amiibo Wiki: Wario

Wario is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Wario amiibo was released alongside Charizard, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucina, Ness, Pac-Man, and Robin on May 29, 2015.

In Super Smash Bros. 4

Wario was placed in the C+ tier in Super Smash Bros. 4’s final tier list. Wario benefits from a powerful moveset; his tilt and smash attacks deal high damage and knockback, allowing him to KO opponents with ease. His special moves, while a bit situational, come in handy as well: Wario Bike is a decent disruptor that doubles as a recovery move while Wario Waft can be used as a last-resort kill move.

Unfortunately, Wario suffers from a number of flaws. His AI uses Wario Waft rather poorly; it tends to miss and will only use the move at full charge. It also uses Chomp in the wrong place at the wrong time, seemingly unaware of its short range.

Overall, Wario has accrued below-average tournament results and representation. He is not a bad character, per se, but trainers see little reason in sending Wario over a stronger fighter such as Bowser or Lucina.

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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Wario received a plethora of helpful changes for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Chomp has been made much more useful, as it now restores Wario’s health with each consecutive bite. It can also nullify incoming projectiles, allowing him to more easily fight back against ranged opponents. Many of Wario’s other moves have been given speed and power boosts.

Though Wario did receive a healthy buff during the transition between and Ultimate, his placement in the metagame has not changed. He is thought to be a potent contender, but does not have enough individual strengths to be considered worthwhile over top-tier characters. As such, his tournament representation has been somewhat low.

The tournaments Wario has entered have shown mixed results, but a few trainers (specifically fammydamammy, Omega, and Blank) have proven potential in the character. Wario’s representation and placement in the competitive scene are expected to improve in the near future thanks to a newfound interest in his metagame progression.

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