MY BOY SHAO KAHN GETTING BUFFS

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Tommyhuntergun

Mon, May 17

Finally, NRS starts treating Emperor Kahn with respect he deserves. I couldn't find the official patch note, but this will have to do. 

Summarized:

- f,3,4 now has recovery frames reduced by 3, and can be cancelled with the special when blocked

- Hammer Lunge (d,b,4) amplified has +1 on block (even if flawless, yeaahhh!)

- Once you land 1,4 or 4,2, you can extend with Hammer Lunge and confirm into an absolute crack of a combo, if amplified

- ground Shatter has now a bigger pushback, especially when amplified, so if woven into unsafe combos, it can give you some saving zone

I say, he can be elevated from "You suck" level to a solid mid-tier. What do you say?

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statemandatedbasiccatwife

Mon, May 17

Also, I know it's all about Shao Kahn here, but the source article also states Sheeva's stomp got nerfed once again. This... this puts a smile on my face

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Tommyhuntergun

Mon, May 17

@DaddyDo, thanks, my bad, but I edit shit in the original post, wtf. Okay, everybody, just listen to @DaddyDo, cuz he is spitting facts here. Sorry for misinformation

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DaddyDo

Mon, May 17

@Tommyhuntergun, f,3,4 is not reduced by 3 frames in recovery, it has a 3 frames advantage. You might wanna change that

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statemandatedbasiccatwife

Mon, May 17

@BluesdeNetherease, well, yeah, but Shao is easier to pick up. I can't see him being played competitively at any high-level tournaments yet, but someone might start picking him up more in ranked. Also, we don't know what he is capable with these buffs in the right hands yet

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BluesdeNetherease

Mon, May 17

So, he is better with chaining combos that deal good damage now. Cool, I guess, but we still have Kotal that does all the same, but better. He may not suck anymore, but still pretty useless

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dimas_pivas

Mon, May 17

I just looked it up, a combo with amplified Hammer Lunge can deal 42 % of damage in corner. It's worth one attack meter section. Jesus, *calltheambulancebutnotformememe*. Where is image paste option, when I need it so badly?

 

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Biggus_Floppus

Mon, May 17

@Tommyhuntergun, slower than 9 start-up frames? Nah, m8, I'll sleep on it

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Tommyhuntergun

Mon, May 17

@ Biggus_Floppus, unfortunately, yeah. Well, let's take change slow, shouldn't we? 

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Biggus_Floppus

Mon, May 17

Is f1 still 9 frames on start-up?

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DeadBeat

Mon, May 17

I say it's about time

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