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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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:
Cross Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves
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Cross Signature Moves and special tactics
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.
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.
Cross shoots in both horizontal directions. Great signature to put in short combos or to catch a particularly aggressive opponent.
Cross jumps up before smashing horizontally with a powerful punch. An extremely useful signature in many situations, can be used fairly well to edgeguard
Cross and the demon charge up a powerful horizontal punch. A useful signature in grounded situations, the quick charge time helps connecting.
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.
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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.
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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.