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"Buster took a film projector from the movie theater where he works so he can play around with it like a prop. It's dangerous and highly unprofessional!"
Buster Portrait

Buster is a Mythic Brawler who could be unlocked as a Brawl Pass reward at Tier 30 in Season 15: Ghost Station, or can be obtained from the Starr Road. He has high health, fast movement speed and, a moderately high damage output at close range. His Trait allows Buster to passively charge his Super if an ally is within a radius of him. Buster attacks by projecting a wave of light in a cone that deals more damage up close. His Super is a barrier that blocks projectiles and converts them into a counterattack projectile. Buster's first Gadget, Utility Belt, heals allies inside his Trait radius with the healing increased with more allies in it. His second Gadget, Slo-Mo Replay, allows his next attack to pull in. His first Star Power, Blockbuster, increases the damage of his attack for every ally inside his Trait radius. His second Star Power, Kevlar Vest, grants him a shield and immunity from slows, stuns, or knockbacks while his Super is active.

Trait

"This Brawler charges Super by staying close to teammates."

Buster's Trait is a 3-tile radius around him. Allies inside the radius charge Buster's Super by 5% per second each or 20 seconds for one ally. Buster charges his Super faster if there are more allies inside the radius. Ally Busters will have their Trait radius shown, while enemy Busters will have their Trait radius hidden.

Attack: Lens Flare

"Buster shoots a cone of light from his projector, damaging all enemies within range."

Buster projects a wave of light in a cone shape that pierces through enemies. Targets closer to Buster take the most damage, and targets near Buster's maximum range take significantly less damage. Buster's attack has a moderately long cooldown and a moderately slow reload speed.

Super: Montage

"Buster projects a shield in front of him, blocking all enemy projectiles and reflecting the energy back towards enemies."

Buster projects a reel barrier in the direction he's facing for 3 seconds. The barrier blocks most enemy attacks and absorbs all damage, including piercing attacks like Tara's or Sandy's. The barrier cannot block Mortis's dash, lobbed projectiles like Barley's attacks or Brock's Super, projectiles from enemy Brawlers inside the Trait radius aimed at Buster, or projectiles from allies. Every time a projectile is blocked by Buster's shield, it gets reflected as a counterattack projectile with constant damage. Individual piercing attacks count as one projectile to Buster's barrier, but single-target attacks like Piper's, Gene's, or Colt's will be based on the number of projectiles hit the barrier. There is a small cooldown between reflected attacks, and projectiles blocked by the barrier within that cooldown time will not be reflected. The counterattack projectiles don't charge Buster's Super, and the damage doesn't scale with Power Cubes or outside buffs. If Buster is stunned, pulled, knocked back, or attacks while his Super is active, his Super is cancelled, and Buster's movement speed is decreased while his Super is active. Brawlers can walk through the barrier, and bounce attacks like Rico's can bounce off the barrier. Emz's attack gets absorbed by Buster's Super but doesn't get reflected.

Gadgets

Utility Belt

"Buster heals himself and all nearby allies for 936 health for each ally in his Super charge area."
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When activated, Buster and any allies in the radius of his Trait will instantly recover 936 health for each ally inside of it.

Slo-Mo Replay

"Buster's next Lens Flare pulls enemies towards him."
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When activated, Buster's next main attack will pull enemy Brawlers towards him, similar to Frank's Irresistible Attraction Gadget. A Gadget symbol will glow above Buster's head signaling the Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing joystick. The Gadget's cooldown starts after using this attack.

Star Powers

Blockbuster

"Buster's Lens Flare deals 15% more damage for each ally in his Super charge area."
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Buster's attack deal an additional 15% more damage to enemies for every ally in the radius of his Trait. This damage boost stacks with more allies inside of his Trait radius, and stacks with other damage boosts such as 8-Bit's Super.

Kevlar Vest

"While Montage is active Buster takes 10% less damage and is immune to knockbacks, slows and stuns."
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While Buster's Super is active, he gains a shield that reduces all damage he takes by 10% and immunity from slows, stuns, and knockbacks.

Tips

  • It is recommended for Buster to close the gap between him and the enemy, as Buster's main attack does significantly more damage up close than farther away. Take advantage of bushes, obstacles, or thin choke points to ambush and defeat enemies.
  • Buster's wide and piercing attack makes it very effective against grouped-up enemies. Use this to your advantage to charge your Super faster.
  • When using his Super, make sure to point it in the direction of possible enemy attacks. Remember to strafe in the same direction as the enemy to deflect their attacks and avoid getting hit from the side.
  • Be mindful when using Buster's Super, as it can be interrupted (unless Buster has his Kevlar Vest Star Power equipped) and will cancel Buster's Super.
  • Buster's barrier only counterattacks when it is hit, so it is possible to hit him from the side. Attacks from above, such as Barley's main attack, will also not be reflected.
  • Use his Utility Belt Gadget in more supportive game modes like Gem Grab and Bounty. Buster's Slo-Mo Replay Gadget is handier in more aggressive modes like Brawl Ball, where he can disarm the ball carrier.
  • Buster's Kevlar vest is extremely useful against Bo, as if you trigger a Bo's Super mine, then activate your Super you will not be knocked back, and you can withstand more damage.

Voice Lines

Spawning In the Lead Receiving Damage Defeating An Enemy Defeated Attacking Activating A Super
"Hope you enjoyed your dead time story."
"Uh, I'm gonna need a bigger projector."

History

  • 31/10/22:
  • 07/11/22:
    • Neutral Buster and his Chainsaw skin were added to the game.
  • 08/11/22:
    • Neutral Fixed a bug that prevented players from using Wild Card Power Points on Buster.
  • 15/11/22:
    • Nerf Buster's health was decreased to 5000 (from 5600).
    • Nerf Buster's main attack damage was decreased to 1580 (from 1700) at close range.
    • Nerf Buster's Super charge rate was decreased slightly.
    • Nerf Buster's Utility Belt Gadget healing was decreased to 500 (from 1000) per ally.
  • 28/11/22:
    • Neutral Buster's Slo-Mo Replay Gadget and Kevlar Vest Star Power were added.
  • 12/12/22:
    • Nerf Buster's health was decreased to 4800 (from 5000).
    • Nerf Buster's main attack damage was decreased to 1480 (from 1580) at close range.
    • Neutral Buster's facial animations were slightly reworked.
  • 12/01/23:
    • Nerf Buster's main attack damage was decreased to 1320 (from 1480) at close range.
    • Nerf The number of hits necessary to charge Buster's Super was increased to 4 hits (from 3) at close range.
    • Nerf Buster's Super duration was decreased to 3 seconds (from 6).
    • Nerf Buster's Kevlar Vest Star Power damage reduction was decreased to 10% (from 20%).
  • 28/02/23:
    • Neutral Buster's True Silver and True Gold skins were added.
  • 25/04/23:
    • Neutral Chainsaw Buster's main attack and Super visual effects were reworked.
  • 09/05/23:
    • Neutral The Crocodile Buster skin was added. It was featured as a Rumble Jungle Heroes skin.
  • 27/06/23:
    • Buff Buster's Utility Belt Gadget healing was increased to 750 (from 500) per ally.
  • 05/09/23:
    • Buff Buster's health was increased to 5200 (from 4800).
    • Buff Buster's main attack damage was increased to 1440 (from 1320) at close range.
    • Buff The number of hits necessary to charge Buster's Super was decreased to 3 hits (from 4) at close range.
    • Neutral All Brawlers' health and damage were increased from 5% to 10% with each Power Level.
  • 24/10/23
    • Nerf Buster's main attack damage was decreased to 1400 (from 1440) at close range.
    • Neutral Buster's Utility Belt Gadget healing was decreased to 749 (from 750) per ally but now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Buster's flavor text was changed from "Operating the projector at the movie theater, Buster has his favorite action movies memorized. He dreams to someday become an action hero in his own blockbuster movie." to "Buster took a film projector from the movie theater where he works so he can play around with it like a prop. It's dangerous and highly unprofessional!"
  • 12/12/23:
    • Nerf Buster's Slo-Mo Replay Gadget slow was removed.
    • Neutral Buster's rarity was changed to Mythic (from Chromatic).
  • 27/02/24:
    • Nerf Buster's main attack damage was decreased to 1380 (from 1400) at close range.

Cosmetics

Skins (4)

Pins

Buster
Skin Pins
Buster Skin-Default
Buster Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Free
Buster Pin-Happy

Happy

Common
Buster Pin-Sad

Sad

Common
Buster Pin-Angry

Angry

Common
Buster Pin-GG

GG

Rare
Buster Pin-Clap

Clap

Rare
Buster Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Epic
Buster Pin-Phew

Phew

Epic
Buster Pin-Special

Special

Epic
Buster Pin-Facepalm

Facepalm

Exclusive
Buster Skin-Chainsaw
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Happy

Happy

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Sad

Sad

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Angry

Angry

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-GG

GG

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Buster Chainsaw Pin-Clap

Clap

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Phew

Phew

Exclusive
Buster Chainsaw Pin-Special

Special

Exclusive
Buster Skin-Crocodile
Buster Crocodile Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive

Sprays

Buster-Spray

Buster

Common
Crocodile Buster-Spray

Crocodile Buster

Common

Profile Icons

Buster1-pfp

Buster

Buster2-pfp

Buster

Crocodile Buster-pfp

Crocodile Buster

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