11/08 Balance Update Notes

[Legend Changes]


[Jack O’]

Basic Attack

[Gentle Gesture]

  • Aerial Attacks have slightly increased hitstun time and knockback



  • Ultimate Cooldown 1000 → 850


Brick was slow and barely noticeable on the Dominion Point. Brick has been changed so that he can now construct walls that last for a shorter period of time more frequently, forcing his opponents to be more aware of him.



  • Skill Cooldown 7 s → 3.5 s
  • Wall Duration 5 s → 3 s


Basic Attack

[Make a Bouquet]

  • Aerial Attack’s damage increased by 50


“Increased the potential for Snow veterans to carry the match.



  • HP Recovery 7/9/11/13/15% → 8/11/14/17/20%



[Adequate Measures]

  • Movement Speed reduction when hit with Ultimate 17/19/21/23/25% → 30/35/40/45/50%


“[Curtain Call] is an attractive Ability with an interesting damage mechanism. However, it was tricky to use properly because it was difficult to predict when it would activate. It has now been changed so that players can activate it intuitively while still having the ability to win the game.


[Curtain Call]

  • Now activates whenever Ducky gains Ultimate energy, rather than at the end of her transformation.
  • Damage 550/650/750/850/950 → 400/450/500/550/600


“Her [Spreading Warmth] Ability has been changed so that Nui can now create bigger plays.


[Spreading Warmth]

  • Increase Movement Speed by 12/14/16/18/20% for 5 s → 21/24/27/30/33% for 4 s


There was an issue where Gumi didn’t receive the Movement Speed buff when her Ability [Nocturnal Hunt] was used along with Ultimate Ability. The [Nocturnal Hunt] Ability’s duration now increases according to its level, making it an Ability with high utilization.


[Nocturnal Hunt]

  • Before: Increase Movement Speed by 30/35/40/45/50% for 1 s
  • After: Increase Movement Speed by 40% for 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 s

[Master Cat]

“A cat crouches for a long time in order to prepare for a prance.


[Feline Arts: Air]

  • Now obtains Ultimate stacks upon successfully hitting Basic and Skill Attacks.


[Witch Queen]

“Witch Queen’s ability to occupy the Dominion Point has been greatly nerfed.

Base stats

  • HP decreased by 300.



[Heavenly Body] 

  • Ultimate cooldown increased by 200.


“Currently, Octavia contributes more as an unkillable zombie than a healer. As a result, her Ultimate’s Heal Amount has been reduced.


[Healing Aria] 

  • Heal Amount decreased by 200.


“Flare’s AoE Ultimate is useful for countering certain Legends, but it also irritates her opponents. Flare’s damage has been reduced overall, and her Jump reduction figure on her 2nd Ability [Catch Me if You Can!] has been changed to a constant value.

Basic Attack

[Small Kindling] 

  • Ground Attack’s damage decreased by 50.
  • Aerial Attack’s damage decreased by 50.


[Gentle Heart] 

  • Aerial Skill’s damage decreased by 50.


[Flames of Deterioration] 

  • Jump reduction now fixed at 36% across all Ability levels.


Basic Attack

[Master of the Staff] 

  • Aerial Attack’s damage decreased by 50.


“Although Victor was designed to be strong in only certain situations, he is showing to be strong everywhere. We have made it harder for Victor to explode his Frankontainer, making it easier for others to deal with him.


[Frankontainer Transmission] 

  • Frankontainer’s hitstun duration greatly decreased.
  • Frankontainer Transmission’s exploding damage decreased by 100.
  • Aerial Skill recovery after landing increased by 0.2 s.


[Limit Breaker] 

  • Before: Increase damage by 28/30/32/34/36% and Movement Speed by 12/14/16/18/20% for 5 s
  • After: Increase damage by 6/18/20/22/24% and Movement Speed by 8/10/12/14/16% for 4 s

[Bug Fixes]

  • Fixed an issue where Jack O’ did not regain 100% of his Ultimate Gauge after hitting an opponent with Ultimate while equipped with his 3rd Ability [Fraudulent Specifications].
  • Fixed an issue where Wukong’s 4th Ability [A Miraculous Comeback] would activate when smashing Victor’s Frankontainer Transmissions

[Game Stat Checker]

For anyone interested in seeing statistics for Legends such as ability combinations, pick rates, and win rates, you can find them here at smashlegends.gg.
You can view statistics on competitive matches by sorting by Legend name, win rates, and pick rates on the main page.