|Gold||1,050/1,000||231,000||Challenge Mode, Sorcery Pack, Halloween Pack|
|Demonic Rage: Twice per match, when Raven is below 20% HEALTH she swaps HEALTH with her opponent. BOSSES ARE PROTECTED.|
Raven Prime is often considered to be one of the most influential characters to ever hit Injustice Mobile, rivaling and possibly even surpassing the likes of Killer Frost/Prime and Deathstroke/Arkham Origins, bringing a new era to the game with her counter-intuitive passive that has an impact that simply cannot be overstated.
She can be unlocked through Challenge Mode. Otherwise, she can be obtained from the Sorcery Pack, (but not the Challenge Booster Pack). However, obtaining her from a pack will not unlock her for direct promotions.
|Basic combo||Damage pattern (% of damage stat)||Total|
|Light (Combo Ender)||2% - 2% - 2% - (4% - 3%)||13%|
|Heavy||4% - 4% - 4%||12%|
When Raven falls below 20% health, she swaps health with her current opponent. There are two different effects: in Survivor, Challenge Mode, and Online Battles, this means after the switch she will have her opponent's percentage health, and they would have her percentage health no matter what; in Standard battles, and only when controlled by the player, this health swap is based on absolute health if her opponent has higher absolute health, and percentage health if her opponent has lower - meaning a Raven with low max health (e.g. without Promotion) will be able to fully heal herself if her passive triggers on a full-health opponent, but they would only take damage equal to the health Raven gains. AI-controlled Raven would still behave like in Survivor, Challenges, and Online Battles.
When executed well, this essentially means she has a free ~80% maximum health damage on two opponents, while healing herself by ~160% of her maximum health. Even better is that this does not count as healing (by most characters and gears other than Batman/Flashpoint) - it cannot be reduced by Killer Frost/Regime's passive, making Raven the best possible counter against her. This also does not require any power, making her very powerful against Killer Frost/Prime. Finally, since while Deathstroke/Arkham Origins's Point Blank can do potentially insane amounts of damage (over 70,000), it spreads its damage over 4 hits; with each hit below 20,000, it is relatively easy for it to trigger Raven's passive, making her a strong counter to three of the most dangerous cards in multiplayer.
The health swap threshold may be lower than you expect, since most fall below % health passives are at 40%. For visual reference, it will be triggered when she falls lower than 3 small bars on her health bar (count by the top edge of the bar).
Raven is known for bringing about the rise in popularity of 1-hit SP2s, while SP2s with many hits are the norm for newer cards. In fact, the last challenge character released with a 1-hit special 2 prior to Raven is Zod/Prime, back to near the beginning of challenge mode itself. However, Ares/Prime, released shortly after Raven, is infamous for having an immensely powerful (and unblockable) one-hit special 2. Alternatively, Super Moves can also be used to bypass Raven's passive, due to it also dealing high damage in one hit.
Raven is also extremely popular for the Nightmare stage of Challenge Mode, particularly challenge boss fights due to her passive, which is even more effective against challenge bosses with their unusually high health for their level, but her passive was changed to use absolute instead of percentage health in challenge battles.
Demonic Rage itself will trigger an opposing Raven's passive, causing it to go back and forth instantly until both uses from both sides are exhausted.
Previously, Area Effect will trigger Raven's passive when she is tagged out, but it will only replace the aggressor's health with Raven's without changing Raven's own health. It was later fixed and now Area Effect will not trigger Demonic Rage.
Damage reflection and Radiation will trigger Demonic Rage, but if she is already at 1 health, damage over time will stop and she would be unable to normally trigger the passive unless she healed up. However, if a damage over time effect is applied to her when she is at 1 health, it will trigger her passive, even if it can't damage her.
Demonic Rage will be triggered when she is hit even if she is invulnerable (e.g. when she is using a special) as long as she is under 20% (through Area Effect damage, which won't trigger it by itself). With both of this factors considered, it is possible for her to use a special while she is at 1 health - and if the opponent hits her during her special animation, she would be able to trigger the passive.
Occasionally, if a character is tagged out immediately after using a super that triggered Demonic Rage, Raven will health swap with the next character who tags in instead.
Raven has flexible gear options. She can be overwhelmingly powerful either as a main fighter or support. She is especially deadly against weaker multi-hit specials.
As a main fighter (i.e. with high level and promotions), she can deal decent damage through her basic attack and specials. She can use basic damage boosts well as her full light combo does 13% damage, compared to the 9% norm. Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar and Gauntlets of Azrael are both excellent choices for this path.
In terms of specials, her personal gear, Demonic Cloak, has excellent synergy with her SP2, giving her crit and lifedrain on special 2 as well as a power generation boost. A special damage gear such as Diamond Tipped Claws can be used, but is pretty optional.
A good overall setup would be Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar, along with her Demonic Cloak, topped off with The Ibistick for its very strong power generation and special damage boost. While her good combo enders synergize with Gauntlets, Raven does not really need its constant heals as much as most characters. However, Gauntlets' high maximum health boost can be useful against strong unblockable specials in high level play, such as when facing Harley Quinn/Arkham, Bane/Luchador, or Killer Frost/Prime.
Finally, she can also be used as a devastating support character. While she does not bring anything to the team if she is knocked out (unlike, say, Harley Quinn or Lex Luthor), her insane damage potential is just as strong, if not stronger, if she has low stats. Block gear is incredibly useful for getting her passive triggered when she is a support character.
Fourth World Set is a good choice on her, as the set effect with either 2 or 3 pieces equipped will restore a small amount of health upon knock out (the amount depending on the number of pieces owned and the number of times each piece has been fused), triggering her passive at the same time, making it unavoidable for her to swap health at least once if it is fused a limited number of times (so as to not resurrect her with over 20% health). She could also make use of the variety of stats it brings. When fighting against Raven in Online Battles, it is a very good idea to check whether she has the set equipped since it would require drastically different strategy. If you are experiencing crashes from viewing enemy team gear, you could find out whether she has the set during the match (the set doesn't have basic damage/crit and single heal on specials, for instance). If she does have the set equipped, try to knock her out with a strong multi-hit special by a character who already has low health, and preferably only after her teammates have been knocked out.
Please note that battles are highly situational: this section only mentions cards that have mechanics that, for any reason, are particularly effective with/against, or particularly ineffective against Raven. Having a card that "counters" Raven does not mean it is always a good choice.
However, Raven is somewhat leaning towards the more black-and-white side of things: her passive makes her rather binary, so countering becomes more significant.
- Wonder Woman/600: Her passive gives Raven 30% more damage and power generation.
- Killer Frost/Regime: Like Batgirl/Cassandra Cain, Raven's damage potential is highest when her opponent has high current health, and Regime Killer Frost severely punishes characters at lower health as it is almost impossible to heal back, making them a very unforgiving combination.
- Killer Frost/Prime: It is very hard to get rid of Raven without using at least a 1-hit SP2. Killer Frost's passive halves enemy power generation, making it take twice as long to reach the required power level; basic/crit gear become less than useless as you can't gain power from basic attacking Raven when you are about to trigger her passive.
- Doomsday/Containment and Cyborg/Teen Titans: They are an amazing team to go together since one quickly regenerates health while tagged out and one comes back to life three times per match. This makes them an efficient tank team with lots of health to spare.
- Green Lantern/John Stewart: If your opponent sets your health below 20% (like facing another Raven/Prime) or you have the Fourth World Set equipped taking damage will cause his passive to activate giving you time to switch out or heal. (Will only activate on her first passive activation.) The shield will stay even if she health swaps so if she loses health through her passive she will still have a chance to live.
- Fourth World Set: As stated above in the Strategy section.
- Killer Frost and Deathstroke/Arkham Origins: As explained above.
- Black Adam/Regime: He cannot choose to not damage Raven with his passive - which deals a large amount of damage that cannot deal a knock out blow - making it easy to accidentally trigger her passive.
- Green Lantern/Red Son: Her passive allows her to swap health with Red Son characters, bypassing the durability offered by his passive.
- Green Lantern/Red Lantern Hal Jordan: His passive gives him 3 bars of starting power, and Raven is great for absorbing that. Also, as he cannot be healed and as his specials consume a fixed percentage of his health to even use, a health swap is guaranteed to limit how many specials he can activate (to at most one special 1, if Raven swaps health with him between 15-20% of her health).
- Deadshot/Suicide Squad and Deadshot/Arkham Origins: Since Deadshot has a multi-hit first special that can only KO an opponent on the last hit, he will definitely trigger Raven's passive, thus leaving him in a very vulnerable state.
- All characters that use DoT as their primary source of damage: DoT doesn't directly kill; therefore Raven's passive will ALWAYS be triggered by their DoT.
- Batman, primarily Batman/Arkham Origins, Batman/Arkham Knight and Batman/Beyond Animated: Militarized Batmobile greatly empowers their Super Move, which is already one of the simplest way to deal with Raven, especially since Arkham Origins Batman already starts with two bars (and Arkham Knight Batman can opt for the same, while also having an SP2 that does the vast majority of its damage on its last hit), and Animated Batman Beyond's passive causes his super to grant him a temporary crit boost. However, note that the invulnerability will not prevent Raven from swapping health if the Super Move itself did not knock her out, although if you manage to somehow mess up, it will give you precious moments to react and tag out Batman. Also, the strong Area Effect on the Militarized Batmobile means even if you are unable to hit Raven directly with the super, you can safely bring her to very low health with the area effect, allowing you to easily knock her out from there.
- Additionally, Arkham Origins Batman is a strong counter against both versions of Killer Frost, Raven's common partners in crime.
- Characters with strong single hit or "concentrated damage on the first or last hit" specials, including but not limited to the following:
- Ares/Prime: His SP2, God Smack, deals incredible amounts of 1 hit unblockable damage, making it extremely easy for him to knock out Raven. However, the Fourth World set resurrection effect can cause this to backfire, and the quick tap usage of God Smack can make it tough to get the fullest power from the special, creating potential problems if Raven is at full health and has a team or gear health boost.
- Bane/Luchador: The same case can also be applied with Ares/Prime, but this time on Bane’s one-hit unblockable S1 (most especially that Bane performs a block-breaking stun, and that he’s equipped with CoD, LexCorp Gauntlets V2, and LOA Adept Knives).
- Batman/Arkham Knight: His SP2 concentrates the majority of its damage on the last hit, which can KO Raven and not activate her passive when she's at a low enough health threshold.
- Batman/Batman Ninja: This is an unusual strategy. When Batman is equipped with the Cloak of Destiny and the LexCorp Chest Armor V2, even if his stun on SP2 triggers Raven’s dangerous health swap, he can singlehandedly KO Raven on the last hit where most of the damage is concentrated - and at the same time, Batman replenishes all his lost health, thanks to the Chest Armor’s Life Drain on SP2.
- Batman/Insurgency: His SP2 is a strong single-hit. Since the Cloak of Destiny is a common gear equipped on Batman, if Raven is stunned, his SP2 will deal even more damage, increasing the chance for a single-hit KO.
- Batman/Prime: His SP2 has the majority of its damage on the first hit, which can KO Raven when she's at a low enough health threshold.
- Doomsday/Prime: Both his specials, especially his SP2, are devastating one-hit wonders.
- Harley Quinn, particularly Harley Quinn/Animated: Animated Harley works well against Raven in many ways. Her passive allows her or her teammates to reach SP2/super faster and cause them to hit harder. All three options of her SP2 are valid options: the massive heal allows her team to recover from a sudden drop in health; the unblockable bomb can deal ~40k 1-hit damage and knock out Raven quickly, and the damage boost will make it even easier to achieve one high hit. However, be careful about using the bomb against Raven. Because of a complication in how specials interact, it is possible (albeit rare) for Raven to start using a special before the bomb finishes, which allows Raven to take the bomb damage but prevents her from being knocked out (i.e. she will stay at 1 health if she was already fairly low). This will trigger Raven's passive, in turn bringing Harley to 1 health to be immediately knocked out by Raven's special. Therefore, it's advised to only rely on the bomb if Raven has less than 1 bar of power or if you completely lack practical SP2 or supers.
- Superman/Regime: Superman's SP2 is unblockable and only involves one-hit; if it's activated near, but before Raven reaches 20% health, her passive will not activate and she will suffer a knockout.
- Doomsday/Containment: He can afford to be at low health more so than almost any other card. Additionally, his multi-hit SP2 also makes him even more suited to deal with Fourth World Raven.
- Aquaman/Prime: His SP2 allows him to send out an Atlantean hero, which in turn can soak up one of Raven's health swaps, therefore reducing her effectiveness in the match.
- Batman/Flashpoint: His specials disable healing, including Raven's health swap. If he does not use specials however, he will presumably cripple Raven with his high basic damage.
- Killer Croc/Arkham: This is more of a situational counter, depending on the amount of armor Croc has built up. Even if he activates Raven's health swap, his armor is unaffected by it. However, depending on the health he has underneath the armor, he could potentially give Raven full health back or if he is low enough, keep her crippled while his armor acts as a health bar. Regardless he is less affected by most and has a greater chance of lasting longer against Raven due to armor acting as an alternative healthbar replenished by specials. Generally, when using him in this fashion, using his Arkham teammates to activate special 2s and allowing him to build up armor before tagging in is the best strategy as he wouldn't be whittled down to the point where his armor would be low enough to be a minor annoyance rather than a 3rd chance at life.
- The Joker/Batman Ninja: Lord Joker and the gunners teamed with him can reduce Raven's health even when she's tagged out, making her more susceptible to a one-shot nuke.
Here are Raven's abilities.
|Twilight's End||First Special||Raven unleashes wicked claw attacks onto her foe.||Rapid Swipe (x2)|
|Soul Crush||Second Special||Dark magic twists and rips apart the very soul of Raven's enemy.||Quick tap|
|Deadly Sin||Super Move||Raven flexes her demonic heritage and calls upon her father to aid in ending her opponent. UNBLOCKABLE.||Tap|
Support Cards and Gear
Here are Raven's support cards and gear.
|Arella||Health||10% HEALTH BOOST.||3,000|
|Trigon||Damage||10% DAMAGE BOOST.||4,000|
|Azarath||Energy||10% ENERGY REGENERATION.||5,000|
|Azarathian Cloak (Demonic Cloak)||Gear||
8% - 18% POWER GENERATION increase
[Raven] 20% - 30% LIFEDRAIN chance on Special 2
[EVOLVED] 20% - 30% CRIT chance on Special 2
|25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)|
These stats are the final damage and health levels at level 50, per Elite rank, with ALL support cards, and without any augmentations. With the 2.13 update, Elite 8, 9, and 10 have been added. The Elite 10 damage and health levels are for level 60 characters.
- Her artifacts are: Arm Guard, Eye Pendent, Hood, Spirit Totem and Boot Guards.
- Prior to her challenge release, it is possible to encounter a silver Prime Raven as one of the random opponents in Bonus Battle 6, with a different but unknown passive.
- Upon release, Demonic Rage glitches if you tag out right as it is triggered, causing your opponent to freeze in place and take any hit you throw without retaliation, while an image of Raven appears behind your active character.
- Previously, her passive has a catch: the resulting health after the trigger depended on % health, but whether it triggers depended on absolute health. It means it was possible for Raven's passive to trigger and lose health while her opponent gain health if she has lower maximum health. For example, if her opponent has 100k maximum health but 15k left, while Raven has 50k maximum health and falls to 9k (which is lower than 20% of her maximum), her passive will trigger because it thinks her opponent has higher health. However, after the switch she only gets 15% (15k/100k) of her own maximum health, which is 7.5k, lower than her previous health, and the reverse happens on her opponent. This has since been removed.
- She is the only version of Raven without a passive revolving around Power drain.
- Previously, Demonic Rage only triggers when she is hit. If her health was "set" to a level lower than 20%, but it wasn't a "hit", it won't trigger her passive, such as with an opposing Raven's passive.