Top 'Smash Bros.' Player Reveals Early Tier List for the 'Ultimate' Roster

This will probably change, but it's a good place to start.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been out for less than a week, but one of the world’s top Smash players is already offering a (preliminary) tier list. Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, who dominated Smash Bros. Wii U tournaments, recently offered up a ranking of the new Ultimate roster in a Twitch stream (via EventHubs).

Keep in mind, this is still early on and things will likely change as tournaments start to take place and strategies adapt, but for now, this may be a useful guide for anyone looking to beat up on their friends in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

ZeRo's 'Smash Bros. Ultimate' early tier list ranking
ZeRo's 'Smash Bros. Ultimate' early tier list ranking

Here’s ZeRo’s Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list, ranked by group from best to worst:

Smash Bros. Ultimate Top Tier

  • Pikachu
  • Olimar
  • Chrom
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Simon Belmont
  • Richter Belmont
  • Inkling
  • Mewtwo
  • Sheik
  • Palutena
  • Lucina
  • Marth
  • Wario
  • Roy
  • Ken
  • Ruy

Smash Bros. Ultimate High Tier

  • Diddy Kong
  • Rosalina
  • Pit
  • Dark Pit
  • Lucario
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Meta Knight
  • Link
  • Young Link
  • Luigi
  • Ness
  • Fox
  • Falco
  • Solid Snake
  • Pichu
  • Shulk
  • Sonic
  • Mii Fighter (Brawler
  • Isabelle
  • Villager
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bowser
  • Captain Falcon
  • Pokémon Trainer
  • Ike
  • Yoshi
  • King K. Rool
  • Cloud
  • Bayonetta
  • Dr. Mario
  • Greninja

Smash Bros. Ultimate Mid Tier

  • Mario
  • Lucas
  • Samus
  • Dark Samus
  • Incineroar
  • Mega Man
  • R.O.B.
  • Mii Fighter (Gunner and Swordfighter)
  • Ganon
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Toon Link
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Zelda
  • Ice Climbers
  • Corrin
  • Bowser Jr.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Low Tier

  • Kirby
  • Little Mac
  • Pac-Man
  • Ridley

Not Sure

  • Duck Hunt
  • Robin
  • Piranha Plant

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