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The Smash Back Room tier list has changed many times since its inception. Previous versions of the list are as follows. In later tier lists, characters are broadly ranked by their tier, and further ranked by the order in which characters are listed within the tier list. For instance, Falco is ranked above Samus in the fourth Melee tier list. Earlier tier lists use numerical rankings, and characters with the same numerical value are listed alphabetically.

Super Smash Bros.

For the purposes of low tier tournaments, those characters in tiers B and C are classed as "low tier" characters.

First tier list

The first list was created by the Super Smash Bros. community on GameFAQs, unlike the tier lists of other games, which were created on SmashBoards by the Smash Back Room.

SSB Tier List #1
S A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
SSBIconPikachu.png SSBKIconKirby.png SSBIconNess.png SSBIconFox.png SSBIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBIconJigglypuff.png SSBIconMario.png SSBIconYoshi.png SSBIconDK.png SSBIconLuigi.png SSBIconSamus.png SSBIconLink.png

Second tier list

The second SSB tier list was created by the N64 community on SmashBoards.

SSB Tier List #2
S A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
SSBIconPikachu.png SSBIconFox.png SSBKIconKirby.png SSBIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBIconMario.png SSBIconYoshi.png SSBIconDK.png SSBIconJigglypuff.png SSBIconNess.png SSBIconLuigi.png SSBIconLink.png SSBIconSamus.png

Third tier list

The third SSB tier list was created by the N64 community on SmashBoards. It is the more recent one, so it can be considered "current". It eliminated the D Tier, making more characters be on the same tier.

SSB Tiers
S A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
SSBIconPikachu.png SSBKIconKirby.png SSBIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBIconFox.png SSBIconYoshi.png SSBIconJigglypuff.png SSBIconMario.png SSBIconSamus.png SSBIconDK.png SSBIconNess.png SSBIconLink.png SSBIconLuigi.png

Melee

First tier list (October 8, 2002)

SSBM Tier List #1
  1 2/3 2/3 4 5 6/7/8 6/7/8 6/7/8 9 10 11/12 11/12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png
4.9
SSBMIconFalco.png
4.8
SSBMIconFox.png
4.8
SSBMIconMarth.png
4.4
SSBMIconMario.png
4.1
SSBMIconZelda.png
4.0
SSBMIconSamus.png
4.0
SSBMIconLuigi.png
4.0
SSBMIconPeach.png
3.9
SSBMIconDoc.png
3.8
SSBMIconIceClimbers.png
3.5
SSBMIconGanondorf.png
3.5
 
13/14 13/14 15/16 15/16 17/18 17/18 19/20 19/20 21 22 23 24/25 24/25 26
SSBMIconPikachu.png
3.4
SSBMIconLink.png
3.4
SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png
3.2
SSBMIconYoungLink.png
3.2
SSBMIconJigglypuff.png
3.1
SSBMIconNess.png
3.1
SSBMIconYoshi.png
2.9
SSBMIconDK.png
2.9
SSBMIconRoy.png
2.8
SSBMIconKirby.png
2.1
SSBMIconGAW.png
1.8
SSBMIconPichu.png
1.6
SSBMIconBowser.png
1.6
SSBMIconMewtwo.png
1.3

Though this was the first tier list, Smash World Forums was rife with discussion about tiers long before the Melee Back Room released its "MBR Tier Averages." The term "F/F/S" (short for "Falco, Fox and Sheik") was popular as a quick reference to Melee's top tier. Members on Smashboards, perhaps in backlash against novice sentiment towards Roy and Link, generally disdained those characters, and generally favored the game's fastest characters.

Members on Smashboards largely contested this tier list's placement of Mewtwo, which they felt to be too low. Many Smashboarders considered Mewtwo a low or even middle tier character and were bothered that it, despite its great recovery and powerful throws, was placed at the bottom of bottom tier, where most people believed Bowser belonged.

Second tier list (December 19, 2002)

For the second tier list, the Melee Back Room created two tier lists: one made from the average (mean) of votes, and another from the mode.

SSBM Tier List #2 (Mean)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10/11 10/11 12/13 12/13
SSBMIconSheik.png
2.2
SSBMIconFox.png
2.3
SSBMIconFalco.png
3.9
SSBMIconPeach.png
4.4
SSBMIconMarth.png
4.7
SSBMIconMario.png
8.5
SSBMIconDoc.png
8.8
SSBMIconSamus.png
9.6
SSBMIconLuigi.png
10.0
SSBMIconGanondorf.png
11.0
SSBMIconJigglypuff.png
11.0
SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png
13.0
SSBMIconIceClimbers.png
13.0
14/15/16 14/15/16 14/15/16 17 18/19 18/19 20/21 20/21 22/23/24 22/23/24 22/23/24 25 26
SSBMIconZelda.png
15.0
SSBMIconNess.png
15.0
SSBMIconLink.png
15.0
SSBMIconPikachu.png
16.0
SSBMIconYoshi.png
17.0
SSBMIconYoungLink.png
17.0
SSBMIconRoy.png
20.0
SSBMIconDK.png
20.0
SSBMIconGAW.png
21.0
SSBMIconKirby.png
21.0
SSBMIconBowser.png
21.0
SSBMIconMewtwo.png
23.0
SSBMIconPichu.png
24.0
SSBM Tier List #2 (Mode)
1 2 3 4 5/6 5/6 7 8 9 10/11 10/11 12 13
SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconLuigi.png
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21/22 21/22 23/24 23/24 25 26
SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconGAW.png

Third tier list (June 23, 2003)

SSBM Tier List #3
  Top Upper  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png  
Middle Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconBowser.png

This tier list was released soon after Ken Hoang won Tournament Go 4. Before Ken, Marth strategy largely encompassed rolling and C-stick smashing symptomatic of low-level play today, but Ken introduced to the community the uses of dash-dancing, chain throwing and aerial attacks, all techniques that largely improved Marth's metagame and moved him to top tier for years to come.

This is the first tier list that officially ranks characters into tiers.

Fourth tier list (July 1, 2003)

SSBM Tier List #4
  Top Upper  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconLuigi.png  
Middle Low Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconBowser.png

Fifth tier list (September 29, 2003)

SSBM Tier List #5
  Top Upper High  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconLuigi.png  
Middle Low Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconBowser.png

April Fools Sixth tier list (March 31, 2004)

SSBM Tier List #6 (April Fools)
    Top Upper High    
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11    
    SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png    
Middle Low Bottom
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconBowser.png

This tier list doubled as an April Fools joke and a lesson to the community to not blindly swallow the Melee Back Room tier list as the truth. Though most people suspected this tier list was a hoax, it set a precedent to criticizing the tier list that had not existed before.

To "defend" this hoax during the two tumultuous days it was the official tier list, Melee Back Room members argued that Marth was too slow to remain in the top two tiers, that Link had untapped aerial prowess, and that Jigglypuff, through speed and the Wall of Pain, ruled the air to the point of domination. Ironically, the latter prediction would come true in the post-Brawl metagame.

The Melee Back Room forgot to include Yoshi in this tier list; once people realized he was missing (six hours after the list was posted), the MBR put him in.

Sixth tier list (April 2, 2004)

SSBM Tier List #6
  Top Upper High  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconLuigi.png  
Middle Low Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconPichu.png

Seventh tier list (March 19, 2005)

SSBM Tier List #7
  Top Upper High  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png  
Middle Low Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconPichu.png

Eighth tier list (July 8, 2006)

SSBM Tier List #8
  Top High Middle  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
  SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png  
Low Bottom
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png

The names of these tiers were originally called God Tier, Top Tier, High Tier, Middle Tier, and Low Tier; these names were changed to the ones shown above on July 10, two days after the tier list was released.

This tier list marks the first time Sheik was not in top tier, and contains the biggest bottom tier of any tier list thus far. The balance of the tier list was a point of contention amongst many Smashers, who felt that it was too bottom-heavy and that the lower tiers should themselves be split, or the high tiers merged (particularly the top two).

Ninth tier list (October 14, 2008)

For the first time since June 2003, the Smash Back Room published each character's numerical scores.

SSBM Tier List #9
Top High Middle
1 2 3 4 5 6/7 6/7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
SSBMIconFox.png
9.88
SSBMIconMarth.png
9.85
SSBMIconSheik.png
9.69
SSBMIconFalco.png
9.15
SSBMIconPeach.png
8.35
SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png
8.00
SSBMIconJigglypuff.png
8.00
SSBMIconIceClimbers.png
7.88
SSBMIconSamus.png
6.77
SSBMIconDoc.png
6.23
SSBMIconGanondorf.png
6.04
SSBMIconLuigi.png
5.81
SSBMIconDK.png
5.38
SSBMIconMario.png
5.34
  Low Bottom  
  15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  
  SSBMIconLink.png
4.69
SSBMIconPikachu.png
4.31
SSBMIconYoungLink.png
4.15
SSBMIconRoy.png
3.60
SSBMIconZelda.png
3.04
SSBMIconGAW.png
3.00
SSBMIconNess.png
2.50
SSBMIconYoshi.png
2.46
SSBMIconBowser.png
2.17
SSBMIconMewtwo.png
1.77
SSBMIconKirby.png
1.50
SSBMIconPichu.png
1.15
 

Original tenth tier list (September 14, 2010)

SSBM Tiers
  Top High Upper Middle  
  1/2/3 4 5 6 7 8 9/10 11  
  SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconSamus.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconDoc.png  
Low Bottom Negligible
12/13 14/15 16 17 18 19/20 21 22/23/24/25/26
SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconPichu.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconKirby.png

The SBR also included a "Gengar" tier in the list, where "Master Hand and other glitches" are placed. This was also originally a Smash Boards person's Tier list idea, but was improved and fixed by the MBR. The one who originally thought about this list was Kirby Kaze. Mewtwo and Jigglypuff have risen significantly from the previous tier lists. This is the only tier list to include a tier below the Bottom tier. This is also the tier list with the most ties in Smash history, having a total of 5, as well as the one with the largest tie (the entire Negligible tier is considered tied, or at least close enough to be considered tied).

Tenth tier list (December 31, 2010)

SSBM Tiers
  S A B C
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  SSBMIconFox.png SSBMIconFalco.png SSBMIconJigglypuff.png SSBMIconSheik.png SSBMIconMarth.png SSBMIconPeach.png SSBMIconCaptainFalcon.png SSBMIconIceClimbers.png SSBMIconDoc.png SSBMIconGanondorf.png SSBMIconSamus.png
D E F G
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
SSBMIconPikachu.png SSBMIconMario.png SSBMIconLuigi.png SSBMIconDK.png SSBMIconLink.png SSBMIconYoungLink.png SSBMIconZelda.png SSBMIconRoy.png SSBMIconMewtwo.png SSBMIconYoshi.png SSBMIconGAW.png SSBMIconNess.png SSBMIconBowser.png SSBMIconKirby.png SSBMIconPichu.png

This is the first Melee tier list that uses lettered tiers instead of words. Sheik is once again placed in the highest tier with Fox, Falco, and Jigglypuff. The Ice Climbers and both Links are also placed in their own tiers, and Kirby and Pichu are placed at the bottom of the tier list. Both Pikachu and Mewtwo also rose 4 spots in this tier list from the previous ninth version.

Eleventh tier list (July 26, 2013)

Brawl

First tier list (September 1, 2008)

SSBB Tier List #1
Top High
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Icon-metaknight.gif Icon-snake.gif Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-rob.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-wario.gif Icon-lucario.gif Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif Icon-kirby.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-wolf.gif
Middle            
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26            
Icon-toonlink.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-fox.gif Icon-zelda.gif Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif Icon-bowser.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-ike.gif Icon-sheik.gif            
          Low
          27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
          Icon-lucas.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-mario.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-sonic.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-ganondorf.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif

While many players wanted to have a tier list within a month or two of Brawl's release, the SBR decided to wait before making the first tier list. The idea was that making a tier list too early would result in it quickly becoming outdated, forcing the SBR to make a second one on short notice. Players' predictions of the tier list changed dramatically between the game's release and September. The most noticeable fluctuation was Snake's placing, who was first considered about mid tier, then skyrocketed to the perceived #1 spot above Meta Knight, this opinion being backed up by tournaments where Snake took almost all the top spots (in one case, the top 5 placings were all Snake). It wasn't until Mew2King began dominating with Meta Knight that players acknowledged that Meta Knight was better.

Second tier list (January 5, 2009)

SSBB Tier List #2
SS S A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10/11 10/11 12 13 14 15
Icon-metaknight.gif Icon-snake.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-wario.gif Icon-rob.gif Icon-lucario.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-kirby.gif Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif
    D E    
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26    
    Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif Icon-toonlink.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-wolf.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-zelda.gif Icon-bowser.gif Icon-fox.gif Icon-sheik.gif Icon-ike.gif    
    F G    
    27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37    
    Icon-mario.gif Icon-lucas.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-sonic.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-ganondorf.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif    

By this time, no player doubted Meta Knight's placing in the old tier list. In many players' opinions, Meta Knight wasn't just better than every other character, but better by a noticeable gap. Meta Knight was considered so good that it caused a huge debate on whether Meta Knight should be allowed in tournaments. After many heated discussions, the SBR decided by vote that Meta Knight should be left alone and no one should be banned.

Snake was also elevated above other characters to a similar degree, though not to the point of being considered banned. This resulted in both of these characters having their own tiers. Diddy Kong also received a huge bump up the tier list after NinjaLink successfully beat Mew2king by abusing Diddy's bananas to a level not seen before.

Third tier list (June 4, 2009)

SSBB Tier List #3
S A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Icon-metaknight.gif Icon-snake.gif Icon-wario.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif Icon-rob.gif Icon-kirby.gif
  B C  
  14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24  
  Icon-lucario.gif Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif Icon-toonlink.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-fox.gif Icon-wolf.gif Icon-sonic.gif Icon-sheik.gif  
D E F
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Icon-bowser.gif Icon-zelda.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif Icon-ike.gif Icon-lucas.gif Icon-mario.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-ganondorf.gif

The first tier list to not have Captain Falcon last on the list. Instead, Ganondorf is last because of his slow attacks, bad recovery, and lack of mobility.

In this list, Wario and Sonic made a large jump. Wario's change is due to the newly found usefulness of his great air mobility, coupled with great recovery and heavy weight, making him a very defensive character that is hard to KO. While most of the community perceived Sonic as a bad character, dedicated mains continued to defy the tier list of Jan 1, 2009 by placing high in tourneys. In this tier list, their efforts were finally recognized.

Fourth tier list (February 26, 2010)

SSBB Tiers
  S   A  
  1   2 3 4 5 6 7  
  Icon-metaknight.gif   Icon-snake.gif Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-wario.gif  
B C
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-lucario.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-toonlink.gif Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif Icon-kirby.gif Icon-rob.gif
D E
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26/27 26/27
Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-fox.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-wolf.gif Icon-sheik.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif Icon-sonic.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-bowser.gif
F G
28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Icon-lucas.gif Icon-ike.gif Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-mario.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-zelda.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-ganondorf.gif

This tier list once again placed Meta Knight in his own separate tier. Another noticeable difference was Ness' rise. In previous tier lists, Ness was ranked low, but is now placed in (the lower part of) the middle tier, tied with Bowser for 26/27th place. Diddy Kong also rose, now being #3 on the tier list.

Fitfh tier list (September 24, 2010)

This is the fifth SSBB tier list. It was released on September 24, 2010 by the Smash Back Room.

SSBB Tiers
  S   A B
  1   2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Icon-metaknight.gif   Icon-snake.gif Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-wario.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-lucario.gif Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif
C D
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Icon-toonlink.gif Icon-kirby.gif Icon-fox.gif Icon-rob.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-wolf.gif Zelda/Sheik Icon-sonic.gif Icon-ike.gif Icon-sheik.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif
    E F   G    
    29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37   38    
    Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-lucas.gif Icon-mario.gif Icon-bowser.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-zelda.gif   Icon-ganondorf.gif    

While Meta Knight had previously set a record for having his own tier at the top, Ganondorf sets a more dubious one by having his own tier at the bottom. This is also the first tier list to have a spot for Zelda and Sheik used as a pair. Other notable things about the new tier list are Fox's and Ike's high rise on the tier list (Ike's streak of falling down on each tier list was ended and he returned to his position on the original tier list), Bowser's significant drop and introduction into the low tiers, Zero Suit Samus' introduction into the high tiers, and this was the first Brawl tier list to have a character repeat in the #3 spot with Diddy Kong (in previous tier lists, the character in the #3 spot was different for each tier list).

Sixth tier list (July 4, 2011)

This is the current tier list.

SSBB tiers
S   A B C
1   2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Icon-metaknight.gif   Icon-diddykong.gif Icon-snake.gif Icon-falco.gif Icon-marth.gif Icon-wario.gif Icon-iceclimbers.gif Icon-olimar.gif Icon-pikachu.gif Icon-lucario.gif Icon-kingdedede.gif Icon-zerosuitsamus.gif Icon-mrgame&watch.gif Icon-toonlink.gif
D E F
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Icon-fox.gif Icon-wolf.gif Icon-peach.gif Icon-donkeykong.gif Icon-kirby.gif Icon-rob.gif Icon-pit.gif Icon-sonic.gif Icon-ike.gif Icon-zeldasheik.gif Icon-luigi.gif Icon-sheik.gif Icon-ness.gif Icon-yoshi.gif Icon-pokemontrainer.gif
      G H      
      30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38      
      Icon-lucas.gif Icon-mario.gif Icon-bowser.gif Icon-samus.gif Icon-captainfalcon.gif Icon-link.gif Icon-jigglypuff.gif Icon-zelda.gif Icon-ganondorf.gif      

Wii U/3DS

First tier list (February 1, 2016)

The first tier list was not made until over a year after the two games' releases, due to the release of downloadable characters and patches that affected gameplay mechanics. This list does not include Corrin or Bayonetta, as they had not been released yet. This list currently has the largest number of tiers ever, with 11.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Tier List [1.1.3]
  S   A   B  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sheik Icon SSBWU.png Zero Suit Samus Icon SSBWU.png Rosalina & Luma Icon SSBWU.png Ryu Icon SSBWU.png Pikachu Icon SSBWU.png Sonic Icon SSBWU.png Fox Icon SSBWU.png Mario Icon SSBWU.png Diddy Kong Icon SSBWU.png Meta Knight Icon SSBWU.png Villager Icon SSBWU.png Cloud Icon SSBWU.png Ness Icon SSBWU.png
  C   D  
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Captain Falcon Icon SSBWU.png Yoshi Icon SSBWU.png Luigi Icon SSBWU.png Dark Pit Icon SSBWU.png Pit Icon SSBWU.png Peach Icon SSBWU.png R.O.B. Icon SSBWU.png Wario Icon SSBWU.png Toon Link Icon SSBWU.png Lucario Icon SSBWU.png
E   F
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
Olimar Icon SSBWU.png Greninja Icon SSBWU.png Ike Icon SSBWU.png Donkey Kong Icon SSBWU.png Mega Man Icon SSBWU.png Pac-Man Icon SSBWU.png Bowser Icon SSBWU.png Robin Icon SSBWU.png Roy Icon SSBWU.png Kirby Icon SSBWU.png Bowser Jr. Icon SSBWU.png Mr. Game & Watch Icon SSBWU.png Lucas Icon SSBWU.png Mewtwo Icon SSBWU.png Falco Icon SSBWU.png Wii Fit Trainer Icon SSBWU.png
  G   H   I  
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Shulk Icon SSBWU.png Marth Icon SSBWU.png Link Icon SSBWU.png Duck Hunt Icon SSBWU.png Little Mac Icon SSBWU.png Dr. Mario Icon SSBWU.png King Dedede Icon SSBWU.png Lucina Icon SSBWU.png Mii Brawler Icon SSBWU.png Charizard Icon SSBWU.png Palutena Icon SSBWU.png
  J  
51 52 53 54 55 56
Samus Icon SSBWU.png Mii Gunner Icon SSBWU.png Mii Swordfighter Icon SSBWU.png Ganondorf Icon SSBWU.png Jigglypuff Icon SSBWU.png Zelda Icon SSBWU.png

Second tier list (August 22, 2016)

The second tier list now includes Corrin and Bayonetta. There are also now four less tiers.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Tier List [1.1.7]
  S   A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Bayonetta Icon SSBWU.png Cloud Icon SSBWU.png Diddy Kong Icon SSBWU.png Sheik Icon SSBWU.png Rosalina & Luma Icon SSBWU.png Zero Suit Samus Icon SSBWU.png Fox Icon SSBWU.png Sonic Icon SSBWU.png Mario Icon SSBWU.png Mewtwo Icon SSBWU.png Marth Icon SSBWU.png Ryu Icon SSBWU.png
  B  
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Corrin Icon SSBWU.png Lucina Icon SSBWU.png Pikachu Icon SSBWU.png Meta Knight Icon SSBWU.png Lucario Icon SSBWU.png Luigi Icon SSBWU.png Captain Falcon Icon SSBWU.png Peach Icon SSBWU.png
  C  
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Olimar Icon SSBWU.png Donkey Kong Icon SSBWU.png Toon Link Icon SSBWU.png Bowser Icon SSBWU.png Villager Icon SSBWU.png Greninja Icon SSBWU.png Mega Man Icon SSBWU.png Ness Icon SSBWU.png Lucas Icon SSBWU.png
  D  
30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38
Duck Hunt Icon SSBWU.png Link Icon SSBWU.png Pit Icon SSBWU.png Dark Pit Icon SSBWU.png Yoshi Icon SSBWU.png Shulk Icon SSBWU.png R.O.B. Icon SSBWU.png Robin Icon SSBWU.png Samus Icon SSBWU.png
  E  
39 40 41 42 43 44 45
Mr. Game & Watch Icon SSBWU.png Ike Icon SSBWU.png Wario Icon SSBWU.png Roy Icon SSBWU.png Charizard Icon SSBWU.png Little Mac Icon SSBWU.png Palutena Icon SSBWU.png
  F   G  
46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55
Pac-Man Icon SSBWU.png Falco Icon SSBWU.png Bowser Jr. Icon SSBWU.png Dr. Mario Icon SSBWU.png Kirby Icon SSBWU.png Wii Fit Trainer Icon SSBWU.png King Dedede Icon SSBWU.png Ganondorf Icon SSBWU.png Zelda Icon SSBWU.png Jigglypuff Icon SSBWU.png

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