Persona 5 (2016 - PS4)
Joker is a character who can count on his good mobility and on Arsene to be a top tier! Arsene improve all his attacks and specials, this specificity makes him a dangerous character. Today, Joker is inseparable of MKLeo. This Mexican player shines with this character on the international scene !
- Good mobility
- Can comeback with Arsene
- Pressure game
- Needs Arsene to kill
- Not a good recovery
- Bad OOS options
- Precision needed to attack
- Useful to escape
- Fast kill offstage and by the side
- Not so many space
- Lacks platforms
Joker has an unique aptitude, the rebellion gauge. This gauge is naturally filled by taking damage, but it can also be done more quickly by taking damage while activating his down B. When the gauge is full Arsene is summoned. With Arsene, Joker deals more damage, ejects further. He also has a new recovery, can counter with down B, the neutral B becomes a multi-hit, the side B goes further and he can spike with his down air. But if you use special attacks or take damage his gauge will decrease quicker.
It is one of the best projectiles in game. The gun can’t be reflected, so he can easily give some percentages in neutral phases. This attack can be used to leave disadvantage situations by landing with it. And in edge guard he can use this attack to gimp some low recoveries.
It is one of his best attacks because it is the best counter in the came. Without Arsene, he can turn the tide by summoning Arsene or break a combo. With Arsene, this counter and reflector have a good frame data, kills early, it is an excellent tool for edge guarding and can punish aggressive player.
Side B is a good projectile in neutral. That move can compete with Wolf’s blaster. Also, it is safe when used with short up while moving back. It is also a good tool to edge guard.
This attack is quick, strong (especially with Arsene) and it is even more powerful with his quick fastfall. And if we add the fact that its hitbox is actives for a long time and that the attack got almost no lag, you understand that it is a useful tool. It is powerful in edge guard situations or ledge trap situations. It is also one of the rare out of shield option that Joker has. With Arsene this attack gets monstrous.
Joker’s grab is without a doubt one of his best options because Joker got one of the best dash grab. This grab is also a good combo starter. If Joker grabs you with Arsene out, you are sure to get minimum 30% ! Joker is an enemy who force the opponent to shield, so this grab is useful and one important move for Joker!
His Forward Tilt is interesting on the ground and for ledge trapping. This attack can poke in safety and can be oriented in 3 different angles. This can provoke some situations like the tech chases for exemple. And near the ledge, his ejection angle can kill.