He is placed 5th on the official tier list in the A tier, an improvement over his already strong 10th out of 38th placement in Brawl. This very high position is largely due to his high weight and great mobility, edgeguarding, and combo game.
Wario is a very heavy, but very mobile character. From Brawl, he maintains his incredible aerial mobility and the notorious kill move Wario Waft. These two attributes often lead to him being described as a "Fat Jigglypuff," though the two are quite different. Wario lacks a strong recovery, but his high weight makes it more difficult to knock him off the stage. His re-purposed Bite combined with his aerial mobility gives him one of the best command grabs in the game. Lack of a projectile or significant disjoint makes it somewhat difficult for him to deal with characters that have those traits.
Changes from Brawl to PM
Wario has received both buffs and nerfs in the transition from Brawl to Project M, however he has been significantly buffed overall. He has received a plethora of notable changes in his moveset to further aid him in the new metagame. It is also now much more reminiscent of his appearances in that of the various Wario Land games.
Grabs and Throws
As of v3.6 Beta, Wario-Man can now be selected as a character, in a similar fashion to Giga Bowser. Much like how Giga Bowser lost his constant armor, Wario-Man is no longer invincible for the duration of his appearance, and his recovery is no longer infinite, though Wario-Man can still gain significant distance using his extra midair jump and height gain from neutral aerial and up aerial. As expected, Wario-Man is still an exceptionally strong character, with the following noticeable changes from Wario:
Up to date as of version 3.6.
In competitive play
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