A complete summary of Lucas’s performance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found on the character’s information page. It includes strengths and weaknesses, AI quirks, and an archive of tournament representation and results.
An amiibo becomes strongest when it is mirror matched all the way to Level 50 with its Learn button switched on. For more information on effectively raising an amiibo, follow this link. Here is a complete breakdown of Lucas’s moveset and which options to focus on during training:
- Neutral: In terms of neutral options, PK Fire should be your go-to; the move keeps opponents at bay until they are launched off-stage. His long tether grab serves the same purpose, packing powerful forward and back throws. Most importantly is Lucas’s neutral aerial, which earns a lot of damage and can set up for combos or follow-ups. Forward tilt and forward smash are two additional options to consider.
- On-stage KOs: As mentioned before, Lucas’s forward smash and throws are great options. A sweetspotted forward aerial works well short hopped and in the air, while PK Thunder can be used against off-stage enemies. Up smash is incredibly risky, but serves as Lucas’s strongest kill move.
- Above-stage: Above-stage is an awkward position for Lucas, as his options there are relatively limited. Down aerial and tether grab can be used to land safely, and forward aerial can be used as a more aggressive option.
- Off-stage: Lucas’s strongest off-stage moves are his back and down aerials. The AI spaces these attacks extraordinarily well. Forward aerial also becomes potent close to the blast zone and can net early kills.
- Moves to avoid: Though we mentioned it before, up smash is a double-edged sword. The AI uses it well and can get some early KOs, but often uses the attack too frequently. Down smash is another risky move, as the AI does’t understand that it only strikes on one side. Finally, PK Freeze should be entirely avoided, as the AI is hardcoded to use it uncharged.
Stats & Spirit Effects
By all accounts, the best Spirit effects in the game are Super Armor, Slow Super Armor, Armor Knight, and Autoheal. Unfortunately, these bonuses are prohibited in competitive play; if you do not intend on entering online tourneys, all of them work well with Lucas. For trainers looking to participate in tournaments where these Spirit effects are banned, here are a handful of alternate options: PSI Attack ↑, Air Attack ↑, Toss & Meteor ↑, Landing Lag ↓, and Strong Throw. In terms of stat spreads, setups between 2400 / 1800 and 0 / 4200 are viable options to consider.