Hello everyone, SparkyIsLife here and today I will be showing you the Ultimate Guide to winning Heist mode in Brawl Stars!
Heist mode is one of the Brawl Stars game modes in which you either have to defend the safe or blow it open. Deaths do not matter in this mode and it is very interesting to play and very strategy based.
Best Brawlers for Heist Mode?
There are 15 characters in Brawl Stars which is something that you all should know by now.
I will be telling you some of the characters you would want to use and some that are terrible in this mode.
In S Tier, we have 2 outstanding characters that can throw over walls, still undercover and rain their high CC DPS Supers and Attacks to shred through enemies.
These characters are Dynamike and Barely. Both have the ability to shoot over walls and completely block off entire lanes. These two characters damage is often underestimated and do critical damage. They are very useful for taking down Bulls and El Primos and both have decent health.
Mortis is a very quick character who can dash places very fast, making him extremely hard to catch when it comes to attacking the safe, or covering multiple lanes on a 3 pronged attack. Even if he dies (a melee character with 800 base health) he can dash back into battle to support his team. His Super sends a huge swarm of bats that tears through their enemies and restores Mortis’s health allowing him to keep swinging on a safe or an El Primo.
In A Tier, we have 2 tanks, Bull and El Primo.
Bull is a midrange shotgunner with pools of health and his super can break through walls and dive the safe, which is very important as an attacker. His massive damage from the shotgun blasts can tear through Safes, Ricochets, Colts and Brock’s with ease. He is a big meat shield with good damage. Just make sure you have your team running up with you when you dive.
El Primo is a huge monster tank with 1300 HP (Sparky one-shots him XD) and has the most HP in the game. He is classified as a melee character even though he has a slight range like the Prince or Night Witch form Clash Royale. His jump ability also can break through walls and is great to travel to the back line to fight through Barleys and Dynamikes.
The last Brawler in the A Tier is Poco. Poco is a backline character that shoots wide sound waves with massive range. His super can also heal friendly Brawlers so with this character on defence you will want to be playing “safety” which I will describe later. On the attack, stay behind El Primos, Bears, Bulls as Poco is somewhat squishy. His DPS is good and is a strong Brawler in any mode.
The B Tier has 3 viable support options in Spike, Shelly and Nita.
Spike and Nita have the same purpose. Play from mid range, be accurate and use your super as a combo with another brawler.
Use Spike to keep defenders on the safe so your Primo, Shelly, Dynamike, Poco, Barley or Bull can kill them all while damaging the Safe or to halt people on the advance to your Safe. As Shelly you want to play a bit more aggressive than Spike but you must go in with a Bull or an El Primo to stay alive. With Nita, throw your Bear on the safe like a Dynamike so the other team’s focus is on the Bear instead of your Dynamike or Barely.
These 3 are all good viable options and they are just overshadowed by some Brawlers in A and S Tier.
The C Tier has average Brawlers.
I will say that all of the Brawlers are pretty balanced except maybe El Primo’s range.
Raven, Bo and Ricochet are all good Brawlers, it is just that Raven does not really excel in Heist mode and is much better in the original Gem Mine mode or the bounty mode. Bo is a straight line shooter which traditionally does not do well in heist. Ricochet does better in Heist but he has only 500 health, making him very squishy and not as viable as other characters.
D Tier: The D Tier has Brawlers that I would never use in heist.
Brock is a squishy long ranged straight line shooter. There are walls in front of the safe for a reason and the winding walls won’t let the rockets get very far. Plus, you have to land a direct hit to deal any significant damage.
Colt is another straight line shooter, better than Brock but does not do well because of how mobile Mortis, Primo, the Bear and Bull are.
Jessie is the best of the bunch but her turret is usually visible in grass. She has decent damage but is completely outshined by Ricochet. Also, her turret is her Super so she has no high damage attack to shred a Safe on offense.
Offensive Strategies in Heist
Offense is probably the easiest to do in heist!
You just have to be consistent, know your map and coordinate your attacks and team composition.
For team composition, I would use a slot method (Well, If you have a team).
- Tank. You need a tank to win the game. (El Primo, Bull)
- Grenadier: You need a high DPS CC Brawler who can throw over walls to kill the enemy. (Barely, Dynamike)
- Well rounded support: This slot is kind of like a runner in Clash Royale. You need a support who is good at offense and defense and is not too squishy. (Shelly, Nita, Poco, Mortis, Spike)
On offense you must know the map that you are playing on.
The best players in other similar games like CS:GO and Overwatch know exactly where everything is on each map so they can plan their strategies accordingly.
The 2nd thing is that you must have team coordination. You must be able to coordinate your attacks.
The best way to do this is join a band with people you know or a Discord or Skype chat so you can communicate with each other, giving you an edge over your opponents.
Never get desperate and go on suicide runs in the last few minutes of the game. Any decent defense system can shut this down before you reach the safe and you will lose.
Instead, coordinate an attack.
While attacking, make sure you pick 2 lanes to play in. One of the lanes must bait out a Dynamike/Barley/CC Brawler so the splash doesn’t kill your whole team, giving the opposing team free ultimate charge.
If the opposing team doesn’t have a splash character, I like to send all the Brawlers on my team down 1 lane which will overrun the defense.
If this doesn’t work, try faking or feinting out your opponents by hiding in bushes, mixing up lane choice and sending different combinations and numbers of brawlers down each lane.
Once a strategy cracks through the defense, keep using that attack strategy until the opponents adjust.
The biggest thing you want to do is make the defenders converge on your tank at the back of the map. When this happens, you can rush the safe with your high DPS characters and do major damage.
Defensive Strategies in Heist
Defense is probably the hardest end of Heist. Thanks god for the new balance changes!
Anyways, I don’t have that many tips for this section.
Use the same slot method as for attacking except that Jessie could be used in Slot 3. I will explain the concept of the “FREE SAFETY” defense. This is the defense that I believe works best. I saw Spencer23$ and The Rum Ham using this method before the balance updates and they were winning at least ⅔.
The plan is to have your tank character charging in taking out the backline, and your 3 slot character controlling the middle lane and making sure the tank character stays alive and doing massive DPS. The second slot character stands near the 2 walls closest to the safe and finishes off players who run through and running up to help with team fights. Also, the safety must get all the feints and fakes to make sure an El Primo, Bull or Mortis can’t slip by and dive the safe.
2 Extra Tips: Do not use a wall breaking super on your safe on defense or else you will destroy your own walls. Also, on defense, stay up and don’t collapse on a diving character. Just get your free safety to get him.
That is it for now everyone and I hope you enjoyed my 1,490 something word guide! I hope too see you in game! Maybe even join my clan, Proud Canadians. 🙂 That’s it for now…