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June 17, 2017

(Update!)Tara and Pam are in! Who are the best Brawlers in Brawl Stars? Here’s an F2P guide that ranks them based on ease of use!

What’s up guys, Itchy Monkey here dropping in for Wonderwall to update the Brawl Stars Tier List & Character Guide. The game is now taking the world, well iOS world by storm! Canadian resident or not, players are completely hooked in this new free MOBA game by Supercell. Still fresh from the oven, with its soft beta launching this June, the Brawl Stars dev team are hard at work in making those balance changes, additional Brawlers, and a lot of polishing.

However, who is the best brawler in Brawl Stars right now? Currently, there are 18 unlockable Brawlers with Pam and Tara, as the newest addition. Everybody, of course, starts off with little miss tough girl, Shelly.

With all these Brawlers to choose from, we will present our own Brawl Stars Tier List! This is all the Brawlers ranked as to which of them has the easiest usage of all.

Criteria of Brawl Stars Tier List

  • He or she must be beginner friendly (since the game has just launched)
  • The Brawler’s range of attack is wider, not longer
    • This is because of the nature of the game as we play it on our iPhones. With constant movements, the harder for the Brawler’s shot to accurately hit a target, the harder for you to defeat the opposing brawler. Hence, we are prioritizing the Attack Span vs range
  • His Super Power is useful in defeating opponents
    As the game is played on mobile, and there are a lot of things going on in the field, if your super can hit and defeat the enemy faster, the better

Brawl Stars Tier List

Brawler Primary Attack Super
1 Shelly
Buckshot – 80 DMG

Shelly can shoot a target within a wide range of field.

Super Shell – 80 DMG

Shelly superchargers and obliterates not just enemies but also covers.

Notes: The Brawl Stars team didn’t make her a free unit for anything. She is on top of our tier list with her easy breezy gameplay. She has a good wide and long range perfect for shooting a group of Brawlers in Bounty, Smash & Grab, and even Showdown. Even El Primo runs away from her, especially after a bunch of power-ups on top of her head. Her Super Shell is the bomb during the 1 vs 1 match in Showdown.
2 Bull
Double-Barrel – 100 DMG

Bull fires a gun within a wide range in front of him

Bulldozer – 200 DMG

Bull bulldozes his way and deals damage to everyone in his path.

Notes: Bull is a rare Brawler in the game. Think of him as a tanky Shelly. He has 1200 HP and also carries around a shotgun. His boomstick, however, has a shorter but wider range. You have to be careful with his Bulldozer though. It is both a blessing and a curse. You can easily move away from danger or go straight to it. You don’t want him to charge towards that poison gas too and end the match in Showdown!
3 Pam
Scrapstorm – 40 DMG

Pam will blast scrap metals towards her enemies.


Mama’s Kiss – Healing at 80HP/sec, 900 HP

Pam will drop her Healing Station and Heal her teammates per second within its radius.

Notes: Pam is an Epic Brawler. That means, getting her inside those brawl boxes needs a ton of luck and probably your hard earned cash. She is actually one of the easiest Brawler to use. She has 1000 HP and has a very wide range.
4 Poco
Power Chord – 160 DMG

Poco’s power chord allows him to deal damage to a wide area in front of him.

Encore – 460 Heal

Poco’s encore will heal himself and his teammates.

Notes: This Super Rare Brawler takes the third place. Poco has the widest range of all Brawlers. With his wide range, even beginners will surely hit one or two Brawlers per strum. His healing ability is a bonus too! This makes him and his teammates push a little further.
5 Nita
Rupture – 160 DMG

Nita sends a shockwave in front of him, which can deal damage and cause some ground tremor.

Over Bearing – Big Baby Bear with 1000 HP and 100 DMG

Nita summons a bear to fight alongside her.

Notes: Landing on the fourth spot is Nita. Her Rupture can deal quite a damage especially if she’s being tanked by her Big Baby Bear. Although her range is quite short, she can still deal a good AoE damage. Not to mention that her BBB tracks a well hidden Brawler.
6 El Primo
Fists of Fury – 80 DMG

El Primo will throw punches in front of him

Flying Elbow Drop – 200 DMG

El Primo leaps high and elbow drops in a designated place, stunning or killing opposing brawlers within the area.

Notes: Say hello to the tankiest unit in the game, El Primo. His HP is 1400 and his punches can break anybody’s bones. You can usually see him roaming around Showdown events. His reach is quite short though so he needs to get up close to his opponents.
7 Barley
Undiluted – 140 DMG

Barley’s “undiluted” allows him to throw some bottles which are corrosive, which will then deal damage to the enemy.

 Last Call – 140 DMG

With “Last Call” Barley throws a lot of barrels which will burn an entire area.

Notes: Barley has a low HP of 700. He is a ranged unit that deals AoE damage within his ATK’s radius. His Undiluted causes 140 DMG per second. Yep, as long as the opponent is within his “deadly cocktail”, he can deal damage. His Last Call is certainly deadly too! It also deals 140 DMG but its radius is wider to cover more area. Trapping any Brawler inside. The trick in using Barley is to put him away from the action. He’s a support Brawler that is better off at the side.
8 Dynamike
Short Fuse – 180 DMG

Dynamike lights 2 dynamites and throws it.

Big Barrel o’ Boom – 540 DMG

A Barrel of dynamite explodes, dealing damage to a wide range.

Notes: Dynamike falls short against Barley. This solely relied on their Super. Barley has a wider radius that can deal damage per second, Dynamike, on the other hand, has a smaller radius that explodes right away. Players can still run away if they see it coming.
9 Jessie
Shock Rifle – 160 DMG

Jessie will release an energy orb that will seek three targets.

Scrappy! – 60 DMG with 700 HP

Jessie cobbles a gun turret

Notes: Although her energy orb seeks out Brawlers and other stuff such as other turrets and bear, she charges fairly slow. She also shoots in a straight line which is probably quite difficult to some beginners.
10 Colt
Six-Shooters – 80 DMG

Colt will fire two revolvers. The shot is not in a straight line so it covers some range as well.

Bullet Train – 80 DMG

Colt delivers a burst shot that will shred everything.

Notes: Colt can do that swift shooting from two of his revolvers. He can also reload in a good speed too. Watch out though, as he can only shoot vertically. You can try to move him sideways while firing to make his bullets cut through more Brawlers.
11 Brock
Rockin’ Rocket – 260 DMG

Brock will let a missile/rocket fly

Rocket Rain – 260 DMG

Brock unleashes a missile barrage

Notes: Brock is packing some heat with his missiles. It is quite hard to aim though as it just charges in a straight line. You have to have good accuracy and great timing!
12 Tara
Triple Tarot – 100 DMG

With a flick of her wrist, Tara shoots three cards that can pierce through her enemies.

Gravity – 100 DMG

Tara casts the greatest illusion and pulls her foes into a ball and causes damage.

Notes: Tara shoots her Tarot cards just like how Crow shoots his daggers. Her cards on the other hand can pierce through her opponent and can deal 100 DMG each card. She’s a Mythic Brawler, which is a step lower than legendary, unlocking her needs a lot of luck and/or money.
13 Bo
Eagle-eyed – 100 DMG

Bo will release three exploding arrows


Catch a Fox – 300 DMG

Bo will hide traps underground. Enemies who stepped will get their HP decreased or get killed.

Notes: Bo is a Super Rare Brawler. He still needs a bit of expertise to master. He can deal 100 DMG per arrow. The great thing about Bo is his hidden traps that deal 300 DMG. It can also stun the enemy for a split second.
14 Spike
Needle Grenade – 120 DMG

Spike throws a cactus which will then shoot spike in different areas.

Stick Around – 100 DMG Spike creates an area full of cactuses! If you are caught, you’ll move pretty slow AKA a sitting duck.
Notes: Spike has that long and slender range. You don’t need a perfect accuracy though as his ATK shoots spikes all around and may hit a Brawler or two. His Stick Around is also cool as it slows down Brawlers to give you time to aim.
15 Crow
Knife Toss – 80 DMG

Crow will throw three poisoned daggers. As it has poison, the enemy will take damage over time.

Swoop – 80 DMG

Crow jumps to the sky, then upon landing, throws poisoned daggers around him.

Notes: Just like Bo, Crow has almost the same triangular range. As a legendary Brawler, his range reaches farther. At 80 DMG, his hits are pretty low but his poison daggers can really take its toll. This may temporarily hinder a Brawler.
16 Mortis

Shovel Swing – 160 DMG

The Vampire-ish Mortis can dash forward while attacking with his shovel.

Life Blood – 200 DMG

Mortis calls vampire bats which drains the enemy brawlers’ HP while healing his.

Notes: This creepy looking guy lands on the 16th spot. His range is pretty short and you have to get used to his speed. Usually, in the game, players don’t make him walk but they use his ATK instead. This makes him do a little dash.
17 Piper

Para Strike – Deals 420 DMG at max range. The further the range, the stronger it is. At point blank range, it only deals 130 DMG Poppin’ – Deals 200 DMG per grenade. Piper deploys 3 grenades and flies away from harm.
Notes: As an Epic unit, Piper is quite hard to unlock. She also has the third longest range in the game. The farther the Brawler, the bigger her damage. She only shoots in a straight line and you have to time and aim them perfectly. Her saving grace is her Poppin’. She deploys these grenades on the spot and flies away out of range.
18 Ricochet
Bouncy Bullets – 80 DMG

Ricochet fires bouncing bullets.

Trick Shot – 80 DMG

Ricochet will fire long-range bouncing bullets that can hit enemies and destroy walls.

Notes: Ricochet has an incredibly long range and his bouncing bullets allow those bullets to chase the enemy. However, he has low HP and very technical to ensure that your bullets hit something. He could be the best brawler for a very technical player

There you have it! Our Tier List for the best Brawlers in Brawl Stars right now. Remember though, it is up to you if you will use them or not! At the end of the day, you should choose which one are you most comfortable with. My best advice is that you take time to play each of them first to properly know how to use each of them.

I will leave you with a question, who is your favorite brawler right now and why?

  • Curtis Reid

    Why on earth would you list piper as #1 when she ignores your entire criteria and her main benefits that other brawlers share landed them much further down the list, like brock

    • taiki-cr

      Hello! Maybe we just got excited. Sorry about that. After much deliberation, we gave her a lower ranking. Do you have any comments on the decks?