MK1: How To Easily Do Brutalities [Explanation]

The MK1 How To Do Brutalities guide will showcase one of the easiest Brutalities, how to do them, and tips to execute them!

What Are Brutalities
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Brutalities are finisher moves that players can perform towards the end of a match to annihilate an enemy and win. 

  • As compared to fatalities, Brutalities can be a bit more tedious to carry out since you need to analyze before carrying it out. 

Other than that, when it comes to brutality, players should know that there are too many Brutalities to count. Therefore, this overview will focus on most of Liu Kang’s brutalities as he is one of the most recognizable faces of the Mortal Kombat series and generally one of the most played characters in MK1 thus far. 

Important: Players must follow the Advanced View notes for each Brutality to carry it out properly!
Before You Start: Liu Kang’s Brutalities will be made the center of this guide, as he has some of the easiest brutalities for players to execute.
Key Takeaways
  • Brutalities in Morkat Kombat 1 are finisher moves that players carry out when opponents are at low health. 
  • The benefit of carrying out Brutalities is that players can make an excellent ending move on enemies and win the match, but it’s worth noting that these are much more difficult to perform than Fatalities
  • There are more than 100 brutalities, amongst a few such as The Klassic, Just A Nibble, Let’s Go For A Ride, Pop Goes The…, and Dancing Around. 
  • Players should follow the Advanced Views notes in Mortal Kombat 1 as they offer extra tips on how to carry out the Brutalities. 
  • Some brutalities are way more difficult to carry out than others. 

MK1 Easy Brutalities List

Below listed is a summarized version of how to do the easiest Brutalities, specifically for Liu Kang, in MK1: 

Mortal Kombat 1 BrutalitiesPS ControlsXbox ControlsSwitch Controls PC Controls
Dancing Around Left, Right, Circle button.Left, Right, BLeft, Right, ALeft, Right, Back Kick
The KlassicDown + Triangle buttonDown, YDown, XDown, Back Punch
Pop Goes The ...X, X, XA, A, AB, B, BFront Kick, Front Kick, Front Kick.
Just A NibbleLeft, Right and X or Left, Right, X and R2.Left, Right, A or Left, Right, A, R2.Left, Right and B, or Left, Right, B and RLeft, Right and Front Kick or Left, Right, Front Kick and Block
Let's Go For A RideLeft, Right, X, or Left, Right, R2 and XLeft, Right, A or Left, Right R2, ALeft Right, B, or Left, Right, R and BLeft, Right, Front Kick or Left, Right, Block, Front Kick

Brutalities Advanced View Tip 

Advanced Views
Advanced Views (Image Taken By eXputer)

One issue that players have known to be facing is that there are chances that some brutalities may not be working for them; therefore, knowing How To Do Brutalities in MK1 can become a whole lot more complicated. 

Finishers (Screenshot By eXputer)

From here, you will be able to see a few extra notes and instructions that you must follow before you can do the corresponding Brutality. 

Performing the Just A Nibble Brutality, for instance, three key things that you will need for it are listed below: 

  • Players need to hold the down button during the hit. 
  • Other than that, the final hit that will be carried out will have to come from the Dragon’s Tail. 
  • Lastly, players will need to be a little away while carrying out the Brutality, or else it won’t work. 

And that’s just about it! All that players need to know about the MK1 How To Do Brutalities, and with that, let’s wrap up the guide! While you’re here, why not read the Homelander guide? Other than that, the Mortal Kombat 1 Hanzo Hasashi guide is a must-read!

Alongside that, the Mortal Kombat 1 Ending guide is one that you shouldn’t miss out on! Lastly, the Friendship guide will tell you everything you need about the friendship feature!

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