Liu Kang Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Fatalities

There’s no way Mortal Kombat 11 would leave us hanging without Liu Kang. The series’ mascot character is back for this celebration of the entire Mortal Kombat timeline. And he’s brought his bicycle kicks, fireballs, and kung fu yells with him. That’s good news for straightforward players; Liu Kang still seems like one of the easiest fighters to wrap one’s head around — as has long been the case. Not that playing him to the fullest is going to be easy. Mortal Kombat 11 introduces a whole host of changes that even veterans will have to grow accustomed to. And that’s exactly why we’ve put together this guide to Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 11.

Liu Kang Strengths & Weaknesses – Mortal Kombat 11

It’s tough to say exactly what makes Liu Kang 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 Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 11.


Netherrealm Studios itself describes Liu Kang as “simple to play with a lot of payoff.” That’s been pretty much true since the beginning of the Mortal Kombat series, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping in Mortal Kombat 11. He has a strong, quick projectile in the form of a fireball. Meanwhile, his iconic flying kick lets him close the distance in an instant.

Once Liu Kang does get in close (particularly after he pushes an opponent into the corner) the fun begins. His fast, furious strikes let him punish players that allow themselves to be pushed back. That means Liu Kang is a character that seriously benefits from gaining the upper hand early — only to become more powerful the longer he goes. Mortal Kombat 11 even rewards this momentum further by automatically enhancing his infamous bicycle kick after you perform it with a meter burn three times in a match.


The downside to playing the most recognizable character in Mortal Kombat history is that… everyone knows your moves. Mortal Kombat 11 mitigates that somewhat with its heavy customization options. Liu Kang can even teleport now, if you want! But he’s still much more predictable overall compared to other fighters.

Liu Kang Fatalities – Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t out yet, we’re sorry to say… Be sure to check back later for a full list of Liu Kang fatalities after the game’s release! We’re just as excited to see them all in action as you are.

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 Liu Kang 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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