Ryan Hart's Sagat change suggestions for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 update

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 27, 2013 at 12:32 p.m. PDT
Ryan Hart's Sagat change suggestions for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 update Since the announcement of the Street Fighter 4 series update, Capcom has requested that players and fans suggest balance changes for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. Esteemed Sagat player WW|Ryan "Prodigal Son" Hart wrote up a blog post detailing some of the changes he feels would improve the character.

Ryan provides some very interesting changes and backs each one up with reasoning as to how and why they would benefit Sagat greatly. Check out a snip from his blog below.

F+HK should be an untechable knockdown:

Although Sagat isn't a setup character it's clear that he needs to be in order to stand up in this game looking at the current characters that sit on the top of the throne in majors. Sagat needs a mid-screen scenario where he can create setups.

Currently without two bars, it's very difficult to create a valuable mixup and this makes him less effective against characters who thrive in mid-screen battle or who can corner Sagat easily.

It wouldn't be broken either as he would more or less only be able to land a forward HK from a Tiger Uppercut, FADC which requires two bars or an opponent's jump in which is very hard to react to, so he wouldn't have many opportunities to use it but when he did there would be more threat to fighting him in mid-screen.

When Angry Scar stops the screen, Sagat should be able to block instantly after the animation:

For example he could bait a wake up Shoryu then block it by using the Scar to mess up the timing so that the FADC doesn't come out as they have already done the input when the screen stopped.

This costs a meter so it wouldn't be over powered. This would at least for stupidly ambiguous setups and unblockables if he was able to block instantly as it would mess up the opponents timing but at the cost of meter.

These are only a couple of Ryan's change suggestions so be sure to check out his blog post over on Western Wolves to see the rest.

Via Ryan Hart's Twitter.

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