Best Val combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

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




Val the Weapon, born as a man made machine became conscious and slowly took over the city of Miami as the head of the 5 houses. Now in Valhalla, she’s delighted to take part in the battle, and fights using a pair of gauntlets and a sword.

If you want to know specific combos about Val weapons, check out our sword combos and strings and gauntlets combos and strings guide.

Val stats and best stance

Val Stats and best stance Brawlhalla

Val statistics are organized precisely in a rising order of value, with strength being the lowest at four and speed being the highest, sitting at seven .

Val special tactics 

Neutral game

Val has got an impressive duo of weapons that reward position manipulation combos. Her low strength stat is not friendly towards pure damage, and controlling the flow of the game is your best bet for gaining an advantage.

Val Neutral Game Brawlhalla

Using the gauntlet play around a bait and switch strategy, dodge reading the opponents or playing floaty to catch it off guard using the side air or the down air. The sword has longer attacks and permits a lot of airtime. Play around short combos that will put the enemy offstage: Use the side air as a killing move and the recovery and neutral air to juggle the opponent around.

Offstage Game

Val has got an effective offstage, thanks to the potential of her weapons. The Gauntlets and the sword both excel at aerial combat, and their strengths are more than enough to compensate for the low damage of the legend.

Val offstage Brawlhalla

When using the gauntlets your approach should be forceful and bold, relying on aerial combos and catching your enemy flying.While attempting a return to stage is possible, you simply don’t need to. The gauntlets are better used to reverse the situation and throw the opponent offstage. The sword has got a fair amount of mobility, and attempting a return to stage is suggested. Play around your side air and your recovery.

Edgeguarding

Edgeguarding with Val is all about timing. The sword can be used to throw an opponent away from the stage or to deal around a short killing combo. The gauntlets are suited for a dodge read intensive playstyle or for short position manipulation combos.

Val Edgeguarding Brawlhalla

Play around the side air and the down air to control the flow of the match when using the gauntlets, and the down air and ground pound with the sword.

About the Val 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


Val Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves

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Val Signature Moves and special tactics

Sword nSig

Val slashes upwards, and if it connects she will then proceed to deal another sword slash that will send the enemy flying. An amazing signature for edgeguarding and for wall control when offstage.

Sword sSig

Val charges horizontally, hitting everything in her path. The trajectory of the signature depends on her position. When used on the ground she will go horizontally. When used in front of a wall she will climb it. When near the edge she will first go horizontally and then slash downard.

Sword dSig

Val rotates while slashing with her sword. if an enemy is hit she will deal an additional powerful sword slash. A fairly slow recovery signature, useful for catching opponents off guard.

Gauntlets nSig

Val lifts up and then comes crashing down. This signature has an extreme force and will kill low health opponents easily.

Gauntlets sSig

Val rushes forward with her gauntlets dealing a blast of blue energy. A bread and butter signature that will be useful against grounded opponents.

Gauntlets dSig

Val throws a shuriken horizontally. If an enemy is hit she will then punch the opponents sending them flying upwards. This signature can be used to edgeguard fairly well.

Best Val sword combos and strings

The sword is a string based, low range weapon. An agile blade with a peculiar dashing and air juggling based playstyle, it’s the perfect partner for aerial combat and fast grounded gameplay.

dAir > nSig

Use the down air to position the enemy for a neutral signature that will most likely knockout low health opponents. Must be started from the air.

dLight > gc > nSig

A variation of the first combo that starts from downard, will throw the enemy further up.

nAir > nSig

Another variation of the first combo, will throw the enemy even further up before dealing the signature.

OTHER GOOD SWORD COMBOS AND STRINGS
Down Light > Recovery
Down Light > Jump > Side Air
Down Light > Down Air > Recovery
Side Light > Neutral Light
Down Light > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery
Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light > Fast Fall > Side Light
Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Side Air
Down Light > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light
Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Jump > Side Air
Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Recovery > Neutral Air
Down Light > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Down Air
Side Light > Down Light > Down Air > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Down Air > Recovery
Jump > Down Air > Recovery
Side Light > Down Light > Jump > Side Air
Down Light > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery
Down Light > Jump > Gravity Cancel > Neutral Light
Down Air > Neutral Air
Side Light > Dash-forward > Down Light > Jump > Down Air > Side Air
Down Light > (Read) Jump > Down Air > Dash-forward > Gravity Cancel > Down Light > Recovery
Down Light > Side Air > G

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Best Val 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 > sSig

Use the dLight to briefly stun an enemy and then follow with a side light that will send the opponents flying horizontally.

dLight > sLight > gc > nSig

A position manipulation combo that moves an enemy upwards before slamming it down offstage.

dLight > sLight > nAir > gc > sSig

A variation of the standard gauntlets combo that incorporates a bounce off the ground to get an enemy in position for a side signature.

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 Air

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Val is a quick and combo intensive legend, with an emphasis on aerial combat and fast paced gameplay.



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