In Super Smash Bros. 4
Dark Pit is currently placed in the A tier in Super Smash Bros. 4. By all accounts, Dark Pit is a balanced fighter. He has no gimmicks or special traits; he is simply an honest, legitimate character: the jack of all trades and master of none. He has a solid set of smash attacks with a relatively powerful forward smash that strikes twice; he also boasts good normals. Dark Pit’s recovery potential is very high, and he can even gimp opponents with his Silver Bow.
However, Dark Pit is somewhat outclassed by several higher-ranked characters. Whereas Bowser and Ganondorf can win entire games using only Flying Slam and Flame Choke, Dark Pit has no such advantage and must be trained proficiently in his entire moveset to stand a chance. Dark Pit’s AI also tends to overuse its aerials, self-destruct with side special, and use its up special randomly.
Overall, Dark Pit has accrued above average tournament results and representation. FarmingSim, Supernova, Cloud, and Glenn are all known to have trained the character and found moderate to high success in doing so.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit was considerably buffed for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As with all fighters, Dark Pit’s mobility has been increased. Many of his KO options have had their power strengthened, allowing him to more easily close stocks against damaged opponents. Silver Bow and Guardian Orbitars have also been sped up.
Dark Pit received very little in terms of nerfs; in fact, his only true nerfs are a slower grab and a slightly more unreliable recovery. As a result, Dark Pit is considered to have improved from his Smash 4 iteration.
Despite his buffs, Dark Pit has only accrued average tournament results; many trainers opt to train Pit instead. The two generally share the same spot on the tier list; their only difference in terms of metagame standing is how much representation they get.
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