Amiibo Training Guide: Mii Brawler (SSB4)

Welcome to Cloud Nine’s Mii Brawler amiibo training guide! To start off, thank you for taking the time to visit: your support is very much appreciated. Huge thanks to Trainer Blue for sharing his knowledge of Mii Brawler and for contributing to the completion of the guide!

This guide is up-to-date as of Version 1.1.7 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Table of Contents

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Section 1: Amiibo Overview / Pros & Cons

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Amiibo Overview

Miis are an uncommon sight in the amiibo metagame, and the Mii Brawler is perhaps the rarest of the three types. The Mii Brawler’s potency is often underestimated, even by experienced amiibo trainers. Its infinite jab is somewhat slow, but hits multiple times and can help rack up damage in a pinch. Its tilts are both fast and powerful, making them great neutral options. The Mii Brawler also possesses a strong set of smash attacks that help it to get KOs quickly.

However, the Mii Brawler suffers from several flaws, the most notable of which is its lackluster recovery. No matter which custom moves the Mii Brawler equips, its recovery will always be unreliable at best. The Mii Brawler’s best finishers (its smash attacks) also suffer from heavy ending lag. Furthermore, its AI tends to self-destruct by using its aerials off-stage with poor timing.

The Verdict

The Mii Brawler is about average in terms of power and viability. It takes a truly experienced trainer to push a Mii Brawler amiibo to the next level. With patience and hard work, it’s certainly possible.


Section 2: Recommended Equipment

Mii Brawler – Recommended Stats & Bonuses

For more information on equipment, including instructions on how to farm for custom parts, please read the amiibo equipment guide.

Before you begin training your amiibo, you must equip it with a viable setup of stats and bonuses. The following build has been extensively tested and proven effective:

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Mii Brawler – Recommended Custom Moves

  • Burning Dropkick: A strong custom side special that doubles as a helpful recovery move.
  • Feint Jump OR Foot Flurry: Feint Jump further increases the Mii Brawler’s recovery potential, but is somewhat risky: the amiibo may occasionally use it in the wrong direction and self-destruct. Alternatively, Foot Flurry hits multiple times and can catch opponents off-guard.

Once your amiibo’s equipment setup is refined and ready to go, your training will officially begin! If you encountered a problem while feeding your amiibo, feel free to jump into Cloud Nine’s Discord server to ask a question.


Section 3: Training Your Amiibo

Amiibo training is a very specific task, and for the best possible results, you will need to go about it very carefully. You can’t just go all-out and use combos and aerials: both of these are frowned upon in the amiibo metagame. Instead, you should remain grounded at all times, punishing your amiibo for every aerial move it uses against you.

To help your amiibo properly utilize its moveset, you will mirror match it from Level 1 all the way to Level 50. Playing timed matches on Ω-form stages is highly recommended.

Mii Brawler – Training Tips

  • Primary damage-racking moves: jab, forward tilt, up tilt, down tilt, and Shot Put. The Mii Brawler’s neutral attack is about average in terms of speed and power. Keep in mind that large Mii Brawlers should not use their jab; the finisher suffers from immense ending lag. Forward tilt is both faster and stronger, and is a good neutral option for any size of Mii. Down tilt launches opponents upward and can lead into another tilt attack at low percentages. Shot Put is the Mii Brawler’s only projectile, and is best used from a distance or off-stage.
  • Primary KO moves: forward smash and up smash. Forward smash is the strongest KO move in the Mii Brawler’s arsenal. However, its heavy ending lag leaves the Mii Brawler vulnerable. Up smash is faster, but has less range, and works well as a catch-all aerial punish.

When your amiibo finally reaches Level 50, its training will truly begin. Just like a real player, amiibo need match experience and practice against different characters. For more information on training your amiibo past Level 50, follow this link.


Section 4: Conclusion & Credits

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Conclusion

Thank you so much for reading! Although the guide may be coming to an end, your training most certainly isn’t: there’s always a way to make an amiibo stronger, and yours is no exception. If you need additional help, give the Amiibo Mechanics & Metagame Guide a read. If you want to ask specific questions, you can also stop by Cloud Nine’s Discord server.

If your desire to read amiibo training guides and articles hasn’t been entirely fulfilled, there are some more posts here that you might like. Cloud Nine’s ongoing series, Amiibo Training Analysis, analyzes a specific aspect of the metagame in great detail. Meanwhile, the official amiibo tier list ranks every amiibo’s overall capabilities – you might even learn something new if you take a look at it. The FAQ is another good resource worth checking out. Alternatively, you can head to the master list of guides for even more amiibo training methods!

Credits

Thanks again to Trainer Blue for compiling all of Mii Brawler’s information. Images are courtesy of the official Super Smash Bros. website.


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