Primary Attack: Buckshot
With buckshot shells locked & loaded in her boomstick, Shotgun Shelly can run and gun with the best of them.
Super Ability: Grapeshot
Shelly’s supercharged shell obliterates both cover and enemies. Anyone who survives gets knocked back.
Shelly 101 – Everything You Need To Know About Her!
Who is Shelly?
“Shotgun Shelly is always the Belle of the Brawl. Her trusty boomstick makes sure no one gets in her way.”
Shelly, the fighter, the shotguner, the runner, and lastly, the showdown master, is one of the most used character in the game. She is your first unlockable character in this game.
Her main role in a team clash is usually as a main DPS and Ganker role. DPS means that she will deal as many damage as possible in this game to kill enemy team.
Ganker means that she acts as a Main Squishy backline killer like Colt, Ricochet, and Brock.
Shelly can also 1 v 1 both tanks in this game, this is due to her overpowered 4th shot that can easily charge up when at a fight.
Sitting at 800 hitpoints, she is not as tanky as that El Primo and Bull. But why would you need such big hitpoints if you can obliterate anything at her sight. Seriously, Shelly’s shotgun rival, Bull, is one of few example of a tank with bigger healthpool. Bull lacks the range and direct damage super that shelly has, which is why shelly can easily win 1 v 1 in any scenario of showdown.
Although i do admire that i like bull more than shelly in my personal opinion, Shelly has proven that she can kill bull easily at showdown. This is due to her 4th ammo that i will talk about it later. J
“With buckshot shells locked & loaded in her boomstick, Shotgun Shelly can run and gun with the best of them.”
There is some reason why Shelly is one of the best solo fighter in this game. Her shotgun is one of the few main reason. With her damage that can reach up to 400 Damage, shelly also has a noticeable high range for a shotgun user.
Unlike Bull, Shelly’s shotgun range can allow her to harrass enemy. It is also more accurate than the one bull has. You will use this shotgun to poke enemies a lot, even a tiny 80 damage can make a difference between kill or getting killed.
Super: Super Shell
“Shelly’s supercharged shell obliterates both cover and enemies. Anyone who survives gets knocked back.”
9/10 the reason why i lose against a shelly user in showdown. Her ultimate acts like a farther, knockbacking, super shotgun shot that can destroy any blocks in this game.
You will want to use this strongest direct damage super as a 4th ammo in a 1 v 1 fight. It can also kill any enemies that is hiding behind the block. The super shell is also your number one counter to el primo. By knockbacking them while running to dodge his punch, you can destroy any el primo in sights.
A mirrored matchups, this one is usually decided by the one who can spend the ammo wisely, and also decided by who can charge the super first. Try to always run unpredictably to avoid her full damage shotgun. I prefer you to not deal with another Shelly brainlessly, always try to have a plan come first. Unless you know what you are doing, or you have the fuel pack advantage if in showdown.
Keep in mind that you will want to dodge her while dealing to the area that you think she will travel. Shelly is not a beast if you do not let her to charge her ultimate.
Colt is another good counter to Shelly user. A cautious Colt user will try to shot any bushes in his sight. Unallowing you to get near him.
You may want to rush to him through the bushes if possible. Or just let other player to take the job to kill the Colt in a 3 v 3 situation.
In a showdown mode, you will not see Colt very often due to his low hitpoints that can’t allow him to survive most hits. But if you happen to meet him, you can try to do the ambush hide n’gank technique to kill him.
Running in an open area is a very bad choice against him. Try to always be sneaky.
The easier Colt in my opinion. Although a skilled Brock user can also be very hard to deal with.
Dealing with him is pretty much according to the skill of the Brock user. A bad Brock user that doesn’t know how to use the rocket effectively means that you can take him very often.
Against a good Brock user which you can spot by analyzing the way he shoot and move in game, this is where mind game comes to help. You can try to trick him that you are going to left, and quickly stops or go to left the moment he shoots the rocket.
The main idea here is to always be very unpredictable against a Brock. His missile can be very easy to dodge if you know how to dodge (ofc dude).
If you are already near him, taking him will become no problem because shotgun wins against rocket in a close range. Quickly move to the back if he uses the super. You can spot if the super is ready or not by checking the circle around him. If the circle looks full and yellow, quickly run and move to the least expected area that he will shoot.
The Tobjorn from overwatch, Engineer from tf2. Jessie is a relatively easy matchup if you happen to meet her in showdown.
But the problem is that you will face her mostly in a non-showdown mode. There, she will become a relatively hard matchup.
First off, the main problem is not about her orb gun or anything else. The turret is the main thing that annoys me personally. It will be properly guarded and effectively become the 4th person in the enemy team. Turret strengths is that it shoot relatively quick and also the shoot never stops.
You will want to team up with other player to destroy both the Jessie and turret. If the turret is behind the block, dont hesitate to use your super to destroy the turret. Lesser threats means that there is more chance that you can kill the enemy and survive.
A splasher and a tanker combined to 1 hero. Personally, i dont really have any problem against a Nita player whether it is in a showdown or not.
You can quickly destroy her bear with your trusty buckshot. And quickly proceed to solo her one on one easily. Shelly also has the range advantage against her if you didnt know. But i would still prefer to deal with Nita as close as possible because it is a shotgun.
When dealing with Nita with her bear, try to not let the bear get any hit on you. Even if you happen to destroy the bear, the damage that you take will recharge Nita’s super, allowing her to summon another bear that means another threat.
Dealing with Nita’s bear separately is also very recommended, you dont want to get surrounded by the 2-men army.
Dynamike a.k.a the dynamite thrower is a mediocre matchup for our Shelly. Shelly may not be able to chase him because she doesnt have any chasing ability. But you can avoid mike’s dynamite and prioritise to kill any other enemy in sight.
The method i use to defeat any Dynamike player is to charge your super first. Wait for him to deal damage behind the walls.
If the map happen to have the bush in front of the wall, quickly hide inside the bushes. And then use your super to pierce him through the wall. Next, your range should be not to far from him. Quickly shoot him with your shotgun until he is dead.
Overall, Dynamike is not too hard to deal with. You can quickly run and shoot him if he is poorly positioned. Or use the above method if he is just well positioned.
Used to be the most overpowered brawler in Brawl Stars, El Primo now is no longer hard to deal with, especially if you use Shelly.
First of all, Just by thinking that Shelly counters El Primo. It doesnt mean that you can take El Primo easily. Remember that there is also a very good El Primo user.
El Primo full punch damage is 400, means that if you are not careful enough. You can get yourself destroyed by his punch.
Always keep in mind to maintain the range between El Primo. If he gets too close, be ready to use your knockbacking super shell to knock him off.
Your shotgun rival that you will found mostly on showdown. Bull matchup is according to how the player uses the Bull.
Try to have your range maintain-ed with Bull. In these situations, dealing with Bull in close range is pretty much a death wish.
He have more damage and health for you. But you got that better range and super. Try to poke him from a far and quickly super him when he is coming close.
The key here is to use that range and super advantage wisely against a Bull player. Range means that you will not deal with him too close, and the super advantage means that you have 1 more ammo than him.
If he uses his super to run away, just leave him. Because you usually will not have the movement speed to chase.
The bouncy bullet shooter can be one of Shelly’s tough matchup.
Personally, the one that counters Shelly is the one who can kite her easily. Ricochet is one of those, although rico is as squishy as glass. A good Rico player knows how to position himself, unallowing you to get close near him.
Pretty much dealing with Ricochet is the same against Colt, the only difference is that his bounch bullet can be very hard to dodge if you are between two walls. Avoid narrow place against Ricochet if possible.
The Hide n’ Gank method can be used here to deal against Ricochet. You just need to aim properly and kill him asap before other enemy is coming to you.
Barley is another hard matchup if you deal with him in heist. You will need another partner that can deal with him easily because Shelly is not that good against a barley that know hows to position himself.
Trading hits with him at mid-long range is also not recommended, the best solution is to get to him as near as possible so that you can kill him with the buckshot.
Also be careful against his ultimate, the bottle spam is very damaging and relatively hard to dodge.
The widest area damager in this game. Poco is a mid-range fighter that can be take care by Shelly relatively easy.
You have the range advantage against Poco. But being as near as possible from him is recommended because already of what i have said, Shotgun is best used as close as possible.
Prioritise dealing with Poco over anything in a team based game. His super is basically a lifesaver in most scenario.
Mortis, the most agile brawler from all brawler in this game. Spam him with your shotgun and quickly followed by the supershot.
If Mortis happen to not dodge well, you can kill him. Just try to be aggressive to any Mortis. As a trading hits usually will benefit you more than him.
Bo can be hard to deal with if he knows where to place his ultimate.
You may want to kill him with the longest but safest route possible. Because the short route usually is fulled with the mines.
Prefer to have a tank ready to trigger the trap for you. If the path is cleared, you can quickly go to him and kill him.
Use the guerilla technique against a good Bo user, you may want to dodge the explosive arrow if possible.
Spike is another very damaging brawler that is also squishy. His attack can be either very splashy or be very damaging to 1 person.
If you can happen to get close near him, go for it. If you can’t, just rely on your teammates to kill him.
A Tanker that can charge like Bull or primo can take care of him pretty well.
Crow, a legendary character than shoots a poison. Like any other long-ranged brawler, he can kites you relatively easy.
Dodging Crow’s projectile is also pretty hard because it goes with 3 different forward direction. You may want to go to him while using a block as a shield if there is one.
Or you can try to focus on another enemy and let other teammates to take out the Crow, because personally, Shelly main weaknesses is against a long-ranged brawler. So i dont expect her to deal with Crow easily.
Overall, all 3 of the Shelly upgradable stats is worth to upgrade.
I would prefer to upgrade the health first so that you can survive long enough in showdown.
The second one will be the damage of your buckshot. Because you will spam it frequently. And at showdown, if you happen to have it upgraded along with the fuel packs, Shelly can be able to 3-shot the crate which will save you a tiny bit of time.
The last but not the least will be your super, it has pretty much the same damage of buckshot. But it just happen to have the knockback and farther.
So my personal priority on upgrading your Shelly will be Health > Damage > Super.
Shelly is a close combat person that is not relatively tanky, so health comes first to make sure that you can survive long enough at the battlefield.
Shelly is by my opinion, one of the strongest solo fighter brawler in this game. His super acts as an invaluable 4th ammo that can obliterate every target in sight. Her strengths is her ability to take down even the highest amount of hitpoint brawler in the game. With her shotgun that can kill relatively any foe in this game. Shelly main weaknesses is her inability to deal with long ranged brawler. She will need an assist to deal with them because she does not have any chasing ability in this game.
Use your shotgun to detect enemy in bushes, just try to shoot it because it sometimes will save you from a hiding El Primo. And last, against a long-ranged sniper, you may want to take the advantage of bushes and walls to get near them. Do not be very aggressive in showdown because Shelly is not as tanky as that El Primo or even Bo.
Thanks a lot for all of you that has read all of this Shelly guides up until here.
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