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Nemo sure is happy about the Luke nerfs but wishes there were even more nerfs after Street Fighter 5's latest update

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 18, 2022 at 9:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 22

After the Definitive Update, most players seemed to agree that Luke was the undisputed best character in Street Fighter 5. Seemingly in response to this, Capcom released another patch basically out of nowhere that did apply some minor nerfs to Luke.

Evidently, WPRZT|Nemo is quite happy that Luke has been nerfed. In fact, he even states that he believes Luke should've been on the receiving end of more nerfs.

"I welcome this," said Nemo in response to Luke's nerfs. "I think they should've nerfed him more! They could've done more."

According to FGC Translated, Nemo noted that he just "[couldn't] stop smiling" since he "didn't think there would be any more updates."

Following this, Nemo decided to take Luke into training mode and get a better look at how he was nerfed. Though he was still adamant that Luke could've still received additional nerfs, he did appear to be a big fan of what was changed.

For one, Nemo thought that the change to Luke's standing light punch (increased hitstop and blockstop by 4 frames) was "huge" as it made it much easier for the opponent to react and punish upon block.

After noting what was changed about Luke's crouching medium kick, Nemo mentions his belief that they also should've nerfed its range. Though Luke's crouching light punch did not get changed, Nemo is adamant that something should've been nerfed about this move as well.

While Nemo overall seems happy with the Luke nerfs, he states that Capcom should've released this update before the Capcom Pro Tour season started. Hear everything that Nemo had to say in the video below:

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