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Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Xbox 360 Character Guide: Shao Kahn

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

This article teaches you all the button combinations for and gives you a few ideas on how to use all the Style, Super, Pro, and Finishing moves for the unlockable character Shao Kahn in the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 video game Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.

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    Shao Kahn Basics

    Shao Kahn is an unlockable player that you get from finishing the Mortal Kombat Story in single player mode, which isn't the greatest challenge, but does require time and patience to accomplish. Once you have defeated the single player mode select him on the character select screen by pressing RB (on the Xbox 360) or R1 (on the Playstation 3). You will notice when you look below that Shao Kahn has no fatalities, no worry he's still one of the toughest and strongest characters in the game. You need to be aggressive with Shao Kahn and keep the pressure on, Shao Kahn's best attacks are Shoulder Charge and Rising Emperor, but use Krush as a opening to combo into Choke for a decent 24% damage. Use his pop-up attacks, Overhead Smash and Krazy Axe, and then combo into Dark Void and Rising Emperor to finish an opponent. Anyone who was familiar with the old Sega version of Mortal Kombat will remember and love Shao Kahn, and those who fought against him will hate him. Take your chance to play him now against some of your favorite superheros.

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    Shao Kahn's Attacks

    This is the box to look for!  

    Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe utilizes four attack buttons, identified in the game (and also in this guide) as Attacks 1, 2, 3, and 4. The following table lists which button corresponds to each attack on both the Xbox 360 console and the Playstation 3 console. The button combinations for the Xbox will be listed first and the PS3 button combinations second below.

    • Attack 1 -- X or square
    • Attack 2 -- Y or triangle
    • Attack 3 -- A or X
    • Attack 4 -- B or circle
    • Block -- RT or R2
    • Throw -- LB or L1
    • Klose Kombat -- RB or R1
    • Rage -- LT + RT or L2 + R2

    Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe has basic combat attacks that you can read about in my article at Kombat Basics and Additional Kombat Information.

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      Shao Kahn's Style Moves

      Backhand -- attack 1 -- maximum damage 7%

      Dark Void -- attack 1, attack 1 -- maximum damage 10%

      Low Palm -- left + attack 1 -- maximum damage 7%

      Pace Pop - attack 1 -- maximum damage 14% and knockdown

      Overhead Smash -- left + attack 2 -- maximum damage 5% and pop-up

      Knee -- attack 3 -- maximum damage 5% and crumple

      Krush -- attack 3, attack 1 -- maximum damage 12%

      I Win -- attack 3, attack 1, attack 1 -- maximum damage 15%

      Rocky Bootz -- attack 3, attack 4 -- maximum damage 12%

      Shin Hit -- left + attack 3 -- maximum damage 5%

      Stomach Smash -- attack 4 -- maximum damage 7%

      Krazy Axe -- left, + attack 4 -- maximum damage 9% and pop-up

      Ducking Punch -- down + attack 1 -- maximum damage 2%

      Uppercut -- down + attack 2 -- maximum damage 13% and pop-up

      Low Kick -- down + attack 3 -- maximum damage 2%

      Reaching Low Kick -- down + attack 4 -- maximum damage 2%

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      Shao Kahn's Super Moves

      Shoulder Charge -- right, right, attack 4 -- maximum damage 11% and knockdown

      Rising Emperor -- left, right, attack 4 -- maximum damage 11% and knockdown

      Energy Shield -- down, left, attack 3 -- maximum damage 11% and knockdown

      Pulse Blast -- left, left, attack 1 -- maximum damage 12% and knockdown

      Choke -- right, right, attack 1 -- maximum damage 14% and knockdown

      Hammer Smash -- left, right, attack 2 -- maximum damage 9%

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      Shao Kahn's Pro Moves

      Unrivaled -- right, right, attack 1, attack 1 + attack 2

      Succumbed -- right, right, attack 4, up + attack 4

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      Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe

      If you want to know more about Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, we have several character guides here on Bright Hub for you to enjoy. We also recommend that you check out our Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe PS3 Game Review as well as our Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe PS3 Cheat Codes to help you get ahead of your competition when you set out to beat all of the other toons in this fun adventure game.