Lucas (リュカ, Lucas) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. Lucas is classified as fighter #37.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
Lucas must then be defeated on New Pork City for all three methods.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Lucas received a mix of buffs and nerfs, being nerfed overall. His combo game was significantly toned down as down throw no longer combos into any of his aerials beyond very low percentages and techable footstools also hinders him. PK Thunder 2 also has halted momentum at the end of its animation which shortens his recovery. Lucas also has a slightly harder time landing thanks to him only being able to air dodge once in the air and PSI Magnet no longer halts his momentum.
However, Lucas also received some buffs as his previously lacking mobility is somewhat better, while his forward, back and up aerials autocancel at frame 34, allowing all three of them to autocancel in a short hop, helping his poor approach. Lucas also has improved specials, aerials, and ground attacks giving him a much more useful ground game, safer aerials, and more useful moves for his neutral game.
Ultimate's engine also significantly benefits Lucas. Thanks to changes to air dodges and the return of directional air dodges, Lucas's has another option to mix up his recovery. Furthermore, because players can only air dodge once before landing, and combining it with a retooled PK Freeze, Lucas's edgeguard game is much more lethal than before.
Lucas has achieved some great results on a local level, most notably around the MD/VA scene. His results at majors though have been fairly poor making it uncertain as to how he stands in Ultimate's current metagame. Due to better results and a better reception, it is likely Lucas may not be considered as viable as Ness.
Lucas has mostly been buffed so far. 2.0.0 slightly buffed his neutral aerial by allowing him to grab ledges sooner and reducing landing lag. 4.0.0 has buffed him in more ways by giving his dash attack more range and a larger hitbox, giving his up smash more invincibility at the startup, and reducing his up aerial's ending lag.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
In competitive play
Classic Mode: Magic, Sacred Powers, and PSI!
All of Lucas' opponents have some sort of magical abilities.
Role in World of Light
Although Lucas does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.
Lucas can be found on a village covered in fog as a callback to his home of Tazmily Village.
Lucas's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Lucas in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character Showcase Video