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May 2022’s art bundle is now available!

Last month, Exion’s Patreon page was completely revamped! It’s tough to turn the site’s written articles into subscriber rewards – we don’t want to lock anything here behind a paywall – so we took a different approach instead. This month’s bundle features all of the art I posted over on my Twitter account this month, plus extra versions and previews for next month’s work.

There are currently two tiers: $1 and $5, and $5 makes you eligible for the art bundle! You can find the link to our Patreon right here. We’ll be adding more varied rewards in the future, so stay tuned. Thanks again for your support!

Exion’s Patreon page has been revamped!

If you’re a continuous reader of the site, you might have noticed something! Exion content is kind of fleeting, in a way. We’ve created just about all of the amiibo training content we could, so these days we’re mostly writing posts and guides for topical games. Problem is, there isn’t always a topical game to write about, so that creates break periods like the entire month of April!

We’ve had a Patreon page for some time now, and in response to these lull periods we’ve decided to give it a revamp. Originally, there were three tiers: $1, $7, and $15. As of today’s revamp, there are only two tiers: $1 and $5. So, to review, our Patreon page’s price went down and its rewards increased! If you’re wondering what the new reward system is, it’s a monthly art bundle!

I post two new art pieces per week over on my Twitter page, and this art bundle includes non-watermarked versions of each piece I published in April. It also includes avatar and transparent versions, as well as exclusive previews for art I’m releasing in May! Depending on the month, there may also be bonus Exion content inside. It only costs $5 per month to access the art bundle, and it’s completely fine to subscribe and unsubscribe on a month-per-month basis depending on how much you like the art I published in April. You can find the link to our revamped Patreon page here. Just to clarify, you’ll still receive an exclusive Discord role and early access to posts and guides when they’re in development. We hope you consider subscribing, and thanks so much for your support!

The vanilla amiibo tier list’s March 2022 update

It’s been a few months since our last update, but the community’s official tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo training has received a new revision! This version raises Roy, Bowser Jr., and Min Min by one tier each. It also adds Pyra / Mythra and Sephiroth, who haven’t appeared on any of our tier lists up until now. You can check out the full list right here.

If you haven’t seen, we’ve also updated our Raid Boss tier list. We’ll have a new post coming out in the next few days that explains the placements of each character, so please look forward to it! We also created our first official Spirits amiibo tier list, so feel free to check that out as well when you get a chance.

In terms of site plans, we’ll be covering content for Kirby and the Forgotten Land later this month! Things like collectible locations and perhaps boss guides or something of the sort. At the time of writing, there isn’t much going on with amiibo training, so that’s why we’ve shifted focus a bit. Thanks for understanding! As always, you’re welcome to join our Discord community if you have any questions about the tier list or its character placements.

Happy 11th anniversary, Exion!

We’re just a little bit late this time around, but as of February 24, 2022, Exion is officially eleven years old! Indeed, the original incarnation of the site began on this day in 2011. That means it’s been around since I was twelve, which – in other words – equates to about half of my entire lifetime. That’s crazy! Of course, we haven’t been making amiibo training content that entire time — that began in August 2015. Still, it’s great to see another successful year for Exion!

Last year was undeniably our most successful year yet. Site views were higher than they’ve ever been, our Discord community more than doubled its member count, and we created tons of new content! To celebrate, I’m hosting a limited-time art raffle over on Twitter, so be sure to give it a look when you get a moment. In the meantime, we’ll keep making high-quality content here just as we always have. Thanks so much for your support! You can find the full version of the commemorative art right here.

Pyra, Mythra, and Kazuya bins now in Smash Ultimate

The final balance adjustment patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, version 13.0.1, has just been released. That’s all well and good, but what’s really interesting is that compatibility for the Pyra, Mythra, and Kazuya amiibo figures has been added as well! Naturally, we’ll be releasing guides for them in the future. That being said, Sora has not been added into the game. This implies that his amiibo figure is either extremely far from a release date or that he’s not getting one at all. It’s difficult to tell, but we’ll post again with any updates! For more details, feel free to join our Discord server!