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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate How to Use Stage Builder

This is a guide on how to use Stage Builder in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. Learn about Stage Builder mode, drawing stages with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, designing stages with layers, and sharing content here.

What is Stage Builder?

Build Your Own Stages

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Builder

Stage Builder is exactly as its name suggests, a mode where you can build your own stages. Stage builder was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Ver. 3.0.0, and allows players to choose the stage size and draw any kind of stage they like. There is a toolbar on the left side of the screen with different options to choose from, so experiment with it and test out the stages you build.

Draw in Handheld Mode

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Builder Draw in Handheld Mode

While using the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, you can use the touch screen feature to draw stages in Stage Builder. If you find drawing with a controller to be too awkward, this can be a convenient alternative.

Design Stages With Layers

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Builder Layers

Players can now design stages that have layers, meaning that stages can have a foreground and background in addition to where the characters actually fight. This is purely cosmetic, as characters cannot interact with the foreground or background, but it is a nice addition to Stage Builder mode from previous Super Smash Bros. titles.

Share Stages and Other Content

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shared Content

Not only can you build stages, but you can download custom stages and Mii Fighters or upload your own. Try sharing your creations and trying out other players' as well!

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    • >>[6]
      Depends on who it is you struggle against. I'd say generally someone like Wolf or Palu is a good secondary for any character. Byleth's largest drawback is mobility and frame data, so a character with faster options and movement is your best bet.

    • >>[4]
      Hi! We actually have a section on Marth's matchups here:
      As Marth has great range and framedata, a good matchup will be a character that can whiff punish with quick burst options, and have a way to get in and find an opening! Quick characters with excellent frame data, like Pika, Greninja, or Sheik, ZSS, or Sonic are our top recommendations!
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