While many are still trying to figure out who the best character to main as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, professional players seem to believe that Peach is the strongest.
During a match at the Smash Conference tournament, Gonzalo ‘Zero’ Barrios was quickly demolished by Ezra ‘Somsora’ Morris’ Peach, tweeting after the contest that he had been “bodied” by “big boss Peach.”
Samsora used Peach to great effect during Smash Conference, and many other pros agree that Peach might be the strongest character in the game. But was is it that makes the princess so powerful?
Pro player William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte released his own tier list on Tuesday, January 8, and stated that “Peach breaks so many Smash rules,” saying that she was the champion he was most interested in playing with at a competitive level.
Smash Ultimate has made it easier for fighters to land on the ground, but one of Peach’s greatest strengths is her ability to float. According to top Smash players, this ability paired with her incredible aerial attacks make her extremely hard to defeat.
She’s also extremely powerful on the ground, as she is able to throw projectile turnips at opponents, and her combinations are widely considered to be some of the quickest and strongest in the game.
Of course, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only been out for just over a month, meaning that it’s almost impossible for players to have practised and mastered all 74 fighters in the game.
Regardless, Samsora believes that Peach is the absolute stand-out in Smash Ultimate, and believes anyone from pro players to casual fans of the series will be able to utilize her effectively if they put in some time.