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Tier Ranking: 16th MK11 Tiers Popularity: 5th

Sub-Zero was one of the 25 characters on Mortal Kombat 11's base roster, and as such has been available to play since the game's April 23, 2019 release.

Rivaled in popularity only by Scorpion (coincidentally his canonical rival as well) Sub-Zero is one of the franchise's absolute most recognizable fighters. He was first playable on October 8, 1992 as part of Mortal Kombat 1's roster, and is the only character who has been playable in every Mortal Kombat fighting game.

He actually garnered so much fame that he got his own spinoff side scrolling platformer title in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, which dropped on October 1, 1997.

Always dressed with his iconic frosty blue theme in mind, Sub-Zero dons ninja gear dominated by blue with black accents. The air around his hands is often an icy mist as the cold emanating from them freezes the nearby water particles.

Sub-Zero returns with many of his iconic attacks including his trademark ice ball that he uses to freeze opponents in the middle of battle. When successful with this projectile, he is able to launch into most any punishing combo he chooses as his foe is temporarily suspended and totally vulnerable.

The blue ninja augments his attacks by rapidly manifesting weapons of ice, namely axes, but is also keen on using traditional punches and kicks. He's most comfortable when he's able to freeze his foes from a distance and then get close once they're helpless, but he can suddenly fly forward with his low-hitting slide and surprise unsuspecting opponents.

Sub-Zero is often regarded as one of the higher tier characters in Mortal Kombat 11, and has remained so since the Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate update that rolled out on November 17, 2020. His tier rankings often see him around the tail end of the top 10, making him one of the stronger options in the game.

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Abbadon36 posted May 4, 2019

Sub-Zero is a do it all character.
He has light zoning since projectiles go through each other his projectile will freeze them leading to a combo while the others does not.
He has good high/low mix ups that lead into full combos.
Very solid pokes and a lot of safe strings.
Good starting character that will teach the roots of MK and be rewarding while you learn.

jleadership posted May 5, 2019

Definitely agree with above. I really like sub zero and plan on migrating to Jax when I fully understand the game.

Bop268170 posted March 15, 2019

Sub-zero's Iceball is done just like Ryu's fireball in Street Fighter 2. Mortal Komabat is just a rip-off of Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 2 is better and Sega Genesis sucks compared to Super Nintendo.


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