Scorpion, the face of the Mortal Kombat series, is an easy recommendation for players who are just starting in Mortal Kombat 11. His toolkit is extraordinarily straightforward, and his combos are easy to string together.
Scorpion’s spear is an easy way to counter an opponent who is trying to keep you at a distance, and when it’s amplified, it can be quickly followed up with a three hit combo. His teleport move is also a great way to get a jump on the enemy and follow up a combo if you land a hit.
The biggest thing to keep in mind with Scorpion is that his moves are easily punishable if he misses, so always play it a little safe and never be afraid to block. Once you land a few hits, be sure to keep the pressure on your opponent, but if you lose momentum back up and wait for your opening.
Scorpion’s teleport and spear moves are just a few of the moves he can actually use when looking into custom variants. He also has a fire breath attack and a slide that grabs and throws your opponent. These are found under his second preset variant and are great to play around with after you’ve learned his basic moveset.