What are the best Weapons in Brawlhalla? [Utimate Tier-List]

Learn which weapons are the best, and which weapons are easiest to use in Brawlhalla in the the current update.
What are the best Weapons in Brawlhalla? [Utimate Tier-List]




What makes a good weapon in Brawlhalla?

Ultimately, the best weapon in Brawlhalla is the one you’re most comfortable with, but, in a more theoretical view, the best weapons are the ones with the strongest neutral game (whether neither player has advantage/disadvantage) and the highest win rate. We’ll discuss how each weapon fairs in the neutral game, how many advantageous matchups it has, and its general playstyle.

Weapons Tier List in Brawlhalla

What are the best weapons in Brawlhalla?

With all that being said, we think the best weapons are:

  • Gauntlets

  • Axe

  • Katars

We determined this by observing pro games, analyzing statistics, and consulting many high level players. Here’s a list of all of the weapons, ranked by tier:

Tier

Weapon

S

Gauntlets, Katars, Axe

A

Bow, Greatsword, Scythe, Spear

B

Rocket Lance, Orb, Sword

C

Blasters, Hammer

D

Cannon

S-Tier

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.

Axe

The Axe is the most broken of these, with insane damage, and an excellent neutral game against almost every weapon. 

Axe NLight

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. 

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Axe between Teros, Jhala, Barraza, Ulgrim, Brynn, Ragnir, , Azoth, Rayman, Volkov, and Xull.

Gauntlets

Gauntlets are mainly placed in the S-tier of the best brawlhalla weapons due to their control over both the physical stage and the tempo of the game. 

Gauntlets Recovery

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 move 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.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with Gauntlets between Kor, Val, Cross, Wu Shang, Caspian, Rayman, Zariel, Mordex, Onyx, and Petra.

Katars

Katars are tailor made for the player who loves utter dominance of the mind game in Brawlhalla.

Katars Recovery

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.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with Katars between Sentinel, Asuri, Lucien, Queen Nai, Ragnir, Ember, Caspian, Lin Fei, and Mako

A-Tier

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

The Bow is like a longer range, more defensive version of Katars. 

Bow NLight

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.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Bow between Yumiko, Koji, Diana, Vector, Kaya, Ember, Azoth,Zariel, and Munin. 

Greatsword

Like most of the A-Tier, the Greatsword is a read heavy string master, with a high mechanical skill floor.

Greatsword SLight

It has so many different moves that mixups are inevitable, and SAir plus Ground Pound equal an unstoppable corner control.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Greatsword between Magyar, Jaeyun, Arcadia, and Mako. 

Scythe

The Scythe is the first weapon to feature alternate inputs, and requires extensive knowledge to properly use. 

Scythe Recovery

It is the best weapon to quick your opponent out of the field in ranked or unranked Brawlhalla matchmaking.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Scythe between Jiro, Nix, Artemis, Mirage, Volkov, Munin, Mordex and Fait.

Spear

One of the simplest weapons in the game, the Spear has an extremely basic neutral game, and few strings. 

Spear DLight

What it lacks in complexity, it makes it up with consistency. The main benefits of spear are found in its Anti-Air and turtling potential with moves like DLight and NLight.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Spear between Gnash, Hattori, Ada, Orion, Queen Nai, Brynn, Kaya, Wu Shang, Mirage,Dusk and Arcadia.

B-Tier

 

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.

Rocket Lance

The Rocket Lance is a great damage dealer, but struggles in almost every other category. It has a slow and punishable neutral, weak stage control, and a very feast-or-famine offstage play. 

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Rocket Lance between Scarlet, Sir Roland, Lord Vraxx, Orion, Ulgrim, Vector, and Artemis. 

Orb

The Orb is like Sword, but made to ladder opponents offstage, rather than mixing up out of a few combos. 

Orb SAir

Because of its high flexibility, it’s not particularly strong in any situations, but it’s never too weak, either. 

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with an Orb between Thor, Ezio, Reno,  Dusk, Petra, and Fait. 

Sword

The Sword is known for its simplicity, flexibility, and flowchart-like combo game.

If you know which weapon you want to focus on, but don’t know what to pick up for a secondary, Sword might be the answer.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Sword between Bödvar, Thatch, Sir Roland, Hattori, Asuri, Jhala, Koji, Val, Jiro, Sidra, Ezio and Jaeyun.

C-Tier


The C-Tier is where the truly weak weapons begin. 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.

Blasters

The Blasters are 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. 

Blasters SAir

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with Blasters between Cassidy, Thatch, Lord Vraxx, Ada, Lucien, Barraza, Diana, Cross, Nix, Isaiah, and Reno. 

Hammer

The Hammer suffers from the same problems, but is a little stronger, as it has grounded prowess, and great juggling.

Hammer Edgeguarding Brawlhalla

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Grapple Hammer between Bödvar, Cassidy, Scarlet, Gnash, Sentinel, Teros, Yumiko, Kor, Thor and Magyar.

D-Tier

The D-Tier is the lowest tier of our list of the top weapons in Brawlhalla. 

Cannon

The Cannon is not horrible, per se, but it is definitely the worst weapon in the game. 

Cannon NLight

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.

Check out our guide, if you want to know who is the best legend in Brawlhalla with a Cannon between Sidra, Isaiah, Lin Fei, Xull, and Onyx.

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.



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