Jade was a color palette swap for Kitana when she debuted in the Mortal Kombat series in its second iteration. Like the Edenian princess, Jade also used a fan and could only be found on a secret level. However, she was soon part of the main cast by Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate, and she has been a relatively permanent fixture since. With her official addition to the MK roster, she was given a backstory...till the story was rebooted. In the new timeline, she was sold by her parents to Shao Kahn, and she became like a daughter to him (as far as anyone could become a daughter to Shao Kahn). She soon formed a close bond with Kitana, which proved to be beneficial for the Edenian princess as this stopped Jade from carrying out orders from Shao Kahn to kill Kitana. InMortal Kombat 11, Jade is an interesting character who is capable of controlling space and closing the gap to unleash a torrent of attacks on her opponents without mercy.
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Jade has a couple of pretty great buttons, let's have a look at some of the best of the bunch
1- This is a quick, 7f jab that is great for staggering opponents.
D4- One of her best, while it isn't super fast or anything, it does a great job in that it creates space for Jade.
B2- This is a high, multi-hit move that does some decent damage
D2- A very strong move. One of the best in the game, and excellent as an anti-air
Jade's Best Variations
Of Jade's several variations, Eva reckons that these three are her favorite:
(Air) Razor Rang (DB1)
Delia's Dance (BF2)
Vanishing Winds (DB3)
Jade is a versatile character who can basically fight comfortably from any part of the screen. She has projectiles that can keep opponents far and Delia's Dance lets her get close to the opponent, but far enough to avoid a sweep. She can, of course, assault an opponent from close range with plus frames and this means that just about any playstyle can be implemented with Jade.
Jade's Best Strings
Jade generally has decent strings, which she can use to pressure an opponent and keep them stuck in the corner if necessary.
1, 2, 4
2, 1, 2
B3, 4, 3, 4
F3, 4, 3
Jade's Bread and Butter combos
For the combos that make Jade a great character, she is equipped with a few; check them out below
B3, 4, 3, BF2
B3, 4, 3, BF1, AMP
F2, 1, DASH, 4, BF1, AMP, B2, DF4
D2, DASH, 2, BF1, AMP, D2
FTHROW, DASH, 4, BF1, AMP, D2
1, 2, 4, DASH, 2, BF1, AMP, D2
FJ2, F2, 1, 4, BF1, AMP, 4, 3, BF2
Jade isn't a character with many weaknesses, but if you are someone who prefers your character to deal some ridiculous damage, then Jade probably isn't the character for you as she relies on slowly chipping away at an opponent until they are done.
Jade Guide Conclusion
As mentioned earlier, Jade is a character that can fight from anywhere on the screen, which makes her a viable character for any level of player, and she's adaptable to just about any playstyle. You can check the rest of the site for other awesome guides or even have a look at this Skarlet Guide also prepared by EvaMaria.