Kung Lao Character Abilities & Control Guide

Welcome to Kung Lao Abilities & Control Guide. Here you can learn about all his basic & combo attacks, special moves, and finishers both fatalities and brutalities.

Kung Lao Default Abilities - Leading Edge

Kung Lao default character is known as Leading Edge.

The Character 2 default abilities are:

Ability NameControl
Orbiting Hat↓ ← □
Omega Hat↓ ← □

Note: You can also change his abilities to the way you preferred the character to execute.

Kung Lao Guide in Mortal Kombat 11

Kung Lao has 10 abilities for the player to execute. In order to execute the abilities, you have to press the following button for each ability.

Note: All Abilities control button changes when your character moves into a different position.

Guided Hat

← → Δ

Possessed Hat

← → Δ


↓ ← Δ

Buzz Saw

↓ ← Δ


↓ ← x

(Air) Teleport

↓ ↑

Spiritual Guidance

↓ ← o

Orbiting Hat

↓ ← □

Omega Hat

↓ ← □

Hat Possession

↓ ← □

Kung Lao Abilities Stats & Detail Table

The table shows all the detail of all 10 abilities for Kung Lao.

Guided Hat1170Possessed Hat
Possessed Hat1170Guided Hat
Z Hat1381.30Buzz Saw
Buzz Saw2170Z Hat
(Air) Teleport1N/AN/AN/A
Spiritual Guidance2N/AN/AVanishing Winds
Orbiting Hat2170Hat Possession
Omega Hat1170Hat Possession
Hat Possession2N/AN/A
  • Omega Hat
  • Orbiting Hat

If you don't know what Slot(s), Hit, Damage, & Conflict is you can visit the guide about all these mechanic here.

Kung Lao Control List & Guide in Mortal Kombat 11

The list includes 4 important fighting techniques and all control buttons for Kung Lao.

Basic Attacks

There are 29 Basic Attacks for you to use as Kung Lao.

Press the following Button to activate the attacks.

Shaolin Fist2.00
Step Punch→ + □3.00
Low Palm↓ + □2.00
Straight PokeΔ3.00
Hat Slice→ + Δ5.00
Rising Sim↓ + Δ14.00
High Kickx5.00
Dragon Step← + x3.00
Side Kick↓ + x1.00
Spin KickΟ7.00
Sweeping Razor← + Ο7.00
Twin Kicks→ + o11.55
Back Kick↓ + o3.00
Jumping Attacks
Razor Edge5.00
Shaolin StrikeΔ7.00
Light Kickx or Ο9.00
Hop Attacks
Vicious Slice↑, □ or ↑, Δ9.00
Shaolin Shalhoub↑, x or  ↑, Ο9.00
Getup Attacks
Rising Hat↑ + Δ5.00
Flip Kick↑ + x9.00
Flawless Block Attacks
Rising Hat↑ + Δ5.00
Flip Kick↑ + x9.00
Toward ThrowL1 + → or → + □ + x14.00
Back ThrowL1 or □ + x14.00
Roll Escapes
Forward Roll Escape→ + L2N/A
Away Roll Escape← + L2N/A
Air Escape
(Air) Breakaway↓ + R2N/A

Kombo Attacks

There are 15 Kombo Attacks for you to use as Kung Lao.

Press the following button to activate the combo attacks.

Fist Fury□, Δ3.00
Order Of Light□, Δ, o5.00
Fatal Blow□, Δ, Δ7.75
Monk Dunk→ +□, Δ7.00
Lost Soul→ +□, x5.85
Deadly Path→ + □, x, ↑ +Δ 7.00
Under ControlΔ5.85
Double YangΔ□, Δ, □, Δ9.05
Kung TangΔ□, Δ, □, Δ, o7.00
Broken Faith□, Δ, o7.00
Disrespect→ + Δ, □5.00
Flowing Water→ + Δ, □, o5.85
Plum Flowerx, o7.00
Heavy Mountain← + x, Δ5.85
Iron Broom← + x, Δ, □7.00

Special Moves

These Special moves don't include abilities in the list, there are 4 special moves that Kung Lao can execute.

Press the following button to activate the special moves.

Spin↓ → □5.00
Hat Toss← → Δ7.00
(Air) Shaolin Drop↓ + o7.00
Teleport↓ ↑N/A

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow is also in Special Moves but you can only use it one time per matches when your health is above 30%. It does huge damage and shows the animation of you dominating the enemy.

There is 1 Fatal Blow that Kung Lao can execute:

Beaten And BrokenL2 + R232.90

Kung Lao Fatalities / Brutalities - Finishers Control

Finisher is the last ability that you can it to show off your character finishing your enemy in a very harsh animation.

Fatalities Guide:

  • Headed Nowhere

Control↓ → ← ↓ Δ

Guide: You can position yourself close to the enemy to activate this move.

  • Meat Slicer 

Control↓ → ↓ x

Guide: You can position yourself close to the enemy to activate this move.

Brutalities Guide:

There are 2 Brutalities that Kung Lao can perform:

The Klassic↓ + Δ
  • Do not block an attack during the final round.
  • Must Hold Δ
  • Final hit must come from an uppercut ↓ + Δ
Not Holding BackL1
  • Rapidly Press □ and Δ during hit
  • Final Hit Must Come From Throw


Visiting Our Control Guide will make you understand this guide better. Since all the control on the list only portray when your character is facing right.

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