Tekken 7 is the most recent title of the globally popular Tekken series. Its games have been around for almost thirty years, and for the majority of its lifespan, it was an example of what 3D fightings should be. Nowadays, it’s one of the most regarded titles worldwide and is respected by the fans of even the most traditional 2D games.
One of the reasons for such success is the gameplay of Tekken and how many different styles it’s able to incorporate. The characters have become iconic at this point, and every new addition tries to push the envelope even further.
Leroy Smith is one of the most controversial characters in Tekken’s history. Many called him broken beyond belief, outright carrying bad players to great tournament results, while others were in favor of sucking it up and playing the hand that’s been dealt to everyone equally. The truth, as always, was somewhere in the middle. Nowadays, Leroy is just one of many strong characters this game has to offer, and Justin “King Jae” Stennett is here to teach us how to play him. You can view the full video right below and go over any of the individual sections right here in the text guide.
Leroy has a very good base toolset. Nice poke options, solid defensive options that can annoy your opponents greatly when mastered. His punishment and the whiff-punish game are very strong as well. Season 4 is heavily based on rushdown, so his skillset is great at countering that.
His main weakness is very low range. Almost the entire cast outranges him, and he also has nothing special in terms of lows.
Leroy’s Guide Conclusion
Leroy is, first and foremost, a very fun character. His parries add another layer to a game of Tekken, and when mastered, he can be a real menace. He’s not entirely newbie-friendly in his current state, but to play well as Leroy doesn’t require as much dedication as someone like Zafina or Jin.
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