Enhanced Special Moves are a type of Special Moves introduced in Mortal Kombat (2011). They are altered versions of other special moves. A character has to drain a third of the Super Meter in order to use an Enhanced Special Move.

Enhanced Special Moves in Gameplay

To use an enhanced special move, the player must press the block button as he/she finishes inputting the command for the special move they want to upgrade. Enhanced Moves require a bit more strategy and timing to pull off due to their limited use, but when used correctly, can shave a great deal of health off the opponent. Enhanced Moves that target the ground can also damage enemies already downed from an attack so as to tack on a bit more damage. An example is Sub-Zero's known Ice Ball, which, when enhanced, fires off a concentrated beam of ice that doubles the freeze time on the opponent.