KASI TACTICS AND COMBOS
Kasi is surely one of the most technical fighters in the game. Her style is all about denial: denying her opponent's movement, denying their modes, denying their dice, and keeping the initiative for herself. Moreover, her unique combination of blasts and grabs make her a threat both at short and long range. Kasi’s ability allows her to attack a knocked down opponent. This means that she can combo after having already knocked down an opponent. Her Tombstone Block can remove dice from her attacker’s active pool with the Stun effect, not only making combos much harder for them, but can even Daze a careless player. Zombify and Ghostly Hands are also both great options to Daze your opponent, preventing them from running away. Kasi can use this time to retreat and throw blasts, or remain up close and perform grabs. Combined with her own mode Samedi’s Sentence, which causes Drain, Kasi is able to make her abilities terrifying as she nullifies the game’s comeback mechanism, by burning dice the opponent would receive from damage. Voodoo Hammer is a very powerful attack which can be used while jumping directly above an unsuspecting fighter, AND it can get past a crouching blocker (since crouching blocks do not protect against a jumping opponent). Baron’s Piledriver is a very slow attack and that works best with a fist full of power dice. It will not only damage your opponent, but destroy their active dice. It should be held for a late game play because its damage is boosted by power dice. Cimetiere Chop is particularly interesting as one of the only high priority attacks for Kasi, with two power dice it is a solid strike to combo into, and with four power dice it is a great game finisher. Kasi’s attacks, while powerful, are generally low in priority so it is important to take advantage of her many control effects such as Daze and Drain to keep her opponent’s energy starved and limited in movement options.
The Crush technique from the Wrestle style gives Kasi a lot of the damage output she needs to terminate her opponents. While the Throw technique is mostly used for board control and knockdowns. The Wave technique from the Chi style provides with her with some ranged options and plays well with her throws to keep an enemy at bay when she needs distance. The Yin technique helps her tremendously by providing some mobility and an ability to cycle through cards faster. Like many wrestler actions, Kasi’s actions are fairly low priority and she is a low mobility fighter, making dice management and bluffing a key to her playstyle. Kasi is best when you take time to set up for an attack, it only takes a couple of well-played offensives to be enough to win a game.
Ground Slam + Cimetiere Chop: This is a nice combo to pull on an opponent who is in the Jump position. Use Ground Slam on the jumping opponent, triggering its Knockdown and Damage Bonus special effects. Then follow up with a Cimetiere Chop, which gains a bonus to its priority and damage based on the power dice used. This combo can be especially brutal when it is combined with Samedi’s Sentence’s is Drain effect.
Bear Hug + Voodoo Hammer: This combo has a low priority, so timing (or lots of dice) is crucial, but it’s well worth the expenditure. This is a great combo to pull off when your opponent has built up two or more modes, and you need to knock them down a peg. Combo Bear Hug into Voodoo Hammer dealing an incredible 6 damage and inflicting Knockdown twice. While the rest of Knockdown’s effects don’t stack, the effect of discarding a mode is triggered both times. Just like Kasi’s other Knockdown combos, if she has Samedi’s Sentence up, this combo becomes very rewarding.
Slingshot Throw + Ghostly Hands: While Kasi typically wants to be in her opponent’s face, sometimes she needs some room to breathe. This combo is great when an opponent has her close to the edge of the arena and she wants to reverse her fortunes.
Start with Slingshot Throw, which causes the two fighters to switch places in the arena, then pushes the opponent back three spaces, and knocks them down. Follow up with a blast from Ghostly Hands, which becomes stronger the more power dice you pump into it and inflicts Daze, making it guaranteed Kasi knows exactly where her opponent will be the following turn.