All confirmed characters on the Mortal Kombat 1 roster.

Mortal Kombat 1 Best Character Tier List: the Best Mk1 Fighters

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Mortal Kombat 1 has gained immense popularity with its revamped timeline and the development of new character relationships. The iconic franchise has made a strong comeback with its latest installment, introducing a fresh roster of characters. With the release of Mortal Kombat 1, it is the perfect time to explore a tier list and see where your favorite characters stand.

Our tier list is based on our opinions after extensive game testing. According to our experiences, this is where these characters should be ranked. Here is our September 2023 tier list for all fighters in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 Tier List

All confirmed characters on the Mortal Kombat 1 roster.All confirmed characters on the Mortal Kombat 1 roster.

S-Tier: Kenshi, Johnny Cage, Raiden, Baraka

A-Tier: Scorpion, Liu Kang, Geras, Li Mei, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Smoke

B-Tier: Sub-Zero, Kung Lao, General Shao, Mileena, Kitana, Havik

C-Tier: Tanya, Reptile, Nitara, Rain, Ashrah

The S-Tier characters clearly outshine everyone else. While Scorpion could be argued to be part of the S-Tier, he falls just short and leads the A-Tier group of fighters. Therefore, it is advisable to focus on the S-Tier characters if you want the best of the best. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t excel with a lower-tier character. Skilled players can make even a C-Tier character competitive in online matches or when playing against friends.

Naturally, this list will change as additional DLC fighters are introduced. Kombat Pack 1 will include Peacemaker, Omni-Man, Homelander, Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takahashi Takeda, each bringing new elements to the game. Therefore, expect this Mortal Kombat 1 tier list to evolve as these characters are released over the next year or so. For more information about this upcoming DLC, click here.

That’s all you need to know about the best characters in Mortal Kombat 1! If you’re wondering which Kameo fighters you should team up with your chosen fighter, check out our Kameo Tier List here!