Marth: Prince of Altea"If you will allow me, I can be your strength!"
Guides and Resources
A list of useful guides and resources from various members of the SSBM community; this collection contains resources relevant to players of all skill levels.
- 739 Mew2King edgeguards
- Analysis of PPMD's Playstyle by Leffen
- Armada's 5 Tips for Beginners
- How to Mash FAST! By BeefySmashDudes
- Ippo's SSBM Training Tips
- Kira's SSBM Tutorials
- Ken's Marth Tutorial #1
- Ken's Marth tutorial #2
- Marth Movement and Tips with The Moon
- Marth Trials by Ripple
- Jigglypuff Matchup guide by Arc
- Marth Tutorial Playlist by Zephirex
- Marth Melee by Super Smash Academy
- Overswarm's Marth Tutorial
- Platform Push-off demonstration by Armada
- Pivoting with Marth by Arc
- Practice with Cactus, ft. PPMD/Zhu
- Tech Lessons at PewPewUniversity by PewPewU
- Useful No Impact Landings by Zaheer's Air Scooter
Full Tech-Skill List
A comprehensive list of the techniques available to Marth in SSBM along with descriptions, explanations, and details on everything - starting from the fundamentals to impractical swag maneuvers.
For newer players, please keep in mind that some of these techniques are either not important to learn, or generally useless in competitive play. If you're aware of a tech that is not listed here, or would like to contribute to this list in any other way, please let me know! Also, the names here are what I call these techniques personally. There are many different names for specific Tech in SSBM. Though very subjective (and just for fun) I've attempted to assign a difficulty and usefullness rating to every tech in this list.
- Boost Grab
- D-tilt IASA
- Fair Waveland
- Jab Reset
- Jump Cancel Grab
- Platform Drop Auto-Cancel Dair
- Princess/Swordsman Spike
- Short Hop Double Aerial
- Small step Forward Smash
- Standing D-tilt
- Toy Dash
- Tree Grab
- Whispy Blink Grab
- Addy Dash
- Edge Cancel
- Getup Edge Pushoff
- Lean Drop
- Ledge Dash
- PC Drop
- Pivot Drop
- Teeter Cancel
- Teeter Drop
- Boost Run
- Cactuar Dash
- Charlie Walk
- Stationary Dash
- Front Pivot
- Empty Pivot
- Perfect Pivot
- Quarter-Circle Pivot
Gifs and Webms
An easily searchable collection of gifs and webms to help with learning Marth - sortable by multiple different criteria, such as: characters, players, or stages. This collection will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often!
|Type||Marth Player||Stage||Opponent||Opponent Char||URL|
|Combo||Leffen||Fountain of Dreams||Jack||Falco||Link|
|Combo||N/A||Fountain of Dreams||N/A||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mang0||Fountain of Dreams||Alex19||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mew2King||Fountasin of Dreams||Leffen||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mew2King||Fountain of Dreams||PewPewU||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mew2King||Fountain of Dreams||Leffen||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mew2King||Fountain of Dreams||SFAT||Fox||Link|
|Combo||The Moon||Final Destination||Hax$||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Mew2King||Final Destination||The Moon||Marth||Link|
|Combo||The Moon||Yoshi's Story||2Shadez||Fox||Link|
|Combo||Zain||Yoshi's Story||Free Bluntz||Fox||Link|
|Combo||The Moon||on Dreamland||Leffen||Fox||Link|
|Combo||SmashG0D||Yoshi's Story||Swedish Delight||Sheik||Link|
|Edgeguard||Mew2King||Yoshi's Story||PC Chris||Falcon||Link|
|Edgeguard||Hyprid||Fountain of Dreams||Laudandus||Sheik||Link|
|Edgeguard||Leffen||Fountain of Dreams||Mew2King||Marth||Link|
|Recovery||SmashG0D||Yoshi's Story||Swedish Delight||Sheik||Link|
Learning Marth: A Timeline
A time line that will help guide you through the daunting process of learning SSBM using Marth. Divided into stages, ordered by difficulty, and full of technical challenges. I have tried to make this process both fun and informative for players wanting to learn this game.
The timeline is divided into 5 stages, each of which is more difficult and complex than the last. It's focus is on learning techniques and their applications, but also covers various aspects of general strategy. Keep in mind that you don't need to master everything described in every stage before moving on. Feel free to jump around as you please, and learn and practice whatever you think you will enjoy and/or benefit from.
Note: Any challenge requiring multiple successful completions of a task can be assumed that they must be done consecutively.
A collection of information on playing against specific characters as Marth, based on my personal knowledge and experience. These are my own opinions, and are not to be taken as 100% correct. This section will be expanded regularly as I continue to play Marth and gain relevant matchup knowledge.
This section is likely to grow very slowly. I have extremely limited exposure against much of the cast, and I only want to formalize my thoughts once I feel I understand how I want to play a matchup.
A sequence of increasingly difficult technical challenges. Simply grinding tech-skills can get a bit boring at times; these challenges are designed to provide a fun incentive to train difficult techniques. See how many you can complete!
Tech Trials Set 1Emphasis on Techniques
Tech Trials Set 2Emphasis on Sequences
General information about myself, this website, and how to contact me.
Who I Am
I'm STT_PureDrop - a software developer from South Carolina who loves SSBM. I don't consider myself an amazing player by any means, but I do know a lot. I'm a Marth main (if you somehow didn't already guess), but I also play quite a lot of Fox. Since I've started learning Melee I've been training and practicing almost completely in isolation; with the exceptions being my brother Seshiro and close friend Size14Gerudo who I play against frequently. I'll hopefully be going to tournaments and playing against much more players in the near future, and I look forward to improving.
For me personally the greatest difficulty when I was first learning Melee was a lack of centralized and accessible resources. As I learned new techniques etc. I started to write notes and descriptions to serve as my own personal 'Marth reference guide'. After a while I noticed I had a pretty large amount of information, some of which was easy to miss when learning. My motivation for creating and updating this site is to give players wanting to learn about Marth the resource that I wished existed when I was doing the same. I hope some of you find this site useful, and that I can give something back to the Melee community in thanks for all the great experiences it's given me.
If I get good feedback and people find this site useful then I could potentially do something similar for other characters, or even for Melee in general.
The meaning of "STT_PureDrop"
Many years ago I was spending a weekend with one of my brothers and a close friend. We were unpackaging airsoft guns we had recently ordered online. When looking through the instruction booklet we saw the most amazingly mistranslated sentence I have ever seen in my life. There was an image of an arrow pointing to a picture of the airsoft gun, and the following text (verbatim) was below the image:
"When the gun tube stem, use the plastics stick, stop the thing pure drop."
Reading that sentence was one of the most hilarious moments of my life, and has been an inside joke among my brothers and friends ever since. So to explain my tag...
Stop The Thing Pure Drop = STT_PureDrop
Contact and Feedback
Complaints, recommendations, corrections, questions, requests, all feedback is welcome! For now the best way to contact me regarding melee is through twitter. For any fellow SC players, message me if you want to play. I could use the practice partners.