Things may be quieting down a bit within the competitive amiibo community, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any metagame developments happening! We’ve got another tier list update for February 2023 with plenty of rises (and not a single drop). That’s a good thing, because it means more characters are improving over time rather than becoming worse. Let’s get right into the tier changes!
The first amiibo figures first released in November 2014 — years ago! After continuous use, the NFC chips inside start to wear out. That being said, it’d probably take decades for such wear-and-tear to occur. Today, we’re going over every possible reason an amiibo figure might not scan on your Switch console, and possible ways to fix the problem.
Have you ever taken one of your Figure Players to a friend’s house and thought they played odd on your friend’s Switch? It may not be a coincidence. For the entirety of the amiibo competitive scene’s lifespan, there have been occasional mentions of unusual behavior when amiibo are sent to tournaments or used in arenas. Why would this be the case? Well, no one knows for sure, but I have proposed a theory as to what may be responsible for this.
Please note that this is only speculation based on observations – nothing presented here is definitive or proven.
The Sephiroth, Pyra, Mythra, and Kazuya amiibo figures have been officially announced for ages — but now we’ve finally got our first look at two of them! These figurines were on display alongside the upcoming Splatoon 3 amiibo at a convention. No Pyra or Mythra in sight, but they’re still on their way! We also don’t have a release yet for any of them just yet, so hang tight.
That being said, Sephiroth and Kazuya’s amiibo files have been leaked for quite some time, so we’ve got full-fledged training guides available for both characters. If you’re interested in reading up ahead of the release date, you can view Sephiroth’s here and Kazuya’s here. Have fun!
It’s the beginning of August, and we’ve updated both of our tier lists! Come see which characters have risen or dropped and why. If you’re new to competitive amiibo training and need an explanation of how these tier lists work, feel free to check out their respective pages here and here (vanilla and Spirits). Otherwise, let’s get right into the updates! It’s a light slate, but an important one nonetheless.