After reading the patch notes I'm still questioning as to whether E. Cole still has his Giga Punch kill confirm. I was really hoping they would change it from crumple to eject roll so that he could still potentionaly combo with it but it wouldn't be a kill confirm.
On a side note, did they buff or nerf Raiden's level 1 and how so?
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-- Neutral Circle max punch start-up increased by 4 frames from 6 to 10, super armor reduced to 10 AP, active hitbox decreased from 13 to 11, increased recovery by 2 frames
Basically saying that willl be slower to do and after he punches will have a recovery.. so noone knows until they actually try it.. Maybe he does maybe he doesnt. we dont know the exact frames from your opponent falling and him recovering. If it takes 2 frames to fall then no. if it takes longer then yeah. As for raiden i have no idea wha they ment by stick velocity. Im thinking its a nerf. And they gave him a huge recover after his 1 so if he misses the super you can walk up to him and kill him.
To anyone under the illusion that it is a big nerf it isn't it is stil pretty quick. The good news is that the super armor has been greatly reduced meaning that it is possible to stop it with a variety of other moves. To anyone who is unsure what a frame is it is 1/60th of a second. Meaning that the punch takes 1/6th of a second to occur...that's still pretty fast. You can however rest assured that you can stop him with an attack and all counters will now work on it.
But wait a minute on gamespot tourney they had the patch downloaded and in the semifinal a the Ecole used it to kc
It is still a confirm, all they did was tweak the startup and recovery times as well as the extent of the super armor. They also removed his up grab KC.