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Match-up Discussion MK2 Kung Lao MIRROR

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mortal_jason

Kitana's Bodyguard
Put your hats on, and ready yourselves for Lao mirrors!

DO's:

- This match is almost always won by the Lao that controls the air the best. Try to time your jump punches/jump kicks right, so that you can combo them with a dive kick immediately afterwards.

- It's hard to apply jab to Lao with Lao because of his awesome low toe. Use it often to do chip damage and keep Lao out of your face.

- Instant hat throws, and instant whirlwind spins can really surprise any opponent, even at elite levels. The analog stick is there for a reason- use it!

- Be expecting that your opponent will dive kick. Block them, and combo with jump punch/dive kick, aaHP/hat toss, or whatever floats your boat.


DON'Ts:

- Mindless jumping is the best way to lose this match. Putting yourself in the air first vs Lao is always dangerous. Try to react to your opponents jump, not let them react to yours.

- Overuse of the whirlwind spin is a bad idea. The spin definitely is useful in this match! But try it too often, and Lao takes a hat from his opponent.

- Similarly, overuse of the teleport will also lead to punishment. The teleport is an awesome move because of the surprise factor. When you use it all the time, the only surprise will be YOURS, when you end up teleporting into a whirlwind spin!

- Throwing projectiles from in close is usually a bad idea for any kombatant, and the same goes for Lao. The hat is a great projectile because you can manipulate it's height, making it hard for opponents to read. Throwing it up close takes away the angle you can achieve if you throw it from mid-screen or further away.


KUNG LAO STATS (according to mortal_jason):
Tier Rank: 4
Best Special: Teleport
Worst Special: Whirlwind Spin
Best Normal: Low Toe
Worst Normal: Crouch Kick
Awesome Lao Players To Youtube: MIKECALDWELL, KANOMK2, mk2-prince