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On a scale of 1-10, how broken is Steel this gen?

#1uuurrrgghPosted 9/25/2013 5:49:05 PM
Will Steel rule out as king? - Results (167 votes)
10
11.38% (19 votes)
19
9
5.39% (9 votes)
9
8
12.57% (21 votes)
21
7
13.77% (23 votes)
23
6
6.59% (11 votes)
11
5
14.97% (25 votes)
25
4
6.59% (11 votes)
11
3
5.39% (9 votes)
9
2
1.8% (3 votes)
3
1
21.56% (36 votes)
36
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#2LightningAce11Posted 9/25/2013 5:49:39 PM
Steel was never broken.
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#3GeminiDeusPosted 9/25/2013 5:50:23 PM
It only gains 1 new Supereffective and loses two of its resistances. Don't see how that's broken.
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#4RDS1Posted 9/25/2013 5:56:15 PM
They lost two resistances; I'd say they broke pretty badly.
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#5jfx_zeroPosted 9/25/2013 6:01:08 PM
They nerfed it...
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#6AysanderPosted 9/25/2013 6:02:30 PM
I'd say they finally Balanced.

Y'all wanna use Nerfed and Buffed WAY outside their intended values....
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#7bd43Posted 9/25/2013 6:04:50 PM
Still not balanced. It gives it a minor edge because attacking options are increased.

But the truth is, it's still safer than any other type, and is still a major boon for most pokemon.
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#8cardoor123 gfPosted 9/25/2013 6:05:50 PM
Fire, Ground, Fighting

do you know they exist? learn to play
#9bd43Posted 9/25/2013 9:27:44 PM
cardoor123 gf posted...
Fire, Ground, Fighting

do you know they exist? learn to play


It's not that simple - Never has been, never will be. Just taking a resistance or two doesn't end many pokemon(Metagross and Jirachi, and the never had a shot Doublade. And frankly, if you knew how to play, you'd know that the number of weaknesses doesn't really matter, but the number of safe entries and the ability to force a switch.

How many pokemon can you name with Fire, Fighting, and Ground moves? 2 of the three? One of the ones worth having?

When it comes down to it, if I were asked to improve a pokemon competitively with just a single type by giving it a second type, 'Steel' would be the answer almost every time for the following types:

Normal
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Ice
Ground
Flying
Fighting
Bug
Poison
Dragon
Fairy

Psychic and Ghost pair only slightly better with Dark now that Steel doesn't stop Ghost and Dark. Meanwhile, Dark pairs well with Poison. Rock and Steel is just overly redundant - It's better to have a few answers and suck than no answers, so I'd be willing to crown Rock/Dragon or Rock/Grass or Rock/Flying, but Rock/Steel has an edge. Only slight edges here and there, though. None of these can stop a pokemon dead the way Steel pairings can, they just have the ability to come in and take a shot.

So if that's not broken, that it matches up so well with virtually every type, then I don't know what to tell you. Yes, Fire, fighting, ground moves are all popular, but that's because a team without two or three attackers using those types likely won't get far. And ultimately, an ability has the odds to sway defenses more anyway. It's just so sad that a number of them play more into Steel than any other type.

Steel shouldn't resist Fairy and Psychic. THAT may have been enough. That, and fixing threeish other types, and I wouldn't mind.
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#10kito-efilPosted 9/25/2013 9:31:11 PM
Lets replace brick break with steel break. Now steel is definitely broken.
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