This is the official February2021 tier list for USAC – It was voted on by the most achieved tournament victors and the most knowledgeable researchers from the USAC discord server, the center of competitive amiibo. The SUAL Discord server has its own tier list, which you can find here.
Unlike previous tier lists, I (Doc) am going to step in and offer some personal thoughts on the changes in the February 2021 tier list. Keep reading to the bottom for some character comparisons.
Special thanks to Lady Cucco for compiling and processing the data! She does an excellent job, and we’re lucky to have her.
Official Smash Ultimate Amiibo Tier List for February 2021
Official Smash Ultimate Amiibo Tier List for January 2021
King K. Rool – is he S tier?
I’ve talked about this before, but King K. Rool is definitely not an S tier amiibo. The data’s all there in the previously-linked article.
This is an eternal issue with competitive amiibo that I’ve discussed in other videos. If, either by chance or by decision, a larger than normal number of people submit an amiibo to a tournament consistently, that amiibo will place better on average. It’s simple reasoning – the more shots you take, the more shots you make.
What’s been happening is that there’s a number of people who, for their own reasons, are upset about King K. Rool and think that entering him is the best way to win amiibo tournaments. Thus, when they try to win tournaments, they enter King K. Rool. Then he gets more wins, and eventually the perception is created that he’s banworthy.
Sheik amiibo’s new placement
MiDe, you absolute god of amiibo, you proved that Sheik is viable. Within two days MiDe got the first two Sheik amiibo tournament wins, and these were in B+-restricted and C+-restricted tournaments, too. That’s massively impressive considering the significantly higher tier ceiling that Sheik had to go up against.
Sheik 100% deserves her new placement, and if others can replicate that success, then she should go up even higher.