currently in a arena with a Roy main dominating EVERYONE. holy shit.
Early assessments of Our Boi from pros like ZeRo are saying he (and Chrom by extension) are top tier, so that isn't surprising to hear.
However, the metagame is literally less than a week old. Plus, I saw ZeRo handily beat a Chrom player while using Young Link, so it looks like he and Roy are still gonna have issues with projectiles despite their blistering fast movement speed (which isn't surprising since even Sonic has the same weakness).
People might be jumping the gun on Roy like in 3D / U, in which he wound up being mid-tier at best, but I still love how devastating he and Chrom are in CQC.
I love K. Rool so much, Bros.
In addition to the Blunderbuss, his powerbomb down throw and busted-ass forward smash really make me want to give him a test run.
Of all the newcomers, Richter has wound up being a dark horse entry for my mains list. He initially piqued my interest because he reminds me a lot of Jonathan Joestar and especially Joseph Joestar, my favorite JoJos of all time.
Then I found out that I legit love how he plays, particularly his projectiles' trapping potential. Still getting used to the Vampire Killer's hitboxes, but I really like that it grants him three(!) tether recoveries to largely compensate for Uppercut's abysmal recovery distance.
And as a fan of grapplers, the fact that Slick Ric has a KO throw is just a deliciously sweet bonus.