April 22, 2021


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Mortal Kombat 11: Basic Tutorial for Playing Liu Kang

Liu Kang

Liu Kang

The series’ mascot character is back for this celebration in the entire Mortal Kombat timeline. And he brought bicycle kicks, threw fireballs, and screamed kung fu by his side. That’s good news for simple players; Liu Kang still seems to be one of the boxers who easily wrap one’s head around – as this has been the case for a long time. It is not that playing hard is easy. Mortal Kombat 11 introduces a range of changes that even veterans will have to get used to. And that’s exactly why we’ve compiled this guide for him.

Liu Kang Strengths & Weaknesses

Liu Kang

Every character in Mortal Kombat 11 has multiple downloads. With a combination of loot, gear, skins, and more, you can tailor your warrior’s look the way you want. And there are some really annoying combinations – though the game does limit the number of possibilities you can bring into battle. Some characters are also more flexible than others, but all warriors, in general, have their own basic strengths and weaknesses. So let’s take a look at the basic pros and cons of playing Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 11.


Netherrealm Studios himself describes Liu Kang as a “simple player with lots of profits.” That’s been quite true since the beginning of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and that shows no signs of stopping in Mortal Kombat 11. He has a strong and fast ballistic trajectory in the form of a fireball. Meanwhile, his iconic flying kick helps him close the gap in an instant.

Once he approaches (especially after he pushes his opponent into the corner) then the fun begins. His quick, fierce attacks allowed him to punish players who allowed himself to be pushed back. That means he is a character that seriously benefits from gaining the upper hand soon – only to get stronger as he goes longer. Mortal Kombat 11 even further rewards these dynamics by automatically boosting his infamous bike kick after you do it with a triple burn meter in a match.


The downside of playing the most recognizable character in Mortal Kombat history is… everyone knows your moves. Mortal Kombat 11 minimizes that somewhat with heavy customization options. Liu Kang can even teleport if you want! But overall he is still much more predictable than other fighters.

Liu Kang Combos Tutorial

Liu Kang
  • Twin Lotus – Square – Triangle – X
  • Dark Orders – D-pad R + Square – Triangle – O
  • Done Listening – Triangle – Square – Triangle – Square
  • Lost Soul – D-pad R + Triangle – D-pad D + Triangle.
  • A Quick End – X – O – X
  • Dragon’s Breath – D-pad L + X – X – X – X
  • Chinese Warrior – D-pad L + O – X – D-pad + X


  • He is fairly straightforward to learn, which makes him a good starter character for anyone new to the series.
  • He is fast, fast, and fast! Even his combos are so fast you may not notice a damage difference between him and his slower, more powerful characters.
  • While Liu Kang has a number of customization options, he is primarily a close-range character, and the opponent will know it. Therefore, you need to know how to close the gap and get some hits on it.