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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Special Moves and Finishers Guide

(The following moves are compatible with all versions of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. If some move is available only for a specific version this will be mentioned right after the key combination with an Abbreviation. If you find an error please inform us immediately.)

Kitana, Reptile, Sonya, Jax, Nightwolf, Jade, Scorpion, Kano, Mileena, Ermac, Classic Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero, Sektor, Sindel, Stryker, Cyrax, Kung Lao, Kabal, Sheeva, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Smoke, Human Smoke

Sega Genesis and SNES exclusives: Rain, Noob Saibot, Motaro, Shao Kahn

Abbreviations

Abbreviation Move Abbreviation Platform
B Back A Arcade (Default)
F Forward SG Sega Genesis
D Down SN SNES
Up Up SS Sega Saturn
LP Low Punch XB XBox 360
HP High Punch PS PlayStation 2/3
LK Low Kick NDS Nintendo DS
HK High Kick PC PC (Windows)
BL Block
R Run

Hot To: Perform Animality

On the third round defeat your opponent and when you see Finish Him/Her press and hold Run and tap Down, Down, Down and release Run (past sweep). Then defeat your opponent again and perform the Animality. Animalities are not available in the Sega Genesis and SNES versions of the game.

Hot To: Perform Babality and Friendship

If you want to be able to perform a Babality or Friendship at the end of the match, don't block during the final round.

Advanced Kombo Guide

You can see our advanced combo guide for Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade Revision 1.2 and all its ports here.

Kitana

Special Moves

Fan Lift: B, B, B, HP
Fan Toss: F, F, HP + LP (can be done in air too)
Air Punch: D, B, HP

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: R, R, BL, BL, LK (close)
Fatality 2: B, D, F, F, HK (close)
Animality: D, D, D, D + R (between close and sweep) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: F, F, D, F, HK
Friendship: D, B, F, F, LP
Brutality: HP, HP, BL, HK, BL, LK, BL, BL, LP, BL, HP, BL - SG, SN
Stage: F, D, D, LK

Kombos

HK, HK, LK, B + HK (23%)
HP, HP, B + LP, F + HP (25%)

Reptile

Special Moves

Acid Spit: F, F, HP
Fast Force Ball: F, F, HP + LP
Slow Force Ball: B, B, HP + LP
Invisibility: Up, D, HK
Reverse Elbow: B, F, LK
Slide: B + LP + BL + LK - A, SS, XB, SN, PS, NDS, PC
Slide: B + LP +BL or B + BL + LK - SG

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: B, B, F, D, BL (outside sweep)
Fatality 2: Hold BL, F, F, Up, Up, release BL, HK (small distance)
Animality: D, D, D, Up, HK (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: F, F, B, D, LK
Friendship: D, F, F, B, HK (close)
Brutality: HP, BL, HK, HK, BL, HP, LP, LK, LK, BL, LP - SG, NS
Stage: BL, R, BL, BL

Kombos

HP, HP, D + LP (18%)
HK, HK, B + HK (21%)
HP, HP, HK, B + HK (24%)

Sonya

Special Moves

Energy Rings: D, F, LP
Wave Punch: F, B, HP
Bicycle Kick: B, B, D, HK
Leg Throw: D + LP + BL

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold BL + R, Up, Up, B, D (half screen)
Fatality 2: B, F, D, D, R (more than half screen)
Animality: Hold LP, B, F, D, F, release LP (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, F, LK
Friendship: B, F, B, D + R
Brutality: HP, LK, BL, HP, LK, BL, HP, LP, BL, HK, LK - SG, SN
Stage: F, F, D, HP

Kombos

HP, HP, LP, B + HP (22%)
HK, HK, HP, HP, LP, B + HP (31%)
HK, HP, HP, LP, B + HP (27%)
HK, HP, HP, U + LP (23%)
HP, HP, U + LP (18%)
HK, HP, HP, U + HP (23%)
HK, HK, HP, HP, U + LP (27%)
HK, HK, B + HK (19%)

Jax

Special Moves

Bionic Rush: F, F, HK
Single Shot: B, F, HP
Double Shot: F, F, B, B, HP
Ground Smash: Hold LK for 3 seconds, then release
Gotcha Grab: F, F, LP (keep pressing LP to keep punching)
Quad Throw: Throw and tap HP repeatedly
Backbreaker: BL (in air)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold BL, Up, D, F, Up, release BL (close)
Fatality 2: R, BL, R, R, LK (full screen)
Animality: Hold LP, F, F, D, F, then release LP (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, D, LK
Friendship: LK, R, R, LK
Brutality: HP, HP, HP, BL, LP, HP, HP, HP, BL, LP, HP - SG, SN
Stage: D, F, D, LP

Kombos

HK, HK, B + HK (19%)
HP, HP, BL, LP, B + HP (27%)
HK, HK, D + HP, HP, BL, LP, B + HP (33%)

Nightwolf

Special Moves

Shadow Shoulder: F, F, LK
Red Shadow Shoulder: B, B, F, HK - SG only
Arrow Shot: D, B, LP
Hatchet Swipe: D, F, HP
Projectile Reflection: B, B, B, HK

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold BL, Up, Up, B, F, release BL, BL (close)
Fatality 2: B, B, D, HP (sweep)
Animality: F, F, D, D (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: F, B, F, B, LP
Friendship: R, R, R, R + D (sweep)
Brutality: HP, HP, HK, LK, LK, BL, BL, LP, LP, HP, HK - SG, SN
Stage: R, R, BL

Kombos

HK, HK, B + HK (19%)
HP, HP, LP, D, F + HP (23%)
HP, HP, LP, HK (22%)
LK, HP, HP, LP, D, F + HP (28%)
HK, HP, HP, LP, HK (27%)

Jade

Special Moves

High Boomerang: B, F, HP
Mid Boomerang: B, F, LP
Low Boomerang: B, F, LK
Projectile Invincibility: B, F, HK
Shadow Kick: D, F, LK
Return Low Boomerang: B, B, F, LP (Will only return if your opponent is human and if he ducks under the boomerang)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold BL, Up, Up, D, F, HP (close)
Fatality 2: R, R, R, BL, R (close)
Animality: F, D, F, F, LK (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, F, D, HK
Friendship: B, D, B, B, HK
Brutality: HP, LK, HP, LP, HK, HK, LK, BL, BL, HP, HK - SG, SN
Stage: B, F, D, R

Kombos

HP, HP, D + LP, D + HP (22%)
HK, HK, LK, B + HK (23%)
HP, HP, D + LP, LK, HK, B + LK, B + HK (25%) (34% CPU)

Scorpion

Special Moves

Spear: B, B, LP
Teleport Punch: D, B, HP (can be done in air)
Air Throw: BL (in air)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, D, Up, HK (past sweep)
Fatality 2: F, F, D, Up, R (close)
Animality: F, Up, Up, HK (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, B, B, F, HP
Friendship: B, F, F, B, LK (close)
Brutality: HP, HP, BL, HK, HK, LK, HK, HP, HP, LP, HP - SG, SN
Stage: F, Up, Up, LP

Kombos

HP, HP, HK, B + HK (24%)
HK, HK, LK, LK (23%)
HP, HP, U + LP (18%)

Kano

Special Moves

Knife Throw: D, B, HP
Knife Uppercut: D, F, HP
Ball Roll: Hold LK for 3 seconds, then release
Upwards Ball Roll: F, D, F, HK
Grab and Shake: D, F + LP
Air Take Down: BL (in air)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold LP, F, D, D, F, release LP (close)
Fatality 2: LP, BL, BL, HK (sweep)
Animality: Hold HP, BL, BL, BL (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: F, F, D, D, LK
Friendship: LK, R, R, HK
Brutality: HP, LP, BL, LP, HP, BL, HK, LK, BL, HK, LK - SG, SN
Stage: Up, Up, B, LK

Kombos

HK, LP (15%)
HK, D + LP, D + HP (19%)
HK, HK, LK, B + HK (23%)
HP, HP, B + LP (18%)
HP, HP, D + LP, D + HP (22%)
HP, HP, HK, LK, B + HK (26%)

Mileena

Special Moves

Sai Throw: Hold HP for 2 seconds, then release (can be done in air)
Air Kick: F, F + LK
Ground Roll: B, B, D, HK

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: B, B, B, F, LK (full screen)
Fatality 2: D, F, D, F, LP (close)
Animality: F, D, D, F, HK (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, F, F, HP
Friendship: D, D, B, F, HP
Brutality: HP, LP, LP, HP, BL, HK, LK, HK, BL, HP, LP - SG, SN
Stage: D, D, D, LP

Kombos

HP, HP, Up + LP, D + LP (22%)
HK, HK, Up + LK, Up + HK (23%)
HP, HP, HK, HK, Up + LK, Up + HK (30%)
HP, HP, HK, HK, D - F + LK (24%)
HK, HK, D - F + LK (16%)

Ermac

Special Moves

Telekinetic Slam: B, D, B, HK
Green Blast: D, B, LP
Teleport Punch: D, B, HP (can be done in air too)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, Up, D, D, D, BL (sweep)
Fatality 2: R, BL, R, R, HK (close) - A, SS, XB, SG, PS, NDS, PC
Fatality 2: ??? (close) - SN
Animality: ??? - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: ???
Friendship: ???
Brutality: HP, HP, LP, BL, HK, LK, BL, HP, LP, LK, HK - SG, SN
Stage: R, R, R, R, LK

Kombos

HK, LP (15%)
HK, HK, LK, B + HK (23%)
HP, HP, B + LP, D, F, LP (19%)
HP, HP, B + LP, HK, B + LK (24%)

Classic Sub Zero

Special Moves

Freeze: D, F, LP
Ground Freeze: D, B, LK
Slide: B + LP + BL + LK - A, SS, XB, SN, PS, NDS, PC
Slide: B + LP +BL or B + BL + LK - SG

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, D, D, F, HP (close)
Fatality 2: ???
Animality: ??? - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: ???
Friendship: ???
Brutality: HP, LP, HP, BL, LK, LK, HK, HK, LP, HP, LP - SG, SN
Stage: F, D, F, F, HP

Kombos

HP, HP, LK, B + HK, F + LK (26%)
LK, B + HK, F + LK (19%)
HP, HP, D + LP, D + HP (22%)

Sub Zero

Special Moves

Ice Blast: D, F, LP
Ice Clone: D, B, LP (can be done in air too)
Ice Shower:
Front: D, F, B, HP
Over: D, F, HP
Behind: D, B, F, HP
Slide: B + LP + BL + LK - A, SS, XB, SN, PS, NDS, PC
Slide: B + LP +BL or B + BL + LK - SG

Finishing Moves

Fatality1: B, B, D, B, R (sweep)
Fatality2: BL, BL, R, BL, R (close)
Animality: F, F, Up, Up (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, B, B, HK
Friendship: LK, LK, R, R, Up
Brutality: HP, LK, HK, LP, HP, HK, HK, HP, HP, LP, HP - SG, SN
Stage: B, D, F, F, HK

Kombos

HP, HP, LK, HK, B + HK (26%)
HP, HP, B + HK (18%)
HK, HK, B + HK (19%)
HP, HP, LP, B + LK, B + HK, B + HK (23%) (Computer does 30%)
HP, HP, LP, B + HK (22%)

Sektor

Special Moves

Missile: F, F, LP
Heat Seeking Missile: F, D, B, HP - A, SS, XB, SN, PS
Heat Seeking Missile: D, B, HP - SG
Teleport Punch: F, F, LK (can be done in air too)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: LP, R, R, BL (sweep)
Fatality 2: F, F, F, B, BL (far)
Animality: F, F, D, Up (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: B, D, D, D, HK
Friendship: R, R, R, R, D (half screen)
Brutality: HP, HP, BL, BL, HK, HK, LK, LK, LP, LP, HP - SG, SN
Stage: R, R, R, D

Kombos

HK, HK (15%)
HP, HP, HK, B + HK (22%)
HP, HP, HK, HK, B + HK (26%)
HP, HP, D + LP (18%)

Sindel

Special Moves

Fireball: F, F, LP
Air Fireball: D, F, LK (while jumping or floating)
Scream: F, F, F, HP
Float: B, B, F, HK (press BL to land)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: R, R, BL, R, BL (sweep)
Fatality 2: R, BL, BL, R + BL (close)
Animality: F, F, Up, HP (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: R, R, R, Up
Friendship: R, R, R, R, R, Up
Brutality: HP, BL, LK, BL, LK, HK, BL, HK, LK, BL, LP, LP - SG, SN
Stage: D, D, D, LP

Kombos

HP, HP, D + HP (19%)
HP, HP, LP, HK (25%)
HK, HP, HP, D + HP (27%)
HK, HP, HP, LP, HK (33%)
HK, HK, B + HK (19%)

Stryker

Special Moves

Rushing Attack: F, F, HK
Baton Takedown: F, B, LP
Low Grenade: D, B, LP
High Grenade: D, B, HP
Gun: B, F, HP

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, F, D, F, BL (close)
Fatality 2: F, F, F, LK (full screen)
Animality: R, R, R, BL (sweep) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, F, F, B, HP
Friendship: LP, R, R, LP
Brutality: HP, LP, HK, LK, HP, LP, LK, HK, HP, LK, LK - SG, SN
Stage: F, Up, Up, HK

Kombos

HP, HP, LP (18%)
HK, HP, HP, LP (23%)
HK, LK, B + LP, B + HK (23%)
HK, LK, B + HK (19%)

Cyrax

Special Moves

Far Bomb Toss: Hold LK, F, F, HK
Near Bomb Toss: Hold LK, B, B, HK
Teleport: F, D, BL (can be done in air too)
Green Net: B, B, LK
Air Run: (When you are on ground, and victim is in air) D, F, BL (When your near the victim in mid air press B + LP to throw.)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, D, Up, D, HP (close)
Fatality 2: D, D, F, Up, R (close)
Animality: Up, Up, D, D (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: F, F, B, HP
Friendship: R, R, R, Up
Brutality: HP, HK, HP, HK, HK, HP, HK, HP, HK, LK, LP - SG, SN
Stage: R, BL, R

Kombos

HP, HP, LP (18%)
HK, HK, B + HK (19%)
HP, HP, HK, HP, HK, B + HK (30%)

Kung Lao

Special Moves

Hat Throw: B, F, LP
Diving Kick: D, HK (in air)
Spinning Shield: F, D, F, R (tap R repeatedly)
Teleport: D, Up

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: R, BL, R, BL, D
Fatality 2: F, F, B, D, HP (inside sweep)
Animality: R, R, R, R, BL (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, F, F, HP
Friendship: R, LP, R, LK (past sweep)
Brutality: HP, LP, LK, HK, BL, HP, LP, LK, HK, BL, HP - SG, SN
Stage: D, D, F, F, LK

Kombos

LK, LK, B + HK (19%)
HP, LP, HP, LP, LK, LK, B + HK (34%)
HP, LK, B + HK (18%)

Kabal

Special Moves

Top Spin: B, F, LK
Fireball: B, B, HP (can be done in air too)
Ground Saw: B, B, B, R

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: D, D, B, F, BL (far)
Fatality 2: R, BL, BL, BL, HK (close)
Animality: Hold HP, F, F, D, F, then release HP (close) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: R, R, LK
Friendship: R, LK, R, R, Up (outside sweep)
Brutality: HP, BL, LK, LK, LK, HK, LP, LP, LP, HP, LP - SG, SN
Stage: BL, BL, HK

Kombos

HP, HP, D + HP (13%)
LK, LK, HP, HP, D + HP (15%)
HP, HP, HK, B + HK (25%)
HP, HP, D + LP, D + HP (17%)
LK, LK, HP, HP, D + LP, D + HP (17%)
LK, LK, HP, HP, HK, B + HK (18%)
HK, LK, B + HK (18%)
HK, LK, HK, B + HK (24%)

Sheeva

Note: This character is not available in the Sega Genesis and SNES versions of the game.

Special Moves

Earthquake Stomp: B, D, B, HK
Fireball: D, F, HP
Teleport Stomp: D, Up

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: F, D, D, F, LP (close)
Fatality 2: Hold HK, F, B, F, F, release HK (close)
Animality: R, BL, BL, BL, BL (sweep)
Babality: D, D, D, B, HK
Friendship: F, F, D, F, start, HP
Stage: D, F, D, F, LP

Kombos

HP, HP, LP, F + HP (25%)
HK, HK, LK, B + HK (27%)
HP, HP, LP, HK, HK, LK, B + HK (42%)

Shang Tsung

Special Moves

Single Fireball: B, B, HP
Double Fireballs: B, B, F, HP
Triple Fireballs: B, B, F, F, HP
Triple Ground Fireballs: F, B, B, LK

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold LP, D, F, F, D (close)
Fatality 2: Hold LP, R, BL, R, BL (close)
Animality: Hold HP, R, R, R (sweep) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: R, R, R, LK
Friendship: LK, R, R, D
Brutality: HP, BL, BL, BL, LK, HP, LP, LP, BL, BL, BL - SG, SN
Stage: Up, Up, B, LP

Morphs:

Cyrax: BL, BL, BL
Classic Sub-Zero: BL, BL, R, R
Ermac: D, D, Up
Jade: F, F, D, D, BL
Jax: F, F, D, LP
Kabal: LP, BL, HK
Kano: B, F, BL
Kitana: F, D, F, R
Kung Lao: R, R, BL, R
Liu Kang: D, B, Up, F, D (360° forward)
Mileena: R, BL, HK
Nightwolf: Up, Up, Up
Noob Saibot: F, D, D, B, HK - SG
Rain: R, BL, LK - SG
Reptile: R, BL, BL, HK
Scorpion: D, D, F, LP
Sektor: D, F, B, R
Sheeva: Hold LK, F, D, F, release LK or F, D, F, LK, LK - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Sindel: B, D, B, LK
Sonya: D + R + LP + BL
Smoke: F, F, LP - SG
Stryker: F, F, F, HK
Sub-Zero: F, D, F, HP

Kombos

HP, HP, LP, B + HK (22%)
HK, HK, B + HK (19%)
LK, HP, HP, LP, B + HK (27%)

Liu Kang

Special Moves

High Fireball: F, F, HP (can be done in air too)
Low Fireball: F, F, LP
Flying Kick: F, F, HK
Bicycle Kick: Hold LK for 3 seconds, then release

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: F, F, D, D, LK
Fatality 2: Up, D, Up, Up, BL + R
Animality: D, D, Up (sweep) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, D, HK
Friendship: R, R, R, D + R
Brutality: HP, LP, HP, BL, LK, HK, LK, HK, LP, LP, HP - SG, SN
Stage: R, BL, BL, LK

Kombos

HP, HP, B + LP (13%)
HK, LK, HK, LK (22%)
HP, LK, LK, HK, LK (25%)
HP, HP, BL, LK, LK, HK, LK (28%)
Jump Kick, High Fireball, Flying Kick (28%)

Smoke

Special Moves

Harpoon: B, B, LP
Teleport Uppercut: F, F, LK (can be done in air too)
Air Throw: BL (in air)
Invisibility: Hold BL, Up, Up, R

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: Hold BL Up, Up, F, D (full screen)
Fatality 2: Hold R + BL, D, D, F, Up (sweep)
Animality: D, F, F, BL (full screen) - A, SS, XB, PS, NDS, PC
Babality: D, D, B, B, HK
Friendship: R, R, R, HK (full screen)
Brutality: HP, LK, LK, HK, BL, BL, LP, LP, HP, HP, BL, BL - SG, SN
Stage: F, F, D, LK

Kombos

HP, HP, LK, HK, LP (26%)
HK, HK, LP (19%)
HP, HP, HK (18%)
HP, HP, B + LP (18%)

Human Smoke

Special Moves

Spear: B, B, LP
Teleport Punch: D, B, HP (can be done in air too)
Air Throw: BL (in air)

Finishing Moves

Fatality 1: R, BL, R, R, HK (close)
Babality: D, B, B, F, HP
Brutality: HP, HP, BL, LK, HK, HP, HK, HP, HK, LP, LK - SG, SN
Stage: F, Up, Up, LP

Kombos

HK, LP (15%)
HK, D + LP, D + HP (18%)
HP, HP, U + LP (19%)
HP, HP, HK, B + HK (24%)
HK, HK, LK, B + HK (23%)

Rain

Note: This character is only available in the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions of the game.

Special Moves

Mind Control Orb: D, F, HP
Super Roundhouse Kick: B + HK
Lighting Grab: B, B, HP

Finishing Moves

Babality: F, B, B, HP - SN
Brutality: HP, HP, BL, LK, HK, BL, LK, HK, BL, HP, LP
Stage: F, D, F, LK - SN

Kombos

HP, HP, LP, HP (22%)
HK, HK, LK, HK, B + HK (29%)
HK, HK, LP, HP (21%)

Noob Saibot

Note: This character is only available in the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions of the game.

Special Moves

Clone Throw: F, F, HP
Teleport Slam: D, Up
No Block Ball: D, F, LP

Finishing Moves

Babality: F, F, F, LP - SN
Brutality: HP, LK, LP, BL, LK, HK, HP, LP, BL, LK, HK
Stage: D, F, BL - SN

Kombos

LK, LK, LK, LK (23%)
HP, HP, LP, HK (22%)

Motaro

Note: This character is only available in the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions of the game.

Special Moves

Fireball: D, B, HP
Toss: F + LP (close)
Sweep: B + LK
Grab and Smack: F, F, LP
Teleport: D, Up

Shao Kahn

Note: This character is only available in the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo versions of the game.

Special Moves

Hammer: B, F, HP
Fireball: B, B, F, LP
Shoulder: F, F, LP
Upwards Shoulder: F, F, HP
Insult: D, D, LK
Laugh: D, D, HK