When someone hurts Kung Lao or his friends, this guy turns into a fighting beast. Master him in MK11 to protect Earthrealm (and just have fun)
Kung Lao is a pretty unique character. He is not up to fighting and prefers living rather calmly — meditating or something. But he lives in a cruel world (it’s Mortal Kombat, baby). Weird warriors from other dimensions use their paranormal abilities to conquer the Earthrealm or just harm innocents (people, animals, everyone). Who could stand that? Not Kung Lao! He easily throws away his pacifistic ideas and joins the bloody fights. One might even doubt those peaceful intentions. Kung Lao is strong enough to take top positions on DashFight's MK11 Tier List. Could he be just enjoying fighting?
We are glad to share with you guys a new character guide created by Rewind. It will definitely be helpful if you, as Kung Lao himself, prefer fighting for some noble goals. But ok, it will be helpful if you just like destroying your opponents with effective and spectacular techniques.
Rewind is a fighting games professional, well-known for his style and results in NetherRealm Studios titles. It’s an honor to partner with such a player and deliver DashFight users this in-depth video guide.
Also, Rewind mentions Lotus Fist as the most popular variation. With it, you end up spending a lot of the meter every time you try to open someone up.
Gameplan with Kung Lao
While playing as this guy, you throw the opponents a lot. They should be so scared to get damage from the full combo that they will sit there and block.
Rewind demonstrates the use of Z Hat. It’s +26 on block and covers the full screen. It can be followed by grab or F1, 3. If Z Hat hits, you get a combo.
Spiritual Guidance is great because you get meterless combos.
Another thing to mention for MK11 Kung Lao’s gameplan is his Jump 3. For the opponents, it is super hard to anti-air. For you, it starts amazing combos (followed, for example, by Dash Forward, F1, and Spin).
Weakness of Kung Lao in MK11
According to Rewind, the biggest weakness of Kung Lao is his zoning game. The character throws his hat, and it’s high, so the opponents can duck to not get the hit.
Z Hat reaches far, but if you do it full screen, the opponent can easily see it coming and jump as it hits low.
Kung Lao’s Best Stings
You can use these strings to expand your basic attacks.
1, 2, 1 — Order of Light. On hit, all three hits come out and can be followed by Spin. On block, only two first come out.
F1, 2 — Monk Dunk. It leads to a knockdown, so this string can end your combos. It’s safe.
F1, 3 — Lost Soul. It can be followed by Spin, and you can get a full combo out of it. It’s punishable on block.
2, 1, 2, 1, 2 — Double Yang. This is one of the most damaging starters.
F2, 1 — Disrespect. It's relatively far-reaching and can be followed by a launcher or Spin to punish someone from a distance.
F2, 1, 4 — Flowing Water. It has a crushing blow, so it’s a punisher that starts a very good combo.
Bread and Butter Combos
In this section, Rewind shows how to perform Kung Lao’s BnB combos: