amiibo Wiki: Autoheal

Autoheal (originally written as Auto-heal capability) is a bonus effect in both Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Great Autoheal was introduced in Ultimate and boasts an enhanced healing effect compared to the normal bonus. Both are generally banned from Spirit tours in Ultimate due to encouraging camping with Mii Gunner, who is already considered top-tier even without the assistance of Autoheal.

General Information

In Super Smash Bros. 4, a single Auto-heal capability bonus effect restores 2% of health to its user every three seconds. Equipment effects in this game only take up one slot each, meaning Auto-heal capability can be stacked twice more (and each additional bonus heals an extra 1% per three seconds). In the early days of the amiibo metagame, Auto-heal capability was rather uncommon. Trainers usually opted for the more potent Critical-hit capability and Explosive perfect shield bonus effects. These skills were soon banned, though, and this caused a surge in Autoheal’s popularity. By the end of the Smash 4 metagame, almost every Figure Player ran Autoheal; as a result of this over-centralization, there was not much bonus variety in late-metagame tournaments.

Autoheal was only slightly nerfed for its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, perhaps as a result of its dominance in the previous title. It costs two Support slots to use and now heals 3% every five seconds. Great Autoheal was introduced for the first time, and this Spirit effect heals 5% every five seconds. These effects flew under the radar for several months until Vintro’s Mii Gunner amiibo, Flara, began winning tournaments using Great Autoheal. Soon, an optimal strategy for Mii Gunner was found: equip it with Great Autoheal and train it to camp with Gunner Missile. Ultimate’s AI cannot do much to counter this, so the bonus was eventually banned. Some modern tournaments even prevent Mii Gunners from using the Gunner Missile custom move.

Acquisition

In Super Smash Bros. 4, Auto-heal capability can only be obtained via equipment farming through Trophy Rush or Master Orders. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Autoheal Support Spirit can be obtained from the Roll, Meloetta (Aria Forme), and Elise Support Spirits. Furthermore, it can be obtained repeatedly from the Aerith Support Spirit on the Final Fantasy Spirit Board (accessed via the Fighters Pass 2 DLC). Great Autoheal can only be found on the Celebi Support Spirit, which can randomly appear on the Spirit Board. Please note that Figure Players cannot inherit skills from Primary Spirits.

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