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Darkshad "Darkshad The Legend"
Ultimate mains Shulk, Wolf
Other Ultimate
Fox, Ken, Ryu, Joker
SSB4 main Ryu
Other SSB4
Cloud, Shulk, Mewtwo
Former sponsor(s) Events2Compete, FlySociety
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 41st
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ohio Smash Ultimate Power Rankings: 3rd
Additional info
Real name Orion Wolf
Birth date (age 21)
Location Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Darkshad is an SSB4 Ryu player from Cincinnati, Ohio, who competed in his first tournament in January of 2016.

Darkshad's diligence and commitment to improving has resulted with him, in just over a year's time, going from being an unknown Wi-Fi Shulk to earning the rank of 2nd on the Ohio Smash 4 Power Rankings, 7th on the Midwest Smash 4 Power Rankings, and 41st on the Panda Global Rankings 100. In 2017 to the present, Darkshad has been very active: attending tournaments through-out the USA, including several Sagas and GENESIS in California, CEO, EVO, Super Smash Con, GameTyrantExpo and large regionals through-out the Midwest such as Smash 'N' Splash and the Midwest Mayhem events.

Throughout 2017, Darkshad had won sets against a number of PGR ranked players such as Ally (at Super Smash Con 2017, Little Big House 3, and Holiday Heist 3), CaptainZack (at Climax 2), and Cosmos (at both Climax 2 and Holiday Heist 3). Other set wins include: Pugwest, Mr.E, and Pink Fresh at Glitch 3, and Locus, ZeRo, MVD, and Nairo at GameTyrant Expo 2017. In 2016, Darkshad took sets off of Larry Lurr, Abadango, MkLeo, Tweek, Zinoto, Elegant, Samsora, MVD, and Ned.

The highlight of Darkshad's play during 2017 was improved consistency and a clear "step-up" in performance compared to 2016. Finishing 7th at GameTyrant Expo 2017 by beating both ZeRo and Nairo, 9th at Smash 'N' Splash 3, 13th at Super Smash Con 2017, a respectable 33rd at CEO 2017, 49th at GENESIS 4, and a marginal 65th at both 2GGC: Civil War and EVO 2017, highlighting his 2017 performance. Regional performance had usually resulted in a top 10 finish with wins in Indy, Louisville, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Michigan and respectable performances at Midwest Mayhem events in Chicago, and a 3rd place finish at Glitch 3 to name a few. 2017 concluded with a 1st place finish at WinterTheatre in Indiana, and a similar 1st place win at Holiday Heist 3 in Michigan. At Holiday Heist 3, Darkshad came up on Losers side to defeat Ally, and managed to win both grand finals sets over Cosmos as well.

Darkshad hopes to realize continued progression during 2018. PGR v4 ranked him at 26th, representing a return to PGR after a strong 2nd half 2017. GENESIS and Frostbite, the first two "majors" of the new year were relatively successful for Darkshad. His 25th place finish at GENESIS and 9th place finish at Frostbite were a continuation of the positive trend from 2017. Although he fell down a bit, he was still ranked 45th on the Panda Global Rankings v5.

In SSBU, Darkshad continues to play Shulk with Wolf as a co-main and Ken as a strong secondary. He is considered one of the best Shulk players in the world and has taken sets off players such as Kome, Jakal, Magister, colinies, and Mystearica. Darkshad is currently ranked 3rd on the Ohio Smash Ultimate Power Rankings.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Rebirth IV January 9th, 2016 17th
Landlocked February 20th, 2016 33rd
AL Smash 20 March 10th, 2016 1st
Shuffle VIII March 12th, 2016 9th
AL Smash 21 March 17th, 2016 1st
Barrel Bash March 19th, 2016 2nd 7th Marsh
OUTFOXX'D March 26th, 2016 9th Lightshad
Gotta Smash'em All! April 2nd, 2016 1st
Midwest Mayhem 2 April 30th, 2016 5th
Deluge May 14th, 2016 13th 17th Sai
Button Check 5 - The Hunt for the Witch May 21st, 2016 2nd 2nd Absol
BSS X SOS Midwest Battle Royal May 28th, 2016 4th
Koronbasu: Version red June 18th, 2016 1st 3rd Level 9 Cloud
WTFox 2 July 1st-3rd, 2016 7th 9th EMPEROR Eevee
Midwest Mayhem 4 July 9th-10th, 2016 7th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 385th
Smash for the Summer July 30th, 2016 2nd 4th Lightshad
AL Smash 39 August 4th, 2016 1st
Rebirth VIII August 6th, 2016 7th 25th Lightshad
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14st, 2016 65th 65th Ice
Endgame August 20th-21st, 2016 7th
Show Me Your Moves 17 September 3rd, 2016 4th 2nd Tyroy
Zero Fox Given September 17th, 2016 5th 7th Renegade
The Proving Ground September 24th, 2016 7th 5th EMPEROR Eevee
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 17th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 65th 13th Renegade
Double Barreled October 22nd, 2016 1st 1st Sells
Midwest Mayhem 5 November 5th, 2016 25th 9th Miloni
Kings of the North V November 19th-20th, 2016 3rd 7th EMPEROR Eevee
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 9th
FNSD 26 December 9th, 2016 17th
Showdown: Battle Royale December 10th-11th, 2016 7th 5th Day
Midwest Mayhem 6: SoCal Invasion January 7th, 2017 13th 9th Akiro
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 49th 65th Lightshad
Kingslayer 2 January 28th, 2017 7th 7th xane
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 13th 17th Ned
Freezing Point: A Prelude to Frostbite February 24th, 2017 2nd
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 33rd 13th xane
BSG Presents: Barrel Bash II March 11th, 2017 1st 7th xane
Master Hand Monthly #10 March 18th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 65th 65th Lightshad
Shuffle: Battle of the Midwest April 1st-2nd, 2017 4th
Midwest Mayhem 8: North American Tour April 8th, 2017 17th 4th 8BitMan
Miami University Smash Open April 15th, 2017 1st
Master Hand Monthly #11 April 29th, 2017 2nd
Glitch 3 May 6th, 2017 3rd 1st 6WX
Bourbon State Gaming: Barrel Roll May 13th, 2017 2nd
OUTFOXX'D AGAIN May 20th, 2017 9th 1st 6WX
AllMid Smash for the State May 27th, 2017 1st 1st Sells
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 9th 5th 8BitMan
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 33rd
ALSmash76 June 22nd, 2017 1st
Climax 2 June 24th, 2017 1st
BigALJune June 29th, 2017 1st
Midwest Mayhem 9: Old vs New July 1st, 2017 9th
Indianapolis Impact July 8th, 2017 1st 2nd Mysterica
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 65th
BigAl July July 27th, 2017 1st
Master Hand Monthly #12 July 29th, 2017 5th 1st Mysterica
Bourbon State Gaming: Old Fashioned August 5th, 2017 1st
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 13th 49th Stephmicky
Master Hand Monthly #13 August 26th, 2017 4th
Show Me Your Moves 18 September 9th, 2017 3rd 2nd Mysterica
Master Hand Monthly #14 September 16th, 2017 4th 1st Mystearica
Friday Night Smash Delight #58: A Mini Showdown September 22nd-23rd, 2017 7th
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 13th 5th 6WX
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 7th
Little Big House 3 October 5th, 2017 5th
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 49th 33rd 8BitMan
Bourbon State Gaming: Double Barreled II October 21st, 2017 1st 1st Mystearica
Master Hand Monthly #15: Halloween Edition October 28th, 2017 1st 2nd Mystearica
Super FamiCon 2017 November 17th-19th, 2017 13th 1st Light
Midwest Mayhem 10 November 25th, 2017 33rd 5th StardusT
Master Hand Monthly #17 December 16th, 2017 4th
The Winter Theatre December 23rd, 2017 1st 2nd Rickles
Holiday Heist 3 December 29th, 2017 1st
Kumite in Tennessee 2018 January 6th, 2017 4th
Master Hand Monthly January 2018 January 13th, 2018 1st
Smash of the Titans 58 Pre-Genesis Edition January 18th, 2018 13th
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 25th
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 9th 5th Fatality
Master Hand Monthly February 2018 February 17th, 2018 1st
SOS-4 February 24th, 2018 1st 1st Sells
Barrel Bash III March 3rd, 2018 1st 4th Sells
Midwest Mayhem 11 March 10th, 2018 17th
Dat Killed?! Now The Tables Have Turned Edition March 17th, 2018 4th
Full Bloom 4 March 24th-25th, 2018 4th 3rd Sells
Koronbasu SoleSilver March 31st, 2018 2nd
WitchTrials 1 April 14th, 2018 1st
Master Hand Monthly April April 21st, 2018 1st
The Grind Fridays 24 April 27th, 2018 5th
Glitch 4 April 28th, 2018 17th
Master Hand Monthly: May 2018 May 12th, 2018 3rd
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 17th 4th Light
Bourbon State Gaming: B3 June 9th, 2018 1st
Triforce Friday June 22nd, 2018 25th
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 17th
AllMid July 7th, 2018 1st
Friday Night Smash Delight : A Mini Showdown 3 July 13th, 2018 5th
Showdown: Battle Royale 3 July 14th-15th, 2018 13th
Master Hand Monthly July July 21st, 2018 1st
Southern Ohio Smash 5 July 28th, 2018 5th 1st Mysterica
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 33rd 13th Fatality
Master Hand Monthy August August 18th, 2018 1st 2nd Gemini
Little Big House 4 October 4th, 2018 3rd
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 5th
The Midwest Battlefield October 13th, 2018 1st
Bourbon Street Gaming:Double Barrell III October 20th, 2018 2nd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Holiday Heist 4: Ultimate Edition December 29th, 2018 2nd
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 65th
Uncontested March 2nd, 2019 1st
Full Bloom 5 March 23rd-24th, 2019 17th
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 49th
COST 2019 June 8th, 2019 4th
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 193rd
2GG: Run it Back September 7th, 2019 5th 4th WaDi
FortCON 2019 September 28th, 2019 4th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 49th


  • Darkshad is one of the six players to have a tied record against ZeRo (1-1, with the others being Shuton, falln, Fatality, Seagull Joe, and Day).
  • Darkshad is one of the few players (if not the only player) to have someone lie on his wiki page saying that he wrote his own SmashWiki page.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]