As the Final Fantasy games have shown, he seems to have a losing battle against Cloud
Sephiroth was certainly a surprise choice for pretty much everyone as the third DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass Vol. 2, but that has certainly not stopped him from being a popular and apparently quite powerful choice now that he̵
It may feel like just yesterday, but the Final Fantasy 7 villain has now been available to play in Smash for exactly one month now, giving us all the perfect opportunity to see how players rank the fighter early in the tier lists.
When we take a closer look at the EventHubs community levels for Smash Ultimate, it shows that Sephiroth already has a good start on the numbers, although it will probably take a little longer to grow beyond where he is 34.
Although it may not sound so impressive at the moment, the evil icon’s match ups make him win the majority where he is listed as at least a little ahead of some strong characters like Wario, Rosalina and Ness.
Ironically, Cloud is currently touted as one of Sephiroth’s worst match-ups, which I can certainly see considering he may get a villain to try to chase him down. If he does not try to hold back, Cloud can simply charge Limit without worry on top of its superior mobility.
Unfortunately for the handsome boy with a long sword, however, it is that he is also listed as struggling against most of the strongest characters in the game, and especially Pikachu, Zero Suit Samus and Snake. The same goes for fast warriors who can rush him down like Sonic, Fox, Joker and Inkling.
The character who has actually trained upwards lately is actually Min Min, which turns out to be a bit of a problem among the Japanese scene, which means she may end up going higher as this year progresses.
However, Minecraft’s Steve can not say the same, since he has fallen quite quickly in the ranks where he went from around 50 in November to 64th now.
Pikachu has extended the lead as number one on the level list of Joker and Peach, while Zero Suit Samus seems like she could beat the top five in the near future.
You can check out the current rankings for Smash and compare them to how they were after Minecraft’s Steve release along with Sephiroth’s best and worst match ups.
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