|Type||Speed||Base Damage||Base HP||Rarity|
Primary Attack: Slap Sandwich
El Primo throws 4 thundering slaps. A smack down flavored sandwich!
Super Ability: Flying Elbow Drop
Leaping high, El Primo drops an intergalactic elbow that pounds and pushes away anything he lands on!
Increases the Health of El Primo by 65.
Upgrades “Slap Sandwich”: Damage per slap +4.
Upgrades “Flying Elbow Drop”: Damage +10.
El Primo – The Ultimate Guide
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 common brawler, it is not very hard to unlock him.
He is one of those brawlers who is good in almost any situations. He is extremely good in showdown but lacks a bit in Heist.
He is the tankiest brawler in the game with 1300 health. Not much else to say about this so let’s move on.
Attack: Fists of Fury (I see what you did there, Supercell)
He launches 4 punches, each dealing 80 damage for 320 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 any enemy caught in the blast and allowing El Primo to finish them off. At the base, his super does 200 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 single star or have no gems on you, you should try to assassinate one of the enemy’s back liners.
|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
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.
He is an automatic sniper so play safe. Try not to waste your super on him because he can be taken out pretty easily with it.
Keep dodging and weaving to get close to him and finish him off. It is an easy matchup as long as you play safe.
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. Weave and dodge 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 jut 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.
Her super isn’t going to do any good either.
Somewhat of a difficult matchup because of her poke characteristic.
You want to bait out the bear and kill it before it even touches you. You should dodge and weave like you’ve never dodged or weaved before.
Try to corner her to a tight space so she has no way to escape and the kill her before she summons another bear.
Fairly easy matchup. Just run after him or surprise him from a bush because the bushes will be where he is headed in most matches.
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 all of your punches land.
Stand on the opponent and keep going in different directions to confuse the heck out of him. Try to not use the super first and you could try to kill him without using your super and then escape using the super. If the opponent El Primo backs up, you probably should too.
Usually you will be left with little HP when the opponent dies so try to run away once you defeat the opponent.
The battle of the short Rangers.
Bull will end you quickly if you don’t play smart. You should move and attack in a zig zag format and kill him quickly.
If he uses his ultimate to run away, then the best move is to regroup with your team.
Much like Colt, try not to enter a thin path and weave and dodge all of 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.
Much like Dynamike with a bit better play style. It is pretty easy to catch up to him and kill him. Make sure that you don’t get caught in his super or its GG EZ.
Also try to predict when he will kamikaze you using his super and just book it using your elbow drop.
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.
He causes me the most trouble when I am using El Primo.
Not only does his attacks deal massive damage, he also has blast radius so it makes him more efficient at poking. Also his super causes me so much frustration when chasing him.
You could elbow drop over his mines before they explode but you’d have to be pretty good to do that.
Make sure you stay in a semi open place where he can’t shoot the wall behind you and still get you.
The Ultimate Counter to El Primo. She was made specifically to counter almost everyone in the roster.
El Primo seems to be her no.1 priority though. She does more damage at a range and her super is made to escape. You could bait her super then elbow drop her to finish her off. If you want to kill her you really need to weave like a god
There’s nothing deadly about him except his Super which is a guaranteed kill unless you elbow drop away.
It is fairly simple to kill him but he is really speedy so he could go out our your range easily. Make sure you are close but not too close.
If you get stuck in his super, elbow drop the instant the first tick of damage strikes.
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! His super does take some time for it to give that final burst of damage so you should be able to land somewhat close to him to be able to finish him when he lands.
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.
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.
Smash and Grab
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.
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 or Barley 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.
On defense, if there is TNT blowing the way, there is not much you can do except sometimes land a few hits over the river. Once the TNT blows up, go out alone and weaken their attacks by taking out one enemy at a time or two if you can. It’s wise to die in this gamemode because when you die you’ll spawn near the safe and the enemies are moving towards the safe so it’s much easier to get to the opponents than in the other game modes.
On offense, you want to blow up a path for your teammates using your super. It’s also wise to take reroutes and go through different openings instead of only one. You should note that Barleys and Dynamikes are going to be your living nightmares. It’s entirely possible to take out the enemies your self but it’s wiser to take them out with a teammate so that once they die, you’ll be able to push and flush them out.
Upgrade Priority List
Typically El Primo is a one man army so you want to take them out before they take you out. That being said he is not very likely to dies quickly so it’s really dependent on your play style.
If you are an aggressive player you want to upgrade your attack as it will significantly improve the chances of you being able to beat others before they kill you. Even Shelly!
If you are more of a team player then you want to upgrade health first. Even though he is the highest hit point brawler in the game, he will die very quickly in a 3v3 situation as he has to get up close and personal to deal with the other team.
Now, the reason why you don’t upgrade his Super. His Super is used to either close the gap between him and his opponents by flying to them and stunning them or used to jump away and escape from all situations. Even at the base, the super damage is 200. It is not used for its damage and since you can’t upgrade the stun duration or range of the super, it falls at the bottom of the priority list.
So, if you are a lone wolf : Attack->Health->Super
And if you’re a team player: Health->Attack->Super
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.
With that being said, please correct any of my misstatements in the comments and I’ll see you guys very soon.
El Primo Review
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