Best Onyx combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Discover the best combos and strings for Onyx and learn how to really take advantage of her Gauntlets and Cannon.
Best Onyx combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla




Onyx the Gargoyle stood guard at the cursed castle of Batavia for hundreds of years. After the castle fell, she found a new fortress to protect: the Valhalla. Now she participates in the everlasting tournament using a pair of gauntlets and a heavy duty cannon.

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

Onyx stats and best stance

Jaeyun stats and best stance

Onyx stats are fairly balanced, with the only exception being defense. The defense statistic sits at 8, while the others are almost perfectly average. Another notable exception is dexterity, slightly lower than average with a value of 4.

Onyx special tactics 

Neutral game

The cannon has an intensive and damage heavy playstyle, and can easily move around opponents thanks to the heavy force behind most attacks. Either dodge read the enemy or bait to initiate a string and juggle the opponent in a more favorable position.

Onyx neutral game brawlhalla

Your goal is to push the enemy offstage or to do enough damage to guarantee a kill when using a signature. The gauntlets can be used similarly, although the force of the attacks is much less and are more suitable for aerial 0 to 100 strings.

Offstage Game

Onyx has a powerful offstage, mostly due to her set of weapons. The cannon powerful 

recovery and down air are incredible allies in pushing the enemy around.

Onyx Offstage Game Brawlhalla

Approaching a cannon player in the air can be intimidating, and you can exploit this to guarantee a safe return to stage. The gauntlets behave similarly: Use the neutral air and the side air to catch a dive bombing enemy and kill or disable them long enough to permit a return to stage. 

Edgeguarding

Dodge reading is extremely powerful when edgeguarding, and both of Onyx’s weapons are well suited for it. Play around the recovery or the neutral air of the cannon to catch enemies above you, or push them further offstage using the side air.

Onyx edgeguarding brawlhalla

The groundpound is a riskier but definitely more kill prone option, since the force of the attack is extremely high. When using the gauntlets you want to catch the enemy returning to stage and then follow the opponent offstage to deal the killing blow. The neutral air and the ground pound are perfect for the job and a well executed short combo will usually kill.

About the Onyx 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 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

Onyx Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves

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Onyx Signature Moves and special tactics

Cannon nSig

Onyx shoots a devastating diagonal upwards cannot shot. Very strong but hard to connect on grounded opponents. Use it on floaty enemies or in edgeguarding situations.

Cannon sSig

Onyx slams her tail on the ground. If an enemy is hit she will then proceed to follow up with a devastating close ranged cannon burst. The range of the signature is quite long and the force is good. Use it to deal with grounded enemies or in edgeguarding situations. 

Cannon dSig

Onyx charges up her armor before detonating the shell from within hitting any enemy close to her. Bread and butter signature for close quarters combat, the charge up is fairly quick and the range decent enough to try advanced engagements.

Gauntlets nSig

Onyx jumps while slashing diagonally upwards, hitting any enemy in her path. Devastating when it connects, this signature is one of the main killing moves and can be used in combination with many gauntlet attacks.

Gauntlets sSig

Onyx hovers before unleashing a powerful wave of pebbles and rocks horizontally. This signature can be used to deal with grounded enemies or in edgeguarding situations. The range is quite long and can catch the opponent off guard.

Gauntlets dSig

Onyx smashes the ground, ripping the earth from beneath. If the hit connects, Onyx will then proceed to slash with her tail launching the enemy horizontally. An excellent tool to deal with stubborn grounded enemies.

Best Onyx Gauntlets combos and strings

The gauntlets are a string based, low range weapon. They have great aerial juggle capabilities like scythe 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 > dSig

Briefly stun the enemy using the quick down light to put it in position for a devastating down signature. The force is high, and will kill low health opponents.

dLight > sLight > nAir > gc > dSig

A standard gauntlet combo that will juggle the enemy around before dealing a down signature in the air. Useful when mixed and matched with other gauntlet combos.

dLight > dodge read> nSig

Bait the enemy with a down light and then dodge read followed by a neutral signature. Best used sparingly, as an attentive enemy will learn the timing quickly.

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 Ai

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Best Onyx Cannon combos and strings

The Cannon is a great offensive weapon, capable of knocking out quickly using gimps and combos. Quick, snappy and dodge read focused, it’s one of the best weapons for low damage knockouts.

dAir > sSig

A position manipulation combo that puts the enemy in position for a side signature using the stun of the down air.

dLight > nSig

Use the down light to throw the enemy upwards and put it in position for a devastating neutral signature attack.

nLight > gc > dLight > nSig 

A standard cannon combo that will put the opponent in position for a neutral signature attack. Use it on a grounded opponent.

OTHER GOOD CANNON COMBOS AND STRINGS
(Land on platform) > (Land on platform) > (Land on platform) > (Land on platform) > Dash-back > Dash-forward > (Land on platform) > (Land on platform) > (Land on platform) > (Land on platform)
Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Side Light > Side Air
Down Light > Neutral Air
(Read) Spot-dodge > Neutral Light > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Side Air > Side Light > Jump > Side Air > Recovery > Gravity Cancel > Signature
Down Light > Down Air > Side Light > Side Air > Recovery
Neutral Light > Down Air > Side Light > Side Air
Neutral Light > Side Air > Side Light > Jump > Side Air
Down Light > Down Air > Neutral Light > Down Light > Side Light
Neutral Light > (Read) Dodge-in > (Pivot) > Side Light
Neutral Light > Side Air > Side Light > Side Air > Recovery
Neutral Light > Side Air > Neutral Light > Side Air > Down Air
Down Air > Down Light > Down Air
Side Light > (Read) Dodge-in > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Down Air > Side Air
Down Light > Down Air > Chase-dodge-forward-down > (Pivot) > Side Air > Side Light > Down Air > Side Light > Side Air > Recovery > Gravity Cancel > Signature
Side Light > Jump > Side Air > Side Light > Jump > Side Air > Recovery > Gravity Cancel > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy
Side Light > Jump-dash > Down Air
Neutral Light > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Side Air > Down Light > Jump > Down Light> Neutral Light
Down Air > Down Light > Neutral Air
Neutral Light > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Ground Pound
Neutral Light > (Read) Spot-dodge > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Side Air > Side Light > Jump > Side Air > Recovery > Jump > Side Air

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Onyx is a legend with a high damage and bold approach to the battlefield due to her set of weapons. Coupled with a diverse and complete array of signatures, any Onyx player is truly a force to be reckoned with.



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