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What Do Teddy Bears Have To Do With Vengeance? (Advanced Scorpion Guide by Slips and PimpUigi)

PimpUigi

Sex Kick

As we learned from the Challenge Tower, like most of the MK females, Mileena has had a huge crush on Scorpion for a long time. Scorpion however, is very unapproachable because of his obsession with vengeance. Mileena thought of a way to try and appease Scorpion's pain, worked very hard, and made him a cute little Teddy Bear for him to hold if he ever has to go to sleep alone.


However, Scorpion doesn't care about that garbage, and he knows the only emotion a real man should show is anger. He refused Mileena's cunning homemade welfare Teddy Bear advances. But we, as Scorpion players, must make sure that he does not get sexually frustrated. We must make sure he wins and keeps his confidence up so when the time comes when he has achieved vengeance on all that needs to be avenged, his game and pimpin' skills are still intact and the girls will be giving him much more than Teddy Bears to receive the pleasure of Scorpion's sting.

Let's all help Scorpion attain vengeance so that he may one day live happily ever after.


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Strategy
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General Strategy
Scorpion's biggest strength is his ability to punish and to keep momentum. He punishes with good damage and his BnB combos do not allow his opponent's to wake-up attack which means they are forced to keep guessing which way to block even after a full combo. He can easily do close to half life with one punish, and possibly much much more if you’re willing to risk it. That being said, learning how to punish your opponent's character is huge. Know how to punish their moves, strings and special moves. No special move is safe in the game when Scorpion has meter, so keep that in mind. Once you have your opponent scared to do their special moves, Scorpion can play his game. If he's fighting against a good zoner, it allows him to move in close for rush down. If he's fighting someone who wants to get in, he gets to incorporate his zoning game.

Zoning
Long Range Zoning: Scorpion’s long range zoning is fairly generic, but effective on some characters. It mainly consists of Hellfire, an unblockable that will hit any opponent who is on the ground, mixed with Spear when they come down from a jump to try and avoid Hellfires. This works particularly well on characters that don’t have mobility in the air. Characters that can air fireball or teleport in the air makes doing anti-air Spear much riskier as they can cause it to whiff, so you have to be careful of your opponent’s knowledge of the match-up.

Jump Distance Zoning: Hellfire is much riskier at jump distance since if they jump it you’ll eat a full combo, so you might want to use Scorpions pokes to keep people away safely. :d+:bk and :fp:fp:fp will be your main tools. Use your spacing well and this will cause your opponent to jump so you can anti-air them into a vortex.

Rushdown
Closing the gap: There are a lot of match-ups Scorpion will get outzoned so you’ll have to rely on your ability to get in to win the match. If your opponent is abusing special moves to keep you out, you can get in easier because Scorpion does a great job blowing up other character’s special moves. In short, :exSpear and :exTeleport Punch will deter any character from getting too liberal with their zoning with special moves. Once they learn to respect :exSpear and :exTeleport Punch, or if you don’t have meter and the risk of throwing out a random TP is too great, you’ll have to trek your way to your opponent’s jump distance to force some action.

Once you get there you can safely dash forward and :d+:bk. You can also use :d+:bk~Takedown if your opponent does not learn to respect :d+:bk by itself. Once you get them crouch blocking, you can start using :r+:fk and if you want more damage you can try a :l+:bp. :fp:fp is also solid as it slightly moves you forward away from jump ins and gives you the advantage on block. Don’t forget Hellfire is unblockable, and Spear is a very fast projectile than can catch people off guard when you are this close. Mix all this in and it will allow you to get in on your opponent with even deadlier tools.

Once you’re in: Now that you’ve got your opponent totally respecting your mid-range options, they will start blocking and allow you to open of the best of Scorpion’s arsenal.

The Dollar Menu (111 string): :fp:fp:fp is Scorpion’s best pressure string. The first :fp is a high but will connect on opponent’s crouch blocking. The last two hits are mid that recover very fast. Mixing up doing one, two, or all three hits linked into a special makes your opponent guess when they are supposed to release block. Mix these up with throws to get your opponent to release block as well and next thing you know your opponent is getting hit with no risk to you at all. Depending on how your opponent is reacting to the Dollar Menu allows you to open up other forms of offense as well.

:fk:fk:bk: This string is best used when opponent’s try to duck jab or uppercut in between the Dollar Menu string attempts. Scorpion is at very little disadvantage after this string. This string can be risky if your opponent likes to jump.

50/50: Scorpion has good 50/50 mix-ups between overheads and lows. His safe options are :r+:fk mixed with :r+:bk~Takedown. His high risk/high reward options are :l+:bp mixed with :r+:bk~Spear. Scorpion can also do :bp:fp+:bp into vortex combo mixed with :bp~Takedown which is also very effective.

Anti-Air: Scorpion has some great anti-air tools. The most obvious is the standard uppercut. Decent speed and has good range, probably his most reliable but yields the least amount of damage. His :d+:fp has a sharp hitbox, and if you can avoid the input bug, beats nearly all JP’s and JK’s at most angles as well. Doing :d+:fp into Teleport Punch into combo into vortex is a heavy deterrent for anyone to jump in on Scorpion. :fk into Teleport Punch is also a solid choice if the input bug is getting you killed.

Meter Building: Sometimes you just need that little extra bit of meter to get that :ex move. The most effective and least risky way to gain meter is the jump back, and right as you are about to land do an Air Throw. When you land a spear after a juggle combo, before going into the vortex you have time to jump over your opponent, whiff an air grab at the last second, and then jump over your opponent again with the JiP,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch.

Vortex: The vortex is when you eliminate your opponent from being able to do wake-up attacks and forcing them to keep guessing after a combo on which way to block. This is mainly accomplished with ending a combo with TP on a standing opponent after a Spear. Scorpion can also perform a vortex after the second Spear in a combo hits at full screen. This ability makes Scorpion very unique in the MK9 cast and gives him huge damage potential and comeback ability. Learning all his vortex set-ups after his combos is essential.

Throw wake-ups: After Scorpion throws his opponent, he is awarded a free hellfire. The only way to avoid the hellfire is to do a wake-up attack. Learning how to punish character's wake-up attacks full screen allows for a pretty decent 50/50.

Just Frame Teleport Punch: Scorpion actually has a just frame TP where it does not connect on the opposing character. He will land right next to them instantly allowing you to apply pressure at a most unexpected time. His TP needs to be done on the very first frame he is considered off the ground. You can do this either on the way up, or on the way down which is slightly easier to time but more telegraphed to your opponent. Incredibly hard to master, but is worth the risk in times of need.


Punishers
Scorpion's best punish is the :bp:fp+:bp bread and butter combo.
Punish Reptile's Elbow Dash with :fk~Spear
Punish pop ups with :l+:bp

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Combos
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*insert "oops I whiffed spear, gg" meme here*

Jump Ins
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PimpUigi BNB
Jump Punch,:bp:fp+:bp, Teleport Punch,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
38%+Vortex Setup

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, NJP, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
35%+Great Void Setup

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
38%+Great Void Setup

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:d+:fp~Spear
41%+Opportunity for :d+:fk


NJP
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NJP,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
39%+Vortex Setup


:l+:bp
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Close :l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
30%(40% AA)+Vortex Setup

Far or close :l+:bp, Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
29%(38% AA)+Vortex Setup


:r+:bk
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:r+:bk~Spear, NJP, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
29%+Great Void Setup

:r+:bk~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
32%+Great Void Setup

:r+:bk~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear
35%+Opportunity for :d+:fk


AA Spear
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AA Spear, NJP, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk:fk~Spear
26%+Great Void Setup

AA Spear, Jump Over Punch,:bp:fp+:bp~Teleport,:bp~Teleport,:qtl+:fp~Spear
31%+Opportunity for :d+:fk


AA Teleport Punch
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AA Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
37%+Vortex Setup


AA Jump Punch
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AA Jump Punch, Dash, :fk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
27%+Vortex Setup

AA Jump Punch, Dash, :fp:fp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
25%+Vortex Setup


Instant Jump Kick/AA Jump Kick
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Instant Jump Kick/AA Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
38%+Vortex Setup


High Jump Kick To Standing Opponent
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Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
38%+Vortex Setup


High Jump Kick To Crouching Opponent
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Jump Kick~Air Throw
14%


Deep Jump Kick To Crouching Opponent
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Jump Kick, Dash,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
27%+Vortex Setup


AA :fp (resulting from :fp:fp:fp pressure)
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AA :fp:fp, Dash,:fp:fp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp~Spear Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
32%+Vortex Setup


AA :fk (best for anti close jump ins that don't cross up)
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AA :fk~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
35%+Vortex Setup


AA :d+:bk (best for anti long range jump ins)
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AA :d+:bk~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
34%+Vortex Setup


AA :d+:fp (best for anti mid range jump ins, as well as anti cross up)
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High AA :d+:fp~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
33%+Vortex Setup

Mid AA :d+:fp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
32%+Vortex Setup

Low AA :d+:fp~Teleport Punch,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
32%+Vortex Setup (this is the best punish for Mileena's :exTeleport Kick)

(Crouching in wait) AA :d+:fp, Dash,:fk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
31%+Vortex Setup

(Crouching in wait) AA :d+:fp,:d+:bk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
29%+Vortex Setup


Back To The Wall Combos
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Scorpion doesn't really have good non :ex wall combos. However, he can add some damage to his AA combos when his back is to the wall.
These opportunities are very situational...

AA Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:fk:fk~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
39%+Vortex Setup

AA Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,:fk~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
39%+Vortex Setup

AA :fk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,:fk~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
36%+Vortex Setup

AA :d+:bk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,:fk~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
35%+Vortex Setup

AA :d+:fp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:l+:bp,:fk~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
34%+Vortex Setup


Wall Combos
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:fk:fk:bk,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
28%+Vortex Setup

Deep Jump Kick,:fk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
38%+Vortex Setup


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Vortex Follow Ups
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Okay, you've setup the Vortex, now what??
You've got more than a dozen options to choose from.

1. Safe Jump Punch, Dollar Menu Pressure
2. Safe Jump Punch,:bp:fp:bp
3. Safe Jump Punch,:bp:fp~Takedown
4. Safe Jump Punch,:r+:fk
5. Safe Jump Punch, Throw
6. Safe Jump Punch,:r+:bk~Takedown
7 .Safe Jump Punch,:bp:fp+:bp
8. Safe Jump Punch,:bp~Takedown
9. Safe Jump Punch,:r+:bk~Spear
10. Safe Jump Punch,:l+:bp
11. Don't Jump,:r+:bk~Spear
12. Don't Jump,:l+:bp (doesn't work if you used a :l+:bp previously in your combo)

Add in delays for even more mind games.


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Great Void Follow Ups
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Congratulations on successfully landing your Great Void setup.
You have over half a dozen options for you to follow up with now.

1. :l+:bp (doesn't work if you used a :l+:bp previously in your combo)
2. :r+:bk~Spear
3. :r+:bk~Takedown
4. :fk:fk:bk
5. :fk:fk~Takedown
6. :d+:fk (followed by Dash Grab or Dash :fk:fk pressure)
7. :d+:bk~Takedown


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:exCombos
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AA :exTeleport Punch
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AA :exTeleport Punch, Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
39%+Vortex Setup


Back to the wall :exTeleport Punch
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:exTeleport Punch,:bp~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
46%+Vortex Setup

Back not close enough to the wall :exTeleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
44%+Vortex Setup

AA :exTeleport Punch,:fk~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
40%+Vortex Setup


:exHellfire Ender
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Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,Jump Kick~Air Throw,:exHellfire
48%

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear,:exHellfire
49%


:exSpear
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:exSpear, NJP, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
31%+Great Void Setup

:exSpear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk,:fk~Spear
34%+Great Void Setup

:exSpear, NJP, Dash,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear
38%+Opportunity for :d+:fk

AA :exSpear, NJP, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:r+:bk:fk~Spear
30%+Great Void Setup

AA :exSpear, Jump Over Punch,:bp:fp+:bp~Teleport,:bp~Teleport,:d+:fp~Spear
35%+Opportunity for :d+:fk


:ex Wall Combos
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Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:fk~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
52%+Vortex Setup

Not close enough to the wall Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~Teleport Punch
51%+Vortex Setup

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:fk~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear
51%+Opportunity for :d+:fk

Not close enough to the wall Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, Dash, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear
50%+Opportunity for :d+:fk

Jump Punch,:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:bp:fp,:bp:fp,:bp:fp,:fk:fk~Takedown
51%

:fk:fk:bk,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:bp~Teleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp~Spear
40%+Opportunity for :d+:fk

:fk:fk:bk,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:bp:fp,:fk:fk~Takedown
40%


Full Meter Wall Combos
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Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Dash :bp~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch, Dash, Jump Kick~Air Throw,:exHellfire
69%

Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:fk~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch,:qtl+:fp~Spear, Dash, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch, Jump Kick~Air Throw,:exHellfire
66%

Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~:exTeleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:r+:bk,:fk~Takedown
65%

Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch,:l+:bp, Jump Kick~Teleport Punch, Jump Kick~:exTeleport Punch, Dash,:fp:fp~Spear, Jump Over Punch,:r+:bp:fp~:exTeleport Punch, Jump Kick~Air Throw
64%

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Match Vids
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Slips - Scorpion vs. Liu Kang
http://www.justin.tv/slipkicks/b/301490600

Slips - Scorpion vs. Kung Lao
http://www.justin.tv/slipkicks/b/301489080

Slips - Scorpion vs. Cyrax
http://www.justin.tv/slipkicks/b/302006817

Slips - Scorpion vs. Kitana
http://www.justin.tv/slipkicks/b/302199583

PimpUigi - Scorpion vs. Maxter - Cyrax​
PimpUigi​
http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork/b/309004075
vs CD Jr - Smoke @ 0:56:00
vs Pherleece - Sindel @ 1:12:00
vs MK Peanuts - Liu Kang @ 1:41:00​
PimpUigi
http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork/b/309034416
vs Chris G - Noob Saibot @ 2:17:30​
 

Sasuga

Noob
Cool. I'm gonna use this 'vengeance' concept to score this chick at the office. :)

Awesome guide, good job!
 

ELC

Scrublord McGee
PimpUigi and Slips Win
Flawless Victory

EDIT: One questions though ...

Concerning F4xxTakedown/F3 Mix-Up, would you suggest using 2,1,2/2,1xxTakedown as a substitute? If so, in what scenarios?
 

PimpUigi

Sex Kick
Honestly I never use any of those four, but that's me personally.
I don't want to say anything to constrict peoples game play, it's really all about using the mixups you feel you want to setup from the vortex.

So 212 vs 21~Takedown is fine. (options 2 and 3 from the list)
There's just over a dozen options, so I listed the ones I could think of.
 

Dat Al

Stay Frosty
Bueno guide. Any advice on landing the spear after air juggling with 1,1,1? I know it sounds crazy, but I have a lot of trouble landing the spear input consistently after this string. I am doing this on the Xbox analog stick, just curious if anyone else has this same issue.
 

Slips

Feared by dragons. Desired by virgins.
Premium Supporter
PimpUigi and Slips Win
Flawless Victory

EDIT: One questions though ...

Concerning F4xxTakedown/F3 Mix-Up, would you suggest using 2,1,2/2,1xxTakedown as a substitute? If so, in what scenarios?
Thats actually a good mix-up as well that I use frequently but forgot to mention.
 

Noble Raptor

Premium
Premium Supporter
I like using 2, 1+2, Takedown on a blocking opponent in the corner. Nice to see whiffed Air Throw get a mention. Great guide!

and I'm not sure if this was mentioned but what about using Spear/Hellfire after a throw? It is like a 50/50 because the opponent will either jump to avoid Hellfire (you can AA Spear) or not jump and get hit by Hellfire. Of course the opponent can use a wake-up but for some characters they won't wake-up after being thrown fullscreen. Also throw puts the opponent full screen and closer to the corner which can lead to zoning or corner stuff I guess. Also what about using a teleport after knocking the opponent away with something like 3, 3, 4? I know wake-ups can stop it but if the opponent doesn't wake-up then you can get in for pressure.
 

Slips

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Premium Supporter
I like using 2, 1+2, Takedown on a blocking opponent in the corner. Nice to see whiffed Air Throw get a mention. Great guide!

and I'm not sure if this was mentioned but what about using Spear/Hellfire after a throw? It is like a 50/50 because the opponent will either jump to avoid Hellfire (you can AA Spear) or not jump and get hit by Hellfire. Of course the opponent can use a wake-up but for some characters they won't wake-up after being thrown fullscreen. Also throw puts the opponent full screen and closer to the corner which can lead to zoning or corner stuff I guess. Also what about using a teleport after knocking the opponent away with something like 3, 3, 4? I know wake-ups can stop it but if the opponent doesn't wake-up then you can get in for pressure.
I didn't much go into wake-ups as everyone has their own preference. But those are all legit that you mentioned. Technically, a hellfire is free after a throw and the only way out is a wake up attack, which makes it an even purer 50/50 once you learn how to punish their wake-up attacks full screen.
 

Pagan

Noob
Slip and Pimp beat me to the punch posting an in depth Scorp guide. Same stuff I was going to mention :) Good stuff guys!
 

PimpUigi

Sex Kick
Great Guide, i think there should be included corner combos with E.Tele into B+2
There are, in the full meter section. (mainly to illustrate that they're more trouble than they're worth)
It's generally not a good idea to do B2 after an EX teleport because the timing is so extremely tight, and you get punished if you miss.
 

Slips

Feared by dragons. Desired by virgins.
Premium Supporter
Went ahead and edited throw wake-ups under the miscellanious section.
 

MKK hanzo

Moderator
Premium Supporter
AWESOME post guys and VERY informative! Some match vids of you guys could complement it VERY WELL!
 

UsedForGlue

"Strength isn't everything"
Premium Supporter
Absolutely perfect. No Bullshit, no subjective or situational advice, all clean material. Good stuff guys.
 

Slips

Feared by dragons. Desired by virgins.
Premium Supporter
AWESOME post guys and VERY informative! Some match vids of you guys could complement it VERY WELL!
I'll see if I can edit some of my matches we have on our weekly stream and post them up.

Thanks for the props guys. I might be editing it soon with more info as well. Think of it as 'Scorpion's Living Guide.' :p

And props to Pimpuigi for the very thorough combo section and silliness throughout hehe.

EDIT: Edited original post with spoilers to help clean it up.

Also I plan on putting specific match-up strategies in there as well vs. some characters.
 

PimpUigi

Sex Kick
Yeah, Mileena's guide is a "living guide" as well.
Not as good humor as this one though.

Eating April O' Niel at the end of every match, and being part Skunk just doesn't stack up to Scorpions lust for vengeance.
 

Enenra

Go to hell.
Wow, good job guys! Time to give Scorpion some reps. The Mileena/Scorpion love interest was pretty funny too.
11/10
 
I'll see if I can edit some of my matches we have on our weekly stream and post them up.

Thanks for the props guys. I might be editing it soon with more info as well. Think of it as 'Scorpion's Living Guide.' :p

And props to Pimpuigi for the very thorough combo section and silliness throughout hehe.

EDIT: Edited original post with spoilers to help clean it up.

Also I plan on putting specific match-up strategies in there as well vs. some characters.
That wouldbe godlike slips, thanks for the guide and all the tips youve been giving to the scorpion community on the forums!! much appreciated, thanks to pimpuigi as well
 

PimpUigi

Sex Kick
It seems like after the second teleport punch in combos, you can actually link 3~Spear instead of D1~Spear resulting in a 2% damage increase. (33~Spear also works sometimes, but for the same damage)
Unfortunately the timing is really tight, and for some reason on the main BNB you only get 1% extra damage.

The only combo where the timing is easy enough to be consistent, is the AA teleport punch combo.
Since there's less hits before the second teleport, the gravity is still weak enough to easily get in the 33~Spear.

Apart from that one combo, it's good stuff for flashy showoff combo videos...if that's useful. Haha.