'Nobody is using the fighters to their full potential yet... some definitely need tweaking' — Salem talks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters

Get the inside scoop on Salem's mindset and thought process

Posted by Nico 'SuperQue' Smith • July 26, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. PDT

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is enjoying unprecedented success. Many gamers think Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best in the series over seven months after launch. This is because it is a great choice for both competitive and casual players.

In an interview with EventHubs, MVG|Salem talks about what makes this game so fun and other aspects that he enjoys. He also explains why so many top players have pockets.

The Snake main is often touted by many top players for having some of the deepest pockets in the community. "Playing other characters lets you learn match ups," Salem told EventHubs. "Playing other characters lets you learn a fighter's strengths and weaknesses."

With so many people enjoying this new Smash, what makes it so special?

"It's a very fun game; it takes elements from all the other games and applies them in this one," Salem commented. "Dash dancing from Melee, ledge grabbing from Smash 4, and the combos can be short or long."

Salem laughed as he declared that "the game is fun."

"I feel like nobody is using the fighters to their full potential yet. There are some low-key toxic ones and some who definitely need tweaking."
— Salem.

Because Nintendo seems to be paying close attention to the professionals, whatever combatant has won appears to get weakened. This has led to many top players attempting to prevent whoever they use from becoming the next one nerfed.

"I feel like nobody is using the fighters to their full potential yet," Salem also lamented. "There are some low-key toxic ones and some who definitely need tweaking."

Salem believes that Smash Ultimate is shaping up to be a much different game than the previous few titles in the series. That defensive play style he's well known for no longer works as well in this newest iteration of Smash.

"Luigi is actually buffed, but they nerfed his recovery," stated Salem. "He can zero-to-death you from his grab, has combos, and has a little bit of [beneficial] RNG," Salem remarked to us. We've seen that NVR|Elegant has begun figuring out Luigi's potential.

"Ken might be," Salem pondered. "Not too many players play him because people don’t want to learn his neutral."

"Folks would rather look at what a character has now, and who plays them, because they want to counterpick and cheese people."

"Folks would rather look at what a character has now, and who plays them, because they want to counterpick and cheese people." Salem spoke on people searching for gimmicks.

"Ivysaur, specifically Ivy, is top tier too; I didn't say Pokemon Trainer or Squirtle," said Salem. The pro compared Ivysaur to pre-patch Wolf.

Salem also spoke on some of the tools Ivysaur has. "That down air is literally broken."

"Palutena has a lot of untapped potential," Salem thoughtfully said. This is another character where the strengths heavily outweigh the weaknesses.

We want to thank Salem for sitting down to talk to us about the current state of competitive Smash for its newest game.

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