48 Rosalina & Luma

First appearance :
Super Mario Galaxy (2007 - Wii)

Rosalina has a characteristic on her own because she can rely on her Luma she can send and let act at distance ! This gives her a great ability to defend herself and to surprise an opponent who would tend to forget the existence of her Luma.

Caracteristics

 

Strengths

  • Fights at distance
  • Can desynchronize Luma
  • Good defense
  • Great aerial game
 

Weaknesses

  • Too dependant on Luma
  • Light weight
  • Exploitable recovery
  • Lacks tools in neutral

Matchups

Favourable

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  • icône de inkling
Can do whatever she wants

Unfavourable

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Projectiles' zoner  

Stages

Favourable

  • Useful platforms
  • Big stage so that she can't die too early

Unfavourable

  • Close blastzones
 

Skills

Pro Tips

Features

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Rosalina has the ability to send a star at distance to fight and to protect her. This Luma can thus be sent more or less far by pressing Neutral B for more or less time and has 40 health points. If you kill the Luma, a new one will come after 10 seconds if you fight in 1v1. Regarding this Luma, there are some advanced techniques such as the lunar landing which consists in canceling a Rosalina's aerial attack while carrying out the Luma's attack, which will cancel any landing lag and allow you to directly act to follow the Luma's attack with a grab or something else. Note that the Luma can also be desynchronized like for the Ice Climbers.

Best moves

  • FORWARD SMASH AND UP SMASH

    Rosalina doesn't have many moves that can easily kill her opponents, but these Smash attacks are really interesting. In addition to cause a lot of damage and to eject the opponent well, the Up Smash and the Forward Smash have a great range, allowing you to stay relatively safe for a Smash attack.

  • NEUTRAL AIR

    It is a disjoint attack, so Rosalina will not suffer any damage if she receives a hit on her attack and not on her body. It is therefore a significant advantage. Beyond that, it is a move that is used to start combos and is clearly an essential move in the character's neutral.

  • UP AIR

    Her Up Air is a move that causes a lot of problems to her opponents in general because it covers a large area, has a good priority on a lot of attacks which makes any landing on the stage more than complicated, especially since the Up Air has a good kill potential too.

  • DOWN TILT

    Her Down Tilt is the second primary tool of Rosalina and Luma. The range is really important and it is a very useful move to keep your opponent at a distance ! A tool she needs, in order to be able to have a decent neutral.

  • Contextual Options

    Quick Moves

    Safe on Shield

    OOS Options

    Rapid Jab

    Up Tilt

    Down Tilt

    Neutral Air

    Back Air

    Down Air, Up Air

    Up Smash

    Up Air

    Neutral Air

     

    Before leaving

    Last tips

    The Rosetta Stone

    Even if Rosalina and Luma is a complex character, she is also a character that relies a lot on fundamentals. So, before switching to advanced and attractive techniques, it is better to consolidate the basics with the character. Learn how to play simply so that you can add complexity later on.

    Not a frozen star

    Rosalina has a very interesting tool, the Luma, and it will be necessary to learn how to master desynchronization, especially in the neutral phase. It's a very useful tool that can help you to win the neutral, while being safe, so you should not neglect it. Conversely, relying too much on it can allow your opponent to punish you violently, so as often, learn to vary your game and don't overuse this technique either.

    Vigil of the air

    Do not overuse aerial attacks either. Even if Rosalina is a very interesting character in the air, you have to find the right balance and avoid making your approaches too predictable ! Also use your Down Tilt to win the neutral and don't hesitate to vary between grab and attack.

    In a nutshell

    By playing Rosalina and Luma, pleasure will come from the depth of its gameplay linked to Luma, which offers many advantages and possibilities but also requires a lot of investment and time. She is not one of the strongest characters in the game and she requires a lot of time to get the slightest result. However, investing your time in a complex and underrated character is also a great challenge that can give you intense pleasure when your efforts finally pay off !

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