- Not to be confused with Scorpion/Mortal Kombat X.
|Gold||950/850||182,000||Challenge Mode, Challenge Booster Pack, Bleed Out Pack, Survivor Pack, Most Wanted Pack, Apokolips Darkseid Challenge Pack, Red Lantern Challenge Pack, Rebirth Jessica Cruz Challenge Pack|
|Fire and Blood: Scorpion's heavy (swiping) combo causes his opponent to suffer BLEEDING damage over 2 seconds and his Specials inflict FIRE damage over 6 seconds.|
Mortal Kombat Scorpion can be unlocked through a challenge and promoted directly after he is unlocked. Otherwise, he can be randomly obtained from Challenge Booster Pack, Most Wanted Pack and the newly-added Apokolips Darkseid Challenge Pack, or as a guaranteed character from the Bleed Out Pack and the Survivor Pack , but getting him from a pack will not unlock him for direct promotions.
|Basic combo||Damage pattern (% of damage stat)||Total|
|Light||2% - 2% - 2% - 3%||9%|
|Heavy||4% - 4% - 4% - 2%||14%|
His passive when first introduced (and after being buffed) was unique, seeing as the enemy team couldn't defend against his damage over time. However, as the multiplayer update rolled out, his passive now is almost useless, as any Damage over Time method now is unblockable - meaning that only Scorpion's basic attacks have any unique effect.
His special 1 deals an additional burn damage of 3~6% (scales according to your swiping performance) of his damage stat over 6 seconds, compared to special 1's normal maximum of 40%. His special 2 does roughly 6.9~13.8% over 6 seconds, compared to special 2's 120%. His heavy combo does 2 additional bleed hits for about 2.4% damage (1.2% each).
This original version of Scorpion is very rarely used. While his damage isn't horrible, his health is quite low, and his passive is simply lackluster. He mostly only serves as confusion for his far more powerful version Scorpion/Mortal Kombat X, which is often caused by the Bleed Out Pack and Most Wanted Pack, both of which only contains this version of Scorpion (the former being fixed while the latter is random) but not the more recent version.
If you do have/want to use him however, his bleed on heavy combo, like all bleeds, confer a 20% damage bonus. While a bit too short to utilize with special attacks, it will slightly increase the damage of the first hit of your next heavy combo if you attack you opponent as soon as they move up to you again. It is also a very handy source of damage amplification for his Super Move; simply use a heavy combo and use his super immediately once it finishes, and the super will deal 20% increased damage.
Unusually, his opponent start burning - and taking the additional fire damage - during his special 2, instead of at the end.
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 Scorpion. Having a card that "counters" Scorpion does not mean it is always a good choice.
- Catwoman/Batman Returns: She is useful for boosting Scorpion's DOT.
- Batman/Arkham Knight: Batman can choose to be immune to DOT, rendering Scorpion's passive completely useless.
- Scorpion/Klassic: Because of Klassic Scorpion's immunity to fire, it renders all burning DOT completely useless.
- Aquaman/Injustice 2: If Aquaman has DOT on him and some power as well, a special move from Aquaman will rinse the burning or bleeding DOT and double it back at Scorpion.
Here are Scorpion's abilities.
|Flip Kick||First Special||Scorpion finishes a vicious melee combo with a flaming flip kick.||Rapid Swipe|
|Hell Fire||Second Special||Flames erupt from the ground as Scorpion kicks the life out of his opponent.||Rapid tap|
|The Netherrealm||Super Move||Scorpion transports his victim to the Netherrealm for a brutal beating. UNBLOCKABLE.||Tap|
Scorpion's SP2, "Hell Fire", can be chained from his 4-hit heavy basic combo.
Support Cards and GearEdit
Here are Scorpion's support cards and gear.
|Hanzo Hasashi||Health||10% HEALTH BOOST.||3,000|
|Shirai Ryu Clan||Damage||10% DAMAGE BOOST.||4,000|
|Netherrealm||Energy||10% ENERGY REGENERATION.||5,000|
|Kama (Netherrealm Kama)||Gear||
50% - 70% DAMAGE BOOST to basic attacks
[Scorpion] 20% - 30% LIFEDRAIN chance on special 2
[Evolved] 35% - 45% CRIT chance on basic attacks
|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.