Jtails releases his finished Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

Terry, are YOU okay?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 9, 2020 at 7:32 a.m. PST | Comments: 13

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has remained largely the same for over two months now update wise since Terry Bogard's release which has allowed for some new discoveries and developments within the meta to rise towards the top — along with continued dominance by FOX|MkLeo.

Julian "Jtails" Martinez is a former competitive Smash player who has since moved more towards content creation and teaching for the game.

Recently, Jtails has been running a video series to breakdown his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list with a slightly more in-depth process, and now that list has been completed.

The previous Diddy Kong main started out his collection of videos detailing which fighters he believes have the weakest tools or are very limited in their approach and recovery.

There are some more obvious selections for this section like Little Mac, Jigglypuff and Isabelle though there's also some surprise selections including Yoshi, Terry, Hero and Ice Climbers.

For Terry specifically, Jtails says that the SNK star's recovery is almost as bad as Little Mac's because it doesn't snap to the ledge and his current gameplan can pretty much be shut down by holding shield. Much of Mr. Bogard's combos rely on some jab fishing, and once you're past low percents, he can no longer get good follow ups after grabs.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Joker ends up taking the number one slot in the 'Insane / Many Options' tier though he doesn't feel the character is broken or ruining the game. Jtails offers up a few small nerfs for Arsene that could perhaps balance him a bit more like slightly increasing the amount of meter needed to bring him out or cut down the Persona's active time by a few seconds.

Pikachu takes the number two spot for what the Smash sensei describes as a combination of great hitboxes, hard to punish moves, some of the best combo / kill potential in the game and one of the best recoveries to boot.

You can check out Jtails' completed tier list for Smash Ultimate Version 6.1.0 below along with his video series detailing his decision-making process and choices.

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