Welcome to the competitive amiibo training community’s official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo tier list! Exion has been maintaining this list since the Super Smash Bros. 4 iteration back in 2015. All official update slates and discussions take place on our Discord server – the home of the amiibo training community – so we recommend joining to stay up-to-date! This tier list covers vanilla amiibo, which means no Spirits. If you were looking for a tier list that covers a different format, we have three more: one for Super Smash Bros. 4, one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Raid Bosses, and one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirits.
You might notice Incineroar all by itself in the SS tier. This isn’t a mistake! Incineroar is the strongest character in the metagame — you can read all about it right here. As a result, it’s often banned in tournament play. Of course, some tournament hosts only allow certain tiers of characters in their competitions, so you’ll have to read the rules carefully before you join. As mentioned earlier, you can access a full list of ongoing tournaments over at our Discord server! With that aside, here’s the full list:
Tier List Details & Explanation
This tier list took shape via a combination of tournament results and professional opinion. Remember, the list isn’t just ranking character traits! It’s also ranking each fighter’s AI. Here’s a good example of why AI matters. Even at Level 50, Ness’ AI is hard-coded to waste its double jump and aim at the ledge with PK Thunder. This gives opponents a great chance to connect a meteor smash, which almost always results in Ness’ death. If Ness didn’t have that flaw, you’d see him even higher on the tier list — and the same principles apply to every other fighter. If a character has a crippling AI flaw, our corresponding training guide will tell you!
Next, it’s important to note that this list is only updated when shifts in the metagame occur. For example, we thought Ryu was low-tier, and then several trainers experimented with his training. Before we knew it, Ryu was handily defeating several fellow low-tier fighters! As a result, his position on the tier list improved by quite a bit. In conclusion, the list won’t update if there are no shifts. Get out there and host some tournaments!
One last thing: if you found this page from an internet search, welcome! We’ve been creating high-quality amiibo training content for over eight years. We have guides available for every amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and you can access a full list of them via the link below. Also, remember to join our Discord server for continuous amiibo training and tier list updates. Thanks so much for reading!
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