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Spike discussion thread

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So yeah after fully leveling up drake A while ago, Who has been my main since launch, i wanted to master a harder charcter and i was getting bored of seeing other drakes so i picked spike, as i have never seen a good spike. But he never seemed cheap.

 

his ap gain is great, can usually get to atleast L1 before anyone else, but i feel he is extremely hard done too when it comes to getting kills,

 

his L1 is easily dodged he has no combos into it (i personally dont like combos into supers but if the vast amount of characters do then all of them should)  the only time i get that is either catching them off guard on characters that have long combos or if they are just not good.

 

unfortunately his L2 doesnt improve on things its slow by far the easiest 2nd super to read and dodge i use to think it had a combo into it with down triangle but people have managed to avoid it consistently now so i am starting to wonder...i also use to think if someone was right behind or infront then they get killed but this turns out to be balls aswell?

 

and his L3 is another one of those dire confirmed 3 kills, i class these as by far the worst especially 2v2 and they become useless in 1v1s

 

so now is the time when i ask people out there who play as spike how they do it? Persoanlly i dont think there even is a good spike player out there.

 

why does he have so poor Supers? I think superbot must have hated ape escape

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The lv2 Issue u can partially fix on 2x2 by havin' a combo-maker/heavy partner. I personally like his sword spin in the air. Cant say more than this, heisnt my main.
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lol spike has a lot of level 1 set-ups, just vs a hard spike comp and you'll learn them (ill give you 2 off the top of my head- Jump then shoot the ball of electric at them when they are on the ground, then run up and net them. Another one, you can use the racecar to stun then, then BAM!)

 

also idk what you are talking about, spikes level 1 is amaising (its atleast 5X better than sackboys)

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The electrocute does not work they get out of it before the net hits them no matter how quickly you manage to execute the super. The sword trip doesnt work neither does the rc laser or boomerang on return ... You obviously dont play as spike because i have not managed them or see anyone else manage it including the computer and i have been playing as spike for some time now. =\
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I don't play as Spike that much, but my brother does, and Ive seen him execute those setups a countless number of times, you have to do them pretty quickly though (and as for the electric one, you need to be close to the ground when you use it, otherwise they get away). And if you can't do those ones, you should try the air-banana one (when you are close to the ground, use the air bananas (the monkey has to be touching them), and then net them (that one is pretty easy to do))

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You use down triangle from the descent of a short hop. Not from the peak. Meaning, use his down triangle near the ground after a short hop. You'll be able to net a Lvl 1 or 2 that way. You can also wall rebound opponents ussing a wall using up grounded square and combo it with Lvl 2.

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lol heres some help if you still dont understand (this guy made a list of all the set-ups)
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/Kill-Combos/m-p/38905371#U389053...
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I main Spike (currently level 813) and I'm not into kill confirms. They're kind of cheap so I don't use them. The only way I know to execute his L1 is to wait until the other character is hit by somebody else above you, then catch them while they're in the air. Of course, you could go behind somebody who is attacking somebody else and catch 'em. Many people don't consider Spike a threat so it's extremely rewarding to walk up to the other three while they're fighting and catch them all at once. <3

Spike's L2 is too predictable. If they removed the small cutscene before he used it, it'd be much more effective. Plus, you need to be extremely close to your enemy to use it because they can see it coming a mile away because it's so slow. Perhaps make it the speed of Cole's LVL2?

I really do wish that Spike's L3 wasn't screen-clearing. His other supers can be quite difficult to utilize. Maybe he could have called in one of the Freaky Monkey Five or Specter to fight with him like Heihachi and the bear?
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1 kudo cuz u dont kill confirm, and my respect
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A good set up for his L1 and 2 is down, but you have to be really quick as it gives you barely any time to hit the supers

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