In Mortal Kombat 11, there is a new move that can be performed at the end of a match where you would normally input a Fatality. Instead, you can perform a button input to spare the opponent and grant them back a bit of health to continue the fight – this is called a Mercy.
Mercies don’t necessarily give you any sort of advantage – a player might use it to humiliate an opponent that was soundly beaten to give them a second chance, or revive them in order to end the match with a Brutality instead.
Note that you can gain the Krypt Key Item, the Soul of the One Being, by performing 10 Mercies in any Towers – Klassic Towers or Towers of Time.
Mercy Button Input
To perform a Mercy, you must stand at around mid range from your opponent during the “Finish Him” phase:
- Hold down the Left Trigger Button for Flip Stance, and then press Down three times, before letting go of the Left Trigger.
- In Shorthand – L2 (Hold), D, D, D, (Release)
If done correctly, a golden light will fill the arena as the opponent’s health refills slightly, and your character performs a small taunt before the match resumes.
Mercies give the lowest amount of points of all the Finishers (Only 15k per), but they can be used in conjunction with a Brutality or Fatality to give you two finisher bonuses in a single match – making them great for adding up your tower score.
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