Mortal Kombat 9 (2011): How to Beat Shao Kahn in Story Mode

In Mortal Kombat 9 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, Shao Kahn is probably the cheapest character in the game, especially in Story Mode when your only choice is to fight against him with Raiden. If you’re not great with Raiden, this fight can be rather tough to say the least.

Here are some tips that might help you beat the cheap bastard who is Shao Kahn:

1. If you’re struggling on this fight really bad, try to set Story Mode difficulty to Easy if you don’t care about gimping the fight. By default, Story Mode difficulty is set to Normal, which can make that particular fight fairly tough. Go into Options, and you’ll see a separate option for Story Mode difficulty.

2. Teleport is your friend. Shao Kahn will taunt you quite a bit, and throw his annoying spear at you from time to time. When he does these moves, teleport (down, up) behind him and do an uppercut, or your favorite juggle, combo, or X-Ray attack if you have it available.

3. If you’re playing on Medium difficulty or higher and don’t want to reduce the difficulty, you may need to practice Raiden’s juggles and combos quite a bit in order to beat him. His teleport is still effective, and his X-Ray attack is absolutely critical, and should be used as soon as you get it.

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  1. GB says

    Thanks – Great Site!
    I find Raiden so slow! and Shao Kahn keeps doing fast moves and I just cannot keep up! This fight is sooo annoying!
    The worst is when Shao Kahn throws his hammer. It stuns Raiden. Then I cannot even block or jump the spears.
    Plus the damage Shao Kahn does it brutal – very hight percentage. I tend to teleport or hop around alot to stay out of his way. I am still tyring…

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