[Top 10] Smash Bros Ultimate Best Spirits That Are OP

If you’re looking for strong spirits that can be used in any battle then stop and take a look.

What are the TOP 10 Smash Ultimate Support Spirits? 

The Super Smash Bros. franchise has always been excellent at providing variety to its playerbase. Across the different installments the roster has grown to accommodate every type of player no matter the skill set or age. In the most recent installment of the franchise an added mechanism was given to the players in the form of spirits.

Spirits come in a vast array of 1,410 enhancements in the form of characters. The characters chosen to be spirits are from affiliating games that may not be popular enough to warrant a spot on the roster but are still recognizable enough to be included in the game. Spirits have vast capabilities from increased strength or durability to increased jumps or reflecting projectiles. 

Acquiring the 1,410+ spirits can be a challenging task within itself but figuring out the most reliable spirits that can be used in any environment is an even bigger challenge. As luck would have it, I have compiled a list of the top 10 best and most reliable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

10. Rock Mario

Mario with the Rock Mushroom

Starting our list off with at number 10 is Rock Mario. This Mario form made its debut in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Acquiring this spirit is done through achieving victory in a battle against a metal Jigglypuff that predominantly uses rollout.This spirit enhances the melee attacks of any character that it’s assigned to. Some of the characters that this spirit works well with are Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Little Mac, etc. This spirit is ranked last for this list because only certain characters can use the benefit acquired with the spirit.

Cost:

  • 1 slot

Best Pairings:

  • Characters: Mario, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Pikachu, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Jigglypuff, Dr. Mario, Pichu, Diddy Kong, Sonic, Wii Fit Trainer, Little Mac, Ryu, Ken, King K. Rool, Incineroar, Terry, Mii Brawler

How to get: 

  • World of Light
  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/OloWXlNY6hI

09. Wolfen

Space ship developed by Andross

Making its first appearance in Starfox 64 this ship is piloted by Wolf O’Donnell the enemy of Fox McCloud. This support spirit when equipped to a fighter, allows them to do more damage to an opponent's shield than normal. This spirit is best equipped to a fighter who has shield breaking moves such as Marth, Lucina, Bowser, etc. This spirit can be useless against a fighter who knows how to parry well so it doesn’t place higher on the list.

Cost:

  • 1 slot

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: Donkey Kong, Bowser, Ice Climbers, Marth, Lucina, Ganondorf, Roy, Chrom, Mr. Game & Watch, Little Mac, Ryu, Ken, Cloud, Bayonetta, Ridley, Piranha Plant, Hero, Terry, Byleth

How to get: 

  • World of Light

See it in action: http://youtu.be/h2E9048HhrY

08. Victini

The Victory Pokemon

As a mythical pokemon native to the Unova region, Victini made its first appearance in Pokemon Black and White. Victini is known to fill up it’s allies with a supernatural energy. This spirit’s ability is that it increases attack power and increases smash-attack charge speed. If you main heavy or especially strong fighters this spirit is a must have for you. 

Cost:

  • 1 slot

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: Donkey Kong, Link, Bowser, Marth, Lucina, Young Link, Ganondorf, Ike, King Dedede, Lucario, Little Mac, Cloud, Bayonetta, King K Rool, Incineroar, Hero, Byleth.

How to get: 

  • World of Light
  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/vlrWrj5y1FY

07. Shine Sprite

Power source of the Isle Delfino

This power star made its appearance in Super Mario Sunshine as a prize at the end of a level, but also as hidden collectibles throughout the Isle Delfino. When equipped to a fighter this spirit slightly increases the base power of all special moves. This spirit is best equipped to a fighter that has especially powerful special moves such as Ness, Marth, Snake, Villager, Wolf, etc.

Cost:

  • 1 slot

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: Samus, Dark Samus, Luigi, Ness, Captain Falcon, Bowser, Marth, Lucina, Ganondorf, Roy, Chrom, Mr. Game & Watch, Meta Knight, Snake, Ike, Pokemon Trainer, Lucas, Lucario, Rob, Wolf, Villager, Mega Man, Little Mac, Greninja, Palutena, Pac-Man, Robin, Shulk, Bowser Jr., Duck Hunt, Ryu, Ken, Cloud, Corrin, Ridley, Simon, Ricter, King K Rool, Incineroar, Hero, Byleth

How to get: 

  • World of Light
  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/YQIjO9nnNOM

06. Mallow

Resident of Nimbus Land

Mallow made its appearance in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars as one of the main offensive characters of the party. When this spirit is equipped the fighter starts off with a 30% handicap, but the character has an increased attack power that lasts the entire match. Since the attack power is increased equally for all fighters, this spirit works well with the entire roster; but the 30% handicap keeps this spirit from ranking higher on this list.

Cost:

  • 1 slot

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: All characters

How to get:

  • World of Light
  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/xD35jxIwzL0

05. Meloetta

The Melody Pokemon

Meleotta made its debut in Pokemon Black and White as one of the only mythical pokemon to have multiple forms in battle based on the item it was holding. This spirit allows a fighter to recover a small amount of health every five seconds. Meloetta is one of the few pokemon to appear in Smash Ultimate as both a spirit and an assist trophy as well.

Cost:

  • 2 slots

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: All characters

How to get: 

  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/cRXffmlSWrc

04. Walhart

The Emperor of Valm

Walhart makes his first appearance in Fire Emblem Awakening. When equipped this spirit makes it difficult for a fighter to flinch or be launched, however it drastically decreases movement speed. This spirit works best with heavy characters with a resistance to weak attacks that already move slow, such as Bowser, Incineroar, King K Rool, etc.

Cost:

  • 2 slots

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: Donkey Kong, Bowser, King K Rool, Ganondorf, King Dedede, Little Mac, Incineroar, Piranha Plant

How to get:

  • World of Light
  • Spirit Board

See it in Action: http://youtu.be/iMF9ZZrixug

03. Golden Mario

Mario with the Gold Flower

This Mario form made its debut in New Super Mario Bros 2 where it gave Mario the ability to turn blocks and enemies into gold. This spirit makes it harder to flinch or be launched, but allows the fighter to keep their current speed. This spirit works well with all characters on the roster 

Cost:

  • 3 slots

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: All characters

How to get:

  • Summon (sacrifice metal mario core, super mushroom core, fire flower core)

See it in action: http://youtu.be/l8PKeeti_Ww

02. Celebi

The Time Travel Pokemon

Celebi made its first in game appearance in Pokemon Crystal. As the only pokemon with a Time Traveling ability Celebi is very rare to find and has abilities to match it’s rarity. This spirit’s ability is to allow the fighter to recover some health every five seconds. This spirit pairs well with all fighters, especially fighters that are quick and can evade getting hit by attacks.

Cost:

  • 3 slots

Best Pairing:

  • Characters: All characters.

How to get:

  • World of Dark
  • Spirit Board

See it in action: http://youtu.be/JjCAFZjq7YE

01. Halberd

Meta Knight's airship

Soaring to the top of the list is Halberd. It made its first appearance in Kirby Super Star as an obstacle for Kirby to destroy, in order to fight Meta Knight. When equipped this spirit reduces movement speed, but it greatly increases defense while slightly increasing attack. The slowdown in movement speed is not as bad as other spirits that provide defense buffs and when mixed with an increased attack this spirit can give an already fast or moderate speed character an advantage in battle.

Cost:

  • 2 slots

Best Pairing: 

  • Characters: Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Captain Falcon, Pichu, Falco, Marth, Lucina, Mewtwo, Roy, Chrom, Meta Knight, Zero Suit Samus, Diddy Kong, Sonic, Toon Link, Little Mac, Greninja, Shulk, Bowser Jr., Inkling, Joker, Byleth.

How to get:

  • Funky Kong’s Shop

See it in action: http://youtu.be/VgXgRCEtI1A

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