Sir Roland

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Strength Icon.png Strength 5
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity 5
Armor Icon.png Defense 8
Speed Icon.png Speed 4

Roland is a very defensive Arthurian knight legend of Brawlhalla, featuring the Sword and Rocket Lance as his weaponns. He can be unlocked for 5400 gold. Roland, amongst other things, is one of his kingdom's greatest knights, one the world's most charming men, and one the owner of one of history's most legendary and splendid beards. He wears full knight's armour (save the helmet, of course) of glinting steel, including a powerful griffin emblazoned on his chest piece. Roland brings his hardened physique, excellent armor and knightly experience to become one the eternal's tounament's greatest and most resilient legends.

An unstoppable knight with a beard so magnificent, even the gods took notice. - Mallhalla purchase description

Lore

The Scarlet Lion

Have pity. Not all men thrust to center stage find they have the heart of Roland, nor the soul to do great deeds. - Shakespeare, Henry IV part 3 (lost manuscript)

As a young knight, bold Sir Roland vanquished the fabled Jade Knight, and for a brief moment his eyes pierced the veil between worlds. He beheld the Valkyrie Hypernia as she lifted up his defeated foe. Overcome by her beauty, Roland dedicated his life to gaining glory in hopes of seeing the Valkyrie again.

For the next fifty years, the proud, bullheaded and charming Roland won more victories, made more enemies and broke more hearts than any knight of his time. His single-handed storming of the Fortress of Alsburg inspired forty-seven epic ballads and a Lifetime miniseries. Bards wrote songs about the song he wrote commemorating his victory over the Bilious Fire Drake.

As an old man on his deathbed, Roland finally beheld Hypernia again. She could not allow a natural death to keep such a warrior from Valhalla, so, with a ghost of a smile, she punched him herself so he could die in battle and she could offer him a seat in the hall of glory.

No one in Valhalla feels a greater thirst for victory in the tournament than Sir Roland. He rejoices with every win and rages at every loss.

How's my hair? - Lord Sir Roland Somerset Montgomery, Duke of the Three Isles, Lord of Havershant, Slayer of the Bilious Dragon, Protector of the Illythians, Victor of the Siege of Alsburg, Haver of a Great Beard, Defender of the Danes, Conqueror of Guilardia, Prince of the Glorious Summer of '14, Knight of the Order of the Exalted Lion, Honorary Abbott of Canterbury Cathedral, Champion of the City of Bath, Marshall of the Eastlands, Knight of the Crimson Buckle, Admiral of the Northern Seas, etc.

Appearance

A powerful slash of Roland's Sword

By far and away the most striking aspect of Roland's appearance is his luxurious orange beard - indeed, it is the greatest beard to be bestowed upon man, woman or beast of his era, and arguably of all time. The beard covers his broad, stoic chin and, like his hair, is meticulously groomed. Roland's hair is the same stand-out orange color as his beard, and has a centre parting that splits his fringe evenly, creating a bold arc above each eye. Impressively, his eyebrows also share this orange color.

Aside from the marvel of human achievement that is Roland's hair, the knight is clad in full armour of glinting steel befitting his title (save, of course, the helmet, lest it ruin his daily hair routine). The Griffin rampant symbol emblazoned on his chest piece is a symbol of divine power, as well as denoting Roland's legendary status. While the chest piece bearing the Griffin is dark grey steel, the rest of Roland's armor (the gauntlets, greaves, pauldrons, vambraces and sabatons) is a shining steel color resembling bright silver.

A full-strength Signature swipe of Roland's Sword

The determined and strong willed nature that made Roland the stuff of legend is apparent in his expression, visible if the onlooker can tear their eyes from Roland's magnificent beard. Notably, Roland has a broad nose jutting from above his mouth, which is in the self-assured grin of a medieval celebrity. His eyebrows are furrowed, and his eyes alert, implying the readiness and attentiveness of this mighty warrior.

Roland fights with a typical knights weaponry - the lance (modernised to a Rocket Lance) and Sword. Each are made of steel, although whereas his Long Sword has a shining silver glint to its blade, the lance has a darker, colour. Both are gilt in gold at the handles, and have small and simplistic, yet elegant, decorations to them. The sword, for example, has a small diamond shaped bulge near the hilt of the sword, and the rocket lance has a spiraling colour at its head, and a latticed effect at the other end.

Overall, Roland's appearance shows both the magnificence and self-confidence of such a capable fighter and legendary historical figure. Oh, and did we mention the beard?

Moveset

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

Signature Attacks

Sword

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 A fast diagonal upwards strike with the sword, fuming with light energy. 21 to 25 18 13 -11 58 50 22 5 24

or

A short-ranged downwards chop followed by a much longer ranged stab straight ahead. Up to 31.25 38 6 -9 0, 0 or 54 60, 75 or 65 23 9(11)12 15
Roland thrusts his sword point-first into the ground, causing four tall blades of light to erupt from the ground in front of him in a row. Has a long cooldown period. 19.41 to 26.25 32 17 Up to 2 0 or 48 45 or 68 17 15 17

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 Roland leaps up and slightly back into the air, and buoyed on a horsehead of light, performs a short charge forward. Anything hit by Roland or by the horsehead will be struck. 25.45 to 31.25 18 Up to 17 Up to -1 53 71 24 28 18

or

Roland does a short charge forward, then follows this charge with an upwards diagonal thrust. Anything struck by the charge is guaranteed to be struck by the upwards thrust and thrown back up into the air. Up to 28.75 30 6 -13 0 or 55 83 or 65 18 11(11)12 19
Roland draws back the lance, surrounding himself in a knightly aura (literally in the form of an aura in the shape of a large armored knight), then brings the lance stabbing forward. The light extends the reach of the lance forward even further than any lance could possibly reach. 28.16 to 33.75 18 11 -18 58 63 20 7 29

Combos

Weapon Inputs What it's useful for Damage Stun Other notes Example video(s)

Strategy

General

Use of Signatures

Signatures: Bödvar
Lance Neutral This Neutral Sig is an unorthodox anti-air. Partly, this is because Roland himself is lifted into the air. Mostly, however, it's because the attack hits in bar-shape directly above Roland's initial position, moving left to right. It hits opponents right above Roland sooner than those at 45-degrees, though both instances need good timing. The attack has high damage and force, but long duration and recovery time means it is easily punished if missed. RocketLanceSirRoland.png
Lance Side This attack has first grounded and then an aerial hitboxes. As it hits grounded first, close up opponents will struggle more to dodge this attack. However, the attack's second stage can also act as an unexpected anti-air, with good timing. This attack has high damage and force, but a long duration and recovery time, making it a high risk, high reward attack.
Lance Down This Down Sig has exceptionally high damage and force, plus decent range. Also, while fairly slow, it is Roland's fastest Lance Sig: hence, it's often a player's most consistent KO option, which is aided by it's straight forward force vector. The attack can be easily jumped, so player's shouldn't over use the Sig. However, it is an undoubtedly Roland's safest Sig with little sacrifice to KO potential.
Sword Neutral This Sig hits 45-degrees above Roland, but with an incredibly large hitbox (both wide and long), plus its ability to hit grounded opponents at close range and stacked. Also, for an otherwise slow Legend, this Sig has a relatively quick start up and recovery time. This Sig is almost impossible to directly contest from the air, and hits hard. It's main weakness is against opponents who are grounded or behind Roland, as these players can quickly punish the player. SwordSirRoland2.png
Sword Side This Sig hits both stacked opponents, and those at decent range. The two stages of the attack mean it can be used close up, hitting as quickly as possible, or poking opponents from a distance. It has a long duration, which means that opponents can easily punish, especially if they're behind Roland. However, this same long duration means the second hit of the attack can catch out opponents expecting a different attack. Like many of Roland's Sigs, this attack has high damage and force.
Sword Down This attack, once again, has high damage and force. Also, for an otherwise slow Legend, it has fairly quick start up and recovery time, and covers a tall, wide area that also hitting stacked. This attack is weak to opponents behind the player, but opponents in front of the player will struggle to contest this attack. Also, as the attack's force vector sends opponents directly upwards, it is a very reliable KO attack.

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: Sir Roland
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Name & Pic Price Weapon 1 Weapon 2 Chests
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Classic Sir Roland
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Tourney Lance
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Longsword
N/A
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King Roland
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RocketLanceKing.png
Kingly Lance
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Royal Sword
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Odin's Chest Dragon's Chest
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Match Point Roland
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RocketLanceClub.png
World Champion Lance
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Pro-Tour Racket
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Sunken Chest
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Classy Roland
140 MammothCoin.png
(Valhallentine only)
RocketLanceClassyRoland.png
Fancy Lance
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Love Letter Opener
N/A
Hooded Roland.png
Roland the Hooded
140 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceHoodedRoland.png
Righter of Wrongs
SwordHoodedRoland.png
Sword of Justice
ImperialChestFull.png
Imperial Chest
SIR ROLAND Lion Rampant Roland Classic Colors.png
Lion Rampant Roland
140 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceLionRoland.png
Lion's Pride
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Golden Fang
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Ancient Chest
SIR ROLAND The Mad King Classic Colors.png
The Mad King
200 MammothCoin.png
RocketLanceMadKing.png
Broken Crown
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The Monarchy
N/A
LionheartRoland.png
Lionheart Roland
N/A
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Roar of the Pride
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Lionclaw
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Wild Chest
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Roland the Victorious
140 MammothCoin.png
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Thumbs Down
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The Gladius
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
RolandFull.png Sir Roland Blue.png Sir Roland Yellow.png Sir Roland Green.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Yellow
Starting Color
Green
Starting Color
Sir Roland Brown.png Sir Roland Orange.png Sir Roland Purple.png Sir Roland Cyan.png
Brown
Unlock at Level 2
Orange
Unlock at Level 5
Purple
Unlock at Level 10
Cyan
Unlock at Level 12
Sir Roland Sunset.png Sir Roland Grey.png Sir Roland Pink.png Sir Roland Red.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
Roland White.png Roland Black.png Roland CC.png SIR ROLAND 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)
Sir Roland Lovestruck.png SIR ROLAND base Heatwave.png SirRolandBaseHomeTeam.png SirRolandBaseHaunting.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)
Sir Roland Winter.png
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlhallidays)


Trivia

  • Roland has a beard. It's rather good.
  • Sir Roland's default weapons are the Tourney Lance (rocket lance) and the Long Sword (sword).
  • Sir Roland's bot name is Sir Rolbot.
  • Many interpretations of the lore place Sir Roland as the father of Brynn.
  • Some of Sir Roland's decorative skins leave him without his beard. Interestingly we then see his chin, which is just as impressively large.
  • The quote attributed to Shakespeare regarding Roland isn't written in iambic pentameter, historically Shakespeare's most common writing style. Some reasonably suggest that perhaps Shakespeare was distracted by Sir Roland's marvelous beard.

Changelog

For changes that applied to weapons rather than individual Legends, see individual Weapon pages.
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Open Beta
Build Changes
2.81.0 There are several Legends with one or two Signatures that stand too tall above the rest of their kit, and so we have shifted some power from those Signatures into their lesser used or weaker attacks. Notable changes include greater Recover time for Roland’s Down Sword as it could prove extremely difficult to find an opening.
 • Sir Roland Down Sword: Increased Recover time from 16 to 20.
 • Sir Roland Neutral Sword: Increased Damage from 20 to 23.
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:
 • Sir Roland Side Lance
 • Sir Roland Down Lance
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: Sir Roland Side Lance, Sir Roland Down Lance
2.60.0 • Fixed a bug that cause the effects to flicker in Roland's Side Lance.
2.50.0 The reward on a few of Sir Roland’s Signatures had fallen behind the curve of more recent attacks. We have brought the Neutral and Side Lance to be in line with other similar powers that have a unique range and use.
 • Sir Roland Neutral Lance: Increased Damage from 20 to 25; Increased Force from 51 Variable/71 Fixed to 53 Variable/71 Fixed.
 • Sir Roland Side Lance: Increased Damage from 21 to 23.
2.39.0 Sir Roland’s Neutral Lance has been reduced in overall duration in the form of slightly reduced Minimum Charge time and slightly reduced Fixed Recovery. Mount up and charge into battle!
 • Sir Roland Neutral Lance: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 5 to 4; Decreased Fixed Recovery from 15 to 14.
2.33.0 Much like Kor’s Down Gauntlets, Sir Roland’s Down Signature was rather safe, so we are bumping the recovery time up slightly.
 • Sir Roland Down Sword: Increased Fixed Recovery from 15 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: Roland Neutral Lance.
2.25.0 We are shifting some Force from Roland’s overly strong Side Sword into his relatively weak Down Sword to bring both in line with other similar Signature attacks.
 • Sir Roland Side Sword: Decreased Variable Force from 56 to 54.
 • Sir Roland Down Sword: Increased Variable Force from 47 to 48.
2.18.0 Sir Roland has received a number of hitbox adjustments to better match his animations. Users may find an increase in range due to these changes, so we’ve decreased the Variable Force on the Down Lance to compensate.
 • Roland Side Lance: Rehitboxed to match animation; Adjusted animation timing to match the hit window of the initial charge.
 • Roland Down Lance: Rehitboxed to match animation; Decreased Variable Force from 62 to 58.
 • Roland Down Sword: Rehitboxed to match animation.

• Fixed an issue keeping Roland The Hooded’s Rocket Lance from color swapping correctly during some moves.

2.14.0 Roland's Side Sword is getting a small bump to its short Recover Time.
 • Roland Side Sword: Increased Recover Time from 13 to 14.
Closed Beta
Build Changes
1.17.0 Similarly, Roland's sword play seems to overuse his Side Signature. By slowing it down slightly and repurposing his Down Signature into a faster, weaker attack, we're hoping to create more situations where his other Sword Sigs are the better choice.
 • Roland Neutral Sword: Slightly decreased Time to Hit.
 • Roland Side Sword: Slightly increased Time to Hit.
 • Roland Down Sword: Decreased Time to Hit; Slightly Reduced Damage and Force.
1.14.0 • Roland Lance Down: Slightly decreased Time to Hit; Increased Damage.

• Roland Lance Neutral: Slightly decreased Time to Hit; Increased Damage and Force.

1.10.1 • Hattori and Roland now have unique powers for all Heavy Ground attacks with both weapons.
1.7.2 • Roland Sword Special: Increased AoE size to better match animation. Increased minimum charge time. Decreased Force.
1.1.0 • Sir Roland has been added to the roster!


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