• All episodes of the new Smash Brothers documentary 'Metagame' are available on Vimeo! Get Metagame Here

  • Welcome to Smashboards, the world's largest Super Smash Brothers community! Over 250,000 Smash Bros. fans from around the world have come to discuss these great games in over 19 million posts!

    You are currently viewing our boards as a visitor. Click here to sign up right now and start on your path in the Smash community!

  • Support Smashboards and get Premium Membership today!

The Official SBR-B Brawl Tier List v2.0

Status
Not open for further replies.

Marc

Relic of the Past
BRoomer
Joined
Sep 14, 2002
Messages
16,323
Location
The Netherlands
Below you’ll find the second official SBR-B Brawl tier list. The previous tier list can be found here:
http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=192028

A tier list is an ordered list of the characters based on their competitive value in the current metagame. It basically shows which characters are currently doing well in tournaments. Note that player skill is more important than character choice and match ups can overcome tier differences, but at an equal player level a bottom tier character will usually have a very tough time against a top tier character. This list will probably change over time, as Brawl is still relatively young and the Melee tiers were debated until the very end. So don’t give up on your character just yet, maybe you’re the one to make a difference!

The list was created by the SBR-B after much heated discussion. For the votes, we had members place the characters in groups from 1 to 15 (15 being the highest) and took the average score for each character. The split was decided by looking at the gaps. As the person supervising it, I’d like to thank all SBR-B members who contributed.


SS Tier
Meta Knight 15.00

S Tier
Snake 13.91

A Tier
Falco 13.03
King Dedede 12.94
Mr. Game & Watch 12.50
Marth 12.09
Diddy Kong 11.94

B Tier
Wario 11.47
R.O.B. 11.38
Lucario 10.94
Olimar 10.94

C Tier
Pikachu 10.34
Kirby 10.16
Donkey Kong 10.06
Ice Climbers 9.59

D Tier
Zero Suit Samus 8.88
Toon Link 8.47
Pit 8.44
Peach 8.16
Wolf 7.91

E Tier
Luigi 7.41
Zelda 7.03
Bowser 6.91
Fox 6.66
Sheik 6.44
Ike 5.91

F Tier
Mario 4.56
Lucas 4.50
Ness 4.50
Samus 4.41
Sonic 4.16
Pokémon Trainer 3.94
Yoshi 3.66

G Tier
Link 2.28
Jigglypuff 2.03
Ganondorf 1.88
Captain Falcon 1.63



This chart shows the score each character got when the votes were averaged. The divisions were placed so that:

1. Gaps between tiers were relatively large, and
2. The spread within tiers was relatively small.

The particular number of tiers isn't special--that's just how the votes ended up. The majority of us believed that using a smaller number of tiers would be misleading, given the results.

Expect the next tier list on June 5th.


--- CHANGES ---

TIER LIST PLACE MOVEMENT

SS Tier
:metaknight:
Meta Knight
=

1. to 1.


S Tier
:snake:
Snake
=

2. to 2.


A Tier
:falco:
Falco
+ 2

5. to 3.


:dedede:
King Dedede
- 1

3. to 4.


:gw:
Mr. Game & Watch
- 1

4. to 5.


:marth:
Marth
+ 1

7. to 6.


:diddy:
Diddy Kong
+ 4

11. to 7.


B Tier
:wario:
Wario
=

8. to 8.


:rob:
R.O.B.
- 3

6. to 9.


:lucario:
Lucario
- 1 / - 2 (ties with Olimar for 10/11th)

9. to 10./11.


:olimar:
Olimar
+ 7 / + 8 (ties with Lucario for 10/11th)

18. to 10./11.


C Tier
:pikachu2:
Pikachu
=

12. to 12.


:kirby2:
Kirby
+ 1

14. to 13.


:dk2:
Donkey Kong
- 4

10. to 14.


:popo:
Ice Climbers
- 2

13. to 15.


D Tier
:zerosuitsamus:
Zero Suit Samus
+ 5

21. to 16.


:toonlink:
Toon Link
=

17. to 17.


:pit:
Pit
- 3

15. to 18.


:peach:
Peach
+ 5

24. to 19.


:wolf:
Wolf
- 4

16. to 20.


E Tier
:luigi2:
Luigi
+ 2

23. to 21.


:zelda:
Zelda
- 2

20. to 22.


:bowser2:
Bowser
- 1

22. to 23.


:fox:
Fox
- 5

19. to 24.


:shiek:
Sheik
+ 1

26 to 25


:ike:
Ike
- 1

25 to 26


F Tier
:mario2:
Mario
+ 2

29. to 27.


:lucas:
Lucas
- 1 / - 2 (ties with Ness for 28/29th)

27. to 28./29.


:ness2:
Ness
= / -1 (ties with Lucas for 28/29th)

28. to 28./29.


:samus2:
Samus
+ 1

31. to 30.


:sonic:
Sonic
+ 2

33. to 31.


:pt:
Pokémon Trainer
- 2

30. to 32.


:yoshi2:
Yoshi
- 1

32. to 33.


G Tier
:link2:
Link
+ 2

36. to 34.


:jigglypuff:
Jigglypuff
- 1

34. to 35.


:ganondorf:
Ganondorf
- 1

35. to 36.


:falcon:
Captain Falcon
=

37. to 37.
 

Bane84

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Dec 2, 2007
Messages
403
Great! Luigi is at the top of the E tier. I'm happy. (And lol at MetaKnight being in his own Tier).
 

Infinitysmash

Smash Champion
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
Messages
2,045
Location
Funky Town, Texas
I'd like to know what constitutes what letter grade a character is in this tier list. Could you explain this please?

Edit - See below.

For instance, there's only a 2 point difference between the SS and A tiers, yet there is nearly a 3 point difference between A and C which are the same alpha value apart from one another. There's also a 1.1 point difference between SS and S, then a .9 point difference between S and A then a .5 difference between the bottom of A and the top of B, and a .6 difference between the bottom of B and the top of C.

The tier list looks accurate, but it honestly looks more like Metaknight and Snake being in their own tiers is more of a john than anything because there is no discernable, logical reason for the seperation of the tiers.

Also, could you please explain the change from the old system of 'top' 'mid' and 'bottom' to the new system please?
 

Teran

Through Fire, Justice is Served
Super Moderator
Premium
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
37,163
Location
Beastector HQ
NNID
teran17
3DS FC
3540-0079-4988
LOL. I can't wait for people to start crying over this one.
 

~ Gheb ~

Life is just a party
Joined
Jun 27, 2008
Messages
16,917
Location
Europe
This list fails on so many levels.

Lmfao @ MK in his own tier. He is certainly not a whole tier higher than Snake. A-Tier is decent although Marth is too high. Many characters are horribly misplaced and show how stupidly biased the SBR is (Pikachu, ICs are ~1 Tier too high), especially when I see that Olimar is still placed too low

Even the first list was better...

Better luck next time.
 

Teran

Through Fire, Justice is Served
Super Moderator
Premium
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
37,163
Location
Beastector HQ
NNID
teran17
3DS FC
3540-0079-4988
Marc should change SS Tier to "Meta Knight Tier", S Tier to "Snake Tier" and then the A Tier to Top Tier and the rest can follow the normal patter.
 

dancingfrogman

Smash Ace
Joined
Jan 3, 2008
Messages
862
Location
United Kingdom, Birmingham
Switch FC
3133 8842 3910
Mr Game & Watch, R.O.B and Wario (my mains) all moved down slightly. (doesn't bother me)

I'm just happy the new tier list is finally out now.

Oh and Metaknight finally got his own tier, which should be renamed "Snake says good luck to you all"
 

Cress

Smash Cadet
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
34
Location
Germany
MK still on Top with his own SS-Tier lol + perfect 15/15.. oh please..
ZSS still not as high as I hoped QQ
Ness still below Lucas xD And Falcon kisses the bottom..

Not satisfying :< - but its good to have an more accurate list
 

Tero.

Smash Champion
Joined
Jul 18, 2008
Messages
2,688
Wow good stuff, i agreee with almost everything.
except dk, he's too low.

Edit: Marth could be lower and MK and Snake in the same tier imo
 

The Paprika Killer

Vi veri veniversum vivus vici
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
8,124
ss through b look very solid, lots better than the prvious one.

well done SBR!
 

Evil-Bart09

Smash Rookie
Joined
Jan 4, 2009
Messages
3
It remains that the Captain still fails.

Other than a few places i'd change, this list seems reasonable.
 

Teran

Through Fire, Justice is Served
Super Moderator
Premium
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
37,163
Location
Beastector HQ
NNID
teran17
3DS FC
3540-0079-4988
MK shouldn't be in his own tier... maybe in the same tier as snake, but come on.
He got a perfect score, he easily deserves Meta Knight Tier.
 

Jimnymebob

Smash Champion
Joined
Sep 26, 2008
Messages
2,020
NNID
Jimnymebob
Although MK and Snake really don't need to be separate tiers, this list is looking better tan the first.

Good Job! ;)
 

Teran

Through Fire, Justice is Served
Super Moderator
Premium
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
37,163
Location
Beastector HQ
NNID
teran17
3DS FC
3540-0079-4988
You're ignorant.

You know nothing about his metagame what so ever.

L2makeintelligentposts
You do realise that was sarcasm? Sonic is one of my secondaries. Pleh.
 

Teran

Through Fire, Justice is Served
Super Moderator
Premium
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
37,163
Location
Beastector HQ
NNID
teran17
3DS FC
3540-0079-4988


Meta Knight asks that you bow before him. Seriously though, 15/15?! That... is.... madness.
 

AOB

Bad command or file name
BRoomer
Joined
Oct 22, 2003
Messages
6,210
Location
Louisville KY


This chart shows the score each character got when the votes were averaged. The divisions were placed so that:

1. Gaps between tiers were relatively large, and
2. The spread within tiers was relatively small.

The particular number of tiers isn't special--that's just how the votes ended up. The majority of us believed that using a smaller number of tiers would be misleading, given the results.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom