Max Brass

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The Commish
Max Brass
Basic Information
Height6' 4" (195 cm)
Weight258 lb (117 kg)
AffiliationARMS League
StageSky Arena
HobbiesTraining and inspiring new fighters
Voice ActorDominic Allen
Official Stats
Dashed lines indicate charged state
Arm Girth4-5/5
Grab Damage170
Walking Speed97%
Dash Distance90%
Charge Dash Distance91%
Air Dash Distance95%
Max Charge Time5.1 seconds
Standard ARMS
"Who's this reigning champion, you ask? It's none other than ARMS League Commissioner Max Brass! With his ARM-deflecting aura and awe-inducing bulk, it's no wonder he's the champ! As he tours the region, he plans to cultivate and mentor up-and-coming ARMS talent… And he'll probably give 'em a nice butt kicking while he's at it!"

Max Brass is a playable fighter in ARMS. He is an ARMS veteran and the greatest champion ever to compete in the Grand Prix.[1] Max Brass is also the head of the ARMS League (hence his nickname, 'The Commish') and the organizer for the Grand Prix.


Max Brass has a large, muscular build. His ARMS are made of belts, in reference to his long-standing championship, and he also boasts a championship belt around his waist, as well as on both of his shoulders. He wears a tight blue and gold bodysuit, a golden mask with a model of a fist atop it, armor with brass fist ornaments, and red and gold boots. His eyes appear to be completely white, though whether this is how his eyes naturally are or a result of the mask is unknown.


"Head of the ARMS League, the organizing body of the ARMS Grand Prix! You'd never guess his age once he charges and pumps up that beefy body to maximum buffness. As reigning champ, he awaits new challengers in the championship round of the Grand Prix!"
Official description


Upon fully charging his punches or successfully performing a throw, Max Brass can temporarily increase the size of his upper body, during which his punches will be permanently charged and he will resist being knocked down when punched as if he were a heavyweight; resisted punches will have their damage reduced by 50%. While pumped up, his super armor is constantly active unlike other heavyweights. While in the pumping up animation, he will parry incoming attacks. This effect lasts five seconds or until Max Brass is knocked down.

He also shares Spring Man's ability to deflect incoming punches when releasing incomplete charges. When his health reaches below 25%, Max Brass will automatically be "pumped up", providing him with permanently charged ARMS and super armor. He will automatically perform the pumped up animation once his HP drops below 25% and will perform it every time he recovers from being knocked down.


Max Brass is the most overbearing character especially buffed up, with super armour, massive ARM girth, high grab damage, long charged time and a deflect ring. Brass is perhaps the best in the game at turning neutral situations to his advantage, and keeping it that way, with his suffocating wakeup pressure.

Once he's able to get buffed, his comeback ability is unparalleled as it brings together many of the best tools to pressure up close, or poke at range, in addition to gaining extra mobility.

ARM Recommendations

Max Brass works well with most ARMS, especially ARMS that are good up close and can cause knockdowns. From there he can pressure his opponent better than anyone in this game, stuffing out counterattacks, while being mobile enough to track movement and hit with insane damage. Some examples are:

Version history

Version history
1.0.0 Added to the game, as an NPC.
2.0.0 Made playable.
3.0.0 Decreased movement speed when buffed up.
3.2.0 Decreased expansion rate of attacks when buffed up.
Increased distance from which he can approach targets.

In Grand Prix

Related Badges

Main article: Achievements
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've got 50 rounds as
Max Brass under your belt!
Or is it belts?
60 Play as Max Brass 50 times.
Max Brass has been your fighter of
choice for 500 rounds. You've
got incredible taste!
200 Play as Max Brass 500 times.
You've beat Max Brass
100 times! You
outchamped the champ!
100 Defeat Max Brass 100 times.
Max Brass's lost 250 rounds
against you. Your're a true usurper
of the throne!
200 Defeat Max Brass 250 times.
You reached level 5
in the 7th Party Crash! Choosing
Max Brass really paid off.
30 Choose Max Brass in the seventh Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You made it to level 10
in the 7th Party Crash?
Max Brass would be so proud.
30 Choose Max Brass in the seventh Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 5
in the 10th Party Crash!
Nice work, Max Brass!
30 Choose Max Brass in the tenth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 10
in the 10th Party Crash!
Way to be, Max Brass!
30 Choose Max Brass in the tenth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Max Brass vs. Spring Man!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Max Brass and Spring Man adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Dr. Coyle vs. Max Brass!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Dr. Coyle and Max Brass adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You won a battle as Max Brass using
the Toaster. Must have reminded him
of his younger days as an upstart!
30 Defeat an opponent using Max Brass equipped with the Toaster on at least one ARM.
You won your very first Grand Prix.
Now you can hold your head high!
60 Clear Grand Prix.
You won the Grand Prix on Lv. 4
or higher with every fighter?
That deserves a nice pat on the back.
100 Clear Grand Prix on level 4 or higher with every fighter.
You've fought 10 matches using each Max Brass color! 60 Play 10 matches for each Max Brass' 4 color palettes.
You reenacted the Ver. 2 title screen
illustration. Challenger vs. champ!
30 Participate in a fight between Spring Man wielding
double Toasters and Max Brass wielding double
You reenacted the Ver. 5 title screen illustration. Dark vs. light! 30 Participate in a fight between Max Brass wielding
double Roasters and Dr. Coyle wielding double

Appearances in other media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Max Brass appears as a Spirit that can be obtained by winning the Spirit Battle in Min Min's DLC Spirits board. He also cameos on an electronic billboard in the background of Spring Stadium.




Max Brass
Max Brass's Costumes
Up Left Right Down





To select a costume, click and hold , then hold in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with . Simply choosing a character without tilting the stick will select the first costume not taken (in the order of up-right-down-left) and if multiple players tilt the stick in the same direction while selecting the same character, they will be the same costume.

In-Game Screenshots

Promotional artwork

Grand Prix Ending


  • Max Brass was initially teased during the ARMS Direct in May 2017 before being confirmed to be playable during a Nintendo Treehouse stream on 2017-06-15. Max Brass was released in an update on 2017-07-12.
  • Max Brass is the oldest male human fighter as well as the oldest ARMS character overall with a known age, at 52.
  • He met Mechanica when she was a young girl.
  • In spite of the fact that his throw animation shows him getting pumped up, Max Brass will not receive its benefits until the throw animation is over (i.e. his throw can still be interrupted by an uncharged punch).
  • His default color scheme and suit design is similar to the Roaster.
  • Max Brass is the only character that was in the game at launch, but was not playable until a later update, being Version 2.0.0.
  • Max Brass and Springtron are the only characters to have make an appearance as a opponent before being updated as a playable fighter.
  • Despite his render depicting him with the Roaster, Max Brass's first set of default ARMS are the Nade.

Names in other languages

Max Brass

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese マックスブラス
Makkusu Burasu
Max Brass
 Chinese (Traditional) 最強銅領
Jeuikèuhng Tùhnglíhng
Strongest Brass Leader
 Chinese (Simplified) 最强铜领
Zuìqiáng Tónglǐng
Strongest Brass Leader
 Dutch Max Brass Max Brass
 French Max Brass Max Brass
 German Max Brass Max Brass
 Italian Max Brass Max Brass
 Korean 맥스 브라스
Makseu Buraseu
Max Brass
 Russian Макс Брасс
Maks Brass
Max Brass
 Spanish Max Brass Max Brass

The Commish

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese ARMS協会 ビッグボス
Āmuzu kyōkai biggu bosu
The big boss of ARMS League
 Chinese (Traditional) ARMS協會的大老闆
ARMS Hipwúi dīk Daaihlóuhbáan
KING OF ARMS (Grand Prix)
The big boss of ARMS League
King of ARMS
 Chinese (Simplified) ARMS协会的老大
ARMS Xiéhuì de Lǎodà
ARMS之王 (Grand Prix)
ARMS zhī Wáng
The big boss of ARMS League
King of ARMS
 Dutch De baas der bazen The boss of bosses
 French Monsieur le Président Mister the President
 German Der Kraftmeier The Bodybuilder
 Italian Il dispotico commissario The tyrannic commissioner
 Russian Босс
 Spanish El jefazo The big boss


  1. Nintendo. "ARMS - Demonstration & DLC - Nintendo E3 2017", 2017-06-15, retrieved 2017-06-15.
  2. Imgur album. Retrieved 2017-06-14.