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"Emz attacks with blasts of hair spray that deal damage over time, and slows down opponents with her Super."
Emz Portrait.png

Emz is a Common Brawler who is unlocked as a Trophy Road reward upon reaching 8000 Trophies. She has moderate health but a high damage potential. Her attack is a shot of widespread hair spray that deals more damage if the enemy is in the middle of the attack. Her Super creates a temporary toxic effect in a large radius around her that slows down and deals damage over time to enemies in it. Her Gadget, Friendzoner, pushes away all nearby enemies in a radius around her while damaging them. Her first Star Power, Bad Karma, makes each tick from her attack additively increase in damage. Emz's second Star Power, Hype, slightly heals her every second her Super damages an enemy.

Attack: Spray

"Emz gives you a blast of her hair spray! It's strong enough to melt your face."

Emz sprays her hairspray that can pierce multiple enemies at once, dealing damage depending on how far the enemies are away from her. Her hairspray lingers at the end of its range, dealing tick damage every half-second. Thus, the end of her attack cloud deals 2 ticks of damage, its middle deals 3 ticks and near Emz it deals 1 tick.

Super: Caustic Charisma

"Emz creates a cloud of toxicity around herself, slowing down the movement of enemies and damaging them."

Emz creates a circular cloud of toxicity around herself with a large radius, slowing down and dealing low damage per second to enemies inside the radius. Her Super can’t be interrupted by stuns, pulls, or knockbacks. This area-of-effect moves with Emz.

Gadget: Friendzoner

"Emz pushes back all enemies around her while also dealing 500 damage."

Emz creates a wave that pushes all enemies in a small radius of about 2.67 tiles away from her while also dealing 500 damage to them. This effect can go through walls.

Star Powers

Bad Karma

"Enemies that stay within the cloud of Emz's toxic hair spray suffer increasing damage, 25% per hit."

Enemies that Emz hits take 25% more damage for each tick than the previous tick of damage before the attack disappears.

Hype

"Emz recovers 420 health per second for each enemy inside her Super's area of effect."

Enemy Brawlers that her Super damages recovers Emz for 420 health per second for each enemy damaged, which is up to a total of 2100 health over 5 seconds per Brawler.

Tips

  • Emz can perform guerrilla tactics that both consist of spraying hairspray and running for cover in quick succession because of her attack’s lingering. However, unlike her Super, her main attacks don’t go through walls and open space is required for these tactics to work.
  • When using her Super, try to damage enemies behind walls so that you can damage them while they're unable to do so. This strategy, however, can circumvent when facing throwers such as Barley who can still attack you regardless of walls in the way.
  • As another Brawler, if Emz is chasing you, don't run away from her. Instead, get close to her to defeat her because the more time you stay in her gas, the more damage you'll take, so if you are close to her you’ll take less damage. One good example is Mortis, if you know how to dash, you can easily approach Emz without taking too much damage and quickly take her down. Be warned that experienced players will save their Super and Friendzoner Gadget to counter this tactic, therefore more caution is needed when using other Brawlers to get close to Emz. If you’re using airborne Brawlers such as Edgar, however, you can easily approach Emz with your jump and take her out.
  • Emz can deal better damage in mid-long range so don't approach close-ranged Brawlers where they would have an advantage over you. In Bibi's case, however, you can use her knockback against her, which is opportunistic provided that you survived Bibi's knockback attack, and then you can spam your lingering spray, which forces Bibi to retreat.
  • When using Emz's Super, try to position so that the enemy is near the edge of your Super range. This way, when you attack, the enemy will be slowed and forced to suffer from all 3 ticks of your attack.
  • Emz is very effective at mid-long range. Try to keep the enemy you are attacking at about 2/3 of the attack range, as this causes the enemy to take the full amount of 3 ticks of damage. However, if the enemy is in very close proximity to you, you’ll only be able to deal 1 tick of damage, and if the enemy is at the far range of your attack, it’ll only do two. This makes Emz very vulnerable to close-ranged Brawlers who get close enough to her, especially airborne Brawlers like Edgar, El Primo, and Crow, and this requires her to use her Super or Friendzoner Gadget to distance her from such Brawlers.
  • Emz is a great control Brawler in Gem Grab, Brawl Ball and especially Hot Zone due to her lingering attack. Use Emz to push your enemies to the opposing side while consistently collect gems in Gem Grab, keep enemies slowed down when they’re carrying the Ball in Brawl Ball or cover an area of the zone for a long time in Hot Zone.
  • Emz can be useful when chasing down low-health Brawlers since her lingering attack can stack up to massive amounts of damage and her Super can slow down Brawlers who are escaping. This attribute is beneficial during desperate situations in Bounty or Gem Grab.
  • Emz's attack speed is fast enough for her to fire another hairspray cloud before her previous attack has fully dissipated. The damage from both attacks stack on top of each other, effectively doubling her damage per tick. However, she reloads slowly, so try not to waste shots in the excitement of dealing high burst damage.
  • The slow from Emz's Super provides a useful defense from close-ranged Brawlers, especially ones heavily reliant on movement abilities such as Mortis.
  • Perhaps the largest weakness Emz has is that she cannot deal sufficient damage if a Brawler is close to her. Her Friendzoner Gadget covers this weakness. If an enemy Brawler is in close quarters with you, you can use it to push them back.
  • Despite its small range and radius, Emz's Friendzoner Gadget can be used to either knock the Ball out of a Brawler's grasp in Brawl Ball, cancel Frank's or Carl’s Super or, in Showdown, push enemies into the poison gas if positioned accurately.
  • Emz can shoot an attack at an enemy close to her and then use her Friendzoner Gadget immediately after, to push the enemy into the lingering area of her attack. While it requires very precise timing, this can cause enemies to take one extra tick of damage, which is beneficial in killing enemies faster.
  • Emz with her Hype Star Power should use her Super when she can hit multiple enemies, as if she does so, her healing multiplies and keeps her alive for even more time than she would normally be. This encourages you even more to tackle multiple enemies if they're close to each other, already given her attack's area damage and lingering mechanics. She can perform team-wipes easily as she can rapidly charge her Super and heal significantly, helping her succeed even when outnumbered.
  • Emz is better in open maps with ample space, so you should play her in maps like Massive Attack or Skull Creek, where her Super can maintain area control and her attack has an advantage in the moderately spaced field.
  • Try to avoid engaging Buzz, as he’s a major counter to Emz. His Super can stun Emz and pull him towards her, allowing Buzz to easily eliminate her, and despite his short range, his Trait enables him to charge his Super passively, which allows him to play passive around obstacles to charge his Super. If you’re facing Buzz, though this is risky, get close to Buzz immediately even if he doesn’t have his Super, and use your Friendzoner Gadget to push him back, allowing you to effectively attack him or escape from him, unless Buzz has his Super charged up.
  • Similar to Gene using his Lamp Blowout Gadget to score in Brawl Ball, you can also try this strategy by scoring with your Friendzoner Gadget. Firstly, get directly close to the enemy goal’s side walls, which should have enemy defenders blocking the goal. If you have the Ball, immediately kick it towards the nearest enemy, because the enemy should be carrying it in order for this to work. Then, use your Friendzoner Gadget to push the enemy back, which knocks the Ball out of their grasp, and if you’re near the side wall, it’ll push the Ball into the goal unless an enemy is inside the goal to circumvent this strategy and block the Ball.

Voice Lines

Spawning In The Lead Receiving Damage Defeating An Enemy Defeated Attacking Activating A Super
"They say, 'she's too wrapped up in herself.' Ugh, hashtag haters."
"Look at me! Ugh, not from that angle!"
"And I oop."
"Hashtag loser."
"You're like totally not getting a friendship bracelet!"
"Hah, try my new perfume!"
Emz giggles
"Hashtag I'm so gonna win everything."
"Hashtag winning!"
"Sksksksk."
"You are so bad. Oh my god!"
"Are you serious?!"
"Gotta get rid of that smell."
Emz laughs
"I'm so overpowered, upvote this."
"Time to update my blog."
"Take a chill pill."
"Hashtag no filter!"
"I won't like your next post!"
"Try some Zom-bie, by me!"
"I'm only here for the trophies."
"I will destroy you!"
"You totally deserved that."
"I can finally breathe again!"
"Ugh, did someone here unfollow me?"
Emz whimpers
"Hashtag boring."
"Time for a detox."
"Hashtag stop the hate!"
"Eat my scrunchie!"
"I'm like feeling so attacked right now."

History

  • 23/10/19:
    • Emz was added to the game. Neutral
  • 6/11/19:
    • Emz's Star Power Hype was added. Neutral
  • 21/11/19:
    • A range indicator when using her Super was added. Neutral
  • 5/12/19:
    • Emz's Hype healing was increased to 300 (from 200) per enemy hit. Buff
  • 19/2/20:
    • Emz's health was increased to 3800 (from 3600). Buff
    • Her Hype healing was increased to 400 (from 300) per enemy hit. Buff
  • 17/3/20:
    • Emz's Gadget Friendzoner and the College Emz skin were added. Neutral
  • 7/4/20:
    • Emz's Friendzoner charges were decreased to 2 (from 3). Nerf
  • 13/5/20:
    • Emz's Hype healing was decreased to 320 (from 400) per enemy hit. Nerf
  • 2/7/20:
    • Emz's health was decreased to 3600 (from 3800). Nerf
    • Her Friendzoner push back radius and distance were decreased. Nerf
    • Her Friendzoner charges were increased to 3 (from 2). Buff
    • Emz's True Silver and True Gold skins were added. Neutral
  • 10/9/20:
    • Emz's Super charge rate increased to fully charge from 9 ticks with main attack (from 10). Buff
  • 11/9/20
    • The Super Fan Emz skin was added. Neutral
  • 22/10/20:
    • Emz's reload speed was decreased to 2 seconds (from 2.1 seconds). Buff
  • 15/12/20:
    • Emz's Hype no longer heals Emz when hitting a spawnable or pet. Nerf
    • Emz's main attack damage was increased to 520 (from 500). Buff
    • Emz's Super damage was increased to 240 (from 200). Buff
    • Emz's Hype healing was increased to 420 (from 320). Buff
  • 7/4/21:
    • Emz's Bad Karma damage bonus was increased to 25% (from 20%). Buff
    • Emz's facial animations were reworked, along with her skins. Neutral

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