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"Emz supposedly works for her uncle Mortis at the mortuary, but she rarely makes an appearance there. She's too busy hawking her hairspray brand online."
Emz Portrait

Emz is an Epic Brawler who has moderate health but a high damage potential. Her attack is a wide shot of hair spray that deals damage over time and deals the most damage if the enemy is in the middle of the attack. Her Super creates a temporary cloud in a large radius around her that slows down and deals damage over time to enemies inside it. Her first Gadget, Friendzoner, pushes all nearby enemies back while also damaging them. Her second Gadget, Acid Spray, makes her next attack go through walls but deals less damage. 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. Her Hypercharge, Overhyped Haze, allows her next Super to push nearby enemies away from her and sends a wave of her spray around her.

Attack: Spray

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

Emz fires a shot of 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 cloud of toxicity in a large radius around herself that moves with her, slowing down and dealing low damage per second to enemies inside the radius. Her Super can’t be interrupted by stuns, pulls, or knockbacks.

Gadgets

Friendzoner

"Emz pushes back all enemies around her while also dealing 676 damage."
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Upon activation, Emz creates a wave that pushes all enemies in a 2.67-tile radius away from her while also dealing 676 damage to them. This effect can go through walls.

Acid Spray

"Emz's next blast of hair spray can pass through walls, but deals 10% less damage."
GD-Emz2

Activating this Gadget allows Emz's next attack to pass through walls, but it will deal 10% less damage. A Gadget symbol will glow above Emz's head signaling this Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing attack joystick. This Gadget's cooldown starts after this attack is shot.

Star Powers

Bad Karma

"Enemies that stay within the cloud of Emz's toxic hair spray suffer increasing damage, 25% per hit."
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Enemies hit by Emz's attack take 25% more damage for each tick than the previous tick of damage before the attack disappears.

Hype

"Emz recovers 576 health per second for each enemy Brawler inside her Super's area of effect."
SP-Emz2

Enemy Brawlers damaged by Emz's Super will heal Emz for 576 health per second for each enemy damaged, and Emz can heal up to 2880 health for every Brawler.

Hypercharge: Overhyped Haze

"Emz pushes enemies to the outer edge of her Super on activation and follows up with a dose of her spray."
Emz-Hypercharge

When activated, Emz's next Super pushes nearby enemies away from her and sends a wave of her spray around her, consisting of 18 individual sprays, each dealing 241 damage. The spray's damage is affected by her Bad Karma Star Power. She also gains a 26% speed boost, a 25% damage boost, and a 5% shield boost.

Tips

Game Modes and Maps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Recommended Build

  • The Friendzoner gadget is also helpful for maps with a lot of bushes like Island Invasion from Showdown to save your life. When you come across an enemy into the bushes and want to get away from them, use the gadget and attack, and Emz will be safe from losing health points.
  • 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.

Strategies

  • 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.
  • 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, Carl’s, or Meg's Super(s) or, in Showdown, push enemies into the poison gas if positioned accurately.
  • 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. However, it’s less useful against Brawlers with Supers that allow them to move such as Bull as they can re-approach you.
  • Emz can fire an attack at an enemy close to her and then use her Friendzoner Gadget immediately afterwards 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 defeating enemies faster.
  • 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 can deal the most 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 will force Bibi to retreat or be eliminated.

Other

  • Emz can perform guerrilla tactics that both consist of firing 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 or Tick who can still attack you regardless of walls in the way.
  • As another Brawler, if Emz is chasing you, running away will allow you to outrange her attack due to its slow travel time, however, getting closer to her, especially when she is low on ammo, will allow you to defeat her easily.. 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.
  • 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 El Primo and this requires her to use her Friendzoner Gadget to distance her from such Brawlers.
  • 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, Brawl ball, Hot zone 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.
  • 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 and have Emz's Friendzoner Gadget, you can carefully time when Buzz uses his Super, and if he does end up latching onto you, push him away once he's moderately close to you, cancelling his Super and knocking him back into your attack's range.

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!"
"You're like totally not getting a friendship bracelet!"
"I'm like feeling so attacked right now."

History

  • 23/10/19:
    • Neutral Emz was added to the game.
  • 06/11/19:
    • Neutral Emz's Hype Star Power was added.
  • 21/11/19:
    • Neutral A range indicator when using her Super was added.
  • 05/12/19:
    • Buff Emz's Hype Star Power healing was increased to 300 (from 200) per enemy hit.
  • 19/02/20:
    • Buff Emz's health was increased to 3800 (from 3600).
    • Buff Her Hype Star Power healing was increased to 400 (from 300) per enemy hit.
  • 17/03/20:
    • Neutral Emz's Friendzoner Gadget and the College Emz skin were added.
  • 07/04/20:
    • Nerf Emz's Friendzoner Gadget charges were decreased to 2 (from 3).
  • 13/05/20:
    • Nerf Emz's Hype healing was decreased to 320 (from 400) per enemy hit.
  • 02/07/20:
    • Buff Emz's Friendzoner Gadget charges were increased to 3 (from 2).
    • Nerf Emz's health was decreased to 3600 (from 3800).
    • Nerf Her Friendzoner Gadget push back radius and distance were decreased.
    • Neutral Emz's True Silver and True Gold skins were added.
  • 10/09/20:
    • Buff The number of hits necessary to charge Emz's Super was decreased to 9 hits (from 10).
  • 11/09/20:
    • Neutral The Super Fan Emz skin was added.
  • 22/10/20:
    • Buff Emz's reload time was decreased to 2 seconds (from 2.1).
  • 15/12/20:
    • Buff Emz's main attack damage was increased to 520 (from 500) per hit.
    • Buff Emz's Super damage was increased to 240 (from 200) per hit.
    • Buff Emz's Hype Star Power healing was increased to 420 (from 320).
    • Nerf Emz's Hype Star Power no longer heals Emz when hitting a spawnable or pet.
  • 16/12/20:
    • Neutral Fixed an issue which caused Emz's Super ability to deal less damage than intended.
  • 07/04/21:
    • Buff Emz's Bad Karma Star Power damage bonus was increased to 25% (from 20%).
    • Neutral Emz, College Emz, and Super Fan Emz received facial animations.
  • 27/10/21:
    • Neutral Emz's class was changed to Damage Dealer (from Fighter).
  • 01/03/22:
    • Neutral Emz's Acid Spray Gadget was added.
  • 29/06/22:
    • Neutral Emz's Friendzoner Gadget visual effects were slightly reworked.
  • 12/08/22:
    • Neutral The DJ 3.M.Z skin was added. It was featured as a Supercell Make skin.
  • 31/08/22:
    • Neutral DJ 3.M.Z's main attack visual effects were reworked.
  • 19/09/22:
    • Neutral Fixed an issue with DJ 3.M.Z's main attack visual effects.
  • 12/12/22:
    • Neutral Emz's rarity was changed to Epic (from Common).
  • 28/02/23:
    • Neutral Emz's class was changed to Controller (from Damage Dealer).
  • 25/04/23:
  • 29/04/23:
    • Neutral The Harajuku Emz skin was added. It was featured as a Golden Kawaii skin.
  • 27/06/23:
    • Buff Emz's Acid Spray Gadget damage penalty was decreased to 10% (from 20%).
  • 05/09/23:
    • Neutral All Brawlers' health and damage were increased from 5% to 10% with each Power Level.
    • Neutral College Emz was remodeled and renamed to Mean Girl Emz.
  • 24/10/23:
    • Neutral Emz's Friendzoner Gadget damage was increased to 541 (from 500) and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Emz's Hype Star Power healing was increased to 519 (from 420) and now scales with Power Levels.
    • Neutral Emz's flavor text was changed from "Emz attacks with blasts of hair spray that deal damage over time, and slows down opponents with her Super." to "Emz supposedly works for her uncle Mortis at the mortuary, but she rarely makes an appearance there. She's too busy hawking her hairspray brand online."
  • 25/06/24:
    • Neutral Emz's Overhyped Haze Hypercharge was added.
  • 04/07/24:
    • Neutral The Medusa, Ruby Medusa, and Sapphire Medusa Emz skins were added. They were featured as Brawl Pass Season 28 exclusive skins and Legends of Olympus skins.

Cosmetics

Skins (9)

Pins

Emz
Skin Pins
Emz Skin-Default
Emz Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Free
Emz Pin-Happy

Happy

Common
Emz Pin-Sad

Sad

Common
Emz Pin-Angry

Angry

Common
Emz Pin-GG

GG

Rare
Emz Pin-Clap

Clap

Rare
Emz Pin-Thanks

Thanks

Epic
Emz Pin-Phew

Phew

Epic
Emz Pin-Special

Special

Epic
Emz Pin-Facepalm

Facepalm

Exclusive
Emz Pin-Hypercharge

Hypercharge

Exclusive
Emz Skin-DJ 3.M.Z
Emz DJ 3.M.Z Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Emz Skin-Super Fan
Emz Super Fan Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Emz Skin-Harajuku
Emz Harajuku Pin-Neutral

Neutral

Exclusive
Emz Skin-Medusa
Emz Medusa Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive
Emz Skin-Ruby Medusa
Emz Ruby Medusa Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive
Emz Skin-Sapphire Medusa
Emz Sapphire Medusa Pin-GG

GG

Exclusive

Sprays

Emz-Spray

Emz

Common
Emz Hypercharge-Spray

Emz Hypercharge

Exclusive
Harajuku Emz-Spray

Harajuku Emz

Common

Profile Icons

Emz1-pfp

Emz

Emz2-pfp

Emz

Emz Hypercharge-pfp

Hypercharge

Harajuku Emz-pfp

Harajuku Emz

Super Fan Emz-pfp

Super Fan Emz

DJ 3.M.Z-pfp

DJ 3.M.Z

Medusa Emz-pfp

Medusa Emz

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