It’s been a few months since we’ve updated the official Exion amiibo tier list, but it’s time to change that. Today we’ve got a fresh new list with a few interesting changes. We aren’t quite ready to rank Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, or Byleth – they’ll come later – but we do have one particularly eye-catching change: Bowser is no longer S-rank. How could this be?!
King Dedede has had something of a rich history within the amiibo metagame. He was high-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, and he’s high-tier in this game, too. This is in high contrast to both games’ competitive scenes (human-versus-human), in which Dedede is considered mid-to-low tier. It’s a nice change of pace to see him as a top-tier! The king has had plenty of dedicated trainers, and though he isn’t quite king of the metagame, he’s powerful enough to rule over most fighters ranked below him on our tier list. If you’d like to learn more about King Dedede’s strengths and weaknesses, be sure to read his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
Special thanks to Dreamy Jay for contributing King Dedede’s training information!
Tonight’s update to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added the new fighters Pyra and Mythra to the game’s impressive lineup of characters. But hey, this is an amiibo training site, so who cares about new characters that don’t have FPs yet?! We’re interested in specific fighter changes that might shake up our tier list. The last update, version 10.0.0, didn’t feature many fighter adjustments, so we decided not to write a post about it. But 11.0.0 has changed a few characters in particular, and we’re going to cover all of them! Before we continue, you can view the full changelog here.
Today is February 24, 2020 — and this marks ten years since our community’s humble beginnings in 2011. To be honest, saying all of this feels crazy. Ten years already?! For last year’s anniversary celebration, I typed out our full history, so if you’re looking for a little bit of a history lesson today, you can read up right here. Now then, today we’re celebrating in two ways. I’ve made a commemorative banner, and I am hosting a giveaway on my Twitter! More info on that in just a moment.
As you may very well know, amiibo can be used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Battle Arenas. For tournaments hosted through arenas, all you need is a Switch, a fully-trained Figure Player, and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. But there was once a time when amiibo couldn’t be used online at all. In fact, it wasn’t until March 2019 that this became possible. So trainers had to get creative to be able to host tournaments: and this meant using an NFC-enabled device to safely copy the training file from their amiibo. They’d then send that file to a tournament host, who’d have special equipment that can zap the amiibo file onto their console as if it were a genuine figure!
Many trainers still use this method of submission today, and if you’re looking to enter a tournament that requires a .bin file submission, you’re in luck. We’ve got full guides here on how to use an Android or iPhone device to retrieve your amiibo’s training file, and information on how to remove Spirits from it, if needed! We also have a guide on using Amiibo Powersaves to back up your amiibo, and you can access that guide right here. Regardless of the kind of mobile device you own, you’ll need to download the NFC Tools app. You can find it on the Play Store or App Store. You’ll also need to bookmark the Amiibots home page. Once you’ve got all of that set up, though, you’re good to continue!
Thanks to jozz for contributing this guide! You can check out their Twitter by following this link. Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – amiibo Backup Guide (Mobile)