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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Tier List 2024

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. 13.0.1, and learn the best characters for playing competitively in Smash Ultimate, as well as extensive guides on how to play each character.

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With offline tournaments taking place again with higher and higher frequency, and top players demonstrating the potential of several characters that were previously seeing less results, the meta of Smash Ultimate has begun to see some large scale changes. Alongside the fact that we have had more time to experiment with the powerful Fighter's Pass 2 characters, we have made some large scale changes to our tier list.

Significant Changes to Our Tier List

Character Change Reason
Sonic ImageSonic A+S ・High rate of win results in tournament play
・Amazing matchup spread against most of the roster, including Steve.
Mr. Game & Watch ImageMr. Game & Watch AA+ ・More displays of strengths through tournament results
・Great ability to counter many of the other top tiers
Pikachu ImagePikachu SA+ ・Lack of significant results in top level competitive play, aside from a handful of players.
Sephiroth ImageSephiroth A+A ・Weaknesses have become more apparent as players have had more time to use him.

Steve Remains the Best Character

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Steve, the second character released in Fighter's Pass 2, has remained unmoved in the top spot of the tier list, as more top players have been able to use him to gain results. As there are no more patches coming to Smash Ultimate, it is unlikely to see him be dethroned from this spot.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Tier List (April 2024)

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Note: Characters are ordered within each tier.

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


S = Top Tier (Top 5)
A+ = Nearly Top Tier
A = High Tier
B = High Mid Tier
C = Mid Tier
D = Low Tier
E = Bottom Tier (Bottom 5)

Who Do You Think Is the Best Character?

Steve 213
Votes
Sonic 60
Votes
Pyra/Mythra 49
Votes
R.O.B. 18
Votes
Joker 35
Votes
Pikachu 15
Votes
Mr. Game & Watch 21
Votes
Fox 12
Votes
Cloud 40
Votes
Kazuya 12
Votes
Peach/Daisy 10
Votes
Snake 5
Votes
Min Min 3
Votes
Diddy Kong 4
Votes
Roy 7
Votes
Other (Comment) 122
Votes

This poll contains all the characters in S and A+ tier. For next month's update, we will use the top 10 characters from this poll, and then work from there. If you believe someone else should be in this poll, please comment below!

Note that this poll will be reset each month!

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Character Tier List Criteria

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

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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.

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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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