Best Wu Shang combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Discover the best combos and strings for Wu Shang and learn how to really take advantage of his Gauntlets and Spear.

Best Wu Shang combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla
Best Wu Shang combos, strings, and combat tactics in Brawlhalla

Wu Shang the Traveler renounced his past as a general of the imperial army in favor of a pious life of meditation, seeking enlightenment. This of course has not distracted him from practicing martial arts, and now in Valhalla he finds great delight in having the possibility to fight without killing. Together with his trusty spear and pair of gauntlets he often participates in the everlasting tournament.

If you want to know specific combos about Wu Shang weapons, check out our Gauntlets combos and strings and Spear combos and strings guide.

Wu Shang stats and best stance

Wu Shang stats and best stance

Wu Shang statistics are extremely balanced, with the exception of dexterity sitting at seven. Every other stat is perfectly average, at five, reflecting his monastic and enlightened nature.

Wu Shang special tactics

Neutral game

During neutral your objective is to gain the advantage. Wu Shang weapons have a very different way of doing so. When using the gauntlets your main course of action should be to close the gap and try to catch the opponent using short combos. Dodge read if necessary and then move the enemy away from the stage using standard gauntlets combos.

Neutral game Wu Shang Brawlhalla

When using the spear you have to exploit the long range of the weapon. Bait the opponent into a neutral light or a side light and then proceed with the standard spear combo to throw it offstage. Signatures are powerful and should be used whenever you can find the opportunity. Pretty much every Wu Shang signature attack has a lot of force and this can help in achieving a considerable advantage.

Offstage Game

Offstage should be played aggressively, using the long range of the spear or the pervasive threat of the gauntlets to lure the enemy into a favorable position. When using the gauntlets the deal is the same as the neutral game stage. Get close and reverse your position using either the side air or the neutral air to put your opponent in a complicated situation.

Offstage Game Wu Shang Brawhalla

When using the spear you want to use the recovery and the ground pound as much as possible. The range of both attacks is huge and the punishment for getting hit by those attacks is threatening enough that most opponents will either let you return to stage or give you a free kill.

Edgeguarding

Edgeguarding with the gauntlets is a matter of reading the enemy movements. The short range of the weapon does not have great room for error. Play around dodge-reading and keep the enemy offstage using the down air or the neutral signature. You can also do some limited chasing maneuvers and throw the opponent offstage using the neutral air.

Edgeguarding Wu Shang Brawlhalla

The spear is a far more forgiving style of playing. Try to exploit the long range of the weapon to force the opponent to either try a risky return to stage or keep their distance from you. Use the side air or the recovery to catch a returning to stage player.

About the Wu Shang 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 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

Wu Shang Best Combos, Strings and Signature Moves

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Wu Shang Signature Moves and special tactics

Spear nSig

Wu Shang executes an upward diagonal flip while swinging his spear. If an enemy is hit he will then perform an additional spear swing on the opponent. An extremely wide and useful signature, especially in edgeguarding situations. 

Spear sSig

Wu Shang does a horizontal sweep kick. If the hit connects he will also perform an additional spear stab. Useful signature for dealing with a grounded opponent, can also be used in short combos as a killing move.

Spear dSig 

Wu Shang climbs on his spear before releasing a powerful surge of energy in an arch under himself. Extremely useful in edgeguarding situations, will often lead to a kill.

Gauntlets nSig 

Wu Shang leaps in the air while spinning yellow energy around him. Easy to connect in edgeguarding situations, can also be used in short combos with the basic gauntlet attacks.

Gauntlets sSig 

Wu Shang performs two fast punches while moving horizontally. If it connects he will also perform an additional punch that sends the opponent flying diagonally downward. A powerful signature that will lead to easy kills when performed near the edge.

Gauntlets dSig

Wu Shang charges up energy before releasing it, hitting both horizontal sides. The startup of the move will also work as a stunning move, drawing the enemy into the core of the energy blast. Difficult to hit in normal gameplay, a bait strategy or a combo is needed to hit this signature attack.

Best Wu Shang Gauntlets combos and strings

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

A powerful position manipulation combo that incorporates a down signature after a series of attacks that put the opponent in a far up position. Difficult to perform and pretty niche, this combo can be used as an unexpected kill move.

dLight > sLight > nAir > gc > sSig

Incorporate a gravity cancel into a side signature after the standard gauntlets combo to perform a powerful killing move with little chance to escape. Mix and match it with other combos to deal with a grounded opponent. 

dLight > sLight > gc > nSig

A variation of the beginning of the standard gauntlets combo that incorporates a neutral signature as a killing move, using the mentioned combo as a stunning method.

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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Best Wu Shang Spear combos and strings

The spear is a great weapon with important aerial capabilities mostly due to the excellent recovery and sAirs of the weapon. It can be played offensively, searching for gimps and juggling opponents in the air with long range dAirs and sAirs.  

sLight > nSig

Put the enemy in position for a neutral signature using the air climbing capabilities of the side light. Easy to perform, it’s the perfect killmove for dealing with grounded opponents.

sLight > dSig

Virtually the same as the first combo, its usage is for throwing the opponents downwards.

sLight > dLight > gc > nSig

Perform the standard spear combo before incorporating the powerful neutral signature as a killing move. Useful when dealing with slippery opponents.

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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Wu Shang is a powerful legend, with a diverse and complete set of weapons that cover both long range and close quarter combat.