Kung Lao Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 11 is not playing around. Well, it is very silly, but not when it comes to the size and breadth of its character roster. We’ve got a full house of fighters from all over the Mortal Kombat timeline in this one. And that includes some contenders who are technically “dead” in this semi-rebooted universe. One such kombatant is Kung Lao — the hat-wielding warrior that debuted all the way back in Mortal Kombat 2. Well, he’s back, and we’ve got all the information we’ve mustered all the information we could for our Mortal Kombat 11 Kung Lao guide.

Kung Lao Strengths & Weaknesses – Mortal Kombat 11

It’s tough to say exactly what makes Kung Lao tick in the newest Mortal Kombat. The game isn’t out, after all! But developer Netherrealm Studios did us all a favor by showcasing this character (and many more) in video demos. So we’ve got a basic idea of what to expect. Don’t think we’re resting on our laurels, though! We’ll be sure to update this guide with better strengths, weaknesses, and tips once the game is out. For now, though, let’s take a look at what we know about Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat 11.


Kung Lao just isn’t Kung Lao without his signature bladed hat. And the hewing headgear is back with a vengeance in Mortal Kombat 11. Kung Lao can use this projectile for some incredibly effective zoning. Not only can he just chuck the thing at enemies; he can knock enemies into it, trap them inside a whirling prison, push them into the hat while it floats in place, and even manually control its trajectory while it flies. Besides the ability to control the stage, this also allows Kung Lao to play heavy mind games with his opponents.


Kung Lao is one of the rare Mortal Kombat 11 characters that burns stamina on a normal move: his orbiting hat that locks opponents in place. Combined with his downright excessive, granular move list, this often makes him one of the most complex characters to control in the game. Kung Lao players are already known for being “methodical,” despite their chosen character’s high-speed attacks, according to Netherrealm. The customization options available in Mortal Kombat 11 only seem to enhance that reputation. All of which is to say: this character requires commitment and precision. Don’t pick him up (or take him on) lightly!

Mortal Kombat 11 Kung Lao Guide

Kung Lao Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t out yet, we’re sorry to say… Be sure to check back later for a full list of Kung Lao fatalities after the game’s release!

That’s all for now! Thanks for taking the time to read our latest Mortal Kombat 11 guide, folks. We’ll be sure to come back with even more Kung Lao tips and tricks after we’ve had the game in our hands for a while. Until then, though, please enjoy the rest of our fantastic guides and features all across the site. And take care!


Steven Strom

An obsessive writer broadcasting to you live from the middle of nowhere. Thinks cute things are good, actually.

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