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The Princess Needs Help 2.0

Zer0_h0ur

XBL tag: South of Zero
Depresses me to see Kitana mains sayin why she sucks when I get my ass handed to me nearly every Kitana I play. I even labbed her strings and everything lol.

Does it just come down to baiting and whiff punishing her long-reaching slow mid opener? Kitana and Kabal staggers just absolutely ruin me.
 

Edmund

Kitana & Skarlet
Depresses me to see Kitana mains sayin why she sucks when I get my ass handed to me nearly every Kitana I play. I even labbed her strings and everything lol.

Does it just come down to baiting and whiff punishing her long-reaching slow mid opener? Kitana and Kabal staggers just absolutely ruin me.
See but that's mainly the highborn variation, right? I will concede that her stagger game there is pretty good because there are no chances (with the exception of KB's and Corner) for aerial combos so she just does the formulaic: string xx razors. and it can be frustrating.

For this variation I really recommend playing safely and someone with lots of potentially pressure because Kitana isn't amazing against it. Moreover, Kitana's B231 is a dial in string so you can jump it, wait it out on wakeup, and is terrible for Oki. If you see Kitana's spamming it you can abuse it and bait it out and get a huge punish. Moreover, never stop block B142 because it gets the KB otherwise.

If kitana is trying to get her sai tosses they're easy to block and are not effective methods of zoning because of how long it takes so you can get two or three dashes. Her teleport is unsafe and there is a gap on the amplified version AND the amplified can be TC'ed or ducked and punished with a d2 KB. She also has no overhead attacks except for two somewhat used ones so make sure you block overhead after b231 just in case the overhead is coming afterwards (but I believe there is actually a gap between for a d1). Her other overhead I never use, and the range/ hitbox on the hop attacks are weird.

Tl;Dr:

If you guard low against 90% of the strings and "wait" for your turn you can put a lot of pressure on Kitana and end her pseudo zoning game by ducking her fans. I find some of the most harrowing matchups are with characters that can play both an upclose and far away game because they can do what Kitana is meant to do but do it better, see Skarlet, Sonya, Geras
 
If you guard low against 90% of the strings and "wait" for your turn you can put a lot of pressure on Kitana
I played a match yesterday and that was pretty much all the opponent did. Blocked the few OH strings i threw in as well. And then goes on to tell me that i throw too much. Like WTF!? if you're going to sit there blocking everything all day what exactly are my options?
 
@QueenOmega @EMPRESS_SunFire @Edmund In Mortal Kombat 11, revenant Kitana is an Empress. Past Kitana is a Princess and becomes an Emperess about three quarters into the story. Then time gets rewound and it's all undone.

Depending on the ending that will be considered canon, she might end up the consort of a god. Not sure what title she'd have for that.

Generally, calling her the Princess is fine, since that's been her most common and reoccurring title.
No, the revenenant one is the empress of the netherealm., but in the current timeline, she ends as empress of the outworld. The fact that Kang is a god now doesn't change her title.
 

Edmund

Kitana & Skarlet
I played a match yesterday and that was pretty much all the opponent did. Blocked the few OH strings i threw in as well. And then goes on to tell me that i throw too much. Like WTF!? if you're going to sit there blocking everything all day what exactly are my options?
Yeah I find myself using throws far more with Kitana than I do other characters, but the game is more throw focused than the other games I've played

Don't feel bad for beating someone with the throws bc she's got amazingly cool animations imo sksks
 

Zer0_h0ur

XBL tag: South of Zero
See but that's mainly the highborn variation, right? I will concede that her stagger game there is pretty good because there are no chances (with the exception of KB's and Corner) for aerial combos so she just does the formulaic: string xx razors. and it can be frustrating.

For this variation I really recommend playing safely and someone with lots of potentially pressure because Kitana isn't amazing against it. Moreover, Kitana's B231 is a dial in string so you can jump it, wait it out on wakeup, and is terrible for Oki. If you see Kitana's spamming it you can abuse it and bait it out and get a huge punish. Moreover, never stop block B142 because it gets the KB otherwise.

If kitana is trying to get her sai tosses they're easy to block and are not effective methods of zoning because of how long it takes so you can get two or three dashes. Her teleport is unsafe and there is a gap on the amplified version AND the amplified can be TC'ed or ducked and punished with a d2 KB. She also has no overhead attacks except for two somewhat used ones so make sure you block overhead after b231 just in case the overhead is coming afterwards (but I believe there is actually a gap between for a d1). Her other overhead I never use, and the range/ hitbox on the hop attacks are weird.

Tl;Dr:

If you guard low against 90% of the strings and "wait" for your turn you can put a lot of pressure on Kitana and end her pseudo zoning game by ducking her fans. I find some of the most harrowing matchups are with characters that can play both an upclose and far away game because they can do what Kitana is meant to do but do it better, see Skarlet, Sonya, Geras
Sadly I have not encountered a high born, I was referring to the other one lol.
I prob need to play an extended set I learn the most that way
 

Zer0_h0ur

XBL tag: South of Zero
I played a match yesterday and that was pretty much all the opponent did. Blocked the few OH strings i threw in as well. And then goes on to tell me that i throw too much. Like WTF!? if you're going to sit there blocking everything all day what exactly are my options?
Sounds like me when I use Noob. Got boring so I went Kollector haha
 

DarksydeDash

You know me as RisingShieldBro online.
Because the princess/empress/goddess (be careful with her title, you might hurt someone if doing it wrong and will cause a long discussion) still need help. Lots of.
Yes she does, but we already basically said what she needs. But TBH, I'm sure her 3rd variation will be awesome.
 
It's funny her B231 is punishable on hit.
It's like Takeda's F121+3 string in MKX, except you can hit confirm Takeda's F1 string and stop when F1 catch someone mid air. Kitana in MK11 you have to dial the whole thing and watch her die if your opponents keep jumping on wakeup.
NRS please think before you design a move
 

Edmund

Kitana & Skarlet
if they made ground war and royal protection base which would allow her to have a variation with upward toss combos, I’d be so happy

But highborn would get buffed if that happened bc indirectly she could use those.

I do think ground war should be base, royal protection I think goes either way for me bc the buff is a bit odd in how it works
 

Agilaz

#ShangLivesMatter
Premium Supporter
You’re basing this based on posts on a thread that was made BEFORE the patch. She was shit BEFORE the patch, that’s why you see all those comments. You should’ve got your facts together before even commenting.

And literally everyone agrees fan fare needs buffs. Not sure what your agenda is but you might wanna take it elsewhere.
Wow you're really mad about this huh?

If you don't want people commenting, then either update or remove the thread. Right now you Kitana players are looking like the queens of Downplay City.

Like damn, even Kotal players don't behave like this yo
 

xWildx

What a day. What a lovely day.
Wow you're really mad about this huh?

If you don't want people commenting, then either update or remove the thread. Right now you Kitana players are looking like the queens of Downplay City.

Like damn, even Kotal players don't behave like this yo
Yes. Kitana is so good. That’s why top players are flocking to her like no other.

Seriously, just block low and wait for your turn.
 

xWildx

What a day. What a lovely day.
Haven’t multiple tier lists had her at bottom 5? Including Ketchup/Mustard and Tweedy? There must be a disconnect here.
 

xWildx

What a day. What a lovely day.
I apologize to the others for my outburst but y’all know I can’t stand dumb shit like that lol. Anyways let’s carry on
Luckily, unlike me, you probably have enough clout with the mods to not get banned when someone comes up in here acting like a dumbass lol
 

Hellbringer

1 2 3 drink
Highborn seems really fun to play, im gonna play her for a week and see how it goes. Any good beginner tips or a highborn guide i can watch?
 

DarksydeDash

You know me as RisingShieldBro online.
Just saying, Highborne Kitana does not equal Kitana.

Highborne is great but has its flaws. Fanfare is.. Really bad.
 

xKMMx

Banned
Can you KItana players tell me how it is you get blown up then? Cause as embarrassing as this is to admit she is literally one of my worst match ups. I just can't seem to crack good Kitana players due to her safety.
I also struggle against zoners but that's just me being an impatient player.
 

DarksydeDash

You know me as RisingShieldBro online.
Can you KItana players tell me how it is you get blown up then? Cause as embarrassing as this is to admit she is literally one of my worst match ups. I just can't seem to crack good Kitana players due to her safety.
I also struggle against zoners but that's just me being an impatient player.
Easiest way to enforce your turn is to throw her after anything she does. She has nothing plus so if you block her, her turn is over.