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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Wii U Sheik.png

The last member of the Sheikah tribe is back in top form! Sheik is one of the best, if not the best offensive characters in the game. Her attacks are all extremely quick and never leave her vulnerable for long, while her mobility is nearly unparalleled. Sheik has one of the best range of combos in the game, letting her rack on damage with ease while carrying foes across the stage. She also has a powerful answer against long-range fighters with Needle Storm, letting her remain a threat even from a distance. She is also great at offstage fighting, and her recovery is very hard to intercept. Sheik's weaknesses are her poor damage output and severe trouble with KOing. Sheik has the tools to help you win any fight; exploit them to the fullest and you'll be a nearly unstoppable force.

Basic attributes[edit]

Sheik is a lightweight humanoid character, sharing her weight with Zelda. Her dash speed and lateral air speed are very good, both being within the top 15 of the standard roster, letting her chase down enemies or make an escape if needed. She also has high fall speed, giving her the feel of a fast faller which further assists her in her rushdown. Sheik can also wall jump as well as cling to walls for a short duration. Lastly, Sheik is able to crawl, significantly reducing her height while letting her advance.


Moveset Analysis[edit]

Standard Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) 2 button(+2 button2 button2 button) Finger Jabs Sheik slashes two times with her hands, then rapidly thrusts them, finishing with a palm strike.
A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button) A button(+A buttonA buttonA button)
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+2 button Juggle Roundhouse Sheik performs a very weak roundhouse kick.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button (Left control or Right control)+A button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Up lstick+A button Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Ninja Axe Sheik does an axe kick that hits twice.
Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Up cpad+A button
Down lstick+A button Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Sheikah Sweep Sheik does a sweep kick.
Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Down cpad+A button
A button while dashing A button while dashing 2 button while dashing Fast Lunge Sheik charges forward and slashes out with both hands.
A button while dashing A button while dashing A button while dashing
A button while hanging A button while hanging 2 button while hanging Sheik climbs up and kicks with both legs.
A button while hanging A button while hanging A button while hanging

Smash Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+A button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button+2 button Advancing Roundhouse Shiek performs two spinning kicks while shifting forward.
Smash (Left lstick or Right lstick)+A button Smash (Left control or Right control)+A button Smash (Left cpad or Right cpad)+A button
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button Air Split Sheik holds her hands together above her then slashes down on either side.
Smash Up lstick+A button Smash Up control+A button Smash Up cpad+A button
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button Breakdance Typhoon Sheik inverts herself and does a rapid spinning kick.
Smash Down lstick+A button Smash Down control+A button Smash Down cpad+A button

Air Attacks

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png 2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Sheikah Kick Sheik does a drop kick. The damage and knockback decreases over time.
A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Blinding Chop Sheik swings her hand down quickly.
Right lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Right cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Foot Stab Sheik kicks behind her.
Left lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Left cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Descending Drill Sheik performs a drill kick upside down.
Up lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Up cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down nunchuk+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down dpad+2 buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Plunging Kick Sheik does a fast dive kick. The start is a meteor smash.
Down lstick+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down control+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png Down cpad+A buttonControl-Modifier-Air.png

Throws

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
A button after grab A button after grab 2 button after grab Sheikah Punch Sheik punches the grabbed opponent.
A button after grab A button after grab A button after grab
Right lstick after grab Right nunchuk after grab Right dpad after grab Sheikah Upper Sheik uppercuts the grabbed opponent.
Right lstick after grab Right control after grab Right cpad after grab
Left lstick after grab Left nunchuk after grab Left dpad after grab Foot Strike Sheik throws the grabbed opponent behind her and kicks them away.
Left lstick after grab Left control after grab Left cpad after grab
Up lstick after grab Up nunchuk after grab Up dpad after grab Handstand Spike Sheik does a handstand and kicks the grabbed opponent up.
Up lstick after grab Up control after grab Up cpad after grab
Down lstick after grab Down nunchuk after grab Down dpad after grab Foot Cross Sheik throws the grabbed opponent to the ground and kicks downward.
Down lstick after grab Down control after grab Down cpad after grab

Special Attacks[edit]

Control Attack Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
B button B button 1 button Needle Storm Sheik throws out some needles forward, diagonally downward if used in the air. The number of needles can be charged and stored, up to 6 in total.
B button B button B button
Penetrating Needles Sheik can only charge up to 3 needles, but each one are minutely stronger and passes through foes. The needles also have slightly reduced range.
Paralyzing Needles Sheik only ever throws out one needle slowly at a time, but the needle stuns any foe it hits. Noticeably lower range than Needle Storm.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left nunchuk or Right nunchuk)+B button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+1 button Burst Grenade Sheik throws out a hard-to-see grenade, which explodes upon releasing the button. The power of the grenade can be charged by holding the button down, and it has a small windbox to draw nearby enemies into the blast. If Sheik is hit out of the move, the grenade becomes inert. It also puts her in a helpless state if used while airborne.
(Left lstick or Right lstick)+B button (Left control or Right control)+B button (Left cpad or Right cpad)+B button
Gravity Grenade Sheik's grenade explodes faster but has a smaller blast radius and a weaker blast. The blast launches foes toward Sheik.
Skimming Grenade Sheik's grenade bounces along the ground a few times before exploding. The blast is overall weaker than normal, and gets weaker the further the grenade travels.
Up lstick+B button Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Vanish Sheik throws out a smoke bomb and disappears, reappearing in the direction of your choice. The smoke bomb at the start and end of the move can hit enemies.
Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Up cpad+B button
Gale Sheik disappears and reappears faster while travelling further, but she cannot hit enemies with the smoke bombs.
Abyss Sheik travels less distance, but the smoke bombs meteor smash foes.
Down lstick+B button Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Bouncing Fish Sheik flips forward, kicking any enemy she touches. Press the special button to make her kick prematurely.
Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Down cpad+B button
Jellyfish Sheik's flip has more height but less distance. When hit, the enemy is launched up along with Sheik, letting her follow up with athe Jellyfish finisher.
Pisces Sheik leaps forward at a very low arc. The button must be pressed to make Sheik kick, and it will give her tons of forward momentum if the move connects. The kick is much greater in power.

Taunts

Control Info
Wii U GamePad / Pro Controller Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways)
Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Nintendo 3DS
Up dpad 1 button Up dpad+A button Sheik performs a handstand.
Up dpad Up dpad Up dpad
(Left dpad or Right dpad) 1 button+2 button A button Sheik pulls out a chain and stretches it.
(Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad) (Left dpad or Right dpad)
Down dpad 2 button Down dpad+A button Sheik focuses her mind.
Down dpad Down dpad Down dpad

Final Smash - Light Arrow[edit]

Sheik pulls out a bow of light and fires a large arrow across the screen. All enemies that are struck will take heavy knockback, which decreases with each subsequent foe targeted. The projectile can pierce through shields. Compared to Zelda's Light Arrow, which launches enemies upward, Sheik's Light Arrow sends enemies flying sideways. It also has lower knockback than Zelda's but higher damage. Sheik's Final Smash is used in much of the same way as Zelda's: line your enemies up and fire. While the arrow is not as strong, the knockback trajectory of Sheik's version could help it KO better, since it always launches enemies toward the sides. That means that even though enemies receive less knockback if the arrow has already passed through multiple targets, they will be equally likely to get KO'd due to being closer to the side blastzones.