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"Carl is a mining robot who's fascinated by rocks and stones of all kinds. Don't let him get started on his latest obsession: the effects of Gems!"
Carl Portrait

Carl is a Super Rare Brawler. He has moderately high health and a moderate damage output. When he attacks, Carl boomerangs his pickaxe, damaging and piercing through any enemies hit while the pickaxe is flying forward or traveling back to Carl, and consuming his only ammo which reloads when the pickaxe returns. His Super momentarily sends him into a crazy spin, doubling his movement speed and allowing him to damage enemies he gets close to for its duration. His first Gadget, Heat Ejector, makes his next attack leave hot rocks that sets enemies who touch them on fire to burn over time. His second Gadget, Flying Hook, makes Carl's next attack pull him to the furthest point of its range. His first Star Power, Power Throw, increases his pickaxe's speed, effectively decreasing his reload time. His second Star Power, Protective Pirouette, grants him a significant damage reduction shield during his Super.

Attack: Pickaxe

"Carl throws his Pickaxe like a boomerang. After he catches the returning Pickaxe, he can throw it again."

Carl throws a pickaxe that deals damage to enemies both while flying forward and when returning to him. The pickaxe can return to Carl through walls, but can't be thrown through walls. If Carl throws his pickaxe against a wall, the travel time of his pickaxe is decreased. Carl's attack doesn't reload like normal Brawlers, because once his pickaxe returns to him, Carl reloads his only ammo bar. When Carl respawns, his only ammo bar will reload rather slowly. In Brawl Ball, Carl can shoot the Ball without consuming ammo. Carl has an attack cooldown of 0.5 seconds.

Super: Tailspin

"Carl goes into a crazy spin for a few seconds, flailing around and damaging nearby opponents."

Carl spins around with his pickaxe, dealing damage to all targets he's close to every 0.25 seconds. Carl's movement speed is doubled while using his Super. This effect lasts for 3 seconds and stops immediately when he's stunned or knocked back.

Gadgets

Heat Ejector

"The next pickaxe Carl throws will drop a trail of hot rocks behind it! Opponents that touch them are set on fire, and receive 740 damage per second."
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Carl's next attack will drop burning rocks on the ground while it travels. The rocks last for 3.9 seconds each, and if an enemy touches them, they will be burned for 740 damage per second for 4 seconds. The number of rocks dropped is dependent on his throw; more rocks are dropped the further his pickaxe travels. The burning damage does not stack from multiple rocks, but an enemy can be burned again after the initial burn stops. A Gadget symbol will glow above Carl's head signaling this Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing attack joystick. The Gadget's cooldown starts after using this attack.

Flying Hook

"Carl's next attack makes his pickaxe pull him to the farthest point of the attack."
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Carl's next attack pulls him with his pickaxe to the furthest point of its range, allowing him to travel over lakes and through rope fences if those obstacles are in range. The attack stays slightly in front of him but will only deal damage once, and the pickaxe doesn't return to Carl's old position. A Gadget symbol will glow above Carl's head signaling this Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing attack joystick. The Gadget's cooldown starts after using this attack.

Star Powers

Power Throw

"Carl throws his Pickaxe with 10% more speed, allowing it to travel faster and return faster."
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Carl's pickaxe projectile speed is increased by 300 points (10% faster than a normal attack). This also decreases the attack cooldown, allowing him to attack faster against walls.

Protective Pirouette

"During Carl's Super, all damage he receives is reduced by 35%."
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Carl shields all damage taken by 35% for the duration of his Super or until his Super stops.

Mutation

This section describes content that has been replaced or removed from the game. This information is kept here for historical purposes.
"Carl gains increased speed during Tailspin, and his Pickaxe is also faster."
Mutation

Carl's main attack traveled faster. This stacked with his Power Throw Star Power and affected the speed of his Flying Hook Gadget. His Super also went very fast.

Tips

Game Modes and Maps

  • Carl's Super and Flying Hook Gadget can be used to get possession of the ball in Brawl Ball or Basket Brawl quicker than anyone else can. However, Carl cannot pick up the ball while using his Super.

Recommended Build

  • Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget can be used to block the path of incoming enemies in events such as Brawl Ball. It can also be paired with his Super to secure a lot of damage to the safe in Heist.
  • An effective tactic is to use Carl's Flying Hook Gadget to get close to an enemy and then use your Super on them. This almost always will require his Protective Pirouette Star Power as most Brawlers have the means to defeat you, and can defeat almost all Brawlers except those with high health, with Protective Pirouette equipped.
  • Carl's Flying Hook Gadget is useful for joining to action and retreating in events like Showdown, Gem Grab, and Siege, further helped by allowing him to travel over lakes and rope fences to a certain extent. It is also an excellent tool to counter defenseless Brawlers at close-quarters like Piper, especially if paired with his Super. It can also be used to escape from danger such as if you're ambushed (i.e. by Shelly).

Strategies

  • When Carl's pickaxe returns, it can go through walls and obstacles. This can be crucial when opponents only need one more hit to be defeated but are hiding behind a wall. He can take advantage of this by throwing his pickaxe and moving towards the enemy behind the wall before it returns allowing it to get an indirect hit.
  • When Carl's pickaxe hits an obstacle, it bounces off and returns, allowing Carl to to throw it again faster. He can utilize this mechanic by pushing enemy Brawlers near a wall. Because his pickaxe will return faster after it hits the wall, Carl can do bursts of damage quickly, especially with his Power Throw Star Power, and he can utilize this to break Power Cube crates in Showdown. This can be highly effective in Heist where Carl can utilize walls near the enemy safe to deal consistent and quick damage.

Other

  • Carl's Super does a lot of damage but at a short range. Be sure to get close to an enemy Brawler to maximize its damage, but it is advisable to avoid short-ranged Brawlers who deal damage quicker than Carl can.
  • When using Carl's Super offensively, make sure to pay attention to his Super's mechanics. Carl's Super doesn't have a shield-like Rosa's Super does, making him more likely to get burst down by enemies. However, if he has his Protective Pirouette Star Power, he can partially protect himself during one, though it's still never recommended to go near close-ranged Brawlers like Bull or El Primo with his Super to deal damage to them as they both deal great damage at close range, have high health and can use their Supers to interrupt or escape from Carl's Super.
  • Carl can't use his main attack while using his Super, but he can still use his Super while his pickaxe is still flying.
  • Keep in mind that the pickaxe's returning ability may pose a disadvantage when attacking while traveling inside bushes. This gives the opponents ample time to perform prediction shots.
  • Carl's Super makes him have one of the fastest movement speeds in the game. Use this to escape (especially helpful with the Protective Pirouette Star Power as it lets him survive more shots) or to reach low-health enemies.
  • Carl's Super can be interrupted by knockback or stun effects such as Gene's Super and Bibi's Home Run attack. Avoid using his Super offensively against Brawlers like these who can easily cancel his Super.

Voice Lines

Spawning In The Lead Receiving Damage Defeating An Enemy Defeated Attacking Activating A Super
"He he he he, my calculations are always correct!"

History

  • 22/03/19:
    • Neutral Carl was added to the game.
  • 15/04/19:
    • Buff Carl's main attack projectile speed was increased by 25%.
    • Buff His Super duration was increased to 3 seconds (from 2.5).
    • Buff His pickaxe no longer disappears after he is defeated.
    • Nerf Stuns, knockbacks, and pulls can now interrupt his Super.
    • Neutral He was given voice lines.
    • Neutral His class was changed to Fighter (from Sharpshooter).
  • 21/05/19:
    • Buff Carl can now pre-aim his main attack while using Super.
    • Buff Carl's main attack cooldown time was decreased.
  • 31/05/19:
    • Neutral The Road Rage Carl skin was added.
  • 11/06/19:
    • Nerf Carl's main attack damage was decreased to 580 (from 640) per hit.
    • Nerf His Power Throw Star Power projectile speed boost was decreased to 13% (from 16%).
  • 26/06/19:
    • Neutral Carl's Protective Pirouette Star Power was added.
  • 02/08/19:
    • Neutral The Hog Rider Carl skin was added.
  • 29/08/19:
    • Buff Carl's main attack projectile speed was increased by 8%.
    • Buff His Protective Pirouette Star Power damage reduction was increased to 40% (from 30%).
  • 18/09/19:
    • Buff Carl's main attack damage was increased to 600 (from 580) per hit.
    • Nerf Carl's main attack now has a 0.5-second cooldown time between throws.
    • Neutral Fixed Road Rage Carl's and Hog Rider Carl's projectile speeds to match the correct values.
  • 25/11/19:
    • Neutral The Leonard Carl skin was added. It was featured as a Line Friends skin.
  • 23/12/19:
    • Neutral The Captain Carl skin was added. It was featured as a Pirate Brawlidays skin.
  • 19/02/20:
    • Nerf Carl's Protective Pirouette Star Power damage reduction was decreased to 30% (from 40%).
  • 17/03/20:
    • Nerf Carl's Super damage was decreased to 360 (from 400) per swing.
    • Neutral His Heat Ejector Gadget was added.
  • 13/05/20:
    • Buff Carl's Super damage was increased to 420 (from 360) per swing.
  • 16/06/20:
    • Buff Carl's main attack damage was increased to 660 (from 600) per hit.
  • 10/09/20:
    • Buff Carl's Super recharge rate was increased slightly.
  • 06/11/20:
    • Neutral Carl's Flying Hook Gadget was added.
  • 15/12/20:
    • Buff The number of Super hits to recharge Carl's Super was decreased to 16 hits (from 17).
    • Buff Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget bonus damage was increased to 400 (from 300) per second.
    • Nerf Carl's main attack range was decreased to 6.67 tiles (from 7.67).
    • Nerf Carl's main attack projectile speed was decreased by 13%.
    • Nerf Carl's Super charge rate was decreased slightly.
    • Nerf Carl's Flying Hook Gadget now deals damage once (from twice).
    • Neutral Carl now no longer goes through walls with water opposite of them while Flying Hook is active.
  • 16/12/20:
    • Neutral Fixed a bug when Carl died mid-air while using his Flying Hook Gadget.
  • 27/01/21:
    • Buff Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget bonus damage was increased to 600 (from 400).
    • Neutral The Dark Tide Carl skin was added.
  • 28/01/21:
    • Neutral Fixed an issue with Dark Tide Carl not appearing in the skin offers in the Shop.
  • 15/03/21:
    • Buff Carl's Protective Pirouette damage reduction was increased to 35% (from 30%).
    • Neutral Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget was reworked from burning enemies that step on them for 600 damage every second they are stepping on them to burning enemies that step on them once for 1200 damage over 4 seconds.
  • 07/04/21:
    • Buff Carl's main attack range was increased to 7.33 tiles (from 6.67).
    • Neutral Carl, Road Rage Carl, Hog Rider Carl, Leonard Carl, and Captain Carl received face animations.
  • 19/05/21:
    • Buff Carl's projectile speed was increased by 15%. This did not affect the increased speed from his Power Throw Star Power.
  • 16/06/21:
    • Nerf Carl's projectile speed was decreased from 2700 to 2600. This did not affect the increased speed from his Power Throw Star Power.
  • 21/06/21:
    • Neutral The Surfer Carl skin was added. It was featured as a Brawl Pass Season 7 exclusive skin.
  • 28/09/21:
    • Neutral Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget fire now follows the next main attack rather than Carl himself.
  • 27/10/21:
    • Neutral Carl's True Silver and True Gold skins were added.
    • Neutral His class was changed to Damage Dealer (from Fighter).
  • 16/12/21:
    • Buff Carl's Super damage was increased to 500 (from 420) per swing.
  • 25/01/22:
    • Buff Carl's main attack range was increased to 8.33 tiles (from 7.33).
  • 17/03/22:
    • Neutral Fixed an issue where Carl's pickaxe returning after a score in Basket Brawl could crash the game.
  • 02/05/22:
    • Neutral The Biker Carl skin was added. It was featured as a Brawl Pass Season 12 exclusive skin.
  • 29/06/22:
    • Buff Carl's main attack projectile speed was increased 15%. This did not affect the increased speed from his Power Throw Star Power.
  • 31/08/22:
    • Nerf Carl's health was decreased to 4000 (from 4400).
  • 23/03/23:
    • Neutral The Sultan Carl skin was added. It was featured as a Sands of Time skin.
  • 25/04/22:
  • 11/05/23:
    • Neutral The Goblin Carl skin was added.
  • 27/06/23:
    • Buff Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget damage was increased to 500 (from 300) per second.
    • Neutral Dark Tide Carl was remodeled.
  • 05/09/23:
    • Neutral All Brawlers' health and damage were increased from 5% to 10% with each Power Level.
  • 24/10/23:
    • Neutral Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget damage was increased to 528 (from 500) per second and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Carl's flavor text was changed from "Carl throws his Pickaxe like a boomerang. His Super is a crazy cart spin that clobbers anyone around him." to "Carl is a mining robot who's fascinated by rocks and stones of all kinds. Don't let him get started on his latest obsession: the effects of Gems!"
  • 25/03/24:
    • Buff Carl's main attack damage was increased to 740 (from 660) per hit.
    • Buff Carl's Heat Ejector Gadget damage was increased to 592 (from 528) per second.
  • 29/04/24:
    • Neutral Carl's Mutation was added for a limited time.
  • 20/05/24:
    • Neutral Carl's Mutation was removed from the game.
  • 22/05/24:
    • Neutral Fixed Dark Tide Carl's Super visual effects.

Cosmetics

Skins (11)

Pins

Carl
Skin Pins
Carl Skin-Default
Carl Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Free
Carl Pin-Happy

Happy

Common
Carl Pin-Sad

Sad

Common
Carl Pin-Angry

Angry

Common
Carl Pin-GG

GG

Rare
Carl Pin-Clap

Clap

Rare
Carl Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Epic
Carl Pin-Phew

Phew

Epic
Carl Pin-Special

Special

Epic
Carl Pin-Facepalm

Facepalm

Exclusive
Carl Skin-Road Rage
Carl Road Rage Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Carl Skin-Biker
Carl Biker Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Carl Skin-Sultan
Carl Sultan Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive

Sprays

Carl-Spray

Carl

Common
Sultan Carl-Spray

Sultan Carl

Common

Profile Icons

Carl1-pfp

Carl

Carl2-pfp

Carl

Sultan Carl-pfp

Sultan Carl

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