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Training the strongest Lucina amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By the end of Super Smash Bros. 4’s metagame, Lucina found herself at the very top of our tier list. Consistently powerful finishers, a solid recovery, and an excellent damage-racker in Dancing Blade eclipsed the kit of every other character. Lucina has fallen off significantly for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but she’s still considered viable, by all accounts. Just as a quick heads-up, this guide is going to be almost identical to Marth’s outside of the introduction and a few points in the introduction and training sections. You don’t need to read both if you don’t want to! Now then, let’s get started with today’s training.

Thanks to MiDe for contributing Lucina’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.

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Training the strongest Marth amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By the end of Super Smash Bros. 4’s metagame, Marth found himself at the very top of our tier list. Powerful finishers, a solid recovery, and an excellent damage-racker in Dancing Blade eclipsed the kit of every other character. Marth has fallen off significantly for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but he’s still considered viable, by all accounts. Just as a quick heads-up, this guide is going to be almost identical to Lucina’s outside of the introduction and a few points in the introduction and training sections. You don’t need to read both if you don’t want to! Now then, let’s get started with today’s training.

Thanks to MiDe for contributing Marth’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.

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amiibo AI changes spotted in Ultimate’s 9.0.0 patch!

Image unrelated. Trainers have been trying out their Figure Players in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s recently-released 9.0.0 patch. If you read our also-recently-released amiibo Patch Report, we said we’d update you all if we noticed any additional undocumented AI changes. Here’s that update — trainers have been reporting adjustments made to certain character’s AI.

According to our reports, Joker’s AI no longer randomly fires Wings of Rebellion on-stage while Arséne is active. This eliminates a huge vulnerability that was previously present in the FP. The Ice Climbers, as we mentioned, now have a slightly easier time recovering. Especially important is that if Nana goes for an up special, Popo can drag her out of helplessness by using his own up special within her vicinity. Bowser Jr’s. AI has also been adjusted: it can finally use its side special to recover (it was hard-coded to not do that before). It also has a better understanding of its up special’s hammer attack!

It goes without saying, then, that is fantastic to see. A lot of the AI issues that have been fixed (according to reports) are issues that have been heavily documented on Exion over the past few months. There will almost certainly be a slight tier list shift in the near future as we continue to study character AI and how it may have changed. We’ll also be making updates to our character guides as needed. We’ll be sure to post again if any additional changes are documented! In the meantime, check out our Joker, Ice Climbers, and Bowser Jr. training guides. We will need to update the wording in the introduction section, but other than that, they’re up-to-date and ready to go! And as always, be sure to join our Discord server for all the latest in amiibo training content and updates!

Training the strongest Villager amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Way back in 2014 – when Super Smash Bros. 4 was still relevant – Villager was actually one of the first Figure Players I ever trained seriously! I spent hundreds, if not a thousand hours training it, and that training eventually formed the basis of knowledge that would later become the Amiibo Dojo. After training Villager for so long in the previous title, I figured out something important for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: he’s more or less the same, especially in terms of base AI. Today, we’re going to talk about the best training strategies to use on your Villager amiibo. Let’s get started!

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amiibo Patch Report: Ver. 9.0.0

Version 9.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just dropped, and it’s time to assess all of the character buffs (there weren’t actually any nerfs) and their effects on our metagame! Yes, this patch added Steve, but we aren’t concerned with him until his Figure Player is made available. If it’s made available. Spoiler alert: Ness got buffed. He’s definitely staying top-tier.

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