“Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” –Ronald Coase, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
D.A.T.A.S.T.R.E.A.M. #01 began with the idea that we were trying to see if we could find a solution to how strong the Super Armor and Slow Super Armor secondary Spirits seem to be in the early Spirits meta. However, as the above quote demonstrates, we have to be careful with how we analyze the data as, how we cut it up can paint very different pictures.
Come with me on a journey as we look at the results of D.A.T.A.S.T.R.E.A.M. #01 and see what we can learn. The data is, indeed, instructive, but it is far from definitive.
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Welcome to an opinion piece friends! I’m going to share my thoughts on some amiibo that I believe to be notably stronger than their statistics show, either due to not having a proper training method discovered or just under-representation. I don’t expect any of these amiibo to be S tier, but I also love being proven wrong about topics such as these. So, let’s get into it.
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Welcome to the second training guide for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Seeing as he was the winner of our first official tournament it seems only fitting we would next cover Link. As if placing S-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4 wasn’t enough for him, Link has come back with a vengeance, however not many changes to the character as a whole, in terms of amiibo. The one major change that makes Link so intriguing is his bombs, but alongside that, his sword is longer making his already scary smash attacks that much deadlier.
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Welcome to the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate iteration of Amiibo Training Analysis. Ridley was the second newcomer revealed, and an unexpected one at that. Turns out he isn’t too big for Smash after all! Although Ridley’s amiibo was only recently released, we’ve already gathered tons of information on the new character. If you’re a trainer who wants to raise a great Ridley amiibo, you’ve come to the right place.
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Welcome to the third chapter of Amiibo Training Analysis! Both Marth and Lucina (commonly shortened to Marcina) are well known as powerhouses in the amiibo metagame. If you’re a trainer who wants to raise a great Marth or Lucina amiibo, you’re in luck: we’re going to take an in-depth look at what makes these characters work.
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