Brawl Stars is one of the most trending mobile games in recent times. The game comes from Supercell, the makers of Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and Clash Royale.
Brawl Stars mobile game is an online multiplayer battle arena and a third-person hero shooter game where players battle against each other or AI opponents in different game modes.
Players can choose between characters called Chromatic Brawlers that they have unlocked in the game through Brawl Boxes, the Brawl Pass, the Trophy road, or purchased from the Store to use in their battles.
The mobile game Brawl Stars has a variety of different game modes that players can participate in, with each mode having a different objective. Players can also invite friends to play with them keeping in mind the maximum team size of the game mode. There are 8 main event types: Gem Grab, Showdown, Duo Showdown, Brawl Ball, Heist, Bounty, Siege, and Hot Zone, in which you battle against other players. Each event has a different main objective.
In the game, it is also possible to purchase Skins through Gems or Star Points, or they can be unlocked through the Battle Pass, which alters the Chromatic Brawlers’ appearance, animations, and sounds or voice of Brawlers.
Brawlers have two selectable Star Powers and one or two Gadgets. Star Powers are passive abilities that can be unlocked at Power Level 9 and Gadgets are limited-use active abilities that can be unlocked at Power Level 7. Gadgets have a 5 Second cooldown between their three uses.
The Brawl Stars mobile game is into its 5th Season, Brawl Stars Starr Force which was launched earlier on February 1, 2021. The space-themed season brought a lot of new variety in terms of Chromatic Brawlers, themed skins, the usual Brawl Boxes, Gems, and a new Brawl Pass to the game.
Gadgets v/s Star Power in Brawl Stars
In the game, the Chromatic Brawlers have three other abilities that are separate from their main attack ability, namely, the Gadgets, the Super, and the Star Power.
Super- as your Brawler deals damage to other enemy Brawlers, your Brawler will build-up a special ability, called a Super. Each Brawler has its own special Super ability, which can, for example, create a shield (Rosa), spawn a canon (Penny), or fire a barrage of rocks (Brock). A damage-dealing Super will then charge-up the next Super if it hits the enemies.
Gadgets- in the game, Brawlers have unlockable abilities called Gadgets. These gadgets must be manually activated during battles. These abilities were first added to the game in March 2020. A Brawlers’ gadget appears in Boxes and in the Shop once the Brawler reaches Power Level 7. Once unlocked, these abilities can be used three times per match and are activated by pressing the Gadget Button. For example, the Take Cover gadget of the Chromatic Brawler Colonel Ruffs, where the gadget enables the Brawler to throw three sandbags down to use it as cover for himself and the three sandbags block non-piercing enemy fire.
Star Power- each Brawler has also had unlockable passive abilities called Star Powers, which can be found in Brawl Boxes, or inside the Shop once the Brawler reaches Power Level 9. Earning the Star Power increases the Brawler’s power level from 9 to 10. Damage dealing Star Powers cannot directly charge the Brawler’s Super, but they can make charging a Super easier, for example, Tick’s Automa-Tick Reload Star Power which allows him to attack more frequently, or Nita’s Hyper Bear Star Power, which allows her Bear to attack faster, charging her Super faster if the Bear is targeting an enemy Brawler. Second Star Powers was introduced in the summer of 2019, in June 2019.
In this article, we will focus on the distinct features of Gadgets and Star Powers, their uses, and their in-game statistics in Brawl Stars. To better understand the features of the gadgets and star powers, we will use the Chromatic Brawler Colonel Ruffs as an example. Colonel Ruffs can be unlocked as a Tier 30 reward in Brawl Pass. Colonel Ruffs’ gadget includes the Take Cover gadget and his Star Power includes the Air Superiority wherein his Super will deal +1000 damage to enemies that are hit by Ruffs Super and also allows his super to destroy walls, bushes, and other obstacles.
The biggest difference between Gadgets and Star Power is that gadgets can only be used a limited number of times in a match. Colonel Ruffs Star Power aids his Super, that is, Supply Drop which involves a beacon that summons a supply drop after a short second delay. An indicator shows the area-of-effect of the attack that damages and knocks back enemies when it hits the ground. Colonel Ruffs Super, with his Air Superiority Star Power, can break walls, which can be very useful for clearing obstacles when playing Brawl Ball Game Mode.
The offensive power of Ruffs can be increased further if he is being buffed by a power-up or uses his Air Superiority Star Power. Since Ruffs Super could be used over walls, it could be used to attack enemies behind a wall. It is more effective with Ruffs Star Power, so his Super could destroy cover and deal more damage.
Colonel Ruffs’ gadget has more defensive use, that is, if your Brawler is in danger, use the gadget Take Cover, as with this Ruffs is able to protect himself as well as his allies while being able to shoot over the sandbags. However, the sandbags will not protect against piercing attacks.
In Brawl Stars, the unlocking procedure of Gadgets and Star Powers are similar, that is through Brawl Boxes in Brawl Pass or Trophy Road and/or purchase them in the Shop after unlocking them at their respective Power Levels of the Chromatic Brawlers.
Be sure to understand every feature of the game before engaging in battles so that pre-gained knowledge is helpful to you in winning battles and earning rewards with them. Also, check out all the new amazing and mouth-watering stuff in the New Season 5 Starr Force and get cracking!
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