View Full Version : Valk shield tackle full block defensive delay... BAD IDEA

03-11-2017, 08:43 PM
This was a major element of what made the Valk balanced. Nerfing this has made a severe negative impact on high end dueling.

The Valk trades hard hits for balanced defense. Without the shield being instant or nearly instant a lot of the baiting and counter play as a valk is diluted. This is often the only way to start our combo chain and even that can have the 2nd shot parried making the sweep fail.

I really dont get why you would buff valks and then hit them with what I consider a heavy heavy nerf. Already today i have eaten several Berserker Leap in heavy highs because of the D delay on this. Orochi attacks? Forget it.

I think this is over all a very bad idea on the valk.

03-11-2017, 08:58 PM
Valkyries are pretty strong after the buff...

Their lights can't be punished after blocking and now they just spam their combos over and over. Unblockable into sweep into jumping light... In a corner, it's inescapable.

03-11-2017, 08:59 PM
Conqs are worse for that by far and hit way harder....