So maybe it's your first time playing Mortal Kombat X, and after comfortably beating the story you are having difficulty against fighting real opponents online. Playing online in fighting games can be a very daunting task as your online opponents will hold no mercy against your inexperience.
This guide contains easy to understand information that will help you understand Scorpion and how to win online in Mortal Kombat X. While this guide will by no means turn you into a pro player, it should at least help you hold your own and score a few wins against human opponents.
Getting Comfortable with Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X has a few universal systems that every character can take advantage of. First up if you're able to hit your opponent with a jumping Y ( or Triangle for Playstation users ) attack, they will bounce off the ground allowing you to extend your combos. By tapping LB ( Or L1) you are able to grab your opponent. Grabs are important because they cannot be blocked and allow you another ways to damage your opponent. Some combos can be ended in grabs for maximum damage because of the way combo damage is calculated. Hitting your opponent with a jumping B (Circle) attack on wake up is a great way to condition your opponent into blocking High thus opening them up for a Low attack.
In Mortal Kombat X there are three variations of Scorpion to choose from , Inferno, Ninjitsu and Hellfire. Ninjitsu adds more range to Scorpions mid-range attacks and with proper spacing creates opportunities to take advantage of juggling your opponents and fierce over heads. Hellfire gives Scorpion a fireball, and his Hellfire special attack which is unblockable if you catch your opponent standing. Lastly Inferno allows
Scorpion to summon demons from beyond the grave to mix-up and zone your opponent. Hellfire is our Scorpion style of choice as it allows him to be ready for any situation.
Learning Scorpions Combo Strings
Mixing up your opponent can be broken down into three different categories of attacks. Throws, High or Mid hitting attacks and Low hitting attacks. When your opponent cannot guess which attack is coming next you have successfully mixed up your opponent allowing you to hit brutal
combo attacks. The first combo string I would like to go over is Back A , Forward Y , Forward Y. ( Or Back X, Forward Triangle, Forward Triangle for Playstation players.) This is Scorpions go to Low combo string. This is very important to integrate into your game-play because if you don't threaten low attacks smart opponents will never get hit by his deadly High hitting attacks.
Next up is Scorpions many Mid hitting combo starters. X, X, B ( Or Square, Square, Circle for Playstation users.) Using this string canceled into scorpions Teleport attack is a simple way to score easy damage online.
The following combo does 22% damage with no meter used.
X,X,B Teleport (Down, Back A) X,X,B Teleport (Down, Back A) (Playstation Users can use Square, Square, Circle, Teleport Quarter-circle Back X into,Square, Square, Circle.)
Spending a meter on this simple combo will net you 30% damage. X,X,B Teleport (Quarter-circle back A) X,X,B, RT + Teleport (Quarter-circle back A) (Playstation Users can use Square, Square, Circle, R2 +Teleport Quarter-circle Back X into,Square, Square, Circle. These are only a few of scorpions many combo possibilities. Experiment with the knowledge you have learned and search for other combos!
Scorpion has many special moves at his disposal. With his Hellfire Variant Scorpion comes equipped with Teleport, Spear, Takedown, Fire Ball, Hell Fire and Flame Aura. Teleport or Down , Back A (Down , Back X) is best used to when your opponent is throwing a projectile , extend combos or punishing attacks. Scorpions Spear is used best when you anticipate your opponent will throw out an attack or special move from far away granting you a free combo. Takedown is a low hitting mid-range slide which is used to catch your opponent off guard. Scorpions go to projectile is his Fire Ball.
Scorpion can throw his Fire Ball immediately or charge it up and dash to mess with your opponents head. Fire Ball is a deadly tool in Scorpion's arsenal when used properly.Hell Fire is Scorpions un-blockable move which hits full screen and if will hit your opponent if they're on the ground or blocking. Finally Flame Aura engulfs Scorpion in flames allowing him to damage any opponent he makes contact with. Flame Aura is also used on your opponents wake-up for insane mix-ups.
We have selected a simple combo for landing Scorpion's X-ray attack which hits for 40% damage. X, X, B ( Or Square, Square, Circle for Playstation users.) canceled into scorpions teleport attack, then inputting X,X and RT+LT. Due to damage our other combos can output, it's only efficient to use X-ray if you need an armored attack or if your opponent has exactly 40% health left. Our Fatality of choice is Scorpion's Stop Ahead or Down,Back,Forward then Triangle.
Well that about covers our Mortal Kombat X guide. We hope you have fun with your new found skills and hit up online to test your might! If this guide helped you out , feel free to leave a comment down below!