A complete summary of Zero Suit Samus’s performance in Super Smash Bros. 4 can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.
Stats & Bonus Effects
Zero Suit Samus’ best equipment setup involves a strong concentration in Attack and Defense (+90 Attack / +80 Defense / -50 Speed) at the cost of Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Auto-heal capability, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential. Zero Suit Samus does not benefit from any custom moves.
An amiibo becomes strongest if it is mirror matched all the way to Level 50. This is done to teach the AI which moves to rely on; after reaching Level 50, it will use this training as a base and expand upon it with matchup experience. While training your amiibo, do not play aggressively or go off-stage; instead, remain grounded and keep the following moves in mind:
- Neutral options: jab, forward tilt, up tilt, and down tilt. These are Zero Suit Samus’ fastest attacks, and thus are her best ways to rack up damage. Use every one of her tilts – forward, down, and up tilt.
- Main KO moves: forward smash. Forward smash is really Zero Suit Samus’ only viable kill move, but it’s not a bad attack by any means. Use this move when your amiibo is at a good kill percent. If you want to add a little flair to your kill, you can also combo down smash into a forward smash.
- Moves to avoid: grab (Plasma Whip), side special (Plasma Whip), and down special (Flip Jump). Zero Suit Samus has a tendency to overuse her side special, so avoid using it during training. You can’t teach your amiibo to spike with Flip Jump, so avoid using that too. Her other moves are much better for damage-racking since she’s more accurate with them. Aside from that, since Zero Suit Samus’ grab is a tether grab, it’s slow. Don’t bother using it at all. She doesn’t even have a kill throw, so that’s another reason not to use it.
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