Hey, Dreemurr aka Umbresp here today with the best Brawl Stars tips for not only new players but also experienced ones! Hopefully you will find this article helpful!
Top 15+ Tips to Get Better in Brawl Stars
- Switch between Control Modes
- Get as many Brawlers as you can
- Know your Brawlers
- Know When To Die
- Know the Maps Inside Out
- Know How To Do Trophy Pushing
- Be active in the community!
- Other tips
Tip #1: Switch between Control Modes
By default, the control mode of Brawl Stars is ‘Tap to move’. Just simply tap anywhere on the screen to move your character (Brawler) there.
Although most players using iPhone find this easy to use due to the small screen-size, I have seen so many iPad users complaining about this control mode as the screensize is pretty large so they need to move the fingers a lot with long distances, thus game screen getting blocked by fingers the whole time and the reactions may get slower a bit.
If you are using iPad, you should give the Joystick Move a try!
This control mode provides a small visual joystick, which can be activated by hold your finger anywhere on the screen. By using this, you will be able to react faster while using large screen devices.
To change this setting, go to the main screen (where you start your battles) and click on the Gear icon at the top left. Simply tap on the arrow button to change the control mode to “Joystick Move” (as shown in the picture above).
This is what Joystick mode looks like:
Tip #2: Get as many Brawlers as you can
It does matter how many Brawlers you have!
Getting more Brawlers means that you can play more Game modes, which means you can earn more coins! You can unlock the second game mode slot once you got 3 Brawlers. The 3rd and 4th slot will be unlocked once you get 5 and 8 Brawlers.
You can get Brawlers by opening Brawl Box or using Chips to buy them. Read more about this at here.
Tip #3: Know your Brawlers
Just like in any game, to be successful, you must be familiar with the character you are playing with. You should to know your Brawler’s strengths, weakness, special abilities, how its Super works etc. Inside out. More advanced, you will also need to remember the outcome damages from primary attack and Super, attack range and HP.
By knowing these stuffs, you can easily figure out the best moves in any situation.
Of course, you just can’t remember these statistics by just reading our guides. Play more with them to get better! Pick a Brawler you like the most first and train with it until you are confident enough in casual matches.
A Brawler can’t be the strongest in all maps. Each mode has different dominating Brawlers. For example, Piper is deadly in Bounty mode but pretty useless in Showdown. Thus, choosing a few favorite Brawlers helps you farm trophies a lot easier.
At the moment, you can visit this page to read some basic information of the Brawlers. More tips and strategies will be updated soon!
I would recommend you take a look at here to see the best Brawlers for new players and learn how to use a few other ones as well. You need to know which Brawlers are melee or ranged, tanky or fragile, etc.
Use your Super correctly!
The Super Ability takes sweat and blood to unlock, so when you have enough energy to use it, do not waste it.
Of all the unlocked Brawlers I have so far, Colt is by far the hardest to use the Super Ability.
Make sure you don’t miss.
One of my personal favorite tricks to do with El Primo in Showdown is to charge up the super, wait in the grass and jump on some unsuspecting passerby.
With all Supers, you have to predict where your target will move because most Supers take some time to use.
Tip #4: Know When To Die
We all don’t want to be get killed, of course. But sometimes getting killed can give you a huge benefit.
I am going to show you some cases when you find it a great idea to sacrifice yourself and gain the advantage (Except Showdown of course).
In Heist battles, I usually try to sacrifice myself while playing Bull
- On offense, I always try to get close to the opponents. This is to tank for my teammates and to get my Super as soon as possible. Once I have the Super, destroying walls and getting the win will be not hard at all.
- On defense, I usually try to play aggressively towards the choke point, applying pressure on the opponents as much as possible. However, sometimes I got tricked and letting 1-2 enemy Brawlers running towards the Safe. In this case, I will let the enemy to kill me immediately so I can respawn at the same in time, along with the immunity While running to the safe may take up to 10 seconds, respawning there takes you only 3-4 seconds.
In Smash & Grab and Bounty:
As you might have noticed, If you are losing, you will see a notification showing up on the screen, telling you should play aggressively. This is the only situation you should play aggressively and shouldn’t hesitate to sacrifice yourself If it can change the whole match.
Of course If your team are winning, do the best to stay safe and protect your stars/crystals.
If you are playing the tank role and carrying lots of crystals, don’t hesitate to play aggressively and take all those damage for your friends before. It’s because tanker shouldn’t keep too many crystals xD. Just kidding.
Tip #5: Know the Maps Inside Out
Knowing the map is important in almost any competitive game.
As you keep playing the game, you will be becoming familiar with every single pixel of the map. You will know what are the best places to hide, what are the best pattern to move and what are the best Brawlers to use.
For example, with a map with lots of obstacles, you shouldn’t play Piper, Ricochet, Brock etc. Maps covered by a lot of brushes are great for Jessie and Nita.
As you might have noticed, each game mode has different maps. Thus, you must choose the best play styles and brawlers for different maps.
Here are all of the maps available in Brawl Stars right now (July 2017)
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Tip #6: Know How To Do Trophy Pushing
If you want to do trophypushing, at first, play with Brawlers you haven’t played with a lot yet. This is because If you play with your high-trophy Brawlers, you will get matched with other skillful players, making it harder to get trophies.
Also, I have seen lots of people using Showdown as the main mode to push trophies. A tip for you: Try to hide in those brushes and avoid fighting as long as possible in order to get at least the 4th position (It’s not hard at all). However, the risk is also high once you and your Brawlers have a decent amount of trophy. Take a look at here for more Showdown tips!
Push with as many Brawlers as you can. Just take it easy If you are not very confident yet. Training with bots and your friends first doesn’t hurt.
Pick out the best game mode which fits your playstyle. Pick out 2-3 best Brawlers for that mode, training with them.
If you get a losing streak, take a break and do not play until you feel better.
Tip #7: Be active in the community!
Nobody becomes a top player with lucky!
Take every moment of your spare time that you have to read online guides and watch YouTube videos from the top players.
You’d be surprised how much this can affect you in how well you do!
I was in Arena 6 when I joined CRA. A few months later, I’m pushing trophies at the 4k+ club! This is only an example, I can’t wait to see what the community will do with Brawl Stars!
The community is always there to help us get better.
Other great Brawl Stars Tips for new players
- Take advantage of the bot brawls to learn the modes and y the ins and outs of your new characters.
- Attack who your teammates are attacking (But try to not group up). Going after one person at a time is the fastest way to remove enemy DPS from the screen.
- Stick together and notice what your teammates are doing. If a teammate of yours is low on health and is valuable, shield them etc.
- Learn basic game mechanics i.e. you do not heal if you attack.
- In bounty, stay back after the middle crystal is achieved. This removes travel time and allows you to use your shield upon death.
- In Smash & Grab, do not pass the middle with crystals
- In defensive heist, funnel your opponents into one location and on offense, avoid being funneled.
Some tips shared by GlassCoconut