Pokkén Tournament DX‘s first wave of DLC was just released, and with it came a major balance patch. The focus of the community is certainly on the new character Aegislash, but as you’ll see in today’s video roundup, there’s plenty of new tech for the existing cast to mess with, too.
First order of business: Aegislash comes equipped with “Just Frames” that almost certainly reference Namco’s sword-slinging Greeks, SoulCalibur’s Sophitia and Cassandra.
Only thing useful I can post until more tech comes out lol #PokkenTournamentDX pic.twitter.com/w4qUI2yqow
— InC | RoksoTheSavage (@RoksoTheSavage) January 31, 2018
And while that helps his damage output to an extent, the real juice comes when Aegislash gives himself buffs from stance-switching. These buffs increases not only his damage output, but give him access to new strings.
Yall better hold shield #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/t5kz7NODCH
— Professional Ba'al Buster (@ThankSwalotVGC) January 31, 2018
Stance switching is the very core of this character. It also serves as a means of which to activate traps, such as this Mist trap.
Bolimar and I thought of this at the same time #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/vn0hQ30spn
— Aegis (@Aegis____) January 31, 2018
It’s easy to see how Mist setups can potentially steal entire rounds off just a single knockdown.
field kings shield/sacred sword mist oki ideas #Aegislash #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/zb4oFkgBP8
— bigmountainfudgecake (@BMFC_64) January 31, 2018
Aegislash’s low stance may prove to be troublesome for characters with a lack of true mids.
Aegislash's low stance is able to avoid highs!
…And lows! pic.twitter.com/k34rredDIg
— Mitchel (@Mitchel________) January 31, 2018
Not everything in Pokkén Tournament DX 1.2 involves a sword-ghost, though. Let’s not forget other characters received some charity this patch. Players are understandably worried about Weavile’s belligerent new Field Phase j.X cancel…
Nvm you don't even need togekiss #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/WRMzhNFCAP
— Drakonzeta (@Drekenzetr) January 31, 2018
…but every character can benefit from the surprising new powerhouse that is Rotom, which now restands and activates quicker.
Concept: speed debuff and synergy steal #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/FedFX58vHk
— UDL (@yoodlez) January 31, 2018
Rotom geez what the heck man chill #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/wYEPWq7uKc
— FangShaymin (@usernamefang) January 31, 2018
Let’s not forget that there’s also brand new supports to play with. Check out this guard break setup for Gardevoir/Mimikyu:
garde mimikyu guard break #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/NOiXo8exMn
— Adelvos (@simbsavage) January 31, 2018
…and, in closing, Magikarp is better now. I doubt this is meta-changing, but it’s there. Go crazy.
I AM IN LOVE W THE MAGIKARP BUFF #PokkenTournamentDX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/gWJHnA14FO
— Austin DX Battle Pack (@PlayingPS2) January 31, 2018
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