Super Smash Bros is a serious business in fighting eSports. The top players will spend an outrageous amount of time with each character to find the strengths, weaknesses, intricacies, and even exploits that allow them to get the slightest edge on any character or stage.
Naturally, this helps to figure out which character is the best option if you want to get serious with Smash. There are certainly characters that are the best of the best, the ones that combine the right amount of speed, power, technical skills, and abilities to juggle opponents off the map.
That’s where tier lists come in. Designed to give you an overview of the characters and where they sit in the power hierarchy, they provide a snapshot of the characters who should be your main if technical effectiveness is your main goal. You can take your favorites of course, and individual skill will always play a part in how good someone is, but the characters at the top of tier lists typically provide the most assistance to the player to making it to the top with the attributes that have been mentioned.
For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the number of characters available, balancing is always going to be a tightrope act for Nintendo. However, this means that there is an easy place to start if you want to improve your technical skills.
Here is our Tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with no particular order within each tier. This is accurate as of Version 7.0.0, which added Byleth as a fighter.
Also, be aware that all tier lists can change depending on tournament performances of characters as match-ups are discovered that offer an advantage over stronger characters. While this list will give you an idea of who is strong right now, it is not definitive as to whether it will be your best choice. Good luck!
|Top||Daisy, Fox, Inkling, Joker, Palutena, Peach, Pikachu, R.O.B, Snake, Wario, Zero Suit Samus|
|High||Bowser, Chrom, Cloud, Corrin, Hero, Ken, Link, Lucario, Lucas, Lucina, Marth, Mega Man, Mewtwo, Olimar, Pichu, Richter, Robin, Roy, Ryu, Shulk, Simon, Sonic, Terry, Toon Link, Yoshi, Young Link,|
|Mid||Bayonetta, Captain Falcon, Dark Pit, Dark Samus, Donkey Kong, Falco, Greninja, Ike, Jigglypuff, Mr. Game and Watch, Ness, Pit, Pokemon Trainer, Ridley, Rosalina and Luma, Samus, Sonic, Wii Fit Trainer, Wolf,|
|Lower||Banjo, Bowser Jr., Byleth, Diddy Kong, Dr. Mario, Duck Hunt Duo, Ganondorf, Ice Climbers, Incineroar, Isabelle, King Dedede, King K.Rool, Luigi, Meta Knight, Pac-Man, Piranha Plant, Sheik, Villager, Zelda,|
|Bottom||Kirby, Little Mac, Mii Brawler, Mii Gunner, Mii Swordfighter|