Samus's Counter Picks

Samus is strong Against

How to counter Ganondorf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
84
88.18
% upvotes
How to counter Ridley with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley
score: 
75
82.05
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
74
84.26
% upvotes
How to counter King K. Rool with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool
score: 
69
78.05
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
64
79.63
% upvotes
How to counter Incineroar with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Incineroar
score: 
63
83.87
% upvotes
How to counter Little Mac with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Little Mac
score: 
42
82.81
% upvotes
How to counter Luigi with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi
score: 
41
90.20
% upvotes
How to counter Charizard with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Charizard
score: 
35
81.82
% upvotes
How to counter Ike with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike
score: 
28
68.42
% upvotes
How to counter Jigglypuff with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jigglypuff
score: 
28
73.33
% upvotes
How to counter Ryu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ryu
score: 
28
86.84
% upvotes
How to counter Piranha Plant with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant
score: 
23
76.74
% upvotes
How to counter King Dedede with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede
score: 
22
72.92
% upvotes
How to counter Corrin with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin
score: 
21
80.00
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser Jr. with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr.
score: 
18
65.00
% upvotes
How to counter Robin with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin
score: 
18
80.00
% upvotes
How to counter Captain Falcon with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon
score: 
17
69.77
% upvotes
How to counter Chrom with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Chrom
score: 
16
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter Wii Fit Trainer with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wii Fit Trainer
score: 
14
71.88
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Brawler with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler
score: 
13
76.00
% upvotes
How to counter Snake with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake
score: 
12
63.04
% upvotes
How to counter Richter with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter
score: 
12
59.68
% upvotes
How to counter Ice Climbers with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers
score: 
12
70.00
% upvotes
How to counter Pac-Man with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man
score: 
11
70.37
% upvotes
How to counter Kirby with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby
score: 
11
62.22
% upvotes
How to counter Mewtwo with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo
score: 
10
70.83
% upvotes
How to counter Sheik with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik
score: 
10
63.89
% upvotes
How to counter Ken with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ken
score: 
10
67.86
% upvotes
How to counter Byleth with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Byleth
score: 
9
68.00
% upvotes
How to counter Lucario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucario
score: 
7
64.00
% upvotes
How to counter Terry with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Terry
score: 
6
61.54
% upvotes
How to counter Marth with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth
score: 
6
57.14
% upvotes
58.06
% upvotes
How to counter Hero with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hero
score: 
5
57.58
% upvotes
58.06
% upvotes
How to counter Daisy with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy
score: 
4
55.56
% upvotes
How to counter Peach with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach
score: 
4
55.88
% upvotes
How to counter Dr. Mario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario
score: 
4
56.67
% upvotes
How to counter Sonic with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic
score: 
4
55.26
% upvotes
56.52
% upvotes
How to counter Ivysaur with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ivysaur
score: 
2
52.78
% upvotes
How to counter Yoshi with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi
score: 
2
53.13
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Gunner with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner
score: 
2
53.33
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Pit with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit
score: 
2
53.85
% upvotes
How to counter Shulk with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk
score: 
2
53.33
% upvotes
How to counter Diddy Kong with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong
score: 
2
54.17
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Samus with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Samus
score: 
1
51.28
% upvotes
How to counter Bayonetta with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bayonetta
score: 
1
51.72
% upvotes
How to counter Simon with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon
score: 
-1
48.65
% upvotes
How to counter Meta Knight with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meta Knight
score: 
-2
46.67
% upvotes
How to counter Wario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario
score: 
-2
47.37
% upvotes
How to counter Pit with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pit
score: 
-3
45.16
% upvotes
How to counter Lucina with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina
score: 
-5
44.44
% upvotes
How to counter Inkling with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Inkling
score: 
-5
43.59
% upvotes
How to counter Lucas with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas
score: 
-6
42.86
% upvotes
How to counter Isabelle with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle
score: 
-6
40.63
% upvotes
How to counter Mario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario
score: 
-6
43.48
% upvotes
How to counter Squirtle with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle
score: 
-8
40.48
% upvotes
How to counter Roy with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy
score: 
-11
40.35
% upvotes
How to counter Mega Man with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man
score: 
-12
36.36
% upvotes
How to counter Duck Hunt with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt
score: 
-13
30.30
% upvotes
How to counter Joker with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker
score: 
-13
35.56
% upvotes
How to counter Villager with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Villager
score: 
-13
35.56
% upvotes
How to counter R.O.B. with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B.
score: 
-14
34.09
% upvotes
How to counter Greninja with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja
score: 
-14
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Pikachu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pikachu
score: 
-20
30.00
% upvotes
How to counter Cloud with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud
score: 
-21
34.78
% upvotes
26.53
% upvotes
How to counter Ness with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ness
score: 
-23
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Zelda with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda
score: 
-23
24.44
% upvotes
How to counter Zero Suit Samus with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus
score: 
-24
26.00
% upvotes
How to counter Olimar with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar
score: 
-26
21.74
% upvotes
How to counter Pichu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu
score: 
-48
28.57
% upvotes
How to counter Falco with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco
score: 
-68
16.00
% upvotes
How to counter Palutena with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena
score: 
-78
14.55
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
-102
14.08
% upvotes
How to counter Fox with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox
score: 
-168
9.62
% upvotes

Samus is weak Against

How to counter Fox with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox
score: 
168
90.38
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
102
85.92
% upvotes
How to counter Palutena with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena
score: 
78
85.45
% upvotes
How to counter Falco with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco
score: 
68
84.00
% upvotes
How to counter Pichu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu
score: 
48
71.43
% upvotes
How to counter Olimar with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar
score: 
26
78.26
% upvotes
How to counter Zero Suit Samus with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus
score: 
24
74.00
% upvotes
How to counter Zelda with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda
score: 
23
75.56
% upvotes
How to counter Ness with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ness
score: 
23
66.67
% upvotes
73.47
% upvotes
How to counter Cloud with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud
score: 
21
65.22
% upvotes
How to counter Pikachu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pikachu
score: 
20
70.00
% upvotes
How to counter Greninja with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Greninja
score: 
14
66.67
% upvotes
How to counter R.O.B. with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
R.O.B.
score: 
14
65.91
% upvotes
How to counter Villager with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Villager
score: 
13
64.44
% upvotes
How to counter Joker with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joker
score: 
13
64.44
% upvotes
How to counter Duck Hunt with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt
score: 
13
69.70
% upvotes
How to counter Mega Man with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mega Man
score: 
12
63.64
% upvotes
How to counter Roy with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy
score: 
11
59.65
% upvotes
How to counter Squirtle with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Squirtle
score: 
8
59.52
% upvotes
How to counter Mario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario
score: 
6
56.52
% upvotes
How to counter Isabelle with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle
score: 
6
59.38
% upvotes
How to counter Lucas with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas
score: 
6
57.14
% upvotes
How to counter Inkling with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Inkling
score: 
5
56.41
% upvotes
How to counter Lucina with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucina
score: 
5
55.56
% upvotes
How to counter Pit with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pit
score: 
3
54.84
% upvotes
How to counter Wario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wario
score: 
2
52.63
% upvotes
How to counter Meta Knight with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Meta Knight
score: 
2
53.33
% upvotes
How to counter Simon with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Simon
score: 
1
51.35
% upvotes
How to counter Bayonetta with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bayonetta
score: 
-1
48.28
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Samus with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Samus
score: 
-1
48.72
% upvotes
How to counter Diddy Kong with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong
score: 
-2
45.83
% upvotes
How to counter Shulk with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Shulk
score: 
-2
46.67
% upvotes
How to counter Dark Pit with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dark Pit
score: 
-2
46.15
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Gunner with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Gunner
score: 
-2
46.67
% upvotes
How to counter Yoshi with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi
score: 
-2
46.88
% upvotes
How to counter Ivysaur with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ivysaur
score: 
-2
47.22
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Swordfighter with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Swordfighter
score: 
-3
43.48
% upvotes
How to counter Sonic with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic
score: 
-4
44.74
% upvotes
How to counter Dr. Mario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario
score: 
-4
43.33
% upvotes
How to counter Peach with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach
score: 
-4
44.12
% upvotes
How to counter Daisy with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Daisy
score: 
-4
44.44
% upvotes
41.94
% upvotes
How to counter Hero with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hero
score: 
-5
42.42
% upvotes
41.94
% upvotes
How to counter Marth with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth
score: 
-6
42.86
% upvotes
How to counter Terry with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Terry
score: 
-6
38.46
% upvotes
How to counter Lucario with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucario
score: 
-7
36.00
% upvotes
How to counter Byleth with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Byleth
score: 
-9
32.00
% upvotes
How to counter Ken with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ken
score: 
-10
32.14
% upvotes
How to counter Sheik with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik
score: 
-10
36.11
% upvotes
How to counter Mewtwo with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo
score: 
-10
29.17
% upvotes
How to counter Kirby with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby
score: 
-11
37.78
% upvotes
How to counter Pac-Man with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pac-Man
score: 
-11
29.63
% upvotes
How to counter Ice Climbers with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers
score: 
-12
30.00
% upvotes
How to counter Richter with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter
score: 
-12
40.32
% upvotes
How to counter Snake with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snake
score: 
-12
36.96
% upvotes
How to counter Mii Brawler with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Brawler
score: 
-13
24.00
% upvotes
How to counter Wii Fit Trainer with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wii Fit Trainer
score: 
-14
28.13
% upvotes
How to counter Chrom with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Chrom
score: 
-16
33.33
% upvotes
How to counter Captain Falcon with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon
score: 
-17
30.23
% upvotes
How to counter Robin with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin
score: 
-18
20.00
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser Jr. with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser Jr.
score: 
-18
35.00
% upvotes
How to counter Corrin with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin
score: 
-21
20.00
% upvotes
How to counter King Dedede with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede
score: 
-22
27.08
% upvotes
How to counter Piranha Plant with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant
score: 
-23
23.26
% upvotes
How to counter Ryu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ryu
score: 
-28
13.16
% upvotes
How to counter Jigglypuff with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jigglypuff
score: 
-28
26.67
% upvotes
How to counter Ike with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ike
score: 
-28
31.58
% upvotes
How to counter Charizard with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Charizard
score: 
-35
18.18
% upvotes
How to counter Luigi with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi
score: 
-41
9.80
% upvotes
How to counter Little Mac with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Little Mac
score: 
-42
17.19
% upvotes
How to counter Incineroar with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Incineroar
score: 
-63
16.13
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
-64
20.37
% upvotes
How to counter King K. Rool with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool
score: 
-69
21.95
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
-74
15.74
% upvotes
How to counter Ridley with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley
score: 
-75
17.95
% upvotes
How to counter Ganondorf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
-84
11.82
% upvotes

Samus is strong Against

How to counter Ganondorf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf
score: 
84
88.18
% upvotes
How to counter Ridley with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ridley
score: 
75
82.05
% upvotes
How to counter Bowser with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser
score: 
74
84.26
% upvotes
How to counter King K. Rool with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King K. Rool
score: 
69
78.05
% upvotes
How to counter Donkey Kong with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Donkey Kong
score: 
64
79.63
% upvotes

Samus is weak Against

How to counter Fox with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox
score: 
168
90.38
% upvotes
How to counter Wolf with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf
score: 
102
85.92
% upvotes
How to counter Palutena with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Palutena
score: 
78
85.45
% upvotes
How to counter Falco with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco
score: 
68
84.00
% upvotes
How to counter Pichu with Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu
score: 
48
71.43
% upvotes

Tips for Samus

  • Learn b reverse and wavebounce help a lot.
    19
    0
  • Use bombs as an edgeguard to disrupt recovery (as well as give an edge on a kill). Can be used to drop on opponents as well as leave near the edge.
    12
    0
  • Down Throw is a great combo-starter at lower percents, such as D-Throw to N-Air or F-Air, and at Mid-High percents, Down-Throw to Charge Shot can work.
    12
    0
  • Learn to fight both aggressively and defensively
    11
    2
  • Avoid having a full Charge Shot. Hitting a medium Charge Shot can combo into grab or dash attack. Not having it full also allows for better movement with b-reverses.
    9
    0
  • Utilize Samus' up air game, it has good range, is super fast and is a kill move along with the fact it counters a majority of the down airs in the game.
    5
    0
  • Her fair is a great gimp tool. use it by falling or jumping off stage to block your opponents path to stage. utilizing missiles with this makes samus deadly for characters with bad recoveries.
    3
    0
  • Try not to have the charge shot fully charged. At different percentages you can use it as a combo starter. Also, work on using your Z-air to anti air and poke at mid range.
    3
    0
  • Place enough bombs to blow up an airplane
    3
    0
  • Back air can be a good kill option and it hits like a truck
    2
    0
  • For an aggressive aproach that can scout what your opponent does in a rather safe way is to jump grab that has a nice range and little lag, can also set up for dash attack at low perc or charge shots
    2
    0
  • just stop having PTSD and dont be horny
    5
    3
  • Samus has one of the best Up-Bs out-of-shield. Except against well-spaced disjoint attacks, you should almost always be able to punish hits on your shield.
    1
    0
  • Up tilt when they land on platform.
    1
    1
  • Samus has a really hard time doing well when the player is excited or nervous. The calmer you are, the better you will be. This goes for every other character as well.
    0
    0
  • One combo that's pretty neat is dair>bair. It can be used to combo at mid percents, and as a kill option if the percent is high enough. You can also use dair>nair, dair>uair, and so on.
    0
    0
  • Samus can pull off an unreliable shield-break combo with FlickedSideB - FullChargeShot. Try pulling this off against enemies when their shield is damaged. This can work well against the inexperienced.
    0
    0
  • Excuse me have you seen an A button around here? No? Okay, I'll go now
    4
    7
  • Just Play ZSS. She's just a better Samus anyways
    1
    5
  • samus is a very gay chatacter charge a charge shot
    9
    58
  • Learn b reverse and wavebounce help a lot.
    19
    0
  • Use bombs as an edgeguard to disrupt recovery (as well as give an edge on a kill). Can be used to drop on opponents as well as leave near the edge.
    12
    0
  • Down Throw is a great combo-starter at lower percents, such as D-Throw to N-Air or F-Air, and at Mid-High percents, Down-Throw to Charge Shot can work.
    12
    0
  • Learn to fight both aggressively and defensively
    11
    2
  • Avoid having a full Charge Shot. Hitting a medium Charge Shot can combo into grab or dash attack. Not having it full also allows for better movement with b-reverses.
    9
    0

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