Injustice: Gods Among Us – Story Walkthrough & Characters Guide
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Chapter 9: Lex Luthor
Basic Tips & Recommended Attacks
Luthor’s massive suit is full of technological wonders built specifically to control the battlefield. He doesn’t hit fast or hard without using Meter Burn, but he can summon devices to trap the area, giving him more of an advantage. You’ll need to juggle his gadgets to use Luthor effectively.
Energy Shield (Character Power): Hold the character power button to charge Luthor’s shield. At higher levels, his shield will absorb attacks and reduce damage. Use this power to offset Luthor’s slow attack strings – if your opponent tries to interrupt, have a shield prepared.
Criminal Mind / Prototype (Combo): Two simple combos that are Lex’s bread and butter. Learn these and you’ll have a basic string of attacks that work in most situations.
World Domination (Combo): Take this hard-hitting variation when you’ve managed an opening in the opponent’s defense. You’ll dish out more damage, and it’s uncomplicated enough to remember.
Gravity Mine / Lex Probe: These simple devices are a good way to control the battlefield. The probe will appear and fire a shot – staggering your opponent for a moment. It’s a great way to ensure your attacks will land. The Mine, when thrown, lands behind a close-range opponent. Try knocking them into the device to stun them.
Lance Blast / Orbital Strike: Two basic ranged attacks that can force your opponent to move horizontally or vertically.
Corp Charge / Gravity Pull: Your basic specials for crossing distance and getting into close combat. Pull your enemies to you with Gravity Pull, or lunge forward with Corp Charge.
VS Harley Quinn
Metropolis features a hovering police car near the center – use it against Harley. She won’t be able to throw it herself, but the AI has a hard time stopping stage hazards.
Harley is quick with her pistols, but they’re very low damage. It’s her giant hammer that you’ve got to worry about!
Beware Harley’s random character power. She can refill her health, throw bombs, and much more. She can be an unpredictable opponent, but Lex has a good selection of ranged attacks. Keep the pressure on with Lance Blasts and Orbital Strikes.
If you thought Harley was unpredictable, get ready for Joker. Unlike Harley, Joker isn’t afraid to attack at melee range. He’s faster than Lex – everyone is – so prepare yourself.
Lex’s Corp Charge is surprisingly fast. Use it to end combos or surprise opponents. It’ll knock them back if it connects, allowing Lex to follow-up with Lance Blast or a Meter Burn Orbital Strike.
If you haven’t used Lex’s Meter Burn Orbital Strike, give it a try. It’s very deadly – thrown down a Mine to stun Joker, then hit him with a missile strike. It’s very satisfying.
Outside the Hall of Justice, there’s a small roving robot. Use it to knock Hawkgirl back. If you wait around long enough, another bot will appear to replace the one you destroyed.
This is where Lex’s anti-air will become important. Lex has an airborne version of the Corp Charge, and a diagonal upward shot of Lance Blast, just reverse the motion. Use it to pluck Hawkgirl’s feathers – even the Orbital Strike will work very well.
You’ll need those gadgets here. Hawkgirl is a fast fighter, she’ll overwhelm Lex if you don’t use Probes, Mines, or Blasts to knock her back and give Lex some breathing room.
Don’t forget about Lex’s shield power! Charge it up to ignore Shazam’s attacks and take him by surprise. Use the various stage hazards for some quick damage, but then you’ll need to focus on combat.
Shazam is, naturally, faster than Lex. He has good ranged lightning and he can charge instantly forward that will ignore Lex’s mines. Use the Lance Blast or Probe instead.