amiibo Wiki: Corrin

Corrin is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Corrin amiibo was released on July 21, 2017. Corrin is considered mid-tier in both Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. 4

Corrin is ranked as a B+ tier character in Super Smash Bros. 4. Corrin possesses a unique and powerful moveset that grants them many advantages. Perhaps their greatest asset is their incredibly strong down special, Counter Surge, which launches opponents upward and deals great damage to boot. Corrin also boasts an excellent attack range, especially on their smash attacks (which also have sweetspot tipper hitboxes that deal increased damage). Their tilts are also quite fast, making them solid neutral options.

Despite being one of the final Figure Players released for Smash 4, Corrin’s primary flaws are in their AI. All three of their smash attacks have tip sweetspots, but the AI makes no attempt to properly space them; as a result, the character often has trouble KOing outside of Counter Surge. Corrin’s AI also uses Dragon Fang Shot at inappropriate times (such as directly next to an enemy) and occasionally uses Draconic Ascent on-stage for no discernible reason.

Overall, Corrin has achieved average tournament results and representation. Corrin was a late addition to the Smash 4 metagame, so their trainers were far and few between. If you would like to learn how to train a Corrin amiibo in Super Smash Bros. 4, please refer to our training guide.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Compared to other fighters, Corrin has not changed much during the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate. Corrin continues to benefit from a high attack range, powerful tipper hitboxes, and generally fast attacks. Their aforementioned range gives them a variety of positive matchups, mostly against fighters with shorter range (such as Wario and Piranha Plant, for example).

Corrin’s most prominent flaw is perhaps their exploitable recovery. It takes a moment to activate, and then grants merely average horizontal and vertical distance. They can be rather easily gimped by fighters who are comfortable off-stage, and this makes going off-stage a risk that is not worth taking. Corrin also tends to lose to opponents with higher general range or opponents who can use brute force to get past Corrin’s attacks (Charizard’s Flare Blitz and Bowser’s entire moveset are notable examples of this).

Overall, Corrin is considered to be about on par with their Smash 4 iteration. Their tournament results and representation are still a bit lacking, and it is thought that their true capabilities have yet to be fully realized. If you would like to learn how to train your own Corrin amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check our training guide. This guide covers the amiibo-versus-amiibo format, though; information on Raid Boss training is included below as well.

Raid Boss Training

If you would prefer to train a Raid Boss Corrin amiibo instead (which is when you equip an FP with Spirits and have it face off against human opponents — usually in Battle Arenas), the optimal Spirit setup and training strategy will be slightly different. For Spirits, either Super Armor or Great Autoheal is the best option for a Raid Boss. Otherwise, Landing Lag ↓, Weapon Attack ↑, and Move Speed ↑ is a solid build that Corrin can put to good use.

In terms of training, prioritize Corrin’s fastest attacks, including their tilts, neutral air, forward air, and up air. Use some grabs to apply shield pressure up close. Steer clear of special moves whenever possible, as Corrin’s AI occasionally uses them too close to their enemy and gets punished. Smash attacks can be sprinkled in every so often; try to space them such that their stronger tipper hitbox connects. You can go off-stage and gimp with a forward air, but don’t go too far out as Corrin’s recovery is sometimes unreliable.

To review, focus on tilts and fast aerials. Smash attacks and off-stage gimps can be used to KO once in a while too. If you want more information regarding Corrin amiibo training, you can read our aforementioned training guide as well. If you’re new to amiibo training and want a place to start, check out our general amiibo training guide.

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