The bane of many who step foot into For Glory on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Link’s heavy use of projectiles and powerful sword strikes can give beginners a lot of grief when they start playing Smash in a competitive capacity. Luckily, TSM|ZeRo is here to help players best the Hero of Time in his new ‘How to Beat’ series, a guide for those starting out in the world of Smash 4 who may be struggling with certain characters.
The main thing ZeRo notes in this short guide is to exploit the massive cooldown Link has on many of his moves, like his grab, his dash attack and the majority of his smashes. Moves like his down air leave him open for a good while, so use these high cooldown moves as your opportunity to strike back. A lot of the tips, like powershielding Link’s arrows while approaching, will be pretty obvious for veteran players but keep in mind that this series is designed for beginners, so don’t be surprised if you hear advice which may seem second nature.
ZeRo previously covered how to defeat Little Mac in the first ‘How to Beat’ video, so expect another For Glory favorite like Falcon or Sonic to be next on the list in this beginner video series.