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Showdown Mode Strategy Guide - Brawler Tier List & Maps

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Learn more about the Brawl Stars Event - Showdown Mode! Check this guide on the game mode's rules and objectives, recommended Brawlers, gameplay strategies, & more!

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What Is Showdown Mode?

The Brawl Stars Version Of Battle Royal

Brawl Stars Showdown Mode Team Solo Guide & Tips

In Showdown Mode, the players' objective is to be the last Brawler standing! It's every Brawler for himself or herself - use the best of your skills to eliminate all your opponents and come out on top!

Available In Solo Or Duo Mode

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

You can choose to play Showdown by yourself or with a teammate! In Duo Showdown, your teammate can revive you, giving you another chance to achieve victory!

Brawl It Out With 10 Players Per Match

Brawl Stars Game Mode List Guide Tips

In Showdown, there's a total of 10 players, including yourself. This applies for both Duo and Solo modes.

Match Lasts Until Last Brawler Standing

In Showdown, the match lasts until there's one Brawler or team of Brawlers left standing! Depending on your chosen Brawler, go all-out on the offensive or stick to the bushes and work on some sneak attacks!

Map Gets Smaller As Game Time Progresses

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

As the game progresses, a lethal damage zone will slowly creep in from the edge of the map; damaging anyone and anything within the vicinity. Try not to stay in a single spot too long when hiding from your rivals, you might soon find yourself trapped and left for dead!

Get Buffs With Power Up Items From Chests & Enemies

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

By killing a rival or smashing open treasure chests around the map, you will be able to obtain power-up items which boosts your attack & HP the more you collect. Beware of the number above the character's head, it represents how powerful they have become!

Best Brawlers For Solo Showdown

Best Tier Brawler List for Solo Showdown Mode

S Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
DARRYL ImageDARRYL- High damage in short-range combat
- Great for ambushing enemies
- Strong SUPER with STAR POWER
ROSA ImageROSA- Deals tons of damage in close range
- Super negates a huge amount of damage for a time
BIBI ImageBIBI- Great for ambushing enemies in the grassy part of the map
- Home Run Bar can be used to pushback chasing enemies

A+ Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
CARL ImageCARL- His pickaxe returns if there are surrounding walls. Use walls to higher DPS
LEON ImageLEON- Can get in and out of combat easily due to his high mobility
CROW ImageCROW- Can deal good damage over time with poison attacks which prevents heal of enemies
- Fast movement to catch up to enemies or escape them
BULL ImageBULL- High burst damage in close range, especially deadly when using surprise attack from bushes
- Special useful for engaging or disengaging from combat
BARLEY ImageBARLEY-Can harass enemies from behind obstacles
SHELLY ImageSHELLY- Can deal a ton of damage in close range
- Super momentarily stuns and pushes back enemies, perfect for a quick escape or finishing them off
- Band-Aid Star Power increases survivability

A Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
BROCK ImageBROCK- Brock can deal high damage with long-range rockets
- Super can hit a wide area with multiple powerful rockets
RICO ImageRICO- Normal shot can bounce off walls, letting you attack behind obstacles and avoid getting hit
SPIKE ImageSPIKE- Attack travels far and can hit multiple enemies if it splits into smaller projectiles
- Super can slow down enemies chasing at you
COLT ImageCOLT- Long range burst damage can quickly take down enemies
- Super can break walls and damage those behind it
MORTIS ImageMORTIS- Normal attack can also double as an evasive manuever
- Super can be used to heal himself, allowing you to fight for longer
PAM ImagePAM- Pam can sustain herself using her turret. Her second Star Power can also damage enemies that come too close
DYNAMIKE ImageDYNAMIKE- Dynamike can use his normal and Super attacks to throw over walls and obstacles, allowing you to engage enemies safely
PENNY ImagePENNY- Penny can use her turret to remotely deal damage to enemies. Hide her turret in bushes to keep enemies on their toes

B Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
BO ImageBO- Attacks have a long range, and can hit an enemy multiple times if fired correctly
- Traps can immediately eliminate unsuspecting enemies
GENE ImageGENE- Super can pull low health enemies for you to burst them down
- Normal attacks cover a long and wide range
NITA ImageNITA- Nita can summon her bear to use as a decoy for enemies. Since the bear soaks up much damage, Nita can use it as a moving shield
EL PRIMO ImageEL PRIMO- El Primo's high health allows him to absorb as much damage as possible. You can dive in on certain fights and survive

Darryl - Can Initiate Out Of Nowhere

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Darryl is a highly agile Brawler due to his Super. He can ambush enemies out of nowhere by using his Super to quickly get to the enemy's location. Once he is close enough, he can then burst down enemies with his double shotguns!

Check Out How To Play DARRYL Here

Rosa - Walks It Off

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Rosa's high health pool allows her to take a ton of damage in a fight! Getting up close and personal with enemies will also quickly charge up her Super, giving her a temporary shield that blocks a high percentage of damage!

Check Out How To Play ROSA Here

Bibi - Versatile Home Run Bar

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Bibi can use her Home Run Bar a number of ways. It can be used to pushback enemies chasing you, or chase down enemies that are trying to run away. Bibi's versatility makes her a great Brawler in Showdown.

Check Out How To Play BIBI Here

Best Brawlers For Duo Showdown

Best Tier Brawler List for Duo Showdown Mode

S Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
DARRYL ImageDARRYL - High damage in short-range combat
- Great for ambushing enemies
ROSA ImageROSA - Deals tons of damage in close range
- Super negates a huge amount of damage for a time
LEON ImageLEON - Can get in and out of combat easily due to his high mobility
- Super can turn him invisible, allowing him to sneak up behind and burst enemies down
PAM ImagePAM- Can deploy a healing turret that will regenerate health for teammates, allowing them to fight longer

A+ Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
BARLEY ImageBARLEY - Attacks stay on the ground for a time, damaging enemies that walk over it.
- Can harass enemies from behind obstacles.
CARL ImageCARL- His pickaxe returns if there are surrounding walls. Use walls to higher DPS.
- Super can eliminate multiple opponents, but be wary about shotgunners.
- Nicer support in Duo Mode

A Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
BROCK ImageBROCK- Brock can deal high damage with long-range rockets
- Super can hit a wide area with multiple powerful rockets
BULL ImageBULL- High burst damage in close range, especially deadly when using surprise attack from bushes
- Special useful for engaging or disengaging from combat
RICO ImageRICO- Normal shot can bounce off walls, letting you attack behind obstacles and avoid getting hit
SPIKE ImageSPIKE- Attack travels far and can hit multiple enemies if it splits into smaller projectiles
- Super can slow down enemies chasing at you
GENE ImageGENE- Super can pull low health enemies for you to burst them down
- Normal attacks cover a long and wide range

B Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
BO ImageBO- Attacks have a long range, and can hit an enemy multiple times if fired correctly
- Traps can immediately eliminate unsuspecting enemies
COLT ImageCOLT - Long range burst damage can quickly take down enemies
- Super can break walls and damage those behind it
SHELLY ImageSHELLY- Can deal a ton of damage in close range
- Super momentarily stuns and pushes back enemies, perfect for a quick escape or finishing them off
CROW ImageCROW - Can deal good damage over time with poison attacks
- Fast movement to catch up to enemies or escape them
POCO ImagePOCO- Does decent amount of damage with a fast firing rate
- Super heals himself and his allies

Leon - High Damage Ambusher

LEON Image

As an ambush character, hide in bushes and come out to take out enemies with his high-damage attacks! His Camouflage Super can help to scout out enemies for your team.

Check Out How To Play LEON Here

Darryl - Tanky Brawler For Sustain

DARRYL Image

Darrryl's tankiness allows him to take a lot more damage especially in heated fights with enemies up close. If paired with a healer, it would take a lot for enemies to bring this Brawler down!

Check Out How To Play DARRYL Here

Rosa - Damage Dealer & Soaker

ROSA Image

Rosa's large health pool and Super will allow her to take lots of damage before getting eliminated. If she activates her super, she will negate a huge percentage of the incoming damage.

Check Out How To Play ROSA Here

Pam - High Damage Healer

PAM Image

Pam is a very useful Brawler to have in Duo Showdown since her Super can heal the team, allowing them to survive for longer in battle!

Check Out How To Play PAM Here

Strategy For Playing Showdown

Use Different Tactics For Each Brawler

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

It's best to know what each Brawler can do & the types of attacks they have. For example, long-range Brawler can counter short range rivals by kiting them and chipping them off before they get close. Close range Brawler can hide in bushes to launch a surprise burst of attack.

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Destroy Boxes To Get Power-Ups Before Brawling

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Before attempting to attack another Brawler, make sure that you're buffed up from the power-ups you can get by destroying boxes. These can be found around the map & increase your HP & attack damage. Having around 3 power ups early on will boost your survival in late battle!

Use Bushes To Ambush Enemies Or Heal

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

The many bushes found in the Showdown maps will help you last longer in the match. Use them to hide and ambush enemy Brawlers or lose them to quickly heal & fight another day.

Ambush Other Brawlers After A Fight

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

When you notice a Brawl happening near you, lay in wait and ambush the Brawler that comes out victorious. They'll have lower HP and you can easily take them down and grab their power ups.

Tips When Playing in Duos

Always Cover Your Teammate

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Playing solo can easily get both of you killed. Work together by providing cover for each other, especially if one is being pursued by an enemy. Always be alert on what's happening to your team!

Stay Alive to Revive Teammate

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

If either you or your teammate dies, defeated member can respawn as long as the other is still alive. Prioritize this and stay out of fights until you or your teammate are back in the battlefield.

Prioritize Defeating Remaining Enemy Team Members

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Don't give other teams the chance to revive their teammates. After you've dealt with one of the enemy pairs, make sure to pursue and defeat the remaining member before the other one respawns!

Showdown Event Maps List

Double Trouble

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Double Trouble

Double Trouble Features & Tips

This map has a lot of open areas perfect for long range Brawlers to snipe other players. Despite this, remember that there are also walls that can give you cover if you find yourself low on health and ammo!

Dune Drift

Dune Drift

Dune Drift Features & Tips

Dune Drift starts out with fairly few obstacles around the map. However, as the match progresses, it will feature more obstacles as all Brawlers start moving towards to the center. Best to use mid-range Brawlers to be as versatile as possible.

Erratic Blocks

Erratic Blocks

Erratic Blocks Features & Tips

This map features a ton of obstacles littered around the map. It is a tight map which will force a lot of Brawlers into close quarter situations. However, Thrower Brawlers are also great in this map since they can throw over walls.

Eye Of The Storm

Eye Of The Storm

Eye Of The Storm Features & Tips

The eye of the storm is a kind of circular map that has its fair share of obstacles scattered around the map. It features both open and tight spaces. It is recommended to use midrange Brawlers to be versatile in several situations.

Feast Or Famine

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Feast Or Famine

Feast Or Famine Features & Tips

It would be best to move away from the patch of grass at the center of the map. Instead explore around the map and pick off enemies until the clouds force you to go to the middle. A Brawler that can burst down enemies can get the job done here.

Flying Fantasies

Flying Fantasies

Flying Fantasies Features & Tips

This map allows you to be very mobile due to the amount of Jump Pads scattered around the map. You can use them to get close to enemies, escape enemies, or even escape the poison gas!

Hot Point

Hot Point

Hot Point Features & Tips

This map will feature only a few paths to get to the center. Using this, you can to a certain extent, where enemy Brawlers will be passing from. You can hide in the small patches of grass around the map and wait to ambush enemies.

Passage

Passage

Passage Features & Tips

There is only a small space on the center of the map due to the rivers coming from its sides. Close range Brawlers are great in this map since they can exploit the closed space the map forces them in during the later parts of the match.

Rockwall Brawl

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Rockwall Brawl

Rockwall Brawl Features & Tips

Rockwall Brawl features a ton of walls that can block your and your enemy's line of sights. Brawlers that can shoot over walls are recommended to damage enemies trying to take cover!

Royal Runway

Royal Runway

Royal Runway Features & Tips

Despite having some relatively open spaces on the outer areas of the map, it also features a small center where Showdowns are most likely to happen. Close to midrange Brawlers are great in the endgame for this map.

Scorched Stone

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Scorched Stone

Scorched Stone Features & Tips

Scorched Stone will have both open spaces and tight areas which you will need to cover. It would be best to keep safe till later on in the game. Then use mid range Brawlers like Shelly to bring down opponents in the end game.

Skull Creek

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Skull Creek

Skull Creek Features & Tips

Skull Creek has lots of areas to hide and take cover from. Use Brawlers that can break barriers to expose hidden enemies!

Stormy Plains

Stormy Plains

Stormy Plains Features & Tips

There is a high concentration of obstacles in the center of the map. Despite being very open on the outer part of the map, it is recommended to choose a close range Brawler to clean up and finish the job in the late-game.

Thousand Lakes

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Thousand Lakes

Thousand Lakes Features & Tips

Thousand Lakes features tons of bodies of water along the map. Mid range Brawlers will be best suited to use in this map. To add to this, Brawlers that can traverse this like Bull and Darryl can get around in this map pretty well.

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