Things I Like: Byleth (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Female Byleth super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

It was a little funny to see Byleth added to the roster as I had just finished Fire Emblem: Three Houses right before Byleth was announced for the game. A lot of Smash fans were upset that yet another Fire Emblem character was on the roster. But is anyone shocked?

Male and Female Byleth super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Like Three Houses, you can pick Byleth to be male or female. Like Robin and Corrin, I find the female Byleth to be vastly superior.

Female Byleth vs sonic the Hedgehog super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

I will say, Byleth is a very unique fighter for not just the Fire Emblem cast but Smash in general. She’s sluggish, so she’d easily lose to Sonic in the speed and agility game. She also doesn’t have a counter special move like most of the Fire Emblem fighters.

Female Byleth attacking Pikachu Libre super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

But Byleth does have plenty of power to her moves.

Female Byleth vs Bowser sword of the creator super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Her special moves are based on the legendary weapons in Three Houses. The Sword of the Creator is her main weapon. As a special move it can catch enemies jumping over head. Not a lot of damage, but it can stop a foe from getting too jumpy.

Female Byleth vs Samus aran super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

It also has an insane reach to grab a platform. Knocking Byleth off the stage is easier said than done.

Byleth pointing bow and arrow at Mario super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

She also has Claude’s magic bow.

Kirby Byleth bow and arrow vs shulk super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Which is what Kirby wields when he takes Byleth’s power. It’s pretty powerful but takes some time to charge. Timing is key but I found it really helpful in team or battle royale matches. One on one, most people see it coming a mile away.

Female Byleth vs princess Zelda super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

She also has Dimitri’s special lance and Edelgard’s powerful axe. The axe especially is no joke. You really don’t want to be on the other side of it.

Female Byleth and Sothis final Smash super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Her final smash is okay, but nothing special and easy to miss. You basically capture someone in front of you, and the goddess Sothis and your Sword of the Creator do the rest.

Female Byleth kicking yellow Yoshi super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

I was actually really happy with how Byleth turned out. She really made me think about maining her instead of Palutena. So Byleth, Bowser, and Palutena are my top fighters for the most part.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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