Armada ranks Banjo-Kazooie and the rest of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in his version 5.0 tier list

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 10, 2019 at 4:27 a.m. PDT

Banjo-Kazooie was very recently released as a new fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although the changes were overall quite minor, version 5.0 of the game did apply a small number of adjustments.

Alliance|Armada was able to come up with a tier list just a couple of days after the update. While it has only been a short period of time, Armada was able to form a hypothesis about Banjo-Kazooie's overall placement in the current metagame.

According to Armada, Banjo-Kazooie is a "C tier" fighter. This means that combatants in B tier, A tier, and S tier are overall better than the bear-and-bird duo.

Banjo-Kazooie appears to be about on par with the likes of Hero, Ridley, Captain Falcon, Marth, Ness, Duck Hunt, Luigi, Young Link, and a number of others. Time will tell if whether or not this new fighter will rise or fall.

We see familiar characters occupy the the highest tier group. Snake, Lucina, Peach, Mega Man, Inkling, Zero Suit Samus, Pokémon Trainer, Joker, and others are referred to as being the best in the game right now.

Things don't look very good for Isabelle, King K. Rool, and Kirby. They're considered to be the worst in Armada's eyes.

Little Mac, Zelda, Bowser Jr., Corrin, Villager, Piranha Plant, Pit, and Mewtwo are only a little bit better than those three.

Do keep in mind that Robin, Bayonetta, and Sonic are unranked as Armada is unsure of their potential at this time.

Armada's 5.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list image #1
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As always, do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list for the game.

Photo source: Stephanie Lindgren.

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