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Katars are one of the weapons in Brawlhalla. These dual-wielded punching knives are a fast and short ranged weapon that excels at rush-down and string based play.

The following Legends use the Katars:

Weapon Attacks

For Legend Signatures, see the individual Legend pages above

Grounded Attacks

Light ground attacks

Input Description Damage Stun Frame Advantage Force Animation Frame Data (min) Notes
Stun (total) Stun (after hit) Variable Fixed Startup Frames Active Frames Recovery Frames
Neutral Two broad vertical slices with both katars, up then down. Carries the Legend forward a very short distance. Hitting with either slice results in a third upwards slice as a follow-up. 9 or 13 31 or 41 11 2 0 or 4 35 or 50 6 6(4)6 10
← / → A lunging forward roll, katars-forward. Extremely short range, but carries the Legend forward a good distance. Anywhere from 1 to 11 Up to 31 Up to 20 4 0 or 18 65~60 or 33 6 11 22 Easily chains into Neutral Light.
A quick jumping uppercut slice with one katar. Hits close and high, lifting targets up into the air. Little force. 12 23 16 2 8 48~42 4 7 20 Good for jumping over attacks that follow the ground.

Air Attacks

Light air attacks

Input Description Damage Stun Frame Advantage Force Animation Frame Data (min) Notes
Stun (total) Stun (after hit) Variable Fixed Startup Frames Active Frames Recovery Frames
Neutral

or

A fast all-around spin with both katars extended. Hits in short, broad arcs both above and below. 11 22 14 -3 25 60 9 8 21
← / → A broad, lunging forward swipe with one katar. Carries the Legend forward a short distance. 15 36 23 1 41 57 10 5 20 Hits hard.
A downwards, diagonal dive with both katars extended forward. Extremely short range, but travels a long distance. Damages with multiple small hits. Anywhere from 1 to 18 Up to 35 14 2 0 or 13 72 or 50 9 20 14 Easily chains into Forward Light or Neutral Light.

Heavy air attacks

Input Description Damage Stun Frame Advantage Force Animation Frame Data (min) Notes
Stun (total) Stun (after hit) Variable Fixed Startup Frames Active Frames Recovery Frames
Neutral

or

or

← / →

A drilling diagonal dive up and forward with both katars extended. Extremely short range, but travels a long distance. Enemies are carried along for the rest of the dive and launched up and away. 1 to 18 Up to 39 Up to 18 5 0, 0 or 43 106~95, 95 or 72 8 21 12
A plummeting swan-dive directly downwards, ending in a single downwards slash with a katar. 19 22 20 3 35 48 15 25 (without collision, can be held) 12

Combos

All combos are subject to change as the game gets tweaked from patch to patch.
Name Inputs What it's useful for Damage Stun Other notes Example video(s)
DAir, NLight 27.4
DAir, SLight 24.4
DAir, DLight Catching people off-guard, and setting up a pseudo combo after an approach. 22.4 DLight can be followed up with Recovery; Ground Pound; or Jump, NAir
DAir, SLight, NLight 43.4
DAir, SLight, DLight 38.4
DAir, NAir 22 Knock them off the ledge with the DAir
NLight, Jump, Recovery 39.2 Only a true combo if you are stacked on top of your opponent
SLight, Recovery 25.6 SLight off a ledge
SLight, NLight 35
SLight, DLight 33
Ground Pound, NAir 32
Ground Pound, Recovery 40
SAir, DLight 29
"Half-Pipe" DLight, DAir, DLight, DAir... (Continue for as long as you can keep it up) Building up damage lightning fast

Strategies

For Legend-specific strategies, go to the Legend's individual page above
  • One of the fastest weapons in the game, Katars trade range for speed, often only barely having more range than Unarmed attacks. The Katars' comboing power is nearly unmatched for a skilled player however, and it is a weapon that excels in catching your opponents by surprise and then keeping them there. Like the Sword, it relies on rapid sequences of short-ranged attacks to quickly build up damage, though it has, perhaps counter-intuitively, a few more options for finishing off an opponent once damage has been built up than the sword. Think of yourself as a buzzing hornet, moving quickly around your opponent and stinging them again and again until they are finished.
  • A quick and easily executable combo sequence is a Ground Down Light (which lifts yourself and your opponent) followed by an Aerial Up Heavy. If the opponent's damage is not very high, this can be preceded by the Aerial Down Light diving attack.

Skins

Mallhalla

Dragon Tooth Katars Bear Claws Kiss of Fire Darkheart Shredders Nightmare Claws Dynasty and Legacy
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Two teeth from an ancient Norse Dragon, mounted in brushed steel. These grizzly claws aren't fried dough; they're pure pain for your foes. Feel the burn of dancing flames. Every nightmarishly twisted blade has its thorns. It slices, it dices, it slices, AND slices! These blades were the start of an empire.
Each costs 60 Mammoth coins

Special Skins

Skyforged Blades Asgardian Elite Katars Goldforged Blades
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Commissioned by the gods as recognition for outstanding beatdowns. - Only the best of the best can handle these blades.
Costs 5000 Glory Available only from
the Collector's Pack
Costs 7500 Glory

(You need to have the Skyforged Blades)

Trivia

  • Real world Katars originated in India and are most commonly known as an Indian weapon.
  • Most katars, including many of the katars in the game, have broad-based blades in order to prevent the blade from snapping due to the force that they can be wielded with, due to their "push" design.
  • The katars often serve as a replacement for claws in-game, most well-demonstrated by Asuri.
  • Katars are also famously used by another well-known fighting game character, Voldo, from the Soul Calibur series.

Changelog

See Also

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