Learn more about the Brawl Stars Event - Gem Grab! Check this guide on the game mode's rules and objectives, recommended Brawlers, gameplay tips, & more!
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What is Gem Grab?
Hold 10 Crystals For 15 Seconds
Gem Grab maps periodically spawn crystals at the center of the map. The main objective is to collect crystals / gems as a team, and hold at least 10 of these for 15 seconds to win.
Dying Spills Crystals On The Floor
The crystals you collect will stay with you until the game ends or you die. If you die, the crystals you have on you will fall to the floor, and anyone will be able to pick it up!
No Time Limit
Currently, there is no time limit during the game. The countdown timer will be 15 seconds, and will only start once either team has at least 10 gems, or more.
Adjust Your Playstyle Accdg. To Situation
When the countdown timer starts, if you are winning, play it safe so that the enemy team will not be able to get your gems. If you are on the opposing side, it would be better to start getting aggressive, and force a turnover of gems!
Best Brawlers For Gem Grab
Best Tier Brawler List for Gem Grab Mode
S Tier Brawlers for Gem Grab Mode
|PAM|| - Can heal herself & allies with Super |
- Attacks cover wide area, allowing her to protect general gem mine area
|PENNY|| - Super summons Cannon that can defend gem area |
- Normal attacks can pierce & hit multiple enemies at once
|SPIKE|| - Normal attacks can do AoE damage to protect gem mine |
- Super can slow and prohibit enemy movement
|NITA|| - Bear summon is extra obstacle in the game |
- Has mid-range attacks that can be used to chase enemies with gems
|LEON|| - Spinning blades deal more damage the closer it is to the target|
- Special allows him to disappear, great for backing away or ambushing enemies
A Tier Brawlers for Gem Grab Mode
|POCO|| - Super can heal himself or teammates |
- Normal attacks move fast, spread wide, & can hit multiple enemies
|BARLEY|| - Can do area denial with AoE attacks |
- Can protect gem mine area while behind walls
|BROCK|| - Rockets are great for area denials and deterring enemy movement|
- Special can easily take out grouped enemies at the mine
|GENE|| - Special can pull enemy brawler to your team side. |
- Easy to hit and can interfere heal of enemies
B Tier Brawlers for Showdown Mode
|EL PRIMO||- Tanky HP can make him effective as gem carrier|
- Super can be useful to chase after enemies or run away from fight
|TARA||- Normal attack can pierce through multiple enemies|
- Black Hole can be used to save allies and is good for combining with ally Specials for the most damage
|SHELLY||- Deals high burst damage up close, best for ambushing gem carrying Brawlers|
- Wide attacks can hit single or multiple Brawlers
|DARRYL||- Special lets him catch up to enemies who are trying to escape|
- Dual shotguns deal tons of damage with every shot
|BULL|| - Normal attacks do a lot of damage|
- Special can knockback enemies and destroy barriers
Pam - High Damage Healer
Pam's normal attack has a wide area of effect, great for denying enemies with access to the Gem Mine. Place her Special, the healing turret, near the mine to continuously heal your team while taking control of the mine.Check Out How to Play PAM Here
Leon - Ambush Professional
Leon is a powerful brawler whose specialty lies in ambushing enemies. Stay in the grass and once an enemy goes into your range, use your normal attack to quickly take them out! His attack can also harass enemies trying to get near the mine.Check Out How To Play LEON Here
Penny - Cannon Area Denial
Penny's power lies in her Special so charge it up as soon as possible! Her cannon can shoot enemies from behind walls as soon as they come into its range!Check Out How To Play PENNY Here
Nita - Additional Bear Brawler
Nita's Big Baby Bear is an extra hand that is useful in Gem Grab. It can push enemies back, serving as a line of defense so that your team can take down any Brawler attempting to attack you.Check Out How To Play NITA Here
Tips For Playing Gem Grab
Gain Control Of Gem Mine Early
If you are able to gain control of the gem mine early, you'll be able to dictate the flow of the match. You can keep enemy Brawlers a distance away from the mine while being able to collect gems for your team.
Push Frontline to Dominate Mine
Controlling the mine is an advantage you need to aim for! Push your frontline to the edge of the mine to get control it, then start to defend through all the sides of the battlefield.
Group Up with Allies When Being Pursued
Use your numbers to your advantage when fighting enemies! When being pursued, head near your allies to receive backup. Zip through obstacles and grass when running to stay out of enemy fire.
When Winning, Retreat When Countdown Starts
When your team is winning, it's better to play on the safe side and keep near your team & side of the map. These will prevent you from getting eliminated and losing the gems you have in your hold.
When Losing, Attack Enemy With Most Gems
If you're on the losing side of the match, work with your team to take down the enemy Brawler who is holding the most gems. Eliminating them automatically resets the countdown, allowing you time to turn the match to your favor.
Gem Grab Event Map List
Chill Cave Features & Tips
Patches of grass can be located near the center of the cave where the gems spawn. Use these patches of grass to ambush players who go for the gems in the middle! This will net you lots of kills and gems for your team!
Crystal Cavern Features & Tips
There is quite an open space surrounding the gem spawn point. Your best bet is to weave in and out of the grass when collecting gems. This will make you an elusive target for enemies!
Deathcap Cave Features & Tips
Deathcap Cave's gem spawn point is surrounded by an open area. Use a tanky Brawler like Bull or El Primo to be able to get to the center and collect gems! Long range Brawlers like Colt and Bo will be able to sniper enemies from far away!
Deep Siege Features & Tips
This map features tons of grass and walls that you can use for hiding and cover respectively. To flush enemies out of their hiding places use Brawlers that do AoE damage like Brock or shred obstacles to pieces with Brawlers like Shelly!
Echo Chamber Features & Tips
The Echo Chamber features two bodies of water on either side of the Gem spawn point. Long range Brawlers can easily pin down any opponent trying to get near the gems! If you want to take a chance and collect gems, go with tanky or fast Brawlers!
Flooded Mine Features & Tips
The Flooded Mine has lots of grass on the map. This will help speedy Brawlers weave in and out of grass to collect gems and avoid encounters! Brawlers that can deal AoE damage will be helpful in scouting for hiding enemies!
Hard Rock Mine
Hard Rock Mine Features & Tips
Hard Rock Mine possesses an absurd amount of grass! Brawlers that can burst down enemies will be helpful in taking down hidden opponents! A Bo with Star Power will trhive in this map!
Stone Fort Features & Tips
It will be difficult for long range Brawlers to shoot at enemies grabbing gems in this map since there are a lot of sturdy walls. It is best to stick with close range Brawlers and use the grass near the Gem spawn point to ambush enemies!
Undermine Features & Tips
The Undermine features a lot of grass on its sides. It will be helpful to go into the grass to lose enemies chasing after you! You can also use close range Brawlers to make quick work of enemies that follow you into the grass!