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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List: Who’s the Best Fighter

The not-so-definitive guide to the best fighters in SSBU

by Kyle Hanson

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It might not seem like it from an outsider’s perspective, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a highly competitive game that relies on a steady balance between it’s massive list of characters. Of course, there’s no way to ever develop a perfectly balanced system with this many variables. This has led every new entry to have an ever-evolving tier list, with competitive players offering some idea as to who the best fighter is at that current time.

We’re going to put together our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list here, explaining who the best fighter is at the time of last update. I emphasize this because a game like SSBU will have a meta that changes all the time. That is to say that the tier list is far from final, and will change all the time. It’s also not definitive, with the list drawing from my experience, and that of other players and pros. Look at this simply as a guide for who the best characters are at this time, but you should always choose based on your preferences and play style. So, with that out of the way, here’s our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List…

S-Tier – Best of the Best

Cloud
Diddy Kong
Ike
Marth
Mewtwo
Lucina
Pikachu
Roy
Sheik
Sonic

A-Tier – Excellent Choices

Bayonetta
Donkey Kong
Inkling
Ken
Lucario
Meta Knight
Olimar
Peach
Richter
Ryu
Shulk
Simon
Snake
Young Link

B-Tier – Solid Fighters

Captain Falcon
Chrom
Corrin
Daisy
Fox
Greninja
Isabelle
King K. Rool
Mario
Pichu
Ridley
Robin
Villager
Zero Suit Samus

C-Tier – Mixed Bag

Dark Samus
Falco
Ganondorf
Incineroar
Link
Lucas
Mega Man
Ness
Rosalina and Luma
Samus
Squirtle
Toon Link
Zelda

D-Tier – Not Great

Bowser
Charizard
Dark Pit
Duck Hunt
Ice Climbers
Ivysaur
Jigglypuff
Mr. Game & Watch
Palutena
Pit
R.O.B.
Wario
Wii Fit Trainer
Wolf

The Rest – Best Avoided

Bowser Jr.
Dr. Mario
Jigglypuff
King Dedede
Kirby
Little Mac
Luigi
Mii Brawler
Mii Gunner
Mii Swordfighter
Pac-Man
Yoshi

Do you agree? Disagree? The meta is always shifting and the game is still very new. Shout out in the comments if you think I got anything wrong, or the SSBU tier list needs an update.

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