Corrin made their first Smash Bros. appearance as a downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4. They were released in February 2016, but trainers weren’t able to get their hands on the character’s amiibo figure until July 2017. What a long wait! Since then, Corrin’s kind of been flying under the radar. Trainers generally prefer other Fire Emblem representatives, namely Chrom and Byleth. Corrin’s huge range and high attack power give them a niche of their own, though, so they’ve still got a ton of potential to explore! If you want to read more about Corrin’s metagame history, check out their corresponding wiki entry. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
Special thanks to Riparo for contributing Corrin’s training information!
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Byleth could be considered one of the most highly-anticipated Figure Players of all time — that is, at least as far as the competitive community goes! This is in part thanks to Byleth’s powerful side special, Areadbhar, which can slice through AI opponents over and over again to either rack up damage or KO. Of course, Areadbhar isn’t as strong against human foes, but Byleth has more tricks up their sleeve to make up for it. Before we begin, we’ve got more information on Byleth’s strengths and weaknesses over at their corresponding wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
Please note that this guide refers to characters who were recently released. The information presented in this guide was obtained via early-access amiibo files in December 2020, and is subject to change when more tournament and matchup data is made available.
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Nintendo recently announced the release dates of the Banjo & Kazooie, Terry Bogard, and Byleth amiibo figures: March 26, 2021! That’s not as long a wait as we originally thought, so pretty soon we’re going to be hard at work labbing these new characters for three brand-new training guides!
It’s important to note that preliminary AI for Banjo, Terry, and Byleth already exists in the game’s files, but is only accessible via Switch modifications. We can’t use this AI to make training guides early, because it’s entirely possible that the developers update this AI before the amiibo are officially released. Instead, we’ll have to wait until the amiibo functionality is patched in. We’ll still get the guides out early, so no worries! In the meantime, we’re here today to make a few bold predictions about how these new characters might function. Of course, it’s possible that all of these predictions are totally off-base, but it’ll be interesting to go back and read this post again a few months in the future. Let’s see how accurate these wind up being!
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There are a lot of underrepresented characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In fact, if you’ve read many of our guides, you might have noticed the word “underrepresented” is kind of a synonym for “not a very good character”. But that’s not the case here. Of all the “underrepresented” characters in Ultimate, Robin’s probably got the most potential out of any of them! It’s time to change Robin’s representation for the better, and that starts with this guide!
Thanks to Lady Cucco for contributing Robin’s training information! Feel free to check out their Twitch channel by following this link.
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Chrom was probably the least controversial Fire Emblem newcomer we’ve had in a while! He’s Roy’s Echo Fighter, which might make you think the two fighters are similar. And they are! But despite that, Chrom performs noticeably better than Roy, mainly due to his more consistent hits (as Roy has a reverse tipper whereas Chrom deals consistent damage). A quick heads-up: save for a few small differences, this guide is going to be very similar to the Roy guide. Mainly because Roy and Chrom are, in fact, very similar.
Thanks to MiDe for contributing Chrom’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.
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