MultiVersus Jake combos, perks & specials

MultiVersus Jake combos, perks & specials
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Written by 

Dylan Tate & Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

3rd Jun 2024 16:26

Jake the Dog is a hard hitter in MultiVersus, allowing you to break open armour with many of his specials and combos, but he's a hard character to master and effectively use in matches.

The game is simple to play, but getting to the higher levels of character mastery requires lots of experience and learning of the intricacies of characters.

Jake moves list

Attack Ground Effect Air Effect
Standard Attack Eat Spikes! - Charge a spike ball hit that breaks armour. Belly Bump - Expand your belly, knocking enemies away. Ends with a spin that breaks armour.
Side Attack Funky Junk - A combo of punches and a belly hit. Funky Junk Air - Charge and aim a punch that stretches across the arena.
Up Attack Don't Axe - Charge a swing above. Hammer It Up! - A combo of spike ball hits.
Down Attack Splits! - Charge a split kick that hits in both directions and breaks armour. Where's My Halfpipe? - Pull out a skateboard, and if you land on an enemy or ally, bounce back up.

Jake specials list

Jake (as Cake) uses up-special in MultiVersus.
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Special Attack Effect
Standard Special Rubber Stomach, Dude! - Eat a fighter, stunning them and carrying them around. Input again to spit them out.
Side Special Giddy Up! - Transform into a horse projectile that runs across the arena.
Up Special Stretchin' Out - Charge and stretch upwards, with any enemy you touch being knocked back. Once the stretch ends, both ends snap back and turn into projectiles.
Down Special That's Heavy, Dude - Transform into a horse and slam down. Reflects all projectiles and bounces back enemies.

Jake combos

While Jake’s combo game is somewhat lacking in MultiVersus, he is still capable of stringing multiple hits together. By transitioning from his grounded side combo into an up-normal finisher, he can launch his opponent into the air and try to follow up with a neutral-air or up-air.

Jake's idle animation in MultiVersus.
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Additionally, hitting a down-air on stage will pop Jake’s opponent into the air. Depending on their percent, he could then follow up with a quick aerial like a neutral-air, or charge a forward-air to catch an opponent who has been launched higher into the sky.

Jake perks

Jake's perks in MultiVersus.
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Perk Effect
Stay Limber, Dude House ability bounces back into the air after hitting the ground.
Sticky Enemies that touch Jake when he's stretched are stunned.

The best Utility perk for Jake is Leg Day Champ. This perk provides him with a 10% boost to his jump height, which aids his aerial mobility.

Meanwhile, the Offense perk Lumpy Space Punch grants him a 5% damage boost to his aerial attacks. This is particularly helpful considering how integral Jake’s forward-air is to his play style.

Finally, Jake’s recommended Defense perk is Toon Elasticity. This perk causes him to bounce off of the ground, walls, and ceilings with 20% less velocity. With this perk, Jake will be less prone to follow-up combos after bouncing off of a surface, and will also be able to survive longer on stages like Scooby’s Haunted Mansion.

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Check out our MultiVersus homepage for more guides. We've also got a best character tier list, along with move guides for Bugs Bunny, Iron Giant, and Finn.

Dylan Tate
About the author
Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.
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