A complete summary of Pit’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
Pit’s best equipment setup involves a focus on Attack and Defense (+60 Attack / +60 Defense / 0 Speed) while maintaining Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Hyper smash attacks, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential.
Pit benefits from the Amplifying Orbitars custom move. Compared to the original version of the move, the Amplifying Orbitars are faster and deal increased damage when they reflect a projectile, making them a direct upgrade.
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, down tilt, and down smash. Pit’s standing jab might not have a lot of range, but it does have a lot of power and utility. Pit’s forward tilt is quick and surprisingly strong, and can even KO opponents at high percentages. Down tilt is Pit’s fastest grounded option, while down smash covers both sides and inflicts decent knockback.
- Main KO moves: forward smash. In addition to being fast, Pit’s forward smash also hits twice. The second hit is strongest.
- Moves to avoid: up smash. Pit tends to whiff his up smash due to its poor range. It also hits multiple times, but the multiple hits of the attack do not always link together properly. Forward smash is a superior KO option
- Situational moves: neutral special (Palutena Bow). Pit’s neutral special is highly maneuverable, and with precise aim, can even gimp recovering opponents. Make every possible attempt to interrupt your amiibo as it recovers.
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