Raven

I figured, since this forum is titled "Tekken Characters," I could make a thread about Raven. :D While Yoshimitsu will always be my #1 favorite, I like Raven a lot too. He's really cool. I've been trying to learn how to fight with him and, since I've been playing exclusively as Yoshimitsu since the beginning, I'm finding it very difficult to pick up Raven. His style seems kind of complex. Or, maybe that's not the word... It's more, like... I dunno. I just find myself turtling a lot when I play as him.

I was wondering if anyone else here plays as Raven and would be willing to offer up some advice?

He really is a cool character, and I like how they've developed him more in Tekken 6.

I tried to pick up and play Raven as well but I always tend to forget his movelist whenever I do versus mode against my brother... In the end I gave up playing as him, but I might try to play with Raven again someday

For Raven, I think he's more of a hit and run kind of character. It's possible for him to rush down an opponent but I think his strengths come from mid and long range. His moves are deceivingly far, you can still get hit even from a small tip of the move. His move list isn't that big so your options may be limited but they're 50/50 and relatively safe if blocked from far away. A lot of his good set-ups come from back turn but it's very risky, you really need to know the character well to pull them off. He has a lot of high and low moves though so you need to be careful with those.

In a way he's similar to Yoshi cause he's full of shenanigans. I've been playing against a Raven player for years now so I know him pretty well. People call my friend a ninja and I get called a samurai whenever we play each other. Raven also has f,f+3 which is similar to Yoshi's f,f+4, everyone in the arcades hates those knees. Oh he also has body blow, I think 50% of my losses on Raven come from f,f+3 and the other 50% is from d/f+1. He's not a simple character to pick up but Yoshi being (in my opinion) the hardest the character to play, it won't be that hard to use him.

# xXAngelBoyXx : I tried to pick up and play Raven as well but I always tend to forget his movelist whenever I do versus mode against my brother... In the end I gave up playing as him, but I might try to play with Raven again someday

In that case, we should both try to fight each other using Raven and make complete fools of ourselves together as a sign of friendship! :P lol


# Grey : [Insert awesome advice for Raven here.]

Thanks for the input, Grey. Now I at least know what to expect and what I'll be dealing with. :)

# Aozame32 : In that case, we should both try to fight each other using Raven and make complete fools of ourselves together as a sign of friendship! :P lol

I'm up for that =3
Now I'm motivated to use Raven again xD

I thought he has some really cool customizations. Anyone know what the kanji or symbol is on his arm...?

Back in Tekken 5, I loved baiting people with my back turned, then flipping right through them :P

# DEGUZZI : I thought he has some really cool customizations. Anyone know what the kanji or symbol is on his arm...?

Oh, that's the symbol for "Death."

# DEGUZZI :Back in Tekken 5, I loved baiting people with my back turned, then flipping right through them :P

Me too! :P It's so much fun.