This page collects community and professional Tier Lists of the best characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Over time, pro players and other outlets release their tier lists and rankings of all the fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, placing them in different ranking based on time spent with the fighters and how viable they are believed to be.
Note that these community tier lists are meant to be subjective opinions derived from experts in the fighting game community – but they are not definitive rankings overall, especially for casual players.
Official Smash Ultimate Rankings and In-Game Tier Lists
The Smash Bros. Ultimate game has little info presented on ranking its own fighters – however there are a few pieces of info given in the tips section that offers definitive confirmations of certain characters abilities – listed below:
Reddit r/SmashBros Tier List
This list was made by compiling 14,320 votes from the r/SmashBros community. You can read the entire explanation on how this list was created in the r/SmashBros tier list thread. This list was published Dec 28th, 2018.
RankedBoost Smash Ultimate Tier List
The following list was created by the folks at RankedBoost, who have evaluated their tier based on weight, aerial movement, run speed, and dash – as well as other factors. This list was last updated on December 15th, 2018 See all of their details here.
|S-Tier||Chrom, Inkling, Marth, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Richter, Roy, Sheik, Simon|
|A-Tier||Bayonetta, Cloud, Corrin, Daisy, Falco, Lucina, Meta Knight, Palutena, Peach, Pichu, Pokemon Trainer, Shulk, Sonic, Wario, Wolf, Yoshi|
|B-Tier||Bowser, Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, Fox, Ike, Incineroar, Isabelle, Ken, King K. Rool, Lucario, Olimar, R.O.B., Rosalina & Luma, Ryu, Zero Suit Samus|
|C-Tier||Ganondorf, Greninja, Lucas, Mega Man, Mii Brawler, Mii Gunner, Ness, Snake, Toon Link, Villager, Young Link, Zelda|
|D-Tier||Dark Pit, Dark Samus, Link, Mario, Mii Swordfighter, Pit, Ridley, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer|
|E-Tier||Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, Jigglypuff, King Dedede, Luigi, Mr. Game & Watch,|
|F-Tier||Duck Hunt, Ice Climbers, Kirby, Little Mac, Pac-Man, Robin,|
ZeRo’s Updated Smash Ultimate Tier List
The following table was put together by notable Smash 4 eSports player ZeRo, who put together a tier list based on his time with the game after the first day the game was out, and based on his time playing characters at preview events. This list was updated on December 14th, 2018.
|Very Good||Inkling, Chrom, Pikachu, Peach, Daisy, Olimar, Lucina, Marth, Yoshi|
|Above Average||Richter, Simon, Lucario, Roy, Link, Young Link, Mewtwo, Palutena, Ike, Cloud, Samus, Dark Samus, Lucas, Pit, Dark Pit, Snake, Shulk, Ryu, Ken, Pichu, Pokemon Trainer, Mega Man, Sonic, Donkey Kong, Bowser, King K. Rool, Ness, Isabelle, Villager, Wario, Wolf, Toon Link, Rosalina & Luma, Fox, Wii Fit Trainer, Luigi, Zero Suit Samus, R.O.B., Robin, Corrin, Meta Knight, Dr. Mario, Duck Hunt|
|Feels Decent||Diddy Kong, Mario, Sheik, Bayonetta, Incineroar, Captain Falcon, Ganondorf, Falco, Pac-Man, Zelda, Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch, Ridley, Greninja, Mii Gunner, Mii Swordfighter, Jigglypuff|
|Below Average||Bowser Jr., Little Mac, King Dedede, Kirby|
Leffen’s Smash Ultimate Updated Tier List
The following table was put together by Smash Melee eSports player TSM|Leffen, who also created his list after spending the day playing as most of the characters and created an early tier list. This list was updated on December 14th, 2018.
|S-Tier||Inkling, Mewtwo, Chrom, Roy, Peach, Daisy, Pokemon Trainer, Richter, Simon, Pikachu, Corrin, Pichu, Yoshi, Falco|
|A-Tier||Shulk, Marth, Lucina, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Meta Knight, Wolf, Sonic, R.O.B.|
|B-Tier||Fox, Incineroar, Palutena, Bowser, King K. Rool, Ike, Young Link, Zero Suit Samus|
|C-Tier||Greninja, Ridley, King Dedede, Olimar, Mii Gunner, Jigglypuff, Mii Brawler, Ryu, Luigi, Wario, Toon Link, Ken, Sheik, Cloud|
|D-Tier||Mario, Dr. Mario, Ness, Mii Swordfighter, Duck Hunt, Robin, Lucas, Mr. Game & Watch, Rosalina & Luma, Dark Pit, Pit, Bayonetta, Captain Falcon|
|E-Tier||Pac-Man, Snake, Ice Climbers, Zelda, Ganondorf, Bowser Jr., Villager, Isabelle, Mega Man, Kirby, Dark Samus, Samus, Little Mac, Link, Greninja, Wii Fit Trainer|
Event Hubs Smash Ultimate Rankings
The following is a list of community voted tier rankings for all character in Smash Bros as voted by matchups at the EventHubs website. This list was last updated on December 16th, 2018
- Young Link
- King K Rool
- Rosalina & Luma
- Diddy Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Pokemon Trainer
- Mega Man
- Meta Knight
- Toon Link
- Zero Suit Samus
- Donkey Kong
- Mii Gunner
- Mii Swordfighter
- Mr. Game & Watch
- Ice Climbers
- Duck Hunt
- Mii Brawler
- Little Mac
- Captain Falcon
- Wii Fit Trainer
- King Dedede
- Bowser Jr.
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