25 Roy

First appearance :
Super Smash Bros Melee (2001 - GC)

Roy is a rush down character, insanely aggressive who does not let any respite to his opponent, while being quite safe due to the range of his attacks. A character who will not drop you soon because, in contrast to Marth, the part of his sword the most dangerous is next to his body.

Caracteristics

 

Strengths

  • Fast character
  • Safes attacks
  • Powerful attacks
  • Oppressive and punitive
 

Weaknesses

  • Bad aerial acceleration
  • Bad disadvantage
  • Usable recovery
  • Sour spot of the sword

Matchups

Favourable

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Combo bag
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Bad grounded game
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Top tiers

Unfavourable

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Height and combos
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Hard to defeat  

Stages

Favourable

  • Fast kill by the side with the Side B
  • Great freedom of movement

Unfavourable

  • Too big and useful to campers
  • But useful platforms to kill
 

Skills

Pro Tips

Features

coup spécial de Roy coup spécial de Roy

Roy is a sword character who has a particularity on his sword. In contrast to Marth or Lucina, he has a sweet spot on the handle of his sword, and a sour spot at the top of the sword, which makes his hand-to-hand attacks way more efficient and more violent. This condition the whole Roy's gameplay, who needs to be as close as possible to his opponent.

Best moves

  • DOWN TILT

    This is his safest move, unpunishable on shield and allows you to watch quietly how your opponent will react while exercising a huge pressure on ground. Moreover, from 50%, this move gives you a huge reward because it can put the opponent in a tech chase situation, which can lead to a premature death.

  • JAB

    This is his safest move, unpunishable on shield and allows you to watch quietly how your opponent will react while exercising a huge pressure on ground. Moreover, from 50%, this move gives you a huge reward because it can put the opponent in a tech chase situation, which can lead to a premature death.

  • SIDE B

    A very powerful attack because it grates a lot of possibilities and a lot of variations. This is a quick option, quicker than a lot of Smash, knowing that it can kills way sooner than a Smash. An if you are scared to whiff this attack, you should know that jab side B is a true combo. Finally, the side B can be reverses or wave bounce to modify your movements.

  • AERIALS

    Each one of them has his own advantages. We will mostly remember the forward air and the up air which constitute the best pressure tools of Roy and the back air, which is very useful to kill, especially when you hit with the sweet spot of the sword. however, if you hit with the sour spot, the moves stay interesting because it can put the opponent in a tech chase situation.

  • Contextual Options

    Quick Moves

    Safe on Shield

    OOS Options

    Jab, Up Air

    Neutral Air, Up Tilt

    Down Smash

    Down Tilt

    Forward Air

    Up Air

    Up Air

    Up B, Neutral Air

    Up Smash

     

    Before leaving

    Last tips

    Calm the young lion

    Avoid hitting your opponent’s shield with any attack, as the neutral air and mostly the jab. This is a relatively safe option, but it can punish by a lot of out of shield option. Prefer use options as the Down Tilt, the Forward Air cross-up or not, the Up Air and do not forgot to vary with some grabs.

    Binding or blazing blade

    You will really need to train his neutral phase and not just rush head down. The bad aerial acceleration of Roy is making each approach risky, so you will need to avoid being predictable in your approaches, because the opponent can easily parry a predictable attack. Do not forget to use grabs and use in priority the Down Tilt.

    A recovery easily (b)eatable

    Finally, be aware with your recovery’s options. This advice applies to a lot of character and particularly to Roy. Without his double jump, Roy will have a lot of difficulties to come back to the stage, so be careful to conserve as many options as you can and most importantly, to vary your manner of recovering.

    In a nutshell

    Roy has amazing combos and a pure power. Roy is, without a doubt, a demonstration of pure power and one of the best character to embody aggression on this game. Even the sound of the sweet spot gives the feeling of power and makes it possible to you to that the moves hits the opponent. If you want to play a character that can easily suffocate the opponent while using a sword, you need to play Roy. Moreover, this character is well placed in the tier list, which means he can gets pretty solids results at high level.

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