I really enjoy playing Brawl Stars – and lucky me, I already unlocked all brawlers in Brawl Stars – but now there’s a problem with that many choices!
What brawler is actually the best brawler? I can’t level up all brawler at the same time so I need to see which one I’m really using.
Tier List is now fully updated with all new brawler!
That’s why I was looking around for tier lists to see which one works best but I was quite disappointed after a short time – most tier lists are either outdated with the recent balance changes and others are simply listing brawlers without any further explanation.
That was a few weeks ago so I decided to work out one on my own that I like to share with you guys here. My main goals creating this tier list was not just giving you another list, no, I wanted to point out what ability will be helpful for every game mode and which brawler suits there well.
What I did was playing around 100 matches with each brawler in each game mode and note down the victories and losses and see which brawler has the best win rate. Luckily I have some friends playing the game as well so I was able to use their account to make sure that I only used a brawler that has the Star Power unlocked to give a result that will prove how good that brawler is.
What’s A Tier List?
According to ssbwiki, a tier list is…
“In gaming, a tier list is a list that ranks all characters in a game based on the strength of their fighting abilities, as well as their potential to win matches under tournament conditions, assuming players are of equal skill.”
So basically it’s the brawlers ranked from S-Tier (Supreme, the outstanding strong) over A- (very strong) and B-Tier to C-Tier (not useful).
What I Focused On In My Tier List Of Best Brawlers
When making my tier list for Brawl Stars, I did focus on these things primarily:
- Versatility in every single mode
- Stats, especially HP and damage
- Super Power & Star Power
This means a supportive brawler like Pam will be good in game modes that focus on team play and staying alive, just to give you one example.
So Why Is There No Single One Tier List?
Because it makes no sense to me. Why should I make a tier list where I say these 2-3 brawlers are the strongest just because the dominate some game modes but suck in others? It does make little sense here because many people get confused and think with the top S-Tier brawlers they will win most of the matches, but in some game modes this brawler is not good?
That’s why there’s a tier list for each game mode Brawl Stars offers and you can’t simply take one brawler for everything – you need to pick 2-3 brawlers that you will focus on.
The Best Brawlers Tier List
Now we will get straight into the list
Best Brawler In Gem Grab
The most classical game mode in Brawl Stars is for sure Gem Grab. The challenge here is to hold and collect the gems while keeping the enemy team away from the core. So brawlers that have supportive abilities are great here as well as brawlers that can stay alive without having to hide far behind and still support the team (long range is really helpful here).
The Best brawlers here for sure Gene, Tara, Carl, Nita & Rosa.
Gene is, without any doubt, the best gem carrier you can use in Brawl Stars right now with his long range and his viability when it comes to turn around on the map and secure the grabbed gems for your team. He absolutely took this role away from Bo and Jessie right now.
Carl is very fast and has an insane DPS he can hold on the enemy team that can turn around a match in Gem Grab really fast. Actually I would say that Carl is actually by far the most useful support brawler in this game mode before the others because it’s all about speed today and the damage is just a pain for the enemy team.
Rosa is the best tank in the game and with her super she can make very frequent pushes that she will win almost any 1-on-1 situation. In Gem Grab she can keep a lot of pressure on the enemy team with that and also dominate single lanes that will be very annoying to the opponent team – making her an excellent brawler for Gem Grab.
Tara has also become a very effective brawler for Gem Grab, simply because she is actually the only effective counter to Rosa, cycling through her super over and over again while keeping the distance – as you see Rosa being played so often in Gem Grab, she became a very good option as well.
Nita is an evergreen character and still one of the best when it comes to Gem Grab because she has her bear that will just go after enemy brawler hiding or regenerating and keeping them busy because they will need to do something against the bear while still having to deal with the hitpoints that keeps them from regenrating or making a new formation.
For me that’s Poco, Barley, Penny, Spike, Pam, Leon & Bo (no specific order).
Poco is dealing damage and healing at the same time which you won’t notice first when haven’t played him a couple of times. A good player with Poco has a perfect feeling how to use this ability and will make your life longer while still dealing damage on a good range. Especially moving back some steps and getting an extra heal is giving you an advantage over the enemy team.
Barley can hide in the back and fire over walls and still hit enemies which will be hard to deal with on many maps in Gem Grab. Also his flaming bottles will stay on the ground and deal additional damage when someone walk through it. With his super he can cover the gem spawning spot so the enemy team has to retreat for some time.
Bo has also a great range and decent hitpoints to not die in seconds and this makes him nasty to play against because he is not easy to kill and with the area damage actually harming your team a lot. Especially his super is also dangerous when placed right and can take out multi enemy brawlers at the same time. The best alternative gem carrier if there’s no Gene in your team.
Penny is still a very solid brawler that you can get a lot of benefits from, mostly because she has a solid range and can also shredd a group in the middle with her money bag that explodes – her biggest benefit is her mortar that will keep pressure on the center area and can also take out a brawler that wants to destroy it.
Pam is also a really viable support character with good damage, long range and her healing totem – this gives you a lot of options and a strong gem carrier.
Leon is also a nice option to use if you know how to play him, making a fast attempt on the enemy gem carrier out of the shadows or assassinating single brawlers in the blink of an eye.
Spike can also be good just because his damage is covering so much area that the enemy team will hate dealing with him.
B-Tier & C-Tier
All other brawlers are not really worth playing in Gem Grab to be honest 😂
Best Brawler In Showdown
THE game mode for those who don’t like team play that much and it’s a last-one-survives mode.
Now with every brawler by himself, here a brawler that can make use of hiding in the grass and a strong super paired with good damage and hitpoints is better than one with supportive abilities, especially when it comes to the end, range is also not that helpful anymore and it’s all about hitting and dealing damage while staying alive.
The best brawlers for showdown are Leon, Rosa, Pam, Crow & Brock.
Leon is just perfect for this game mode because he can move faster than other brawlers and save himself out of some difficult situations and perfectly hiding in the tall grass and waiting for an opponent to come close and then fast as lightning taking him down. When his super is charged, he can walk through the whole map and take down a brawler he want without him even noticing what happened. For me for sure the strongest showdown brawler ever.
Rosa is also a perfect brawler for Solo Showdown due to her insane ability to survive and with her super, she’s almost not going down and let you survive many attempts. If you don’t overplay her, you’re guarantueed to become one of the last 5 survivors.
Pam got a lot stronger in showdown simply because of Rosa – with her long range and good damage output, she’s able to keep and kite Rosa effectively without risking to get too close. It’s not easy to play and can be annoying, but in the end she’s the only brawler that can take Rosas down constantly.
Brock is also really strong for the similar reason as Pam – you can kite and keep the Rosas away from you and you have the damage to really get them into trouble (even though it takes time and a little luck that you don’t get backstabbed by any other brawler in the meantime). His super is also really worth it when the match gets closer to the end.
Crow is also a really good brawler in showdown and belongs in the S-Tier for sure. He’s fast and can approach slower brawlers easily and get away from them as well, making him less vulnerable against Rosa. His super is a great way to get to brawlers that are hiding behind walls and give them the final shot.
For me all other brawlser EXCEPT for Frank, Dynamike, Shelly, Ricochet & Nita are the A-Tier. They are all viable in some way and if you like using them and know how to play them you can do good with them. Please don’t use the names exceptions, they really suck at solo showdown 😉
PS: I only covered Solo Showdown in this tier list because Duo Showdown just has so much more dependencies, like team setups and how the duo interacts that it’s not that easy answer to put into a tier list.
Best Brawler In Heist
Heist is a more straightforward mode that doesn’t require that much tactic like Gem Grab. You “only” need to crush the enemies safe before they crush yours, so here are hitpoints and specials really what divides the brawlers between supreme and bad.
The best brawlers for heist are Carl, Brock, Rosa & Bull.
Easy to lang shots? Check. High damage? Check, Fast? Check. Long Range? Check. Since his buff, Carl has become the most powerful brawler to use in Heist for the above reasons and is a real killer here, no doubt about that. He can control the field at a distance and take powerful attempts on the enemy safe, especially with his super.
Heist is also quite tank-heavy right now and who else would be good than the queen of tanks? Right, Rosa will also dominate in Heist and is hard to kill and the winner in so many 1-on-1 situations that you need to have her in your team. Dealing with her also means that you will load up her super and that makes her even more powerul 🙂
Bull is working great here as well (used to be THE brawler for this mode), simply because he has some good damage and with so many heist maps that include much tall grass he can play his close-range damage well against opponents. You will always try to load his special and then make a straight run for the safe where you can crush through the outlining wall and fire a couple shots off from straight distance. Bull breaking through is the most dangerous thing that can happen in heist.
Brock is also a really strong brawler now, simply because he can deal with and counter the current tank-heavy meta we see in heist. His long range is really helpful against the tanks and with his super he can land some serious damage on the safe.
Following up I have El Primo, Colt, Barley & Penny.
El Primo is also strong because he can block the path to your own safe and slow down enemy heists while loading his super. Once the super is charged, he has enough hitpoints to break through and hit the safe hard a couple of times. He’s not as strong as Bull here because he won’t deal damage on his path to the safe.
Barley is also a good option to use in heist because he can stay in the secure areas and give brawlers on the other side of walls a really hard time with his flaming bottles and also attempt the enemy safe with it. He used to be better when heist was all about control but with the tank-heavy meta we have right now he is not top but still very good 🙂
Colt is also strong in heist because his super can hit the safe from a distance and also break through the ball without him having to walk the whole distane to the safe. This of course makes only sense when you have broken the wall around the safe with Bull or El Primo, that’s why he’s not in the S-Tier.
Penny can be strong as well, especially keeping enemies busy and randomly hitting them with her mortar. When it comes to dealing damage to the safe, she’s not that great but she is working well when defending your own territory and keeping the enemy busy.
Best Brawlers In Bounty
Bounty is a game that goes back and forth and not every brawler that can take out other brawlers is good here. You can take out five or six but when you get killed all your bounty moves over to the enemy team and this can turn a match. So especially range paired with a suitable super (say that 3 times in a row 😂 ) is helpful.
The best brawlers here are Gene, Penny, Piper & Brock.
Gene is the best brawler to use in Bounty right now simply because he has a great range and splash and he can pull with his super and kill many brawlers instantly while almost reloading his super with this move – you can basically cycle this over and over again and there’s not much enemy brawlers can do than staying away from him.
Brock can collect so many bounty stars with his range and especially his super that can wipe out an enemy team. His long range will make sure that you don’t have to get too close into a trouble area and randomly shoot into the tall grass in hope to strike.
Piper is also very strong due to her extraordinary range and her super can get her out of a lot of trouble, especially when you collected some bounty you don’t want to pass over to the enemy team. They just will chase you but it’s hard to actually catch you.
Penny is herself working great in the closer areas when striking enemies but her real benefit that make her on top of the list is her mortar. Place it in a secure spot and you will see how it will score bounties for you and the enemy team will be really angry so you only need to wait until someone makes an attempt to take your mortar out and take them out. This will charge your super and you can place a new mortar right away.
Following up are Carl, Mortis, Leon & Bo.
Carl is also a good brawler to use in the A-Tier simply because he’s probably the best supportive brawlers right now in Brawl Stars and viable in a lot of ways – still, you need to have a fitting team setup to use him properly but with his range and easy aiming he can collect a lot of points for your team.
Bo is also nice to use with his range and damage outbut, but he’s not in the S-Tier anymore simply because he’s outranged be all the S-Tier brawlers putting him slightly below them. Also for aiming the shots, Bo has to move sideways and this makes him an easier to predict target – still a very good brawler to use and you will do good with him (but not super)
Leon is an all-time classic in the game but lost his S-Tier status because most brawlers in bounty focus on range and that’s what makes it hard for him to actually charge his super to assassinate an enemy brawler. If you have him at high leve and with his super and know how to play him, you can still play him really strong in Bounty.
Mortis is as well a nice option on several maps where the long range doesn’t play too much into the hands of the long-range brawler and keep aggro there – but be careful and know how to play him, otherwise it might turn out the opposite using him.
Best Brawler In Brawl Ball
In Brawl Ball things can get chaotic and here you need a brawler that is able to change the game to your fortune by clearing the path and scoring the goal.
The best brawlers here are Carl, Nita, Spike, Gene & Rosa.
Gene is also a great brawler because you can isolate single brawlers with his super and pull them through walls – this creates a lot of 2-vs-3 situation in favor of your team that will help you score that goal in many situations.
Carl is also a really great brawler to use in Brawl Ball because you will deal a lot of damage with him so you will either greate a situation when your team has the favor or the enemy team is falling back. With his super, you are basically free to travel to the position on the map where you want to go and make a great target to recieve the ball.
Rosa is also really great to use because she can easily score goals when she has her super activated, no matter what the enemyteam is doing – it’s simply too tough to get her down in time. Still, you need a team that will time that attack well when you have your super to pass you the ball in time.
Spike is also devastating to use for the enemy team with his area damage and also slow down area of effect of his super he is a great brawler to just keep the enemy team busy until your team is in the right position to make an attempt on the goal.
Best Brawlers In Siege
The best brawlers here are Carl, Penny, Gene, Rosa, Barley, Leon & Frank.
Carl is also here working great because you can dominate the center part where the parts spawn and keep the enemy team behin the corners – you can fire your axe and then go behind the corner while the axe will still keep the center point occupied. Once the axe return you can do that again and again leaving the enemy no time to counter you effectively (needs some skill but wrecks when done correctly)
Penny is in the S-Tier for her mortar that is useful in almost all maps where it will force the enemy to attempt it in a spot that will get that brawler killed while you probably already reloaded her super to place the mortar again – such a pain in the a** for your enemies and very useful for your team.
Gene can easily create 3-v-2 situations with his pull and this makes him one of the most useful brawlers in this game mode because it will let you spawn the robot easier than the other team. A bonus is that you can even pull a robot out of your zone or even pull an enemy into your zone, so he’s useful in a lot of situations.
Rosa is also a very good option to use because she can tank and deal damage. First of all her tankyness is her biggest benefit here because she can put pressure on the enemy team and collect parts – and with her super activated, she can tank damage from the enemy robot or the enemy turret to get your robot better into the enemy zone.