Super Smash Bros. Ultimate balance patch 13.0.0 – All buffs and nerfs

Find out if your main got buffed or nerfed.

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Sora, the main character from the popular Kingdom Hearts series, has finally been released on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition to Sora, fans who have purchased his fighter pack or the entire second fighter pass will unlock a brand new stage, Hollow Bastion, a Kingdom Hearts-themed spirit board, and nine music tracks from the Kingdom hearts series. There is a bonus track available to those who have Kingdom hearts: Melody of Memory. Players with the game’s save data on their Nintendo Switch will unlock an extra track, Dearly Beloved -Swing Version-.

Lastly, the update contains adjustments to the roster. Outside of a small update to all fighters regarding one of Kazuya’s moves, the patch focused primarily on buffing underpowered characters such as Little Mac and Dr. Mario. Things like their power and vulnerability have been touched, making them more viable in combat. Although the 13.0.0. update is the last major content update for Ultimate; there may be further updates to the game’s balance in the future.

All Fighters

  • Characters that fall down in place after Kazuya’s side special can no longer be stepped on when jumping

Dr. Mario

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  • Neutral Air Attack – Extended the launch distance for the high-damage window
  • Up Air Attack – Increased power and maintained launch distance
  • Down Air Attack – Increased attack speed
  • Side Special – Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts
  • Down Special – Increased speed at which super armor activates when the move is used on the ground

Hero

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  • Final Smash – The downtime after finishing their Final Smash was shortened

Incineroar

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  • Down Smash Attack – Extended launch distance. Increased power
  • Up Air Attack – Its power and maintained launch distance was increased
  • Up Special – The attack power and maintained launch distance for the high-damage window when descending has been increased. Increased attack power and maintained launch distance of the high-damage window for the explosion

Isabelle

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  • Down Tilt Attack – Vulnerability has been reduced
  • Side Smash Attack – The duration of the high-damage part of this attack has been extended
  • Down Smash Attack – Extended launch distance. The attack range has been increased as well
  • Forward Throw – Extended the launch distance

Jigglypuff

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  • Neutral Attack 2 – Reduced vulnerability
  • Back Air Attack – Reduced vulnerability. Vulnerability has also been reduced when landing
  • Downward Throw – Shortened its launch distance and reduced vulnerability

Joker

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  • Final Smash – Just like Hero, the downtime after finishing his Final Smash was shortened

King K. Rool

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  • Up Tilt Attack – Increased power and launch distance
  • Side Smash Attack – Increased the amount of time the hit detection lasts. The range at the start of the move has also been increased
  • Forward Air Attack – Vulnerability has been reduced
  • Up Throw – Launch distance has been extended

Little Mac

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  • Up Tilt Attack – Extended the duration of an opponent’s animation when they are hit by the attack
  • Side Smash Attack – Increased power against shields when using the move with down input
  • Neutral Special – The launch distance has been extended, reduced vulnerability when used on the ground, increased speed so the move can be used faster, and the second button press can be pressed in advance
  • Up Special – The last attack has increased launch distance
  • Down Special – Increased the amount that attack power will increase

Lucario

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  • Dash Attack – Increased the duration of the high-damage portion of the attack. The range of the high-damage part was also increased
  • Side Tilt Attack – Extended the launch distance of the second attack
  • Down Tilt Attack – Increased attack speed

Ridley

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  • Side Special – The time between slamming, dragging animations and when another jump can be done has been shortened

Rosalina & Luma

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  • Down Smash Attack – Luma will now appear in-front of Rosalina when she’s using the move and turns around. The launch distance has also been extended for Luma’s attack
  • Side Special – Luma will now follow Rosalina if the move is used in the air

Zelda

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  • Neutral Attack 1 – Reduced vulnerability
  • Flurry Attack – Increased power
  • Up Smash Attack – Launch distance has been increased
  • Down Smash Attack – The launch distance was extended
  • Down Air Attack – Increased the high-damage range