'Smash Ultimate' Tier List: Version 2.0 Changes Top Fighters

Professional Smash player Leffen, widely regarded for his insight into Nintendo's fighting franchise, has revealed his latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list and it seems to have changed quite a bit from his last one.

Of course there's been some big changes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate including the 2.0 patch update that changed most of the roster, and the addition of Piranha Plant. So how did Leffen work out this version of the tier list? Explaining his latest Smash Ultimate tier list on his Twitch stream - and later uploaded to YouTube - the renowned Smash Wii U player broke down the roster into six tiers.

The first is the top tier, which Leffen believes are the best characters to main. Not surprising, Pichu is Leffen's pick for best Smash Ultimate character, usurping Peach's spot from his last tier list.

The next grouping is the "high tier" and Leffen does a rough ordering of these characters with the usual suspects like Yoshi, Fox and Richter being lumped here. Leffen's "mid tier" is not ordered but includes characters like Sonic and Falco.

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But what about the first DLC character, Piranha Plant? Well, Leffen has put the new fighter in the "bottom tier" category along with King K. Rool and a few others.

Listen to Leffen's reasoning for his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list below.


  • Pichu
  • Inkling
  • Peach
  • Wolf
  • Lucina
  • Young Link
  • Pikachu
  • Ike
  • ROB
  • Marth
  • Wario


  • Shulk
  • Roy
  • Link
  • Yoshi
  • Palutena
  • Fox
  • Richter
  • Cloud
  • Chrom
  • Olimar
  • Greninja
  • Mega Man
  • Zero Suit Samus


  • Snake
  • Pokemon Trainer
  • Donkey Kong
  • Toon Link
  • Falco
  • Mewtwo
  • Sonic
  • Diddy Kong
  • Sheik
  • Bowser
  • Ivysaur
  • Mii Swordfighter


This tier includes characters that Leffen felt were not worth ranking or that players should not choose to main.

  • Mr. Game and Watch
  • Robin
  • Ness
  • Dark Pit
  • Ice Climbers
  • Lucas
  • Duck Hunt
  • Pac-Man
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Mii Gunner
  • Incineroar
  • Ganondorf
  • Villager
  • Corrin
  • Ryu
  • Zelda
  • Meta Knight
  • Ridley
  • Ken
  • Bowser Jr.
  • King Dedede
  • Jigglypuff
  • Mario
  • Bayonetta
  • Captain Falcon
  • Dark Samus
  • Dr. Mario
  • Lucario
  • Luigi
  • Samus
  • Pit
  • Simon


  • Squirtle
  • Kirby
  • Rosalina
  • Isabelle
  • Piranha Plant
  • Little Mac
  • King K. Rool
  • Mii Brawler


  • Charizard

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for NIntendo Switch.

What do you think of Leffen's updated tier list? Did your main move up or down their tier? Let us know in the comments section below.