MK11 Tier List

mk11 tier list

Our MK11 Tier List provides the best heroes you should focus on during the latest competitive season of the game. This list is based on ranked play so it features some popular and incredibly powerful heroes; heroes with value specifically in climbing for the majority of players. Details about each hero specific play style are also provided so that you know how to utilize the character best. Just hover over each hero’s portrait to see all info available.

Since its initial release, the Mortal Kombat franchise has consistently been one of the best competitive fighting games in the market. Its latest installment, Mortal Kombat 11, introduces plenty of new features, heroes and fighting mechanics that improve upon the well-established formula. It offers nearly infinite customization options, giving players more control and providing a deeper and more personalized experience than ever before. Players can customize their fighters with a variety of Skins, Gear, Special Abilities, Intro and Victory Cinemas, Taunts and Brutalities that can be earned via gameplay. So it is obvious that now, more than ever, Mortal Kombat centers around one thing – its heroes, which are the heart and soul of how you play the game.

MK11 delivers a highly entertaining but also demanding environment. Although there is no such thing as the best hero in the game, since every player has their own play style, there are so many to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and perks. Furthermore the game allows some of them to shine more than others. So at first glance it can feel pretty daunting to decide which of these to select.

Our MK11 Tier List aims to guide you select heroes that best fit in with your personal play style for achieving the best gaming experience available.

Our Rankings

S+ Tier – Very Overpowered
S Tier – Overpowered, these heroes are dominant and excel to their play styles. They have seen enormous success in the pro competitive scene. If you want to win, you can never go wrong choosing any of them
A Tier – Perfectly Balanced, these powerful heroes are popular choices. While not the very best, will often give you a slight edge if you select them since they are still viable for players of any skill and experience level
B Tier – Slightly Underpowered, these heroes are average. They have a decent move set with no glaring disadvantages. What they lack in one skill they make up with another. While they will not give you an edge in battle, they will not hold you back either.
C Tier – Underpowered, the use of these heroes is situational. Some of them are great against certain opponents, while others are simply less efficient than most heroes in the roster. Either way, these heroes are less common picks since to win a lot of matches you have to invest some time practicing combos and intuitive counters
D/E Tier – Very Underpowered, these heroes are considered the weakest. Consider selecting another hero, unless you are experienced enough to utilize their skillset efficiently
F Tier – Typically Useless Heroes

Heroes Tier List

As mentioned earlier, MK11 provides more hero customization options than ever before. As such, knowing each hero play style and practicing to master their strategy are the building blocks to achieve victory. That is why we rank each hero based not only on individual raw power and popularity but also on their viability to win matches especially in the pro competitive scene.

In order to better utilize each hero we provide a list of all available play styles along with short explanations on how each one translates in battle.

  • Zoners – Zoners excel at keeping the enemy at a distance to utilize their great long-ranged moves
  • Rushdown – Rushdown fighters are great for close combat because of their quick move set and devastating punishes
  • Grapplers – Grapplers have great offensive potential but mix it up with grapple techniques

We update our MK11 tier list frequently to reflect the latest game meta. Keep in mind that heroes placement inside a specific tier is NOT important. Heroes are positioned randomly within a specific tier thus their placement does not show that they are better or more popular than others in the same tier. So without further ado, let’s dive into our MK11 Tier List.

S Tier
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
Cassie CageCassie Cage
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Grappler
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
Liu KangLiu Kang
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
Erron BlackErron Black
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
A Tier
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
Shang TsungShang Tsung
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
Johnny CageJohnny Cage
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown (with good Zoning capabilities)
Noob SaibotNoob Saibot
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown (with some Zoning)
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
B Tier
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
Kung LaoKung Lao
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
DetailsPlaystyle: Grappler
DetailsPlaystyle: Grappler
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
C Tier
DetailsPlaystyle: Rushdown
DetailsPlaystyle: Zoner
D Tier
DetailsPlaystyle: Grappler
F Tier
Shao KahnShao Kahn
DetailsPlaystyle: Grappler
Kotal KahnKotal Kahn

Latest Patch Notes

You can find the latest patch notes here.

You may also check out the game’s trailer below.

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Last Update: 21 February 2024

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