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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 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, allows her next attack to go through walls but it does a little bit 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.

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.



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

Upon activation, Emz creates a wave that pushes all enemies in a small 2.67-tile radius away from her while also dealing 500 damage to them. This effect can go through walls.

Acid Spray

"Emz's next blast of hair spray can pass through walls, but deals 20% less damage."

Activating this Gadget allows Emz's next attack to pass through walls, but it will deal 20% 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."

Enemies hit by Emz's attack take 25% more damage for each tick than the previous tick of damage before the attack disappears.


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

Enemy Brawlers damaged by Emz's Super will heal Emz for 420 health per second for each enemy damaged, and Emz can heal up to 2100 health for every Brawler.


  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 El Primo and this requires her to use her 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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!"
"You're like totally not getting a friendship bracelet!"
"I'm like feeling so attacked right now."


  • 23/10/19:
    • Emz was added to the game. Neutral
  • 06/11/19:
    • Emz's Hype Star Power was added. Neutral
  • 21/11/19:
    • A range indicator when using her Super was added. Neutral
  • 05/12/19:
    • Emz's Hype Star Power healing was increased to 300 (from 200) per enemy hit. Buff
  • 19/02/20:
    • Emz's health was increased to 3800 (from 3600). Buff
    • Her Hype Star Power healing was increased to 400 (from 300) per enemy hit. Buff
  • 17/03/20:
    • Emz's Friendzoner Gadget and the College Emz skin were added. Neutral
  • 07/04/20:
    • Emz's Friendzoner Gadget charges were decreased to 2 (from 3). Nerf
  • 13/05/20:
    • Emz's Hype healing was decreased to 320 (from 400) per enemy hit. Nerf
  • 02/07/20:
    • Emz's health was decreased to 3600 (from 3800). Nerf
    • Her Friendzoner Gadget push back radius and distance were decreased. Nerf
    • Her Friendzoner Gadget charges were increased to 3 (from 2). Buff
    • Emz's True Silver and True Gold skins were added. Neutral
  • 10/09/20:
    • Emz's Super charge rate was increased to fully charge from 9 ticks with main attack (from 10). Buff
  • 11/09/20:
    • The Super Fan Emz skin was added. Neutral
  • 22/10/20:
    • Emz's reload time was decreased to 2 seconds (from 2.1 seconds). Buff
  • 15/12/20:
    • Emz's Hype Star Powerno longer heals Emz when hitting a spawnable or pet. Nerf
    • 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). Buff
  • 07/04/21:
    • Emz's Bad Karma damage bonus was increased to 25% (from 20%). Buff
    • Emz's and her skins's facial animations were tweaked. Neutral
  • 27/10/21:
    • Emz's class was changed to Damage Dealer (from Fighter). Neutral
  • 01/03/22:
    • Emz’s Acid Spray Gadget was added. Neutral