Kung Lao is introduced in the 2nd game of the franchise as a descendant of the Great Kung Lao. The character has been completely remade in the relaunch of the legendary fighting game, so it is necessary to analyse him completely. So in this guide, we will talk about Kung Lao’s combos and tips in Mortal Kombat 1.
Kung Lao is now a farmer, and he is free and ambitious. In the relaunch of the franchise, this character is no longer a pawn to fulfil the clans’ championship ambitions, and this made him much stronger. Learn how to play and win as Kung Lao below.
MK 1: Kung Lao’s Combos
To make this guide useful to users of all platforms, we have created a universal button index, which you will find in the picture above. This will help you to understand the order in which you need to press the buttons to perform a particular combination.
Kung Lao has many awesome moves and can be a great pick against such powerful characters as Sub-Zero or Scorpion. As always, you can go to the menu and learn Kung Lao’s various moves, but it won’t be as effective. We’ve created a list of combos that will help you dominate fights using all of your character’s abilities, so let’s take a look at them:
|1 + 2 + 1+ BF2||You make 4 hits, after which your hands become a juggling tool that deals 6 strikes at once.|
|1 + 2 + 1+ DB2||You make 3 strikes, then grab your opponent’s head and deal hits without resistance.|
|1 + 2 + 1 + exDB2 + F2 + BF2||You throw 3 punches, then grab your opponent’s head, followed by a Hat Trick and Hand Juggling.|
|2 + 1 + 2 + BF2||You make 4 punches, the last of which is a particularly hard punch to the stomach, and then perform Juggling.|
|2 + 1 + 2 + exDB2 + F2 + BF2||You make 3 punches, then grab your opponent’s head, followed by a Hat Trick and Juggling.|
|F3 + 3 + 3 + BF2||You kick your opponent 3 times in the face, followed by a punch to the stomach and activate Juggling.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 1 + 2 + 4||You perform 1 punch to the face with your hand and a second knee that sends the combo into the air, where you deal 2 more blows to the opponent.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 3 + 4 + 3||You make 1 punch to the face, followed by a knee that sends the combo into the air, and then a Dive Kick knocks the enemy to the ground.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 3 + 4 + exDB4 + E2 + BF2||You do 1 punch to the face, followed by a knee that sends the combo into the air, followed by a diving kick that falls the enemy to the ground, followed by a Hat Kick and Juggling.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 3 + 4 + exDB4 + F2 + exDB2 + BF 2||You perform 1 punch, followed by a knee strike, then a diving kick in the air to send your opponent down, followed by a Hat Trick, a headlock and Juggling.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 1 + 2 + 4 + exDB4 + F3 + 3 + BF 2||You hit the head with your hand, and a second knee strike sends the combo into the air, followed by a diving kick to the ground. On the ground, you follow up with a leg kick combo and Juggling.|
|B2 + 4 + J + 1 + 2 + 4 + exDB4 + F3 + 3 + exDB2 + FB||You do the same thing, but after the kicks in the air, the kick combo on the ground continues with a headlock and a partner call, ending with two power punches.|
|F2 + BF2||You perform a Hat Trick, then activate a Juggling, which ends with a strong kick to the stomach.|
|F2 + exDB4 + 1 + 2 + 4||You make a Hat Trick, then spin to throw your opponent upside down and perform a midair combo.|
|F2 + exDB4 + 3 + 4 + DB4||You do the same thing, but the air combo ends with a diving kick and brings the fight back to the ground.|
|F2 + exDB2 + F2 + exBF2||You perform a Hat Trick, then grab your opponent’s head in a headlock, followed by another hat kick, a hard punch to the stomach with your hand, and a final hard power kick to the face.|
How to Play Kung Lao in MK 1 – Guide & Tips
Kung Lao is a versatile and agile character known for his speed and confusion. He is also one of the best at mixing ground and air attacks, making him unpredictable. Kung Lao is better than anyone at punishing the enemies for their mistakes by using the right combo. Juggling, dive kicks and hat tricks are the techniques used in almost every combo. They are the character’s trademark, and we recommend you learn them on the training ground. Kung Lao is not the most resilient character, so focus on defence, dodge and try to keep the distance from your opponent.
By the way, if you want to master more of the MK1 characters, here we have a complete guide on Havik combos in Mortal Kombat 1, make sure to check it out!