Koming to lend you a hand
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is now available to purchase. This paid DLC expansion to NetherRealm Studios’ gory fighter includes five-chapter epilogue to the base game’s story, as well as three new characters: Wind god Fujin, guest star RoboCop, and the welcome return of the Shokan Queen, Sheeva.
Sheeva made her Mortal Kombat debut back in 1995’s Mortal Kombat 3, where she was the bodyguard of Shao Kahn’s bride, Sindel (more accurately, she was responsible for keeping Kitana from reaching her mother and informing her of the truth about their bloodline). In Mortal Kombat 11, Sheeva returns with far more agency as a strong, proud and courageous ruler, sympathetic to EarthRealm’s plight and honourable to her allies old and new.
The multi-armed Shokan continues her heritage as the powerhouse of the MK universe. Kitted out with a wealth of devastating grabs and throws, Sheeva is a terrifying foe at close range. If that wasn’t enough, Sheeva also has an excellent projectile and an infuriating, unblockable full-screen stomp. All of these tools combine to make Her Highness one of the most dangerous characters on the roster, equipped to handle both close kombat and repetitive zoners.
All inputs are for characters facing right.
Fatalities and Brutalities are unlocked by completing Towers of Time.
Klassic Mortal Kombat numeration is utilised as follows:
1 = PS4: Square / Xbox One: X / Switch : Y
2 = PS4: Triangle / Xbox One: Y / Switch: X
3 = PS4: Cross / Xbox One: A / Switch: B
4 = PS4: Circle / Xbox One: B / Switch: A
Fatality 1: Stomp The Yard:
(Close) Down, Down, Down, 1
As if she needed more arms, Sheeva decides to take both of her opponents! And as they backwards, blood spurting, the monarch stakes to the air and comes down hard on her prey, dropping several double-foot stomps and turning them into mush. Yuck.
Fatality 2: Spinal Tap:
(Close) Forward, Down, Down, Forward, 3
I think this is easily one of MK 11’s grimmest finishers. Using her might to swing her opponent upside down, Sheeva places one foot on her opponent’s head and slowly yanks their body upwards by the legs, separating their entire torso from their head and spinal column. Truly brutal.
Forward, Down, Back, 1
Works on Dead Pool, RetroKade, and Shaolin Trap Dungeon stages only.
Friendship: Krystal Klear:
(Mid) Forward, Back, Down, Down, 1
Approaching a table covered in fine goblets and glasses, Sheeva uses her long arms and fingers to entertain us with her “Glass Harp” skills. Wow, first she was plate-spinner, now she’s a musician. Sheeva is available for birthdays, holidays, and bar mitzvahs.
(Remember these must be unlocked first, because that’s how it works now shrug)
(Close) Down + 2 (Hold 2)
– Do not block in final round
– Final hit must come from Down + 2
Back Throw and hold Down
Forward Throw and 1 + 2 repeatedly
Up + 3 (Getup attack)
– Final Hit must come from Headbutt
Back, Forward, 4
– Hold Down during hit
– Final hit must come from Battle Scars
Back, Forward, 1
– Hold Back during hit
– Must be some distance from opponent
Back, Forward, 4 (Amplified)
– Rapidly press 1 + 2 during hit
– Final hit must come from Amplified Untamed Fury
Down + 2
– Triggers if a punish or counter to a High attack
Back + 3
– Triggers if it counters a Low or Ducking attack
Back, Forward, 3, then hold 3
– Triggers if Sheeva marches halfway across screen before hit
Death March Stomp:
Back, Forward, 3, then hold 3, Down
– Trigger is Sheeva stomps a Low or Ducking attack
– Costs one bar of Offensive gauge
Back, Forward, 4
– Triggers if this attack is a punish or breaks Armour
Down, Up (Amplified)
– Triggers if Dragon Drop has hit three times without missing