MK11 Tier List: Mortal Kombat (January 2022)

MK11 Tier List

Our MK11 Tier List ranks every playable character in the hit fighting game!

Last Updated: January 2022

Mortal Kombat has cemented itself as one of the most famous—and infamous—games in the industry. Its fast-paced, competitive gameplay paired with the gnarly Fatalities are what players all around the world have come to love. And despite the backlash from concerned parents and teachers, Mortal Kombat continues to sell, to this day.

But underneath its bloody exterior, Mortal Kombat 11 is a game with complicated mechanics. Players must know how to strategize and think on their feet. Otherwise, they won’t last long in competitive matches. And part of crafting a strategy is knowing character skills and match-ups. That’s where our MK11 Tier List comes in handy.

Keep on reading for an in-depth look at the best and worst playable characters of Mortal Kombat 11.

Table of Contents

MK11 Tier List
S Tier
A Tier
B Tier
C Tier
D Tier
F Tier
MK11 Tier List: Tips
S and A-Tier
B and C-Tier
D and F-Tier




  • Cetrion
  • Fujin
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Liu Kang
  • The Joker


  • Geras
  • Jade
  • Kollector
  • Kotal Khan
  • Kung Lao
  • Shang Tsung
  • Sheeva
  • Spawn
  • Sub-Zero


  • Cassie Cage
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kano
  • Noob Saibot
  • Scorpion
  • Sindel


  • D’Vorah
  • Frost
  • Kabal
  • Kitana
  • Nightwolf
  • Sonya Blade
  • Terminator T-800
  • Baraka
  • Erron Black
  • Jax Briggs
  • Mileena
  • Raiden
  • Rain


  • Rambo
  • Robocop
  • Shao Khan
  • Skarlet


Get a cup of coffee as we dig in for tips on using all the characters in our MK11 Tier list on the next page.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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