Can’t seem to win in Brawlhalla? Keep losing 1v1s? We’ll be going over 10 Brawlhalla beginner tips to help you improve your play and win more games in Brawlhalla!
1. Use your dodge ability more
Lots of players don’t seem to do this. They ignore one of their most useful abilities in the game, the dodge. You should be dodging most enemy attacks and projectiles with it, and it can be a powerful recovery tool when used with a special ability.
If timed correctly, you can dodge in mid-air just before using a special ability. Doing so will allow you to use that ability mid-rather instead of having to recover first. This can lead to pretty intense combos.
You can also use your dodge ability to dash on the ground which will make you faster. Using a dash followed by a side-special attack increases the special attack’s range, allowing you to easily catch your opponent off-guard.
2. Use your Light Attacks
Beginners are often tempted to spam their special attacks, but when you miss one, your opponent can easily punish you for it and even knock you out.
Try using your Light Attacks more frequently, making sure to chain them together for combos. This way you don’t suffer the consequences when you miss an attack.
A good player can play and win using only Light Attacks, so don’t rely too much on your Special Attacks.
3. Learn and master the combos
Learning the various weapon combos is the first step to really improving your attacking game in Brawlhalla. Combos should be your primary way of attacking and doing damage. They are difficult to do at first, but practice makes perfect.
A popular combo for the bow weapon is Side Light Attack, Down Light Attack, then a Neutral Light Attack which deals lots of damage and is difficult to dodge.
Each weapon has different combos, but the same weapon may have combos unique to specific legends. For example, the archer combo mentioned above can be used with any legend that uses an archer weapon.
It’s no secret, but the more you practice, the better and more efficient your combos will be. You should practice with every weapon you’re going to use and every combo for that weapon, or at least the most used combos in order to get better at that specific weapon or legend.
A good tip is to do some warmup before you head into ranked by going over your most used combos.
5. Focus on one legend to start
You need to know your legend before being able to get better with him. You need to know the ins-and-outs of your legend, his range, his speed, damage output, etc… This information is vital if you’re going to main a legend.
You want to know when to engage, when to dodge, when your damage is enough to finish him off or when you should go for damage combos. It’s much easier to learn one legend fully before trying out new ones.
6. Optimize your control settings
Every person has their own controls and keybindings, and you have to find yours.
Don’t listen to people that say you have to use set keybinds, use what you prefer and what you’re most comfortable with. After all, who’s going to use them other than you?
The more comfortable you are with your settings the easier it will be for you to comfortably land combos and chains without missing a beat or pressing the wrong key.
7. Watch pro players and tournaments
One of the best ways to improve at any game is to watch players better than you play the game. There is always something to learn, as you can see what they do and why they do so.
Pro players have spent countless hours practicing and perfecting their legend and the mechanics of the game. If you’re serious about improving, spend some time watching instead of playing.
8. Adapt your play style
Brawlhalla is a game about reading your opponent and predicting what they’ll do next, so it is very important to try to be as unpredictable as you can. Change up your playstyle throughout the game. This will confuse your enemy and make him miss more hits or allow you to land more hits.
9. Maintain map control
Map control is very important, and you can gain a massive advantage over your opponent by maintaining it.
You can control weapon spawns, high-ground/low-ground, and cliffs, to name a few. This will give you a positional advantage, as your opponent will be forced to approach you first. You’ll be able to play a much more proactive style and dictate the pace of the game.
10. Recover calmly
Many beginners panic when they’re thrown off and begin spamming the jump button once they’re knocked off. Don’t do this – stay calm and use your jumps and skills in a timely manner to get back to the stadium safely.
Once you reach your max jump height, jump again or use your recovery move. You can also use your neutral dodge + ability. You can get back to the stadium from almost any point in the map as long as you’re carefully trying to get back rather than panicking and spamming the jump and recovery buttons… that almost never works.
Try recovering in practice, you’ll see just how much range you have. Jump off and see how far you can go and still be able to recover. Mastering recoveries is a big step in improving your Brawlhalla play.
Did you know that you can use your throw button to pick up items? This is much better than using the light attack button to pick up items so you won’t have to keep attacking the air rather than picking up the item in crucial times.