First off, a couple things to throw out there to all you Exdeath users, and even those who aren't, to help you out on a few things.
I suggest reading some of these tips (you'll probably know most of them anyway) before watching any videos (there may eventually be several) on them.
So like I said, a couple things to add, if you know changes between Dissidia and Duodecim gameplay for Exdeath, you can skip this section:
In comparison to Dissidia:
1) Black Hole's absorb property is HUGE. You can experience from across the stage, and it makes opponent's HP and most BRV attacks very hazardous to use since they can be pulled in from a long ways away. It has the highest priority of any attack (so it catches the opponent no matter what, but magic/projectiles go through it). It is now long enough to have both Almagest and Grand Cross link into it. This makes Exdeath a major threat at mid distance.
2) All HP attacks, save Delta Attack, can be guarded in the middle of it: Grand Cross at the beginning, Almagest at any time prior to the final explosion, and Maelstrom a couple frames after you start and a couple frames before the final attack. They can be guarded with Omni/Turn/Protect/Shell Guard AND regular guard. This is crucial to keep in mind for later.
3) Turn Guard priority was slaughtered, but it still has uses against long range, which if you play Exdeath right, that's the only kind of attacks you'll be getting. Omni-Guard dodge frames are... very weird. I've blocked things that I KNEW I would have missed in original Dissidia but missed things when I timed it PERFECTLY (the bubble popped up, but refused to block). I have no idea what's up with it.
4)Grand Cross now has an aborb property. Couple this with Black Hole, and your opponent will find it difficult to run anywhere.
Now some things that you need to know.
In original Dissidia, there was a block>dodge, one user called a blodge. This is guarding then pressing X IMMEDIATELY afterwards. This allowed for a dodge with a slight block with it.
For Exdeath, mastering this can make you a master. In the first video I'll show, you'll see the advantage of this blodge and how it can be applied to his game. Since you technically can't dodge out of an attack, but you can block first, a blodge can be used to escape. This is especially handy if you're not very good with Omni-guard.
You'll notice using this blodge technique builds assist extremely quickly while also keeping the user: i.e. Almagest reflects magic, and if the opponent gets close enough, you can block if you see the attack coming. Also, with how Exdeath's guards work, you can block immediately after a dodge. So if you're opponent gets to close, blodge! If they attempt to punish your dodge, punish their punisher with a guard! You won't see this because I manage to keep the opponent at bay long enough for them not to threaten with any attacks.
As I was saying with assist, it builds extremely quickly. The build I use involves Aerith; once she's summoned and uses Holy, since Exdeath is designed to be a defensive character, I use what some refer to as a Guard Dog Tactic. While she's casting Holy, it's easy to hold the opponent off with the combined strength of Grand Cross (aborb properties) and Black Hole (Mega absorb!).
So here's the video, I hope all of you learned how to be a little better with Exdeath's long range and mind game play (sorry, all vids except 1 are all CPUs, my friends refuse to fight me when I'm Exdeath now ^^ )
CPU: Very High, level 100.
PVP battle (with commentary):
We actually did 4 fights, but due to slow internet, I only uploaded this one. This was the only REAL fight anyway, since Tidus is his main. The other battles were... slaughter... and very short. I figured you wouldn't get anything out of it anyway.
P.S. 1000th POST (again)