21 hours ago
character analysis: lucina (21)
wii u/3ds: ✔️
like marth, lucina received a mixture of buffs and nerfs, but unlike him, she was buffed overall. lucina highly benefits from the universal changes in SSBU, particularly in terms of aerials and tilts. in addition, the new engine is also a benefit to lucina's balanced blade, to an extent far greater than marth's more polarized blade, as the faster pace of the game allows her greater close-combat capabilities to be an advantage in certain situations. unlike most clones, lucina became slightly more similar to marth, though a majority of her reclonings were neglible (such as her being slightly shorter, or a few moves not stopping her momentum).
the direct nerfs shared between marth and lucina, such as the first hit of neutral attack no longer having jab cancel potential or the reduced range on forward and back aerials, generally affect lucina much less than marth as she does not have to rely on tippers, while the direct buffs generally benefit lucina more than they benefit marth.
as a result of her direct and indirect buffs, lucina has been a very high-placing character in SSBU's metagame so far, with impressive results and excellent representation. as such, she is generally considered to be significantly superior to marth.