These finishers really bring the hurt (and you can, too!)
Mortal Kombat 11 features the series’ best and most brutal fatalities ever. But with so many to choose from we decided to narrow them down to our top 15 favorites.
You’ll find them here in order from 15 all the way down to our favorite. The only ground rule we set, no character could appear twice on the list. Additionally, we’ve included the combos for each of them in case you want to try them out for yourself.
Here’s a key for the controls on each platform:
- PS4: Square
- Xbox: X button
- PS4: Triangle
- Xbox: Y button
- PS4: X button
- Xbox: A button
- PS4: Circle
- Xbox: B button
Close / Mid / Jump refers to how near to a character you need to be to perform a fatality on them. Close is right up in their face, mid is a few paces away and Far is a good jump away from your opponent.
15. Kitana – Gore-nado
At 15 we have Kitana’s Gore-Nado, using her fans to slice open her enemy and her wind ability to create a vortex of their blood and guts. Nice.
14. Erron Black: Deathtrap
At 14 we have Erron Black’s Death Trap, which uses a combination of a bear trap to the chest and a shotgun through the skull. BOOM!
13. Baraka: Rock, Paper, Baraka
At 13 Baraka takes the spot with Rock, Paper, Baraka, slicing and dicing his way through his opponent’s corpse.
12. Sub-Zero: Frozen in Time
At 12 we have Sub-Zero’s Frozen in Time, where he utilizes his classic spine ripping action, along with an ice clone for a super creative finishing move.
11. Jade: Pole Dance
Jade dances her way to number 11 with Pole Dance, or should we say she makes her opponent dance. Unwillingly. Gross.
10. Skarlet: Bloody Mess
Entering the top 10 we have Skarlet’s Bloody Mess, and how can you not love someone getting pierced by spears made of their own coagulated blood.
9. Frost: Ice Sculpture
Frost’s Ice Sculpture is truly a work of art at number 9. Literally.
8.Noob Saibot: Split Decision
Noob’s Split Decision comes in at number 8, echoing his duel personalities by splitting his opponent… into 4 quarters. Math is hard.
7. Kabal: Road Rash
Kabal uses a burst of speed against his opponent’s face to reach the number 7 spot.
6. Scorpion: You’re Next
An instant klassic from the first Mortal Kombat 11 trailer, Scorpion spears his way through his opponent’s face into spot number 6.
5. Geras: Peeling Back
Top 5 now, the bloody creme of the crop. At 5 we have Geras’ peeling back, which we’ll let you see what that means for yourself.
4. Cetrion: Maintaining Balance
At number 4, Cetrion uses all of the elements at her disposal, finishing her opponent in 2 ways before dealing a finishing blow with three long earthen blades.
3. Kung Lao: Meat Slicer
Deli meat anyone? Kung Lao knows his way around a Meat Slicing hat with the number 3 spot.
2. Jacqui Briggs: Nothin’ But Neck
Jacqui Brigg’s takes the number 2 spot, with perhaps the most creative way to split an opponent in half.
1. D’Vorah: New Species
The top spot goes to the one Fatality that gives us the creepy-crawlies every time we see it. D’Vorah’s New Species, if you have any semblance of arachnophobia, stay far away from this one.
Clayton is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @ClaytonPetras