Last Edited: April 30, 2019 at 12:58 AM
In Mortal Kombat 11, you’ll quickly learn that there are three big currencies needed to make the most of your journey into the Krypt: Koins, Hearts, and Soul Fragments.
Soul Fragments are the middle child of the currencies – fairly standard to collect, in larger amounts than Hearts, but not as much as you’ll be getting Koins. Since a good portion of the treasures in the Krypt need Koins, many of the other treasures can only be opened using Soul Fragments.
These Soul Vaults appear as green floating spires or smaller green vaults held in the hands of dead bodies – but you’ll need to locate Ermac’s Amulet at the bottom of the Blood Pit. You can get there from Goro’s Lair through an elevator at the Dining Hall – see our Krypt Walkthrough and Guide for more informatio.
Soul Fragments can be earned in many ways – but they cannot be purchased as microtransactions, so you’ll have to work hard to amass great amounts. Below you will find several ways to farm Soul Fragments.
It may seem odd, but the very place you need to spend your hard-earned Soul Fragments can also be a great place to accumulate some wealth. The Krypt hides several rewards that will give you a surprising windfall of cash – but it’s limited, and once these rewards are earned they cannot be gained again. Consider the following actions to take while in the Krypt:
- Once you have Ermac’s Amulet, you can manipulate souls to clear out rubble blocking your progression. Clear out the rubble when you first get the amulet to receive 10 Soul Fragments.
- Open doors and solve puzzles like the Dragon Symbol Puzzle below the Mountain Pass and Shrine. Often times opening doors by way of puzzles or items will net you a 100 Soul Fragment reward. This goes for any chains or levers you can pull to open doors – many of which are found in Goro’s Lair. Certain lesser doors that can be opened will give less – like 10 Soul Fragments, but are no less worth your time.
- Once you open both doors to the central courtyard, you’ll start to notice that every 4-5 minutes, a large lava rock will come hurtling out of the sky to crash in the main courtyard. You can break these open with your War Hammer, and occasionally you can get free Soul Fragments in quantities from 5 to 25 Soul Fragments in a single rock!
- As backwards as it may seem, sometimes opening regular treasure chests with Koins can unexpectedly reward you with Soul Fragments. Certain chests may contain up to 50 Soul Fragments, and the randomly placed Kronika Vaults can give you up to 100 Soul Fragments!
- Hidden in the Krypt is a special character you can encounter – located down the Torture Halls in Goro’s Lair, through the locked door in Goro’s Dining Hall. If you look for an empty cell past the trap-filled corridor, you can use the Blindfold to find a weak wall leading to a small cave with a strange statue, and interacting it will bring this character out of hiding – who will run away. If you manage to track him down (he can only be found in random locations while wearing the blindfold), you can hit him with your War Hammer to earn a whopping 200 Soul Fragments!
Fighting and The Towers
Most of your time spent earning Soul Fragments will probably be spent fighting – so be sure to make the most of which modes you play to earn as much money as possible.
- Completing a match will always earn you a set rate of 10 Soul Fragments, no matter how well you won. As long as victory is assured, so are your Soul Fragments.
- If you perform a Mercy instead of a Finisher at the end of the round, you can earn an additional 2 Soul Fragments per fight, so long as you defeat them after sparing them (and you can combine with Fatalities or Brutalities to earn additional Hearts)
- Of the Klassic Towers, only the Champion Tower offers Kompletion Reward of 7 Soul Fragments just for beating it – no matter how well you did. Since it’s 8 fights, it’s not the best method, but you’ll also gain 70 more just for completing the tower.
- Each Tower has its own Performance Rewards, and the second threshold is almost always an additional amount of Soul Fragments. Shorter towers usually only reward around 30 to 50 Soul Fragments for getting a certain amount of points, but many of the Towers of Time may offer better rotating rewards that always include Soul Fragments. To maximize your score – always go for Brutality finishers to get an extra 50k points, or perform a Mercy (15k points) to try again if you miss your Brutality – or end with a Fatality if nothing else (25k points). If you’re still having trouble getting the higher score, turn up the difficulty to increase your score multiplier.
- Certain Towers of Time will have both Completion Rewards that may include a set amount of Souls for each tower completed, as well as Objective Rewards for clearing all Towers on an island – which can also include a fair amount of Souls. When added to the Performance Rewards and 10 per battle – this can turn into a fair amount of loot, so be sure to look at rewards first when figuring out where to fight next. Note that each of the Kharacter Tower battles usually ends with a boss fight that will net you 200 Soul Fragments.
While you won’t find them as often as Koin Rewards, Daily Challenges can pay out 100 Soul Fragments each day for performing whatever the challenge is – usually fighting as a certain character or performing a certain amount of moves. If you miss out on doing some, you can complete up to three days worth at a time from the days you missed – but you’ll have to wait until the next day for a new challenge to show up.
If you’ve gotten to the point where you are confident in your gear, Augments, and tactics – you may want to try out having an AI Fighter go in your place when trying to gather currency in the Towers.
When selecting your fighter, you can press a button to toggle your AI Fighter to take your place, and they will use any of your Augments, Special Moves – and any tactics you have assigned in the options for them to favor.
AI Fighters are pretty competent enough to handle fights without you needing to worry too much – just be sure you give them the right Konsumables to counter any incoming challenges. They can even perform Fatalities and Brutalities to score additional currency, and you’ll still get rewards at the end of the match.
You can even just set on to fight an Endless Klassic Tower to have that 10 Soul Fragments per battle rolling in while all you need to do is hit confirm.
The only downside is that using an AI fighter puts a 0.85x multiplier on your score, which can stop you from getting performance rewards – even if your fighter is getting Fatalities and doing a pretty good job. It’s best to employ AI fights when you want to take a break, and there’s guaranteed Completion Rewards that net you a good amount of Koins.
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