"Ruffs fires twin shots of lasers that bounce off walls. His Super is a supply drop that can damage enemies in the drop zone and leaves a power up for your team to use."
Colonel Ruffs Portrait.png

Colonel Ruffs is a Chromatic Brawler who can be unlocked as a Tier 30 reward in Season 5: The Starr Force! Brawl Pass, or can be obtained from boxes after reaching Tier 30 in the Season 5 Brawl Pass. His attack deals moderate damage which also has a fast reload speed as well as a fast unload speed. He fires two parallel lasers that bounce off walls and deal damage to enemies. With his Super, he calls a supply drop from the sky, which deals damage to enemies and leaves behind a power-up on the ground. Upon pickup, allies will gain a damage boost as well as additional maximum health. His Gadget, Take Cover, spawns three sandbags that block non-piercing enemy fire. His first Star Power, Air Superiority, allows his Super to break walls and deal more damage to enemies. His second Star Power, Field Promotion, increases nearby teammate's maximum health every second.

Attack: Double-Barrel Laser

"Ruffs' twin-laser bounces off walls multiple times. They can hit enemies behind cover."

Colonel Ruffs fires two lasers at the same time parallel to each other. They can bounce off of walls, increasing their range by 1 tile up to 3 times, similarly to Rico's attack. Each laser's bounce is independent of the other. This attack deals moderate damage and has a fast unload speed, which allows you to burst attacks in very quick succession.

Super: Supply Drop

"Ruffs calls upon a supply drop that can damage enemies in the landing area and leaves a power-up for friendly brawlers to pick up. The power-up increases health and damage. It does not stack and is lost on death."

Colonel Ruffs throws 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. A power-up in the shape of a small badge appears for an indefinite amount of time, which both Colonel Ruffs and allies can take, boosting their attack damage by 20% and their maximum health by 700 health (and instantly healing them by 700 health in the process).

Brawlers that are using a power-up will glow a pinkish-purplish tone. These buffs stack additively with other buffs, but multiple power-ups cannot be picked up by an already boosted Brawler. This will also increase the healing power of Brawlers with attacks or Supers that heal (such as Poco or Byron). These buffs go away when they are defeated or a goal is scored in Brawl Ball. However, this does not affect Gadgets or Star Powers such as Brock's Incendiary.

Gadget: Take Cover

"Ruffs throws down 3 sandbags to cover himself. Each one has 2000 health."

Colonel Ruffs spawns three immobile sandbags in a triangle formation around him, each having 2000 health. They block non-piercing narrow enemy fire. Auto-aim prioritizes enemies over the sandbags.

Star Powers

Air Superiority

"Supply Drop now includes a bomb that adds +1000 damage to the drop and also allows it to destroy walls."

Ruffs' Super now deals an additional 1000 damage to enemies hit by it and allows his Super to destroy walls, bushes, and other obstacles.

Field Promotion

"Friendly Brawlers have their maximum health increased by 30 every second they are in range of this ability while it's active. "

Colonel Ruffs raises all friendly Brawlers maximum health in a 3.33 tile radius by 30 health per second. This does not apply to Colonel Ruffs himself, and if any affected allies die, their max health is reset.


  • When aiming Ruffs' Super, try to aim it near a place where allies could get the boost fairly easily and where enemies can be knocked back. This can be largely ignored in Solo Showdown after you get your first boost. In both cases, getting your Super quickly is essential.
  • The immediate heal from a power-up offers some protection to low-health Brawlers. If the teammate in question is not behind cover, saving a power-up for when they re-spawn or pick it up is more effective.
  • Colonel Ruffs' Super, with his Air Superiority Star Power, can break walls, which can be very useful for clearing obstacles while playing Brawl Ball.
  • Ruffs' attacks can be just as useful as Rico's attacks as they bounce off walls. This can be handy in playing in maps with many walls, such as Cavern Churn.
  • Though Ruffs may be a Support Brawler, he can also offer quite a lot of offensive power. His Double-Barrel Laser offers quick burst damage as well as his Super. The offensive power of Colonel Ruffs can be increased further if he is being buffed by a power-up or uses his Air Superiority Star Power.
  • If you are in danger, use the gadget, as he is able to protect himself (and allies) while being able to shoot over the sandbags. Sandbags will not protect against piercing attacks though (even less so against Penny) so be cautious when a Brawler with a piercing attack comes at you.
  • Ruffs' unload speed is one of the fastest in the game. This offers a certain amount of damage to be dealt in a very short time but after he unloads all his shots he must wait to reload, which makes him vulnerable. When playing Ruffs, be sure to judge whether you can 3-shot an opponent, since it can really help assess the situation. Ruffs will be able to take out squishier Brawlers like Barley or Bea but not heavyweights like El Primo, Frank or Rosa (given that they are in close range).
  • Since Ruffs' Super could be used over walls, it could be used to attack enemies behind a wall. It is more effective with Ruffs' Air Superiority Star Power, so his Super could destroy cover and deal more damage.
  • In any mode with teammates, make sure each of your teammates get a power up from Ruffs' Super, allowing the team to have an advantage. It is best to use your Super for your teammates first instead of attacking right away.
  • Colonel Ruffs shoots two projectiles, which means they can bounce off separate walls. Try not to use auto-aim and instead utilize manual aim wherever possible, as this will maximize your chances of hitting the enemy with both of your shots.
  • In Brawl Ball, it's important to note that you lose your power up after a goal is scored, so refrain from using your Super for the power up. However, with his Air Superiority Star Power, he can knock enemy Brawlers from the ball and destroy cover, most importantly the wall covering the goal from direct access most of the time, so you might have to strategically aim your Super to provide both benefits of Colonel Ruff's Super.
  • In any 3v3 mode, if you have a Super ready and everyone on the team is buffed by it (they've all picked up a power-up each), throw the Super near your team's respawn point, so that should someone get defeated, they can immediately pick up a power-up and get back into the fight.
  • His Field Promotion Star Power is very good at Duo Showdown. Standing near tankier brawlers like Frank can drastically increase their health, which will help in later game. It can also be used in Bounty to help squishier Brawlers like Tick to survive at least one more attack.

Voice Lines

Spawning In The Lead Receiving Damage Defeating An Enemy Defeated Attacking Activating A Super
"Get ruffed!"
Colonel Ruffs howls
"Argh! I got my eye on you!"
"Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!"
"It's an ambush! Ahhh!"
"Calling in reinforcements! Ruff!"
"Let's go go go!"
Colonel Ruffs howls
Colonel Ruffs snarls
"Preparing for counter attack."
"Ruff. The enemy is strong."
"Delta team! Requesting backup!"
"Watch the flanks!"
"Mission successful."
Colonel Ruffs snarls
"Enemy down."
Colonel Ruffs howls
"When the going gets rough, Ruff gets tough!"
"Battle stations!"
"Who's a good boy? Ruff ruff!"
"Ruff! Don't call me doggo."
"Retreat! Retreat!"
"Bird is the word!"
"Ha ha ha! Every dog has its day."
"Bravo Zulu."
"Ruff. Bad dog."
"Clear the drop zone!"
"Ruff! This canine bites back!"
"Ruff! Don't ruffle my fur!"
"Ruff ruff ruff!"
"Bad dog!"
"Romeo, Uniform. Foxtrot, Foxtrot."
"My bite is way worse than my bark!"
"Enemy contact!"
"Sit down! Roll over! Now play dead."
"Get to the hopper!"
Colonel Ruffs groans
"Requesting evac..."
Colonel Ruffs groans
Colonel Ruffs pouts
Colonel Ruffs pouts


  • 1/2/21:
    • Colonel Ruffs and his Ronin skin were added to the game. Neutral
  • 24/2/21:
    • Colonel Ruffs' Star Power Field Promotion was added. Neutral


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