Shulk 101

Mario

Community Rating:
-0.5 (Slight Disadvantage)

Professional Rating:
-0.5 (Slight Disadvantage)

Neutral

  • Your SH game gets beaten (especially up-close) by his SH Bair or Usmash
  • So try staying grounded or playing at full hop height and higher
  • Shield art at low percentages can avoid combos (or at least reduce the damage if they go for Uthrow combos)
  • Shield art at mid percentages extends his combos, don't use it

Advantage

  • Edgeguard them when they're not yet in range for upB to reach the ledge
  • Or you can trade with their upB with a well-timed Fair but it's risky if you're at mid/high percentages (it's pretty hard to tech their upB if you miss)
  • Mario has good air mobility and can mix-up his landings with B-reversed fireballs
  • ...but he can't challenge you from the front while landing if you're well-spaced

Disadvantage

  • They can go for Dthrow > Fair at mid percentages so DI out, watch if they jump and airdodge on reaction (at higher percentages, jump away)
  • They can't kill you with aerials until 150%. Before that, their options for killing are smashes and Bthrow. Just don't challenge a grounded Mario directly from the air, and try not to get grabbed near the ledge after 120%
  • General rule: Try to land safely and reset to neutral when you're in disadvantage against Mario, rather than challenging him.
  • Never upB above the ledge (because Cape and FLUDD). Always sweetspot it from underneath. Avoid recovering with upB if you can, because even if you manage to be low enough to avoid Cape and FLUDD, they can Dash Attack and it might stage spike.

 

Other Notes

  • Jump art's air speed really helps getting out of disadvantage without getting Usmashed

 

 

 

Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Nair hits while Standing? No.

 

Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Fair hits while Standing? No.

Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Dair hits while Standing? No.

Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Nair hits while Standing? Yes.

Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Fair hits while Standing? Yes.

 

Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Nair hits while Crouching? No.
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Fair hits while Crouching? No.
Vanilla Full Hop Buffered Dair hits while Crouching? No.
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Nair hits while Crouching? No.
Jump SH/Speed FH Buffered Fair hits while Crouching? No.



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