A complete summary of Dark 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
Dark 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.
Dark Pit benefits from the Guiding Bow and Amplifying Orbitars custom moves. The former allows the arrow to function like Pit’s and is more easily controlled, while the latter is faster and deals increased damage when reflecting projectiles.
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. Dark Pit’s standing jab might not have a lot of range, but it does have a lot of power and utility. Dark Pit’s forward tilt is quick and surprisingly strong, and can even KO opponents at high percentages. Down tilt is Dark 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, Dark Pit’s forward smash also hits twice. The second hit is strongest.
- Moves to avoid: up smash. Dark 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 (Guiding Bow). Guiding Bow 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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