Best Cross combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Discover the best combos and strings for Cross and learn how to really take advantage of his Gauntlets and Blasters.

Best Cross combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla
Best Cross combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Cross the Dealmaker waded in the occult as a means of gaining power. After making a deal with a powerful demon he quickly seized control of the criminal underworld. Having Valhalla has the ultimate loophole, Cross now fights often in the tournament for fear of the consequences of his contract.  

If you want to know specific combos about Cross weapons, check out our Gauntlets combos and strings and Blasters combos and strings guide.

Cross stats and best stance

Cross stats and best stance

Cross statistics favor strength and defense, with an average speed and a less than average dexterity. While making Cross slow these stats ensure that every attack counts due to the high damage.

Cross special tactics

Neutral game

During neutral your objective is to gain the advantage, either by throwing the opponent offstage or by force, dealing enough damage to make it retreat. Cross can achieve both methods fairly easily thanks to the huge damage and the powerful weapons that he possesses.

Neutral game Cross Brawlhalla

When using the gauntlets the keyword is manipulation. Juggle the opponent around using the side light and follow up with short aerial combos. Your main tools are the down air and the side light. When using the blasters, spacing is your best bet. Play around your range and frustrate the enemy with close shots or juggle it around using the force of the side air.

Offstage Game

Offstage is where gauntlets and blasters really shine. When using the blasters play around spacing and keep the enemy under you or to the side.

You can then use the down air or the side air to keep the opponent away from walls and get some space to work with.

Offstage Game Cross Brawhalla

When playing with the gauntlets you want to get up close and personal. Use short combos and make the enemy bounce around walls to line up for a ground pound, or follow the opponent with a series of neutral and down airs.

Edgeguarding

Edgeguarding with the gauntlets is a matter of reading the enemy movements. The short range of the weapon does not have great room for error. Play around dodge-reading and keep the enemy offstage using the down air or the neutral signature.

Edgeguarding Cross Brawlhalla

You can also do some limited chasing maneuvers and throw the opponent offstage using the neutral air. The blasters are far more forgiving and allow for a greater degree of flexibility. Play around the neutral air or the side air to catch enemies returning to stage, or use the side signature to deal with wall huggers.

About the Cross combos

In this article we will refer to Brawlhalla’s standard vocabulary to teach you about the combos, you can find the meaning of each term here:

Brawlhalla controls infographic
Brawlhalla Combos Meaning
Light Attacks Neutral Light nLight
Side Light sLight
Down Light dLight
Air Attacks Neutral Air nAir
Side Air sAir
Down Air dAir
Signature Attacks (Heavy on the ground) Neutral Signature nSig
Side Signature sSig
Down Signature dSig
Recovery Heavy in the air Rec
Ground Pound Down Heavy while in the air GP
Gravity Cancel Press Dodge while in the air GC
Ending The next attacks start closer to the end e

Cross Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves

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Cross Signature Moves and special tactics

Blasters nSig

Cross starts shooting a flurry of bullets upwards. If an enemy is caught he will be stunned and Cross will also proceed to do an additional, powerful shot that sends the opponents flying upwards. A great signature in edgeguarding and offstage situations, has a good amount of force and can easily kill. 

Blasters sSig

Cross jumps horizontally while empowering his foot. If the hit connects he will then proceed to shoot the opponent in the chest with both guns. A useful signature in grounded situations, can also be used in niche edgeguarding positions.

Blasters dSig 

Cross shoots in both horizontal directions. Great signature to put in short combos or to catch a particularly aggressive opponent.

Gauntlets nSig 

Cross jumps up before smashing horizontally with a powerful punch. An extremely useful signature in many situations, can be used fairly well to edgeguard

Gauntlets sSig 

Cross and the demon charge up a powerful horizontal punch. A useful signature in grounded situations, the quick charge time helps connecting.

Gauntlets dSig

Cross sends a shadow ahead that will grab an enemy from below. If the grab connects, Cross will then dash to the stunned opponent and punch it. Pretty situational, can be used when dealing with grounded opponents. 

Best Cross Gauntlets combos and strings

The gauntlets are a string based, low range weapon. They have great aerial juggle capabilities like gauntlets and hammer, while also having a sAir that keeps you floating like rocket lance. This combination makes them one of the best offstage weapons.

dLight > sSig

Stun an enemy before releasing a powerful punch on it. A simple and fast killing move that can be used when playing grounded.

dLight > sLight > nAir > gc > sSig

Incorporate a gravity cancel into a side signature into the basic gauntlet combo to kill an opponent using a powerful position manipulation combo. 

dLight > sLight > gc >nSig

Make an enemy travel upwards before slamming a punch in his face with the neutral signature. A powerful killing move that it’s fairly easy to execute.

Other Good Gauntlets Combos and Strings
Side Light > Neutral Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Neutral Air
Down Light > Down Air
Down Light > Side Light
Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery
Side Light > Recovery
Side Light > Fast Fall > Jump > Neutral Air
Side Light > (Read) Dodge-out > (Read) Dodge-in > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Recovery
Down Light > Neutral Air > Recovery
Down Light > Jump-dash > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Neutral Air
Neutral Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Neutral Air > Jump > Recovery
Side Light > Neutral Air > Side Air > Ground Pound
Neutral Air > Recovery
Side Light > Fast Fall > (Read) Spot-dodge > Neutral Air > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Down Air > Chase-dodge-forward > Neutral Air > Jump > Recovery
Down Light > Side Light > Recovery > Neutral Air > Down Air > Side Air
Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Down Light > Side Light > (Read) Dodge-out > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Neutral Air > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Ground Pound > Ground Pound > Ground Pound > Ground Pound > Ground Pound
Side Light > Neutral Air > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Neutral Air > Ground Pound > (Read) Jump > Ground Pound
Down Light > Side Light > Neutral Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Neutral Air
Side Light > Neutral Air > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Neutral Air

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Best Cross Blasters / Pistols combos and strings

The blasters are particularly effective when maintaining a certain distance from the opponent. Keeping the spacing favorable is necessary to be able to use the powerful combos that the weapon offers.

dLight > sSig

Briefly stun the enemy with a down light to put it in position for a side signature. A quick and easy combo that incorporates the basic blaster combo.

sLight > nSig

Catch an enemy using the side light to make it travel upwards before going under it and executing a neutral signature. Pretty simple to execute and has high force.

dAir > gc > dSig

Come from above and make an enemy bounce to put it in position for a quick down signature. Useful when playing floaty. 

Other Good Pistol Combos and Strings
Down Light > Jump > Side Air
Down Light > Jump-dash > Recovery
Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Neutral Air
Down Air > Side Air
Neutral Light > (Pivot) > Neutral Air
Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Jump > Side Air
Down Light > Side Light
Down Light > Jump-dash > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Side Air > Chase-dodge-forward > Down Air
Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Neutral Air
Side Air > (Land) > Neutral Light
Down Light > Jump-dash > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light
Down Air > Down Air > Down Air > Down Air
Side Air > (Land) > Down Light > Jump-dash > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Recovery
Down Light > Jump > Side Air > (Read) Dodge-in > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Jump > Side Air
(Read) Jump > Down Air
Neutral Light > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Dash-forward > Down Air > Side Air
Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light
(Read) Jump > Down Air > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Side Air
Jump > Down Air > Chase-dodge-down > Neutral Air > Chase-dodge-up > Recovery
Side Light > Jump > Side Air

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Cross is an amazing legend for someone that likes a fast paced gameplay with a lot of power, combos and a peculiar but charismatic set of weapons.