Super Buckyball Tournament Preseason – How to Play R47 (Defensive Guide)

This is a complete and comprehensive guide on how to properly play the defensive character R47. In this guide I will show you secret tips and techniques that a high R47 would use, and you can too!

Guide to Defense

Just Left Click

Imagine this scenario, the ball is racing towards you after a hard hit from a Pink or Samba you are the only thing standing in the way of defeat as it comes hurdling towards you. You don’t have time to think all you have time to do is act, so what are you going to do.

Answer: Just Left Click.

Most likely you are positioned in the net and you can just punch the ball away by hitting left click. As a great player once told me, “Your fists are like billboards they will cover the entire net, it’s insane.”

Scenario Number 2, this is for some lower level players but happens in the high rank from time to time. You are alone in the goal again because your teammates went on the offensive. Your Pai uses his ultimate, but to counter the other teams Pai also uses his ultimate and is too high in the air to hit it away. Now the ball is flying towards you at breakneck speeds with curve that will make you dizzy.

Answer: Just Left Click.

If you position yourself in the middle of the net where his ultimate always goes, you just need to punch it away and the ultimate will be over and you will have made a successful save. All the issue is getting the timing down and handling close range ultimates where you may not have enough time to get into position or block.

Last Scenario, this one is a little more advanced and you will normally come across this when playing with experienced Veterans of the game. Say a Pink or Lang is coming at you in a 1v1 situation, they have hit the ball at the net and are planning on hitting it again using their abilities. How will you save this ball at the great speed and randomness of its direction.

Answer: Be Patient, Jump, and Left Click

Normally you can either get your body in front of the ball or punch the ball away depending on how good your reflexes are. Most of the time this strategy will work and you will be a top R47 in no time!

Just Right Click

Scenario 1

Imagine you are defending the goal against a speedy Pai and hes right up in your face. Hes on the ground but you jumped anticipating a high shot or dash goal. It seems hopeless, he’s just gonna dash right on into the net and score the game winning goal. Is there any way to save this ball?

Answer: Just Right Click

If you right click while in air you will drop and use a ground pound type attack that will send the ball up in the air and with an itty bitty bit of luck on your side it will hit the crossbar or posts and go out of bounds, however if the ball is going too fast and you mistime it and miss the ball, you will most likely not save it.

Scenario 2

Imagine that you are just sitting in net and a really fast ball comes at you on the ground that you are just a little to far away to punch. It looks hopeless but there is an answer to this problem.

Answer: Just Right Click

This scenario is a little hard to determine because it could accidentally just go up and in, this technique should only be used if its a very slow ball, or if the ball is just out of reach and you are using it as a last resort, because this strategy is very luck based and risky.

Last Scenario, this one is a little more advanced and you will normally come across this when playing with experienced Veterans of the game. Say a Pink or Lang is coming at you in a 1v1 situation, they have hit the ball at the net and are planning on hitting it again using their abilities. How will you save this ball at the great speed and randomness of its direction, It could go up or down, the ball looks to be going low, but you already jumped to cover the high shot. You can’t defend both at once, can you?

Answer: Just Right Click

Once again make sure to cover the high shot first like in this scenario and if the ball goes low, you just have to time it and then hit the ball with a ground pound to make the save of the game. remember though, if the ball is going too fast you have to hit the ball with your body on the way down or else it will just go up and in. If your body connects however you can hit the ball up and out easy peasy.

Ultimate Ability Uses

For this section we are only going to be setting up 2 scenarios

First, imagine that you are in net defending and you have your ult charged all the way up and you have the ball with plenty of time. What should you do? You can pass the ball to a teammate to possibly get a goal, or you could do something else.

Answer: Just Right Click and Use your ultimate while your shoulders face the goal, for 2 points.

R47s ultimate is lethal and when hit in the right place especially with out of place goalies it can mess them up and get a free 2 points for your team. However, R47s can also just left click to save it or get in the way so this normally doesn’t work with gridiron or R47 unless they don’t expect it or they are out of net.

Lastly, imagine that you are in net and a little out of position, the ball looks to be going in, either by someone dribbling or a fast shot you wont be able to punch or slam. You have your ultimate charged, and you don’t know if you can reach the ball most likely its in the air or coming so fast you can hardly aim a punch or react.

Answer: Use your ultimate.

This is a very good last resort ability, it can always get you out of a pinch by either hitting a player down, or clearing the ball from your net. Just make sure that you don’t hit it in your net or else you will not be a happy customer.