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Kano Mortal Kombat XL artwork

Kano Mortal Kombat XL moves


Popularity: Commando - 42nd, Cybernetic - 53rd, Cutthroat - 27th MKX Tiers
Tiers: Kano Commando, Kano Cybernetic, Kano Cutthroat

Kano's Variations

Cutthroat - In the Cutthroat Variation, Kano has the ability to power up his attacks by pounding his cybernetic heart. His knife fighting skills are also dramatically enhanced, allowing Kano to execute a number of unique kombos and attacks.
Cybernetic - The Cybernetic Variation unleashes Kano's eye laser and grenade aresenal, allowing him to strike from long range, extend kombos, and defend against aerial attacks. Perfect for zoning, Cybernetic allows Kano to attack from virtually any distance.
Commando - The Commando Variation transforms Kano into a highly-skilled grappler. He is able to counter both high and low attacks, forcing opponent to modify their tactics. Commando is all about grounding opponents and dominating them at close range.
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Koldvlud posted March 7, 2015

Oh HELL.YEAH! Day 1 Kano main here BABAY! I'll be handing out beatings, throat cuts & general mayhem for..
You guessed it, "No charge."

wingliger posted April 24, 2015

This goes all characters. When trying to punish attacks, if you use a normal move it will come out 1 frame later because recovery from blocking is 1 frame. So trying to punish a move that is -6 will mean you need an attack with 5 frame startup unless its a special attack. Special attacks start up normally because they are reversals.

lareka posted April 15, 2015

I play mainly with Cuthroat spec and i'm currently on a 23-1 streak on ranking play with Kano. Kano's blade throw move is pretty fast and I usually use it as a basis to open up space with my opponent. I can suggest you to do the same by spamming blades from long-range.A- Opponent can either duck or wait in block stance for your spamming to end. You will win by chip damage, keep this strategy going until opponent decides to move.
B-Opponent can move airborne, Kano's up ball and Kano ball moves are prety lethal when opponent tries to close down on you. C- Opponent can teleport behind you, you need to be alert at all times for it, up- ball and Kano ball are once again life-savers, you can distance yourself again from your opponent by hitting them with one of those. D- Opponent may try to spam projectiles as well, if you do the timing well, you should be able to spam projectiles quicker with Kano. When you open up a good amount of space, you can constantly throw those blades and the opponent won't even breathe.

Blade throw dmg is about 6 % but when you power-up in your Cutthroat spec and throw blades when powered up, it will damage about 8 % ( 7.8 or sth like that ) which is pretty high.

BurgyTheBurglar posted April 22, 2015

A great follow up to use in his cybernetics variation is 1 + 1 then throw in an eye laser. After that use any combo or special after that.

TrainTrackJack posted March 8, 2015

Same here loved Kano since early M.K plannin to main him as well as kotal Kahn.

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