Queen Nai

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SpearIcon.png KatarsIcon.png
Strength Icon.png Strength 7
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity 4
Armor Icon.png Defense 8
Speed Icon.png Speed 3

Queen Nai is a slow but powerful Aztec warrior queen Legend featuring the Katars and Spear as her weapons. She can be unlocked for 2300 gold. Queen Nai's cold, emotionless stare belies her royal and calculative fighting style - not to mention phenomenal strength - as much as it hides the cohabiting souls of a dozen tribal gods that writhe under her skin and into the depths of her being. Nai's end goal may not fully involve Valhalla or its eternal tournament, but she certainly has her eyes fixed on victory, and her destructive power combined with her determination and faith makes her a force not to be trifled with.

The Jaguar Queen has her own plans for Valhalla, and Ragnarok is just the beginning. - Mallhalla purchase description


The Jaguar Queen

So it is written that the warrior queen shall walk abroad and vex the Stranger Gods in their own house. She will defeat them in test of their own devising and wrest the laurels from their crowns. And in the final battle she will call out, and our Old Gods will answer in fury, destroying all so the cycle may begin anew. - The Prophecy of the Jaguar Queen

Hundreds of years of war and plague had reduced the once mighty Empire of the Jaguar Kingdom to a shadow of its former glory. Neither the brilliant battlefield victories nor the cunning sorcery of the great Queen Nai could stem the tide of decline of her people or of her gods - a once great pantheon now faded to near extinction.

Seeing that her civilization's doom was sealed, Nai made a plan. She cast a spell drawing into herself the essence of the eleven surviving gods of the Jaguar Kingdom. And when, during the Battle of Ixanocala, a Valkyrie offered Nai a place in Valhalla, she accepted, carrying Xanlecutli the Coatl, Eba the Snake, and nine other ailing gods with her to the great hall.

In Valhalla, Nai is a consummate warrior and has grown to love the place. Yet she never loses sight of her purpose - her victories nourish the gods of her people, and little by little they recover. Nai believes tales of Ragnarok represent Asgardians' dim understanding that creation is cyclical and that Asgard must be destroyed for the world to be renewed and for her gods to rule again.

Our beliefs aren't so different. For example, your notion of 'Ragnarok' is roughly correct, you just lack the bigger picture. - Nai to a confused Bödvar


Queen Nai preparing to let loose a powerful attack

Queen Nai's ornate and elegant style takes inspiration from her Aztec heritage. This is largely through her vibrant and colorful armor, comprised of deep blues, vivid turquoise and acid greens. These vibrant colors are offset by a smooth pearl color accompanying them. This bright and eclectic color scheme, however, strikingly contrasts with Nai's dark, tanned skin, jet black hair and facial tattoos and markings of burnt-umber red.

The armor itself also denotes both her culture and her royal nature. This is most apparent in her large feathered headdress, with three shining turquoise feathers extending far above her head. Unbelievably, these feathers never wilt or fall even in the heat of battle. The pristine feathers attach to a simple hair band, with an acid green, zigzag patterened disc on each side of the band.

The bodice of her armor starts with a brace that covers her entire neck with striped pearl panels, which then leads to a tightly fitting torso piece of alternating royal blue and turquoise panels, also aligned to form stripes. Two shoulder pads, similar to pauldrons, cover the shoulders and share this blue and turquoise style with a pearl trim. From the torso, very small panels extend over the waist to form a kind of armored skirt.

Aztec gods bursting forth from Nai's spear

The armour is finished with two arm and leg bracers. The arm bracers are simple plates that wrap around the wrist and cover the forearm. Leaving the upper arm free for movement during combat. These two have a turquoise color scheme with pearl egding. The leg bracers show more interesting detail, however, as each of Queen Nai's leg-pieces, which are similar to greaves, are emblemed with a large poisonous-green skull. The upper half of each skull covers Nai;s knee, perhaps acting as part of the armour itself, and the upper teeth of the skull extend to Nai's ankles. The lower jaw is missing for both legs. Her feet, however, are bare and unshod.

Both the elegance of the headdress and the splendour of the rich colours reflect both Nai's tribal and royal ancestry - she in undoubtedly exquisit. However, this elegance of dress belies her determined and unforgiving nature, as well as the presence of one dozen ruthless and powerful Aztec gods. The simple features that are Queen Nai's straight mouth and clenched fists tell of her passion and demeanor. However, the only suggestion of the awesome and destructive beings that writhe and coil beneath Nai's skin is Queen Nai's determined, unmoving gaze coming from her pupiless white eyes.

Nai's is beautiful as befits a queen, but small details denote her power, ruthlessness and resolution as a fighter.


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

Signature Attacks


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 Queen Nai delivers a quick, wide and very vertical uppercut with a coiling snake spirit leaping from her spear. 29.52 to 35.75 35 19 2 50 65 13 16 17


The Jaguar Queen stabs forward with a charged spear. At the apex of the move, three burning snake spirits fan out of the weapon, biting and striking the enemy. 27.67 to 33.11 23 9 -14 53 47 21 14 23
Jaws of the Coatl! Nai leaps up and slightly back into the air, summoning an immense snake head that lunges from her spear and bites foes far ahead of her. 29.34 to 35.75 25 14 -10 50 50 27 11 24


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 Queen Nai twirls up into the air, her katars coiling with purple energy, and scatters the unwitting foes with an aerial burst shaped like a winged serpent. Any enemies standing close to Nai at the start of the move get pulled in to experience the pain of the Queen's people firsthand. Up to 37.08 42 7 -30 0, 0, 0 or 56 80, 75~59~27, 16 or 65 19 22(1)12 37


Queen Nai dashes forward a short distance and throws a fanning burst of hard-hitting purple energy in front of her. 21.63 to 26.49 25 18 -7 59 70 24 7 25
Nai ducks down and lashes to the side with her katars, expelling wings of purple energy to the sides. Her fastest signature. 28.41 to 34.43 26 14 -8 50 65 17 12 22


All combos are subject to change as the game gets tweaked from patch to patch.
For weapon specific combos, please visit the Spear and Katars pages. Weapon specific combos can be more useful
Combos highlighted in green are considered Queen Nai's most useful or most reliable combos
Weapon Input Opponent Requirements Minimum Dodge Frames Maximum Damage Usage and Notes
Damage Range Reliable Reads
Spear DLight, GC, NSig All damage values All - true combo 0 - true combo 44.35 • One of the few Sig-based follow ups to DLight that is true and worth using over non-Sig combos

• Can be harder to execute that non-Sig combos, but has higher force and damage

Spear SLight, DLight, GC, NSig All damage values None 2 63.42 • An extended version of the above combo
Katars NLight, NSig All damage values Opponent Spot Dodges 0 with read 42.34 • A good punish to the Spot Dodge, though a range of others are possible
• Best when the NLight is hit as close to the opponent as possible (stacked)
Katars NLight, Jump, GC, NSig All damage values Opponent Spot Dodges 0 with read 45.14 • A harder to execute version of the above combo
• Deals more damage and can be more reliable than the above combo, since don't need to be so close to opponent for NLight
Katars NLight, GC, DSig All damage values Opponent Spot Dodges 0 with read 44.08 • Another of many punishes to the Spot Dodge
• More reliable than the above combo, since don't need to be so close to opponent for NLight
Katars DLight, GC, NSig All damage values Opponent Spot Dodges 0 with read 44.08 • A good punish to the Spot Dodge, though requires a hard read



The closest the game has come to featuring a sorcerer or wizard on the roster, Queen Nai's fighting style reflects this as her weapons combine with her slow speed and passive-but-powerful sigs to encourage a more careful, methodical approach to combat. Treat her signature moves like magic spells - cast them exactly when you need them and not a moment before or after, make sure your target is right where you want them when casting, and your payoff will be great. If you enter combat incautiously or throw sigs willy-nilly, and you're liable to get stepped on by those who are faster and more aggressive.

Due to her speed, she is even more vulnerable without a weapon than most characters. You generally want to avoid as much damage as possible while trying to get a weapon. You can attack, but only try if you see an opening while the opponent is chasing you.

Queen Nai's spear has a lot of range and ways to punish bad approaches with her signatures. You generally want to play very defensively by spacing out your opponents and trying to punish your opponent for their approaches or whiffed moves. Play it safe, but don't be afraid to take advantage of any habits your opponent has. Fights with Queen Nai can be long at times if you don't notice habits quickly. You need to have good positioning and use signatures carefully and precisely when playing Nai, because of her abysmal move and attack speed. Neutral light is your best friend because it comes out ridiculously fast. It's generally not a good idea to play an aggressive Queen Nai with the spear due to her move speed, which makes it hard to approach most legends. That being said, it's still important to apply pressure, just as it is with every other legend.

These are best used as damage-dealers – in other words, tools to be aggressive andapply pressure more effectively . It's best to play with them like any other katar Legend, racking up damage with strings and pseudo-combos, but it's also very important to punish with them. The down signature is great for punishing people who dodge through you because it hits both in front of and behind Nai. The side signature is really only good for punishing bad spacing, as the hitboxes only come out at the end of the move and has less damage and knock back than the down signature. This isn't to say that it's bad, but it's not as reliable to use for newer players. The neutral/up signature is great for getting kills due to its massive knockback, but is is very easily punished if done thoughtlessly.

Use of Signatures

Signatures: Queen Nai
Spear Neutral This anti-air hits with very high force at the standard diagonal angle, but also hits stacked grounded opponents and covers a large area both ground-wise and air-wise. However, to balance it out, this signature starts/recovers slower than the average and is very open to punishment when missed -- especailly when you miss it against grounded opponents. SpearQueenNai.png
Spear Side This decently ranged Side Sig is slow but powerful, and the long cone-shaped area of attack makes it harder to avoid. However, this advantage in range and size is countered by its slow speed, which makes it very punishable. High risk, but high reward. Doesn’t hit stacked opponents.
Spear Down An unusual signature that hits in a downwards diagonal line from a very long range, albeit with less force than the other Sigs. It's somewhat safe since Queen Nai jumps up and backwards during the attack: the opponent has to navigate to you in the air to punish you. Mostly useful to zone your opponent -- i.e. keep them at range and control their positioning.
Katars Neutral A unique attack made of two parts: first, it grabs nearby grounded opponents -- and second, it hits a very large area in the air with high force. This attack is exceptionally slow and carries very high risk compared to the Down Katars -- aerial opponents can move away, and grounded foes not caught by the attack can punish it very easily. But if the opponent gets predictable or overextends, this signature can be downright lethal, even if it hits the foe with just a tip of the serpent's wing. KatarsNai.png
Katars Side A slow but powerful Side Sig with fairly long range. Its main strength is its high force, as this attack can KO damaged opponents very reliably. However, the attack doesn't hit stacked or close-range opponents, and its slow start-up means the opponent can easily avoid the attack. Once again -- high risk, high reward.
Katars Down This is Queen Nai's safest defensive Sig. Like any other Nai’s signature, it’s slower than the average -- but compared to her other signatures, it comes out much faster. As a plus, it hits both in front and behind her (plus stacked foes), helping you shake the enemies off with a single wide sweep. Not as strong as her other signatures, though.

Matchup strategy against specific Weapons

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Skins: Queen Nai
Name & Pic Price Weapon 1 Weapon 2 Chests
Classic Queen Nai
2300 MammothGold.png
Serpent Spear
Sacred Blades
QueenNai Charmer.png
Snake Charmer Nai
80 MammothCoin.png
Scintillating Spear
Beguiling Blades
QueenNai Explorer.png
Tomb Tamer Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
Museum-Quality Spear
Bushwhacker Blades
Sunken Chest
Snake Goddess Nai.png
Snake Goddess Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
Spear Snake Goddess.png
Eba's Retribution
Katars Snake Goddess.png
Fangs of Woe
Odin's Chest
Date Night Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
(Valhallentine only)
Love Hurts
The Blackhearts
Empress Nai.png
Empress Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
Sol Spear
Dawn and Dusk
Imperial Chest
QUEEN NAI Winged Serpent Nai Classic Colors.png
Winged Serpent Nai
Chest Exclusive
Viper's Venom
Whispers of the Asp
Ancient Chest
Galaxy X Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
Justice Bolt
Feather's Edge
Sandstorm Chest
Nidhogg Nai
Chest Exclusive
The Allthorn
The Devourers
Ragnarök Chest
Lady of the Dead Nai
140 MammothCoin.png
Spirit's Passing
Budding Reunion

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
QueenNaiBaseClassicColors.png Queen Nai Yellow.png Queen Nai Green.png Queen Nai Brown.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Starting Color
Starting Color
Starting Color
Queen Nai Orange.png Queen Nai Purple.png Queen Nai Blue.png Queen Nai Cyan.png
Unlock at Level 2
Unlock at Level 5
Unlock at Level 10
Unlock at Level 12
Queen Nai Sunset.png Queen Nai Grey.png Queen Nai Pink.png Queen Nai Red.png
Unlock at Level 14
Unlock at Level 16
Unlock at Level 18
Unlock at Level 20
Queen Nai White.png Queen Nai Black.png Queen Nai CC.png QUEEN NAI base Skyforged.png
Price: 10000 Gold
(Requires Level 10)
Price: 25000 Gold
(Requires Level 25)
Available only from devs for
contributing to the community.
Price: 2500 Glory
(Requires Level 5)
Queen Nai Lovestruck.png WIP.png QUEEN NAI base Heatwave.png QueenNaiBaseHomeTeam.png
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Valhallentine's)
Lucky Clover
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during St. Patrick's Day)
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Summer Heatwave)
Home Team
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Back To School)
QueenNaiBaseHaunting.png Queen Nai Winter.png
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Brawlhalloween)
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlhallidays)


  • Queen Nai's default weapons are the Serpent Spear (spear) and the Sacred Blades (katars).
  • Queen Nai's bot name is Naiborg.
  • The eleven gods, and their transference into Queen Nai, are referred to in Nix's lore - the eleven gods, one of Nix's commissions, escaped her, and she now hunts them down in Valhalla.
  • Queen Nai is currently the lowest speed legend, being the only one with a natural 3 in the stat.


For changes that applied to weapons rather than individual Legends, see individual Weapon pages.
Click to see changes to this Legend ->
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:
 • Queen Nai Neutral Katars
 • Queen Nai Down Katars
 • Queen Nai Side Spear
2.67.0 Queen Nai sees a great deal of changes, both in hitboxing and in traditional balance values. The Side Spear and Side Katars have both been rehitboxed, generally resulting in increased coverage near the user. The Neutral Spear has excellent utility and great application when Gravity Canceled, particularly after a Down Light, so we have shifted some of its power to bolster reward for the underused Down Spear.
 • Queen Nai Side Spear: Rehitboxed to better match the animation (resulting in greater coverage along the spear).
 • Queen Nai Neutral Spear: Decreased Force from 52 Variable/65 Fixed to 50 Variable/65 Fixed.
 • Queen Nai Down Spear: Increased Force from 48 Variable/50 Fixed to 50 Variable/50 Fixed.
 • Queen Nai Side Katars: Rehitboxed to better match the animation.
2.62.0 • Improved animation performance on Queen Nai's Down Spear signature.
• Cleanup on character select animation.
2.61.0 • Added animation frames to the recover of Nai's Neutral Katar signature to better support the recovery time. Also tweaked the animation to improve the seaming of joints in the character art.
2.50.0 Queen Nai’s Down Spear had previously been a low reward attack with high range. However, as the pace of the game has increased and new mechanics have been introduced, the range has become significantly easier to navigate around, making the low reward misplaced. Therefore, we have increased the reward to better fit the current landscape and utility of this power.
 • Queen Nai Down Spear: Decreased Recovery from 25 Fixed to 23 Fixed; Increased Force from 40 Variable/43 Fixed to 48 Variable/50 Fixed; Increased Damage from 21 to 27.
2.39.0 With the theme of improved anti-air attacks, Queen Nai has received reduced Fixed Recovery to her Neutral Spear, lending itself as a more desirable option when fighting airborne opponents.
 • Queen Nai Neutral Spear: Decreased Fixed Recovery from 18 to 16.
2.29.0 • Signatures whose travel speed was affected by Dex retain their current travel speed but are no longer affected by stances: Nai Down Spear, Nai Neutral Katars, Nai Side Katars
2.23.0 Queen Nai is a bit too powerful at the moment, so we are trimming one of her clear outliers to fall in line with other similar attacks.
 • Queen Nai Side Katars: Decreased Variable Force from 61 to 59; Increased Damage from 18 to 20.
2.17.0 • Nai Down Katars: Adjusted Hurtboxes to better follow animation.
2.13.1 Nai's Side Katar is an extremely potent tool for early knockouts, and a common source of complaints. We've dialed back its Force slightly.
 • Nai Side Katar: Decreased Variable Force from 63 to 61.
2.10.0 • Nai Neutral Spear: Increased movement speed during charge from 35 to a range between 35 and 70 when dodge canceled.
• Nai Side Spear: On first frame of hit window, movement speed is capped at 15.
• Nai Down Katar: On first frame of hit window, movement speed is capped at 21.
2.9.1 • Updated Nai’s forward katar animation fx to better indicate the hit window.
2.8.0 Nai has remained one of the stronger Legends this patch. Along with the Katar and Spear changes, we're dialing down the early knockout potential of her Side Katars.
 • Nai Side Katar: Decreased Variable Force from 66 to 63.
• Nai Neutral Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
• Nai Side Spear: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
• Nai Side Katar: Updated hurtboxes to better match animation.
2.5.0 We're moving some power from Nai's Katar signatures to her Spear signatures. Her Side Katars is the hardest hitting signature in the game, while her spear attacks are uncharacteristically weak for 7 Strength.
 • Nai Neutral Spear: Increased Variable Force from 48 to 50.
 • Nai Side Spear: Increased Variable Force from 50 to 53.
 • Nai Neutral Katars: Decreased Variable Force from 58 to 56.
 • Nai Side Katars: Decreased Variable Force from 70 to 66.
Closed Beta
Build Changes
1.19.4 Nai's Spear signatures were originally very low Force in exchange for being high speed. When her signatures were tweaked in response to her reign of terror some time ago, they were made much harder to land and became too high-risk too low-reward. For now, we're increasing Force or Damage on each, while seeing how other changes this patch may improve her gameplay.
 • Nai Neutral Spear: Slightly increased Force.
 • Nai Side Spear: Slightly increased Force.
 • Nai Down Spear: Increased Damage and Stun Time.
1.15.0 Despite numerous reductions to Nai in the past, she continues to be feared at all ranks. While stat and katar changes should address many of her problems, her Down Katar signature is a staple move that needed a little extra risk.
 • Nai Down Katar: Increased Recover Time; Slightly decreased Damage.
1.13.0 • Nai Down Katar: Decreased Hitbox Height; Increased Recover Time.
• Nai Neutral Spear: Slightly increased Recover and Cooldown Time.
• Nai Side Spear: Decreased Hitbox size; Slightly increased Recover Time and Time to Hit.
• Slightly shrunk effects on Nai's Side Spear.
1.12.0 • Nai Spear Side: Increased Recover Time; Increased Force.
• Nai Spear Down: Increased Recover Time.
• Improved sounds on Queen Nai, Gnash, Scarlet, and Sentinel powers.
1.11.0 • Added more facial expressions to Nai's side and down spear specials.
1.10.1 • Nai Down Spear: Increased Recovery Time.
• Nai Katar Neutral: Greatly increased Damage and Force; Increased Recover time; Decreased delay between initial travel and final hit
1.9.1 • New special buildup sounds for Nai.
1.8.0 • Queen Nai now has unique powers for all Heavy ground attacks with both weapons.
1.0.0 • Katars have been added! Nai uses Katars.
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! Nai uses the Spear.
• Nai Jaws of the Coatl: Is now a brand new Spear move.
0.3.0 • Queen Nai has been added to the roster! Now playable by everyone during Alpha.

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