With over 70 characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, many players have had a hard time ranking who’s the best. Many pro players have made their own Smash Ultimate Tier Lists based on their observations of each fighter. However, a Reddit user named BongoBeatSSB has now made a Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List based on Top 8 placings in big tournaments. Here’s how it looks.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List February 2019
The new Smash Ultimate Tier List comes from BongoBeatSSB. It uses data compiled from Top 8 placings at various different Smash Bros Ultimate tournaments to determine who are the best Smash Bros Ultimate characters in competition.
The Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List for February 2019 is as follows:
200-299: Pichu, Fox, Lucina
100-199: Wario, Wolf, Peach, Palutena, Olimar
1-99: Link, Young Link, Inkling, Snake, Yoshi, Mega Man, Pokemon Trainer, Ness, Zero Suit Samus, Roy, Greninja, Pac-Man, Ridley, King Dedede, Sheik, Sonic, Donkey Kong, Luigi, Chrom, Cloud, Lucas, Mario, Mr. Game and Watch, Toon Link, Richter Belmont, Zelda, Bowser, Dark Samus, Ice Climbers, R.O.B., Robin, Piranha Plant, Diddy Kong, Kirby, Shulk, Bayonetta, Falco, Jigglypuff, Dr. Mario, Wii Fit Trainer, Mii Swordfighter, Isabelle, Pikachu, Dark Pit, Lucario, Ganondorf, Captain Falcon, Villager, Mii Brawler, Bowser Jr., King K Rool, Incineroar
0 (No Top 8 Placings): Little Mac, Marth, Duck Hunt, Corrin, Ken, Meta Knight, Mewtwo, Mii Gunner, Rosalina & Luma, Ryu
BongoBeatSSB also made a spreadsheet to show the tournament data used to create the tier list.
Best and Worst Smash Bros Ultimate Characters
The Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List based on Top 8 placings largely confirms what many believe to be the best Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters.
Ike, Pichu, Fox, Lucina, Peach, Palutena, and Olimar are all highly rated by pros. Wario is also surprisingly high, showing how much potential the character has.
It should be noted this methodology doesn’t necessarily reflect the abilities of all characters. Marth has zero Top 8 placings, yet he plays similarly to Lucina. Ike also tops the list largely thanks to MkLeo’s multiple wins with the character.
Nonetheless, it shows the strong balance in Smash Bros Ultimate characters. The recent Genesis 6 results showed that many characters are competitively viable in Smash Bros Ultimate. It’ll be interesting to see how the tier lists pan out throughout 2019.