Zelda is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Zelda amiibo was released on December 14, 2014 as part of Wave 4. The Legend of Zelda series Zelda amiibo also work as Figure Players.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
Zelda is currently placed in the B+ rank in Super Smash Bros. 4. Zelda has a powerful set of smash attacks; her down smash is a quick “get-off-me” move and both her forward and up smashes strike multiple times and have lasting hitboxes. Zelda’s special moves are just as useful; she has a reflector that can also defend from incoming attacks, an effective gimping tool in Din’s Fire, an up special that serves as a safe and efficient recovery move, and a down special that can either break shields or inflict major damage.
However, Zelda is held back by several flaws, most notably her weight (or lack thereof). She requires serious investment into her Defense stat to be able to stand a chance against powerful opponents. Her smash attacks, while potent, lack range and are sometimes whiffed entirely. Zelda’s AI has a habit of spamming its up smash, down smash, forward aerial, or back aerial if any of these attacks are used against it too often. It may also randomly teleport upwards with its up special while on-stage, leaving the character vulnerable.
Overall, Zelda has accrued average tournament results and representation. Trainers like Arklaine and FarmingSim have found moderate success with the character, although she rarely claims victory in modern tourneys.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda has been significantly buffed for her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As with all fighters, her base mobility has been increased; she also enjoys an overall faster moveset with increased neutral options and KO potential. Furthermore, Din’s Fire no longer evokes helplessness in midair and Phantom Slash has enhanced power and utility.
However, Zelda retains many of her flaws while suffering from several newly-introduced. Her weight is still low and her smash attacks still have a fair bit of ending lag; most notable, however, is that her AI is somewhat difficult to work with. It can become spammy if left unchecked and is notorious for its poor use of Din’s Fire.
Overall, Zelda is about on par with her Smash 4 iteration and is seen as a middle-ranked character in Ultimate. Leaf has the most successful Zelda amiibo and is one of the only trainers to win a standard tournament with the character.
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