Xbox 360 Gamers Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Shang Tsung Attack Guide

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Your soul is mine

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Time for a little Skull Fire

Basics

Shang Tsung is not a character who should be played at close range if you can work at medium or long, he's set of attacks works better in the longer ranges and he'll last longer if you fight at that range. He does have a nice array of inside fighting attacks, but they really can't match the most of the other characters if they're played properly. If you do find yourself at close range, use Deadly Wish, or use Dragon Tail as a good trip move to give you time to get some distance between you and your opponent. He's best when you keep things varied, so make sure you occasionally throw in a Body Switch occasionally before attacking. For those that are familiar with the old Sega version of Shang Tsung, he should be pretty easy to play. But for those that are more familiar with those "Tanks" that can just blast in and take a beating – this is not the toon you should choose.

Attacks

 

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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.

Style Moves

Face Strike — attack 1 — maximum damage 3%

Deceptive Moves — attack 1, attack 1 — maximum damage 6%

Foul Tricks — attack 1, attack 1, attack 1 — maximum damage 13%

Menacing Pain — attack 1, attack 1, attack 4 — maximum damage 15%

Tricky Ways — attack 1, attack 1, attack 2 — maximum damage 9%

Blessed Fury — attack 1, attack 3 — maximum damage 8%

Old Secret — attack 1, attack 3, attack 3 — maximum damage 15%

Grabbing Face Blaster — left + attack 1 — maximum damage 13%

Upward Knuckle — attack 2 — maximum damage 3%

Blending Pain — attack 2, attack 2 — maximum damage 10%

Tormentor — attack 2, attack 2, attack 3 — maximum damage 15%

Deadly Wish — attack 2, attack 2, left + attack 1 — maximum damage 23%

Reaching Low Palm –left + attack 2 — maximum damage 7%

Quick Sidekick — attack 3 — maximum damage 5%

Double Quick Sidekicks — attack 3, attack 3 — maximum damage 14%

Powered Force — attack 3, attack 4 — maximum damage 12% and pop-up

Dragon Tail — left + attack 3 — maximum damage 7% and knockdown

Mid-Strike Knee — attack 4 — maximum damage 9%

Brick Heel — left + attack 4 — maximum damage 7% and pop-up

Twisting Elbow — down + attack 1 — maximum damage 2%

Uppercut — down + attack 2 — maximum damage 13%

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

Toe Tapper — down + attack 4 — maximum damage 2%

 

Super Moves

Skull Fire — left, left, attack 2 — maximum damage 5%

Skyfire — down, left, attack 2 — maximum damage 11%

Slide Launch — down, right, attack 4 — maximum damage 15%

Soul Steal — down, left, attack 3 — maximum damage 11%

Body Switch — down, left, right, attack 1 — no damage

Hot Escape — down, left, attack 4 — no damage

Pro Moves

Ruthless — left, left, attack 2, attack 1, attack 2 —

Shang Tsung's Finishing Moves:

Fatality 1 — left, down, right, attack 3 (close)

Fatality 2 — down, down, right, right, attack 2 (close)

 

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