Madara isn't that good of a character to begin with (lol at Arashiboards listing him high tier). His only plus is Fuma Shuriken and that his combos drop the framerate so much that you pretty much can't even play properly (lol in-game Genjutsu?).Everything after the first hit of his combo is obnoxiously punishable, his jutsu takes an eternity to "activate" and can be blocked easy. His awakening is a boss; it's the only time you actually feel you are playing Madara.
Go ahead and main him if you want. It won't change the numerous bad players that don't know how to use him lol.
Madara's best points is his range, and the fact that his attacks have decent hit stun, so even if you miss one, the combo will probably finish. Both his Combos and jutsu are for mid range use, so do that. He also has a really good awakening.
He also has arguably one of the best tilts in the game, since he can do it while blocking allowing you to stop your guard from being broken
But like others said, he is slow over all, even his jutsu, a horrid grab, and that's not even taking into account the glitch that goes with it.
If you are playing teams, you supports with ranges jutsu's to cover that weakness of range and speed. Try using those with Sharigan as supports, you'll get a team bonus and those guys are varied enough that you can make supports for any situation.
If you are doing singles, let your opponent come to you, Madara start up is okay, but there are faster characters, and like said before. His tilt can be used while blocking and it's a counter. Plus if you time your attack right, you might be able to wack you opponent while they are rushing you with his combo.
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