Brawl Stars: Best Brawlers to Play for Showdown Island Invasion Map


Here's some quick tips and guide on how to survive and win Brawl Star's Showdown event mode (Island Invasion 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

Solo Showdown Map List:

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

Solo Showdown (Island Invasion Map)

Quick Map Details:

Spawn Points

   - 4 are located near the corners which is good if you have boxes. Don't stay here long though and run towards those wide bushes or at the center while other players are still busy breaking their own boxes (to avoid getting ambushed, especially if you are using a Brawler that requires a lot of hits just to break a box).
   - The other 6 will spawn around the center area.

Boxes and Power Cubes

   - Randomly appears around the center area but most of them can be found inside those very wide bushes. Expect fights here too early on, so either go and brawl with them or just get what you can and hide near the center.
   - 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

   - Island Invasion is surrounded by waters and it's full of bushes, a playground for bush fighters. Obstacles near the center are somewhat thin, so go near them to scout hiding Brawlers inside those bushes.

Suggested Brawlers for Farming Trophies

   - If you have patience, getting 10th, 9th, or even 8th isn't common here, unless unlucky and got chased early on. Another reason is because aggressive players will go to those wide bushes right away to grab those Power Cubes, and would likely end up fighting each other or force someone to retreat with low HP.

   - TIP: If you find your matches too long maybe because most players are also camping - making it harder for you to farm trophies, try to play again after some time to reshuffle competing players.

Camper Mode (Fast Breakers and Ambushers)

Brawl Stars - ShellyBrawl Stars - BullBrawl Stars - El PrimoBrawl Stars - Leon
   - Examples: Shelly, Bull, El Primo, Leon, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ Trophies.

   - I would suggest fast breakers with decent HP, and can take on Bull and El Primo, since they are commonly used for this map. Take note of their Power Cubes and current HP before ambushing though, especially when you have lower Power Lvl and fewer Power Cubes.
   - Your aim here is to farm Trophies so getting 2nd~5th is totally fine.

   - Honestly, low Lvl Campers here would have a tough time closing matches and getting top 3, so it's best to do this during Special Events (ex: Angry Robo).

Your Aim (Quick Tips and Strategies)

   - Grab Power Cubes near your spawn point, if you spawned near the corners, quickly run to the center or at least inside those bushes and hide (still a bit risky though). You can try to ambush or harass other brawlers to steal some Power Cubes early on (best done near center while you can see your enemies), or at least to charge your Super.

   - Once you are done or most of the boxes are gone, quickly go and hide, preferably near the center area. Hide then either wait for ambush opportunities (for more Power Cubes) while hiding, wait until there are only around 6 survivors left before going a bit aggressive (better for ranged Brawlers), or just keep hiding.

   - Avoid getting sandwiched or trapped, counter their movements and do not let your Brawler stay in between 2 enemies, especially during the late stage of the match.

   - Once those poison clouds closes in to the center area:
   - For melee Brawlers, if possible do not initiate attacks and dodge them unless needed, attack Brawlers that are being attacked.
   - For ranged Brawlers, quickly lower someone else HP to possibly redirect their attacks to that Brawler.

Camper Mode (Range+HP)

Brawl Stars - NitaBrawl Stars - FrankBrawl Stars - Pam
   - Examples: Nita, Frank, Pam, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ Trophies.

   - Same strategy above.
   - Most of the time, the end game would be a 4 or 5 way stand-offs, so having a range and decent HP is an advantage (Upgrades and Power Cubes). They would usually go and kill off low HP Brawlers first.

Aggressive Mode (Bush Fighters)

Brawl Stars - ShellyBrawl Stars - BullBrawl Stars - El PrimoBrawl Stars - Leon
   - Examples: Shelly, Bull, El Primo, Leon, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ Trophies (the higher, the better).

Your Aim (Quick Tips and Strategies)

   - Quickly get Power Cubes near your spawn point, then run towards those bushes to gather more Power Cubes from nearby areas.
   - Be careful when breaking boxes here because it is most likely that you'll get ambushed if there are enemies nearby. Use manual aiming to avoid hitting boxes while in battle.

   - Ambush them if you have the upper hand (best while they are breaking boxes to reduce their DPS), or wait for them to fight another Brawler, then jump in to kill them both while they have low HP.

   - For Bull and El Primo, it would be best to run to those wide bushes asap to get Power Cubes. You have the upper hand for now because Shelly for example, doesn't have Super yet.

   - For Shelly, charge up your Super quickly then hunt melee units, use your Super wisely when fighting inside bushes (spam tap/click Super button (Yellow) instead of Normal Attacks (Red) to quickly execute).

   - If you failed to gather more Power Cubes, better play it safe and move to the center to hunt other Brawlers or to hide.

Aggressive Mode (Range+HP)

Brawl Stars - NitaBrawl Stars - FrankBrawl Stars - Pam
   - Examples: Nita, Frank, Pam, and similar Brawlers.
   - Recommended Power Lvl: At least 6 or 7 for 380+ Trophies.

   - Same strategy above, but focus more at the center area.
   - Most of the time, the end game would be a 4 or 5 way stand-offs, so having a range and decent HP is an advantage (Upgrades and Power Cubes). They would usually go and kill off low HP Brawlers first.

Aggressive Mode (Other Notable Ranged Brawlers)

   - I won't recommend squishy Brawlers here, because it would be tough to close out matches above top 4. Most enemies are tanks and would take a lot of strategy to take them out before those poison clouds limits your space, and ranged Brawlers with decent HP are very annoying to deal with once they do their scouts to charge their Super for example (especially Shelly).

   - BUT!, here's some exception and as long that you can build up your Power Cubes as you go.
Brawl Stars - CrowBrawl Stars - Bo
   - Same strategy above.
   - Use Crow's poison damages to scout or reveal enemies from those bushes, to safely break boxes or to let other Brawlers ambush him or her. Very annoying fellow that can disrupt enemy plans ~ lol.
   - For Bo, use your Star Power's wide sight while in bushes to find enemies or to safely break boxes.

Island Invasion Special Events:

Showdown and Meteor Shower

   - Nice for Aggressive Brawlers to make things easier and faster!

   - Meteor Shower is a double edged sword for Campers, good because it would make the match much faster, just hope that luck is on your side that it won't hit your location while hidden, exposing your location.
   - The worst part here is that, it is possible that you will be targeted by Meteors 3 times in a row!

Showdown and Angry Robo

   - This is very favorable for Campers, even if you have low Lvl Brawlers!
   - 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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