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Best Kameo for Each Character in Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1)

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Mortal Kombat has always attempted to reinvent itself in some way throughout the franchises lifetime. Mortal Kombat 1 is no different, and while parts of the game go back to the roots of the series, there are a plethora of new advancements the team over at NetherRealm has created. Most notably being the Kameo system, a new way of fighting for the Mortal Kombat universe. Each player gets to choose a Kameo fighter to join their main character in fights. With a decent amount to choose from, let’s figure out the best Kameo for each character in Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1).

Best Kameo for Each Character in Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1)

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For this list, we’ll be providing you with a selection of Kameo fighters that we’ve selected for each main character in the MK1 roster. These Kameos are chosen partly based on their synergy with the chosen main character, and partly for the Kameo’s overall abilities. Then, we’re going to summarize the list and note a few key team-ups that can really shine when utilized correctly. So let’s take a quick look at the best Kameo for each character in MK1:

  • Kitana – Cyrax
  • Meleena – Jax
  • Tanya – Frost
  • Rain – Sareena
  • Smoke – Jax
  • Scorpion – Cyrax
  • Sub-Zero – Sareena
  • Reptile – Scorpion
  • Li Mei – Cyrax
  • Kenshi – Darrius
  • Baraka – Sareena
  • Geras – Darrius
  • Shang Tsung – Jax
  • General Shao – Sonya
  • Sindel – Kung Lao
  • Reiko – Motaro
  • Raiden – Jax
  • Liu Kang – Kung Lao
  • Johnny Cage – Kano
  • Kung Lao- Sareena
  • Ashrah – Scorpion
  • Nitara – Sonya
  • Havik – Sub Zero

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Best Kameo for Each Character in MK1 — Explained

There are a total of 15 Kameo characters that players can select from prior to entering a match. The ones we’ve put on the list should help you decide on what direction you want to take a certain character. For example, Raiden’s combo extenders combine very nicely with Jax’s abilities to bounce enemies into the air. On the other hand, there are certain Kameo’s that synergize well with just about any character on the roster. One of these Kameos is Sareena, who can help extend combos on the ground and keep up the pressure with projectiles.

However, at the end of the day you might end up finding a combination of fighters that works better than the ones we’ve selected, so don’t feel like you’re pigeon-holed on choosing Kameo’s just because it’s not on the list. Finding the best Kameo for each character in MK1 is a battle of attrition and one that can only be won with lots of elbow grease and practice.

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Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia is a freelance writer for Gamer Journalist. Since joining the team in October of 2022, Alex has been covering news and writing guides from all corners of the gaming industry, with a proclivity for covering games such as Destiny 2, Vampire Survivors, and Honkai Star Rail, along with testing out the latest gacha games. In addition to his background in content creation and eSports, you'll find him streaming the latest AAA/Indie game titles on his Twitch in his off time, with a sprinkle of competitive FPS games every now and then (CS: GO, Valorant).

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