Icy Maul Blade Spin Option Select

One of the longest reaching normals in Mortal Kombat 11 is Frost’s Back+2. Although it has great range, using Frost’s Back+2,2 string can be risky because the 2nd hit can be Flawless Blocked.

This can be made completely safe by option selecting the string with a Special Move. Frost’s Blade Spin, or DownForward2, is a safe on block Special Move that can be used after her Back+2. Option selecting this will allow Frost to use Back+2,2 on hit, and Back+2 Blade Spin on block.

In order to do this option select, you must first change your Controls and set Input Shortcuts to ON.

What this does is it allows you to input Special Moves with less directional precision. For example, instead of inputting Blade Spin as DownForward2, you can now input it as 2DownForward.

Next, you must input the string as:


Make sure to input the 2DownForward late so that the Blade Spin will only register on block.

After Back+2,2 hits, immediately input DownBack4 to freeze the opponent for a combo.

The reason why this works is because blockstun lasts longer than hitstun. If Frost’s Back+2 hits, then the game will register the Back+2,2 portion of the input during the hitstun. If Back+2 is blocked, then the game will register the 2DownForward portion of the input during the blockstun, when the hitstun would have weared off.

While this option select is rather difficult to do, it can be worth it because it allows you to hit confirm Frost’s Back+2,2 safely without having to worry about being Flawless Blocked.

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