Mortal Kombat 11 Jax Guide Featuring VideoGamezYo

Femi Famutimi
3 min
Guide by VideoGamezYo
There's so much more to Jax than just the metal arms and here with us to explain all you need to know about Jax is VideoGamezYo

When you think of grapplers in MK11, the first character that might come to mind is Geras. The Kronika underling is an S-tier character whose ability to control the space and deal damage is a thorn in the flesh of players the world over. However, too many people are sleeping on the person of Jax Briggs as he is an excellent grappler with tools that can be used in just about any situation. Thankfully, DashFight's got you, and this guide brought to you by VideoGamezYo, will teach you all the basics to use Jax at a decent level. In terms of pedigree, VideoGamezYo is of the highest standard having burst on the scene in 2019. But, his accolades aren't simply in the past because as recently as June, he won the Mortal Kombat Pro Kompetition - Regional Final Europe West with a beautiful win over Lawkorridor. So, please give him a follow on Twitch, or check out his Twitter

VideoGamezYo's Jax Guide

VideoGamezYo's Jax Guide

Input Table for Mortal Kombat 11

Short Name MK Move Xbox PC Switch PC
F Forward
B Backward
U Up
D Down
1 Front Punch X Square Y J
2 Back Punch Y Triangle X I
3 Front Kick A Cross B K
4 Back Kick B Circle A L
L1 Grab LB L1 L Switch Space
R1 Amplify Move RB R1 R Switch ;


Jax's Best Buttons

Jax has some great buttons and here we will look at the very best of the bunch and explain how you could use them. 

  • 1- This is a jab button. It has a quick startup (8f) and is useful for anti-airing. It is also a good launcher.
  • D1- Also has a quick startup and is a very useful poking tool
  • F2- This is a mid-move that causes a decent amount of damage and even has extensions
  • F3- This is one of the fastest mid-moves in the game (9f). It is a great checking tool and is also a safe combo launcher
  • D3- A good anti-air move and it is also vital in stopping cross-ups
  • D4- Another great poking move. It keeps your turn 
  • B4- Excellent sweep. It also causes a knockdown and gives you the chance to mount your offense. 

Jax's Best Variations

Jax has some really incredible variations that are useful in different situations. VideoGamezYo has a few that he thinks are the best. 

1) Extended Strings

  • Major Force (2, 2, 1, 3)
  • Standing Strong (F2, 1, 3)
  • Get Some (F3, 3, 1, 3)
  • Quad Grab (DBF1)
  • Ripped (DB4)

2) Rushdown

  • Armed and Dangerous (2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1)
  • Major Force (2, 2, 1, 3)
  • Standing Strong (F2, 1, 3)
  • Get Some (F3, 3, 1, 3)
  • Lethal Clap (DB1)

Jax's Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Great damage
  • Great KBs
  • Incredible grappling tendencies


  • Heat management

Jax's Best Strings

Strings are so important to any character. Below we look at some of Jax's best

  • 1, 2, 1
  • D1, 2
  • 2, 2
  • F2, 1, 3
  • F3, 3

Jax's Bread and Butter combos

Here are Jax's Bread and Butter combos

  • F3, 3, DB4, AMP, D1, 2, D1, 2, DB1, 1, 1, 1, 1
  • F3, 3, DB4
  • 1, DB4
  • 2, 2, DB4, AMP, DASH, D1, 2, DB1
  • B3, DB4, AMP
  • F3, 3, DB4, AMP, DASH, S4, BF3, 4 KB
  • F3, 3, DB4, AMP, 2, 2, L1, KB
  • F3, 3, DB4, AMP, D1, 2, D1, 2, DB1, 1, 1, 1, 4
  • FJ4, DASH, D1, 2, D1, 2, DB1, 1, 1, 1, 1
  • FJ4, DASH, D1, 2, D1, 2, BF3, 4 KB

Jax Guide Conclusion

Jax is a damn good grappler. His damage output is elite, and he is excellent at keeping enemies in the corner. Understandably, he needs to hit opponents to build up his tools, but if managed properly, he is almost impossible to deal with. So, watch the video and try your hand at Jax; who knows, you might become a master in no time.