Mastering the God of Fire’s Signature Moves and Fiery Finishers
Mortal Kombat, the iconic fighting game series, has a long and storied history filled with memorable characters, intense battles, and jaw-dropping finishing moves. Among the series’ most beloved characters is Liu Kang, who has been a mainstay since the very beginning. With his fierce flying kicks and mastery of fire, Liu Kang has become a fan favorite and a force to be reckoned with in the Mortal Kombat universe. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into Liu Kang’s move list, fatalities, and brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1, providing you with all the information you need to master this fiery fighter.
The Evolution of Liu Kang
Liu Kang made his debut in the original Mortal Kombat game, and since then, he has evolved into one of the series’ most iconic characters. As a former monk, Liu Kang rose to fame by winning the last Mortal Kombat Tournament, ascending to become the God of Fire, protector of Earthrealm, and the current Keeper of Time. His character has undergone significant transformations, both in terms of storyline and gameplay, reflecting the evolution of the Mortal Kombat franchise itself.
Liu Kang’s move set in Mortal Kombat 1 is a combination of classic and new attacks that showcase his martial arts prowess and the unique powers he gained after winning the last Mortal Kombat Tournament. These basic attacks are the bread and butter of his fighting style, and players will find themselves relying on them frequently. From the bare-knuckle punches to dragon-inspired moves, Liu Kang’s basic attacks are a testament to his combat skills.
- Bare Knuckles: Front Punch
- Dragon Scales: Front Punch, Back Punch
- Cosmic Fire: Front Punch, Back Punch, Front Punch
- Fang Strike: Forward + Front Punch
- Shaolin Stutter: Forward + Front Punch, Back Kick
- Low Knock: Down + Front Punch
- Double Dragon: Back Punch
- Dragon Fangs: Back Punch, Back Punch
- Pyromancer’s Gift: Back Punch, Back Punch, Front Punch
- Twisted: Away + Back Punch
- Tailwhip: Away + Back Punch, Front Kick
- Rising Flame: Down + Back Punch
- High Flick: Front Kick
- Chosen One: Front Kick, Back Punch
- Too Easy: Front Kick, Front Kick
- Holding Back: Front Kick, Front Kick, Front Kick
- Side Step: Down + Front Kick
- Brain Buster: Back Kick
- Burning Desire: Back Kick, Front Kick
- Time Sweeper: Away + Back Kick
- Double Strike: Forward + Back Kick
- The Creator: Forward + Back Kick, Front Kick
- Eternal Power: Forward + Back Kick, Front Kick, Back Kick
- Reverse Heel: Down + Back Kick
Liu Kang’s prowess isn’t limited to the ground; he’s equally deadly in the air. His aerial attacks allow for quick and devastating strikes against his opponents, making him a formidable adversary whether he’s grounded or airborne.
- Snap Back: Up + Forward + Front Punch
- Deep Impact: Up + Forward + Front Punch, Back Punch
- Karma: Up + Forward + Front Punch, Front Kick
- Unstoppable: Up + Forward + Front Punch, Front Kick, Back Kick
- Heavy Hand: Up + Forward + Back Punch
- Ultimate Power: Up + Forward + Back Punch, Front Punch
- New Future: Up + Forward + Back Punch, Front Punch, Back Punch
- Dragon Claw: Up + Forward + Front Kick or Up + Forward + Back Kick
Liu Kang’s throwing techniques are as deadly as his punches and kicks. Whether you prefer a straightforward shove or a cosmic death sentence, these throws can quickly turn the tide of battle in your favor.
- Shove: Forward + Throw or Throw + Front Punch + Front Kick
- Cosmic Death Sentence: Throw or Front Punch + Front Kick
Now, let’s delve into Liu Kang’s special moves, which are more complex and require precise inputs. Mastering these moves will give you the upper hand in combat and allow you to harness the power of fire in unique ways.
- Fireball: Away, Forward, Front Punch
- Enhanced Fireball: Away, Forward, Front Punch + Block
- (Air) Fire Storm: Away, Forward, Front Punch
- Enhanced (Air) Fire Storm: Away, Forward, Front Punch + Block
- Low Dragon: Down, Away, Front Punch
- Enhanced Low Dragon: Down, Away, Front Punch + Block
- Dragon’s Tail: Away, Forward, Front Kick
- Enhanced Dragon’s Tail: Away, Forward, Front Kick + Block
- Dancing Dragon: Away, Forward, Back Kick
- Enhanced Dancing Dragon: Away, Forward, Back Kick + Block
- Dragon’s Breath: Down, Away, Back Kick
- Enhanced Dragon’s Breath: Down, Away, Back Kick + Block
- Close Dragon’s Breath: Down, Away, Back Kick + Away
- Enhanced Close Dragon’s Breath: Down, Away, Back Kick + Block, Away
Liu Kang’s Fatal Blow, known as the “Mark Of The Creator,” is a devastating move that can turn the tide of battle when used strategically. To unleash this powerful attack, simply press Flip Stance + Block when the opportunity arises.
The Mortal Kombat series is famous for its gruesome and spectacular finishers, and Liu Kang is no exception. While not all of Liu Kang’s fatalities and brutalities have been revealed for Mortal Kombat 1, we can expect them to be as spectacular and fiery as the character himself. Here’s a glimpse of what we know:
- Double Dragon: Down, Forward, Away, Back Kick
- The Klassic: Down + Back Punch
Liu Kang, the God of Fire and protector of Earthrealm, continues to be a fan-favorite character in the Mortal Kombat series. His moves, fatalities, and brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1 showcase his evolution as a character and the complexity of his fighting style. As we eagerly await the release of Mortal Kombat 1, it’s clear that Liu Kang will be a force to be reckoned with in the game’s roster.
Stay tuned for more updates on Liu Kang and the rest of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters as we approach the game’s release date on September 19th. For those who can’t wait, pre-ordering the game grants you early access, allowing you to step into Liu Kang’s shoes and unleash his fiery fury on your opponents. Get ready to fight, and may the God of Fire guide your way to victory!