A Smash Ultimate tier list sets the tone for who the best characters are in the game. Did you get a Nintendo Switch during the holiday season? Has Ultimate being the rage among all your friends? Here is a tier list of all the characters so you know who to play to come out with the win.


The rankings in this list are based off of the tier lists of professional players ZeRo (shown below) and Smash Conference United champion MKLeo. The characters are in no particular order within tiers.


Smash Ultimate Tier List

S (the best of the best): Inkling, Peach/Daisy, Olimar, Lucina/Marth, Pikacu


A (solid characters): Simon/Richter, Roy/ Chrom, Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Link, Yoshi, Fox, Bowser, Pichu, Mewtwo, Metaknight, Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Snake, Ike, Lucario, R.O.B, Palutena, Shulk, Cloud, Bayonetta, King K. Rool


B (middle of the pack): Pit/Dark Pit, Samus/Dark Samus, Dr. Mario, Toon Link, Young Link, 

Falco, Wolf, Ganondorf, Lucas, Zelda, Mr. Game and Watch, Diddy Kong, Villager, Megaman, Greninja, Robin, Corrin, Pokemon Trainer


C (barely playable): Ken/Ryu, all three Mii Fighters, Ice Climbers, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, Ness, Sheik, Sonic, King Dedede, Wii Fit Trainer, Ridley, Isabelle, Incineroar, Pacman


D (unplayable): Kirby, Little Mac, Rosalina, Bowser Jr., Duck Hunt