Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the largest entry in the series yet. It crams 74 fighters into its roster, as well as offering over 100 audio tracks and a brand new single-player mode. There’s a lot of new features to get your head around, including tweaks to almost every fighter in the game. To help you get back into the groove with your character of choice, we’ve been busy building character guides for all of them. In this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lucina Guide, we’ll be highlighting the changes, Lucina moves set, alternate costumes, and more, for Lucina—the echo fighter of Marth.
For more on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It’s got an ever-growing list of guides on every character in the game. We add them in regularly, so it’s definitely worth checking back to see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lucina Guide
Those of you that played Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will know that Lucina is Marth’s echo fighter. This means that the majority of her moves are the same as Marth’s, though there are some differences in the way damage is dealt. Generally, Marth will put out more damage if he lands an attack with the tip of his sword. Lucina will land the same damage regardless of which part of the sword connects with her opponent. Let’s take a look at what else is new for Lucina in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Lucina Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
Another Fire Emblem character to be featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you can find all of Lucina’s moves just below. Rounding out the list is Critical Hit, Lucina’s Final Smash that can be a one hit KO.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Shield Breaker|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Dancing Blade|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Dolphin Slash|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Counter|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Critical Hit|
How to Unlock Lucina 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 Lucina Changes
Lucina has gone through some fairly minor changes since her last appearance. She shares almost all of the same tweaks as Marth, though there are a few notable differences. Let’s take a look at what has changed for Lucina in the jump from SSB4 to Ultimate:
- Several animations have changed including idle, victory pose, down throw, dash attack, and jab.
- Much like Marth, Lucina’s Dolphin Slash attack now ends with several images of Lucina imposed onto the screen. It’s a cool after effect that fades over time once the attack is completed.
- Lucina has a new victory theme taken from Fire Emblem Awakening.
- Players can now aim Shield Breaker more freely.
- Dancing Blade is now faster.
- Laura Bailey’s voice clips for Lucina in SSB4 have been reworked for Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucina Alternate Costumes
Much like the majority of the fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucina has several alternate costumes. They aren’t really anything to write home about, though they do change her hair color in most cases. The variants are blue, forest green, brown, lilac, green, blonde, black, grey. We’ll be adding in some screens when the game launches.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Lucina Final Smash
As you can see in the video embedded above, Lucina still uses Critical Hit as her Final Smash. This is a powerful attack that does come with some risk, given that you can be knocked offscreen if you miss. You can always cancel the move with B, but you need to be quick. You can check out some footage of Critical Hit in action in the video mentioned previously.
That’s everything we know about Lucina in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, but in the meantime you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub for more info on the game.