More iconic dialogue cannot be found in the entire Mortal Kombat universe. Jokes aside, Sindel is no a character you find a lot in the top-level, so those who aspire to use her might feel discouraged. But, at DashFight, we can't stand for that so we figured we'd help out somehow.
To that end, we were able to get the abundantly talented Dreammxy to help us out and put together a guide for upcoming Sindel players. Dreammxy is one of the foremost faces on the Kunoichi CGL lineup and is a streamer with considerable experience. Besides her obvious talent for content creation, she is also a fierce competitor and she has a 4th place finish at Kunoichi Kombat to show for it. Without much ado, let's get into the video.
The best buttons of a character are their strongest default moves. These are the simple buttons you can press that can get you into advantageous positions or mount pressure on the opposition. For Sindel, the following are her best default tools.
F1- Good for hit confirm, excellent as an anti-air tool and quick startup
D1- This is also a good tool to anti-air. Besides, it is also pretty handy to avoid pressure
B2- This does a decent amount of damage and also sets you back to create some space
F2- This is a strong move and is a useful overhead. It is a little slow on startup, but it makes up for it with its versatility
B3- Also slow on startup, but really useful
D3- This is a really underrated skill but quite useful when you get the hang of it
4- A high overhead that helps you maintain the upper hand in the neutral game
D4- Great sweep. Good for offense and the neutral game
F4- Arguably her best button. It is great for the neutral game
Sindel's Best Variation
Kustom variations are quite important and choosing the right one can be the difference between winning and losing. In this guide, Dreammxy guides us through the best variations for Sindel.
Hair Kut (DB1)
Low Star Screamer (BF3)
Sindel's Best Strings
These are those simple strings that Sindel excels at. You can use these strings with ease and they are useful to keep the opponent pressured.
1, 1, 2
F2, 1, U2
B3, 4, 2
F4, U3- This is basically the most commonly used string by Sindel players because of how strong it is.
The other strings aren't as powerful as the last one but are great tools to hit confirm and whiff punish.
Sindel excels in mid and close-range battles. This means she will constantly seek to keep you under pressure. So, if you want to use Sindel, prepare to use a lot of grabs and KBs, as she has a couple that most people fear. Also, don't be afraid to whiff punish as she has a bunch of tools to help her with that. Beware. However, there are a couple of her moves that can be ducked and punished with a well-timed D2.
Every character has a weakness and Sindel is no different. Below are some of the things she is less than excellent at.
She has trouble with zoners
Her keep away game is weak
To get in the face of these opponents, you'll have to work for it, and against an experienced player, that could be a problem. If you do get in, however, then you could do a lot of damage.
Sindel Guide Conclusion
We hope this guide has been of some help to you. Sindel is a character that is quite underrated and if you can master getting your opponents into uncomfortable situations, you will derive a lot of joy from using her. And please, ensure you use F4, you will not regret it.