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Scorpion Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate artwork

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Tier Ranking: 10th MK11 Tiers Popularity: 3rd

Scorpion was part of Mortal Kombat 11's 25 character starting lineup, and was available to play upon the game's release back on April 23, 2019.

Scorpion is one of the most recognizable figures (if not the most outright) in all of Mortal Kombat, debuting back when the very first Mortal Kombat dropped on October 8, 1992, appearing in most Mortal Kombat titles, and even appearing in MK11's cover art.

Though still very much recognizable as the franchise's yellow ninja, Scorpion's appearance is constantly updated between games, and Mortal Kombat 11 is no exception. He continues his more recent trend of having more of a hood instead of just a skin tight mask that engulfs his head, has more pronounced shoulder armor, and dons a new red under garment that we see peeking out through his otherwise yellow and black outfit.

While his status as most popular MK character may be subjective, his trademark spear attack is undisputedly the franchise's most iconic maneuver. Scorpion's spear attack is back in Mortal Kombat 11 and functions much like it always has. The spectral ninja hurls it at opponents' chest and, once it's lodged firmly in its target, he yanks them across the arena up next to him with a thunderous "GET OVER HERE!" (voiced by series co-creator Ed Boon).

Scorpion also uses a few additional blades he keeps holstered around his waist, and pairs slicing strikes with fiery punches and kicks as utilizes his hellspawn powers to augment attacks. Likely inspired by his status as such a popular figure, developers have made Scorpion a fairly well rounded fighter who covers most all the basics of regular combat.

He is comfortable fighting at most ranges, has satisfying and high damage combos, and doesn't tend to have any glaring weaknesses. That said, Scorpion doesn't necessarily excel in any one given area either. He is usually placed around the middle of tier lists, sometimes climbing or falling closer to the extremes of the center.

A fiery ninja who serves as a great introduction character for newcomers and long time fans alike, Scorpion remains a staple of and poster boy for Mortal Kombat, and so it comes as no surprise that he's one of Mortal Kombat 11's most popular combatants.

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mayo920777 posted March 29, 2019

Just a better way to keep the moves universal across platforms and default controls. 1 - Front Punch, 2 - Back Punch, 3 - Front Kick, 4 - Back Kick.
So default for PS4: 1- Square, 2 - Triangle, 3 - X, 4 - Circle

Bronislava posted June 2, 2019

All optimised combos for scorpion are here:
If you see improvement possible in this list please share it with us.

chansen posted May 28, 2019

My very first mk game where I actually want to play scorp. Awesome

ScorpionMyFav posted April 7, 2019

Sorry, forgot that that other dude had the numbers to ps4 controls...

tigerden posted March 27, 2019

Is there any possible way someone could put move list in ps4 button please? These move lists dont make sense for ps4. Make it possible for all to use these

strike58 posted January 30, 2019

Uff I were afraid that they will change spears input to b,b+1
making it user friendly again.


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