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Can he only counter? That would definitely explain why they allowed him to have such a high AP gain.
Raiden does not have a block, he has a counter isntead of blocking.
That's what I saw, the moveset. It makes it seem that either the moveset is wrong, or that they intended to make Raiden a purely offensive character. This could prove interesting...
I'm thinking that the movest is right too. Has anyone seen Raiden block in a video? If you have, plese post it here. I would like to know.
So it seems most of us are in agreement that he can't block. Unless otherwise proven wrong, this is a very interesting design choice.