Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List (June 2023)

by vhaysteApr 24th 2023

With over 80 characters available from different games, having a tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be quite helpful if you're the type who wants to improve and win matches. Each character in the game has their own moves, aerials, and specials, but there will always be some characters who have outstanding movesets compared to other characters. If you are competitive, then playing the top characters can help boost those chances. You must take note though, that tier lists can change over time as new techniques can be discovered.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List (June 2023)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, your main goal is to defeat your enemies by racking up their damage percentages and then knocking them offstage in order to take their stock. In order to do that, you can have a variety of choices such as dealing combos, or positioning yourself well in order to land your hits. As your opponent's damage keeps rising up, you will get your chance to deal a strong attack in order to knock them out. Some characters have attacks and specials that really do well to guarantee wins. A tier list can be a useful guide for you if you want to see which character is worth mastering.

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If you want to learn more about the placement of characters, go ahead and read our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list for the different rankings available. You can check out which characters fare the best in a competitive setting, as well as the ones that may have a hard time. Our tier list ranks the characters accordingly from strongest to weakest: S+, S, A, B, C

S+ Tier - Best

S Tier - Excellent

A Tier - Good

B Tier - Average

C Tier - Bad

S+ Tier

Cloud, Daisy/Peach, Diddy Kong, Joker, Kazuya, Minmin, Mr. Game & Watch, Pacman, Palutena, Pikachu, Pyra/Mythra, R.O.B., Roy, Shulk, Sonic Fox, Steve, Wolf

S Tier

Byleth, Greninja, Ken, Lucina, Mario, Mega Man, Mii Brawler, Olimar, Pokemon Trainer, Ryu, Samus/Dark Samus, Sephiroth, Sheik, Sora, Terry, Wario, Yoshi, Young Link, Zero Suit Samus

A Tier

Bayonetta, Captain Falcon, Chrom, Corrin, Falco, Hero, Ice Climbers, Inkling, Link, Luigi, Marth, Meta Knight, Ness, Pit/Dark Pit, Pichu, Rosalina, Toon Link

B Tier

Banjo & Kazooie, Bowser Jr., Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, Ike, Incineroar, Jigglypuff, Lucas, Lucario, Mewtwo, Mii Gunner, Ridley, Robin, Simon/Richter, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer

C Tier

Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Isabelle, King Dedede, King K. Rool, Kirby, Little Mac, Mii Swordfighter, Piranha Plant, Zelda

S+ Tier List


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Steve is a character from the Minecraft series, and he brings a unique twist to Super Smash Bros. from his home game. Mining ores, crafting weapons, and building can be considered the gist of his play style. Since he is a new challenger in the game, a lot of people might not know yet how to deal with his approaches. A good Steve player will make use of his arsenal well such as positioning blocks in order to deal combos or even for edge guarding. His anvil and cart can also be surprises in terms of attacks that can deal a lot of damage, while new techniques are still being discovered that can make him even stronger.


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Pyra and Mythra, also known as Aegis, comes from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and they are basically two characters in one. Pyra's moveset may be slower but she can hit quite hard while Mythra is faster and has more maneuverability. What makes them strong is their capability to adapt to situations by using which character is needed for a specific situation. Pyra and Mythra can cover each other's weaknesses, so being able to master two characters in one will provide you with more coverage for match ups.


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Joker hails from the Persona series, and he's a very nimble character that's able to perform quick combos. Not only can he rack up damage within a short time, but he can also receive a buff from his Arsene ability. This increases his attack power dramatically and alters some of his moves to perform better. With a combination of speed and power, he can perform combo strings and finish them off with strong smash attacks.


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Sonic is most notably known as the first ever third party character to appear in Smash since his appearance in Brawl. As known in his home game, he's all about speed and his moveset shows it. He can run very fast therefore he can rush down on his opponents by closing in. His special moves however may look similar since three of them are all about spin attacks. You have a homing one, while the other two can be used to charge on opponents in a quick manner. However, due to his speed, you will need to master his movement first in order for you to be able to hit your mark.


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Fox is a character that's known for his rushdown style of gameplay. He can easily land on the ground due to his fall speed, therefore he can land a lot of aerial attacks and continue afterward. He's able to reflect projectiles, and can deal chip damage with his laser as well. He also has two recovery options that can help with his survival, and his smash attacks can deal quite a punch.


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R.O.B. is quite an obscure character in terms of moves, but they work very well together. With multiple projectiles available, he can keep enemies at bay through his laser and gyroid. He can deal multiple hits as well with his side special, which can be used as a useful edgeguard. Not only that, but he can chase opponents offstage in order to make sure they're not able to get back on stage. His recovery is one of the best in the game as well and can get back from quite a distance.


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Kazuya hails from the Tekken series which is known for their combo oriented fights. He brings that style of gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by letting him acquire a variety of moves through a lot of inputs. Most notably, one of his signature moves is the Electric Wind God Fist which hits quick and stuns opponents which can lead to a lot of possible combos. With the potential to rack up damage in a short time, he can finish opponents off quickly with his stronger smash attacks.


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Roy is one of the first characters in Super Smash Bros. to appear from the Fire Emblem series alongside Marth since Melee. His moveset is known to be more effective if he's closer to his enemies which makes it very suitable for Ultimate since aerials have slower end lag on landing now. With fast attacks and aerials, you'll want to make sure to keep your opponents close to you and barrage them with attacks. His smash attacks also pack a punch especially if you hit the sweet spot of your moves.


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Peach is one of the characters from the Mario series who has appeared since Melee, with Daisy coming in as an echo fighter in ultimate. They are very agile and can deal quick damage thanks to their aerial attacks. However, they can be one of the most technical characters that are available thanks to their turnip usage as well as aerials that are canceled shortly by landing on the ground. The turnips that are thrown can have varying damage depending on its face as well. By dealing a lot of combos to your opponents, you can knock them offstage and make sure they don't return since they can float in order to deal aerials.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List Summary

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may appear as a casual game to some people, but beneath that is a huge competitive scene that involves fights that don't use items. Learning about the viability of a character can help out in choosing your main character. We hope that our tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has helped you out with picking out your partner. With over 80 characters available, there's bound to be more techniques that may be discovered as well.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is considered as the biggest game from the series with all characters from the past games to return as well as having new challengers from across different games. The game is developed by Masahiro Sakurai, Sora Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Studios, Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development and is published on the Nintendo Switch.

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