The sword of this guy knows how to deal with dangers, so beware you, SSBU opponents!
Link is one of the most famous heroes in the gaming culture - even if games with him don’t mention his name. In The Legend of Zelda, this guy fearlessly destroys evil powers, rescues his beloved princess, and saves the world. Link does this multiple times, so probably he deserves some changes in the pace of his adventures. What about taking him to a Smash Bros. fight instead of traveling to Hyrule once again?
In this SSBU guide on DashFight, we talk about attacks and moves of Link. Learn how to play this Nintendo hero and get many glorious victories!
Many dangers of Hyrule
The story of Link has been told in many games. Most of them have a very similar pattern. Dangerous creatures start appearing all over the virtual land of Hyrule, so Link takes a sword and clears the neighborhood from evil. He goes into dark dungeons to collect pieces of the mystical artifact Triforce. Various weapons and items help in this mission, and the goal is even more important than just saving the world - Zelda has been captured by Ganondorf…
This story may seem a bit similar to the Mario games. In fact, both series have been created by one man, Shigeru Miyamoto. But these similarities have nothing to do with gameplay and the general atmosphere. If you never played The Legend of Zelda, treat yourself to this experience!
There are quite a few games in the Zelda series. Let’s mention the best:
- The Legend of Zelda - 1986, NES (available on the Switch through Nintendo Online)
- A Link to the Past - 1991, SNES (available on the Switch through Nintendo Online)
- Link's Awakening - 1993, Game Boy (a remastered version has been released in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch)
- Ocarina of Time - 1998, Nintendo 64 (there is a Nintendo 3DS version as well)
- Majora's Mask - 2000, Nintendo 64 (there is a Nintendo 3DS version as well)
- The Wind Waker - 2002, GameCube (a remastered version is available on Wii U)
- Twilight Princess - 2006, GameCube and Wii (a remastered version is available on Wii U)
- A Link Between Worlds - 2016, Nintendo 3DS
- Breath of the Wild - 2017, Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Smash Bros. Link
Nintendo started the Super Smash Bros. game series by adding its most popular heroes. It’s quite natural to see Link in the original roster. And then, this guy was present in all the other Smash Bros. games.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, players got four more characters from the same franchise: Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, and Young Link. Toon Link was added to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. All of them returned to the fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
So, what’s the difference between three incarnations of Smash Ultimate Link?
- Toon Link - the hero takes this form in the game The Wind Waker
- Young Link - the guy starts his adventures in Ocarina of Time as a young boy
- Link - this form is based on the game Breath of the Wild.
These three Links are totally different Smash fighters.
How do you unlock Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
You don’t have to unlock this fighter - Link is available in SSBU from the very beginning as one of the eight default characters.
Where is Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World of Light? In Adventure Mode, you will find Link in the Southern Great Plateau.
Smash Ultimate Link guide
Link is quite a versatile fighter. He is good at long-range battles thanks to his projectiles. The sword gives him power in middle-range fights. Still, when an opponent plays very aggressively on the close range, Link may have no options to escape the pressure of fast attacks.
This fighter is very good at edge guarding. He has a good movement speed and battles well in the air. Almost all attacks in the Link Smash Ultimate moveset are quite straightforward. Only the Remote Bomb may cause some difficulties for the beginners in the game.
Basic Attacks of Link in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
- Jab - Link swings his sword.
- Dash Attack - the hero dashes forward and makes a powerful hit with his sword.
- Forward Tilt is a hit with the sword, similar to Dash Attack, but Link doesn’t make a jump forward.
- Up Tilt - Link swings the sword overhead. It’s a good anti-air attack.
- Down Tilt - it’s a kind of low swipe with the sword.
Link Smash Bros. Ultimate - Air Attacks
- Neutral Air is a kick in the air.
- Forward Air - Links hits with his sword twice.
- Back Air - two kicks.
- Up Air - it’s a shot with the sword straight upwards.
- Down Air is a kind of opposite to Up Air, a shot straight downward.
Throws - Super Smash Bros. Link moves
- Grab - Link grabs the opponent with the left hand.
- Forward Throw is a kick with the right foot.
- Back Throw is a powerful kick backward.
- Up Throw - Link uses the shield to launch the opponent into the air and attacks them with the sword.
- Down Throw - Link throws the opponent on the ground and attacks them with the whole body. Some bread and butter Link Smash Ultimate combos start with Down Throw.
Special Attacks of Link in SSBU
- Neutral Special - Bow, and Arrows. Link shoots an arrow. They remain in the ground for a while, so the fighter can take them. In this case, his next Neutral B will shoot two arrows. It’s a chargeable attack.
- Side Special - Boomerang. Link throws this weapon from his original games. You can control the distance and power with the stick.
- Up Special - Spin Attack. Link spins and hits the opponents. In the air, it’s a recovery option.
- Down Special - Remote Bomb. This bomb was introduced in Breath of the Wild. Link can throw it and detonate with the second Down B.
Smash Attacks - Link Super Smash Bros. moves
- Forward Smash - it’s a very strong hit with the sword after a powerful swing. Then Link makes a swing upwards.
- Up Smash - it’s three overhead sword swings.
- Down Smash is a low swing with the sword. Link attacks from both sides.
- Ancient Bow and Arrow - Link uses this legendary weapon to create a big explosion.
Smash Ultimate Link combos
Let’s take a look at bread and butter combos of Link:
Down Throw - Up Tilt
Down Throw - Down Tilt
Down Throw - Neutral Air
Forward Air - Jabs
Advanced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Link combos start with dropping the Remote Bomb (Down Special).
Down Special - Back Air - Up Special
Down Special - Forward Air - Up Special
Link Combos in Smash Ultimate:
If you really want to know how to play Link Smash Ultimate, take this guy into the fight and enjoy many matches. Practice makes perfect, and all the guides can only show you direction for self-improvement and gaining a better Global Smash Power. The same is true for Link combos in SSBU - try to come up with your own ideas and see how they work for your unique playing style.
To get more info on the game basics, check out our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guide for beginners.
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