Going back to the elbow slam, you can hold UP to delay it for up to 5 seconds I think to mess w/ opponent's timing... though the move is pretty useless imo
It can be used to trick the opponent, thanks to bmsirch we know that you can cancel it to teleport or force blast.
I don't know if someone posted this before, but the midscreen combo tyler performs in this video is not so hard to pull off and does EXTREME damage, I sometimes use it playing against my friends offline.
I added a Tactics section, its basic for the moment but will help anyway, thx for the people that showed videos and inputs, ill add more things later.
@Asodimazze Ill watch that video later ans try it in game, then ill add it, thx.
Last edited by Fox17; 05-14-2011 at 07:13 PM.
I actually don't normally think to use the levitate like that :s Thanks :>
DO A BARREL ROLL!
Hey. I've been taking Ermac on since day one in practice mode and have beat up to Hard Ladder with him. First I wanted Scorps as my main but got bored with him, I had two other mains- Kung Lao and Ermac, and I must say Ermac is the most fun to play with and one of the best characters in the game.
First off, 'Mac is not a noob character. His combos are slower than Scorpions and he doesn't have the range of Noob. He also isn't Smoke, being that he isn't all about special move spamming. With Ermac, the best route is to get his combos (non-special move combos) down until you can pull them off as easily as you can do an uppercut, and then learn the timing for the teleport, force push, and force lift. Once you have those down, you can top off some combos with his aerial forceball (though this is a move best suited for deflecting air-throws), and his air slam (good for taunting, good against non-teleporters).
Here are some combos that work great:
JPunch, X, Sqr, ForceLift, JPunch, Forceport, dash, Tri, Tri, Forcelift | (uppercut, rh kick, or new combo)
JPunch, X, Sqr, ForceLift, JPunch, Forceport, Fwd+Cir (Kick)
JPunch, X, Sqr, ForceLift, JPunch, Forceport, FwSqr, Tr, BkSqr
JPunch, X, Sqr, ForceLift, JPunch, Forceport, Force Push (Enhanced ForcePush is even better)
Ultimately it's about keeping this pressure on them. Ermac is not as easy as the other ninjas to get down, but he's a VERY good character.
Initially, I thought Ermac was not so good, but then when I practiced with him, I was blown away!
I do not consider him the best character in the game, he has lots of flaws, but overall, his combos are among the best. Those last combos posted are in my opinion the basic combos you can do with Ermac in order to kill some asses. More complicated combos come from those.
I generally don't do long combos in a real match when there's so much andrenaline (I generally do 6-8 combos, or 10 if the oponnent doesn't block), but Ermac has so much combo potential that we'd have to make a huge list for him.
My opinion about Ermac: Ermac is mainly a mid range character for me. I noticed he is not as good at close range: if your telekinetic moves (slam or force push) are blocked close range, they're so easily punishable, you get wide opened to counter-attacks from your oponnents. That to me is Ermac's weakest point, simply because all Ermac's good combos involve his telekinetic specials. Another thing I noticed - correct me if I am wrong - is that Ermac's teleport is a bit slower to start than Scorpion's and Smoke's, that can be deadly in a real match. Ermac is also not really much of a punch/kick combo-based character compared to others in the game: most of his combos work due to the insane combination of his specials and enhanced special moves, and because his specials when blocked can left you so opened to counter-attacks, sometimes it can get a little frustrating.
However, Ermac is all about timing. If you do the right timing and the right combination of bottoms, consider yourself a winner. He's not a fast character in the same vein of Kung Lao, but he can definately go insane with his teleport.
About his special moves:
- Telekinetic slam: fantastic, enhanced telekinetic slam even better!
- Push force: fantastic, enhanced push force equally good, but just as replacement for more % of damage.
- Green ball (both normal and enhanced): it is okay, I barely use it, simply because I don't feel Ermac is that good in long range. He is a teleporter, so I'm not going to waste time being spamming projectiles (for that we already have Sindel).
However his green ball when used in the air proves to be quite useful for combos, I use it a lot when I feel I cannot do more complex combos.
- Levitation = useless, it doesn't even come to my mind using it. Again, it leaves Ermac wide opened to attacks, specially if you're opponent is a spammer or a teleporter. I am still yet to see a situation safe enough to use this move.
- Teleport: he's a teleporter, use it!
Not sure if you guys agree with my opinion, Ermac just rocks, definately high-tier for me.
Last edited by Voncroy; 05-15-2011 at 11:36 AM.
See the tactics sub-spoiler in the post it has a good use for the levitation.Originally Posted by Voncroy
ERMAC GOT NERFED!!! LOL! Im noticing A LOT of frustrated Ermac players online because their 1 combo they use over and over and over again isnt working. If you do a levitation after a teleport the opponent doesn't bounce back up anymore and thus you cant do the two punches and levitation blast anymore
However a Force lift AFTER a Force Port now wont bounce the opponent back up in the air. You Force Lift them and they stay on the ground instead of bouncing back up so the last 3 or so moves in the combo can no longer be used
Well thats not so bad, i never do force push after force port i only use force push after it so im ok with it
EDIT: Im an expert with Ermac (i proclam myself lol) and is very difficult to force lift the rival after a jump kick+force port, maybe the players you fighted cannot do it either, i can only do it once in like 5 or 6 attemps...
Last edited by Fox17; 05-15-2011 at 09:15 PM.
Err... you cannot do 2 Force Lifts in the same combo. I don't think it was ever possible.
The BnB is (2,2)Force lift, jump kick,teleport,dash,2,2,force push
A lot of great info here. Of all the combos mentioned here which ones are workable in an online match? I'm struggling to land certain combos online that work really well offline.
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