Dabuz releases his WiFi Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list and there is an 'absolutely horrifyingly broken' category

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 4, 2020 at 2:22 p.m. PST

Playing any fighting game online as opposed to offline can potentially lead to a completely distinct experience. Characters that are top tier during offline play might be too difficult to use correctly when variables like delayed inputs from the online experience are considered.

Likewise, certain strategies actually become stronger when players aren't permitted the ability to react in time. Some challengers are simply annoying to fight in laggy environments.

Liquid|Dabuz recently released a WiFi tier list that ranks the entire Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster. This most likely came about as a result of the $20,000 online event known as the Soaked Series Invitational that occurred over the weekend.

Notably, the player that came in second place was a Sonic user known as Wrath. First of all, it's worth mentioning that Wrath managed to come in 5th place at Frostbite 2020. It's clear that Wrath is a legitimately good player — online or offline.

During the Soaked Series Invitational, Dabuz was sent to the losers bracket by Wrath's Sonic. More than likely, this was probably a major contributor to Sonic's placement in the "absolutely horrifyingly broken" category in the WiFi tier list.

The other fighters that are located in the uppermost group are Yoshi, Link, Dark Samus, R.O.B., and Snake. Most of these fighters are zoners in which their opponents require real precision offline in order to approach correctly.

Meanwhile, challengers like King K. Rool, Zelda, Mega Man, Mr. Game & Watch, Olimar, Banjo-Kazooie, Hero, Roy, Ike, Bayonetta, and Incineroar are found in the "lag enthusiasts" category. Funnily enough, a number of these characters are generally relegated to low tier or mid tier in most offline tier lists.

The other tier groups are "toxic online but have a certain plateau," "almost the dumb netplay characters," "meh," "certainly not good on netplay," and "no one actually plays these characters on netplay."

Peach, Fox, and Pichu are typically fighters that are very strong in the tournament meta. Despite this, they actually rank very poorly on Dabuz's WiFi tier list.

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