Best Character Tier List | February 2021 Tier List | Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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An offline tier list of the best characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU). Find out which characters are top tier in Smash Ultimate Ver. 10.1.0, and learn the best characters for playing competitively in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Sephiroth Tier Ranking

SSBU Sephiroth Icon B Tier Tier

Excellent range and power, but held back by mediocre frame data

After playing several games both with and against Sephiroth, we have placed him in B Tier (High Mid Tier).

Sephiroth is a range demon with some very powerful moves, as well as a comeback mechanic, but his end lag and mediocre recovery leave him with noticeable weaknesses. A powerful character indeed if used correctly, but Sephiroth players will need to keep spacing in mind in order to avoid letting opponents get in too close.

Sephiroth Matchup Chart and Combo Guide

Smash Ultimate Tier List

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Note: Characters are ordered within each tier.

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Joker Image Pikachu Image Palutena Image Zero Suit Samus Image Peach Image Daisy Image Wario Image
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Wolf Image Lucina Image Snake Image R.O.B. Image Inkling Image Pokemon Trainer Image Shulk Image Fox Image Mario Image Mega Man Image Mr. Game & Watch Image Pac-Man Image Greninja Image Roy Image Olimar Image
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Chrom Image Sonic Image Cloud Image Pichu Image Young Link Image Diddy Kong Image Link Image Samus Image Dark Samus Image Bowser Image Yoshi Image Ness Image Min Min Image Terry Image Sheik Image Rosalina & Luma Image Ken Image
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Sephiroth Image Falco Image Captain Falcon Image Luigi Image Ryu Image Duck Hunt Image Marth Image Toon Link Image Mii Brawler Image Hero Image Ike Image Wii Fit Trainer Image Lucas Image Robin Image Banjo & Kazooie Image
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Steve Image Dark Pit Image Pit Image Corrin Image Richter Image Simon Image Bayonetta Image Meta Knight Image Ice Climbers Image Ridley Image Lucario Image Villager Image Mii Gunner Image
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Byleth Image Piranha Plant Image Zelda Image Incineroar Image Jigglypuff Image Isabelle Image Mii Swordfighter Image King Dedede Image King K. Rool Image Kirby Image Bowser Jr. Image
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Mewtwo Image Donkey Kong Image Dr. Mario Image Ganondorf Image Little Mac Image

Explanation of tiers:
S = Top Tier
A+ = Nearly Top Tier
A = High Tier
B = High Mid Tier
C = Mid Tier
D = Low Tier
E = Bottom Tier

Tier List Criteria

Based on Tournament Ruleset (1 on 1, No items, etc)

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No Items, Fox only... you know the rest.

The tier lists were both made with the following rules in consideration:

・1 on 1 / 3 Stock
・No items
・Tournament viable stages only (Battlefield, Final Destination, etc.)

Additionally, the tier list shown here is based on Smash Ultimate offline. Since some characters are affected by the online environment more than others, see our Online Tier List to see how we ranked characters there.

Online Tier List: The Best Character For Wifi

Potential and Matchup Spread

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Through playing the game for hundreds of hours as and against the full roster, we considered strengths and weaknesses when putting together our tier list. Additionally, we thought hard about each character's matchup spread, and characters with a higher number of winning matchups were ranked more favorably.

Offline Results Factored In

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While it was not our top criteria, we did observe statistical data showing the win rates and tournament results of characters in offline competitions. Since this data can be seen as somewhat objective evidence of a character's power, we looked closely at this data and matched it with our own findings.

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2 Anonymous6 days

minmin is A tier

1 Anonymous29 days

Nah, minmin is s tier

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