After a disappointing cameo in the previous entry, Kenshi is back in Mortal Kombat 1 and arguably better than ever. The blind swordsman still wields his trusty sword Sento, but this time it allows him to summon a single spirit to aid him. From his moves list to some general pointers, this guide will go over how to play Kenshi in MK1.
This is one of the more complicated characters that we’ve seen so far. On his own, he has some fun, if not basic, attacks and strings to use. What sets him apart is his ability to summon his ancestor spirit. These are some things to keep in mind when learning how to play Kenshi in Mortal Kombat 1.
Don’t Blink is a solid starter for some of his combos.
Rising Karma is a great launcher that Kenshi can easily dash forward after to continue a combo.
The most important thing to learn is his Sento Stance, as it provides Kenshi with some new moves and summons the spirit to assist him.
Teamwork is a fantastic combo ender that provides a unique set up — it will leave the opponent sandwiched between Kenshi and his ancestor spirit.
He’s certainly not easy to learn, but you should have a better understanding after reading through this Mortal Kombat 1 Kenshi guide. There’s likely still plenty to discover with this character, so you can expect we’ll be updating articles like this as well as our list of all MK1 Brutalities once we have the opportunity to play more.
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Samuel is a freelance writer who has had work published with Hard Drive, GameSkinny, Otaquest, and PhenixxGaming. He's a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil series, but truth be told he'd sell his soul simply for a new Ape Escape game.