Best Grapple Hammer combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Discover the best combos and strings for Grapple Hammer and learn how to really take an advantage over the enemy
Best Grapple Hammer combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla




The Grapple Hammer is a medium range weapon centered around grabs and position manipulation. Boasting an incredibly diverse and efficient moveset the hammer is one of the best weapons for a defensive playstyle, baiting the enemy into your range of effect and then throwing the opponent away with short combos. However the weapon can also be used aggressively, juggling the enemy around and it’s especially effective against short range weapons.

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How to Play Grapple Hammer: Tips and Tricks

Neutral game

Neutral game is all about gaining the advantage. The hammer has an exceptional defensive potential and can be used with a bait and reverse strategy. Play around the edge and bait the enemy into your range. You can then use the down light to stun an opponent and then follow up using either a signature attack or a side light. You can easily set up combos by performing a side light onto an incoming enemy. This can also be done using the neutral light, but it’s significantly harder to do so.

Hammer Neutral Game Brawlhalla

Offstage Game

Playing the offstage is all about the grab and reverse maneuver. Use your recovery or your down air to grab an enemy and exchange position, then follow up with a side air or a ground pound. Gravity cancels can be used with great effect, most notably the down light followed by either a side air or a recovery. Play around your range and intimidate the enemy with your kill potential to make this phase smooth. 

Hammer Offstage Brawlhalla

Edgeguarding

Being a primarily defensive weapon the grapple hammer excelse at edgeguarding. Catching the timing is one of the most important things about edgeguarding. Play using the down light to stun enemies wall hugging high up, near the edge and then follow up with a quick side air or a recovery. The side air is a perfect move for throwing the enemy away during a return to stage attempt, and can easily kill low health enemies. The recovery or the down air can also be used, but are far more hard to connect than a basic side air.

Hammer Edgeguarding Brawlhalla

The Grapple Hammer Moveset

BRAWLHALLA COMBOS MEANING
Light AttacksNeutral LightnLight
Side LightsLight
Down LightdLight
Air AttacksNeutral AirnAir
Side AirsAir
Down AirdAir
Signature Attacks (Heavy on the ground)Neutral SignaturenSig
Side SignaturesSig
Down SignaturedSig
RecoveryHeavy in the airRec
Ground PoundDown Heavy while in the airGP
Gravity CancelPress Dodge while in the airGC
EndingThe next attacks start closer to the ende

nLight

Hammer nLight  Brawlhalla

The hammer user kicks twice and if it connects will also swing down the hammer on the enemy. 

A quick and effective combo starter, this attack can be used to deal with grounded enemies charging at you or aggressively, after a dash.

sLight

The user smashes laterally with the head of the hammer, moving a short distance while doing so. Another combo starter low damage attack, useful to move the enemy around and stun it in preparation of a signature attack.

Hammer sLight Brawlhalla

dLight

A ground stomp that will stun an enemy and throw it slightly upwards. Incredibly useful in edgeguarding situations and on grounded gameplay, can be connected with many hammer signatures and lead to kills.

Hammer dLight Brawlhalla

nAir

An upwards hammer swing that will hit any opponent in its way with great force

Very useful in floaty gameplay and returning to stage gameplay, this attack will kill easily when used on high up enemies.

sAir

Hammer sAir Brawlhalla

The user will proceed to do a fast horizontal hammer swing.

Has a great amount of force and it’s one of the primary grapple hammer kill moves.

dAir

The user turns the hammer downward. If it connects the opponent will be thrown upward with a fair amount of force. Use it when playing offstage or in floaty gameplay, fishing for kills on grounded opponents.

Hammer dAir Brawlhalla

Ground Pound

The user starts falling hammer head side down with full force. A devastating amount of force that will kill almost every time the opponent is slightly low. Great in edgeguarding situations.

Hammer Groundpound Brawlhalla

Recovery

The user swings the hammer upwards and if the hit connects, proceeds to throw the opponent downward. Good amount of force and fairly easy to hit, this attack is great when used in floaty gameplay.

Hammer Recovery Brawlhalla

Best Brawlhalla Grapple Hammer combos and strings

dLight>sAir

A quick combo that uses the down light to stun an enemy and then follows up with a side air for the killing blow.

dLight>sLight

Variation of the first combo, will move the enemy laterally and can be used to reposition the opponent in a more favorable position before a signature attack.

nLight>dodge>sLight

Quick combo that will move the opponent horizontally. Can be used like dLight sLight to reposition an enemy.

OTHER GOOD HAMMER COMBOS AND STRINGS
Down Light > Side Light > Neutral Light
Down Light > Jump > Chase-dodge-forward > Recovery > (Pivot) > Down Air
Down Light > Side Air
Down Light > Jump > Down Air
Side Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Down Light > Jump > Side Air
Neutral Light > Side Light
Jump > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Recovery > Side Air
Neutral Light > Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Down Air
Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Recovery > Down Air
Side Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Neutral Light
Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery > Down Air > (Land)
Down Light > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Down Light > Neutral Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Side Light > Jump > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Signature
Jump > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Recovery > Down Air
Neutral Light > Side Light > Down Light > Side Air
Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Down Light > Recovery
Down Light > Side Light > Jump > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Down Light
Down Light > (Wait)

If you are new to the game and have trouble remembering the controls, here is an infographic for both controller and keyboard:

Brawlhalla controls infographic


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The Grapple Hammer has a moveset perfect for defensive gameplay, it excels in position manipulation attacks, and has an effective range longer than most weapons. The weapon is suitable for players looking for a defensive playstyle and it’s new players friendly.



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