Tier list in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Not everything is equal between all Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters, so check over the tier list to learn which fighters are best.

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A mastery of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will involve knowing which characters make for the best combatants, and there's no better way to check their skills than by looking over the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list. The Smash Ultimate tier list groups together fighters based on their general strengths, taking into consideration the range of their moves and how well they match up against other fighters. Find out how each fighter stacks up in the Smash Ultimate tier list featured below.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

The most recently updated tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes by way of RankedBoost. Under normal circumstances this sort of information would come through a Smash-specific wiki or an enthusiast site like SmashBoards, but seeing as how the game hasn't been out for very long, the tier list hasn't had the chance to get combed over by the general public.

Still, a tier list has been revealed for the game post-launch, and it does appear to be accurate based on the characters we've been seeing and hearing about most often. We'll be sure to update this guide in the coming weeks and months as more matchup information and meta details become available. For now, here's the full Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list.

S Tier

  • Cloud
  • Diddy Kong
  • Ike
  • Lucina
  • Marth
  • Mewtwo
  • Pikachu
  • Roy
  • Sheik
  • Sonic

A Tier

  • Bayonetta
  • Donkey Kong
  • Inkling
  • Ken
  • Lucario
  • Meta Knight
  • Olimar
  • Peach
  • Ryu
  • Shulk
  • Snake
  • Young Link

B Tier

  • Chrom
  • Corrin
  • Daisy
  • Fox
  • Greninja
  • King K. Rool
  • Mario
  • Pichu
  • Richter
  • Ridley
  • Robin
  • Simon
  • Villager
  • Zero Suit Samus

C Tier

  • Captain Falcon
  • Dark Samus
  • Falco
  • Ganondorf
  • Incineroar
  • Lucas
  • Mega Man
  • Ness
  • Piranha Planet
  • Rosalina and Luma
  • Samus
  • Squirtle
  • Toon Link
  • Zelda

D Tier

  • Charizard
  • Dark Pit
  • Duck Hunt
  • Ice Climbers
  • Isabelle
  • Ivysaur
  • Link
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Palutena
  • Pit
  • Pokemon Trainer
  • R.O.B.
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf

E Tier

  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • Kirby
  • Little Mac
  • Luigi
  • Pac-Man
  • Yoshi

F Tier

  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Swordfighter

As with any other Super Smash Bros. game, the tier list for Smash Ultimate is subject to change at any time. As the meta evolves, Nintendo will certainly be watching to see how certain characters are used, and various parameters of their moves can and likely will be tweaked in future updates. Be sure to keep checking back often as we stay on top of the latest Smas Ultimate meta.


For more coverage of Nintendo's latest Switch brawler, head over to Shacknews' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate home page.

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    December 6, 2018 4:35 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Tier list in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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      December 7, 2018 9:23 AM

      Pretty sure they just copied a Smash 4 tier list since none of the new characters are ranked.

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        December 7, 2018 9:25 AM

        Yeah, it also is missing returning characters completely, didn't see Ice Climbers, Snake, and whatnot in there.

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          December 7, 2018 9:28 AM

          And of course as I say that they've changed the rankings in the link, drastically.

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            December 7, 2018 1:01 PM

            It's going to continually change, especially if (or perhaps when) Nintendo updates the game with character balances.

            We'll be sure to keep on top of the latest meta and update this guide accordingly.