Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate has a plethora of characters to choose from, and if you already picked up the game, you are likely to have tried a few, maybe even done some combos. But it can be challenging to take that first step into developing your skill sets for a particular member of the roster. Whether that is because of its frame data, specials, or even just the variations you can play. Although you might not be looking to win any international competition yet, you can always get to grips with your favorite character here first.
The complexities of every character can be quite a challenge to go over on your own. That is why DashFight joined forces with many of the best players in the world to bring their knowledge right to your screen. Eva, a brilliant North American Cetrion player, will today lead you through the intricacies of the character in great detail so that you can both play her or play against her more effectively.
Cetrion's Best Buttons
The Best Buttons are the key moves for the character. You are likely to want to use or see these in play as players or opponents since they offer the best neutral, anti-air, and pressure value.
- 1 - Potentially the best Front Punch in the game, mainly due to her range.
- F2 - A slow Mid but great range, and it opens up good follow-ups.
- B3 - As 1 can be ducted because it is a High. B3 can be used as a way to check for opponents who are micro ducking.
- D4 - A fast low poke that also gives you a lot of space in case of a block, allowing you to breathe a little and think of an approach.
- F1 - A great Anti-Air connecting high on the screen.
- D3 - Another useful Anti-Air, this time connecting lower down.
- DB1 - Natural Barrier can stop projectiles and deal damage while also being a Mid hit. Great utility. However, it is worth noting that it is punishable.
- BF4 - A good way to reset the fight back to neutral.
Cetrion's Best Variation
Since players can now use their custom Variations in tournament settings, there is no excuse not to learn what goes well together. So here is Eva's Cetrion variation specials ranking:
- Earthquake (DD3)
- Deadly Winds (BF4)
- H2 Port (DU)
- Conflux Of Elements (DDU)
- Geyser (BF4)
Cetrion's Best Strings
No one wins on the back of single punches. Having a memorized list of the Best Strings you can use and change throughout the match will vastly improve your chances of coming out ahead.
- 1, 1
- 2, 1
- F2, 3
- F1, 3
- All these can be followed up with Deadly Winds (BF4) if you fear a flawless block is coming if you do the full string.
- 2, 1, 3
- F2, 3, 4
- Since these strings end in an Overhead, you can cut them off early with Earthquake (DD3) to mix in a Low.
Gone are the days of smashing buttons and spamming that one combo we learned five years ago. Instead, if you want to compete or impress your mates, you have to go into each match with a Gameplan to carry through to victory. Here are your key principles:
- Cetrion's speed and space control are some of the best in the game; In addition, both her Walking and Dash speeds are very respectable, so use them to your advantage when positioning for an approach or limiting and punishing your opponent's movement.
- As Cetrion, you will have many tools to reset the neutral when needed. So don't be afraid to practice and hone your skills for it.
- You won't have many high damage combos, but many will be unbreakable and will re-stand your opponent, ultimately allowing you to pile on more pressure.
Cetrion's Bread & Butter Combos
Knowing how to adapt to the changing landscape of a fight is important. That is why Combos play a crucial role in letting you shape it and extract the most out of your inputs. Here are the combos you should be looking to pull off:
- 2, 1, DB4, R1, DASH, S4, DB1
- F1, 3, DB1
- F2, 3, DB4, R1, BJ4, DASH, F2, DB1
Extra Damage Combo:
- 2, 1, DB4, R1, BJ4, DASH, F1, 3, 1, 1, BF4
- 2, 1, 3 KB, FJ2, F1, 3, DB4, R1, DASH, S4, DB1
Krushing Blow Combo:
- D2 KB, DASH, F1, 3, DB4, R1, DASH, S4, DB1
Cetrion's Guide Conclusion
Cetrion's lower than average health and damage might make her look weak to start. But she is a fierce zoner with many ways to control the stage and limit the ways opponents can approach her. Nevertheless, learning to play around her projectiles will put her at a disadvantage. With all of that said, Cetrion might not be the best first character for most, as there is quite a lot of depth to her that one has to wade through to compete.