|Height||6' 4" (195 cm)|
|Weight||258 lb (117 kg)|
|Hobbies||Training and inspiring new fighters|
|Voice Actor||Dominic Allen|
|Dashed lines indicate charged state|
|Charge Dash Distance||91%|
|Air Dash Distance||95%|
|Max Charge Time||5.1 seconds|
Max Brass is a playable fighter in ARMS. He is an ARMS veteran and the greatest champion ever to compete in the Grand Prix. Max Brass is also the head of the ARMS League (hence his nickname, 'The Commish') and the organizer for the Grand Prix.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
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.
Backstory[edit | edit source]
"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
Abilities[edit | edit source]
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.
Playstyles[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
|1.0.0||Added to the game, as an NPC.|
|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[edit | edit source]
Related Badges[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Achievements
|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[edit | edit source]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit | edit source]
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.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Costumes[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Promotional artwork[edit | edit source]
Grand Prix Ending[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Names in other languages[edit | edit source]