cancel) -> MP -> Oroshi = 258
Which gives Makoto the knockdown she craves, but if you want the peak. Then you’ll have to get your IA’s in gear (Instant Air)
Focus Attack -> IA Tsurugi -> HP -> Oroshi = 288
Now there is nothing wrong with these, they’re strong... but what about when you’re going for the kill. Her trick combos are
Focus Attack Level 2/3 -> Focus Attack Level 1 -> Fukiage -> EX Tsurugi = 262
This is the standard, EX Fukiage garners an extra 24 damage (286) but all told the damage is such pittance it’s not worth burning 2 EX on it. The reason for this is so weak is that Focus attack double scales the scaling system; doing it twice means the first actual hit of the combo will do 60% damage. Which sucks.
So this brings us in to the OTG Fukiage, however it’s character specific. The video above explains all, so I’m just going to cut right in to the facts.
• If there is a star next to the name it means to perform LP Fukiage -> EX Fukiage -> EX Tsurugi (The strongest of the combos) the second EX Fukiage must be kara’d. Unless in corner of course
• Not all characters can be started with an EX Fukiage, however characters with stars can all be started with EX Fukiage. (Except Zangief)
Characters it works on
T Hawk (Can also do LP Fukiage after corner Hayate in corner)
Characters it does not work on:
M Bison (Dictator)
Thanks for reading or watching. If this is all clearly & widely known then i apologise