The Kombat Pavilion

MKDA Konquest Mode - Kitana

Kitana has for many years been at war with the Emperor Shao Kahn. She has proven herself to be a great leader and diplomat after allying with the Shokans in a massive strike against the emperor and his armies. Though she is a great warrior, it is her grace in kombat that you must learn to emulate. Brute strength alone will not win the fight. The Eagle Claw system of kung fu used by Kitana originated in southern China during the Sung Dynasty around the year 1250 AD. It was brought to Outworld a few centuries later by an unnamed martial arts master.

Mid Eagle Claw
Low Eagle Claw
High Eagle Claw
Side Finger
Double Eagle Claw
Side Heel Kick
Solar Plexus Kick
Crouching Upward Strike
Front Toe Kick

Years ago, Kitana had used her skills of negotiation to bring about a truce between Prince Goro and Kung Lao. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw basic high attacks with Kung Lao.

Lifting Kick

Kitana's Eagle Claw Lifting Kick pop-up allows her to Pop her opponent into the air long enough to execute another attack. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw Lifting Kick pop-up.


Well done! Now execute Kitana's Lifting Kick pop-up attack and, while Kung Lao is still in the air, execute 2 more Lifting Kick pop-up attacks to juggle him.

Low Claw Swipe
Chyun Teui
Claw Scratch

Excellent! Kitana uses her Eagle Claw low attacks to keep her opponent on edge. By alternating between her high and low attacks, her opponent never knows where her attack will come from next. Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw low attacks with Kung Lao as your sparring partner.

Sidestep Claw

Kitana's Sidestep Claw 3D attack serves to confuse her opponent as well as inflict damage. It is also a very useful Dodge or Escape move.

Practice Kitana's Eagle Claw Sidestep Claw 3d attack with Kung Lao.


While in the Eagle Claw fighting style, Kitana can Shove a blocking opponent. This move is useful to push away a blocking opponent. Shove Kung Lao away from you 5 times.

It seems you need more practice. Princess Kitana was at war with the Emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. She had joined forces with Prince Goro of the Shokan and was effectively confronting Kano's troops. Although victory seemed attainable, Kitana did not know how long her troops could sustain the attack.

Ba Gua Zhang, translated to Eight Trigram Palm, is a relatively new Chinese martial art, having been developed in the late 1800's. Ba Gua Zhang was developed by Dong Hai-Chuan, a Taoist of the Lung Men (Dragon Gate) Sect. The circular movements of the art are attributed to the circular chanting meditations done by the Lung Men Sect. Starting in the early 1900's, Ba Gua Zhang has been associated with Hsing-I.

Ox Tongue Palm Strike
Hooking Strike
Spinning Force Palm
Stepping Side Kick
Snake's Tail
Spear Hand Thrust
Low Upward Palm

Execute Kitana's Ba Gua high attacks on Shao Kahn's general, Kano.

Hammer Palm Strike

While in the Ba Gua fighting style, Kitana can do 2 pop-up attacks called Hammer Palm Strike and Horse Kick.

First you must learn Kitana's Hammer Palm Strike pop-up.


Good! Now execute Kitana's Hammer Palm Strike pop-up attack and then, while Kano is still in the air, execute the Hammer Palm Strike 2 more times to juggle him.


Next, you will try that same attack with the Horse Kick pop-up. Pop Kano into the air with Kitana's Horse Kick pop-up and then, while Kano is still in the air, execute the Horse Kick 2 more times to juggle him.

Dragon Palm Strike
Low Snapping Palm
Low Lifting Palm
Swinging Sweep

Well done! Now for Kitana's basic Ba Gua low attacks. Kitana utilizes these attacks to confuse her opponent.

To quickly distance herself from her opponent, Kitana can escape with a Ba Gua Backflip.

Execute 3 successful Ba Gua Backflips to escape from Kano.


You have much to learn. Begin the lesson again. The base camp of Kitana's military forces was hidden in a valley on the eastern side of the Outworld plains. Further to the East were the Vampire people. Occasionally, lookouts would spot a female vampire watching the camp from a rocky outcropping. All attempts to capture the vampire proved to be futile.

Kitana is renowned throughout Edenia for her proficiency in the Steel Fans fighting style.

Hooking Fan
Fan Swipe
Fan Smash
Piercing Kick
Neck Thrust
Chest Strike

Attack the vampire, Nitara, with Kitana's Steel Fans high attacks.

Sky Strike

Kitana can perform a pop-up attack on her opponents with her Steel Fans called the Sky Strike.

Attack Nitara with the Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attack.


Execute the Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attack and then, while Nitara is still in the air, execute 2 more Steel Fans Sky Strike pop-up attacks.

Low Swipe
Low Stab
Downward Strike
Low Poke
Upward Strike

Attack Nitara with Kitana's Steel Fans low attacks.

Sidestep Swing

Adding versatility to Kitana's Steel Fans fighting style, the Sidestep Swing acts as both an evasive move and an offensive move.

Practice Kitana's Sidestep Swing attack on Nitara. But be warned, Nitara will fight back.


Kitana can Impale her Steel Fans into her opponent to slowly drain life force. Once the Steel Fans are impaled, however, she cannot retrieve them and can no longer fight in the Steel Fan style.

Impale Kitana's Steel Fans into Nitara. The Steel Fans are a difficult fighting technique to master. You must practice if you wish to wield them effectively in kombat. The combined forces of Kitana and Goro made one last push against Kano's troops but were unsuccessful in breaching his line of defense. Though Kano's army was fewer in number than the united armies of Edenia and the Shokan, it seemed as though they were being strengthened by some unseen force. Tragically, near the end of that skirmish, Prince Goro was fatally injured. His men brought him back to the encampment where Kitana stayed by his side until he passed.

Shooting Star
Walking Fists
Pucker Up

By combining multiple strikes into one long attack, Kitana can more effectively kombat her opponents. Attack Kano with Kitana's Eagle Claw combos before time runs out. Do not let your sorrow over Goro's death cloud your thoughts. Concentrate on the fight at hand.

Ill Eagle
Broken Talon

Well done! But Kano is not defeated yet. Execute these more advanced combos to defeat him. Much to Kitana's disbelief, Kano's forces retreated. Word started to spread that the Emperor, Shao Kahn, had been slain by unknown assassins. It seemed as though Kitana had won.

Art Of Overkill

Attack Kano with Kitana's Ba Gua combo 2 times before time runs out.

Princess Blast
Kirin Smash
Royal Pain
Edenia Rush

Kano is far from surrendering. You must utilize Kitana's more advanced Steel Fan combos to defeat him.

You have Kano on the run! Do not stop now!

While returning to the portal back to Edenia, Kitana happened upon Kung Lao, who was traveling alone. It was through Kung Lao that she learned of the Deadly Alliance and the death of Liu Kang at the hands of Shang Tsung. It seemed that her return home would have to wait.

Practice Kitana's Pretty Kick with Kung Lao to prepare for the battle to come.

Pretty Kick

Kung Lao will put you to the test this time and fight back. Do not let your sadness over Liu Kang's demise prevent you from training.

As Kitana's army was breaking camp, there was a loud ruckus of kombat from the northern flank. A reptilian creature was angrily attacking her men. Though her soldiers were able fighters, they were no match for the savage creature, and were easily taken down. Kitana had to move quickly to prevent further harm and destruction.

Kitana immobilized the beast with her Fan Lift move. Attack the reptilian creature with Kitana's Fan Lift 3 times.

Fan Lift

The reptilian creature has now focused its attention on you. Levitate it with Kitana's Fan Lift 3 more times.

The creature will destroy your camp, and possibly your men, if you do not defeat it. Resume your attack!

The reptilian creature had fled to the East, and Kitana's camp was secure once more. She gave her military commanders orders to remain at the camp until she returned from an excursion with Kung Lao. They were both in need of special martial arts training from the Outworld master, Bo' Rai Cho.

Once they had found Bo' Rai Cho, he trained them in the fighting techniques they wished to learn. Kitana's training encompassed Style Branch attack combos. When she learned to combine her fighting styles into one long attack combination, her kombative effectiveness increased.

Start in Eagle Claw

Practice the Style Branch combo called Lost Love that starts in Kitana's Eagle Claw fighting style and ends in her Ba Gua fighting style.

Start in Eagle Claw

Now Master Bo' Rai Cho will test what you have learned. Execute the Lost Love Style Branch combo again. Master Bo' Rai Cho is a patient teacher. You may try as many times as you like. Kitana and Kung Lao finally confronted the Deadly Alliance in Shang's Palace. While Kung Lao faced off with Shang Tsung, Kitana engaged Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat. The battle was intense. Kitana had never confronted an opponent quite like Quan Chi before and had to call upon all her martial arts training to defeat him.

Win 2 out of 3 matches in a duel to the death.

You must defeat Quan Chi or the Deadly Alliance will conquer the realms. Most impressive! You have learned much through your journey. You have mastered many fighting styles and beaten many opponents. But there is one opponent you still need to confront...

It is one thing to defeat a foe that does not share your thoughts. It is a completely different situation when confronting a foe that can anticipate your every move. Your final test will be to face a mirror image of Kitana. If you can win 3 out of 5 matches, you will have completed your training. Good Luck.

Win 3 out of 5 matches in a duel to the death. You failed. Congratulations! You have finished your training! This journey is complete. But the road to your destiny is long traveled, and there is always more to learn.