Hello fellow brawlers. It is time to brawl. It’s also time for us to talk about Mortis’s gadgets and star powers. We’re gonna break down Mortis’s newest gadget coming in a few days and we’re also going to break down his original gadget and both of his star powers. Then I’m going to rank them all and talk about the best build for Mortis. We’re also going to rank his skins because some people have asked for it. We’re going to talk about his best pins as well.
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MORTIS’ 2nd GADGET
Let’s go ahead and get started. Mortis’ newest gadget is survival shovel and can be used three times per match when Mortis uses this, he reloads faster for the next four seconds and when I say it’s faster, I mean twice as fast normally. Mortis is only able to reload about one and a half shots in four seconds with this ability he can reload three shots in four seconds meaning that if he already has three ammo loaded, we’re talking about six attacks in four seconds here.
You can see how effective it is at improving Mortis’s score in the reload test. Without his gadget and with his gadget activated which Mortis can actually do two times before the test is over. This leads to improvement by eight seconds which is a huge improvement in fact it moves him from being dead last in the reload test to placing 9th out of the 38th rollers in the game.
In fact, during those 4 seconds, Mortis has the third-fastest reload speed in the game making him slightly faster than el Primo and slightly slower than Bea’s reload speed. Now when it comes to the race test this leads to a one-second improvement in Mortis’ race time this might not sound like a lot but when you’re the second-fastest racer at seven and a half seconds, that is a big improvement it’s still not enough to beat Nani. But Mortis’s new race time is 6.5 seconds which is just one-tenth of a second slower than Nani’s.
Now you should know that Mortis’s coiled snake star power is not affected by this gadget so coiled snake won’t load twice as fast when this ability is active. One thing that’s also really important to note is that Mortis cannot activate this in the middle of an attack you must wait until Mortis’ attack animation is complete to use it or you should just use it right before Mortis attacks. If you use it before Mortis attacks and you’re slow to attack you’re actually going to miss out on some time of that increased reload speed.
But if you use it after an attack it might actually distract you from properly using your attacks to get a kill or to avoid shots from enemy players. I think that most players will be better off to use this gadget immediately before Mortis’ first attack so that once they’re then using their attacks they can focus on getting kills or staying away and dodging enemy fire but the best players will certainly master how to use this ability right after an attack. So keep that in mind now the real question is whether this gadget is better or worse than Mortis’ combo spinner gadget.
We’re going to talk about that gadget and then more to say star powers before I rank them all and talk about which ones are actually better. So stick around for that.
Mortis’ first gadget is combo spinner which can be used three times per match. When Mortis uses this ability he spins his shovel around him and deals 1300 damage to enemies up close. It’s a pretty simple ability but it is much stronger now that Mortis can actually move while he’s using it. Without a super already charged this increases Mortis’ burst damage from 3780 to 5080 damage which is significant because it allows him to burst down the following brawlers that he could not burst down before. Bo, Colt, Dynamike, Emz, Gale, Gene, Jessie, Leon, Max, Penny, Shelly, Sprout, Surge, and Tara.
That’s a significant improvement to the number of brawlers that Mortis can kill around which is what makes this ability so deadly.
Mortis’ first star power is creepy harvest. With this star power equipped Mortis heals 1800 health whenever he kills an enemy brawler. This adds a huge amount of health to Mortis and is one of the strongest underused star powers in the game. An average brawler can deal about 2000 max damage with a single attack obviously some can do more and others can do less but it does give you an idea. That this is like Mortis healing enough to survive one or two more ammo from most brawlers sometimes that’s all he needs to kill a second or a third brawler.
And as long as the brawlers keep coming there is no limit to the amount that he can heal which means that in the hands of a skilled player he can stay alive and get kills without Mortis’ coiled snake star power and this star power is insanely strong.
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Mortis’ second star power is coiled snake. With this star power equipped Mortis gains a dash bar and after 3.5 seconds of charging that bar after Mortis reaches full ammo, his dash range is increased by 75 percent. That’s close to a two-tile increase which moves Mortis from having the shortest attack range in the game to having the fourth shortest range attack in the game. Improvement is improvement and although Mortis is fun to play he can use all the help that he can get because he is difficult to master and honestly the additional damage is really nice for Mortis because it helps him get a lot closer to enemies if he’s willing to wait long enough for it to charge up.
Now let’s compare Mortis’ gadget and star power, So I can recommend the best build for Mortis then we’ll rate his skins and his pins from worst to best. When it comes to Mortis’ gadget I think it is a no-brainer which one you should be using most of the time. In the three-second assassin test, the amount of damage that Mortis can do with this combo spinner and survival shovel gadgets is actually almost exactly the same even if you expand the test from three seconds to seven seconds the damage is still almost exactly the same. Technically combo spinner deals 40 more damage than the additional attack that you would get from his survival shovel gadget but that 40 additional damage is not enough to take out any additional brawlers over the damage from the survival shovel gadget.
And on top of that with survival shovel Mortis is closer to reloading his next attack than without it. It’s not by much but it is enough to sway the favor towards survival shovel but the real reason why you would want survival shovel over combo spinner almost every single time is it helps Mortis get closer or further away from his target depending on what he wants to do while combo spinner doesn’t actually move Mortis at all. Now the reason why you would want to use combo spinner is the fact that it is an instant gratification gadget meaning that you don’t actually have to plan ahead when you’re going to use it.
Additionally, maybe there’s a situation where you’d want to use combo spinner without having to move Mortis for some reason but if you’re smart with the way you play with Mortis’s survival shovel gadget it is definitely the one you should play with most of the time and that is true no matter which mode or map you are playing Mortis on.
I think that combo spinner is an A tier gadget. It’s really solid but survival shovel is an S-tier gadget that I think players should use most of the time.
When it comes to Mortis’s star powers it depends on a couple of factors. If you’re playing showdown definitely go with coiled snake. Team fights are typically a little bit more rare in showdown especially when you’re playing Mortis so you’re typically going to get a little bit more value playing coiled snake than creepy harvest. If you’re playing Mortis in a 3v3 mode it’s going to depend a lot on your level of skill. I think that creepy harvest is a B tier star power for most players. But for one percent of Mortis players that are insanely good, it’s an S tier gadget but most players should probably go with coiled snake myself included.
I’m not a bad Mortis player but I prefer playing with coiled snake because it makes a lot easier to play Mortis versus his creepy harvest star power which requires some previous skill already. Coiled snake I would say is an A tier for most players and it would also be an S tier for the really skilled players. So it’s better for most but when it comes to skilled players they could probably go with either one and make them work out just fine.
When it comes to Mortis’s best build, I think the choice is really simple. The combo spinner gadget and coiled snake star power is the right build for the lowest skilled Mortis players. Combo spinner can be used as an instant value where survival shovel does require a bit of forethought and skill and coiled snake just makes Mortis so much simpler to play. Now the survival shovel gadget and creepy harvest star power might be the right build for the absolutely elite Mortis players who can stay alive in riskier situations just because they’re so good at managing their ammo and their health and dodging shots and just keeping track of all that.
But the survival shovel gadget and coiled snake star power is the right build for 95 percent of Mortis players and using this combo will make mortise a much better brawler. Now I’ve already argued my case as to why Mortis is not a good option in brawl ball but survival shovel actually has me thinking that Mortis might be a decent option in brawl ball. Mortis is a trickier brawler to balance and this small change might be exactly what he needs to really thrive in the mode.
So I’m really excited about this gadget to be released and of course, no brawler build is complete without talking about the best skins and pins.
I think it goes without saying that no hat Mortis is the worst skin in the game. There’s a reason that the community begged for the hat when it was originally taken out of the game in fact this might be the worst base model out of all the brawlers in my opinion. Next, I would have to go with top hat Mortis it’s like no hat Mortis but like 10 times better because of the hat that is just that good guys.
It was actually a pretty tough call for me to choose the third best skin I decided to go with rockabilly Mortis but it was actually really super close I really like the theme a lot and I do have a special place in my heart for this skin. The only reason why I did not pick it from Mortis’s second best skin was because it doesn’t have any attack or animation changes though I do like the changes of his winning and his losing animation.
For the second-best skin, I’m going to go with night witch Mortis. I know some people really hate this skin but I actually think it’s pretty funny it’s meant to be humorous not taken so seriously. I love the Clash Royale and Brawlstar’s crossover but the real reason why I love this skin is because of the attack and the super animation changes. I especially love the glowing purple circle when you use his super and if you can get over the cringe of the skin it’s actually a pretty sweet one but still not as sweet as my favorite Mortis skin and that is rogue Mortis.
By far this skin has it all a custom winning and losing animation a sweet new set of clothes a voice change and that’s all on top of his attack and his super animation changes which look super awesome. The sand from his attack, the sand tornado from his super, it’s just so cool such a great addition to the game.
As for Mortis’s pins. I don’t think it’s too tough of a call. The base pin is obviously my least favorite right. I do like the thumbs up pin a lot. Blood sweat pin is my second favorite it’s kind of cool I’m not sure how often I want to use it.
But the happy heart pin is my favorite for Mortis you get a kill you drop that smug Mortis emote it’s kind of the perfect way to show your love to your enemies without like being too toxic. If you ask me although if you drop any emote after you get a kill usually people are gonna take it it’s like a toxic response either way though.
So this is the ultimate Mortis build, Rogue Mortis skin, smug emote pin, the survival shovel gadget, and the coiled snake star power. Let me know in the comment section if you guys disagree at all. Make sure you subscribe for more best brawler builds like this one.
Until then PEACE!