Smash Ultimate promised that “everyone is here” and it didn’t lie. Even characters that were DLC in previous Smash games made the initial cut this time around. That includes Corrin, the protagonist of both versions of Fire Emblem Fates. Sure, their presence adds yet another sword-swinging Fire Emblem hero to the mix. But what’s one more when you already have so many?
Smash Ultimate sports 74 different playable characters at launch — including every single previous character from the super-franchise and a bunch of fresh faces. That’s not even including the glut of DLC fighters, assist trophies, and more. There’s so much that no one person could possibly keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a guide to every single character.
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Similarities to other Fire Emblem characters aside, Corrin looks incredibly unique with their banded armor. They can also turn into a dragon, which is something most other Smash Ultimate characters can’t boast. Even if some of them are just literally dragons to begin with…
According to the official Nintendo description of Corrin…
Corrin was available as a downloadable fighter in the previous version of Super Smash Bros. This fighter uses all kinds of attacks, like Torrential Roar and Dragon Fang Shot. Players can choose male or female versions!
Dragon Fang Shot (B) – Shoots a paralyzing projectile from Corrin’s dragon arm, which bites any close enemies. Can be charged up.
Dragon Lunge (Side + B) – Leaps forward and skewers enemies or surfaces. A follow-up button press vaults Corrin forward with a kick.
Dragon Ascent (Up + B) – Flies into the air, dealing damage while climbing. The direction can be controlled somewhat.
Counter Surge (Down + B) – Awaits an attack and punishes it by turning into a dragon, launching enemies with jets of water.
Torrential Roar (Final Smash) – Corrin creates two columns of light, one on each side. If the columns hit a foe, Corrin transforms into a dragon and unleashes a maelstrom that damages and launches. This move is great at hitting foes above you.
Strengths & Weaknesses
The draconic sword fighter still has some bite to their kit, with neutrals that can swing hard and send even mid-percentage fighters flying. Their recovery is unique and offers some good mix-ups, so a Corrin off-stage is still a threat to careless opponents.
But in trade, Corrin’s specials are less potent than in the previous Smash, weakening their projectile power and counterattack. Corrin is a little slower than other Fire Emblem characters, too, and their moves trade speed for power. Whiffs can really hurt.
Corrin was a custom character in Fire Emblem: Fates. Naturally, that means you can choose between masculine and feminine forms in Smash Ultimate. Beyond that, we’re mostly looking at more palette swaps. But Corrin’s armor looks great in pretty much any color. And Nintendo even let you change their hair color!
And there’s our guide to Corrin: a royal pain in the butt if you get on their bad side. Of course, you actually have to practice the character to make them effective. So get out there and start to master this stylish fencer.
All of our Smash Ultimate guides created with the help of Eric Van Allen.