Injustice 2 Character Guide: Sub-Zero

Official Bio

Affiliation: The Insurgency | DLC Character

Sub-Zero is a lethal cryomancer and leader of the reformed Lin Kuei clan. When Sub-Zero was younger, the Lin Kuei were corrupted and destroyed from within, staining their honor. Now serving as Grandmaster, Sub-Zero vows to redeem that honor, pledging to defend the realm from threats near, far, and beyond. In the intergalactic menace Brainiac, Sub-Zero sees a threat to all worlds, and perhaps his greatest opportunity for redemption yet.

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Base Stats

Strength Ability Defense


1150 1050 1000


Special Moves

Anyone who has played Mortal Kombat X should find Sub-Zero easy to play in Injustice 2. The Lin Kuei master retains many of his ice-based moves that made him such a hit in the 2015 fighter. Sub-Zero is excellent up close, but comes packed with moves that are great at a distance, and can help close some of that distance.

Special Move

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Ice Burst Down, Back + Square Down, Back + X
Polar Puncture Down, Back, Forward + Square Down, Back, Forward + X
Ice Ball Down, Forward + Triangle Down, Forward + Y
Frost Hammer (Air) Down, Back + Triangle Down, Back + Y
Slide Back, Forward + X Back, Forward + A

Character Power – Cryomancer (Circle/B)

Sub-Zero creates an Ice Klone that instantly freezes an opponent if they touch it. This move can also be performed in the air. Sub-Zero is also able to use his Klone in the following ways:

  • Ice Burst – Down, Back + Square/X
  • Klone Toss – Circle/B
  • Klone Smash – Down + Circle/B

Supermove – Deep Freeze (R2+L2/RT+LT)

Sub-Zero punches the ground, sending a wave of ice at the opponent. Sub-Zero can be no further than mid-range, and enemies can avoid this attack by low-blocking or jumping over it. If successful, Sub-Zero slides under their feet and freezes them in mid-air. Whipping out an ice hammer, Sub-Zero uses it to hurl them across the map. Teleporting to the other side of the flying enemy, Sub-Zero freezes them in mid-air again, grabs them by the head, and slams them onto the ground.