Brawl Stars has introduced significant nerfs to popular characters Larry & Lawrie, and Maisie, alongside other balance changes in a maintenance update on February 7.
Supercell’s Brawl Stars team has released a new balance update that has the community buzzing, especially with the hefty nerfs to fan favorites Larry & Lawrie. This change comes alongside various adjustments aimed at refining the gameplay experience and ensuring competitive balance.
Larry and Lawrie have been at the forefront of Brawl Stars’ meta, thanks to their unique abilities and stats that provided a competitive edge, as seen in the Brawl Stars tier list. However, with the latest update, there will be incoming Larry and Lawrie nerfs:
- Number of hits needed to charge their Super increased from 5 to 8.
- Health reduction from 3400 to 3000.
- Protocol: Protect damage transfer has been reduced drastically from 100% to 30%.
- Protocol: Assist will now only reload ammo upon successfully hitting a Brawler.
Maisie also faces changes, with an increase in the hits required to charge her Super from 3 to 4. This adjustment aims to balance her impact in matches, ensuring that her powerful abilities are not too easily accessible.
Brawl Stars isn’t just stopping at character adjustments. The team hinted at future ideas to further balance the game, including the removal of the ability to charge Hypercharge from Gadgets, and preventing Super from being charged through Special Effects like Fang’s Popcorn and Edgar’s Let’s Fly Gadget.
This direction indicates a move towards emphasizing skill and strategy over reliance on certain abilities or combinations.
The community’s reaction to these changes has been mixed. Some players welcome the adjustments for a more balanced competitive scene, while others express concern over their favorite characters being nerfed. Nonetheless, these changes are part of Supercell’s ongoing efforts to keep the game fresh, engaging, and fair for all players.
A player expressed their opinion regarding the nerf on Larry and Lawrie. They still think Larry and Lawrie is broken and suggested more changes and nerfs for the Brawler.
Another player stated their opinion, saying that these nerfs made the character harder to use with this massive nerf.
For those affected by the nerfs to Larry and Lawrie, this update may require a reassessment of strategies and potentially exploring other characters to maintain competitive edge.
Meanwhile, the adjustment to Maisie and the proposed future changes signal a broader shift in how abilities and gadgets contribute to gameplay dynamics.
As Brawl Stars continues to evolve, it’s clear that the development team is keen on fostering a balanced competitive environment that rewards skill and adaptability. These latest adjustments serve as a reminder that in the world of Brawl Stars, flexibility and willingness to adapt are key to staying on top.