The Staff of Raiden

The Staff of Raiden, God of Thunder.

The Staff (originally known as Raiden's Staff, Staff of Raiden and occasionally the Stave) is the mystical weapon of the Earth's thunder god Raiden, and his main weapon style in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. However, he has also been seen throughout the series carrying it around. It is one of his two mystical and electrically charged weapons, including his mighty War Hammer.

About the Staff

This wooden staff is Raiden's weapon of choice. Long ago, it was given to him as a gift from the Elder Gods, and is made of a special kind of wood that can withstand electrical shocks.

At one point, Raiden gave Kai the weapon (in Kai's MK4 ending), that it could show him the ways to immortality and in Deception, Kai gives the staff to Shujinko for Kung Lao, that way he can rebuild the White Lotus.

Raiden's staff appears to be based on the Japanese bō staff, or the Chinese chang gun staff.

Jade is also using a bō staff as her main weapon style in Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. She is also seen wielding one in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy.

In the game Mortal Kombat X, Raiden's staff is rather metallic in appearance (no longer being made of wood).

Monk uses a staff in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero.

Raiden's staff reappears in Mortal Kombat 11, as a stave. It is a customisable for Raiden, used in many of his moves including his Fatal Blow, and is a Krypt key item.


See also

Mortal Kombat series - Weapons
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