Brawl Stars: Best Brawlers to Play for Showdown Dune Drift Map


Here's some quick tips and guide on how to survive and win Brawl Star's Showdown event mode (Dune Drift Map), in the fast-paced multiplayer online battle arena mobile game app for Android and iOS players.

Before anything else, also refer to our guide here for basic info on Showdown, I will no longer explain some of them on this guide. Link here: Brawl Stars: How To Survive, Win, and Farm Trophies in Showdown
Brawl Stars: Best Brawlers to Play for Showdown Dune Drift Map

Solo Showdown Map List:

   - Cavern Churn
   - Dune Drift
   - Hot Maze
   - Skull Creek

Solo Showdown (Dune Drift Map)

Quick Map Details:

Spawn Points

   - Scattered across the map, outer spawn points are more suitable for campers while the inner spawn points for aggressive brawlers.
   - I highly suggest that you learn the spawn point locations and enemy movements especially for campers.

Boxes and Power Cubes

   - Boxes will randomly appear near spawn points, but most of them can be found around the center area (scattered). Boxes are somewhat easy to get, even with Brawlers that requires multiple hits to break boxes.
   - Memorize their locations to help you decide where to go early on. Watch the "Map Preview" right from the start to check the locations of the boxes.

Other Map Details

   - Bushes are easy to scout, almost designed for ranged Brawlers. Obstacles also got some wide spaces between them giving ranged Brawlers more space to move and attack.

Suggested Brawlers for Farming Trophies

   - Getting 10th or 9th place here isn't common unless you are too aggressive and careless. Also, if you find your matches too long or annoying because of campers or teamers, try to play again after a couple of minutes to reshuffle competing players.

Camper Mode (Range+HP)

Brawl Stars - ShellyBrawl Stars - NitaBrawl Stars - BoBrawl Stars - FrankBrawl Stars - PamBrawl Stars - PocoBrawl Stars - Gene
   - Examples: Shelly, Nita, Bo, Frank, Pam, Poco, Gene, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ Trophies.

Your Aim (Quick Tips and Strategies)

   - Grab Power Cubes that you can (sacrifice boxes if being chased by someone stronger).

   - Use all bushes nearest to you for hiding, if you spawned near the center, try to move towards the corners. Only attack if needed, and survive until there are only around 6 left, then go a bit aggressive or continue hiding.

   - Check enemy movements to track which locations near you are safe.
   - Avoid getting sandwiched or trapped, transfer quickly to a not so crowded area early on if needed.
   - If there are too many campers, moving a lot would be risky, if possible fend off enemies to defend your position or area.

   - Moving from bushes to bushes can be tricky, so always watch enemy movements to learn when to move. Example: When they are no enemies nearby or while they are fighting.

   - Once those poison clouds closes in to the center, keep hidden if possible to avoid being targeted by enemy auto attacks, and use those obstacles as shield. Use your range and pick your fights well, if possible, try to wait for them to hit each other first before joining in.

Camper Mode (HP+Move Speed)

Brawl Stars - BullBrawl Stars - El PrimoBrawl Stars - Darryl
   - Examples: Bull, El Primo, Darryl, Mortis, and similar Brawlers.

   - Same strategy above but this time if you get spotted, use your move speed to dodge and escape from long ranged attacks. Do not run in a straight line to be less predicable.

   - You'll be in a disadvantage once the fight is taken to the center because of your range, so use those obstacles and remaining bushes to your advantage. If you can survive well, getting top 5 should come smoothly.

   - Note: This map is ok for melee type Brawlers, but there are better maps for these guys, especially if you have great upgrades. Darryl and Mortis however can be good here to pick off squishy or low HP targets (best if you have their Star Power unlocked).

Aggressive Mode (Ranged or Range+Move Speed)

Brawl Stars - ColtBrawl Stars - BrockBrawl Stars - PiperBrawl Stars - TaraBrawl Stars - LeonBrawl Stars - SpikeBrawl Stars - CrowBrawl Stars - Barley
   - Examples: Colt, Brock, Piper, Tara, Leon, Spike, Crow, Barley, Dynamike, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ trophies.

   - I highly recommend ranged Brawlers here because their range alone is deadly for this map.

   - For Brawlers having a nice move speed and range is even better here because you can escape from melee Brawlers or easily chase targets.  Move Speed would also let you run faster towards the center to break even more boxes.

Auto and Manual Aiming (Quick Tips)

   - Playing range brawlers needs player skill to aim well and hit your attacks, practice first if you like.

   - Never use auto aim from a far location trying to attack a moving target, it will likely miss. Use manual aiming and adjust your target line to where they are going (also depends on bullet speed).
   - TIP: For Colt that can do multiple hits per attack, it is best to also match the movement of your target after firing an attack, this would help land all hits.

   - Use manual aiming when scouting bushes as well, and move while shooting to cover more space. Recommended for attacks that dishes multiple bullets like Colt.
   - For single bullet attacks, use fast multiple attacks to scout bushes thoroughly (ex: Brock).
   - Note that hiding enemies can dodge your attacks if they are predictable, attack the same spot if needed.

   - Auto-aim is good for those that are running away from you, they usually run in a straight line. Also use if they are near and have no time to aim, or if they are running towards you.

Your Aim (Quick Tips and Strategies)

   - Grab Power Cubes that you can and try to charge up your Super early on. Don't harass them too much or they might chase you non-stop, unless you are confident that you can win against.

   - Avoid getting sandwiched or trapped, transfer quickly to a not so crowded area if needed.

   - Map Control: Control the area you are in to force other Brawlers to move away and disrupt other campers or players. Ambush players to trap them, or attack and sandwich brawlers that are being attacked.

   - Once those poison clouds closes in to the center, keep hidden if possible to avoid enemy auto attacks, and use those obstacles as shield. Do not let anyone come near you, kill them off asap.
   - You have lower max HP so they might target you first, pick your fights well and quickly lower someone else HP.

Dune Drift Special Events:

Showdown and Healing Mushrooms

   - Healing mushrooms will delay the game even longer but not always.
   - Advantage for high HP Brawlers.
   - Spawns randomly, but most of the time it will spawn near Brawlers which is bad because it would reveal your location.
   - When combined with healing skills like Pam's Super... healing would be massive and could possibly survive even within those poison clouds!

Showdown and Angry Robo

   - This is very favorable for Campers!
   - Just hide well and avoid where the Angry Robo usually spawns, ambush Brawlers that are being chased to give them a hard time ~ lol!

   - TIP: If you have a good amount of Power Cubes, you can try and defeat the Robo to get more Power Cubes (either get chased and run around while attacking, or dive in and steal it once it's HP goes too low).

   - If being chased early on, you better be using a Brawler with good move speed to be able to shake it off. Just keep running until it redirects to other Brawlers or summons.


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