Sheeva's Dragon Drop stomp giving you a hard time in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath? Here are some crucial tips to beat her in any variation

It's not as scary as you might think

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 30, 2020 at 11:06 a.m. PDT | Comments: 3

Sheeva was added to Mortal Kombat 11 in the very recent Aftermath update and the four-armed Shokan Queen has been giving more than a few players headaches as they try to do battle with her online.

Having heard the cries of frustrated followers, True Under Dawg Gaming decided to put Sheeva under the microscope to identify some of her weaknesses and highlight the most efficient ways to go about fighting her. He covers a handful of her attacks that span across all three of her variations, but we'll start with the one that's probably causing the most grief: her Dragon Drop stomp.

This iconic move was around in the very first Mortal Kombat game as sub-boss Goro used it (along with four handfuls of other ridiculously hard-hitting attacks) to melt life bars. This technique sees Sheeva leap well out of eyesight and promptly come crashing down for an unblockable.

More seasoned Mortal Kombat players have likely learned to deal with this attack as its been featured plenty of times over the years, but its nature makes it often come off as particularly scary and overpowered for those who aren't used to it.

The first thing True Under Dawg points out about Dragon Drop is the fact that it only does 10% damage and thus isn't the worst move to be hit by. Throws, by comparison, do about 14% damage, and so unless Sheeva is threatening with a Krushing Blow (she has to land three Drops without missing to activate it) her reward isn't all that great.

The risk she takes by going for Dragon Drop, however, is fairly high as the recovery leaves her open to be hit with a full combo punish. Online Sheeva users who tend to spam this attack will quickly find that opponents who stay nimble will rapidly tear them limb from limb. Simply wait until her body has completely left the screen and then react with a dash or brisk walk to avoid.

True not only offers invaluable information on how to combat some of Sheeva's strongest tools but also teaches his viewers how to generally approach breaking down tough match ups to better understand them. Check out his video below and let us know if it helped in the comments.

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