Mortal Kombat X Guide: How to do Every Brutality Part 1 (Characters A-K)

Check this guide out for the first half of how to do every brutality in Mortal Kombat X.

Brutalities make a comeback in Mortal Kombat X, but they are different this time. Now you must meet certain requirement and do a certain special move as the last hit to perform a brutality.

Some of these requirements are very specific while others just require you do a simple attack. You can't perform a brutality unless you've unlocked it, so I'll also tell you where to get each one. If you are looking for Fatalities, check out my guide on How to do Every Character's Fatalities. This guide will go over the first half of the characters in alphabetical order, A - K.

This guide will go over all the brutalities in Mortal Kombat X including:

  • Conditions -- Requirements for being able to do the brutality.
  • Button Inputs -- The buttons you need to press to perform it.
  • Krypt -- Where to get and how to unlock each brutality. 

Notes:

  • 1 = Front Punch
  • 2 = Back Punch
  • 3 = Front Kick
  • 4 = Back Kick

There are coordinates after the area the chest is located in the krypt. Just look at the bottom left of your screen to see what area and the coordinates you are at when in the krypt.

Some chests also only appear at certain times. The bottom left also shows the internal clock of the krypt, I'll put times for those that require it.

Cassie Cage

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Between the Eye's  All Variations, Jump Distance, Must have 50% health remaining, last hit must be Single Shot  Back, Forward, 1 N/a, starting
Hat's Off All Variations, Must not lose a round, last hit must be Kick Abuse, Hold Up before 3rd hit of Kick Abuse Down, Forward, 1  Netherrealm area, 1,1 
Pop Goes  Hollywood variation, Must land 4 Nut Krackers, Final hit must be Nut Kracker Back, Down, 4 SK Tomb area, -3, 27
Beat Down  Brawler variation, Final hit must come from a 3-hit combo that ends in Takedown Back, Forward, 4  Cemetary area, -5, 7 
Half Day Spec Ops variation, Jump distance, Must perform 5 American Ways, Final hit must be from Target Paint(enhanced American Way) Down, Down, 1 and Block Spider Kave area, 3, 12

D'Vorah

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Migraine  All variations, Must have 50% health left, Final hit must be Ovipositor Charge, Must hold Forward when doing the last hit  Down, Back, 4 N/a, starting 
Fly Swatter  All variations, Must do a 4-hit combo that ends with a backwards air throw, Final hit must be backwards air throw (In air) Down and Block, Back Spider Kave area, 4, 39 
Incubate  Brood Mother variation, Must land 3 Krawler attacks (Down, Forward, 4), Final hit must be a throw Throw Cemetary area, -22, 7
Bug Zapper  Swarm Queen variation, Full screen distance, Must stun opponent with Bug Bomb (Down, Forward, 1), Final hit must be Infestation (enhanced Vortex Swarm) Down, Back, 1 and Block SK Tomb area, 4, 3
Acid Burn  Venomous variation, Must land all 9 hits of Bug Spray, Final hit must be Bug Spray Down, Forward, 1 SK Tomb area, 4, 10, East

Ermac

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Netherforce  All variations, Must perform 10 special attacks during a match, Final hit must be Air Force Port Down, Back, 4 and Block  N/a, starting
We Win  Any variation except Mystic, Must perform a 5-hit combo that ends in Force Lift, Final hit must be Force Lift Down, Back, 1 Spider Kave area, -7, 29 Time: 9:00
Gluttony Mystic variation, Must have less than 40% health left, Final hit must be Tele-Hold Down, Back, 1 and Block SK Tomb area, 1, 14, North 
Soul Eater Master of Souls variation, Must land a 10-hit combo during the match, Use Soul Ball with 3 active souls, Final hit must be Soul Release (Back, Forward, 1 after opponent is trapped in Soul Ball) Back, Forward, 1 Cemetary area, -1, 6
Controlled Chaos  Spectral variation, Must be hovering with Soul Ascension, Final hit must be Soul Charge Back, Forward, 2  Cemetary area, -21, 1 

Erron Black

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Tunnel Vision All variations, Final hit must be a throw, Must hold forward during the throw Throw   N/a, starting
Serenity All variations, Must hit a punch button 15 times during the final hit, Final hit must be Sand trap Down, Back, Forward, 2 Spider Kave area, 13, 30, Time: 9:00
Quick Draw Gunslinger variation, Sweep distance, Must perform 10 back dashes during match, Final hit must be Spin Shot Down, Back, 1, 4 Cemetary area, -21, 9
 Sword in the Stone Outlaw variation, Must press Up, Down, Up during final hit, Final hit must be Tarkatan Infection Down, Forward, 2 SK Tomb area, 2, -3
Swing Low Marksman variation, Must have 2 meter bars during final hit, Final hit must be Swing Shot Down, Back, 2 SK Tomb area, 7, 9 

Ferra/Torr

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Trample  All variations, Must run 3 times during match, First hit of Tuck 'n' Charge must miss, Final hit must be Tuck 'n' Charge, Must hold Forward during final hit Back, Forward, 3 N/a, starting
Play Thing All variations, Must perform a 2-hit combo with Kaber Toss as final hit, Final hit must be Kaber Toss Forward, 2 Spiker Kave area, 18, 12
Stabby Stab Ruthless variation, Must have Pain and Gain active, Final hit must be Grab 'n' Stab Down, Back, Forward, 1 and Block SK Tomb area, 8, 17
Twisted Vicious variation, Must use 3 stage interactions, Must press any attack button 5 times during final hit, Final hit must be from Gut Ripper Down, Back, Forward, 1 and Block Cemetary area, -5, 9
Steam Roller Lackey variation, Must land 3 Boulder Rolls during the match, Final hit must be from Double Boulder Roll Back, Forward, 2 and Block SK Tomb area, 5, 3 East
Step On down Lackey variation, Must have less than 35% health left, Final hit must be Step Aside combo Back, Forward, 2 and Block SK Tomb area, 5, 3 East

Goro

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Speed Bag All variations, Must win in 2 rounds, Must hold Forward during final hit, Final hit must be Shokan Grab Down, Back, Forward, 3 N/a, starting
Krush All variations, Opponent must be blocking during final hit, Final hit must be Krush Down, Up and Block N/a, starting
Chest Bump Kuatan Warrior variation, Must do 5 forward dashes during the match, Must have more than 50% health remaining, Final hit must be Chest Lunge Back, Forward, 2 N/a, starting
Tail Spin Dragon Fangs variation, Only the 3rd hit of the final attack must land, Final hit must be Dragon Spin Down, Back, 2 and Block N/a, starting
Shokan Flame Tigrar Fury variation, Must be close to opponent during final hit, Must hold 2 during final hit, Final hit must be Dragon Torch Back, Forward, 2 and Block N/a, starting

Jacqui Briggs

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Mind Blown All variations, Must press Forward 3 times during final hit, Final hit must be Bionic Blast Back, Forward, 2 and Block N/a, starting
Gun Show All variations, Must hold 4 during final hit, Final hit must be Gauntlet Flurry Back, Forward, 4 and Block Spider Kave area, 21, 33
Shrapnel Shotgun variation, Must use 3 stage interactions, Final hit must be Low Blow Down, Back, 2 Cemetary area, -18, 8
Heavy Artillery Full Auto variation, Must land 3 Up Rockets during match, Final hit must be Hand Cannon Down, Forward, 2 SK Tomb area, 5, 1 (Hidden)
Aftershock High Tech Variation, Gauntlet Spark must be active, Final hit must be Air Ground Smash Down, Down, 4 SK Tomb area, -3, 25 Time: 7:00

Jax

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Sledge Hammer  All variations, Opponent must duck during final hit, Final hit must be downward Dash Punch Back, Forward, 2 and Down N/a, starting 
Gotcha Down All variations except Pumped Up, Must hold Forward during Final hit, Final hit must be Gotcha Grab Down, Back, 1 SK Tomb area
Rocket Roll Heavy Weapon variation, Opponent must be in the air, Final hit must be L.A.W Blast Down, Back, 2 and Block, Hold Up Spider Kave area, 2, 17
Ground Breaking Pumped Up variation, Must land 3 Ground Pounds during match, Must hold 4 during final hit, Final hit must be Ground Shake Down, Down, 4 and Block Spider Kave area, -5, 27
Ragdoll Wrestler variation, Must land all parts of Quad Grapple, Final hit must be Quad Grapple Down, Back, Forward, 1 and Block Netherrealm area, -1, 4

Johnny Cage

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Eye Popping All variations, Must land 4 Nut Punches during the match, Final hit must be Nut Punch Back, Down, 3 N/a, starting
Blood Spurt All variations, both players must be facing camera, Final hit must be from Take Two combo 2, 1, 4 Cemetary area, 1, 9
Wow Out  Fisticuffs variation, Opponent must be blocking during final hit, Final hit must be from Speed Bag combo Back and 1, 2, 1 Cemetary area, -21, 12
Fall Guy Stunt Double variation, Must have Mimic active during final hit, Must hold forward during the final hit, Final hit must be Shadow Kick Back, Forward, 4 SK Tomb area, -4, 10, East
Bring it On A-List variation, Must have less than 5% health, Rising Kick must be charged, Final hit must be from Rising Kick Down, Back, 4  Spider Kave area, 0, 27

Kano

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Ballin' All variations, Opponent must blocking and die from chip damage, Final hit must come from an Enhanced Air Ball (Air) Forward, Back, 3 and Block N/a, starting 
Terminate  All variations, Must land 3 throws during the match, Must hold Up on the final hit, Final hit must be a throw Throw Spider Kave area, 5, 2
Just the Tip Cutthroat variation, Must go 5 seconds without taking damage in the final round, Final hit must be Body Slice Down, Back, 1 and Block SK Tomb area, -1, 6, West
Glaring Light Cybernetic variation, Must perform a 5-hit combo that ends with Enhanced Power Laser, Final hit must be Enhanced Power Laser Down, Back, 3 and Block  SK Tomb area, 5, -3, (Hidden Area)
Wham Bam Commando variation, Press Down 3 times during final hit, Final hit must be Power Slam Down, Forward, Back, 4 Netherrealm area, 1, 4
Pop Off Commando variation, Press (1,2) 15 times during final hit, Final hit must be Choke Attack Down, Forward, 1 Cemetary Area, Gamble Koins, 2,100

Kenshi

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Used Up All variations, Must win first round with a throw, Final hit must be a throw Throw N/a, starting 
Brutal Kick  All variations, Must go 5 seconds without taking damage in the final round, Final hit must be Concentration combo 2, 2, 4 SK Tomb area, 0, 3, West (Hidden area) 
Leg Up Balanced variation, Must get first hit, Final hit must be Tele-Flurry Back, Forward, 3 Dead Woods area, -5, 10
Demon Slice Possessed variation, Must hold Up during final hit, Final hit must be Sickle Lift Down, Back, 1 Spider Kave area, 5, 42
Instant Karma Kenjutsu variation, Must land 5 Tele-Pushes during the match, Jump distance, Final hit must be Tele-Push Back, Forward, 2 Sk Tomb area, -4, 19

Kitana

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Off the Top All variations, Must hold Forward during final hit, Final hit must be Throat Slice Back, Forward, 3 N/a, starting
Biggest Fan All variations, Must land 3 Rising Fans during the match, Final hit must be Rising Blades Down, Back, 2 and Block Dead Woods area, -18, 12
Back That Up Royal Storm variation, Must perform a reflect move during the match with Bounce Back (Down, Back, 4), Final hit must be Air Square Boost (Air) Down, Back, 3 Dead Woods area, -19, 20, Time: 9:00
Lost Girl Assassin variation, Must have Sharpen active during final hit, Final hit must be Assassin Strike Down, Back, 3 Dead Woods area, 1, 7,
All is On Mournful variation, Final hit must be Glaive Throw, Must hold Up during final hit to guide the glaive to opponent's head Down, Forward, 1 Spider Kave area, -6, 13 

Kotal Kahn

Name Conditions Input Krypt
Kotally Awesome All variations, Sweep distance, Final hit must be Sun Beam Down, Forward, 4 N/a, starting
Stick Around  All variations, Must land 5 Sandstones during the match, Full screen distance, Final hit must be Sunstone Down Forward, 3 SK Tomb area, 3, 1, (Hidden area)
Offering All variations, Sacrifice with Blood Offering to end the round, Final hit must come from Blood Offering Forward, Down, Back, 4 Not Known
Totem This  Blood God variation, Must summon each totem at least once, Must have Crystal Totem active during the final hit, Must have 30 seconds or less left, Final hit must be Two Fist Uppercut Down and 2 Not Known
Sawed Off War God variation, Final hit must be from 3-hit combo ending in Saw Blade Down, Forward, 2 Spider Kave area, -8, 13
Dry Rub Sun God variation, Must have level 3 Sun God Choke, Final hit must be Sun God Choke Down, Back, 2 Dead Woods area, -7, 8

 

That wraps up Part 1 of the Brutalities list. Be sure to check out the second half if you want to see the other characters. For other help and tips on Mortal Kombat X, see my Beginner's guide.

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Mar. 28th 2018

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