Leffen has updated his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list and my how things have changed

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 18, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. PST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now a good two and a half months old and the community has had some ample time to become acquainted with the game's 75 characters through general experience as well as watching professionals duke it out at majors such as Genesis 6.

Processing all this new information, TSM|Leffen has created yet another tier list wherein he orders the cast into five different groups (six if you count Charizard's "alone at the bottom of the barrel" tier) as he attempts to determine overall potential.

The Swedish player did this recently on his personal stream, and so those that want can go back and watch him create the list one character at a time with explanations. (Be warned there's some NSFW language and text on said stream.)

This is not the first time the revered Smasher has done this, and this current ordering looks significantly different than previous ones. Some interesting takeaways as we observe the evolution of Leffen's lists, his day one arrangement saw seven characters in the highest tier and none of them have retained that top status. Richter is the only one of the seven in the second tier now, with everyone else falling even further than that.

We would expect about as much from a day one tier list, but it is interesting to see just how quickly perceptions change even when you're talking about one of the most qualified people in the world to talk on this subject.

You'll see Leffen's most current tier list as well as his previous thoughts after just one day and one week with Ultimate in the gallery here. In the clip below Leffen articulates why he feels the top tiers have earned their placements. You'll catch his YouTube video after the jump.

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