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Mortal Kombat 11 Armor Breaking Moves | What are they?

The Mortal Kombat 11 armor breaking moves are brand new for the latest patch in the Aftermath update. These abilities finally give characters a chance to crush Fatal Blows and Breakaways if they make the right read. But they are different for every fighter. So what each of the Mortal Kombat 11 armor breaking moves for every character?

Mortal Kombat 11 Armor Breaking moves | How to perform them

Mortal Kombat 11 Armor Breaking Moves | What are they?

But before you look into the MK11 armor breaking moves, it is worth it to know the button terminology that is pervasive across most other fighting games. These numbers correspond to each of the face buttons to avoid confusion. This makes it so guides and button layouts work on every platform. Here are the numbers that correlate to each of the default buttons on each console:

  • 1 is Square on PS4, X on Xbox One, and Y on Switch
  • 2 is Triangle on PS4, Y on Xbox One, and X on Switch
  • 3 is X on PS4, A on Xbox One, and B on Switch
  • 4 is O on PS4, B on Xbox One, and A on Switch

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We will also update this guide as quickly as possible to fill out more of MK11 armor breaking moves.

Mortal Kombat 11 Baraka armor breaking move

  • Blade Charge: back, forward, 2 (only in Berserker variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Cassie Cage armor breaking move

  • Flying Glow Kick: back, forward, 3 (only in Sups OD variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Cetrion armor breaking move

  • Deadly Winds: back, forward, 4 (only in Born Again variation) (only the first part of the attack breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 D’Vorah armor breaking move

  • Swarm: back, forward, 4 (recovers faster if it breaks armor)
  • Swarm (amplify): back, forward, 4, amplify (recovers faster if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Erron Black armor breaking move

  • Acid Pour: back, forward, 1 (only in Locked and Loaded variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Frost armor breaking move

  • Cyber Head: down, back, 3 (pops opponent up a little higher if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Fujin armor breaking move

  • Wind Kicks: down, back, 4 (only in Downburst and Cyclone variations)

Mortal Kombat 11 Geras armor breaking move

  • Sand Trap: down, back, 1 (only in New Era and Eternal variations) (triggers Krushing Blow)
  • Quick Sand: down, back, 1 (only in Infinite Warden variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Jade armor breaking move

  • Blazing Nitro Kick: down, forward, 4 (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Jax armor breaking move

  • Lethal Clap: down, back, 1 (only in Ringer variation) (recovers faster if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Jacqui armor breaking move

  • (Air) Dive Bomb: down, forward, 3, while in air (only in Next Gen variation) (juggles opponent if it breaks armor)
  • Hyper Knee: (back, forward, 4) (only in customs)

Mortal Kombat 11 Johnny Cage armor breaking move

  • Flippy Kick: down, back, 3 (only in Shock Jock and Showstopper variations)

Mortal Kombat 11 Joker armor breaking move

  • C C D D E G E C: back, forward, 4 (recovers faster if it breaks armor) (pops opponent up if it breaks armor)
  • C C D D E G E C (amplify): back, forward, 4, amplify (recovers faster if it breaks armor) (pops opponent up even higher if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Kabal armor breaking move

  • Hook Slam: down, back, 4 (triggers Krushing Blow, but does not pop opponent up if it breaks armor [still pops opponent up if Krushing Blow is used normally])

Mortal Kombat 11 Kano armor breaking move

  • Blade Evade: back, 1 (restands opponent if airborne)

Mortal Kombat 11 Kitana armor breaking move

  • Square Wave: back, forward, 3 (triggers Krushing Blow) (only in Fan-Fare variation)
  • (Air) Square Wave: back, forward, 3 while in the air (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector armor breaking move

  • Relic Lure: down, back, 4 (only in Squander variation) (still sucks them in and can be amplified for a combo)

Mortal Kombat 11 Kotal Kahn armor breaking move

  • Mehtizquia Cut: down, forward, 2 (only in Totemic and Buluc variations) (triggers Krushing Blow if amplified)

Mortal Kombat 11 Kung Lao armor breaking move

  • (Air) Shaolin Drop: down, 4 while in air (triggers Krushing Blow if amplified)

Mortal Kombat 11 Liu Kang armor breaking move

  • Kusari Slam: down, back, forward, 2 (only in Dragon’s Breath variation)

Mortal Kombat 11 Nightwolf armor breaking move

  • Tomahawk Swing: down, back, forward, 3 (only in Ancestral Gift variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Noob Saibot armor breaking move

  • Dark Push: back, 2 (pops up the opponent up for a combo and can be special canceled if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Raiden armor breaking move

  • Summon Lightning: down, back, 2 (only in Raijin and Truth and Light variations)

Mortal Kombat 11 RoboCop armor breaking move

  • (Air) OCP Charge: back, forward, 3 while in the air (only available in On Patrol variation) (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion armor breaking move

  • Flip Kick: back, 3 (pops opponent up if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Shao Kahn armor breaking move

  • Scum Grab: down, back, 1 (only available in True Kahn and Risen Emperor variations)
  • Skewered: down, back, 1 (only available in Realm Destroyer variation)
  • Shoulder Charger (amplified, down): back, forward, 3, amplify, down (only available in True Kahn and Risen Emperor variations) (pops the opponent up if breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Sheeva armor breaking move

  • Untamed Fury: back, forward 4 (triggers Krushing Blow) (only in Smash and Grab and Deadly Dragon variations)

Mortal Kombat 11 Sindel armor breaking move

  • Mane Squeeze: back, forward, 1

Mortal Kombat 11 Skarlet armor breaking move

  • Blood Spatter: back, forward, 3 (recovers faster if it breaks armor)
  • Blood Spatter (amplified): back, forward, 3, amplify (recovers significantly faster and juggles higher if it breaks armor)

Mortal Kombat 11 Sonya Blade armor breaking move

  • Boot Kamp: forward, 3

Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn armor breaking move

  • Soul Shattering War Club: back, forward, 3 (only available in the From Hell and Hellspawn variations)

Mortal Kombat 11 Sub-Zero armor breaking move

  • Brutal Kick: forward, 4 (triggers Krushing Blow)

Mortal Kombat 11 Shang Tsung armor breaking move

  • Scatter Souls: down, forward, 3 (only in Spellmaster variation) (stuns opponent)

Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator armor breaking move

  • Gorilla Press Slam (down, back, forward, 2) (only in Destroyer and Final Judgment variations)