MultiVersus Harley Quinn Guide: Combos, Perks, Specials, And More
If you're just jumping into the game, you might be looking for a MultiVersus Harley Quinn guide. Harley Quinn has already emerged as a strong character in MultiVersus, with the iconic DC anti-hero boasting a solid position on the MultiVersus best characters tier list. Learn everything you need to know about excelling with Gotham’s most intelligent clown in this MultiVersus Harley Quinn guide.
MultiVersus Harley Quinn Guide: Overview
Harley Quinn is classified as an Assassin in MultiVersus, meaning she is an agile character that can rack up damage with quick combos. However, her excellent offensive prowess is balanced by her Glass Cannon passive ability, which causes her to take 14% more damage than other characters from all attacks.
She is also considered a Vertical character, meaning she is generally better at launching opponents upward and juggling them than she is at comboing characters from side to side. Even so, moves like her massive neutral-air allow her to fall into opponents from horizontal angles, so she is never completely helpless in any position on the stage.
Harley’s other passive ability, Confetti Time!, enables her to apply the Confetti debuff to opponents with her up-air and two of her specials. Once an opponent has the Confetti debuff, hitting them five times in total will cause them to Ignite. Then, Ignited opponents take passive damage for a brief period of time.
As a combo-heavy rushdown character, Harley will generally be the more aggressive partner in 2v2s. Nevertheless, she has a handful of support options at her disposal. While it will rarely be Harley’s job to hang back and exclusively support, she can function well in a pair where both teammates take turns playing aggressively.
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MultiVersus Harley Quinn Specials
While some characters have distinct grounded and aerial specials, all of Harley’s specials do the same thing in the air as on the ground. For her neutral-special, Stuffie Bat, Harley Quinn pulls out an explosive Batman plushie in MultiVersus. Pressing the special button again and inputting a direction will cause Harley to throw the Stuffie Bat in that direction. She can either throw it down and attach it to herself or throw it in a different direction in the hopes that it will stick to her opponent.
Once the Stuffie Bat is attached to a character or is floating on its own on the stage, pressing the special button one more time will cause it to detonate. While Harley is immune to the explosion, it will deal a substantial amount of knockback to her opponents. After a few uses, Harley will run out of ammo and will have to wait for a brief cooldown period before using the move again.
Her side-special, Prank Shot, causes Harley to dash forward before shooting a boxing glove in the opposite direction. Though the Prank Shot projectile can be difficult to land, the burst of forward movement it provides can at the very least help Harley while she is recovering from off stage.
Harley swings a baseball bat over her head for her up-special, Batter Up! This move gives her a good amount of upward momentum and is also one of her best kill moves off the top of the screen. As a result, it is an integral part of this Vertical fighter’s game plan.
Finally, Harley places an explosive jack-in-the-box on the ground or in the air for her down-special, Jerk-in-the-Box. The Jerk-in-the-Box activates whenever an enemy touches it, dealing damage and knockback to opponents. Afterward, a cooldown period takes effect before Harley can use it again.
Both the Stuffie Bat and the Jerk-in-the-Box apply the Confetti debuff to opponents. In addition, they both act as support moves in 2v2s. If an ally is hit by either of these moves when they detonate, it will cause the ally to regain all of their aerial jumps, dodges, and specials.
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MultiVersus Harley Quinn Perks
Like other characters in MultiVersus, Harley Quinn has a few signature perks that are exclusive to her. The first she unlocks, Glove Control, affects her down-air. Instead of shooting a boxing glove straight down, Glove Control allows her to angle the direction of the projectile. In addition, she stalls in the air briefly while she aims her down-air, which can help her mix up her timings when she is trying to land on the stage.
Her next signature perk, Smooth Moves, grants her a bit of invulnerability at the start of her Prank Shot. As a result, this move effectively becomes an extra dodge. This can be beneficial for recovering from off stage, while also allowing her to more easily land the projectile by slipping past opponents before shooting them.
Harley’s last signature perk is Confetti Explosion. With this perk, she can no longer Ignite opponents after applying the Confetti debuff. Instead, there will simply be an explosion that deals vertical knockback if she hits an opponent with the Confetti debuff five times.
Beyond these, Harley’s typical upgrade path includes a handful of general perks that can greatly enhance her capabilities. The Defense perk Slippery Customer provides her with a larger window of invulnerability on her dodges. Since Harley frequently dodge jumps to move around in the air, this perk ensures she is not hit out of her aerial movement very easily.
Fittingly, the best Offense and Utility perks for Harley Quinn in MultiVersus both enhance her punish game in the air. Up, Up and A-Slay enables her to deal more damage on moves that send her opponent upwards. Finally, Triple Jump gives her an extra jump after she hits an opponent in the air, allowing her to more effectively follow opponents and hit them past the top blast zone.
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MultiVersus Harley Quinn Combos
In MultiVersus, Harley Quinn’s primary job is to get her opponents above her so she can combo them vertically. To that end, it is important that Harley players find good ways to approach grounded opponents in order to knock them into the air.
Forward-air is one of Harley’s best tools for approaching enemies and starting combos. After connecting a low-to-the-ground forward-air, Harley can transition into her grounded side-normal combo, finishing with an up-normal to force her opponent into the air. From there, she can begin juggling with moves like up-air and up-special.
In addition, Harley’s neutral-special is helpful for setting up kills. The move does a lot of knockback on its own, so it can kill opponents who happen to be high in the air. But, if her opponents choose to stay grounded at high percents, she can instead use the neutral-special to launch them high into the air. Afterward, she can follow up with an up-special in order to finish her opponents off.
That's it for our MultiVersus Harley Quinn guide. For more character guides, check out our Multiversus guides page.