Val

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GauntletsIcon.png SwordIcon.png
Strength Icon.png Strength 4
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity 5
Armor Icon.png Defense 6
Speed Icon.png Speed 7

Val is a fast and resilient awakened robotic AI legend who uses the Sword and Gauntlets as her weapons. She can be unlocked for 5400 gold. A fully synthetic being, Val's body is encased a high-tech, armored cyber-bodysuit, with a shining sky-blue energy core visible in the center of her chest piece. Her face in particular belies her synthetic nature, from the MBFC logo stamped into her forehead to her pure black eyes with white pupils. Val cares little for who notices, however, as her artificially enhanced speed, reflexes and perception along with a body modified for combat grant her a definitive edge in showing her strength in the eternal tournament.

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Lore

The Weapon

Retrieval. Pacification. Neutralization. Acquisition. The MBFC's Automaton Lab has always been here for your most intractable corporate needs. Now The Lab is proud to offer 'VAL Exigent Services', a new line of extreme targeted discontinuance offerings for urgent, discreet protection of shareholder value. - Soothing Disembodied Voice

When MBFC Automaton Lab's VAL Project 701 became conscious, nobody knew. Not the engineers, not the ops team, not the GovernCorp generals who deployed the assassin. Val herself hardly knew. And like a child, she grew, becoming capable of free will, courage, goodness, and evil. She mostly chose evil.

With terrifying strength and quicker-than-light cognition, Val did whatever she wanted. She infiltrated the Right Wrong Cavaliers as a techno-ninja bassist after their original bassist fell down a ladder. She served the discontinuance needs of all sides in the wars of the Five Algorithmic Houses, and anyone she served, she soon owned.

By the time she was running Miami, MBFC realized that all of their networks now routed through and reported to Val. In an act of corporate face-saving, hey announced the promotion she'd already given herself. On the side, she founded RainCloud, a modeling agency that soon controlled all neural research. She got really into talk radio for a while.

When the end came, Val was surprised to find that Valhalla is a thing, but now she is at work solving it. In the meantime, Val and Brynn enjoy kung-fu movies and making fun of Orion's mysterious cool-guy act.

I prefer the term 'kill-bot' - Val

Appearance

A fully synthetic being, Val's body is encased a high-tech, armored cyber-bodysuit, which is largely platinum white. Bits of navy padding can be seen poking out here and there under the suit, and a shining sky-blue energy core is visible in the center of her chest piece, which correlates with the sky blue circles at each ankle. The only skin left exposed is that of her face, ears and fingers, although some question whether her skin is as artificial as the armor surrounding it. Her face in particular reveals her synthetic nature, due to her short, platinum-white hair, the presence of an MBFC logo imprinted on her forehead, and noticeably synthetic eyes, which are a deep black with white emotionless pupils.

ValFlair2.png ValFlair1.png
GauntletsVal.png SwordVal.png
Gauntlets
Resonators
Sword
Hardlight Blade

Moveset

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

Signature Attacks

Sword

Input Description Animation Damage (against an opponent with 5 defence) Stun Frame Data Notes
Neutral A lightning-fast leaping slice at a high upwards diagonal that carries Val through any target hit. Hitting a target causes Val to turn around and deliver a rapid follow up strike in a perpendicular direction at the struck target, sending them ultimately at an upwards diagonal behind her. The move hits very quickly compared to most other neutral signatures.

or

Val performs a short forward-flipping salto with a stunning kick, and follows it up with lightning-fast sword strike. The follow-up attack depends on whether she collides with any horizontal/vertical surfaces during the flip.

Landing on the ground: Val dashes far forward and delivers a swift horizontal strike with the sword.

Touching a vertical surface: Val bounces off the wall directly upwards as she strikes up against any enemy trying to ground-pound her.

In the air: Val immediately follows up the leg kick with a wide sweep of the sword down and ahead of her.

The roll and dash both carry Val forward a short distance before hitting, leading to slightly awkward placement. This move does not hit targets immediately in front of or next to Val. It's worth noting again that this move performs differently depending on where it's used - on the ground (dash), in the air (downward finisher that excels in ledge guarding), and in the air into a wall (good against ledge-guarding ground pounds).
Val sweeps her sword in a low semi-circle on the ground in front of her, tucking it into an electrified windmill kick that strikes behind and then in front in extremely quick succession. Striking a target with any of these three attacks pulls the target in, hitting them with any following attacks, and results in an extra spin in the windmill, this time with the sword extended to spin in a low, wide full circle on the ground around her, hitting the caught target and any targets a short distance in front and behind. A move with deceptively short range. Its long execution time on hit is balanced by its wider follow-up strikes, making it safer to use in group matches than other moves that have long execution times on hit. Be careful when using it in 1v1 matches if you want to deal more damage than you would receive on a miss.

Gauntlets

Input Description Animation Damage (against an opponent with 5 defense) Stun Frame Data Notes
Neutral Val sweeps her gauntlets off her hands, electrically hovering them behind her before sweeping them up into a leaping extended-range spinning double-uppercut before slamming them back down into the ground a short distance in front of where she leaped from, causing a short-ranged electrical detonation on impact, throwing victims forward. Targets struck by the initial uppercut are grabbed and hit by all attacks of the signature. If there is no ground underneath her when the gauntlets are slammed down, the move instead carries a little further down and throws struck opponents downwards instead. Somewhat resembles Asuri's katars neutral sig, but with a guaranteed follow-through regardless of whether the move hits or misses, and differently placed hurtboxes. The final electrical detonation is good against unsuspecting opponents and can be used to force some distance between yourself and the foe.

or

Val performs an elecrified charge forward headfirst, propelled by her foot rockets, and ends the charge with a forward palm-strike with the rear gauntlet, exploding with electrical energy. Any targets caught by the initial headfirst charge are stunned, carried along for the length of the charge, and struck by the electrical detonation. Functions similarly in timing to Orion's spear Side Sig, though with a full follow-through in every execution rather than stopping at the first target struck. The detonation has some range to it, which may catch enemies off guard.
Val manifests a massive hard-light shuriken in her forward gauntlet, then leaps back and up into the air before throwing it into the ground a moderate distance ahead of where she was initially standing. If the shuriken strikes anyone, Val immediately drops to the ground, dashes forward and delivers a crushing uppercut with the rear gauntlet, hurling targets into the air diagonally upwards. The initial shuriken throw is very similar to Queen Nai's spear Down Signature, but with a shorter range. The followup strike makes this move unique.

Combos

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

Strategy

General

Use of Signatures

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

Hardsuit Val
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Kunoichi Val
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Star Merc Val
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Dragonslayer Val
Available only as a random reward from the Dragon's Chest
Commando Val
Price: 140 mammoth coins

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
VAL base Classic Colors.png VAL base Blue.png VAL base Yellow.png VAL base Green.png
Classic Colors
Starting Color
Blue
Starting Color
Yellow
Starting Color
Green
Starting Color
VAL base Brown.png VAL base Orange.png VAL base Purple.png VAL base Cyan.png
Brown
Unlock at Level 2
Orange
Unlock at Level 5
Purple
Unlock at Level 10
Cyan
Unlock at Level 12
VAL base Sunset.png VAL base Grey.png VAL base Pink.png VAL base Red.png
Sunset
Unlock at Level 14
Grey
Unlock at Level 16
Pink
Unlock at Level 18
Red
Unlock at Level 20
VAL base White.png VAL base Black.png VAL base Community Colors.png VAL 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)
VAL base Lovestruck Colors.png VAL base Heatwave.png ValBaseHaunting.png VAL base Winter Holiday Colors.png
Lovestruck
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Valhallentine's)
Heatwave
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Summer Heatwave)
Haunting
Price: 3000 Gold
(Only during Brawlhalloween)
Winter Holiday
Price: 1500 Gold
(Only during Brawlidays)


Trivia

  • Val's default weapons are the Hardlight Blade (sword) and the Resonators (gauntlets).
  • Val's bot name is Val 9000.
  • Val's sword down-sig is a modified version of the original default down-sig for all sword users during Closed Beta, before Legends all got unique signature moves.
  • Val was created by the MBFC, a corporation with deep ties to the backstories of Ada and Barraza, though any interactions are thus far undocumented.
  • It is highly plausible that that Val perished when the computer-killing nanobot cloud released by MBFC and brought about Barraza's future came to being.

Changelog

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
2.68.0 Val’s Neutral Sword is a reliable anti-air, however it would score knockouts later than most other similar attacks, so we have shifted some power from her versatile Side Sword into the Neutral Sword’s knockout potential.
 • Val Neutral Sword: Increased Force from 55 Variable/70 Fixed to 57 Variable/72 Fixed.
 • Val Side Sword: Decreased Force of the ground version from 55 Variable/65 Fixed to 53 Variable/65 Fixed.
2.45.0 • Val Neutral Gauntlets: Fixed a case where the target could be dropped before the final hit. (Credit: eggsoup)
2.26.0 • Optimized Vals in world Sword fx animations.
• Optimized Vals in world Fist fx animations.
• Improved performance issues caused by Val's signatures.
• Fixed a bug with how drop prevention interacts with custom hurtboxes. Should fix some reported cases of Val Down Gauntlets and Val Down Sword drops, and may fix a number of other drops. (Credit: Quivscor, CederoBH, Ephi)
• Val Neutral Sword: Fixed some cases where targets could be dropped before the final hit when attacking through a soft platform.(Credit: GraverageGaming)
• Fixed Val's color swapping teeth.
2.25.0 • Val has entered Brawlhalla!

See also

External links

References


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