Utilizing Short Hop

One of the newest mechanics in Mortal Kombat 11 is Short Hop. By lightly tapping the Up button, your character will jump for a short distance above the ground. After performing a Short Hop, you can use one of two Hop Attacks while in the air. These are overhead attacks that will hit opponents who...
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Utilizing Short Hop

Liu Kang – Safe Jump Setup

Knocking an opponent down with Liu Kang's Amplified Bicycle Kick, or BF4, gives a high amount of hit advantage. This gives Liu Kang a safe jump. In order to perform the safe jump, you must slightly walk forward then do a forward jump kick. What'll happen is if your opponent does a Getup Attack, Liu...
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Liu Kang – Safe Jump Setup

Kitana – Advanced Guide

Footsies Kitana's main footsie move is her B231. This is a long-reaching mid attack that can be hit confirmed into a combo. At closer ranges, it's best to use B142. Kitana's B1 has a start-up of 13 frames and is much faster than her B2 which is 17 frames. If in the corner, it's better...
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Kitana – Advanced Guide

Fuzzy Guarding Kabal

In Kabal's Clean Cut variation, he gains access to Low Hook Grab, or BF2. This is a low-hitting Special Move that can be used to create mixups within Kabal's strings. With proper defense, most of these mixups can be fuzzy guarded due to how quick the Low Hook Grab is. The first mixup is F224...
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Fuzzy Guarding Kabal

Punishing Liu Kang’s F43

Liu Kang's main pressure comes from his F43. He has many options off of this string, including staggering F43, cancelling into Low Fireball and doing F43U3. Depending on the character, you can completely eliminate all of these options and punish Liu Kang for using his F43. When blocking F43, make sure to block the first...
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Punishing Liu Kang’s F43


Slips’ MK11 Journal 4-23-19

One of the main keys to getting good at fighting games is to stay focused on your daily progression. Here I plan on writing down my thoughts and modifying my strategies, philosophies and ideas to make sure I'm staying on course. Keep in mind there is a healthy amount of theory fighting in this with more ideas than facts. Some things I'll just be blatantly wrong about and will have to change. There will be hypocrisies aplenty. But sometimes you gotta bang into river banks before you head further down stream. In case you didn't know, I am a character specialist and my main is Scorpion so this journal will be mainly about how to optimize Scorpion to my best strengths as a player. The goal of this series is to show how much progression can be made when you focus on improving the little things and don't get caught up in results and negative attitudes. This will most likely benefit myself more than the reader, but it will perhaps give people the perspective on the right attitude to have to reach your goals...and here's to hoping I can maintain that positive attitude as I continue to play lol.

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