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Kung Lao
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11

Kung Lao

Kung Lao is well-armed with a razor-sharp hat. He shares a lot of similarities with Liu Kang in terms of his strength and agility. But Kung Lao is much more reliant on his proficiency with his main weapon, his hat, than any other weapon.Know more

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The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

Kung Lao matchup chart

Win rate

CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Jacqui Briggs56 %45
Cetrion50 %16
Geras38 %16
Sub-Zero36 %14
Erron Black54 %13
Johnny Cage42 %12
Kung Lao50 %8
Kabal38 %8
Jade100 %7
RoboCop43 %7

Character abilities

  • Mobility: 7

  • Range: 5

  • Zoning: 5

  • Damage: 7

  • Grappling: 7

More about Kung Lao:


A Shaolin monk seeking to fill the shoes of a great ancestor, Kung Lao trained under Bo' Rai Cho as part of the Earthrealm warriors. Often Kung Lao lacks the discipline and concentration of his peers, and such comes across as an immature and reckless Shaolin. Many of these acts share a deeper root. One of insecurities and pressure to be as great as his ancestors.

First Appearance: Mortal Kombat II, 1993


  • Liu Kang
  • Bo' Rai Cho
  • Great Kung Lao, ancestor