Eldio, as of patch 0.938, is weak in neutral game, but more than makes up for it with his absolutely soul-crushing mixup game, easily achieved by getting creative with his clones and his Shadow Move or Silent Killer stances. His mixup is better than Aiwhen's and that's saying a lot. He has a very low skill ceiling for combos, and has a very high skill ceiling for okizeme mixups, like being able to use clones to feint an overhead and a crossup, then uncrossup sweep them. Sadly, he deals the least amount of damage in the game (He needs atleast 20 ground confirms to kill you alone) but his mixup is really good and covers enough options that it might just be the end of the round if he ever gets in.
Eldio is best suited for people who want to laugh at their opponent for not being able to "just block" his 100-way mixups.
Three-part Eldio mixup guide by Sukato, with rankings for every mixup:
Meterless, Anywhere (2P) 2K 5SS 5HS 2HS/236236K
- Your main bread and butter. Let that sink in. It's not that bad once you consider Eldio's mixups, but your damage is more than pitiful off a regular grounded confirm, and you can't really do anything but 236236K or resets to really give yourself any more damage.