Amiibo Training Guide: Corrin (Wii U & 3DS)

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

Corrin appears in the Fire Emblem Fates game. Born in the kingdom of Hoshido but kidnapped by Nohr at a young age, Corrin was brought up by Nohrian royalty. Descended from the First Dragons, Corrin has the power to transform into a dragon.

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

Amiibo Overview

Compared to her fellow Fire Emblem fighters, Corrin is a breath of fresh air – she has a unique and powerful moveset that grants her many advantages. With an incredibly strong counter move that launches opponents upward and a mixture of tippers and balanced attacks, Corrin is definitely a worthy addition to your collection. Her tilts are all quite fast, and each one launches its victim upwards for an easy up smash juggle startup. Her smash attacks all have good KO potential, and Corrin can even immobilize opponents with her side special, Dragon Lunge.

Unfortunately, Corrin suffers from many flaws – mainly in her AI. All three of her smash attacks have sweetspots at their tips – but Corrin’s AI makes no attempt to properly space itself, and often fails to make use of its tippers. As a result, she struggles to KO without relying on Counter Surge. Corrin also overuses her neutral special, Dragon Fang Shot, and tends to use her up special on-stage at random. Furthermore, although Corrin’s jab works well as a damage-racking tool, her AI doesn’t use it as often as it should. Finally, Corrin’s recovery is fairly lackluster, and she lacks the air speed some other characters have that help them return to the stage.

The Verdict

While undeniably strong, Corrin’s amiibo struggles to properly come to fruition. Making her a powerful contender is likely to be an annoying task, but with hard work and patience, she can reach an extremely high potential. So ready your Yato, and make your choice!

Section 2: Recommended Equipment

Corrin – 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:

+50 Attack / +60 Defense / +10 Speed

Bowser Bonuses

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

Section 3: Leveling Up 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.

Corrin Training Tips

  • Primary damage-racking moves: jab, forward tilt, up tilt, and down tilt. Corrin’s rapid jab is an extremely powerful damage-building move. Your primary option should be rapid jab, but at the same time, don’t doubt the power of Corrin’s tilts. All three of them knock their opponent upwards, and are great for juggling.
  • Primary KO moves: up smash, down smash, and Counter Surge. Corrin’s up smash and down smash attacks are her most consistent KO moves, with the former serving well as an aerial punish. In a pinch, her up and back aerials can net a quick kill, but as mentioned before, it’s best to set these two moves to low priority.
  • Moves to avoid: Dragon Fang Shot. Overall, Corrin’s moveset is solid in terms of power, speed, and viability. But Dragon Fang Shot is definitely one to avoid – Corrin often gets into the habit of spamming it and using it at inappropriate times.

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.

Section 4: Post-Level 50 Training

Now that your amiibo has reached Level 50, its training will become a bit more involved. Defense and counterattacks are important to your amiibo’s success, but its match experience is even more important. Your amiibo will need to be exposed to as many fighters, stages, and situations as possible.

Your Amiibo’s Match Experience

Every character in the Super Smash Bros. roster has their own unique playstyle and a variety of attacks to use. Ideally, your amiibo will learn to play against all 58 fighters. Training guides for every amiibo are now available: so if any of yours are untrained, raise them with their own personalized character guide. You can then pit the two amiibo against each other in a battle, and they’ll both become stronger.

Mirror Matches, Defense, & Counterattacks

As your amiibo’s knowledge of other fighters grows, its grasp on its own moveset slowly fades away. More specifically, your amiibo’s fighting skills will wear down over time. Match experience is great, but too much of it at once is a bad thing. Mirror matching your amiibo between battles against other characters is a great way to refresh its skills while retaining its match experience. In the previous section was a list of tips that specifically applied to your amiibo’s character – refer back to that list if necessary. Once again, be sure to stay grounded and to play defensively.

If your amiibo begins acting aggressively during battles or starts to use too many aerial attacks, there is a perfect solution: the defensive training session. In just a few minutes, you can retrain your amiibo to dodge, perfect shield, and counterattack with impeccable speed and timing. To keep your amiibo fresh and at its best, rotate both mirror matches and defensive training sessions as needed.

Section 5: Conclusion & Credits

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Thank you so much for reading this guide! It was a long one, but you made it through! Although the guide may be coming to a conclusion, your training most certainly isn’t: there’s always a way to make an amiibo stronger, and yours is no exception. If you ever need additional help training your amiibo, 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. 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!


Thanks again to LiteSpeed for compiling all of Corrin’s information. Images are courtesy of the official Super Smash Bros. website and SmashWiki.



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