- Sep 26, 2020
- Reaction score
Signature Ability (speculative): PERFECTLY BALANCED:
When hit, have a % chance to gain AUTO BLOCK for x seconds
When hitting the opponent while benefitting from AUTO BLOCK, have a % chance to inflict GUARD BREAK for x seconds.
AUTO BLOCK appears to be a stackable buff that gives you a percentage chance of being able to block an attack when you wouldn't normally be able to, such as while in hitstun. This will likely not activate if you are airborne (similar to Unflinching).
Additionally, we get our first glimpse at Annie's Marquee ability, EVENT HORIZON. The equipped Marquee in the footage appears to trigger when the opponent (or either fighter, possibly) is knocked down. It is unclear what effect it will have, however. The second Marquee ability still remains unknown.
Also, the third hit of RE-ENTRY appears to grant one stack of ENRAGE for x seconds. This may only occur if STAR POWER is active, however.
One more thing, the footage shown was a 3v3 match, and two teammates and two enemy teammates were dead, so it is possible the SA might be affected by the number of dead fighters. To what extent is unknown. Also, the dead Annies (which are presumably Star Child, since they are Bronze Winds) don't appear to have a corpse on the ground? Not sure what's up with that. If Annie doesn't leave a corpse, then Valentine couldn't revive her with Forbidden Procedure, and modifiers that require being near a dead body couldn't trigger. That might be something to keep in mind (unless I'm mistaken and she leaves a corpse like normal, and the footage was just funky)