Kung Lao? Where dose he really Rank Now in the Tier List?.. Top players?

Discussion in 'Kung Lao' started by ZtrideRz, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    So guys, so far other chars have come into the spot light as being top tier? Where dose kung Lao really rank now.. is he more anti zoning now..?

    I mean he is rubbish against low hitbox chars like mellina kitanna sonya.. Then you have sector with a 7 frame FP launcher faster D3.. then you have Cage with faster D3s better rushdown. I think his zoning is not strong enough to cause cage any really problems.

    So really I think you are comparing him to..


    Who ranks above him hear where dose he stand thoughts guys?
  2. 16 Bit

    16 Bit Mash d+1~Cat Claws
    NetherRealm Studios

    top 10 potential top 5. Spin keeps everyone in check, some of the best mobility in the game.
  3. miloPKL

    miloPKL soundcloud.com/pukelization

    7 or 8 imo
  4. Z-911-Z

    Z-911-Z Bone and Metal

    T4L Z911
    The potential to spin during another character's blocked string for full combo is pretty damn dirty.
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  5. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    Yes he has spin and great mobility but he cannot hit low hitboxes and other chars have armour on a lot of moves also his D3 is only 9 frames.. A lot out poke him with 7 frame D3s.. Also at top level not many jump in so dose spin really get that much respect and if its used to check some1 its a full punish.

    How come no1 wins or even comes close to winning tournaments with him now 16bit? How can some1 rank top 5 if he can't hit low hitbox chars..?

    I mean his lack of placement in tournaments cannot be down to a lack of skill in pro players it seems more like.. he just runs out of answeres to better characters.
  6. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips A seldom used crab named Lucky. AKA Citizen Snips.

    FOREVER KING and MK Legend placed top 8 at PowerUp using Kung Lao

    Kung Lao is still a very good character. I agree completely with 16 Bit. He is a top 10 character and possibly top 5.
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  7. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    I'm going to go with 7th because he cannot do shit vs chars with a low hitbox.
  8. GGA Jeremiah

    GGA Jeremiah Unstoppable Jason main. Relentless for bad MUs

    I'm not a top player, but I feel that KL has never left top 5 once in all of MK9. He owns the air, he is super mobile, amazing chip and meter building, decent zoning, decent anti-zoning, spin makes everyone scared so he can do other things, f3 is a way in that most characters don't have, he has the best x-ray in the game, and an amazing armor move. That is just off the top of my head.
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  9. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    Spining pokes is very hard.. and if the spin whiffs your the one eating a full combo?
  10. 16 Bit

    16 Bit Mash d+1~Cat Claws
    NetherRealm Studios

    Dude half the top characters don't win tournaments. CD Jr wins all the damn tournies where the top guys are at. It's his fault.
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  11. gdf

    gdf Noob

    Kung Lao is guaranteed top 10. The higher you go, and the more this game evolves makes Kung Lao's placement strange.
  12. 1man3letters

    1man3letters Alpha Tarkatan - Moderator
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    from the way u making it out,
    a low hitbox=free win vs lao?
    alot char have problems with low hitboxs,doesnt mean they cant touch them, just dont use moves that will whiff on low hitboxes
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  13. Lumpymoomilk

    Lumpymoomilk Online Punching Bag

    I'm waiting for him to start playing Sheeva.
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  14. Red Reaper

    Red Reaper The Hyrax Whisperer

    Lao is not top five but people that have to be on point against him to compete, otherwise a good Kung Lao kan overwhelm them.

    Oh, and Sektor's jab is 6 frames, but it hits high so it'll wiff if you crouch. (ie: doesn't beat pokes) It's one frame faster than Lao's 7 frame starter but it lacks range.

    Even the best players vs the worst Kung Laos have to worry about the spin. And this always gives Kung Lao his space. He's not the best, but definitely not the worst.
  15. Espio

    Espio Shalom!
    Lead Moderator


    The scenario I mentioned was in relation to someone beating your spin with a poke(in which case you lose 1-3% and if Kung Lao wins, he does a full combo punish, which is true), I didn't mention anything on whiff, the majority of things in this game are full combo punishable on whiff.
  16. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    I don't get me wrong I'm not proclaiming he is rubbish I know he is great I just don't think top 5 I just want everyones opinion on where you would rank him exactly guys. Like I say 7th is my opinion hoping for a lot of replies on this thread.
  17. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    Yea what I'm saying is trying to spin pokes is too risky basically.. you miss you get blown up. If it hits well played.
  18. Lumpymoomilk

    Lumpymoomilk Online Punching Bag

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  19. Doctor Angel

    Doctor Angel Founder Of The Advent Kombat Alliance.
    Premium Supporter

    ^ Agreed. He'll always be one of the best/most dangerous characters in the game.
    Thankfully, he isn't delusionally broken anymore and has still managed to evolve into a well-rounded, rock-solid force.
  20. Espio

    Espio Shalom!
    Lead Moderator

    This just means you have a guessing game and proper reads to make, which is what it should be in my opinion.
  21. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    Against someone like foxy with sonya against a pro Lao like I FK am sorry but Lao gets owned that'd what I mean by rubbish vs lowhitbox.
  22. A F0xy Grampa

    A F0xy Grampa Problem X Promotions
    Premium Supporter

    IMO hes 2nd

    The low hitbox character argument is a weak one.
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  23. SwiftTomHanks

    SwiftTomHanks missiles are coming
    News Editor

    Tons of people have whiffing strings on low hitbox characters, no big deal for Lao.

    Second of all, mileena is the only one you mentioned who actually has a low hitbox.

    Lao isn't rubbish, infact I think he is still a damn good contender for top tier along side of Sonya, kabal, smoke, cage, and kenshi. If not he rules the higher end of high tier with the likes of kitana and such.
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  24. 16 Bit

    16 Bit Mash d+1~Cat Claws
    NetherRealm Studios

    Name dropping Foxy only to have Foxy tell you he's top 5 the next post under is awesome.
  25. ZtrideRz

    ZtrideRz Noob

    Lol yea that is funny... 2nd tho... Who's first cage?

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