Scott Armstrong
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So according to Talton on this forum and the meet the fighters page on Level 99, Kaden's ability is to draw two cards, and adds the EX copy to his gauge instead of his discard.

According to the card itself, his ability is merely to draw a card each time he plays an EX attack.

I assumed this was a nerf, but as recently as the Box 2 announcement on Wednesday, the intent seems to have been to give him the two cards and bonus gauge.

Which is correct - the text on the card, or everywhere else? The former seems to make him almost unplayably bad - his unique ability is one of the weaker ones, and his special moves are stiff and unreliable. On the other hand, the latter seems to make him overpowered.
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Brad Talton
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Actually, I copied the text from the old announcement without reading it... D:

The text that is on the cards is correct.
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Cool, thanks.

I take it some issues came out in playtesting? I'd certainly be happy to find out I'm wrong about Kaden being underpowered.
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We found Kaden very strong with the original ability. While he's not exceptionally powerful, he can hold his own against most of the cast, and has an array of tools that allow him to take advantage of his opponent's weaknesses.

As an EX character, he requires a specific play style–be ready to spend a lot of time changing cards and boosting to get the pairs you need.
 
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I found Kaden really strong and can do heaps of damage. He can retrieve cards from his discard so can run back powerful EX attacks. Avoid being predictable though, my daughter smashed me when I tried to use the same pair the third time round.
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Kaden is one of my favorite characters to play, since he's deceptively powerful but requires some strategy to set up. He's very satisfying to use well.
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So I posted a small treaties a few hours ago about why I don't think Kaden is very powerful.

I deleted it. Instead, I think I'll play Kaden a bunch and see.

But I remain skeptical!
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Devet wrote:
I deleted it. Instead, I think I'll play Kaden a bunch and see.


Yay! Experience is always better than theorycrafting. I remain skeptical too. But I look forward to hearing your results!
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