A complete summary of Bayonetta’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
Bayonetta’s best equipment setup balances Attack and Defense (+70 Attack / +70 Defense / -20 Speed) at the cost of Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Improved launch ability, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential. As with all downloadable fighters, Bayonetta does not have 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 (Consecutive Kicks), and down tilt. Bayonetta’s neutral attack is one of the strongest in the amiibo game – it’s hard to escape and strikes several times. Her tilts are just as good, and can combo into a well-timed smash attack.
- Main KO moves: up smash and down smash (Heel Stomp). As mentioned before, Bayonetta’s smash attacks are quite slow. Her up smash is the most reliable of the three, and has the least amount of ending lag. Down smash should be used as well, but only as an edgeguard. With good spacing, it can meteor smash recovering foes.
- Situational moves: down special (Witch Time). Bayonetta’s Witch Time can turn a bad matchup into a favorable one. When activating Witch Time against your amiibo, follow up with an up smash.
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