A complete summary of Mii Swordfighter’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
Mii Swordfighter’s best equipment setup balances Attack and Defense (+80 Attack / +80 Defense / -40 Speed) at the cost of Speed. In terms of bonus effects, Improved trade-off attack, Lifesteal, and Improved escapability are essential.
Mii Swordfighter benefits from the Blurring Blade, Slash Launcher, and Skyward Slash Dash custom moves. Blurring Blade is essentially a modified version of Marth’s Shield Breaker move that hits multiple times, Slash Launcher aids recovery, and Skyward Slash Dash boasts a controllable trajectory.
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, and neutral special (Blurring Blade). The Mii Swordfighter’s jab is one of the most powerful of its kind and is a great neutral option. Forward tilt is a quick swipe of the blade that inflicts a lot of damage. Blurring Blade should be used sparingly, but with proper timing, can deal heavy damage to shields.
- Main KO moves: forward smash and down special (Blade Counter). The Mii Swordfighter’s forward smash is incredibly powerful, but suffers from noticeable ending lag. Blade Counter is an amazing tool that can turn the tide of battle in the Mii Swordfighter’s favor. If you can’t quite nail Blade Counter’s strict timing, you can try playing in Slow Mode or pausing the game repeatedly to determine when to activate its counter window.
- Moves to avoid: up smash, down smash, side special (Slash Launcher), and up special (Skyward Slash Dash). The Mii Swordfighter tends to overuse its up and down smashes, and will eventually prioritize them over its superior forward smash. Avoid using up smash and down smash during training to prevent this from happening. Slash Launcher and Skyward Slash Dash should be used for recovery purposes only.
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