Who are the best Smash Bros Melee characters? Competitive Melee legend Armada gives his final opinion in his Super Smash Bros Melee tier list for 2019.
The Super Smash Bros Melee competitive scene is now well over a decade old. However, there are still regular tournaments at Smash Bros events and the meta continues to change.
Armada plans to move on to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but he gives his final Super Smash Bros Melee tier list in a video on his YouTube channel.
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Super Smash Bros Melee Tier List 2019 by Armada
As arguably the greatest Super Smash Bros Melee player of all time and the second highest-earning Melee player, Armada’s opinion holds a lot of weight. Here’s how his 2019 Melee tier list looks.
S Tier – Jigglypuff, Fox, Marth
A Tier – Falco, Sheik
B Tier – Captain Falcon
C Tier – Ice Climbers, Pikachu, Yoshi, Samus
D Tier – Dr. Mario, Luigi, Mario, Ganondorf
E Tier – Link, Donkey Kong, Mewtwo, Young Link
F Tier – Mr. Game and Watch, Ness, Pichu, Roy
Trash – Kirby, Zelda, Bowser
Who are the best Super Smash Bros Melee characters to main?
According to Armada’s tier list, Jigglypuff is the best character in Super Smash Bros Melee. This makes a lot of sense, with Jigglypuff’s incredible recovery and strong abilities, players who master the character are hard to beat. Last year, Melee pro Hungrybox won 15 tournaments with his main Jigglypuff.
Fox and Marth are the other S Tier characters. Fox has incredible speed and agility whereas Marth’s moves pack a lot of power. Both are regular tournament-winning characters in Melee.
Falco and Sheik are close behind, although some weaknesses stop them from being in the absolute top tier. Captain Falcon and Peach are also strong characters.
As for the worst Melee characters, Armada considers Kirby, Zelda, and also Bowser to be trash.
With Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s huge success, the Melee character tiers are unlikely to change much. The GameCube classic has been the same since 2002, yet regularly competitions see players still finding new potential in old characters.