What Makes a Good Anchor Exactly?

#1SpacePirateSealPosted 2/1/2012 12:21:06 AM
Is it their ability to abuse lvl 3 Xfactor? High health? Damage? Survivability? And what kind of character would someone put as their anchor to counter other anchors?
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#2TheSteelPhoenixPosted 2/1/2012 12:24:09 AM
Usually how good their assist is, how effective they are with no assist, and how well they can use X-factor.
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#3Masemune_100Posted 2/1/2012 12:32:33 AM
SpacePirateSeal posted...
Is it their ability to abuse lvl 3 Xfactor? High health? Damage? Survivability? And what kind of character would someone put as their anchor to counter other anchors?

Strider motha****ing Hiryu.
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#4SpacePirateSeal(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2012 12:34:24 AM
Masemune_100 posted...
SpacePirateSeal posted...
Is it their ability to abuse lvl 3 Xfactor? High health? Damage? Survivability? And what kind of character would someone put as their anchor to counter other anchors?

Strider motha****ing Hiryu.


Usually when Strider is my last character it never ends well, most of the time I have less than 1 bar left (I burn lots of hyper meter using Taskmaster) and..... well... IDK, probably not that good with him lol...
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#5Masemune_100Posted 2/1/2012 12:38:28 AM
My teams aren't very meter dependent (Zero/Dante/Strider, Mags/Frank/Strider) so I have meter to blow. But Strider doesn't need meter, it just guarantees a dead character, be it to Ouroboros or Ragnarok.
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#6SpacePirateSeal(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2012 12:46:14 AM
Makes sense, I think, but I do have more success with Deadpool as the anchor character. Something about the way he plays seems to open people up when I shoot guns and then teleport right behind them, then back to the other side and shot them again...
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#7Masemune_100Posted 2/1/2012 1:00:59 AM(edited)
Just use who you're comfortable with/who you like. That's what I do.
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#8Nomorice4UPosted 2/1/2012 2:32:56 AM
I don't know why but people seem to get very confused when Frank is the last man standing, throwing pies in their faces. Happens a lot with my anchor Frank...no one seems to know what to do against a zoning Frank.
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#9Chat NoirPosted 2/1/2012 2:44:01 AM
Masemune_100 posted...
Just use who you're comfortable with/who you like. That's what I do.

Honestly, this. I mean they are things your anchor should be able to do, but in the end all that matters is that you team works.
#10EnigmaSoulPosted 2/1/2012 3:06:07 AM
A good anchor has the following qualities
1. A great assist
2. Great solo mixup ability
3. Great XF abuser
4. Fullscreen hyper
5. Can kill off of a throw
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