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xWildx

What a day. What a lovely day.
Is it bad that when I equip Kitana with Half-Blood Stance and Ground War I feel like I’m playing Mileena more than when I’m actually playing as Mileena?

Air teleport conversions? Comboing after a connecting teleport on the ground? Air projectile combos that are standard to her kit?

Man.... shit is depressing lol
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
Moderator
Premium Supporter
IDK I absolutely love Mileena's gameplay, I'm having so much fun with her it's incredible. She's got the most fun combos and a lot of options off them as well once they're launched. D2 conversion, push them away or keep them close, cheeky restand if you wanna spend all your meter. I love it.
 

Damis

Noob
IDK I absolutely love Mileena's gameplay, I'm having so much fun with her it's incredible. She's got the most fun combos and a lot of options off them as well once they're launched. D2 conversion, push them away or keep them close, cheeky restand if you wanna spend all your meter. I love it.
shes a beast, i just love her so much and gameplay wise she never disapoints. i already gave up jade for her lol
my only complaint is her teleport bein so lame this time, sure is a F tier teleport lol
 

LawAbidingCitizen

Bomb Setups & Ball Rolls(Mileena/Cyrax)
How are you guys handling neutral?

Tbh, i hought i had a decent grasp on this game, but I’m terrible. I knew everything about Kitana’s B321 string and used it so well for whiff punishing and did different staggers and throw mixups, not realizing how much that was carrying me. But it’s obvious now because my current KL record is 3-13 and I’m getting destroyed out here.

So, yeah, what are your guys general approach in neutral? Are you trying to zone, whiff punish, rushdown, etc? What are your favourite buttons/tools to go in with?
I play in F1/F2 range just outside of F4 range, she has an incredible backdash. F1 puts you in a neutral state and allows several options:
B1xxSai
11xx hit confirm
11-1+3
B11
Throw
D1xxCMD Grab
Backdash into wiff punish

You can also use F2xxSai or F43xxSai and they both jail into Amp Sai
Any time you see the mash buttons in the neutral footsie range you can check with ball roll and it's hit confirmable 13f mid
I can't stress enough how strong F2 xx Sai amp is it's safe and establishes the need to block then F1 which is +1 to 0 on block and they will likely try to D1 check you and you can just F1 backdash and wiff punish them. B1 and 11 got hotfixed. But 233 has amazing range on wiff punish.

F1 D1 into 11 or F1 into tick throw and try to establish F43/F2 canceled into straight sai's amped so it's not punishable
 
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I play in F1/F2 range just outside of F4 range, she has an incredible backdash. F1 puts you in a neutral state and allows several options:
B1xxSai
11xx hit confirm
11-1+3
B11
Throw
F1xxCMD Grab
Backdash into wiff punish

You can also use F2xxSai or F43xxSai and they both jail into Amp Sai
Any time you see the mash buttons in the neutral footsie range you can check with ball roll and it's hit confirmable 13f mid
Great! Thank you!
 

Baconlord

Proud follower of the church of Cetrion
Is it bad that when I equip Kitana with Half-Blood Stance and Ground War I feel like I’m playing Mileena more than when I’m actually playing as Mileena?

Air teleport conversions? Comboing after a connecting teleport on the ground? Air projectile combos that are standard to her kit?

Man.... shit is depressing lol
Yeah dog you tripping lol
 
I’m really digging the black and purple MK2 outfit. I have all four of those outfits and while the klassic one is classic, the black and purple looks real good in-game
 

Baconlord

Proud follower of the church of Cetrion
The beauty and beast skin you get from her tier 4 tower is easily my favorite. It's probably my favorite design for her ever
 
For me, my fav skin order is:

  • Kitana skin
  • Default
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  • Kahnum
  • Ferral
All in the proper 'default' colours, of course.

Outside of the two skins in Race Against Time right now, I'm only missing a single one of her ferral skins at the moment.

Around the 6.5% mark in said Race, and I figure I won't be climbing much higher with the cheaters.
 

projectzero00

nomnomnom
shes a beast
Overstatement of the year lol. Maybe it's just me but I'm realising she's too stubby to be any good online. I've been having fun with her on towers but can barely punish anything online with her bloody b11 or11 whiffing constantly. By no means am I a pro (about 500 200 W/L ration) but I've been fairly successful in the past online with Frost, Noob and even Sheeva. But damn Mileena I'm struggling with a lot. Just got teabagged from 4 different people in a row...Why is this community so cancerous?
 
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xWildx

What a day. What a lovely day.
Overstatement of the year lol. Maybe it's just me but I'm realising she's too stubby to be any good online. I've been having fun with her on towers but can barely punish anything online with her bloody b11 or11 whiffing constantly. By no means am I a pro (about 500 200 W/L ration) but I've been fairly successful in the past online with Frost, Noob and even Sheeva. But damn Mileena I'm struggling with a lot. Just got teabagged from 4 different people in a row...Why is this community so cancerous?
It’s more about the fact that this community hates Mileena lol

Ball Roll has caused her to amass quite a few enemies in the online community.
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
Moderator
Premium Supporter
Overstatement of the year lol. Maybe it's just me but I'm realising she's too stubby to be any good online. I've been having fun with her on towers but can barely punish anything online with her bloody b11 or11 whiffing constantly. By no means am I a pro (about 500 200 W/L ration) but I've been fairly successful in the past online with Frost, Noob and even Sheeva. But damn Mileena I'm struggling with a lot. Just got teabagged from 4 different people in a row...Why is this community so cancerous?
I don't think her stubbiness is an issue for me. I mix their shit till they get respectful and that's when the fun starts. I have a better win ratio with her than both my mains lmao. That's probably because I enjoy playing her, but I usually approach a match like this:

Do they punish sai slide?

Yes: stagger and CG more
No: do it on block and when I have meter, get the KB.

Do they outrange me?

Yes: zone until they get annoyed and come to me.
No: mix their shit and whiff punish with F43. A quiet walk back into F43 will do the trick if you're familiar with a character's strings.


Do they like to play and control neutral a lot?

Yes: Raw ball roll when they press buttons. F1 into ball roll is also very effective if they like to walk back/forward and bait stuff.
No: Mix their shit and grab/CG a lot.

It's worked well so far.
 

xKhaoTik

The Ignore Button Is Free
She’s boring to me.

I don’t understand why play time, air teleport and air sai toss are slot moves. They should’ve been base. It would’ve freed up more options for her.
I also don’t understand why air sai can’t be thrown after a teleport. Kitana does the exact same teleport, but MUCH better and Scorpion can use his launching teleport on the ground or air and it isn’t a slot.
She has like 1 combo but combo routes are pretty lame in this game so I guess that makes sense

It seems like they wanted to make sure she wasn’t too crazy but I feel like they went a bit overboard on how toned down she is. She isn’t flashy or anything like that and it’s kinda sad, especially coming from MK9 and X

And before some people act dumb and try to force words down my throat, I’m in no way saying she’s bad. She’s great, really great. The mix is real and once you get going, it’s kinda hard to stop her. I’m just saying she’s boring. She also feels helpless without playtime or stabyscotch.
 
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Blewdew

PSN: MaxKayX3
I don't think her stubbiness is an issue for me. I mix their shit till they get respectful and that's when the fun starts. I have a better win ratio with her than both my mains lmao. That's probably because I enjoy playing her, but I usually approach a match like this:

Do they punish sai slide?

Yes: stagger and CG more
No: do it on block and when I have meter, get the KB.

Do they outrange me?

Yes: zone until they get annoyed and come to me.
No: mix their shit and whiff punish with F43. A quiet walk back into F43 will do the trick if you're familiar with a character's strings.


Do they like to play and control neutral a lot?

Yes: Raw ball roll when they press buttons. F1 into ball roll is also very effective if they like to walk back/forward and bait stuff.
No: Mix their shit and grab/CG a lot.

It's worked well so far.
Mileena is really good but you just have to accept that her stubbiness IS her weakness. There are scenarios where it‘s just impossible to get your turn back with her where other characters don‘t struggle with. Good example is playing in errons poke range, when you block a poke you better walk back and see what they‘re doing and not go for your turn because you sure as hell won‘t get it. Her second hit of her 11 string also whiffs sometimes even on hit which is stupid and lost me some games.
Mileena has top tier zoning and Oki and it‘s okay for her to have a weakness but please don‘t act like it doesn‘t exist, it‘s not downplaying it‘s just accepting the fact that she‘s not the best at every aspect in the game
 

Raider

Noob
She’s boring to me.

I don’t understand why play time, air teleport and air sai toss are slot moves. They should’ve been base. It would’ve freed up more options for her.
I also don’t understand why air sai can’t be thrown after a teleport. Kitana does the exact same teleport, but MUCH better and Scorpion can use his launching teleport on the ground or air and it isn’t a slot.
She has like 1 combo but combo routes are pretty lame in this game so I guess that makes sense

It seems like they wanted to make sure she wasn’t too crazy but I feel like they went a bit overboard on how toned down she is. She isn’t flashy or anything like that and it’s kinda sad, especially coming from MK9 and X

And before some people act dumb and try to force words down my throat, I’m in no way saying she’s bad. She’s great, really great. The mix is real and once you get going, it’s kinda hard to stop her. I’m just saying she’s boring. She also feels helpless without playtime or stabyscotch.
I find her gameplay super boring too. Definitely big disappointment for me. I mean i find Rambo's gameplay to be more fun, i think that this says a lot. I expected more for Mileena. She feels bare-bones and stale, especially with Highborn Kitana in the game.
 

Afumba

Noob
Mileena is really good but you just have to accept that her stubbiness IS her weakness. There are scenarios where it‘s just impossible to get your turn back with her where other characters don‘t struggle with. Good example is playing in errons poke range, when you block a poke you better walk back and see what they‘re doing and not go for your turn because you sure as hell won‘t get it. Her second hit of her 11 string also whiffs sometimes even on hit which is stupid and lost me some games.
Mileena has top tier zoning and Oki and it‘s okay for her to have a weakness but please don‘t act like it doesn‘t exist, it‘s not downplaying it‘s just accepting the fact that she‘s not the best at every aspect in the game
11 whiff on hit is really infuriating... Happens frequently enough that it makes me mad.