El Primo’s Basic Information
|Type: Melee||Super Range: 8.67 tiles|
|Attack Range: 3 tiles||Speed: 2.5 tiles per second|
| Attack Reload: 0.8s||Role: Melee Tank|
|Punches per Attack: 2||Rarity: Rare|
Star PowerEnemies caught in El Primo’s Super will burn for 600 damage over 4 seconds.
Primary Attack: Fists of Fury
El Primo fires off a furious flurry of four fiery fists. That’s a spicy jalapeno knuckle sandwich!
Super Ability: Flying Elbow Drop
Leaping high, El Primo drops an intergalactic elbow that pounds and pushes away anything he lands on!
Strengths and Weakness
|Excellent sustained damage output||Kitable when the Super is not up.|
|Super tanky||Short attack range.|
|Deceptively long attack range although he is a melee brawler||No crowd control ability.|
|Super is useful on both offense and defense, can destroy obstacles.|
|Easy to use for all new players|
Best Game Modes for El Primo
- Brawl Ball
- Gem Grab
Not Good Vs
Tips for Using El Primo
- Make the most of his high HP to take the control of the map at the beginning.
- You always have your teammates supporting behind so don’t hesitate to play aggressively.
- You have to play aggressively while using El Primo. You can’t wait for the opponents to come to you.
- Don’t hesitate to use his Super to escape.
- When getting attack by Nita’s bear, or by the other El Primo, moving back while using the basic attacks to do damage.
- Make the most of the walls nearby. Move around it and attack the enemies right at the corner.
El Primo – The Ultimate Guide
Please do note that this guide is a bit obsolete!
Who is El Primo?
El Primo is the man who got hit by a meteor and got superpower. He will crush any brawler in the game when they get close enough. He is the tankiest brawler in the game with 1300 health. Since he is a rare brawler, it is not very hard to unlock him.
He is great in Brawl Ball as a Ball carrier and good in Gem Grab as an agro. He is a tough survivor in Showdown.
He is the tankiest brawler in the game with 8120 health at max level. Not much else to say about this so let’s move on.
Attack: Fists of Fury
He launches 4 punches, each dealing 360 damage for damage in total. He can take out most of the roster with 2 attack and will take almost any brawler in a 1v1.
Even though he is a Melee character, he still has quite a long range which adds extra deadliness to him.
Super: Flying Elbow Drop
El Primo leaps into the air and creates a shockwave when he hits the ground. Effectively stunning and knocking back any enemy caught in the blast and allowing El Primo to finish them off. At the base, his super does 800 damage.
You can use the Super offensively and defensively. To effectively kill any enemy that is trying to run away by landing on them. Or to run away from any enemy when you need to regain health.
If you are worth a big bounty or hold a lot of crystals, you should always jump away when you have to but if are worth a lower bounty or have no gems on you, you should try to assassinate one of the enemy’s back liners.
When you’re close to other brawlers, you can spam your super like Shelly users do. By doing so, you can make a chain of supers as Primo charges them really quick. His super deals area damage and the knockback helps him survive as the opponents can’t attack for a split second. You can basically kill anything in your way; maybe even all three brawlers if they’re close enough
In Brawl Ball you can use your super to map hop with the ball just like Darryl. Throw the ball then jump on the ball. That way you can score easily (there’s more complicated stuff like when to jump where to jump etc… won’t be covering that here).
|Easy to use||Melee|
|Great in almost any mode||Can be kited easily|
|Great HP||Can be ganged up on easily|
One of the toughest 1v1 opponents for El Primo you should try to avoid her in most cases.
Shelly is a perfect counter to El but that doesn’t mean you can’t beat her. Try to corner her to an enclosed space and try to not be poked. Instead, slowly build up your Super and then jump on her and finish her off.
Make sure that she uses up her super beforehand. If you drop on her and she uses her super to knock you back, it will most likely be the end for dear ol’ El
A noob colt is an easy kill but a pro one is a pain in the ass.
To kill a Colt using Primo, you should first Identify whether the colt is using Auto Aim or not. Juking auto aiming Colt is easy but might need more efforts against a good Colt but it’s not impossible just make sure your movement pattern is not predictable. Never move towards a Colt in a straight path, Always move in a zigzag manner. Use Walls to avoid Colt’s attacks and make your way towards him by juking shots. Once you are close you can finish him real quick. Alternatively if you have ur super you can use it to get close to him.
One of the easiest matchup for El Primo.
Unlike Colt or Ricochet who shoot many bullets at once, Brock only fires 1 rocket at a time. Just make sure to not get stuck in any walls or enclosed area. Juke his shots until you get close to him and can finish him.
If you see him using his super, you can use your super to dodge it or just run away from it.
Just like Brock, her attack is pretty slow and she has a much slower ammo recharge speed that most others so taking her out should be easy peasy lemon squeeze. Make sure you aren’t rebounding her shots to your teammates.
Her super isn’t going to do any good either.
Somewhat of a difficult matchup because of her poke characteristic.
Killing her isn’t hard the hard part is getting close to her. You can get close to her by using walls, bushes, jump pads or your super.
Fairly easy matchup. Just surprise him from a bush because the bushes will be where he is headed in most matches. Make sure you don’t walk straight into his sticks try to juke a bit.
Make sure to single him out from a group if you want to take him out. Elbow drop him if he’s running away.
The ol’ mirror matchup. You want to play smart and make sure that most of your punches land.
Try to get your super as soon as possible as most of the time the primo who jumps sooner wins. While punching you should walk away from the opponent primo that way you can hit him but he can’t. In competitive scenarios the primos try to avoid giving shots to the other primo by juking.
1 more useful tip you can cut his damage in half by going in circles around him.
The battle of the short Rangers.
Bull will end you quickly if you don’t play smart. You should keep your distance from him as he needs to get real close to deal maximum damage but you deal the same damage at max range. If he is chasing you always walk in the opposite direction while throwing punches on his face. Use your super to stun him and kill him.
Much like Colt, try not to enter a thin path and weave and juke his attacks. He is extremely squishy so you should be able to take him quickly when you are near him.
Just make sure he doesn’t start getting clear shots on you and try to stay away from corners from where he can get easy rebound shots.
Much like Dynamike with a bit better play style. It is pretty easy to catch up to him and kill him.
You can use your health to get close to him as he doesn’t have burst potential.
Very much an annoying character to deal with. He keeps poking you and running away and once you get close enough to him he uses his super and heals himself and then all that poking finally kills you.
You can beat him by either getting in range by hiding in a bush or elbow dropping him to the ground and finishing him off.
While he may be annoying to deal with, he is pretty easy to kill. Make sure to attack in the opposite direction when he is coming for you. However, a wise Mortis will just run away when dealing with El Primos.
It is futile to chase after him even when you use your super. It’s best to flank him using a teammate.
Pretty much same as Colt expect juking Bo shots is easier. after the recent buff he has decent damage so don’t ignore him.
Make sure to defuse those mines whenever you can otherwise they can cause you trouble later.
Easy kill. nothing much to say here just juke her shots and get close to her and finish her.
Watch out for that buffed super tho don’t chase her if she has her super or is close to getting it.
Easy matchup. Just make sure you don’t give him easy hits on you otherwise he will bamboozle you with his super.
Use walls and bushes to get close to him and once close just start punching him while running right into the direction he is attacking, that way you can make him miss his shot as you will be right behind him when he strikes his hammer.
Hard matchup Don’t mess with her if you can’t get close to her.
Juking her shots is harder and at close range she deals a lot of damage so you want to have your super in order to get close to her. Once she gets in your range she is basically dead (assuming that you are at full health).
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. It’s easy to juke his shots he doesn’t deal a lot of damage. Just walk up to him with some occasional jukes and finish him.
He can kill you with his super but it takes a while So while he spins you can damage him.
Easy matchup He is just a weaker bull. Play the same like you will with a bull just more aggressive.
But don’t forget that he can deal a lot of damage at point blank.
Not so easy matchup. Same as jessie you want to juke her and use walls to get close. Make sure you don’t give her shots to charge her super as in most cases her turret is more annoying than her.
Hard matchup. The hard part is getting close to her as you can’t really juke her shots. But once you are close she will be dead in a couple of seconds.
There’s a strategy that I find useful, basically you just head to a particular path and most likely the tara will follow you, so you make a quick turn and now she is in your punching range GG.
Easy. He can’t kill you as he doesn’t do a lot of damage but if he pulls you he can kill you with the help of his teammates. So make sure you keep an eye on that yellow rotating circle under his avatar. If you see him use his super make a quick turn to juke it.
If the opponent gene is trying to pull your gem carrier then you should stay close to your teammate as that will make it a lot difficult for the gene to aim and if he pulls you by mistake you can just finish him.
Spike is a Hard matchup because of his damage. You need to surprise him by bush camping or using your super. Getting close to him by juking shots is really hard because of the spread.
You should stay away from him unless you are sure you can get close as he kill you in an instance with a few shots combines with his deadly super.
It’s is pretty hard to deal with him.
His damage overtime may not seem like much but ‘overtime’ it’s gonna get worse and worse and then you’ll die but slowly. People say that he is crap but tbh his dmg overtime really racks up especially against El Primo.
You want avoid confronting him straight up. Hide in a bush, wait for him to get near and WAPOW! You can also use your health as a way to get close to him as he has low damage. But mind that movement speed.
Hard matchup even after the nerf he can still kill you if you are careless.
Try to juke his shots and kill him before he kill you. If he uses his super make sure you stay close to your teammates as they will need your help to take him out. Just like bull you can use your super to stun him and kill him.
El Primo is one of the strongest characters in Showdown. He is mainly used in Showdown because of his survivability in battles. His huge damage and health is extremely useful for taking out all characters. Being a Melee character is also advantageous because the map size shrinks, pushing all players close together.
Playing as El Primo in this mode is basically running in a field of daisies or stomping on the bones of fallen victims. Nothing in between.
Initially you want to camp near a box and wait for someone to come near then destroy them. Once you kill them, open the box and you will get another power up. Then go around killing other brawlers and opening boxes. Look out for Shellys and Bulls as they are your main rivals in showdown also stay away from the ranged brawlers as they will slowly chip you down to 0 health use walls and bushed to ambush them.
Try not to be caught in middle of a war. And go in for the kill once the mayhem stops.
Using him here is somewhat strange. Strange is not bad.
he whole point of bounty is to stay back and kill players without dying yourself or else you could set your opponents up big time. However, as El you HAVE to go in close proximity to attack opponents.
At the beginning of matches try going in from a side and kill off anyone who is trying to flank. Regen then get mixed in with the mayhem and fall back. It’s best if you have another teammate nearby, preferably Poco. Try to keep your stars at a low.
Weaken the enemies and let your team mates get the kill so that you can keep attacking without having to worry about giving up the lead. Keep playing defensively and you should win the match.
El Primo shines very much in this gamemode. He has a very good control ability to hold down the middle as most brawlers do not want to face El Primo and his teammates. It’s best if you keep that position instead of going on the hunt. Make sure you don’t pick up gems and let your gem carrier do the job. In case he/she can’t collect the gems before the enemies come you can pick them up.
At the start, try going in from the side as going head on will surely result in your death. Main enemies you want to hunt are the snipers and AOE attackers. Stay near and guard your teammate who has the most crystals. When the countdown for your team starts, you want to regroup at your base and protect the one holding the gems. Doing this will ensure victory.
El Primo is pretty good in heist. Not in the god tier like Dynamike, Barley or Bull but still pretty good.
He can create a hole in the blocked ways using his upper while on offense and can quickly take out anybody coming near on defense.
You should try to survive while chipping a few punches here and there. Once you have your super either use it to kill the enemy teammates if they are close to their safe. Also never leave your teammates at the safe if the enemies are pushing, They will need you. And after you successfully defend their push you can go on a full scale counter attack as most of you will be having their super charged. I personally prefer playing bull in heist over primo.
This is by far the best mode for El Primo. He is the best ball carrier right now.
At the start of the game you shouldn’t rush the mid, you should wait and see what your opponents are doing and according to that you should decide if you are going to help your teammates defend (In case a bull/mortis is rushing towards the goal with the ball) or If you should go aggressive on the opponent team so that you could get your super. Once you have your super just take the ball and after that it’s just mind games. Look for an opening in the opponent’s defenses and If you think that by map hoping you can score go ahead. In case the opponents are Targeting you or are applying a lot of pressure you can just throw the ball back and use your super to kill 1-2 enemy brawlers that should charge your super and then you can go score easily. If the opponents are having the possession of the ball make sure that you and your teammates don’t give them any space to move up the map.
There are a few tricks I want to mention. You can throw the ball near a box and then jump on it breaking the box so you have a clear view to the goal. https://imgur.com/gplJnhX
As you would have seen that when primo lands he knocks back the nearby brawlers. You can use this to score, just throw the ball to an enemy brawler and quickly jump on him to get the ball and score.
El Primo currently is very strong. Some would say he is the best brawler in the game. You might disagree but all in all it’s very easy to get mad at someone playing El Primo but it’s equally easy to accidentally go on a trophy push with him.