Krypt Key Item locations in Mortal Kombat 11

Everything you need to know to find all the Krypt Key items and progress through the Krypt in Mortal Kombat 11.

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It won't be long after players dive into the Krypts in Mortal Kombat 11 before they realize they need a number of Key Items. Finding all of the Krypt key items in Mortal Kombat 11 will take time and patience, so players will want to come prepared. Below you'll find everything you need to know to find all of the Krypt key items 


Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt Key Items and locations

There are several different Key Items to find in Mortal Kombat 11, with each serving a specific (but oftentimes unknown) purpose. Some of them will be easy to spot, while others will require a little digging around. A few of the items will also require different Key Items in order to unlock, such as doors or passageways that can only be opened after collecting gems or amulets. Here are each of the Key Items we've discovered so far.

Shao Kahn's Hammer

Players won't be able to miss Shao Kahn's Hammer — it's found right at the entrance of the Krypt, and it's used to smash through doors and walls. Though the first room has several such decrepit areas, players would be wise to look for other locations to break through using the hammer throughout the rest of the Krypt.

Gem of the Living

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The Gem of the Living can be found in the Warrior Shrine.

The Gem of the Living is used to open the door next to the gong in the Krypt's Courtyard. It can be found by smashing the meteorite that destroys the statue of Raiden in the Warrior Shrine. To find the Warrior Shrine, head through the Courtyard and follow the Mountain Pass around to the right. Continue beyond a small shrine area and a cutscene will trigger, causing the meteorite containing this key Krypt item to crash through Raiden's statue, landing on the ground before the massive doors to Goro's Lair. Make your way back to the area where you hit the gong to open the wooden gates in the Courtyard and use the Gem of the Living to open the doorway to the Gardens.

Cracked Horn of the Motaro

MK 11 - Krypt Key items - Cracked Horn of Motaro
Open the path to the Gardens with the Gem of the Living to gain access to the Vault, where you'll find the Cracked Horn of Motaro.

The Cracked Horn of the Motaro is used to open the door to Goro's Lair. To find the next item on our list of Krypt Key Items, you're going to want to obtain the Gem of the Living and then open the way through the Gardens. Continue across the bridge and into the rooms to the left to enter the Vault. Here you can pull a lever, which will give you access to the Cracked Horn of Motaro.
Requirement: Use the Gem of the Living to open the locked Courtyard door in order to access the Vaults.

Spear of Hanzo Hasahi (Scorpion's Spear)

MK 11 - Krypt Key items - Spear of Hanzo Hasahi
The Speak of Hanzo Hasahi can be found in the Armory located in Goro's Lair.

The Spear of Hanzo Hasahi can be found within the Armory in Goro's Lair. From the entrance to Goro's Lair, make your way through Goro's Great Hall and into Goro's Throne Room. From here, take the tunnel immediately to the right of the throne and follow it back to the Armory. Look for the pillar that appears to have streak of fire running through it — it's the flaming spear itself.
Requirement: Must open Goro's Lair using the Cracked Horn of Motaro.

Ermac's Amulet

MK 11 - Krypt Key items - Ermac's Amulet
Make your way through Goro's Lair to Goro's Dining Hall to find an elevator to the Lower Pit. Inside the Lower Pit you'll find Ermac's Amulet.

Ermac's Amulet is used to open blocked passageways as well as Soul Vaults. It can be found in the Lower Pit, beneath the broken bridge near the Mountain Pass. To find this area you will need to make your way through Goro's Lair and use the second elevator in the area to reach the Lower Pit. This elevator is found beyond Goro's Dining Hall, the path to the left in Goro's Throne Room. Here you'll be able to pick up Ermac's Amulet, which will allow you to "rewind time" to repair broken paths and remove blockades of rocks that hinder your progression.

Kenshi's Blindfold

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MK11 - Krypt Key Items - Kenshi's Blindfold

Rather ironically, Kenshi's Blindfold allows players to spot invisible walls and chests hidden throughout the Krypt. It can be found in the area known as the Jails, which can be accessed by following the right tunnel path from Goro's Throne Room. After obtaining the Cracked Horn of Motaro, head down into Goro's Lair and continue through to Goro's Throne Room. From here, take the path that's located on the furthest right side of the room. This will lead you through Goro's Treasure Chamber and into the Jails. Continue past the pools of blood to find Kenshi's Last Stand, where you can obtain one of many of the key Krypt items in Mortal Kombat 11.

Heart of Blaze

The Heart of Blaze is required to complete the puzzle known as The Sacrifice. It can be acquired by opening the 80k Koins chest within the locked door in Goro's Lair, itself opened by using the three One Being gems.
Requirements: Heart of the One Being, Mind of the One Being, Soul of the One Being

Heart of the One Being

The Heart of the One Being gem is one of three gems needed to open the locked door on the right-hand side of Goro's Lair. It can be unlocked by pulling off 10 Mercies in any Tower mode.
See also: Mind of the One Being, Soul of the One Being

Confused about Mercies? Check out our guide on how to perform a Mercy in Mortal Kombat 11.

Mind of the One Being

The Mind of the One Being gem is one of three such gems used to open the locked door in Goro's Lair. It's unlocked by pulling off ten Fatalities in any Tower mode.
See also: Heart of the One Being, Soul of the One Being

Soul of the One Being

The Soul of the One Being gem is one of three gems required to open the locked door to the right of Goro's Lair. It can be acuired by pulling off 10 Brutalities in any Tower mode.
See also: Heart of the One Being, Mind of the One Being

Reptile's Claw

Reptile's Claw is found within the Torture Halls area of Goro's Lair. Use Kenshi's Blindfold to spot a destructible wall in the Torture Halls, then look for the little Reptile.
Requirement: Kenshi Blindfold.

Dragon Amulet

The Dragon Amulet opens the locked door found on the Mountain Passage, not far beyond the Dragon Puzzle area in the Courtyard. It's found inside a chest past the lava-laden room with the swinging traps.

Mortal Kombat 11 Key Item locations
Some Key Items can't be acquired until others have been found in the Krypt. Shocking!

Thunder God's Shattered Staff (Raiden's Staff)

The Thunder God's Shattered Staff is used to open the locked door to the Kytinn Hive room, itself in the Torture Halls of Goro's Lair. It can be found by interacting with the crushed Raiden statue in the Courtyard with the Amulet of Earthrealm's Protector in the inventory.
Requirement: Amulet of Earthrealm's Protector


There are loads of Key Items to find in the Krypt in Mortal Kombat 11, and each of them will need to be located before the Krypts can be considered complete. Learn more about the least NetherRealm Studios release, including coverage of characters, abilities, functions, and more, by heading over to Shacknews' Mortal Kombat 11 walkthrough and FAQ.

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