One of the more fun changes in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 are new items for the series’ premiere doctor, Faust. While his items already have a (sometimes very punishing) layer of randomness, there’s a small chance of getting a “Jackpot” version of most of his items.
These items usually are golden, and have a much stronger effect than usual. Meteors have a chance to turn into one grand meteor that mercilessly covers nearly the whole screen, giving Faust some mix-up opportunities. He can throw out a much larger version of the mini Faust. If you’re lucky, he can throw out bigger versions of his food items that give more health (though it turns out that Sin’s calorie gauge doesn’t get more than normal).
Zissou’s testing is impressively meticulous. He shows comparisons of, for instance, the hit stun from the Golden Hammer vs. the Iron Hammer (and also how fast that leads to dizzying Sol), how quickly the Firework Bomb goes off in comparison to the regular one, and so on. Truly, the work of a Guilty Gear surgeon.
Check out their video below, which includes “drop rates” for every item.
If you’re more curious about the base properties of every item, Zissou has done a similar video that explains Faust’s items. Looking for some strategy to beat the surgeon? Also take a look at LordKnight’s Faust match-up guide.