Gnash

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LordVraxx Avatar.png Lord Vraxx Legends Queen Nai QueenNai Avatar.png
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HammerIcon.png SpearIcon.png
Strength Icon.png Strength 7
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity 3
Armor Icon.png Defense 5
Speed Icon.png Speed 7

Gnash is a powerful, low dexterity legend featuring the Hammer and Spear as his weapons. He can be unlocked for 5400 gold. Gnash, one of Valhalla's earliest inhabitants (according to some, the very first), is a great warrior from Earth's the stone-age period, wearing the skin of a sabre-toothed tiger, an icon both of his historic background and era-defining strength. Gnash's animalism permeates through his single-minded ruthlessness in the eternal tournament's fighting as much as through his appearance, even if he seems to know or care little of his own role as a contestant.

Older than history, tougher than rock. What you call monsters he calls breakfast.Mallhalla purchase description

Lore

The First Real Man

Archeological and DNA evidence both point to the existence of a single Super Hunter - one extraordinary individual whose dramatic life corresponds exactly with the time and place in human history that Homo-Sapiens avoided extinction and catapulted forward. - American Journal of Prehistoric Studies

In the darkness before the dawn of history, Gnash was raised by the harsh jungle itself. The lone hunter was called "Long Fang" by the saber-thooths, "the Beast" by the human clans, and "Swift Death" by the Primordials, an ancient race of savage cannibal apes.

The ruthless Primordials drove humankind to the brink of extinction before Gnash emerged to stalk their steps. He devised the very first 'plan' when he drove the last of the Primordials through the Great Crevasse to the Valley of the Never Setting Sun and trapped them there with a giant avalanche.

No one has been in Valhalla longer, and some say he was hunting these heavenly forests before Odin and company arrived. He continues to collect firewood, avoid darkness, store food for winter, and does not seem to understand or care that he is not still on Earth. He talks little about the Tournament, or anything else, but his winning record speaks for itself.

[points to sky][walks fingers on palm][shows two fingers][shakes fist][points to self] Do I make myself clear? - Gnash

Appearance

Gnash flying through the air

Gnash is one of Valhalla's earliest inhabitants, (according to some, the very first). He is a great warrior from Earth's stone age period, with his appearance reflects this. Most notably, Gnash wears the skin of a sabre-toothed tiger across his entire body, which is an icon of both his historical background and era-defining strength and power.

The bright orange head of the Smilodon tiger is the dominant feature. The tiger's golden dead-eyed stare rivals Gnash's own animalistic gaze, though the teeth of the prehistoric headpiece somewhat hide Gnash's own eyes. The two longest incisors, which are the sabre-toothed tiger's namesake, frame each side of Gnash's face, whereas the animal's head has pale cream colored fur at each side, matching tiger's maw which shows the animal's dark brown nose.

Gnash's own face, visible underneath the tiger skin, is dark from both shadow and sun-burnt skin. His pupil-less white eyes stare out from between th animal's teeth, and sit in the black shadow of Gnash's deep-set eye sockets. Also visible are Gnash's thick and uneven teeth, stick upwards from his unshaven bottom jaw and large chin. Gnash's square nose is equally large, boldly jutting from the centre of his face.

The earth-shaking effect of Gnash's landing

The orange fur of Gnash's headpiece is also present at Gnash's feet - the fur roughly wrapped and tied around each calf, but with Gnash's big-toed feet uncovered. Alongside the orange fur, Gnash's also wears a light green colored material, presumably cloth, at his chest and forearms. The cloth, roughly sewn together with black thread, is tight fitting and leaves his upper arms and legs bare, allowing full flexibility and movement. To match the look of the tiger skin, however, the green cloth is trimmed with pale cream at almost every edge, with a similar fur loincloth around his waist.

Gnash's weapons are the 'Smasher' and the 'Hunting Spear', both being primitive but powerful weapons. The hammer and spear share a simple pole of wooden that is rough and unfashioned, with a simplistic but effect stone head. The head of the Spear is a classic flint-stone blade, similar to a prehistoric hand axe, tied with white cloth strips to the wooden stick to form a most simple stone-age spear. The Hammer's head is also stone, though a much smoother and harder type of rock, forming a very large makeshift hammer head. This is similarly tied with white cloth strips to the wooden pole. While neither weapon has any refinement or detail, both have a small strip of cloth wrapped around the weapon's base.

Moveset

For Light Attacks and Aerial Attacks, see individual weapon pages for the Spear and Hammer

Signature Attacks

Spear

Input Description Damage Stun Frame Advantage Force Animation Frame Data (min)
Stun (total) Stun (after hit) Variable Fixed Startup Frames Active Frames Recovery Frames
Neutral Gnash performs a leaping back flip, lashing out with the spear in an arc above and slightly in front of him as he does so. 26.48 to 31.78 18 10 -18 56 50
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18 8 28

or

Gnash leaps forward in a tremendous lunge, stabbing forward with his spear at the midpoint of the lunge. 26.94 to 33.11 18 12 -10 54 72
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23 6 22
Gnash rolls backwards into a crouch to charge this attack and then pounces forward, bringing the spear slamming down on his enemies on the spot where he was just standing. 27.71 to 33.11 15 7 -21 50 60
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29 8 28

Hammer

Input Description Damage Stun Frame Advantage Force Animation Frame Data (min)s
Stun (total) Stun (after hit) Variable Fixed Startup Frames Active Frames Recovery Frames
Neutral Gnash leaps up and slightly forward, bringing his hammer in a circular sweeping arc in front and below him. 27.81 to 33.11 18 10 -6 60 60
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26 8 16

or

Gnash pulls his hammer back and then brings it horizontally forward, hitting anything in front of him in a narrow arc. 23.79 to 29.13 15 10 -12 60 60
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20 5 22
Gnash crouches down to charge this move, then executes a flying, lunging leap, ending it by smashing his hammer into the ground with a tremendous impact that sends rocks and boulders up where it lands. 28.30 to 34.65 40 30 5 0 or 64 68~79~79~47 or 68
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28 10 25

Combos

Weapon Input Opponent Requirements Minimum Dodge Frames Maximum Damage Usage and Notes
Damage Range Reliable Reads
Spear SLight, NSig 0 - 90 None 10 32.27 • Can punish a Spot Dodge by temporarily holding the Sig.
• Other, non-Sig Spear combos are true, and more useful.
Spear DLight, GC, NSig Any None 7 41.31 • Best used to punish a Spot Dodge, done by temporarily holding the Sig.
Hammer DLight, SSig 0 - 100 None 5 32.27 • Gnash's low Dexterity makes this a slow combo compared to other Hammer legends
• Other, non-Sig Hammer combos are true, and more useful.

Strategy

General

Use of Signatures

Signatures: Gnash
Spear Neutral This standard anti-air Neutral Signature is one of Gnash's fastest Spear Sigs. Additionally, it has very wide hitboxes, meaning that it can beat most aerial opponents if timed right - especially if they have close-ranged weapons. However, while a very strong anti-air, it doesn't hit grounded opponents and remains open to punishment from behind. SpearGnash.png
Spear Side Gnash's Side Signature has incredibly high force and quite long range, KOing comfortably at high damage. However, it trades this power for speed and utility, as it has a long start-up time and significant “deadzone” between where Gnash stands and when the attack hits. A very high-risk, high-reward Sig.
Spear Down This is a defensive Sig, as Gnash rolls backwards - somewhat out of danger - before striking. Because of this roll, it is a largely safe Sig if the opponent is in front of Gnash. However, if the attack misses - or the opponent moves behind you - the Sig is very easily punishable due to very long start-up and recovery time.
Hammer Neutral This Neutral Signature is a more unusual anti-air Sig: rather than striking diagonally, it creates hitboxes in front of and below Gnash after he jumps. This unique hitbox zone makes it a strong option against grounded opponents trying to jump, rather than aerial opponents falling downwards. Also, since Gnash jumps during the attack, this Sig is fairly safe against grounded enemies. HammerGnash2.png
Hammer Side Gnash’s only stationary Hammer Sig, this attack hits wide but at a short range. Because of the hitbox size, this attack is best against nearby opponents, though it can be somewhat slow against faster weapons. However, while the Sig is stationary, it is not especially defensive or safe, as Gnash is wide open to punishment from behind.
Hammer Down This Sig is utterly unique and unorthodox – a leaping attack with incredibly long range, plus decent force and damage if it hits. The main difficulty is actually making this Sig hitthe enemy, as the jump is very long and comes with a lot of warning signs for the opponent. Therefore, it should be used sparingly when you want to surprise your enemy. The Sig can also secure a gimp if you hit the opponent in the air over the edge, but it's very hard to land.


Matchup strategy against specific Weapons

To add strategy text for a Weapon when editing, simply add the name of the weapon after a "|" within the Template brackets on a new line, followed by " = " and then your text (ex: |Spear = Watch out for the ground pound!). If text already exists, use the existing field.

Unarmed

Sword

Hammer

Spear

Blasters

Rocket Lance

Katars

Axe

Bow

Gauntlets

Scythe

Matchup strategy against specific Legends

To add strategy text for a Legend when editing, simply add the name of the Legend after a "|" within the Template brackets on a new line, followed by " = " and then your text (ex: |Cassidy = Watch out for her down sig!). If text already exists, use the existing field.

Bödvar

Cassidy

Orion

Lord Vraxx

Gnash

Queen Nai

Hattori

Sir Roland

Scarlet

Thatch

Ada

Sentinel

Lucien

Teros

Brynn

Asuri

Barraza

Ember

Azoth

Koji

Ulgrim

Diana

Jhala

Kor

Wu Shang

Val

Ragnir

Cross

Mirage

Nix

Mordex

Yumiko


Skins

Skins: Gansh
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Name & Pic Price Weapon 1 Weapon 2 Chests
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Classic Gnash
5400 MammothGold.png
HammerGnash2.png
Smasher
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Hunting Spear
N/A
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Team Spirit Gnash
140 MammothCoin.png
HammerMascot.png
Got Spirit!
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Number One Fan
N/A
Gnash Safari.png
Outback Gnash
80 MammothCoin.png
HammerSafari.png
That's A Hammer
SpearSafari.png
Pig Sticker
N/A
Jurassic Gnash2.png
Jurassic Gnash
140 MammothCoin.png
Jurrasic Hammer.png
Skullcracker
Jurrasic Spear.png
Bone Shard
OdinsChestFull.png
Odin's Chest
Gnash Wolf.png
White Fang Gnash
Chest Exclusive
HammerWhiteFangGnash2.png
Howling Skull
SpearWhiteFangGnash.png
Long Tooth Spear
AncientChestFull.png
Ancient Chest
Pterodon Gnash.png
Pteranodon Gnash
140 MammothCoin.png
HammerPteranodonGnash.png
Bonehead
SpearPteranodonGnash.png
Knifebeak
ImperialChestFull.png
Imperial Chest
GNASH Mogar Classic Colors.png
Mogar
200 MammothCoin.png
HammerMogar.png
Barbaric Rage
SpearMogar.png
Clearly a Sword
N/A
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Chrometooth Gnash
140 MammothCoin.png
WIP.png
Numbskull
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Scrapshard
N/A
TheMonsterGnash.png
The Monster Gnash
140 MammothCoin.png
(Brawlhalloween Season Only)
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Headache
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Hand-Saw
N/A

Color Variations

For a breakdown of level requirements for colors by legend, see Progression. For Legend Skin color variations, see individual Skin pages, above.
Click to see the colors
NewGnashClassicColors.png NewGnashBlue.png NewGnashYellow.png NewGnashBrown.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Yellow
Starting Color
Brown
Starting Color
NewGnashGreen.png NewGnashPurple.png NewGnashCyan.png NewGnashOrange.png
Green
Unlock at Level 2
Purple
Unlock at Level 5
Cyan
Unlock at Level 10
Orange
Unlock at Level 12
NewGnashSunset.png NewGnashGrey.png NewGnashPink.png NewGnashPink.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
NewGnashWhite.png NewGnashBlack.png NewGnashCommunityColors.png NewGnashSkyforged.png
White
Price: 10000 Gold
(Requires Level 10)
Black
Price: 25000 Gold
(Requires Level 25)
Community
Available only from devs for
contributing to the community.
Skyforged
Price: 2500 Glory
(Requires Level 5)
NewGnashLovestruck.png NewGnashHeatwave.png GnashBaseHomeTeam.png NewGnashHaunting.png
Lovestruck
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Valhallentine's)
Heatwave
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Summer Heatwave)
Home Team
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Back To School)
Haunting
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Brawlhalloween)
NewGnashWinterHoliday.png
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlhallidays)


Old Design

Before Patch 2.62, Gnash had a different design.
Click to see the colors
GnashFull.png Gnash Blue.png Gnash Yellow.png Gnash Brown.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Yellow
Starting Color
Brown
Starting Color
Gnash Green.png Gnash Purple.png Gnash Cyan.png Gnash Orange.png
Green
Unlock at Level 2
Purple
Unlock at Level 5
Cyan
Unlock at Level 10
Orange
Unlock at Level 12
Gnash Sunset.png Gnash Grey.png Gnash Pink.png Gnash Red.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
Gnash White.png Gnash Black.png Gnash CC.png GNASH base Skyforged.png
White
Price: 10000 Gold
(Requires Level 10)
Black
Price: 25000 Gold
(Requires Level 25)
Community
Available only from devs for
contributing to the community.
Skyforged
Price: 2500 Glory
(Requires Level 5)
Gnash Lovestruck.png GNASH base Heatwave.png NA.png GnashBaseHaunting.png
Lovestruck
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Valhallentine's)
Heatwave
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Summer Heatwave)
Home Team
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Back To School)
Haunting
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Brawlhalloween)
Gnash Winter.png
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlhallidays)


Trivia

  • Gnash's default weapons are the Smasher (hammer) and the Hunting Spear (spear).
  • Gnash's bot name is Gnashomaton.
  • During the game's Alpha stages of development, Gnash was called "Thrulk".
  • Gnash’s silent address to the heavens in his lore likely means “You are going to fear me / tremble before me.”
  • Gnash was one of the earliest released Legends, being released in the Alpha version of the game.
  • The mysterious 'Primordials' mentioned in Gnash's lore are also referred to in Ember's lore. They are presumably a pre-historic race, though little else is known about them.
  • As of Patch 2.62, Gnash, alongside Lucien, got a complete makeover in his stock design.
  • Gnash's charged signatures' sound effects sound like the growling and roaring of a beast.

Changelog

For changes that applied to weapons rather than individual Legends, see individual Weapon pages.
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Open Beta
Build Changes
2.73.0 Gnash’s Down Hammer provided a great deal more frame advantage than any other Signature, so we have brought it in line with other similar options, while increasing the reward to match this shift in power. In addition, we have sped up his Down Spear, as it had a Time to Hit that was far greater than most other Signatures.
 • Gnash Down Hammer: Increased Damage of the rock explosion from 20 to 22; Increased Force from 64 Variable/61 Fixed to 64 Variable/68 Fixed; Decreased Stun from 54 to 34.
 • Gnash Down Spear: Decreased Minimum Charge from 14 to 12.
2.68.0 We have updated Gnash’s Side Hammer to better match the animation, which results in a smaller strike zone when stacked. Players standing stacked or slightly behind Gnash will no longer be struck, requiring target’s to be slightly in front of Gnash or stacked near his front.
 • Gnash Side Hammer: Rehitboxed to better match the animation, resulting in slightly more coverage overhead but less coverage towards the lower back.
2.67.0 Gnash has received rehitboxing on his Neutral and Down Spear, resulting in notable changes for both attacks. The Neutral Spear will find slightly less stacked coverage, while increasing its maximum range and over the head coverage. The Down Spear also ends up with a reduction in stacked coverage, but an increase in vertical coverage.
 • Neutral Spear rehitboxed to better match the animation.
 • Down Spear rehitboxed to better match the animation.
2.62.0 • Gnash received a fresh update to his base costume art.
• Gnash's roster icon updated to match revised character art.
2.61.0 Gnash's Neutral Spear is now a faster anti-air for a more reliable punishment against falling opponents.
 • Neutral Spear decreased minimum charge from 12 to 11.
2.59.0 • Down Spear now snaps to the ground a few pixels sooner to increase the impact feeling.
2.52.0 Increased travel speed to push attack's effective threat farther forward and make the Signature harder to outrun.
 • Side Spear - Increased travel speed before the first hit
2.50.0 Although Gnash’s Neutral Signatures have great utility, their reward had fallen behind more recent entries into Brawlhalla. We have increased their reward to be in line with other similar powers, while maintaining their great coverage and ease of use.
 • Gnash Neutral Spear: Increased Damage from 19 to 24; Increased Force from 55 Variable/45 Fixed to 56 Variable/50 Fixed.
 • Gnash Neutral Hammer: Increased Damage from 20 to 25.
2.42.0 • Fixed timing issue with Down Hammer animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing
2.38.0 We’ve improved the damage on two of Gnash’s signatures to bring his damage up to par with other Legends
 • Gnash Side Hammer: Increased Damage from 20 to 22.
 • Gnash Neutral Spear: Increased Damage from 16 to 19.
2.29.0 • Signatures whose travel speed was affected by Dex retain their current travel speed but are no longer affected by stances: Gnash Down Hammer
2.20.0 Gnash has received some updated hitboxing on his Down Spear power, resulting in slightly increased forward reach and slightly less reach behind him.
 • Gnash Neutral Spear: Fixed a timing issue with the animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
 • Gnash Down Spear: Adjusted hitboxes to better match the animation.
2.17.0 • Gnash Down Hammer: Adjusted animation timing to better match Hitboxing and Recover Time.
2.14.0 Gnash's Down Hammer had almost no Recovery whatsoever when performed off of a ledge. We've increased this slightly.
 • Gnash Down Hammer: When ending in the air, decreased Recover Time on hit from 14 to 2.
2.13.1 Our recent change removing the instant Recover Time on Gnash's Down Hammer removed some situational uses for the move beyond what was needed for balance. We've added back the former time in the event of a hit.
 • Gnash Down Hammer: If no ground collision - Increased Recover Time from 2 to 14.
2.10.0 • Gnash Down Spear: Increased movement speed during charge from -40 to 65 when dodge canceled.
2.8.0 • Gnash Down Hammer: Fixed a bug where the power could land slightly above the ground. (Credit Dobrein)
• Gnash Neutral Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
• Gnash Side Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
• Gnash Down Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
2.5.0 Gnash is performing a little better than intended at all ranks. We're reducing the Force of one of his more reliable signatures, especially considering the buffs to both of his weapons this patch.
 • Gnash Side Spear: Reduced Variable Force from 57 to 54; Reduced Fixed Force from 77 to 72.
2.1.0 We're pushing some of the strength around on Gnash's signatures to fix places where there are a little too much or too little opportunity to punish him.
 • Gnash Hammer Side: Increased Recover Time.
 • Gnash Down Spear: Slightly decreased Recover Time.
Closed Beta
Build Changes
1.20.1 Gnash has one of the higher winrates this patch, especially in lower ranks. We're moving some power from his extremely punishing Down Hammer to his lesser-used Neutral.
 • Gnash Down Hammer: Reduced Force; Reduced Maximum Damage.
 • Gnash Neutral Hammer: Extended Hit Window and Re-hitboxed to follow the swing beneath Gnash.
 • Brought the tail end of effects on Gnash Neutral Hammer up a little so that it doesn't look like it should hit so far below him.
1.17.0 Powerhouse Gnash needs a few changes to put him more in line with the other Legends. His Neutral Hammer signature in particular dominates his play. We've also pushed his Down Hammer signature a little further out, giving it a longer threat but more opportunity to be interrupted.
 • Gnash Neutral Hammer: Removed Hitbox from last few frames so it won't sweep back behind him as far; Slightly Increased Time to Hit, Recover Time, and Cooldown.
 • Gnash Down Hammer: Increased leap duration before first hit.
1.14.0 • Gnash Side Spear: Decreased Time to Hit.
1.12.0 • Gnash Spear Side: No longer cancels into hit if reaches the target early. Increased Recover Time; Increased Damage; Slightly Increased Force
• Gnash Spear Down: Reduced hit window. Reduced final hitbox.
• Gnash Hammer Side: Changed charge up animation to be more planted.
• Improved sounds on Queen Nai, Gnash
1.9.1 • New special buildup sounds Gnash.
1.8.7 • Gnash now has unique powers for all Heavy ground attacks with both weapons.
• Slight adjustment to Gnash torso art for clarity.
1.8.4 • Fixed a repeated hit sound issue with Gnash's Hammer Special.
1.6.2 • Gnash Heavy Rock Slam: Reduced Force. More consistently combos into the final hit.
1.6.1 • Gnash Heavy Rock Slam!: Increased Force.
• Added charge up special effects to Gnash Sharp Stick Slam!
1.5.1 • Updated Gnash Sharp Stick Slam! sfx.
• Fixed sfx error in Gnash Sharp Stick Slam!
1.2.0 • Gnash Heavy Rock Slam: Increased Force. Power is now a multihit while descending to improve carrying targets into the final hit.
1.0.0 • Thrulk has been renamed to Gnash.
• Gnash Sharp Stick Slam!
Alpha
Build Changes
0.4.0 • 2 Weapons: Each character now has two melee weapons they can use in combat. Picking up a weapon drop randomly gives your character one of their two weapons.
• Spear has been added as our first new weapon! Thrulk uses the Spear.
0.3.0 • Thrulk Heavy Rock Slam: Updated sound effects.
0.2.0 • Thrulk (soon to be known as Gnash) has been added to the roster!

Additional images

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See also

External links

References


Brawlhalla Logo.png LEGENDS OF BRAWLHALLA Brawlhalla Logo.png
BödvarCassidyOrionLord VraxxGnashQueen NaiHattori
Sir RolandScarletThatchAdaSentinelLucienTeros
BrynnAsuriBarrazaEmberAzothKojiUlgrim
DianaJhalaKorWu ShangValRagnirCross
MirageNixMordexYumikoArtemisCaspianSidra
Xull