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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Absolutely love your analogies and way of thinking about it. I play a lot of defensive sword characters (Ike, Corrin, Shulk, Byleth), so I like thinking about how I can apply that to my playstyle moving forwards. Appreciate your feedback. How do you feel about Byleth’s viability moving...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I think this applies to a lot of matchups. But how does Lucina camp against a character with a decent projectile (which a lot of the top tiers have). She can parry or shield projectiles all day. But she’ll be forced to take the initiative.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Sure, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/vugS23pslwE Isn’t Eim one of Japan’s best Joker players too?? It wasn’t just Wolf though that Pink Fresh took down with Byleth though. He took out ZD’s Fox (a matchup many believe is bad for Byleth, which I’d agree), and some fairly good Palutena players...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Have some thoughts regarding Byleth’s viability. Feel free to agree/disagree as I posted something similar in the Byleth forums. My hot take puts Byleth at upper-mid/high tier. Since the character’s release, they’ve won three tournaments (solo main I might add). MKLeo won MKSunday taking down...
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    I Would Buff Byleth

    I’m kind of getting tired of people assuming the character is bad or unplayable. I actually will make the bold claim they Byleth is upper-mid/high tier. Since Byleth’s release, three tournaments have been won by solo Byleth players. MKLeo won MKSunday with some decent Mexican players (and has...
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    On WiFi, depending on your connection - it can be pretty rough. But you have to time your jumps to punish with a well spaced fair/Nair, and work your way in. It’s difficult since you can’t really control the pace with your projectile since theirs come out so much faster.
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    I Would Buff Byleth

    I just wanted to clarify that I didn’t mean to come off as offensive or blaming people for not being good with the character. In my experience playing the character, I’ve done fairly well, both on elite smash and against my friends who play pretty competitively locally. But at first, I...
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    I Would Buff Byleth

    I echo your thoughts too. I was watching Pink Fresh stream the other day (the guy who won The Grind solo Byleth, and best ZD in Grand Finals). He said, “Man, I’m glad a lot of these people aren’t on the developer team. If Byleth was faster he’d be broken as hell. You’d never be able to escape...
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    I can absolutely agree they have a terrible disadvantage state. One of their biggest weaknesses IMO, as well as their difficulty dealing with pressure. Those things hold them back competitively. My best advice is to use your fundamentals as well as you can in disadvantage. When you’re above use...
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    No offense, but I think you guys are severely underrating this character. For the first day or so I thought they were pretty bad, so I can’t blame you. But Byleth has a lot of potential. I caught a good portion of MKLeo’s stream earlier and it really helped me realize what Byleth is capable of...
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    So after having more time with the character, I don’t think he’s that bad. I’m not gonna lie and pretend they’re top tier, but am definitely wouldn’t say bottom 10. Byleth’s ledge trapping game, uptilt, and upair are incredibly strong tools. Fair and bair are pretty great when spaced...
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    Waiting is tough... gonna grab some food with my brother. Hope he's out by the time I get home! Also, when do we get a Byleth stock icon on Smashboards?? Lol. I want to change my Smash Ultimate main already!
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    Byleth: Joins House Smash Brothers Social Thread

    Hello all, I am super excited! Byleth was one of my top requested characters alongside Ryu Hayabusa and Raiden (MGS). I honestly didn’t think he had much of a chance. I’ve mained Ike, Corrin, and Shulk in the past 6 years so I think he’ll fit perfectly with the archetype I enjoy playing! I...
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    Byleth Gameplay & Moveset

    I’m not sure if I should link all three in one post. But Armada, Zero, and Esam all put out videos looking at Byleth’s frame data and potential viability. Great stuff! To me looks like general consensus is that he’ll be upper-mid or low-high tier due to his great range and strong power (much...
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    Byleth Gameplay & Moveset

    Thanks for your feedback. I agree a lot with your thoughts! I have a lot of experience playing Ike and Corrin, and to me Byleth reminds me of Sm4sh Corrin. The issue is that a character like that might not excel with Ultimate’s mechanics. But you’re right, it depends a lot on his potential combo...
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