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!
Mii Fighters are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They are based on a player’s Mii character—so anyone can join in—and you can outfit them with fun costumes. There are three different types (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter), and each one brings a different fighting style to the battle!
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
Section 1: Amiibo Overview / Pros & Cons
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 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:
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 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.
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.
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
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!