11-19-2017 12:49 PM - edited 07-11-2018 09:32 AM
I can now say that he is probably the best diamond char. Having him in his team means that you are playing a 2 vs 3 game every single match. 4 bars of powers is insane as his SP 2 is CRAZY! I have literally killed the entire enemy team with 3 SP2s in a row. No need for brutality.
\\In other words- can you place him amongst the best diamonds - KLK, RM, KRD
Me personally - still cannot say as I need to test him with WH and his gear.
This will basically mean that the match goes 2 v 3. Equipped with WH, his Gear, any other hp gear and soul medallion will mean
that there is no stopping him deal 3!!! sp2s in a row which will guarantee a dead enemy unless it is a Jadish kinda char with Sonya's shield.
So basically if this happens (and when we finaly get his gear) he will most probably end up and break the holy trinity.
Until then - nah....he is just... OK. What do you think?
11-19-2017 08:54 PM
He's good but I don't see him among the best yet... the only good thing is his SP2, but he has a Huge problem and is that he is too slow, so you can't fight with him and get a great synergy with other cards, you fight with the others until he gets SP2 and then you make him tag in.
11-19-2017 09:34 PM
11-20-2017 12:39 AM
@Nuka no power gen? He has a base power generation of 130%!!! Even using one of the weaker power generation equipments on him allows him to easily build up power.
But he is very slow.
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Don't you think however that after his gear is out this will mean that the game is 100% 2 v 3 unless you unleash his 3 SP2s in a row on Jade and Relentless Jason? I mean, let's admit it - his SP2 easily will get more than 60 % away from any char unless diamond with 2 hp gears.
And if not already below 40 % then OK, I have 2 more SP2s.
So long story short - 100 % game will be 2 v 3. You cannot do this with full x ray team as there will be always the chance of enemy getting reenant not to mention that you can get the quan chi - spec ops teams.
However, nothinmg can stop Shao Kahn but those 2 characters. However, you can easily just let them tag out and unleash your 3 SP2S on any other???
Don't you think that this will be quite OP?
11-20-2017 09:26 PM
KSK is a free character. Therefore the idea that he is the best card doesn't make much business sense - for this game and for any games. If he was the best character, he would help reduce players' need to buy EAPs, to open EPs, and to gamble on other exclusive packs which have been NRS's main revenue channel IMO.
He is a strong and solid character, but don't set too high an expectation for him.
I second @lefterisk idea that he ranks below HSSC.
Maybe KSK was introduced to satisfy some players' desire for diamonds which may otherwise motivate them to use illegitimate methods to obtain.
11-21-2017 03:46 AM
Shao Kahn's essence is appear when you use him with Outworlders only. Because his passive ability. RM is a good choice, and Mournful Kitana.
07-11-2018 09:31 AM
To answer myself a several months later -YES, he is def in there. Currently my top team is with shao khan and it is literally unbeatable. I hardly ever lose 1 char throughout my whole hard battle.
07-11-2018 10:00 AM
I mostly agree with you, but since I fight against him a lot, I've discovered a few weeknesses that are really easy to exploit. If you are facing him with KRD, he takes away a lot of his power and 40% of his health upon tag in. Then when KSK is initially stunned, you can do a couple SP1s on him with KRD and just about kill him. If he's not dead yet, then it's easy to drop in a second teammate (for me usually HSSC) and do an SP to finish him off. His other big weakness is normal power drain teams with characters like PCC, UHJC, BK, etc. When he's power drained, he's just a normal opponent, and a relatively slow one at that. He's still good, and thankfully, AI doesn't really take advantage of his weaknesses. So he's dominant most of the time.
07-11-2018 12:04 PM - edited 07-11-2018 12:04 PM
Is it weird that my shao kahn can out speed most of my opponents?
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