I play a fair few characters at a high skill level at the moment but I find Sly is still almost impossible to counter.
For the moment I play Nariko and BD in ranked, any can help with how to properly counter the following.
1. The ability to appear behind me and stun me whenever I get to close.
2. The ability to basically block 90% of my attacks using that exploding barrel. (No block my **bleep**)
3. The ability to teleport spam out of the way during almost all my supers.
4. The ability to roll through almost all of my attacks continuously.
I know that he is undisputably OP but the extent of this is only really becoming evident to me now. He is if played properly almost impossible to fight. You let off a projectile and suddenly he is behind you. Not to mention he is actually invisible on 50% of maps due to lighting and can super you at any point.
Who the hell designed this character??
Unfortunately, BD is big and slow, and Sly is small and fast.
His teleport has limited range. As soon as you see him teleport near you, block and dodge roll.
The barrel has limited range. Unfortunately, so too does BD, but hit him before he has a chance to blow up the barrel.
I don't think he can roll through your ground stomp.
use your super armor as big daddy, sly doent have much to trully deal with it given its a well timed super armor dash. with nariko you basically frame trap him if he tries to counter. think twice as nariko cuz your moves can basically give him free counters and he'll steal your ap.
BLOCK and JUMP are really good things to do. when he has his lvl 1 its best to be in the air so he cant really get you. Sly isnt that hard to beat. you just have to be smart about it and not predictable. Sly mains such as myself love pedictable opponents cuz its an easy win for us. play smart and dont be in crowds trying to combo people or thats a free 2 or 3 kills for him. He's a stun character so dont get stunned or caught off guard.