Considering up until the patch that every Kratos met by a forum user was either a forward square spammer, or the user was a rage filled person, we've since painted him a the reason that WW3 will start. I"ve not even decided to use him online or even in single player, I avoided him like the plague, I might try him out now. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea they were going with for Kratos...but when I can beat hardest cpu's in 3 v 1 by just square mashing, you've balanced a character wrong.
ah yes kratos, the pariah of psasbr. hes not that much of a scary character, but he is a combo monster.
Combos i know:
Square,Square, Triangle, Up Square(hold), Square X3
Down O(hold), Down O, *Do combo 1*
Square, square, down Square, Square, Square, Triangle, Up Triangle
Triangle, Up O, Square, Square, Jump Cancel, Side Square
Triangle, Up Square(hold), Up O, Square X3
Square, Square, Triangle, Up Square(hold), Square, Square, Jump Cancel, Side Triangle
-Use the barbarian hammer alot(dont spam it)
-Helios Flash is a great combo beginner and can set-up your level 1
-Triangle, Up Square, And his up throw can combo into his level 2.
-His counter is really underrated, can counter projectiles and melee moves. Pops enemies into the air.
-Rush down your opponent, Kratos isn't exactly the hit-and-run type of player.
Here's a few tips with Kratos.
First off. Except for one attack don't ever bother with triangle. Every triangle attack except one has quite a bit of recovery time and no benefit.
His square combo can turn around mid combo and has ridiculously short recovery. If you're fighting someone who is turtling, you can keep doing square square triangle incase they let go of guard you can combo off the triangle. If they roll behind you during the combo, you can spin around mid combo and hit them with a triangle while they're coming up from their roll.
One of his easiest and best combos I think after the latest patch is now 80AP and 145AP. Square, square, triangle, slight step forward, up square and hold, jump, square, square(80AP,) square(145AP.) You can always go from the up square and hold, to up o, to the square air combo as well but it'll give you less.
I almost never used forward square before it was nerfed, but if you happen to use it and hit an enemy off the wall, you can follow up with the up square and square combo or up square, up o, and square combo.
There's two anti air you want to use. Up o isn't a great anti air as you can get damaged. Either up square if they're close to the ground. Short recovery so you can do it repeatedly if the enemy evades the first one and then you can combo off it. You can also use up square. The trick to using up square as an anti air is face opposite of the enemy you're trying to attack. If the enemy is coming from the left face right. You spin around with your blades in the air in a tornado like fashion, direction you're pointing towards is low, while the other direction is high. The attack has knock back. Don't use up square in air to hit someone on the ground, just use down square. It's quicker.
You can do a wall combo with his forward grab, hard to set up so do it if you have the chance. If you use his up grab, you can do the square, square, triangle, up square and hold, square, square, square combo in its entirety for 90AP or after the up square and hold, up o, jump, then square, square, square, for 140AP. This one it's best to do the 90AP because even though you'll get 50AP you'll give away 30AP, plus it's easier.