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Matix218

Get over here!
Can you combo after a f4,flame aura? Seems like scorpion takes a while to recover and by that time the opponent has also recovered.
Yes, you have a window of time where you can link after hitting a flame aura. I believe it is a 2 or 3 frame link if you are looking to use 214 after hitting flame aura. It seems tough at first but you can absolutely learn the timing of this to the point where even online you will never miss the link.

The way I learned the timing (offline) in training mode is to set the opponent to auto block, then you can do a f4~flame aura into whatever and just learn the timing that way. There is actually a great visual cue as to when to input your string which is when scorpion starts to let his hands down after the FA animation. Online you have to input it slightly earlier than offline due to the built in 3 frame delay.

If you need more help or need to know how to incorporate this into your bnb combos either as a starter or ender just let me know.

EDIT: fyi the link window is even easier now with the new 7f stand 3. Instead of the stand 2 string you can now also use stand 3, fbrc, into standing 2. I use this as a starter but generally not an ender because I like to have full stamina after I end in a restand to maximize my options.
 
Yes, you have a window of time where you can link after hitting a flame aura. I believe it is a 2 or 3 frame link if you are looking to use 214 after hitting flame aura. It seems tough at first but you can absolutely learn the timing of this to the point where even online you will never miss the link.

The way I learned the timing (offline) in training mode is to set the opponent to auto block, then you can do a f4~flame aura into whatever and just learn the timing that way. There is actually a great visual cue as to when to input your string which is when scorpion starts to let his hands down after the FA animation. Online you have to input it slightly earlier than offline due to the built in 3 frame delay.

If you need more help or need to know how to incorporate this into your bnb combos either as a starter or ender just let me know.

EDIT: fyi the link window is even easier now with the new 7f stand 3. Instead of the stand 2 string you can now also use stand 3, fbrc, into standing 2. I use this as a starter but generally not an ender because I like to have full stamina after I end in a restand to maximize my options.
Awesome bro thanks. So you recommend me doing a s3 instead of the 214 after the flame aura?
 

Matix218

Get over here!
Awesome bro thanks. So you recommend me doing a s3 instead of the 214 after the flame aura?
As long as you are confident in your fbrc's yes. The standing 3 is two frames faster than standing 2 so it gives you a larger window to hit the link by two frames.

Some sample bnb combos that utilize a flame aura link:

214~teleport, 21~spear, jump over 2, f4~flame aura, 21~teleport (or 3, fbrc, 21~teleport if you are ok with draining some stamina which I dint recommend for an ender) or end in just 3~teleport which gives you the easy link but won't drain stamina.

F4~flame aura, 3, fbrc, 214~teleport, 21~spear, jump over punch, 4~teleport

Obviously like all scorpion bnbs, you can do 214~ex teleport, run, 21~spear in the middle if you are looking to use a bar for more damage.
 

Merciris

Noob
Reinstalled MKX on PC last week since XL is finally coming to PC on October, back on Scorpion since I remember how to play him the most.

I remember about his FBC and decided to practice it again but it doesn't seem to hit consistently? I know his blockstring doesn't work the way it did since 2015.

Assuming the opponent is not blocking, 21 > FBC > 123 or 21 > FBC > 21 on hit confirm doesn't seem to always work. Did they change it or am I just rusty?
 

Ardet

Noob
Does cancel frames change if you cancel string with exFireball? Like its case with Liu Khang' ex cancel. He gets 4f more than regular fireball. For example, regular b12-fireballcancel is 0 on block, but b12-exBall is +4 on block. Does our burning fella has benefits of exBall?
 

Cobainevermind87

Mid-match beer sipper
Does cancel frames change if you cancel string with exFireball? Like its case with Liu Khang' ex cancel. He gets 4f more than regular fireball. For example, regular b12-fireballcancel is 0 on block, but b12-exBall is +4 on block. Does our burning fella has benefits of exBall?
I don't think so. You'll probably want to save your EX fireball for when you've run out of stamina after run cancelling, so you can continue your pressure. I don't play hellfire, but that's just what I've seen good online and tournament players do.
 

ryublaze

Noob
Premium Supporter
What is the combo after f4xFBRCx214? I only see f4xFlame aura ones
You should be doing f4 fbrc 3 since it's an easier link.

Midscreen:
f4 fbrc 3 aura 3 spear (pause) j2 214 tele f3 takedown
f4 fbrc 3 aura 3 EX tele 21 j3 tele 21 spear j2 3

Corner:
f4 fbrc 3 aura 123 tele b2 rc b12 spear (pause) j2 3
f4 fbrc 3 aura 214 tele 214 EX tele rc 21 spear dash 3