Rising Up: Season 3.5 — Important changes for Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, Zeku, Sakura, & Blanka

By on May 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has only been out for a few months, but the community has been voicing strong opinions about various characters’ Season 3 changes; in light of this, Capcom released a mid-season balance patch which sought to address some of the most common complaints about the game’s engine and the characters in question. This patch also includes various small balance changes to every character. Because of this, I’ve prepared a series of videos on ShoryukenTube showing off the most important gameplay adjustments on a per-character basis.

Continuing from my last three posts, this week covers the second season of DLC: Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, and Zeku, as well as the season 3 characters who changed in the 3.5 patch: Sakura and Blanka. Many of these characters saw very little revision in the season 3 patch — probably because they were still very new — and thus this is their first serious rebalance. Abigail was notably significantly buffed in the Season 3 changes, and has now seen significant adjustments; calls for his debuffs probably justified the 3.5 patch in the first place.

If you missed the previous videos, check them out here:

Rising Up: Season 3.5 — Overview and important changes for Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, M. Bison, Vega, Dhalsim, & Zangief

Rising Up: Season 3.5 — Important changes for Nash, Karin, R. Mika, Birdie, Necalli, Rashid, Laura, & F.A.N.G

Rising Up: Season 3.5 — Important changes for Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, Urien, & Akuma

That’s all for this update series; I’ll start it again at the next significant balance patch. Until then, I’ve got something special coming up on the horizon, so stay tuned.