Meta Knight is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Meta Knight amiibo was released on February 1, 2015 as part of Wave 3. The Kirby series Meta Knight amiibo can also be used as a Figure Player.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
Meta Knight is currently ranked in the D+ tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, placing him among the worst characters in the game. Meta Knight has several interesting options, including a solid neutral attack and a fast set of tilts; he also has access to unique special moves that all aid in recovery in addition to serving as powerful attacks.
However, Meta Knight suffers from a multitude of flaws and is often seen as non-viable in competitive play. His AI is plagued with several crippling issues; in general, it tends to make poor decisions and prioritizes the wrong moves. It overuses its weak down smash and may self-destruct with Mach Tornado or Drill Rush. Meta Knight’s attacks also have low knockback, and thus struggles to KO even highly damaged opponents. His forward smash, though powerful, is very easily blocked or dodge due to its massive startup.
Overall, Meta Knight has accrued horrible tournament results and representation. He has not won any recorded competitions and consistently places dead last in the rare event that he is entered.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meta Knight received a combination of buffs and nerfs for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As with all fighters, Meta Knight’s mobility has been increased, with his run speed having been significantly enhanced. Several of his attacks have larger hitboxes and reduced ending lag, making his moveset more fluid.
While Meta Knight has improved thanks to the buffs to his moveset (as well as Ultimate’s smarter AI), they have not significantly improved his poor standing from the previous title. He retains generally weak attacks and continues to struggle getting KOs, while his light weight has not been corrected or mitigated in any way.
Trainers consider Meta Knight in Ultimate stronger than his Smash 4 iteration, but the character still ranks poorly and has accrued below-average tournament results and representation. Blank is one of the only trainers to raise Meta Knight and has not achieved any notable results.
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