Orion

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Cassidy Avatar.png Cassidy Legends Lord Vraxx LordVraxx Avatar.png
OrionFull.png

LanceIcon.png SpearIcon.png
Strength Icon.png Strength 4
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity 6
Armor Icon.png Defense 6
Speed Icon.png Speed 6

Orion is a futuristic, tech-focused Legend featuring the Rocket Lance and Spear as his weapons. He can be unlocked for 2300 gold. Every inch of Orion is encased in a golden futuristic armorsuit crafted by the smiths of Asgard. Though there are many guesses, Orion's true form or nature beneath the armor is unknown, and he is made all the more mysterious by his solitary lifestyle and detached personality - this, however, has no impact on his deadly and effective fighting style in the eternal tournament's combat.

A riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in Ivaldic battle armor. Here he is called Orion. - Mallhalla purchase description

Lore

The Mysterious Stranger

Sir Roland swears Orion is the Gold Knight he never slew. Bödvar insists he is Thor in disguise. Gnash believes he is a magic rock monster. Lucien is moved to incoherent rage at the sight of him. I don't care who he is, I just want to take him apart and see how he works. - Scarlet

Watching from the doors of Valhalla, Bödvar, Cassidy and the other legends saw a blazing trail of smoke cut across the Asgardian sky. Behind the fiery comet, a Valkyrie raced in pursuit, as though trying to stop the fireball as it plunged into the fields of Folkvangr in a gout of dirt and flame. The legends then watched as Valkyries and emissaries of Odin gathered around the smoking crater.

Weeks later, the Sons of Ivaldi, the same dwarven smiths who had forged Odin's spear, quietly appeared in Asgard. They bore a suit of dazzling golden armor and presented it to the gods themselves. Soon after, the mighty Orion joined the feast halls of Valhalla.

Tentative and aloof at first, Orion soon warmed to the great hall and is now among its greatest warriors and most popular champions. Orion does not speak of his past, and other legends can only speculate. But Valkyries stop by his chambers to ask if he wants to, "you know, hang out or whatever, no big deal." He is the only hero seen to leave Asgard from time to time.

Here, I am called Orion. - Orion

Appearance

Orion charging up his Rocket Lance to realease a blast of energy

Every inch of Orion is encased in a futuristic armorsuit crafted by the legendary smiths of Asgard. The armor is comprised of a series of rare Asgardian metal plates, colored either a brilliant shining gold, or a pale whitish blue. The armorsuit is so encompasing that no part of Orion's face or body is visible - very few in Valhalla have seen his real appearance.

His armor helmet is particularly ornate. It bears two small, pointed horns at the forehead, as well as two small air vents to each side. The helmet as a whole is shaped with two curved metal plates, creating the appearance of two wing-like pieces extending either side of the head, with a third extension also coming across the middle of the helmet.

Orion charging forward, ready to swing his Spear

Orion also has two thin, vertically aligned visor slits that have a shallow V-shape. This, alongside his horns, is the closest thing to a face that the armor gives Orion. The harsh cyan blue colored light emitted from the visors, however, portray how alert and fiery the person behind the visor truly is.

The winged motifs covering armor are marks of Ivaldi craftsmanship. Aside from the two wing-like shapes framing Orion's helmet, the most notable example of this motif is the two small and seemingly delicate wings on his back. However, wings' delicacy gives no suggestion of the incredibly powerful thrusters that the wings really are.

Both Orion's Spear and Rocket Lance weapons are as futuristic and advanced as his armor, as share the gold and pale blue color scheme. His Spear - The Sunforged Spear - has a simple black pole and golden clasp at one end. However, the head of the Spear has a glowing cyan circle embedded between the pole and spearhead, perhaps responsible for the Spear's blasts of energy. This cyan color, which matches the glow from Orion's eyesights, can also be seen spiraling around the large spike of Orion's 'Armored Attack Rocket' Lance. His Lance has a black handle similar to the Spear's, as well as an ornate base that acts both as a thruster and powerful energy cannon.

Moveset

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

Signature Attacks

Rocket Lance

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 Orion flips his lance up and lets out a single wide blast of energy in an up diagonal direction from the lance's exhaust port. 25.2 to 30.31 18 4 -21 65 60 17 14 24

or

Orion hovers in the air by his jetpack to charge this move, then let's loose with both lance engine and jetpack to go charging forward in a sweeping arc. This move was called the Blaze of Honor during Alpha. 10.03 to 36.37 18 to 35 8 -22 0 or 51 184 or 70 17 27 29
Jumping backwards into the air, Orion pelts the ground in front of and around where he was standing with a barrage of laser fire from the back of his lance. 24.77 to 30.31 30 Up to 24 -4 55 48 14 16 17

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 Orion uses his jetpack, leaping up a short distance and hovering in the air for a brief moment before quickly jetting back down, stabbing the spear point downwards as he does so. 14.91 to 36.37 18 to 54 12 -5 0 or 46 50 or 64 15 11(18)10 16

or

Orion charges his jetpack and uses it to careen forward, hitting the first opponent he encounters with a vicious sweep of the spear. This move was called the Shining Jet Slash during Alpha. 26.21 to 32.73 18 or 19 13 -18 0 or 62 1 or 50 21 15 30
After pointing his spear into the air to charge, Orion executes a blindingly fast spin, sweeping the spear in a quick, tight arc around him. Up to 34.72 Up to 32 15 or 16 -5 or -6 0 or 53 65 or 48 17 18 20

Combos

All combos are subject to change as the game gets tweaked from patch to patch.
For weapon specific combos, please visit the Blasters and Hammer pages. Weapon specific combos can be more useful
Combos highlighted in green are considered Cassidy's most useful or most reliable combos
Weapon Input Opponent Requirements Minimum Dodge Frames Maximum Damage Usage and Notes
Damage Range Reliable Reads
Rocket Lance SLight, NSig 0 to 100 • Opponent does nothing 4 34.9 • Depending on the opponent's position, this combo can punish some dodges, though unreliably.
• Works best when the opponent is mid-range distance away.
• True Non-sig Rocket Lance combos, which have strong KO potential, will almost always more useful.
Spear SLight, NSig 0 to 150 • Opponent does nothing 7 47.28 • The closer to Orion the opponent is, the quicker the attack will hit.
• Non-sig Spear combos are more useful in most situations.
• If the Sig is charged for a small amount of time, can punish Spot Dodge.
Spear SLight, DSig 0 to 150 • Opponent does nothing
• Opponent Spot Dodges
10
(0 vs Spot Dodge)
36.13 • Main use is to punish a Spot dodge.
• Rarely KOs opponents, as high damage opponents are hard to hit with the DSig.
• Non-sig Spear combos are more useful in most situations.
Spear SLight, Jump, GC, SSig All • Opponent Spot Dodges 0 vs with read 36.13 • Requires a hard read of the Spot Dodge.
• If the player gets the read, this combo can KO well.
• Non-sig Spear combos are more useful in most situations.
Spear DLight, GC, NSig All • Opponent does nothing
• Opponent Spot Dodges
• Opponent Up Dodges
2
(0 vs Spot Dodge and Up Dodge)
43.4 • There are true Non-sig Spear combos which will almost always more useful.

Strategy

General

Use of Signatures

Signatures: Orion
Spear Neutral This Sig, while fairly slow, is good at plucking opponents from the air if well timed. Plus, when used over the edge or mid-air, the second Spear swipe is extended, sometimes leaving Orion over the Edge. This with the downward force vector makes it a good Edge Guarding tool. However, because Orion ends over the Edge, plus the attacks slowness, this isn't always safe.
RocketLanceOrion.png
Spear Side A typical Side Sig with very long range and force. Has the added benefit of activating early if an opponent is in the way, meaning there will rarely be a deadzone. Overall, it is incredibly effective against grounded opponents in front of Orion, due to its range, though its moderately long start up and recover time can be unsafe.
Spear Down This Sig is overtly defensive, and is very good at it - it is able to halt and punish many aggressive grounded opponents, so is especially useful against rush-down opponents. As well as this, it's fairly quick for a Signature move, though it is unsafe against aerial opponents, which can punish this Sig easily. Finally, the Sig can be slide charged over the Edge for an unexpected Edge Guard.
Lance Neutral This is a standard anti-air Neutral Signature. It's main weakness is that it is fairly slow, so relies on predicting and punishing opponent movements to be effective. However, the high force and large area covered makes up for its slowness, and beats many aerial opponents. It an also hit grounded opponents very near Orion. With good timing and predictions in the right situation, this move can be very strong.
SpearOrion.png
Lance Side This is an exceptionally long-ranged Side Sig, moving Orion a great distance, and hitting opponents from even further away. It is best used when the opponent is just in front of the player, as they will have less time to react to the attack. As well as this, its range can be used to hit an opponent who thinks they are safely out of range. The slow speed of the attack makes it largely unsafe - because Orion himself moves with the attack, it is made somewhat safer is the player misses the opponent, but it should still be used carefully.
Lance Down This is also a defensive Down Sig. Lifting Orion both slightly up and backwards, it moves the player out of the way of many incoming attack to relative safety. As well as this, many approaching opponents can be hit by the fairly long range that this Down Sig has. Like many similar Sigs, it pays for its high safety in its very low Force. This Sig can, however, be slide charged over the Edge to Edge Guard - it is a far better KO option when used over the Edge due to its downwards force.

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: Orion
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Name & Pic Price Weapon 1 Weapon 2 Chests
OrionFull.png
Classic Orion
2300 MammothGold.png
RocketLanceOrion.png
Armored Attack Rocket
SpearOrion.png
Sunforged Spear
N/A
Orion Knight.png
Dark Age Orion
140 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceVolstKnight.png
Rocket Powered Warhorse
SpearVolstKnight.png
Old School Spear
AncientChestFull.png
Ancient Chest
Orion Atomic.png
Atomic Orion
80 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceAtomic.png
Atomic Rocket
SpearAtomic.png
Plutonium Pike
N/A
Harbinger Orion.png
Harbinger Orion
200 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceHarbingerOrion.png
Doombringer
SpearHarbingerOrion.png
Destiny
OdinsChestFull.png
ChestCyber2.png
SandstormChest.png
Odin's Chest Cosmic Chest Sandstorm Chest
Metadev Orion.png
Metadev Orion
Not affordable
(Only from
Developers codes)
RocketLanceMetadev.png
Interstellar Rocket
SpearMetadev.png
Starforged Spear
N/A
Orion For Hire.png
Orion For Hire
200 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceOrionForHire.png
Freelancer
SpearOrionForHire.png
Payday
SunkenChest.png
AncientChestFull.png
RagnarokChest.png
Sunken Chest Ancient Chest Ragnarök Chest
KabutoOrion2.png
Kabuto Orion
140 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceKabutoOrion.png
Honorbound
SpearKabutoOrion.png
Silver Naginata
Dragonchest.png
Dragon's Chest
WIP.png
Corsair Orion
Chest Exclusive
RocketLanceCorsairOrion.png
Skyrush
SpearCorsairOrion.png
Trueflight
SkysailChestFull.png
Skysail Chest
AtlanteanOrion.png
Atlantean Orion
140 MammothCoin.png
WIP.png
Speaker of the Sea
WIP.png
The Conch
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
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Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Green
Starting Color
Brown
Starting Color
WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png
Orange
Unlock at Level 2
Purple
Unlock at Level 5
Cyan
Unlock at Level 10
Yellow
Unlock at Level 12
WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png WIP.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)
WIP.png WIP.png WIP.png WIP.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)
WIP.png
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlidays)


Old Design

Before Patch 2.66, Orion had a different design.

Click to see the colors
OrionFull.png Orion Blue.png Orion Green.png Orion Brown.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Green
Starting Color
Brown
Starting Color
Orion Orange.png Orion Purple.png Orion Cyan.png Orion Yellow.png
Orange
Unlock at Level 2
Purple
Unlock at Level 5
Cyan
Unlock at Level 10
Yellow
Unlock at Level 12
Orion Sunset.png Orion Grey.png Orion Pink.png Orion Red.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
Orion White.png Orion Black.png Orion CC.png ORION 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)
Orion Lovestruck.png ORION base Heatwave.png WIP.png OrionBaseHaunting.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)
Orion Winter.png
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlidays)


Trivia

  • Orion's default weapons are the Armored Attack Rocket (rocket lance) and the Sunforged Spear (spear).
  • Orion's bot name is Orbot.
  • During the game's Alpha stages of development, Orion was called "Völst", which is Icelandic for "rolling". He was one of the first four Legends to be developed for the game, the others being Cassidy, Lord Vraxx and Bödvar.
  • Orion seems to say little and keeps his interactions with other Legends to a minimum. Val and Brynn both enjoy poking fun at this "mysterious cool guy act" - whether it is an act, or simply how he is as a person remains to be seen.
  • Lord Vraxx deigns to address Orion directly - something that is otherwise reserved only for Legends who are royalty. It is never stated what type of royalty Orion is, and is further part of Orion's enigmatic nature.
  • Mirage's lore implies that Mirage knew Orion by a different name in her life before Valhalla. No more about this connection between them is revealed.
  • Orion is listed as one of Nix's cold-cases - a rogue soul past it's expiration who was never collected by a psychopomp for the afterlife.
  • As of Patch 2.66, Orion got a complete makeover in his stock design, being the third Legend in recieving one.
  • During the Alpha, his Side Rocket Lance Signature was called the Blaze of Honor, and his Side Spear Signature was called the Shining Jet Slash.

Changelog

For changes that applied to weapons rather than individual Legends, see individual Weapon pages.
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Open Beta
Build Changes
2.77.0 The following Signatures have all received adjustments to their speed bonuses gained when performed from a dash or chase dodge. They have been brought in line with other comparable Signature attacks:
 • Orion Neutral Spear
2.76.0 • New character select sounds have been added for the following Legends: Orion
2.73.0 Orion’s Neutral Spear is now focused more towards the users front, providing more avenues of approach when combating this attack. As compensation for the loss in coverage, we have increased the reward on Orion’s Down Lance, as its knockout potential is moderately below that of most other Signatures.
 • Orion Neutral Spear: Rehitboxed to better match the animation, resulting in the threat area focusing more towards the front of the user.
 • Orion Down Lance: Increased Force from 53 Variable/45 Fixed to 55 Variable/48 Fixed.
2.71.0 As an anti-air and close range option, Orion’s Neutral Lance has been adjusted to only strike grounded opponents during the initial lift for better counterplay and a clearer entry for approaches.
 • Neutral Lance: Rehitboxed to better match the animation, resulting in less coverage near the user during the later active frames.
2.68.0 Orion’s Neutral Spear has been hotly debated in the Forge, with the overall feedback that it leads to off-stage knockouts too early. We have reduced the Force significantly be in range with other similar powers.
 • Orion Neutral Spear: Decreased Force from 49 Variable/68 Fixed to 46 Variable/64 Fixed.
2.66.0 • Orion’s base art has received a fresh update.
2.62.0 • Improved animation performance on Orion's Down Spear signature.
2.59.0 • Reduced how much the spear would go through the stage if Orion’s Neutral Spear landed on the ground. Snapped the ending in place so that he wouldn’t be moving while the animation was planted. Fixed a bug that would cause hitboxes not to appear on the frame before the landing impact.
2.29.0 • Signatures whose travel speed was affected by Dex retain their current travel speed but are no longer affected by stances: Orion Side Lance, Orion Side Spear
2.27.0 Orion’s Down Lance can be difficult enough to connect with for the moderate Damage it does, so we are adding some more reward in the form of slightly increased Variable Force.
 • Orion Down Lance: Increased Variable Force from 50 to 53.
2.20.0 • Added color conflict for base color and Heatwave for: Orion, Metadev Orion, Gnash, Team Spirit Gnash, Snake Goddess Nai, Castaway Thatch, and Cinderguard Brynn to avoid in game confusion.
• Returned the blue shadow to base Orion’s Community Color swap.
Some of the power in Orion’s kit is being shifted to better define the role of each attack. The Down Spear has received a slight reduction in force, but remains a great option for building damage and catching opponents. The Side Spear has received a utility increase in the form of a lower Minimum Charge for a faster response.
 • Orion Down Spear: Decreased Variable Force from 55 to 53.
 • Orion Side Spear: Decreased Minimum Charge from 10 to 9.
2.18.0 Like many of Roland’s signatures, Orion’s Side Lance is a common hitboxing complaint. It has been adjusted to more closely follow the lance head, losing some height and stacked coverage in exchange for more range throughout the power.
 • Orion Side Lance: Rehitboxed to better match animation.
• Orion Side Lance: Fixed a case where target could be dropped before the final hit. (Credit TheRealDespair)
2.17.0 • Orion Neutral Spear: Adjusted Hurtboxes to better follow animation.
• Orion Neutral Spear: Changed animation timing to better match Hitboxes and Recover Time.
• Orion Side Spear: Adjusted animation timing to better match Hitboxes.
2.14.0 Orion's Side Lance has felt a little too weak for some time now, despite being the longest-range Lance dash. We've compressed the duration of the move to reach the higher priority frames sooner and hold them longer, and given a boost of speed toward the end of the charge.
 • Orion Side Lance: Reduced Hit Window during charge from 25 to 20; Increased Hit Window of final thrust from 7 to 10; Increase speed from a range between 52 and 69 to a range between 52 and 88.
2.10.0 • Orion Side Lance: Increased movement speed during charge from -2 to a range between -2 and 40 when dodge canceled.
2.9.0 • Adjusted Orion Lance N Sig animation to better match hitboxes.
Orion's Neutral Lance was missing a chunk of Hitbox to prevent too generous range against standing opponents. The shot has been angled up a little higher and the gap has been filled.
 • Orion Neutral Lance: Angled more upward, added missing Hitbox coverage to the underside of the explosion FX.
• Orion Neutral Spear: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit. (Credit TheOnlyPersonInYourHarem)
2.8.0 • Minor color scheme improvements to Cursed Gold Thatch, Steamsmith Scarlet, and Metadev Orion.
• Orion Side Lance: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
• Orion Side Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
2.6.2 • Orion Neutral Spear: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
2.4.0 Orion has been underperforming in recent patches. We're holding off on making major changes just yet, but are giving him some small buffs.
 • Orion Neutral Lance: Decreased Recovery Time from 26 to 24.
 • Orion Down Spear: Decreased Time to Hit from 18 to 16.
2.2.0 • Orion Neutral Spear: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit. (Credit: PendragonDaGreat)
Closed Beta
Build Changes
1.16.0 • Orion Side Spear: Fixed a case where targets could be hit without receiving Damage or Force.
1.14.0 • Orion Neutral Spear: Fixed a bug where targets could be hit a third time, doing more damage than intended.
• Orion Side Lance: Fixed some cases where a target could be dropped before the final hit.
• Orion Side Spear: Increased Time to Hit; Increased Recover Time.
1.13.0 • Orion Down Lance: Decreased Time to Hit; Sped up power; Decreased Recover Time; Increased Stun Time; Force is directed more upwards.
• Orion Neutral Lance: Decreased Time to Hit; Increased Hit Window.
• Orion Side Lance: Decreased Time to Hit; Increased distance traveled; Increased Force.
• Orion Down Spear: Increased Damage.
• Orion Neutral Spear: Fixed some cases where the second hit would fail to combo correctly; Will now travel back down through any soft platforms above its starting position.
• Orion Side Spear: Decreased Time to Hit.
1.11.0 Bödvar and Orion now have unique powers for all Heavy Ground attacks with both weapons.
1.9.0 • Orion Neutral Spear: Rehitboxed, hitbox that occured after the move was clearly over has been removed.
1.0.0 • Völst has been renamed to Orion.
• Orion now uses Rocket Lance and Spear.
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.
0.3.0 • Legend specific attacks now activate when pressing the heavy button without a direction. The normal neutral attacks have been moved to the down attack.
• Völst: Updated sound effects of all signature powers.
0.2.0 • Völst Shining Jet Slash: Slightly reduced Force.
• Völst Shining Jet Slash: New fx added to the charge and dash.
• Völst Blaze of Honor: Fx now match hit-box.
0.1.0 • Each Legend in Brawlhalla now has 4 special powers, one for each weapon!
• Each Legend now has different stat allocations.
0.0.1 • Völst (later to be known as Orion) is added to the game

See also

External links

References


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