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Where does Byleth reside on the EventHubs tier list one week after release for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 4, 2020 at 4:43 p.m. PST • Comments: 4

Byleth and the version 7.0.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been in the hands of players for a week now. It's still relatively early, but fans are already speculating on Byleth's overall role in the game's meta.

During my own sessions with Byleth, I got the sense that the latest Fire Emblem rep was somewhere in the low to low-mid tier category. Of course, it certainly makes sense that not everyone will agree with this notion.

Since the character has been available, it's been possible for our readers to vote on Byleth's match ups in our community voted tiers section. Let's take a closer look at how Byleth's match ups are shaping up now that we've had a full week with the latest challenger.

Out of 76 characters listed, Byleth currently ranks at position 39. This seems to suggest that Byleth is a mid tier as they are positioned almost perfectly in the middle.

Byleth can be found above fighters like Ken, Ice Climbers, Pac-Man, Bowser, the Belmonts, Ryu, Sheik, Zelda, Wii Fit Trainer, Duck Hunt, Robin, Piranha Plant, and many others.

Those that are perceived as being stronger than Byleth at the moment include Terry Bogard, Sonic, Mewtwo, Hero, Toon Link, Banjo-Kazooie, Cloud, Mega Man, Falco, Ness, and Lucario.

Being that Byleth is still being explored, it's entirely possible that they may rise or fall on our tier list as time goes on. Remember that submitted votes can be changed at any time.

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Looking closer at Byleth's match ups, it appears that our voters believe Byleth to have advantages over the likes of Little Mac, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Corrin, Ganondorf, Incineroar, Meta Knight, Bowser Jr., Ike, Piranha Plant, and a number of others.

Notably, the count for Byleth's even match ups appears to be higher than their advantages and disadvantages. According to the votes submitted thus far, Byleth goes roughly even against characters such as Captain Falcon, Bayonetta, Inkling, Olimar, Palutena, Ryu, Shulk, Terry Bogard, Sonic, and more.

Finally, it's possible that Byleth is struggling with Zelda, Hero, Isabelle, Mega Man, Joker, Banjo-Kazooie, Wii Fit Trainer, and Snake, just to name a few. As a lot of these listed combatants are particularly strong at fighting with ranged attacks, this seems to suggest that Byleth might have issues in dealing with zoning characters.

Do keep in mind that players are still most likely unfamiliar with Byleth's capabilities. This can affect match ups as Byleth and matches against Byleth.

Of course, if you happen to disagree with Byleth's current tier placement or match ups then now might be a good time to start submitting tier votes.

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