5 of the Best Break Shots in 8 Ball Pool

Try these simple break shot techniques and become a pro at the entertaining mobile game, 8 Ball Pool.

3 months ago by Felicia Miranda

Some of the best break shots in 8-Ball Pool are actually quite simple to master, and every pool savvy player knows that a good break is crucial when it comes to gaining the upper hand in a match. There are a few pointers to note before we begin. Please remember that your chosen pool stick will impact the outcome, and each time you use a technique, the result will be different.

The one thing we can guarantee is that each of these will break up the rack quite nicely. You might even land a few balls in with these techniques. With all that in mind, if you’re an avid player that’s looking to step up your 8-Ball Pool skills, check out this guide to the 5 awesome ways to breaking the rack in 8-Ball Pool.

Pool Break Shot #1

This first break is the most simple because it doesn't require you to apply any spin to the ball. Position the cue ball all the way to the left on the Baulk line, and aim it at the second ball.

Your guidelines should look exactly like the ones above, with the lines perfectly adjacent to one another. Hit the cue ball with maximum power and this should break the rack up quite beautifully.

Pool Break Shot #2

This is a fairly popular technique amongst the pool community because it's one of the best breaks in 8-Ball Pool. Start by placing the cue ball all the way to the right on the Baulk line and aim directly at the fourth ball.

Make sure your guidelines make a nice L shape. Add a bit of a backspin, bring the striking point every-so-slightly to the left, draw back your pool stick, and hit it with full force!

Pool Break Shot #3

This next breaking technique also takes place on the right side of the Baulk line, but this time, make sure that the guidelines are pointing directly at the centers of the second and fourth balls. Once you've aligned the shot, add some top spin to the cue ball and proceed to hit it with maximum force. 

Pool Break Shot #4

Next on our list of some of the best breaks in 8-Ball is a shot that's a bit more complex. Be wary of the time as you're setting this one up. As you can see from the picture, the cue ball is positioned at the top-corner pocket and aimed directly at the 2nd row of balls.

Add some top-left side spin to the cue ball and hit it with as much power as possible. 

Pool Break Shot #5

Last on our list of breaks, is a shot that might make you look like you're showing off. Turn your pool stick to face the opposite direction of the rack, ensuring that it's completely centered.

Add some backspin to the cue ball and use the entire power meter to hit it. This technique, along with many others on this list, have a high chance of landing balls in some pockets, so make sure to practice.

If this article improved your pool skills in this addictive mobile game or if you have some great techniques that aren't shown here, feel free to share it below, in the comments. We hope that this guide to the best breaks in 8 Ball Pool was useful!