Mortal Kombat 1: Nether Stone [Location Guide]

Nether Stone is an item you must possess to enter the inaccessible areas. However, you must win a duel before keeping your hands on it. Learn more about Nether Stone by reading this guide!

Mortal Kombat 1 Nether Stone
Mortal Kombat 1 Nether Stone

Nether Stone is a useful item in Mortal Kombat 1. Players can use it to unlock paths for completing map progression in the Invasion Mode. However, finding it is difficult, as you must win a duel against the most brutal enemy. 

Key Takeaways

  • Nether Stone is a non-consumable item that is used to access the locked nodes on all maps.
  • It is acquired by locating the Hellfire Scorpion in the Fire Temple and defeating him.
  • The nodes that require this item are surrounded by fire.
  • All these nodes are close to the Forge or the shop vendors.

What Is Nether Stone

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How Netherstone looks like – Image Credits: Gamesual

Nether Stone in Mortal Kombat 1 is an item that resembles the shape of a fireball. Its use is limited to the Invasion Mode of Mortal Kombat 1. However, you will need it on every map inside that mode, as Nether Stone is for opening the blocked paths.

With this item, you will be allowed to open the Nethergates. These nodes on the Invasion Mode map have a fire effect around them. Moreover, you will notice a locked symbol on them, indicating it requires an item to unlock the following tiles.

Note: This is not a consumable item. I used it unlimited times, and surprisingly, it will not disappear. Furthermore, players will need this item to defeat final bosses on multiple maps, including Wu Shi Academy.

How To Get Nether Stone

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Visit the Fire Temple to meet Hellfire Scorpion – Image Credits: Gamesual
  1. You must travel to the Fire Temple in the Invasion Mode to get your hands on the Nether Stone.
  2. Make your way to the end by winning duels and clearing nodes.
  3. At the end, you will meet Hellfire Scorpion. He is a difficult opponent that will give you a tough time during the fight.
  4. To get this, you must defeat the Hellfire Scorpion. Moreover, you will also get additional items, such as Blaze of Glory Scorpion Skin.

The First Step for defeating the Hellfire Scorpion is understanding his attack moves. Winning this fight is essential for Nether Stone to reach 100% progress on all maps. Here is a summary of what you must expect.

Attack MovesDescriptionCounter Attack
Teleport and PunchHellfire Scorpion will disappear and spawn behind you. He will then hit you with a punch from behind. You must pay attention when Scorpion disappears. During that window, ensure you dodge in the opposite direction, as scorpion will spawn behind you.
Hellfire SprayThis move is impossible to block, as players will get covered in fire that slowly drains health.Best way to counter is to maintain significant distance to stay out of range of the Hellfire
Demon DashHellfire Scorpion will come at you from the side and throw flame ball on your neck. This ball will deal damage by exploding.Performing a classic block before Demon Dash is the optimal way to block it. Ensure you are maintaining safe distance from the opponent.
FireballExclusive to Hellfire Scorpion, he will throw a fireball from a distance that follows the projectile path to fall on you. Performing a side step or a timed jump can save you from the Fireball.

After you are successful in winning the fight, the rewards will include a Scorpion skin. Players will also witness the Nether Stone in the reward list. Moreover, you will also receive the Vanquished trophy for defeating the Hellfire Scorpion.


After acquiring the Nether Stone, you must progress through all the maps and find the tiles that require this item. Additionally, if you have made progress on these maps, you can revisit them and continue from where you left off.

Most nodes that need Nether Stone are close to a Shop Vendor or the Forge. The shop is where you purchase items to improve progress in the Invasion Mode. Forge is the station where all the Talismans are upgraded.

Explore the nodes close to the Forge. There is a high chance that you will find the nodes that need Nether Stone close to it. Furthermore, you can identify the targeted tiles from afar, as they are surrounded by fire and a lock symbol. 

Stand on them and press the key bind shown on the screen to unlock the Nethergate and move forward. Players will most likely meet an end-of-map opponent who will complete their map progress. 

Here, our guide on the Nether Stone reaches its end. We hope you can locate the Hellfire Scorpion and grab the item. It is an essential item that never runs out. 

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