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Shao Kahmbos (Updated w/ new Aftermath Combos)

John Grizzly

The axe that clears the forest
Premium Supporter
NEW AFTERMATH COMBOS (B3 IS NOW WORTH USING):

  • F3,4xxB,F3 MB, B3, dash, 1, 4xxD,B3 - 345.18
  • F3,4xxB,F3 MB, B3, dash, 1,2,1+3 - 414.37 (with KB loaded)
  • B3, B,F3 MB, dash, 1, dash, 4xxB,F3 MB, B2xxD,B3 - 372.98
  • (CORNER) B3, B3, 4xxB,F3 MB, 4xxB,F3 MB, 4xxD,B3 - 454.84 (565.14 with KB)
  • (CORNER) B3, B3, 4xxB,F3 MB, 4xxB,F3 MB, 4xxD,B3 KB, dash, 4xxD,B3 - (565.14)
  • (CORNER) B3, B3, B3, 4xxB,F3 MB, 1, 4xxD,B3 - 417.88
  • (CORNER) F3,4xxB,F3 MB, B3, B3, 4xxD,B3 - 371.94
  • (ANTI-AIR) STANDING 1, B3, B,F3 MB, dash, 1, dash, 4xxD,B3- 305.21
 

XxTheGoblinX

Le_Supreme_
2 Bar Flawless
Flawless block, u2, B3, dash, B2xxB,F3 MB, dash, 4xxDB3 - 327.32
2 bar Armor break
Njp, 4xxBF3 MB, Down, 4xxBF3 MB, Dash,, 4xxDB3 - 452.74
 

jcbowie

...more deadly than the dawn.
You can get slightly more damage on regular starters in Risen Emperor than the combo paths above. If you use:

STARTERxxb,f3, b3, j2, b2xxdb3

and

b3, dash, 4xxb,f3EX, dash, 4xxb,f3EX, microdash, d2

Off the f3,4 starter you get 354.75 versus 345.18 and it's also slightly easier to do, you just buffer everything and bam easy 35%. Off the b3 starter you just get more damage, a little over 40%.

EDIT: I was actually wrong also, just tried it and ending the latter combo with b2xxdb3 actually does slightly more damage.
 
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NeroOps

Death Before Dishonor
anyone have realm destroyer combos? Watch aquaman today to that variation was loaded with damage.
Couple of people uploaded combo videos for his third variation. Here's two:

You won't find anything dealing with f34 starter or the improved b3 juggle so you'll have to lab that yourself which i'm sure won't be difficult.
That variation does have a risky setup using his seeking wrath hammer as a ender shown here:
https://streamable.com/d4qt1
The closer you are to the opponent the more plus you are but the risk is the projectile is a high which can be ducked. Also you're taking the chance of being hit with a wake up attack.
Here is me doing it on a opponent who was unfamiliar with it:
https://streamable.com/dea9el
Your choice to try it or not.
 
anyone have realm destroyer combos? Watch aquaman today to that variation was loaded with damage.
The best i could come up with so far was:

F3,4 BF3 enhanced dash B3 dash 4 db1 for like 34 for one bar

If done in the corner: F3,4 BF3 enhanced B3 B3 1,1,4 DB1 for like 38 for one bar

And his db1 is an armor breaking air grab launcher. So if they try to break away after enhanced BF3 OR the B3 you can dash up and enhanced db1 dash 4 db1 for like 30 and their defensive bars are gone. I think this could become pretty strong for him.
 
You can get slightly more damage on regular starters in Risen Emperor than the combo paths above. If you use:

STARTERxxb,f3, b3, j2, b2xxdb3

and

b3, dash, b4xxb,f3EX, dash, 4xxb,f3EX, microdash, d2

Off the f3,4 starter you get 354.75 versus 345.18 and it's also slightly easier to do, you just buffer everything and bam easy 35%. Off the b3 starter you just get more damage, a little over 40%.

EDIT: I was actually wrong also, just tried it and ending the latter combo with b2xxdb3 actually does slightly more damage.
dumb question.. how are you canceling off B4 in the b3 starter? I feel like an idiot but =P or is it a typo
 
Not sure if found yet but some variations of his old midscreen BnB's with B3 included (medium execution imo but pretty easy after a few mins): RISEN EMPEROR VARIATION

21, BF3 ex, micro dash, B3, micro dash, 4, DB3 ~ 319 DMG (basically 32% 1 bar)

F21, BF3 ex, micro dash, B3, micro dash, 4, DB3 ~ 310.66 DMG (a little over 31% 1 bar)

Both are superior to the old JI2 BnBs
 

DixieFlatline78

Everyone Has A Path
Shao Kahn, Geras, Jacqui, Shang Tsung, Kung Lao, and Raiden (on paper) are the big ones.

Biggest loser is probably Johnny. I think the effects of his nerfs are massively overstated but I imagine with that minor bump combined with Shang and Lao's buffs could reasonably bump him out of the Top 5. Kotal as well for the totem nerf but they buffed Totemic. Also I think Baraka is a loser as well since he didnt get any buffs and his armor breaker isnt amazing. I usually enjoy low tier characters and I've actually been doing really well with him but I really dont enjoy working around his flaws and his pressure is mostly effective online

I'm picking Shao up for now hoping his changes amount to more. It seems like the buffs to B3 and F34 are just going to augment his S1, D1, D4, B4, Throw rotation so maybe he'll have better mind games. His buffed damage and armor break seem very strong too

Geras having virtually unbreakable combo routes is really strong and Kung Lao having corner routes that lead into the Divekick KB for 60% is pretty fuckin nutty.
 

Evil Canadian

G O K U
Royal Contributor
I'm picking Shao up for now hoping his changes amount to more. It seems like the buffs to B3 and F34 are just going to augment his S1, D1, D4, B4, Throw rotation so maybe he'll have better mind games. His buffed damage and armor break seem very strong too
in the end shao's mostly gonna play the same he did before except you are more incentivized to use b3 as a whiff punish, and he does more damage. That's about it though.
 

villainous monk

Terrible times breed terrible things, my lord.
Here's a few I have.

Risen Emperor.
Mid screen:
Starter xx bf3 amp, B3, j2, 23 xx db3 - 34%
Starter xx bf3 amp, B3, dash s4, 23 xx db3 - 36%
^* With a s1 wiff you get a extra 1% & +1 with s1, f3 staggers off of hit confirms if you go into f3 4.
With db3 kb it's a easy 45%-48% with any of these combos mid screen with 1 bar.
^*You can substitute 23 for 14, 21 or s4. Roughy the same damage ish.
^*Unable to connect with FB has the gravity kicks in after 23, 21, 14, but it's inconsistent with s4. With s4 FB I got 60% midscreen.

Midscreen with FB:
Starter xx bf3 amp, B3, S4, FB - 58%
Cross over J3 or J4, 14 or 23 or 21, bf3 amp, B3, S4, FB -62% very difficult.

With Kb into FB Midscreen:
Starter, KB, xx bf3 amp, B3, S4, FB - 57%
Throw KB, B3, dash S4, FB, 60%ish

Corner:
B3, B3, B3, S4, bf3 amp, 23, db3 - 40%
Starter xx bf3 amp, B3, j2, db3 - 36%
B3, b3, starter xx bf3 amp, s1, s1, s4 db3 - 39%
^*These off course are all 1 bar with 2 bars you net around 43%- 48%
^*With KB's 53%-55%
For Fatal Blows you would only use 1 bar as the gravity kicks in and the start up for his FB is 25f so it can wiff sometimes.

That's what I got to share. Try them out and put some fear and anxiety in your opponents lives.