The Exion tier list has quite a bit of interesting history to it! Its first edition was released during the apex of the Super Smash Bros. 4 metagame (in 2016), and it’s been consistently updated ever since. We’ve got one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, too! These tier lists are developed by combining tournament results, matchup data, and character and AI strength. All tier list update discussions take place on the Exion Discord server!
In Super Smash Bros. 4
In the Smash 4 metagame, almost every tournament allowed and encouraged equipment. As such, this tier list assumes that each amiibo has been given an optimal equipment set. Little Mac and Cloud were once banned from competitive play, but were later permitted under a strict set of equipment restrictions:
- Little Mac cannot have any Attack points, and cannot have any Attack-boosting bonus effects.
- Cloud cannot have more than 60 Attack points, and can only have one Attack-boosting bonus effect.
This list accounts for both of these restrictions; even without full equipment access, Little Mac and Cloud remain top-tier. The list was last updated on June 25, 2019. The Smash 4 metagame was abandoned as soon as Smash Ultimate became available; as a result, the Smash 4 tier list may never be updated again.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the standard tournament ruleset does not allow Spirits. As the sole member of the S tier, Incineroar is currently banned from all competitive formats. Bowser was formerly banned from all tournaments, but is slowly being allowed back due to the discovery of new counterplay. This list was last updated on March 22, 2021.
As mentioned earlier, the tier list council discusses updates on the Exion Discord server. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to drop by so you can get all the latest information on our amiibo training content and tier list updates! Please refer to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate training guides for strategies on making your Figure Player top-tier!
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