Here is everything you need to know about Mavado!

Red Dragon member Mavado has emerged in Mortal Kombat 1. First revealed alongside Ermac, the new Kameo showcased an arsenal of elastic whip-based "Ambush" attacks, making the outcome for those opposing him unpredictable. This article details Mavado's entire move list, including his specials, Fatality, and Brutalities.

Mavado's move list in Mortal Kombat 1

Mavado has six special moves and one throw in his Mortal Kombat 1 arsenal. Most maneuvers are "Ambush" attacks, meaning the character will appear out of nowhere and perform the move. You can only use some of the specials under specific circumstances, which we have outlined below.

  • Trap Drop – RB/R1
    • Trap activates if foe is nearby
    • Active trap pulls foes in briefly, then emits stunning shock
    • Trap disappears after a duration if not activated
  • Nomad's Touch – Left + RB/R1 (Mid)
    • If successful, knocks down both fighters
  • Best Feet Forward – Right + RB/R1 (High)
    • Can only be used while foe is vulnerable to a Juggle Kombo
  • Just Dessert – Right + RB/R1 (Mid)
    • Costs 2 bars of Super Meter
    • Can only be used after performing a Flawless Block
  • Sliding Home – Down + RB/R1
    • Can only be used while foe is knocked down, being thrown, or laying prone (like Delayed Getup)
  • Nindrop – Up + RB/R1
    • Can only be used while foe is vulnerable to a Juggle Kombo
  • Dragon Killer – Right + RB/R1 or Right + X and A / Right + X + Square

Mavado's Kameo Fatality and Brutalities

Mavado's Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1 is a direct callback to his Kick Thrust Fatality from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. This finisher hits Mid, meaning you have to be a sizeable distance away from the opponent for it to execute correctly, as shown in the video above.

  • (Mid) Katapult – Left Down Down, RB/R1

Although the inputs are a mystery, the video above, per SHAAR on X, gives a look at all of Mavado's Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 1.

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