In general, all stages fall into one of three categories: The legality of the stages refers to the playable status of the different stages of traditional tournaments. Perhaps the most discussed rules in competitive ultimate are the absence of items and the specific levels to play at. There are over 100 stages in Ultimate, but not all of them are legal in tournaments, although there is no universally accepted list of stages at the moment. While Nintendo-sponsored events should have resulted in a defined set of rules, this was not the case. The commonality of the characters can also play a role in which the phases are legal or prohibited. Also in Brawl, Meta Knight`s growing importance in the metagame meant that stage lists were becoming more restrictive in most regions. In the Tri-State region, Meta Knight was not excluded from tournaments and, as a result, the Tri-State tournament scene banned or restricted stages such as Delfino Plaza, Hallebard and Rainbow Cruise due to Meta Knight`s overwhelming power on these stages. In some areas, however, Meta Knight was not as widespread as the tri-state region; As such, some of the above levels have different laws, with the halberd sometimes being a starting level and the frigate Orpheon moving from a forbidden level to a counter-choice. WHOBO 4, the first American major banned MK, had a long list of stages that included Delfino Plaza, Hellerd, Rainbow Cruise and Brinstar as counter-choices, although most of these stages were banned in legal MK tournaments at the time. You can select two levels for a match from the Step Selection menu by selecting the Level Morph option in the rule settings. Counter-selection phases can only be selected after the first set of a set, for example parts 2 and 3 of a best-of-3 set.
The levels in this category tend to give some characters a slight, but not overwhelming, advantage over others, so it wouldn`t be fair to include them in the neutral list. These steps can often (but not always) be chosen for counter-selection purposes, hence the name of the category. Some tournaments prohibit certain phases that are allowed in others. Most tournament organizers agree that stages that change shape during combat should be banned. A floating platform is usually allowed and is often seen on popular competition stages such as Smashville. Legal levels can be divided into three categories: a neutral/starter phase, which is always played in the first game, a counter-choice phase, which is chosen after the first part of a set that offers slight advantages to certain characters, and forbidden levels, which cannot be chosen at all for various reasons. There are many Community preferences in terms of stage selection, with no agreed standard in all regions as to what exactly constitutes a “legal phase”, so the legality of a stage may depend on the region in which the tournament is located. This is especially true for Brawl and Smash 4, as there is no officially standardized scene list.
Pokémon Stadium 2 in Brawl, for example, was generally banned in the tri-state area, while tournaments in Texas generally allowed the scene to be a legal counter-election. In the past, the following steps were legal counter-choices, but are now prohibited: The starting stages are selected in game 1 of a set. One player selected at random beats the first start level, then the other player beats two start levels, and finally the first player beats the last start level. In Counterpicks, the winner of the previous game beats 2 legal levels after character selection and the loser chooses one of the remaining levels. You can also see other levels used in some tournaments, including Fountain of Dreams and Dream Land. Some tournaments even allow Minecraft World. Each tournament, whether it`s a local or major tournament, will have its own list of legal steps, so always check ahead. “Legal Steps” refers to the stages and arenas of the game that are considered playable in Smash Bros.
professional competitive games. The following levels have never been legal in the history of competitive melee: In the current Smash Back Room rulebook, all levels are definitely listed as Starter, Counterpick or Forbidden Level, as follows: Of course, this list can change over time, so we`ll restructure it based on feedback from contests and the community. Despite the list of prohibited stages, most tournaments include a variation of the “gentleman`s rule,” a rule that allows players to choose any level, including prohibited levels, if all players in the game agree. This is usually the only way for forbidden stages to watch serious tournaments. But even if this rule is in effect, it rarely makes sense to play on forbidden stages outside of a much more skilled player who allows a more opposing or very young player to choose any level, as most competitive players never want to voluntarily play on the forbidden levels, for the same reasons that the rulebook had forbidden them. Even if the rule is in effect, TOs can still prohibit certain stages via the gentleman`s rule if the scene tends to delay the tournament by causing much longer games (such as Temple, New Pork City and The Great Cave Offensive). The competitive scene of Smash Ultimate fights with itself when it decides which steps are legal for competitive play. Each tournament organizer will have their own idea of which steps are legal and which are not, but these are usually the main steps you should see at events. The term legal step can also be used to describe any neutral or counter-selection phase, or equivalently, any non-prohibited phase. Start.gg currently has a small selection of rule sets enabled for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which can be selected during the event creation process for your tournament page. When you activate a set of rules for your Ultimate tournament, players can make character and level selections in their start.gg game window.
Neutral levels can be chosen from any game in a set, including the first game. These are also known as starter levels (not to be confused with the term for stages that don`t need to be unlocked to be used in the game). Music tracks are not tied to specific phases. My Music in the sound settings allows you to select all the songs in the series to which the scene is linked! This is a guide to all phases of Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) on Nintendo Switch. The legality of the stages and a list of all legal and prohibited tournament levels can also be found here. Read on to see what levels are used in competitive play! The phase of your battle may change during combat at random times or at fixed time intervals, depending on your level morphology settings. If you want to become the next competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player, you will need to learn about the different legal steps of the game. Most of the legal attention of tournaments often focuses on the stages to determine which stages are and are not suitable for tournaments. The levels are divided into one of three categories and, although rare, the categories can be changed. Brawl had a very fragmented and controversial community when it came to which steps should be legal. As a result, the legality list of stages is significantly more chaotic than in the previous two games, with most of the stages being controversial in one way or another.
In addition, the legal status of a level has been heavily influenced by the legality of Meta Knight, as it tends to obtain even more drastic benefits at many marginal levels. Therefore, tournaments that have banned Meta Knight tend to allow more stages than tournaments that have kept it legal. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the highest number of stages in the series and the ability to disable scene dangers, and has the potentially most legal stages of any Smash game. Since the level list and danger switch were revealed, players and TOs have been discussing the game`s level list and have yet to find a definitive answer. Major tournaments have largely made a mistake by having relatively large stadium lists (eight to ten), but some regional tournaments have already been reduced to four to six legal levels. Like Brawl, there is no unified scene list for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with some differences and disagreements over scene categories between sections. The table below generally uses the most commonly accepted legality for each step. In the rare cases where players have the same percentage, there is a tiebreaker. This is usually a stock game with a lifespan and a time limit of three minutes.
The same characters and level must be used. The full set of rules is available here. There is also a variation of this rule set that adds Small Battlefield as a Counterpick level called The Box (SBF Edition). The winner of the previous game will ban 3 stages in a best of 3 and 2 steps in a best of 5 Also, the community as a whole has never considered the sampling steps in the scene builder as official steps, and therefore they are all considered prohibited. Nevertheless, none of the three levels would theoretically be legal in any set of rules: the hole has no tangible ledges from the outside and contains a powerful camping pitch in the lower left points; Bath often does not have the lower blast line and has walls that block horizontal breath lines and allow infinite breath lines; and Maze`s irregular design encourages camping, circle camping, and stable, and the architecture of the scene creates caves of life.