A complete summary of Luigi’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
Luigi’s best equipment setup involves a balance of Attack, Defense, and Speed (+60 Attack / +50 Defense / +10 Speed). In terms of bonus effects, Auto-heal capability, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential.
Luigi benefits from the Quick Missile custom move. It charges up quickly and flies faster and farther, making it a superior recovery option that helps the character successfully return to the stage.
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. As silly as it might sound, Luigi’s jab is absolutely fantastic. Simply put, if your amiibo is not within KO percentage, attack it with jab and nothing else.
- Main KO moves: forward smash and up smash (Lead Headbutt). Once your amiibo has taken major damage, go in for the kill with a forward smash. It does lack range, but it’s worth the risk thanks to the attack’s above-average power and speed. Up smash is best used as an aerial punish.
- Moves to avoid: side special (Quick Missile) and down special (Luigi Cyclone). Quick Missile and Luigi Cyclone are best used for recovery purposes only. As attacks, they don’t inflict much damage and leave Luigi vulnerable. Your amiibo will get in the habit of spamming these moves if you use them too often, so be careful.
- Situational moves: up special (Super Jump Punch). Forward smash and up smash are Luigi’s most reliable kill moves, but Super Jump Punch can be used sparingly as well. Be sure to confirm your timing and spacing so that the move connects.
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