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The Official SBR-B Brawl Tier List v3.0

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Zankoku

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It's been a little under half a year since the last tier list, and though the top two have retained their overall rankings, practically everyone below them's been shaken up a bit. For this version of the tier list, I headed up the project using an experimental method to organize the ordering.

First, votes were tallied for each character to belong to one of three "super tiers" - High, Middle, and Low. From there, more specific voting was made in each of the "super tiers" and then divided into smaller tiers as necessary. The ones originally in High have been distributed among S and A Tiers, the ones in Middle went to B, C, and D, and the ones in Low were placed in E and F.

In particular, the voting on High was on specific ordering of character-by-character, while the Middle and Low were done by categorical sorting. To that end, while characters in Tiers B through F may be, to some point, considered near each other in level when in the same tier, the same should not be applied to those in Tiers S and A. Meta Knight was overall voted better than Snake, who was overall voted above Wario, who was overall voted over Falco, and so on. Long story short, if the character is in S or A tier, order matters a lot. If the character is not, then unless it's at the top of the tier and another is at the bottom of the tier, there's not that huge of a difference.

Further discussion was done at the end of the fourth week, when the entire list had been voted on and put together, on any post-creation changes. Pokémon Trainer and Ike were bumped up from E Tier to D Tier, and Wario, Falco, Diddy Kong, and Dedede were deemed strong enough characters to join S Tier. Actual individual ordering of characters was left unchanged, though there was quite a bit of discussion regarding Kirby and Lucario (FORESHADOWING FOR VERSION 4?!?!).

ADDENDUM: Also, D Tier may be considered a borderline Middle/Low Tier. We leave it up to the Tournament Organizer's discretion on deciding whether or not to include D Tier for low tier events.

Any specific questions regarding the voting process of this tier list I will try to answer as soon as I am able. The following is the final copy of the third SBR-B created Brawl Tier List.


Meta Knight
Snake
Wario
Falco
Diddy Kong
King Dedede


Marth
Mr. Game & Watch
Pikachu
Olimar
Ice Climbers
R.O.B.
Kirby


Lucario
Zero Suit Samus
Toon Link
Pit
Donkey Kong


Peach
Luigi
Fox
Wolf
Sonic
Sheik


Bowser
Zelda
Pokémon Trainer
Ike


Lucas
Mario
Ness
Yoshi
Samus


Jigglypuff
Captain Falcon
Link
Ganondorf




Condensed Version
S: Meta Knight, Snake, Wario, Falco, Diddy Kong, King Dedede
A: Marth, Mr. Game & Watch, Pikachu, Olimar, Ice Climbers, R.O.B., Kirby
B: Lucario, Zero Suit Samus, Toon Link, Pit, Donkey Kong
C: Peach, Luigi, Fox, Wolf, Sonic, Sheik
D: Bowser, Zelda, Pokémon Trainer, Ike
E: Lucas, Mario, Ness, Yoshi, Samus
F: Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, Link, Ganondorf

TIER LIST PLACE MOVEMENT

:metaknight:
Meta Knight
=

1. to 1.


:snake:
Snake
=

2. to 2.


:wario:
Wario
+ 5

8. to 3.


:falco:
Falco
- 1

3. to 4.


:diddy:
Diddy Kong
+ 2

7. to 5.


:dedede:
King Dedede
- 2

4. to 6.


:marth:
Marth
- 1

6. to 7.


:gw:
Mr. Game & Watch
- 3

5. to 8.


:pikachu2:
Pikachu
+ 3

12. to 9.


:olimar:
Olimar
=

10. to 10.


:popo:
Ice Climbers
+ 4

15. to 11.


:rob:
R.O.B.
- 3

9. to 12.


:kirby2:
Kirby
=

13. to 13.


:lucario:
Lucario
- 4

10. to 14.


:zerosuitsamus:
Zero Suit Samus
+ 1

16. to 15.


:toonlink:
Toon Link
+ 1

17. to 16.


:pit:
Pit
+ 1

18. to 17.


:dk2:
Donkey Kong
- 4

14. to 18.


:peach:
Peach
=

19. to 19.


:luigi2:
Luigi
+ 1

21. to 20.


:fox:
Fox
+ 3

24. to 21.


:wolf:
Wolf
- 2

20. to 22.


:sonic:
Sonic
+ 8

31. to 23.


:shiek:
Sheik
+ 1

25. to 24.


:bowser2:
Bowser
- 2

23. to 25.


:zelda:
Zelda
- 4

22. to 26.


:pt:
Pokémon Trainer
+ 5

32. to 27.


:ike:
Ike
- 2

26. to 28.


:lucas:
Lucas
- 1

28. to 29.


:mario2:
Mario
- 3

27. to 30.


:ness2:
Ness
- 3

28. to 31.


:yoshi2:
Yoshi
+ 1

33. to 32.


:samus2:
Samus
- 3

30. to 33.


:jigglypuff:
Jigglypuff
+ 1

35. to 34.


:falcon:
Captain Falcon
+ 2

37. to 35.


:link2:
Link
- 2

34. to 36.


:ganondorf:
Ganondorf
- 1

36. to 37.
Older Tier Lists
v1.0 (September 1, 2008)
v2.0 (January 1, 2009)

The process:
PART I: Sort characters into three categories - high, mid, and low.
Code:
Character		Average
HIGH
Meta Knight		1
Snake			1
Wario			1
Diddy Kong		1.03
Falco			1.03
King Dedede		1.03
Mr. Game & Watch	1.03
Marth			1.08
R.O.B.			1.14
Olimar			1.17
Pikachu			1.17
Ice Climbers		1.33
Kirby			1.36

MID
Lucario			1.61
Zero Suit Samus		1.81
Toon Link		1.89
Donkey Kong		1.92
Pit			1.92
Peach			2.06
Sheik			2.11
Wolf			2.14
Luigi			2.19
Fox			2.28
Zelda			2.33
Bowser			2.53
Sonic 			2.56

LOW
Ike			2.61
Pokémon Trainer		2.64
Lucas			2.86
Ness			2.86
Mario			2.89
Jigglypuff		2.94
Link			2.97
Yoshi			2.97
Captain Falcon		3
Ganondorf		3
Samus			3
NOTES: Bowser and Sonic were REALLY close to the threshold, so for the sake of giving borderline characters the benefit of the doubt, I bumped them up to Mid even though they're technically not quite qualified.

PART II: Order the list of characters in High.
Code:
SCORE	CHARACTER
1	Meta Knight
2.45	Snake
4.68	Wario
4.82	Falco
4.92	Diddy Kong
6.21	King Dedede

7.58	Marth
8.74	Mr. Game & Watch
9	Pikachu
9.26	Olimar
9.37	Ice Climbers
10.84	R.O.B.
12.13	Kirby
PART III: Sort the characters in Mid into five categories.
Code:
Character		Average		Diff
---			---		---
Lucario			1.12
Zero Suit Samus		1.48		0.36
Toon Link		1.97		0.48
Pit			2.24		0.27
Donkey Kong		2.27		0.03

Peach			2.73		0.45
Luigi			3.15		0.42
Fox			3.45		0.3
Wolf			3.55		0.09
Sonic			3.61		0.06
Sheik			3.64		0.03

Bowser			4.15		0.52
Zelda			4.73		0.58
PART IV: Sort the characters in Low into four categories.
Code:
Character	Average
Pokémon Trainer	1.29
Ike		1.29
Lucas 		1.77
Mario		1.89
Ness		1.91
Yoshi		1.97
Samus 		2.43

Jigglypuff	2.83
Captain Falcon	3.37
Link		3.43
Ganondorf	3.74
 

Yankee

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Fourth :D Go zero suit! Another place up! Toon link too. Way to go captain falcon and PT! I'm also surprised that there is one "super tier" that includes meta, snake and other high tiers. And zomg sonic.
 

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Nice.

I like where Jiggly and Link are.

^premade comments ftw, now to actually look at it....
 

Brinzy

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Oh Zelda.....

Oh well. I knew she'd be one of the ones to drop most.

EDIT: OH **** SHEIK WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 

4nace

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Not any better than the last list...

Haha not really. Nice work on Sonic.

Poor work on Falco.
 

ook

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well... at least DK's B tier.


But only because the higher tiers are bigger this time :mad:



HE. STILL. ****ING. MOVED. DOWN.

what the ****?
 

KevKK

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lol, dam, wario moved up 5.
big jump thar.
mewtwo is near bottom tier steel, gawsh, cant you read the list D:<?
 

BSP

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Lucas AboveNess and Mario?? >_<

how much did sonic go up? nvm, that's a big jump.

Glad luigi went up.
 
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