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Mick-LuciferPosted: 08/06/2014 11:07 AMStatus ::
Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Mortal Kombat X is gearing up to take the global stage at Gamescom 2014! The annual trade fair doesn't take place until August 14-17 - but the European charm assault is already underway! Along with a major cover story in the latest GamePro Germany; July reveal Raiden has been released to European outlets [eg; IGN] in new assets via Warner Bros.

Get a better look at the Thunder God in a new render image, before delving deeper into the benefits of new Character Variations below:



We've seen these infographics for D'Vorah & Sub-Zero, offering explanations for the different Character Variations that determine play styles in Mortal Kombat X. They not only offer a description of the strengths and weaknesses as described by the developers themselves, but also highlight the visual tells that expose each version on sight.

Thunder God: The Thunder God Variation enhances Raiden's lightning attacks. This allows him to extend and perform combos that are unique only to this Variation. Thus giving Raiden the potential to do more damage.

Displacer: In his Displacer Variation, Raiden gains the ability to teleport to multiple attack zones. This tactic can be used to move into close range, attack from behind, or even escape rushdowns, making Raiden difficult to contain and significantly more mobile.

Storm Lord: The Storm Lord Variation gives Raiden the ability to create lightning traps. These traps can be used defensively or as a method to corner opponents. They can be used to affect wide areas, allowing Raiden to control the entire battlefield.

These Character Variations feature heavily in the most recent MKX trailer narrated by Creative Director Ed Boon. The trailer covers similar ground to the Evo 2014 Reveal Trailer with key new story details for an extra zap!

Which Variation are you most looking forward to? Register to talk tactics and share your impressions on the Mortal Komabt X forum! Support the site and inform your friends by liking & sharing articles via @MK_Online and Facebook.

ZwullePosted: 08/06/2014 11:45 AMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Nice. I´m wondering what variation will be used most. Probably gonna be the teleporting one.

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oraclePosted: 08/06/2014 12:25 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Displacer is such a kind of bland name. I wonder if they're kicking themselves for the variations and trying to come up with cool names for them all lol.

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Jaded-RavenPosted: 08/06/2014 12:27 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

oracle Wrote:
Displacer is such a kind of bland name. I wonder if they're kicking themselves for the variations and trying to come up with cool names for them all lol.


Well, they don't need to sound cool, as long they kinda makes sense.

Demon_0Posted: 08/06/2014 12:27 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Will use all three, but Displacer and Storm Lord really stand out for me

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JadedReignPosted: 08/06/2014 12:33 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm loving the SHIT out of this variation system.



I rarely even touch Raiden in MK games. But that Storm Lord style with all those linked traps? All kinds of shenanigans. All kinds of yes.

oraclePosted: 08/06/2014 01:05 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Jaded-Raven Wrote:
Well, they don't need to sound cool, as long they kinda makes sense.
You say that know but wait until we get the inevitable "throws stuff" as an official variation name.

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JRC15Posted: 08/06/2014 02:18 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

I wish we could get less fighting variation, and more fighter announcements lol. I'm dying for more information here!

subzertPosted: 08/06/2014 02:36 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

What is up with so many people using "lol" at the end of sentences? It doesn't even make sense.

IcebabyPosted: 08/06/2014 02:39 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

I think I'm gonna use Displacer a lot. I like-a to teleporta!

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fijikungfuPosted: 08/06/2014 02:39 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

subzert Wrote:
What is up with so many people using "lol" at the end of sentences? It doesn't even make sense.

*Looks at thread*
Are you attacking someone in particular Mister?

Anyway, probably going to use Displacer Scorpion the most out of his variations. Love chaining long combos with teleports.


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subzertPosted: 08/06/2014 02:41 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Not at all. I've seen it in facebook posts as well and a special certain someone does that too, so I'm just curious.

fijikungfuPosted: 08/06/2014 02:44 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

subzert Wrote:
Not at all. I've seen it in facebook posts as well and a special certain someone does that too, so I'm just curious.

Oh yeah, I guess it's just out of habit. I've been guilty of it time after time as well....... lol.


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subzertPosted: 08/06/2014 02:51 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

^ For this one it did make some sense for me

unleash_your_toungePosted: 08/06/2014 04:15 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

JadedReign Wrote:



I rarely even touch Raiden in MK games. But that Storm Lord style with all those linked traps? All kinds of shenanigans. All kinds of yes.


All kinds of agree.

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Maria_LindaPosted: 08/07/2014 09:10 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

This is the most flawless Raiden ever kreated. I cannot deal with this immense epicness of a game. MK10 will be the most flawless, epic game in the history of all games, worldwide.

I'm shaking my head, I just cannot deal with all this majestic grandiosity right now.

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KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 08/08/2014 11:34 AMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

Thunder God will be my go to for sure. All about the damage. I might just use Storm Lord for those gorgeous effects from the lightning traps. The way you see the sparks drip from the lightning orbs is just incredible.

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ShadalooPosted: 08/11/2014 10:58 AMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

I will be displacer and receive hate mail.


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Spider-2099Posted: 08/11/2014 04:33 PMStatus ::


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RE: Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Raiden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvULJJOPBxQ
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