So you’ve come to the very end of BroTown and you’re faced against your first real big boss.
If you’re anything like me, you might have been scared because earlier boss battles weren’t necessarily the easiest.
There’s a surprising amount of skill and speed that’s involved when playing PewDiePie’s Pixelings, especially if you get stuck in a level too long and begin entering the double and triple damage phases.
Playing this game is about shuffling around your Pixelings in time for them to land attacks against the enemy before the enemy has time to land an attack on you.
So be ready to expect something similar when it comes to the Barrel King.
The following guide will take you through:
What Pixelings to take into battle
What to watch out for
The rewards you will receive from this boss battle
If you are looking for a guide for Medium difficulty, head here!
WHO TO BRING ON YOUR TEAM
At this point in the game not all Pixelings will be available to you, but as a general rule, it’s a good idea to bring 3 ranged and 2 tanks (or Melee-Support) into each level.
My team usually compromises of the following:
Charge Ability | Heal Self | Gives 46 Health to itself
Turns to Charge: 2
Tuski is one of the nicest tanks in the early game because she has the ability to heal itself.
What makes this ability most annoying is the fact that it only takes two turns to charge it healing a good portion of its health.
Tuski should always be placed in the center of the battle so it can tank all of the Melee DPS hits from both the barrels and the Barrel King.
When Tuski begins to get low use Healing Touch or Bubble Shield to keep it’s health up.
Charge Ability | Strengthen Back | Increases Attack by 25% for the Pixeling(s) in the Back Position(s) (Max 100%)
Turns to Charge: 4
Bob is a pretty chunky Pixeling who can withstand big hits and provides a decent buff to his teammates.
Bob isn’t necessarily my favourite Pixeling, but he is fairly easy to powerup, especially for players who are just starting.
In a few days of casual playing, I’ve got Bob up to Rank 4 and Level 8.
This makes Bob’s health sit at 259 and his damage at 33.
I always try to make sure that Bob is used as a sub-in tank, placing him mid when Tuski is low.
Charge Ability | Heavy Attack | Deals 98 Damage
Turns to Charge: 3
At this point, it’s between Pewds and Falcon for who my favourite Pixeling is in this game.
Pewds take a longer time to charge up his ability but deals heavier damage.
This usually makes me place him in the upper portion of the map, and I often switch him into the bottom position to wipe out the bottom Pixeling when Falcon has finished it’s ability attack.
This is not absolutely necessary, especially if you have used an ability like Flaming Bolt or Lighting.
PewDiePie is extremely powerful and I recommend keeping him out on the field for as long as possible.
Charge Ability | Heavy Attack | Deals 80 Damage
Turns to Charge: 2
Although it takes Falcon less time to shoot rounds of bullets, the damage dealt from Heavy Attack is lower than Pewds’ damage dealt.
This makes Falcon optimal for sniping enemies when they are low.
If Pewds manages to get the top barrel down to low health and you’re saving your mana for Healing Touch, swap Falcon in for one final blow and get to what really matters… KILLING THE BARREL KING!
Charge Ability | Poison | Inflicts Poison (20% Damage every turn)
Turns to Charge: 3
Slippy isn’t the most ideal
If you’re feeling ballsy enough to move Slippy to center field when he’s ready to unleash Poison be my guest, but remember to put him back at the bottom of the map so you can kill those darned barrels!
I personally still prefer Falcon, but it’s heavily going to depend on what level your Pixelings are and whether or not you’ve been able to rank them up.
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR WITH THE BARREL KING
Although the Barrel King is a fairly simple and straight forward boss, there are a few things you’re going to want to watch out for.
In the first 4 attacks, you will be battling the Barrel King alone. Don’t let this fool you!
The Barrel King will summon two allies to fight by his side, though they are not that difficult to kill, the barrel king will also use his ability Scorching Blast to damage you with fire and last hit you while you’re low.
Be very careful of this and make sure you are either using Healing Touch or Bubble Shield to keep your characters up.
The Barrel King also has two passive abilities known as Spell Immunity and Berserk.
Spell Immunity makes the Barrel King immune to ALL spells while Berserk causes the Barrel King to deal 50% more damage when he is below 33% health.
Berserk mixed with double or triple damage will be extremely deadly, so make sure that you kill the barrels fast so you can just focus on the Barrel King, or kile me, you will get a one-star the first time around.
The Barrel King gains two charges every time he attacks, making it necessary to complete this fight as quickly as possible.
The first time the Barrel King uses his ability it will summon two barrels to fight beside him.
The charge bar will then double in size and the next ability cast will heal the Barrel King.
The third time the Barrel King summons an ability it will do area of effect (aoe) damage that takes a big chunk of all of your Pixelings’ health.
Make sure you have swapped out your low health Pixelings before he does this attack or you’ll risk getting a Flawless attempt at this boss.
REWARDS FOR DEFEATING THE BARREL KING
Upon defeating the Barrel king players will receive a number of rewards including the advancement to the next world Floatopia.
Other rewards include 90 Player XP, 40 coins, and access to the ability Scorching Blast.
Scorching Blast is very similar to Flaming Bolt in the sense that they both do damage to a target enemy.
The enemy selected will receive 68 damage from Scorching Blast for the cost of 5 mana.
This makes Scorching Blast 2 mana more expensive for double the damage.
This also makes Scorching Blast my top move in the early-game as it makes last hitting enemy Pixelings much easier and it ensures that they die instead of wasting an extra round.
As mentioned you unlock a new world called Floatopia, but you also unlock the Medium Difficulty or BroTown
Floatopia‘s first mission includes Pixelings that are between level 35-40.
Medium Difficulty BroTown‘s first mission includes Pixelings that are level 51.
This makes it clear that the point of the game is to progress in the storyline well before entering the next tier of difficulty.
At the end of the day, everyone’s going to have a preference on which Pixelings they are going to use, especially if they have been given different Pixelings than I have.
Some players have been getting extremely lucky by receiving rarer chests than others revealing better eggs/Pixelings.
I still find it a good general rule to stock up on 3-Ranged Pixelings and 2-Melee ones, since Melee Pixelings are mostly for tanking at this point.
So gamers, I’m curious, how hard have you been finding the Barrel King?
Did you beat him on your first try?
Who was on your team?
Let me know in the comments below!