Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally here, and there are tons of characters to unlock and take into battle. While you may prefer certain characters over others based on your personal play style, there will inevitably be some characters that lead the way in terms of viability. To help you put each character into perspective, we’ve put together a tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate based on opinions and details from players across the web. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tier List

If you’re unfamiliar with tier lists, they are a popular way to rank the characters in a fighting game based on how well they hold up against the competition, with S-Tier being the best of the best. The tier list below is based on the day-one tier list posted by pro Smash player, Leffen.

It’s important to note that characters can be moved up or down on the tier list over time as the game comes into its own and a meta is established among the community. The rankings on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list below is subject to change the longer the game is out, so be sure to check back here for updates. The characters listed within each tier are not in any particular order. 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List

TIER CHARACTERS
S-Tier Falco, Richter, Simon, Diddy Kong, King K. Rool, Meta Knight, Pokemon Trainer 
A-Tier Yoshi, Mewtwo, Roy, Chrom, Pikachu, Pichu
B-Tier Marth, Lucina, Ike, Shulk, Incineroar, Luigi, Inkling
C-Tier Bayonetta, Sheik, Peach, Daisy, Corrin, Greninja, Toon Link, Dr. Mario, Cloud, Wolf, Fox, Snake, Young Link
D-Tier Ness, Lucas, Mario, Donkey Kong, R.O.B., Jigglypuff, Lucario, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, Pit, Dark Pit
E-Tier Zelda, Palutena, Isabelle, Villager, Ganondorf, Ridley, Kirby, Rosalina & Luma, Olimar, Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch, Pac-Man, Bowser, Robin, King Dedede
F-Tier Little Mac, Bowser Jr., Mega Man, Link, Samus, Dark Samus, Ice Climbers 
Unranked Ryu, Ken, Sonic, Wario, Wii Fit Trainer, Mii Brawler/Swordfighter/Gunner, Piranha Plant

Be sure to check back regularly for changes and updates to this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list. Head over to some of our other Super Smash Bros. Ultimate guides to learn more about the game, including how the controls are laid out on different controllers. You may also want to look into how to unlock every character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so that you can start practicing with the top-tier fighters on this list.