Hello there, and welcome back to another installment of our My Hero One’s Justice Character Breakdown series! Today we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the more popular characters in the series, Shoto Todoroki. This powerful fellow certainly has a little short temper (he gets it from his dad, most likely), but his ice ability can cool things down if problems start to arise. What makes Todoroki such a unique character in the series is that he can wield both fire and ice attacks and use them at his will, causing a lot of problems for those who try to rush him down. He has all the tools to play at any range on the battlefield, but it’s up to you to figure out how to use it. Fortunately for you, we’ve provided a quick breakdown of his playstyle, so that way you can have the upper hand and make quick work of your opponent in no time!
My Hero One’s Justice is full of diversity in terms of characters and their movesets, which makes playing all the more exciting. One of the more unique characters from the series is most definitely Shoto Todoroki, a character who not only can emit fire but also ice abilities as well. So, what’s Todoroki’s playstyle like? For the most part, he’s a pretty well-rounded character, who can deal with enemies from just about anywhere on screen at any given time. His ice shield attack acts as both an anti-projectile attack as well as leaving the opponent frozen in place if they try to rush you down. A lot of his tools can be used both defensively and offensively depending on the situation but because of this, Todoroki can pretty much rule the battlefield at any time. His ground speed via his dash is fast, which allows him to maneuver around the battlefield easily and create openings to unleash heavy damage on the opponent.
Speaking of damage, Todoroki can rack up damage without even touching the opponent since his fireballs can travel almost the entire screen, along with his ice wall which can be done by holding down the triangle button. His strong zoning game makes it hard for opponents to rush him down, and once they become impatient and start throwing out random moves, that’s when you can capitalize and take care of them with your strong ground game and powerful aerial combos. His Plus Ultra 1 creates a hard knockdown scenario allowing you to create strong follow-ups, especially when you have the right sidekicks equipped to do so. His Plus Ultra 2 is ferocious and takes off a chunk of damage, leaving you at just the right distance to reset the neutral game and start throwing fireballs to zone out the enemy.
Todoroki’s Preferred Sidekicks
Todoroki can handle his own pretty well on the battlefield, but with the right assists, he becomes hands down one of the best characters in the game. Due to his strong lockdown pressure from both up-close and mid-screen, you’ll want sidekicks that compliment him in order to secure victory. Aizawa makes a great partner because not only can be used offensively but defensively as well, giving Todoroki an opportunity to approach and rack up damage. Aizawa’s sidekick ability grabs the opponent with his scarf and locks them in place for a brief period of time, so this allows Todoroki to either approach and deal damage or simply run away and zone you out. Another suggested sidekick is Ochaco because her ability once again locks the enemy in place but only this time, leaves them floating in the air to start an aerial combo. She too can be used in both ways which once again compliment Todoroki’s well-rounded approach. Once you’ve learned to master these sidekicks and use them in creative ways, then it really gives Todoroki the complete advantage in almost every scenario.
Shoto Todoroki is all about looking for openings and testing the opponent’s patience in order to secure any sort of big damage. Maintaining a solid defense is key, but also having a strong offensive approach will help you when it comes time to wrap up the match. Be mindful that some of his attacks do have some recovery and a lot of times, his approach can be quite predictable. If you’re looking to main Todoroki be creative and don’t just throw fireballs all day, throw in a bit of rushdown to catch the enemy off guard and then rinse and repeat!