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Tips for maining Big Daddy?

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I've been trying to main Big Daddy recently since my original main (Toro) reached 999 and I want to get somebody else there. I'm fairly decent with Big Daddy (I'm at 280 as of posting this) but I'm not great. I don't have many combos, infact I only have one practical one (air fwd T, fwd C, S, up T) and it grabs about 80 Ap.

 

Any BD mains on here wanna share their secrets/give some tips?

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I'm far from an expert, but I enjoy picking Big Daddy when playing random unranked matches on my own, so here's my take:

 

If someone whiffs an attack put that down triangle to use, don't worry about the incoming hate mail, you're playing as Big Daddy, you may as well tie an arm behind your back as you play this game.

 

Air Down Square is a good approach for enemies, you'll most likely be getting struck as you're getting close thanks to your massive size, so it's a good move because of the super armor and the fact that it stuns the victim if they're grounded for the following burst combo:

 

Air Down Square - Neutral Triangle - Down Square - Down Square - Up Triangle*

*If your combo pushes the enemy against a wall your final Up triangle won't work, use Up Square twice instead.

 

You can also achieve a mid-screen burst from an Air Foward triangle as well, it's **bleep** hard to nail down though, especially under pressure. I just say "Screw it" and settle with an 80 ap combo that's probably similar to yours. For this burst you use the fact that you can cancel incinerate with a jump, but I have serious issues doing it consistently:

 

Air Foward Triangle - Forward Circle - Neutral Circle (Jump cancel) - Air Forward Circle - (Jump Again) Air Neutral Square -> Up triangle combo.

 

I wish you the best of luck on that difficult path, it's been weeks since i've seen someone use Big Daddy without following it up with "I didn't choose this character!".

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Heh, I play BD on purpose then it gets followed up by "I thought Big Daddy was bad?"







Fromundaman wrote:

KiDMachTwo wrote:
Air forward triangle into over circle level 1 is a good confirm. I also like to use his level 3 on small stages. In his level 2, you gotta practice rushing them down and scoring that crucial kill.
That is a good level 1 setup, but it is NOT a confirm. There are many ways to escape such as tech up and away, up and over BD, down then buffering a roll, etc.








As for Big Daddy advice, well, rather than type stuff up again for the 80 billionth time, I'm going to link you the info, then I can answer any question you might have. I can also show you how this stuff works in a real match if you want as well at a later date.



http://pastastadiumleagues.enjin.com/forum/m/11370191/viewthread/5933041-gatherers-garden-big-daddy-...
Good source of info, especially considering how young the site is. Pretty much everyone who's commented in there knows what they're talking about, even if/when we sometimes disagree.



http://allstararena.com/threads/a-man-chooses-a-slave-obeys-big-daddy-discussion-thread.24/
Also contains a lot of useful information, some of which is not on the other site, as well as some videos. However, some of this info is outdated and while most people there know what they're talking about, a lot of these conversations happened before we knew the game too well and some of it comes from bad people so it's a mixed bag. There's useful stuff and outdated stuff.



http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/Big-Daddy-freakin-sucks/td-p/388...
I put some useful information on pages 7 and 8 of that thread (The first 6 pages don't have much in the way of useful or factual information.)

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Mind_Less wrote:

I'm far from an expert, but I enjoy picking Big Daddy when playing random unranked matches on my own, so here's my take:

 

If someone whiffs an attack put that down triangle to use, don't worry about the incoming hate mail, you're playing as Big Daddy, you may as well tie an arm behind your back as you play this game.

 

Air Down Square is a good approach for enemies, you'll most likely be getting struck as you're getting close thanks to your massive size, so it's a good move because of the super armor and the fact that it stuns the victim if they're grounded for the following burst combo:

 

Air Down Square - Neutral Triangle - Down Square - Down Square - Up Triangle*

*If your combo pushes the enemy against a wall your final Up triangle won't work, use Up Square twice instead.

 

You can also achieve a mid-screen burst from an Air Foward triangle as well, it's **bleep** hard to nail down though, especially under pressure. I just say "Screw it" and settle with an 80 ap combo that's probably similar to yours. For this burst you use the fact that you can cancel incinerate with a jump, but I have serious issues doing it consistently:

 

Air Foward Triangle - Forward Circle - Neutral Circle (Jump cancel) - Air Forward Circle - (Jump Again) Air Neutral Square -> Up triangle combo.

 

I wish you the best of luck on that difficult path, it's been weeks since i've seen someone use Big Daddy without following it up with "I didn't choose this character!".


Thank you, I appreciate the tips/combos! Kudos to you

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Thanks and Kudos to you as well, Fromundaman!

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