Best Scythe combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Discover the best combos and strings for Scythe and learn how to really take an advantage over the enemy

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

The scythe is an elegant weapon, with smooth movements and a predilection for dodge reading tactics. The excellent array of scythe attacks shine in aerial situations and present a major threat to any player stuck in offstage.Boasting an intense and powerful combo potential but lacking in defensive options, it’s a great fit for any player that likes a fast and methodical playstyle.

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How to Play Scythe: Tips and Tricks

Neutral game

Gaining the advantage is your primary objective during the neutral game. Scythe is an excellent weapon to achieve advantage over the enemy. The weapon has strong aerial capabilities, with a grappling attack that moves the opponent away from you.

Play around dodge reads to maximize the damage done. Scythe can easily 0 to 100 an opponent, and your primary focus should be to throw the enemy offstage and put him in a dangerous situation. Playing grounded can also be done: use sLights or dLight to catch the enemy and dodge read into a quick combo.

Offstage Game

Offstage can be an opportunity. The scythe has a great variety of attacks that can reverse your situation quite easily and turn a dangerous situation into a quick kill.

Use the dAir to juggle the enemy around and play around the high push factor of the scythe to keep the enemy at bay while floating through the air. The recovery can also be quite useful. Use it when far away from the stage or on an enemy wall hugging to gain the advantage.

Edgeguarding

Edgeguarding with the scythe is a matter of timing. Plating floaty is suggested, as the nAir or the dAir are great at sending an opponent flying.

Read the enemy movements. Your approach should be related to the position of the opponents.

The Scythe Moveset

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

nLight

Scythe nLight Brawlhalla

Scythe’s setup for aerial combos. Has no active input, and has fixed force

sLight

Scythe sLight Brawlhalla

Has active input. Scythe’s standard opener, has fixed force with no input, while it throws people further with input.

DLight

Scythe dLight Brawlhalla

Longest light move on Scythe. Has active input, pushes people further away. No input, it does a reversal.

nAir

Scythe nAir Brawlhalla

Diagonal upwards grab, has active input. You can choose the direction you want to throw your enemy at (left or right). Very low force, so it’s not useful by itself.

sAir

Scythe sAir Brawlhalla

sAir is one of the main kill moves for Scythe players. It’s a good string finisher, or to edgeguard

dAir

Scythe dAir Brawlhalla

Same as nAir, scythe’s dAir is a diagonal grab but downwards. You can choose the direction you want to throw your enemy at (left or right). Medium to high force, can put pressure in edgeguarding or offstage positions, or used to bounce the enemy on the wall.

Ground Pound

Scythe Gp Brawlhalla

Scythe’s GP is its weakest move. Decent kill potential, but its slow falling speed and its narrow hitbox make it very situational.

Recovery

Scythe Recovery Brawlhalla

Scythe’s recovery is one of the worst ones. Low range, small hitbox, and very punishable if the enemy doesn’t get caught in it. Use it carefully.

Best Brawlhalla Scythe combos and strings

sLight>dLight

Good opener on scythe while the opponent is at 0 damage. Both attacks need to be the active inputs ones.

sLight>nLight

Standard opener for strings, after the nLight you wait and see how the opponent reacts, and then punish them later in the game. 

nLight>nAir

Scythe’s main way to get people off the ground. You can then follow up with different strings.

Extensions

Scythe’s biggest strength is its capacity to snowball an engagement. For example, after hitting a sLight>nAir, you can easily follow up with a nAir>sAir>Chase dodge dAir.

Other Good Scythe Combos and Strings
Neutral Light > Neutral Air > Side Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light
Side Light > Neutral Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Recovery
Neutral Light > Neutral Air > Jump > Side Air > Neutral Air > Jump > Side Air > Gravity Cancel > (Legend)(weapon)Side Sig/Heavy
Side Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Air > Recovery > Down Air
Side Light > Jump > Down Air > Neutral Air > Down Light > Side Light > Jump > Down Air
Neutral Light > Neutral Air > Side Air > Neutral Air > Side Air
Side Light > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Side Light > Recovery > Down Air > Ground Pound > Down Air
Side Light > Neutral Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Side Air
Neutral Light > Side Air > Chase-dodge-forward > Down Air > Ground Pound
Side Light > (Read) Spot-dodge > Jump > Chase-dodge-forward > (Pivot) > Neutral Air > (Pivot)
Down Light > Side Light > Neutral Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Recovery
Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Down Air
Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Neutral Air
Down Air > Neutral Air > Down Light > Neutral Light > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy
Neutral Light > Jump > Neutral Air > Jump > Side Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Chase-dodge-forward > Down Air > Ground Pound > (Pivot) > Down Air
Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light > Neutral Light
Down Light > Jump > Chase-dodge-forward > (Read) Spot-dodge > (Pivot) > Neutral Air > Down Light
Neutral Light > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy
Side Light > (Legend) Neutral (weapon) Sig/Heavy

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

Scythe Tactics

With scythe you can string any move into almost any other move. You have a punish against any type of dodgers, so once you learned your combos you can focus on dodge reading the enemy, and punishing accordingly. Your kills from scythe come mainly from the signature attacks of your character, but you can also gimp your opponent to death offstage, or with sAirs and recoveries. 

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Scythe’s kit lends itself to players who like to carefully watch patterns in their opponents, and adapt to the situation. If you like to predict your opponent and want to play a difficult but fun weapon, scythe is for you.