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Sheik
SheikSSB4
LegendofZeldaSymbol
Nickname The Illusive, Sheikah Warrior
Special Moves Needle Storm (Neutral), Burst Grenade (Side), Vanish (Up), Bouncing Fish (Down)
Final Smash Light Arrow
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Voice actor Jun Mizusawa

Sheik (シーク, Sheik) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Her return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced during a Super Smash Bros. Direct on April 8th, 2014. Jun Mizusawa reprises her role as Sheik's voice actor, albeit via recycled voice clips from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Although she has outstanding strengths, Sheik nevertheless has noticeable weaknesses. Her overall low damage output offsets the very high knockback scaling of her smash attacks and up aerial, which results in her KO potential being unimpressive at best. When coupled with her lack of set-ups at high percentages, Sheik is forced to rely on hard reads to properly score a KO. While rage alleviates her KO potential, it also offsets her combo game. By extension, Sheik cannot utilize rage more often than not, owing to her above average height and very light weight collectively rendering her endurance as unimpressive. Lastly, nerfs from game updates have further hindered her by decreasing her already light weight, worsening her forward aerial and grab game's combo potentials, and weakening up aerial and Bouncing Fish's KO potentials.

While Sheik's flaws have resulted in her losing her status as the highest ranked character in Super Smash Bros. 4, she is still widely considered to be a very viable character in competitive play.

Trophy Description

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik claimed to be a surviving Sheikah. However, this was just a cunning disguise for Princess Zelda so that she could escape Ganondorf. In Smash Bros., she's the complete opposite of Zelda, striking with fast attacks that can keep an opponent off balance.

Trivia

  • Sheik is the first and currently only character to have her weight changed twice via updates.
  • Although Sheik has a new idle animation, she will revert to her previous one if holding a light item. She shares this trait with Yoshi.
  • Sheik and Pit are the only veterans to have at least two new special moves.
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