We have yet to cover this on the Youtube channel, but amiibo can now generally jab in addition to using counters. I’ve focused significantly more on the counters because they have KO potential and will make a big difference for some of the lower-tier amiibo, but jabs are also a major development for the meta.
But there’s a problem.
Continue reading JABS in the amiibo meta – and the jab tier list
Historically, counter moves haven’t functioned properly in Smash Ultimate’s amiibo AI. You can teach your amiibo to use the counter, but it will use it randomly and almost never use it in a predictive manner – which is the exact intended purpose of counter moves. So we’ve never had to worry about counter moves having an impact on the amiibo meta.
However, I’ve been hearing scattered reports that some amiibo can now use their counters with some level of success. Most of these reports are involving either Palutena or Incineroar, so I’ll have to lab them out on my own time. This demands the question – supposing that every counter-type move (meaning a move that is meant to absorb a predicted incoming attack with a predetermined counterattack) functioned properly, what would happen to the amiibo tier list?
Continue reading What Would Happen to the amiibo tier list if Counter moves all worked?
This Smash Ultimate amiibo tier list isn’t the entire community’s amiibo tier list, it’s specific to the SUAL Discord server. You can join them here. It should be noted that this server was voted on only by members of SUAL per the results of their weekly tournament series, and isn’t indicative of the overall tier list. Remember, SUAL does their tournaments over arenas, not through Powersaves.
Continue reading October 2020 SUAL Amiibo Tier List – Smash Ultimate