Best Mako combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla
Mako stats and best stance
Mako statistics reflect her apex predator nature , with her highest stats being speed and strength, respectively at eight and five. The other two stats, dexterity and defense are lower than average, both sitting at four.
Mako special tactics
Mako can have a different approach depending on the weapon currently equipped. The greatsword deals huge chunks of damage and combos are easy to do thanks to the opener-bridge-closer structure.
Play around the huge range and power of the weapon to throw the enemy offstage and gain valuable space. Mako high strength stat allows for a hit and run playstyle, mostly due to the already high damage of the greatsword. The katars have quite the different playstyle, reliant on low damage short combos that can juggle the enemy around, get up close and personal and play around the fact that the weapon is really fast and unpredictable when used correctly. Your best tools in this stage are the side light and the side air.
Mako has a fairly good offstage. Her set of weapons has got powerful aerial combat. When using the greatsword your attacks are predictable, but the long range can aid you in throwing the enemy away. Play around the long range of the weapon to keep the opponent at bay while using the side air to throw the enemy around. The katars have quite a different approach. Get up close and personal to exploit the swiftness of the weapon. Use short position manipulation combos to gain the advantage and reverse your position with the enemy.
The greatsword has easy access to many sword slams and long range attacks that can be useful in edgeguarding situations. Play around the down light or use the aerial down air or ground pound to catch returning to stage enemies. As usual the katars need a closer distance, playing around short combos and even dodge reading to catch the enemy.
About the Mako 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 Combos Meaning|
|Light Attacks||Neutral Light||nLight|
|Air Attacks||Neutral Air||nAir|
|Signature Attacks (Heavy on the ground)||Neutral Signature||nSig|
|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|
Mako Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves
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Mako Signature Moves and special tactics
Mako burrows under water before leaping diagonally and intercepting an enemy with a powerful spinning sword slash. Extremely useful when edgeguarding, can also be used in combos as a killing move.
Mako rides a wave. If an enemy is hit she will also deal an horizontal greatsword slash. Wide and long, this signature helps in achieving ground control.
Mako hovers above the ground before slamming her greatsword downard, creating a huge tide that covers both sides. A useful signature to keep control over the stage.
Mako burrows under water before jumping upwards like a shark, grabbing an enemy and throwing it horizontally downwards. An incredible signature when used in combos, acts as a very effective kill move.
Mako burrows underwater and moves horizontally. If the hit connects she will then jump out and slash horizontally, sending the enemy flying horizontally. Good versus grounded opponents.
Mako spins around creating a whirlwind of water, then moves horizontally tearing apart anything in her path. Good signature to gain control of the ground.
Best Mako Greatsword combos and strings
The greatsword is a weapon with a powerful force factor that follows a three attack pattern to enhance the number of possible light attacks. The opener-bridge-closer structure allows for easy stringing, and the high damage makes this one of the best weapons for a hard hitting playstyle.
nLight > nLight > gc > nSig
Start from the ground and use a quick combo that will throw the enemy upwards before integrating a devastating signature attack as a killing move. Great amount of force and easy to perform.
sLight > dLight > sSig
A position manipulation combo that moves an opponent horizontally before throwing it in the same direction. Great when dealing with grounded opponents.
gp > nSig
Use the force of the groundpound to make an enemy bounce on the ground before performing a neutral signature attack. Fast and unpredictable, this combo has to be started from the air.
Other Good Greatsword Combos and Strings
Side Light > Down Light > Neutral Light
Side Light > Neutral Light > Dash-forward > Neutral Light > Side Light > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Side Light > Neutral Light > Dash-forward > Neutral Light > Side Light
Side Light > Neutral Light > Down Light
Down Air > Neutral Air
Down Light > Neutral Light > Side Light
Side Light > Down Light > Down Light
Side Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Down Air > Neutral Light
Side Light > Neutral Light > Chase-dodge-forward-up > Down Air > Fast Fall > Neutral Light
Down Air > Neutral Light > Dash-forward
Side Light > Down Light > (Read) Dodge-out > Dash-forward > Down Light > Neutral Light > Down Light
Neutral Light > Side Light > Dash-forward > Side Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Neutral Light > Down Light > Side Light
Neutral Light > Side Light
Down Light > Neutral Light > Dash-forward > Side Light > Down Light > Down Light
Down Light .> Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Recovery > (Land)
(Land) > Jump-dash
Side Light > Down Light > Dash-forward > Neutral Light > Down Light > Neutral Light
Side Light > (Read) Dodge-up > Dash-forward > (Pivot) > Neutral Light > Down Light > Dash-forward > Side Light > Neutral Light > Dash-forward > (Pivot) > Neutral Light > Down Light > Neutral Light
Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Air
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Best Mako Katars combos and strings
The Katars is a fast weapon with great aerial control and important gimping capabilities. The range is short and they possess quite a few attacks that are effective when used very close to the enemy.
dAir > dLight > gc > dSig
Start from the air to initiate a position manipulation combo that puts the enemy in position for a powerful aerial down signature. Unpredictable and fast, this combo has to be started from the air.
dAir > sLight > nLight > nSig
Same in concept as the first combo, stun an enemy and move it upward to put it in position for a neutral signature. Mix and match the two depending on your surroundings.
nLight > nSig
The simplest combo of the bunch, use the neutral light to make the enemy ascend before executing a killing move.
Other Good Spear Combos and Strings
Side Light > Down Light > Gravity Cancel > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy
Side Light > Down Light > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Side Air
Down Light > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery > Jump > Neutral Air > Recovery
Side Air > Neutral Light
Side Light > Chase-dodge-forward-up > Neutral Air
Neutral Air > Chase-dodge-up > Recovery
Side Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Chase-dodge-up > Recovery > Chase-dodge-up > Neutral Air
Side Air > (Land) > Neutral Light
Side Light > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy
Down Light > Jump > Side Air > Chase-dodge-forward-down > Neutral Air
Side Light > (Legend)(weapon)Down Sig/Heavy
(Legend)(weapon)Side Sig/Heavy > Chase-dodge-down
Side Light > Side Air
Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Recovery
Neutral Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Side Light > Dash-back > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Recovery > Jump > Neutral Air > (Read) Dodge-up in > Neutral Air
Side Air > Neutral Light > (Read) Dodge-up > (Legend)(weapon)Side Sig/Heavy
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Mako is a legend with an innate pursuit for power and control. Powerful signature moves and her diverse but complete set of weapons will lead aggressive users towards her. A true beast in the fields of the everlasting tournament, any player that likes fast paced gameplay and variety will find in her a great ally.