Wu Shang

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GauntletsIcon.png SpearIcon.png
Statistics:
Strength Icon.png Strength: 5
Dexterity Icon.png Dexterity: 7
Armor Icon.png Defense: 5
Speed Icon.png Speed: 5


Wu Shang is a balanced, high dexterity Chinese monk legend featuring the Gauntlets and Spear as his weapons. He is unlocked for 5400 gold. Wu Shang wears a loose orange and gray outfit, and his bald head is complemented by a dark gray beard. Large blue prayer beads adorns his chest, and the remnants of heavy iron manacles can be seen on each wrist - a reflection of his years of imprisonment as a mortal. Enlightenment, bodily mastery and situational awareness are Wu Shang's main weapons in the tournament - having spent his life holding back during combat due to his pacifist nature, the Valhallan arena gives him an excuse to let loose his full potential, to devastating effect.

Wanderer, philosopher, master of cryptic riddles! - Mallhalla purchase description

Lore

The Traveler

"Wu Shang is a wandering monk who has renounced his violent, mysterious past and walks the earth seeking enlightenment. He seeks to avoid attention, but each week, Wu Shang must use martial arts and ancient wisdom to solve problems in a new location." - Pitch for 'Karate Chop!' a TV series clumsily based on the life of legendary warrior monk Wu Shang

A brilliant and ruthless General led the Emperor's armies to victory after victory, but his heart was empty. One day he rose from his tent, stripped off his finery, and walked away from war and power. Penniless and in rags, he came to a monastery. The monks took him in and he took up the Way of peace, discipline, and martial arts.

As his mind grew clear, he realized he didn't need to kill and took the name Wu Shang. When the angry Emperor sent his agents to attack the temple, Wu Shang defeated a company of Imperial soldiers without hurting a hair on their heads.

To protect the monastery, Wu Shang took up a life of wandering, honing the soft powers of distraction and influence. He once concealed a hundred villagers in a single willow tree. He sneaked into the palace stable and turned the emperor's horse against him. He hid a bridge from an advancing army.

Having looked for Enlightenment in every corner of the world, Wu Shang let himself be captured. The Emperor's men shackled him deep inside a volcano. There in the dark, Wu Shang breathed in the silent energy of the mountain. His inner eye opened, and he found peace. Projecting himself outwards and away, he wandered the Astral plane until a Valkyrie led him to Valhalla.

Wu Shang follows the Way in Valhalla, and is delighted he can fight without killing. Kor is teaching him how to move platforms.

"This is not the Afterlife. I know because i breathe and I still seek Enlightenment. This is but another station in the Great Wheel." -Wu Shang, responding Bodvar's welcome to Valhalla

Appearance

Wu Shang wears loose fitting orange robe with the sleeves removed and the waist tightly tied with a white belt and well-worn gray kung-fu pants also tightly tied at the calf with string. A string of large blue prayer beads adorns his chest, from shoulder to waist, and his otherwise bare feet are bound completely in tight white wrapping, showing his toes. The remnants of heavy iron manacles can be seen on each wrist - echoes of his long imprisonment on Earth. He maintains a bald head but grows a long, dark gray beard, and has strongly set nose and brow line that surrounds his pupil-less eyes.

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GauntletsWuShang.png SpearWuShang.png
Gauntlets
The Iron Shackles
Spear
Qiang

Moveset

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

Signature Attacks

Gauntlets

Input Description Animation Damage (against an opponent with 5 defence) Stun Frame Data Notes
Neutral A leaping spin-jump with both palms extended, turning Wu Shang into a whirl of energy. Carries Wu Shang forward a good distance. This move can be chained at least somewhat reliably off of nearly all of the gauntlet's ground light attacks, though most reliably off of the grounded side-light (with a gravity cancel). It is also functionally very similar to his neutral spear sig.

or

Wu Shang steps into a low forward palm-strike with the rear gauntlet, followed by stepping again into a high uppercut palm strike with the forward gauntlet. Hitting with any part of this attack knocks the target up and back into the air and results in an immediate followup attack in the form of Wu flash-stepping after the flying target a fixed distance and delivering a third strike with the rear gauntlet at a downwards diagonal. This move packs a lot of force and damage, though the third followup strike is easily waylaid by obstacles, walls and third-party attacks blocking Wu's jump or keeping his opponent from flying the correct distance. In addition, be aware of its short range.
Wu Shang sweeps a circle around him, gathering energy inwards to his core, then expels it with dual horizontal palm strikes in both directions, hitting anything on either side. Targets struck by the initial sweep are gathered inwards towards the forward half of Wu Shang's center - if the attack is not charged, the dual palm strike automatically hits gathered targets, knocking them forwards. Wu Shang does not otherwise move during this attack. Functions similarly to other moves that draw targets inwards for a hit, such as Cassidy's lasso, or Azoth's soul summoning. Unlike those attacks, Wu Shang's followup strike is always performed, regardless of whether a target was drawn in. The move begins charging only after the initial spherical move, making it useful for fake-out attacks or delayed surprise strikes.

Spear

Input Description Animation Damage (against an opponent with 5 defense) Stun Frame Data Notes
Neutral Wu Shang performs a leaping side-flip forward, whirling his spear under his head as he does so. Carries Wu Shang forward a good distance. Striking with this attack results in an immediate followup swipe with the spear, knocking the target away horizontally and slightly up. Functions similarly to his gauntlets neutral sig.

or

Wu Shang raises his spear up behind him, then half-turns, grinding the spear's butt forward against the ground and striking it like a flint, throwing sparks forward. This carries Wu Shang forward very slightly. If the spear of the sparks strike an opponent, Wu Shang follows by half-turning back into position, stabbing the spear viciously forward as he does so. This also carries Wu Shang forward very slightly. Bears many similarities to Hattori's spear side sig, except with much less travel distance, but a more generous hitbox. Comes out very fast, yet requires you to get closer to hit the foe.
Wu Shang hops up onto the shaft of his spear, balancing himself on the tip of the weapon before turning and bringing the spear around for a short, but powerful swipe with the spear at where he was standing a moment ago. If this move is charged, Wu Shang lifts himself onto the spear-point before charging. An excellent move for catching an aggressive opponent off guard, or dodging an attack that goes close to the ground. Easily punished on a miss.

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

Wu Shang Kong
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Seeker Wu Shang
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Wu Shang the Breaker
Price: 140 mammoth coins
Infinite Wu Shang

Available only as a random reward from the Cosmic Chest
Perfect Wu Shang
Price: 200 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.
Blue
WU SHANG base Black.png

Starting color
Yellow
WU SHANG base Yellow.png

Starting color
Green
WU SHANG base Green.png

Starting color
Brown
WU SHANG base Brown.png

Requires Level 2
Purple
WU SHANG base Purple.png

Requires Level 5
Cyan
WU SHANG base Cyan.png

Requires Level 10
Orange
WU SHANG base Orange.png

Requires Level 12
Sunset
WU SHANG base Sunset.png

Requires Level 14
Grey
WU SHANG base Grey.png

Requires Level 16
Pink
WU SHANG base Pink.png

Requires Level 18
Red
WU SHANG base Red.png

Requires Level 20
White
WU SHANG base White.png

10,000 gold
Requires Level 10.
Black
WU SHANG base Black.png

25,000 gold
Requires Level 25.
Community
WU SHANG base Community Colors.png

Available only from
devs for contributing
to the community.
Skyforged
WU SHANG base Skyforged.png

2500 glory
Requires Level 5
Lovestruck
WU SHANG base Lovestruck Colors.png

1500 gold
Available only during
Valhallentine's Season.
Heatwave
WU SHANG base Heatwave.png

1500 gold
Available only during
Summer Season.
Haunting
WuShangBaseHaunting.png

3000 gold
Available only during
Brawlhalloween's Season
Winter Holiday
WU SHANG base Winter Holiday Colors.png

1500 gold
Available only during
Brawlidays Season.


Trivia

  • Wu Shang's default weapons are The Iron Shackles (gauntlets) and the Qiang (spear).
  • Wu Shang's bot name is Wu Shandroid.
  • Wu Shang is the first Legend to have a proper name that is two words, not including an honorific or descriptor (ie Queen Nai). This fits, as the majority of Chinese proper names are two words.
  • Wu Shang's character and lore are heavily inspired by numerous Chinese folk and historical tales of taoists, generals, and mythical figures.
  • Qiang is the Mandarin Chinese term for "spear", and in particular is associated with the style of spear that Wu Shang wields.

Changelog

For changes that applied to weapons rather than individual Legends, see individual Weapon pages.
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Build Changes
2.21.0 • The gold cost for Wu Shang has been reduced to 5400!
2.20.0 • Wu Shang the monk 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
MirageNixMordexYumikoArtemis