Animal Crossing New Leaf (2012 - 3DS)
Isabelle is a character who draws her strength from her ability to control the terrain with her projectiles. Her zoning game allows her to easily find an opening to deal damage when she gets close. Don’t underestimate her because her excellent advantage game, especially in a juggle or in a ledgetrap phase, could give you nightmares !
- Excels in zoning
- Great offstage game
- Great tools to juggle
- Excellent ledgetrap
- Light weight
- Unsafe moves on a shield
- Zoning cancelled by some
- Useful to kill upwards
- Too hard to kill upwards
- Slopes that bother the Down B
Isabelle has a Side B where she uses her fishing rod to bring back what she found. This can be a good opportunity to take items or projectiles and to put them in her pocket. However, sometimes she may catch a bigger catch, especially an enemy. The attack then becomes a real threat in edgeguard because Isabelle can throw her catch in any direction, including in the air. Note that you can choose the direction of your throw as well as its distance by pressing the stick more or less strongly.
This attack has no or very few lag, is a good starter combo, in addition of being a great killmove. In short, this attack is a real multi purpose tool which is an essential part of Isabelle's moveset !
Isabelle's Up Tilt is also fearsome because the move has a good range around Isabelle. It comes out fast and allows to launch low percent combos. On top of that, it's a very good tool to counter aerial approaches. In short, another Isabelle's essential that can be crucial in some match-ups !
Isabelle can also count on her famous fishing rod which is however a double-edged tool because if this attack misses, Isabelle can be violently punished ! However, the Side B allows to vary her recovery, is a very good kill move and is useful for ledgetrapping or for covering a lot of options in a tech chase situation.
Isabelle's Down B is also very useful. Indeed, the enemy takes 20% damage from a missile and he will also not be able to DI, making of this move a really frightening move. Indeed, it can then be followed up by an Up Air or a Side B which makes of it a very interesting tool to lead to a kill confirm. However, as for the Side B, it is necessary to know how to use it correctly !