Tier-List: Which Weapons are the best and easiest in Brawlhalla?
Learn which weapons are the best, and which weapons are easiest to use in Brawlhalla.
What makes a good weapon in Brawlhalla?
Brawlhalla is a game all about the neutral game, where neither player has explicit advantage or disadvantage. Winning the neutral game is all about your weapon matchups, so which weapons fair the best? To learn which weapon is right for you, keep reading below.
Three weapons are currently dominating the meta: The Gauntlets, Katars, and Axe. These weapons are outstanding due to their god-like neutral presence, string potential, and their overall control over tempo.
The Axe is the most broken of these, with insane damage, and an excellent neutral game against almost every weapon. Moves like NLight and Dlight are so fast, and have such great priority, that they just beat the majority of engaging/defending neutral moves. Obviously, SAir is a great kill move, but having NLight as a grounded kill confirm is a unique trait that makes Axe outright broken. If you’re looking to pick up Axe, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best combos and strings for Azoth
- Best combos and strings for Ulgrim
- Best combos and strings for Jhala
Gauntlets are mainly placed in the S-tier do to their control over both the physical stage and the tempo of the game. DLight is one of the better stomps/sweeps, and leads into a 3-way mixup of combos, which then each lead into different 3+ option mixups, so the opponent can get caught out very easily. SLight is an excellent moe overall - great frame data, Anti-Air, and, again, so many mixup opportunities that your opponent simply can’t know what you’re going to do. On top of all of that, NAir dribbles off the stage floor, combined with Gravity Cancelled SLight/DLight, mean that you can hit 3-5 move strings pretty frequently. If you’re Gauntlets seem like your style, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best combos and strings for Zariel
- Best combos and strings for Rayman
- Best combos and strings for Petra
Katars are tailor made for the player who loves utter dominance of the mind game. Moves like NAir and SAir are so fast that you can literally react to opponents’ dodges inn the air, which can lead to some insane damage, once you’re flexible with the kit. Katars also have an excellent grounded kit, with DLight giving you Anti-Air, SLight giving you priority, and NLight giving you you some zoning control. If Katars pique your interest, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best combos and strings for Asuri
- Best combos and strings for Ember
- Best combos and strings for Ragnir
The A-Tier weapons are either too finnicky, or just fair slightly worse than the S-Tier weapons. This doesn’t mean that they’re bad by any means, but they just take another level of understanding to be used properly.
Bow is like a longer range, more defensive version of Katars. NAir makes for a great juggling game, DAir gives you aerial dominance, and Recovery is practically a Light Attack, given its speed and time to recover. Of course, DLight is your combo starter, but you’ll generally have to get it through SLight mixups, meaning that reading your opponent is crucial to using this weapon. If Bow is the weapon for your, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
Like most of the A-Tier, Greatsword is a read heavy string master, with a high mechanical skill floor. It has so many different moves that mixups are inevitable, and SAir plus Ground Pound equal an unstoppable corner control. If you’re looking to spend 25/7 in the training room on Greatsword, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best strings and combos for Jaeyun
- Best strings and combos for Mako
- Best strings and combos for Magyar
The lighter precursor to Greatsword, Scythe is the first weapon to feature alternate inputs, and requires extensive knowledge to properly use. If Bow is the weapon for your, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best strings and combos for Mordex
- Best strings and combos for Munin
- Best strings and combos for Mirage
One of the simplest weapons in the game, Spear has an extremely basic neutral game, and few strings. What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for hand over fist in consistency. The main benefits of spear are found in its Anti-Air and turtling potential with moves like DLight and NLight. If you think Spear might suit your fancy, take a look at our weapon specific guide, as well as the following Legend Guides:
- Best strings and combos for Wu Shang
- Best strings and combos for Hattori
- Best strings and combos for Mirage
The B-Tier is the average tier. These weapons are not the best, but they aren’t bad, by any means. Generally, they are either too situational, or simply lack neutral prowess.
The C-Tier is where the truly weak weapons begin. Blasters is just too unreliable on stage, and requires risky gimps to really be worth using, unless you’re an expert with both the weapons and offstage movement/recovery. Hammer suffers from the same problems, but is a little stronger, as it has grounded prowess, and great juggling. Ironically enough, these are some of the best weapons in 2v2s for the offstage maneuverability they possess, but it’s this very dependency that makes them bad in 1v1s.
The D-Tier currently only houses the Cannon. Cannon is not horrible, per se, but it is definitely the worst weapon in the game. Near zero priority, lack of mixups, and poor defensive capability all lend to Cannon being the worst weapon in the game. To be clear, no weapon is unplayable (even pro players get top 8 at BCX with Cannon, Blasters, and Hammer), but some weapons require more mastery to perform with than others. For that reason, we’ve decided to put Cannon in the D-Tier.
Which Legends are the Best?
Based on the tier list, you’d probably think legends such as Caspian, Rayman, and Ragnir are the best, but there are many more factors that play into which legends in Brawlhalla are the best. To learn more about the best legends, feel free to check out our Legends Tier List in Brawlhalla.