In case you hadn’t heard already, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has the biggest roster of iconic characters yet. There’s 74 in total, and that’s not even including the Echo Fighters. Every single fighter that has ever featured in a Smash game is here, and there are a few new faces as well. To help you get settled in, we’ve been busy building character guides for each fighter set to feature. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Chrom Guide, we’ll be looking at Chrom, who is an Echo Fighter of Roy. We’ll detail his Final Smash, Alternate outfits and the upcoming Chrom Smash Bros amiibo.
For details on the other characters in the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. We’ll be regularly adding Character guides to it in the lead up to launch, so check back to see if we’ve covered your favorite character.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Chrom Guide
Smash Bros Ultimate adds Chrom into the mix. It’ll be his first appearance in the series, and he’ll be serving as an Echo Fighter for Roy. This’ll no doubt make Fire Emblem fans very happy indeed, especially seeing as he has slight differences to Roy in terms of playstyle. Let’s take a look at what there is to know about Chrom in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Chrom Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Chrom has a decent variety of moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, all of which you can find just below. Hit Final Smash, Awakening Aether, can hit multiple times if even a single hit lands.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Flare Blade|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Double-Edge Dance|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Soaring Slash|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Counter|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Awakening Aether|
How to Unlock Chrom in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:
- Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
- Completing Classic Mode with a character.
- Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.
The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:
- Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
- Create a match with a custom rule set.
- Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
- After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
- You'll need to win the Challenger fight
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Chrom Final Smash
Let’s start by looking at Chrom’s Final Smash. Despite being an Echo Fighter, Chrom has a unique Final Smash called Awakening Aether. It is inspired by his moveset in Fire Emblem Awakening and looks to be pretty powerful. You can check out Chrom’s Final Smash in the video embedded above.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Alternate Costumes
.Much like all of the other characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Chrom has some variants to choose from. These are mostly just palette swaps, so nothing too fancy. There’s red, black, tan, purple, white, and blue versions of his classic design, you can check out the red variant in the image below:
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Chrom amiibo
All of the new fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be getting amiibo figures. This includes Chrom, though they won’t be out for a while. We’ve not seen what it looks like yet, but we’ll be sure to keep this page updated
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Chrom Differences
Chrom is an Echo Fighter of Roy, but does have some differences. We’ve listed everything we’ve noticed so far, below.
- Different Final Smash
- Up Special is different
- Chrom has wind effects applied to his attacks
- Different victory poses
- Like Lucina, his sword does the same damage regardless of where which part makes contact
- Different Taunts
That’s everything on Chrom in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. To check out some more details about the upcoming fighting game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub. It’s got trailers, a look at the new amiibo, some stages and more.