First made available in 2015, Exion’s Super Smash Bros. amiibo tier lists were among the first on the internet — and now they’re the longest-running! Our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list has been updated for September 2021, and was developed by combining tournament results, matchup data, and character and AI strength. All official tier list update discussions take place on the Exion Discord server, so we recommend joining to stay up-to-date! If for some reason you were looking for the Super Smash Bros. 4 tier list, you can find that here instead.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the standard tournament ruleset does not allow Spirits (which means this tier list covers non-Spirited Figure Players). As members of the S tier, Incineroar and Terry are considered the strongest fighters in the game. Bowser was formerly banned from tournaments but is now allowed back due to the discovery of new counterplay. Here’s the full tier list:
New trainers often try to deny the existence of tiers in competitive amiibo training, arguing that each FP is on par with the rest. However, tournament results have proven that this simply is not true; the presence of character-specific moves and character-specific AI flaws means that some fighters will always be noticeably better or worse than others. Please note that Exion does not maintain a Spirits tier list because there would be too few changes compared to the current one (including Jigglypuff, Falco, and Ganondorf rising — not too much else).
If you found this page from an internet search, welcome! We’ve been creating amiibo training content for over five years, and we’ve got guides available for every character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also host amiibo tournaments on our Discord server, and you’re welcome to join in on the fun if you like! We’d also appreciate it if you helped support the site via Patreon or our donation box. In the meantime, we’ll be sure to send out updates when our tier list is eventually further revised!
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