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Combo List - Liu Kang The New and Improved Liu Kang Combo Thread

Derptile

RIP Ex Smash
The old thread became useless so I'm making a new thread that should suffice for all variations And it will be updated regularly if needed.

Also I don't own the game right now so it would be nice if you could help me and say if my damage is inaccurate =]. But every combo in this thread does work.

Combo strings
~113--(high),(high),(overhead)--8 frames--: Is Liu Kang's best string in order to do meterless damage, the 3 will launch the opponent allowing you to followup with a lot of options.
~F44--(Low)(mid)(mid)--10 frames: A very good low hitting kick that doesn't launch but allows you to follow up with things like Bicycle kick MB or Ex windmill punches that does launch or you could just do a solid 20% without meter. Probably liu kang's best normal
~B12-(mid(mid)(mid)--9 Frames: A fast double hitting string used for breaking armor on a hard read or a wakeup, also has the same follow ups as F44.
~F12--(high)(high)--6 frames: One of the fastest normals in the game and can be used to punish things that normally would be safe. Same follow ups as F44.
~F213--(mid)(mid)(mid)--10 frames: A mid hitting string that is often used for pressure since it does not lead to large combos midscreen, but it can lead to big damage in the corner if you do a dragon's roar or a Bicycle kick/Windmill punch at the end.

*****If you see any combos starting with F44, know that you can probably start them off with 112, B33, B12, or F12(but not the other way around, LINKING OFF F44 FBRC OR SHAOLIN FLAME CANCEL IS HARDER OR IMPOSSIBLE COMPARED TO 112, B12, F12, B33.). But for the sake of simplicity I will not be writing them due to redundancies.*****


The Basic BnB:


113, B34, F44~Bicycle kicks--- 30%?

This is Liu Kang's best universal combo starter, for the remainder of this thread I'll refer to 'BnB' instead of writing out the whole combo to make things clean. The first 2 hits are high and the second one is an overhead but there is a gap between 11 and 3 so be careful.

**In the case of Flame fist you would do 113, B34, B12~Windmill Punches~Low Fireball--- 30%**

Other important universal Midscreen combos:
F44~Windmill punches/Bicycle kicks--- 18%

Universal Corner combos:
F213//F44~Dragon's Roar, F12~Bicycle Kicks/Windmill punches--- 31%?

*Note that you are able to combo after a naked Dragon's Roar, so Ex Dragon Roar in the corner is a safe armored Launcher.


Dragon's Fire
Dragon's fire has the highest combo potential out of all the variations due to his Fireball Run Cancels(FBRCs), he is able to combo out of nearly all of his strings into a f44 or 113. If you are unable to do fireball cancels then just stick to doing his BnB.

Meterless midscreen:

Medium/Hard---F44~FBRC, BnB--- 34%
Easy---BnB

Metered Midscreen:
Hard---F44~FBRC, F44~Bicycle Kicks MB, Run, B34, F213~bicycle kicks~Uppercut: 41%
Easy---F44~Bicycle Kicks MB, B34, F213~bicycle kicks~Uppercut: 39%
Medium---Jumpkick~Ex fireball, run, f44~fbf4 - 33%

Meterless Corner:
Hard--- F44~FBRC, 113, IAFBx3, F213~Bicycle Kicks, Uppercut--- 41%

Medium/Hard--- F213~FBRC, F213~Dragons roar, F12~bicycle kick, Uppercut --- 32%?

Medium/Hard--- F44~FBRC, 113, U4, Jk~fireball, d1, F213~bicycle kicks, Uppercut--- 38%

Easy--- 113, B34, F213~Bicycle kicks, 112~low fireball
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Metered Corner:
Very Hard--- F44~FBRC, F44~Bicycle Kicks MB, IAFBx4, f213~Bicycle Kicks~Uppercut--- 45%
Easy--- F44~Bicycle Kick MB, B34, F213~Bicycle Kick, 112 low fireball--- 40%
Hard--- Deep JK~Ex Fireball, IAFBx3, F213~Bicycle Kicks, Uppercut--- 50%

For corner combos ending in Uppercut you can try to replace it with 112/111 low fireball to keep them in the corner but sometimes the gravity for a few combos is too much and the 112 will not land.


Flame Fist
Not very strong in the combo department midscreen after his Jazz hands nerf but he can still do work in the corner.

Midscreen meterless Combos:
Easy--- 113, B34, F44~Flying Kick--- 29%, with buff--- ?
Medium- 113, b12, run b12~Windmill punches~ Low fireball--- 30%, with buff---41%
Medium---113, B34, B12~Windmill Punches~Low Fireball--- 30%, with buff--- 38%
Easy--- F44~Windmill punches~Fireball--- 23%?, with buff--- ?

Midscreen metered
Medium/Hard--- B12//112//B33~EX Jazz Hands, Run, 113, b12, run, B12~Windmill Punches~Low fireball - ~35%

*Note that Flame fist is very weird in that if he gets a perfect IAFB then he can Run in from full screen and combo you with either a 113 or F44.

Corner Meterless
Medium--- 113, U4, NJP, JK~Air Fireball, d1, f213~Windmill Punches~Low fireball--- 36%, with buff--- ?

Corner Metered
Medium/Hard--- F44~Windmill punches~Ex Jazz Hands~112~Windmill punches~Fireball--- 36%?, with buff--- ?
Easy--- 113, 3~Ex fireball, 112~Windmill punches~low fireball
Hard--- F44~Windmill punches~Jazz hands~Ex Windmill punches, F12~Windmill punches~fireball--- 41%(Hard link for jazz hands into Ex punches)

For corner combos ending in Uppercut you can try to replace it with 112/111 low fireball to keep them in the corner but sometimes the gravity for a few combos is too much and the 112 will not land.


Dualist
Yeah, all you Dualist players need to help me out with your wack-ass character.

Midscreen meterless:
Easy--- BnB--- 31%

Midscreen metered:
???

Corner meterless:
Medium--- 112~Stance switch, 113, B34, d1, F213~Bicycle Kicks, 112~Dark Orb, Dark orb stop--- 36%
Medium--- F3~Stance Switch, 113, B34, d1, F213~Bicycle Kicks, 112~Dark Orb, Dark orb stop--- 34%?

Corner Metered:
Easy--- F213~Ex Solar Flare, F213~bicycle kick, F213~dragon kick--- 39/40%

Off of MB orb:
Easy--- Orb, upper cut, F213 bicycle kick, 112 orb--- 37%

Xarakamaka Section

This is a place where it doesn't matter how impractical your combo is as long as it's theoretically possible. All combos here are way too hard for the average player and probably have a 1% of being landed in an actual match. Still they exist so here we are. All combos here were performed by Xarakamaka and can be found on his youtube page by Clicking here
Dragon's Fire
Meterless midscreen:

Meterless Corner:
Extremely hard: 113, IAFBx5, F213~Dragon kick, uppercut--- 50%, most optimal meterless combo off 113
Very Hard: Njp - iafb x 5 - f213 bk uppercut--- 48%
Extremely hard: Jk fb - iafb x 4 - f213 - bk - uppercut--- 53%

Meterered Towards Corner:
Extremely Hard, 1 Bar: Ex iafb - run 113 iafb x5 - f213 - bk - uppercut--- 59%

Metered Corner:
Borderline impossible,
3 bars: 113 IAFBx4, Ex IAFBx3, F213~Dragon kick--- 61%
Extremely hard: Jk fb - iafb x 3 - ex iafb x 3 - uppercut--- 65%
Hard, X-ray combo: Jk fb - iafb x3 - f213 X-ray

Interactable combos:
Marketplace:
Very Hard, 3 bars: Bounce - ex fb - iafb - ex iafb x 2 - run f213 - bk - uppercut--- 60%
Hard, 1 bar: Bounce - ex fb - iafb x 2 - run f213 - bk - uppercut--- 46%

Cove:
Very Hard, 3 bars, Unbreakable: Kove swing - ex iafb x 3 - low fb
Medium, 1 bar: Crossover jk ex fb - kove swing - f213 - bk
Hard, 1 bar: Kove swing - ex iafb - run f213 - bk - uppercut

Flame Fist(All with Buff active)
Midscreen meterless:
Extremely Hard: Njp - iafb x 5 - f213 - wp - uppercut--- 65%
Extremely Hard: 113 - iafb x 4 - f213 - wp - fb--- 63%

Midscreen metered:

Midscreen to Corner meterless:
Hehe, good luck: Low fb - iafb - run - 113 - iafb x 4 - f213 - wp low fb--- 69%


Corner Metered:
Hehe, good luck, X-ray Combo: low fb - iafb - run 113 - iafb x 4 - f213 - X-ray--- 80%
Hard, X-ray Combo: 113 - iafb x 4 - f213 - X-ray--- 73%
Hard, X-ray Combo: Njp - iafb x 4 - f213 - X-ray

Anti Airs (All Very Hard/Extremely Hard)

Midscreen Xray: S1 - iafb x 2 - b12 - X-ray--- 61%
Midscreen Meterless: S1 - iafb x 2 - b12 - wp low fb--- 47%
Corner Xray: S1 - iafb x 3 - f213 - X-ray--- 70%
Corner Meterless: S1 - iafb x 4 - f213- wp low fb--- 64%


Videos
A good flame fist video for universal combos:

Please do note that this thread is a work in progress and will constantly be changing. Please do post your own combos in this thread but try not to spam it with stuff that's more flashy than practical or doesn't do enough damage to be justified over other combos.

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STRYKIE

Are ya' ready for MK11 kids?!
For Flame Fist after a 113 starter I go B34, B12xxWP low fireball. Not sure how much it does with or without the flame buff since some links scale differently than others.

EDIT: presuming the above is done absolutely naked, 30% meterless, 38% with buff.

You can also link standing 1 after WPxxEX SF in the corner, pretty sure it's 1 frame though.
 
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STRYKIE

Are ya' ready for MK11 kids?!
Also just for the record I'm still yet to see evidence of being able to convert from a naked Dragon's Roar in the corner, especially given that the EX version has a different launching trajectory lol....
 
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Lone

KHAOTIC
You can do 5 iafbs in the corner lol
To be fair, he said most consistent and practical. If most Liu players are in a tournament, I doubt they'd go for that many in a row.

Sort of like Flash players in Injustice dropping LC MB juggles because they would only use 11 after the launch without taking a slight step forward, even though there were reliable and consistent combos that landed far more than not. We all saw it on stream constantly.
 

Derptile

RIP Ex Smash
Also just for the record I'm still yet to see evidence of being able to convert from a naked Dragon's Roar in the corner, especially given that the EX version has a different launching trajectory lol....
Well then go check it out for me bby :3.
 

C88 Zombieekiler

Up and coming sub zero
To be fair, he said most consistent and practical. If most Liu players are in a tournament, I doubt they'd go for that many in a row.

Sort of like Flash players in Injustice dropping LC MB juggles because they would only use 11 after the launch without taking a slight step forward, even though there were reliable and consistent combos that landed far more than not. We all saw it on stream constantly.
the better liu kangs will get 5 and people only dropped lc combos bc nerves or gravity everyone knew to step after like a few months.
 

Derptile

RIP Ex Smash
the better liu kangs will get 5 and people only dropped lc combos bc nerves or gravity everyone knew to step after like a few months.
Bruh, it's easy to say I can do 37 IAFBs in training mode. But even the best players will not be landing that 90% of the time in a pressure situation like in a tourney on a monitor that they might not be used to. In order for you to do 5 or even 4 all the other IAFBs would have had to be done extremely low to the ground.

I can see a case being made for 4 but not 5 IAFBs, especially not this early in the games life cycle. Like I said in the OP, the thread will be constantly updated depending on what's relevant.
 

Lone

KHAOTIC
They could have gone for the 10/10 combo and left the 5/10 alone, that's all I'm saying. We will see, I doubt it, but we will see.
 
Leave us dualist players alone!

Metered corner :
F213 Enhanced Solar Flare, F213 bicycle kick, 112/F213 dragon kick. 39/40%

Off of MB orb:
Orb, upper cut, F213 bicycle kick, 112 orb. Like 37%

With damage buff

Every combo is like 50-65% lol
 

C88 Zombieekiler

Up and coming sub zero
Bruh, it's easy to say I can do 37 IAFBs in training mode. But even the best players will not be landing that 90% of the time in a pressure situation like in a tourney on a monitor that they might not be used to. In order for you to do 5 or even 4 all the other IAFBs would have had to be done extremely low to the ground.

I can see a case being made for 4 but not 5 IAFBs, especially not this early in the games life cycle. Like I said in the OP, the thread will be constantly updated depending on what's relevant.
Tell that to @xarakamaka
 

Derptile

RIP Ex Smash
yeah we both have great internet though
Hmmm, well I'll just put a little note saying that it's possible to do 5. I guess I'm just ass and can't do IAs to save my life but I can land 1 frame FBRCs links online, go figure

@C88 Zombieekiler, do you know if he does the 5 IAFBs in Dragon's Fire, Flame fist, or both?
@Derptile

DF meterless: F44~FBRC, 113, b34, F44~DK 32%
Already done, do you know how much F44 FBRC f44 FBRC 113, b34, F44~bicycle kick, D2 does?
 
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@C88 Zombieekiler, do you know if he does the 5 IAFBs in Dragon's Fire, Flame fist, or both?
Already done, do you know how much F44 FBRC f44 FBRC 113, b34, F44~bicycle kick, D2 does?
lol I've only ever done it once. it felt fucking hard to do lmao

edit: I was wrong. I've never gotten this to connect. are you sure this is possible?

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xInfra Deadx

The laws of the universe mean nothing.
This is not what I had in mind when I said 10/10 combos yet I still see IAFB combos in the corner after a 1,1,3 combo.

Da fuq. Can't believe I opened my mouth to this shit.