Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Tier List | Best Characters To Play

Welcome to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Best Characters Tier List For Nintendo Switch, We will also include a complete list of confirmed and upcoming announced DLC Characters.


Super Smash Bros Ultimate Best Characters

The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Best Characters Tier List will evaluate and rank the Best Characters To Play. At RankedBoost we rank Fighting Game characters using a Tier List. You can find the Best Characters in the S Tier, the further down you go the weaker they become ending with F Tier. DLC Characters will be included and placed once their information is available. This Character List will apply to only one platform you can find this game on, the Nintendo Switch.

  • S Tier – (Best) Highest ranking characters in our SSBU Tier List.
  • A Tier – (Strong) Very strong picks, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – (Good) Solid Choice and can be viable in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – (Average) The middle of the pack neither good nor bad.
  • D Tier – (Below Average) Slightly on the weaker side of an average pick.
  • E Tier – (Weak) Underpowered choice and wouldn’t recommend unless you enjoy the character.
  • F Tier – (Worst) The lowest ranking characters in this Smash Ultimate Tier List.
  • Weight – Character Weight Class (Heavy Weight/Feather Weight/etc).
  • Air – Character speed while moving in the air.
  • Run – Character speed while running on the ground.
  • Dash – The speed of a characters Dash Movement.
  • NEWNewest Characters joining the Super Smash Bros franchise.
  • DLCDownloadable Content purchasable fighters.
  • ECHOEcho Fighters share similar Abilities and Movesets to their Echoed counterpart.

Smash Ultimate Tier List Patch 8.0

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

(Tap/Click any character to view more information on How To Unlock, Counter Matchups, Best Spirits and more.)

Smash Ultimate Tier List 8.0

This Smash Ultimate Tier List for patch 8.0 is based on the character’s viability in a Player for Player setting (PVP). If you are just trying to have fun when you play, then pick whatever speaks to you, since each has their own unique playstyle and is worth exploring.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character List

(This Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character List will contain all of the Unlockable Characters and DLC Characters joining the franchise.)

NEW Characters so far:

  • Chrom – Fire Emblem
  • Dark Samus – Metroid
  • Simon – Castlevania
  • Richter – Castlevania
  • Ridely – Metroid
  • Inkling – Splatoon
  • King K Rool – Donkey Kong
  • Ken – Street Fighter
  • Isabelle – Animal Crossing
  • Incineroar – Pokemon
  • Piranha Plant – Mario | DLC

Confirmed All Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters For Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced that the New Super Smash Bros will include all the characters ever released for the franchise.

All Characters In Super Smash Bros Ultimate So far

  • #Number is the Order in which they have joined super smash franchise.
  • Icons are the series they are from.
  • The E next to the #Number indicates an Echo Fighter.


You see a character in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Best Characters Tier List that you can’t play? Have a look at our how-to guide for unlocking playable characters.

Unlockable Characters

As more of the roster is revealed and confirmed we will keep this Super Smash Bros Tier List of the best Characters up to date. Until then players can speculate who will be joining the roster this time around via DLC (Downloadable Content).

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