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Optimized drain combo, strange re-stand setup, 13 curses in one go, crazy juggles and more - Killer Instinct Spinal tech roundup

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 4, 2014 at 3:22 p.m. PST

Since the release of Killer Instinct's latest character, Spinal, many content creators have been in the lab with him trying to find the best technology.

In today's batch of videos, we have an optimized curse combo that is quite practical, a strange re-stand set up that is specific to Sabrewulf, and a combo video showing off a bit of flashiness.

If you're thinking about trying out Spinal for the first time, or just want to add some new tech to your repertoire, hit the jump to view our roundup.

Maximilian brings us a corner setup that takes advantage of the maximum possible curses landed in one combo so far. The end results is 6 shadow curses, and 3 Instinct curses. Once the opponent is launched into the air, they can not escape.

FreshByDefault found a strange re-stand set up that specifically works on Sabrewulf. When Spinal finishes his combo with the launcher ender, he can shoot the light punch version of his projectile skull and land a hit. If the Sabrewulf training dummy is set to no block, the skull will hit normally and juggle. However, if the dummy is set to auto block, Sabrewulf will re-stand in a blocking state.

Lastly, DreamKing here, and I whipped together a combo video that shows a bit of the craziness Spinal is capable of. Ultra juggle tricks, a 100% combo, 13 curses in one combo, and more; there's quite a bit to be seen here. Enjoy!

Comments

TKOBooM said on February 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

I'll never even play KI because I won't buy an XBone but Spinal looks amazing. Lovin' dat Space Balls SUCK combo

#1
cuzzo said on February 4, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.

ooh kill em @dreamking

#2
Biohuzzah said on February 4, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

Spinal is super fun to play. Very interesting and fun addition to the roster. Can't wait for more tech to roll in.

#3
IMainDanHibiki said on February 4, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

Spaceballs is the best comedy of all time next to Dr. Strangelove.

Just saying.

#4
Bloody_hado said on February 4, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

@Dreamking - DH posted ur video (which is awesome btw) today on their facebook page.
Gratz

On topic - The restand combo might be useful (for me) in the future

#5
sarif2soon said on February 4, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.

I got a huge list of awesome combo videos, and yours is one of the latest additions to it, DreamKing.

Keep 'em comin'!

#6
furzinate said on February 4, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

I just notised that the lyrics of spinals theme is in swedish! Im sad now that i will never own a Xbox one.

#7
doublef said on February 4, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

i played against a pretty good Spinal last night who was stacking curses on me like crazy. I didn't even realize it until i tried to mash out Eclipse and instinct, and i was like "wait.. how do i not have met-...ohhhh"

#8
CaryKokujin said on February 4, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

That stage music is pretty dang sweet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJSyTn...

#9
EX35 said on February 4, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICKrt...

Here's theme with all the dynamic elements, including the intro, the ending chant, and Spinal's original theme easter egg. Enjoy. :)

#10
NY_Jailhouse said on February 4, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

the spinal restand stuff on sabrewulf doesnt really work in actual matches btw. ive tried it many times and ive never had anyone block the low fireball. they just get hit and spin out

#11
BunnyBoy said on February 4, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

Does anybody know where I can find some videos of good Spinal matches?

It doesn't matter if it's offline or online footage.

#12
FightDirty said on February 4, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

I am so going to main Spinal when KI gets ported to PS4. Oh wait .............

#13
CaryKokujin said on February 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Maximilian is pretty decent with the whole roster and has videos for all of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTJRB...

#14
DestinyZX1 said on February 4, 2014 at 6:56 p.m.

Operation Vacuusuck. *bursts out laughing* Max, you're killing me.

#15
PG13 said on February 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Just as a note:You can only have 5 shadow curses on an opponent, so the sixth curse is a waste of a skull. Still awesome

#16
xthedeadrisex said on February 4, 2014 at 9:49 p.m.

Almost flipped out over the 100% combo, then realized how many heavy hits it consists of. Still impressive, but I could only imagine the scrubbiest of scrubs getting hit with this.

#17
1ButtonDash said on February 5, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.

see I can respect people that won't get an XB1 but at least admit KI looks good. It's the people that just bash the game because they don't have an XB1 that I can't stand.

#18


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