Mario Tennis Aces is finally here, and since it’s a competitive game, people have been wondering what the Mario Tennis Aces tier list looks like. While it’s still far, far too early to offer a definitive Mario Tennis Aces tier list, we can offer some insight and take a look at how things are currently shaping up. This is by no means a final tier list for Mario Tennis Aces, but we’ll continue to update this as players get better, the meta evolves, and the tier list becomes a bit more solidified. For now, enjoy our release day Mario Tennis Aces tier list, and be sure to check back frequently for updates.

Mario Tennis Aces Tier List

It’s extremely important to note that a tier list is only accurate at the highest level of play. If two novice or average players go head to head, the tier list has very little impact on the outcome of the match. Many people say that it’s all about player skill, but that’s not entirely true. Player skill is important, as the tier list only applies to the highest level of play, but if you take two equal-skilled players, the one with the better character will have an advantage, even if it’s only a slight advantage.

Once again, this is only a preliminary tier list that should not be taken as fact. In all games the tier list is constantly changing as players get better, the meta evolves and new techniques and strategies are discovered. This current tier list is only an initial starting point so new players can get a general idea of how things are shaping up. We’ll be updating this as things evolve. We’ll also be updating with detailed explanations for each character after launch weekend when the dust has settled a bit.

Note: Each tier is listed in alphabetical order. All characters within a specific tier are considered equal.

S Tier

  • Bowser Jr.
  • Chain Chomp - Reach, Power and Speed
  • Waluigi - Reach

A Tier

  • Bowser - Reach and Power
  • Peach
  • Rosalina - (Noob Killer)
  • Spike - Reach and Power

B Tier

  • Boo
  • Daisy
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario
  • Yoshi

C Tier

  • Luigi
  • Toad
  • Toadette
  • Wario

Tier List Explanations

S Tier Characters

Chain Chomp - Chain Chomp basically has everything you could want in a Mario Tennis character. As a power character Chain Chomp hits the ball really hard, but he’s essentially the fastest power character, which is supposed to be the one disadvantage of playing power characters. Without a lack of speed, Chain Chomp has the best of both worlds. It can also be difficult to determine where Chain Chomp is going to hit the ball because he doesn’t have arms.

Waluigi - Defensive characters have great reach. A skilled player using a defensive character is going to reach almost any ball you hit. Waluigi is arguably the best defensive character because he moves a little faster than Bowser Jr. and can reach balls just as well. If you’re good with Waluigi you shouldn’t miss hardly any shots.

A Tier Characters

Bowser - Another power character, Bowser doesn’t quite have the same speed as Chain Chomp, but his power is equal making him just slightly less desirable than the top tier Chain Chomp. It’s easier to see where the ball will be heading given that Bowser has arms, so there’s really no reason to pick Bowser over Chain Chomp, but if you just like playing the king of the Koopas, Bowser is a pretty solid character.

More coming soon!

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