Bayonetta Nerfed in Latest Smash Bros. Update

If you main Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, you likely know the bad news — your favorite character has received a significant nerf in the latest update.

According to enthusiast forum Smash Boards, the nerf is substantial, with nearly all of her moves getting a decrease. This shouldn’t be a surprise to many — a large swath of the game’s dedicated community has regarded Bayonetta as overpowered.

While Nintendo themselves haven’t revealed an official list of changes, unofficial patch notes exist (below) from fanbase analysis:


 

  • Dtilt:
    • Hitbox Size: 3.5 -> 2.8
    • FAF: 26F -> 27F
  • Fair:
    • First Hit Damage: 3.8 -> 3
    • Second Hit Damage: 2.8% -> 2.2%
    • Third Hit:
      • KBG: 82 -> 68
      • Autocancel Frame: 32F> -> 33F>
      • FAF: 36 -> 37
  • Dair Landing Hit KBG: 140 -> 135
  • After Burner Kick:
    • Upwards Kick:
      • All Hitboxes SDI Multiplier: 1 -> 2
      • Early Hit KBG: 40 -> 50
      • Normal Hit KBG: 30 -> 38
      • Late Hit KBG: 100 -> 112
    • Divekick:
      • Damage: 8% -> 6.5%
      • Angle: 80° -> 60°
      • Hitbox Size: 6.5 -> 4.5
      • SDI Multiplier: 1 -> 2
  • Witch Twist:
    • All Hitboxes SDI Multiplier: 1 -> 2
    • Early Middle Hit:
      • Upper Hitbox:
        • KBG: 100 -> 97
        • WKB: 160 -> 140
        • Hitbox Y Position: 24 -> 21
      • Both Hitbox Sizes: 8 -> 7
    • Middle Middle Hit:
      • Upper Hitbox Y Position: 24 -> 21
      • Both Hitbox Sizes: 8 -> 7
    • Late Middle Hit:
      • Upper Hitbox Y Position: 24 -> 21
      • Lower Hitbox WKB: 160 -> 135
      • Both Hitbox Sizes: 8 -> 7
    • Last Hit (First Use):
      • KBG: 105 -> 80
      • BKB: 50 -> 55
      • Hitbox Size: 9 -> 8.5
      • Hitbox Y Position: 20 -> 19
    • Last Hit (Second Use):
      • KBG: 30 -> 50
      • Hitbox Size: 9 -> 8.5
      • Hitbox Y Position: 20 -> 19
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