'Smash Ultimate' Tier List: ZeRo Reveals an Overpowered Fighter You Ignored

Use this character to crush all your friends.

With 71 different characters to choose from, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate offers the series’ biggest roster yet, but it turns out the most powerful fighter in the game might be overlooked by most players. Get ready to adjust your tier list, because a new video from world champion Smash player Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios reveals that one of best character in Ultimate isn’t who you’d expect. Ready? It’s a Mii Fighter.

The Mii Swordfighter, to be exact. This character is one of three optional Mii fighters you can add to your roster through a special menu in the game (no need to challenge them in battle first). Each Mii also has a variety of customizable moves to choose from, but as ZeRo notes, you’ll need to pick Gale Strike as your Neutral Special and Hero’s Spin as your Up Special. Together, these two moves become a deadly combo.

Customizing your Mii Swordfighter


Here’s how the combo works. First, use Gale Strike, which causes your character to swing their sword and send out a small whirlwind that shoots the opponent into the air (it’s important that you’re not too close or the attack will send them flying backwards instead of straight up). Once your Gale Strike hits, the enemy will be temporarily stunned, meaning they can’t attack or even dodge. That’s when you jump forward and use Hero’s Spin (basically the same as Link’s Up Special), catching them in a series of blows that eventually sends them flying off the stage.

If the enemy has at least 60 percent damage and is close to the edge, this combo should kill them every time. Best of all, once you hit them with Gale Strike, there’s nothing they can do but watch as you finish the combo.

In his video, ZeRo also goes over a few other interesting combo options. You can Gale Strike into an mid-air Up Smash, jabbing your enemy with your sword to rack up damage. You can also use the Mii Swordfighter’s downward throw, which similarly stuns them so you can lead into a combo.

Whether these powerful moves are enough to boost the Mii Swordfighter up the ranks of Smash Bros. Ultimate tier lists remains to be seen. Most serious players probably wouldn’t be caught dead using a Mii Fighter in a tournament. Then again, if this combo is as powerful as ZeRo claims, it may be impossible for even the best Smashers to resist using the character.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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