In Super Smash Bros. 4
Lucina is currently placed in the S tier in Super Smash Bros. 4 and is considered the best character in the game (alongside Marth). Lucina possesses two specific tools that make her an extremely formidable opponent: her side special, Dancing Blade, and her down special, Counter. The former serves as the best damage-racking move available, as it comes out fast, deals a lot of damage, and can even KO at higher percentages; the latter can turn the tide of battle by reflecting powerful attacks. Unlike Marth, whose attacks are stronger when tipped, Lucina’s are consistent; overall, they deal more damage and KO more reliably.
As arguably the strongest amiibo available, Lucina does not have many weaknesses to balance out her strengths. In fact, Lucina’s only flaws are based around her AI: it occasionally overuses its aerials and relies too heavily on its down special.
Overall, Lucina has achieved excellent tournament results and representation. FarmingSim and his Marth amiibo, Ken, are often credited with raising Marth to top-tier status, and as a result trainers began raising Lucina. Supernova’s Lucina amiibo, Sarah, is the most successful of its kind.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina has been somewhat nerfed for her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but enjoys a good amount of buffs that improve certain aspects of her play. As with all fighters, her base mobility has increased; this entails enhancements to her walk speed, run speed, and air speed. Dancing Blade’s speed has also been increased and is now much faster than its Smash 4 iteration.
However, some of Lucina’s most notable strengths have been toned down as a result of mechanical changes in Ultimate. The game’s updated AI falls victim to Dancing Blade far less often due to its increased likelihood to jump over the move; removing Lucina’s signature damage-racking tool and forcing her to rely on more of her moveset. Her forward smash has been slightly weakened, which negligibly reduces its KO potential, but it still serves as her best kill move.
Lucina is no longer the best amiibo in the game (as was the case in Smash 4), but she is still considered top-tier and has many unique strengths to bring to the table. In contrast to Marth, her tournament representation and results have been excellent. MiDe’s Lucina amiibo, Musket, is considered the strongest Lucina amiibo in Ultimate.
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