I have a Kirby Amiibo with Easy Perfect Shield, Shield Mirror, and Exploading Perfect Shield. He's very difficult to hit because he times his perfect shield probably 3 in 4 times if he's on the ground and not mid-swing.

I'm considering replacing Easy Perfect Shield with a Healer Shield item. I don't know how often he shields perfectly because he's a computer vs how often he does it because he has the Easy Perfect Shield buff. I'm afraid to test it, because I don't have another Easy Perfect Shield item should he become less effective.

Can anyone give me an idea of about how often max level amiibos time their perfect shield naturally?

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    Assuming that "lv50 amiibo" translates into "lv9 CPU", he'll have a 1-frame reaction time for everything (also assuming the AI works at least similar to Brawl's), which means "how often" would be "however often a lv9 CPU decides to perfect shield". I would guess 90%. But there's too many assumptions here to post as an answer.
    – Toomai
    Feb 8 '15 at 21:17
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    Fair enough. I'm pretty sure lv50 amiibos have faster "reflexes" than level 9 computers. I'll keep my Easy Perfect Shield then.
    – dx_over_dt
    Feb 8 '15 at 21:50
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    Amiibos are, generally, smarter than CPUs at max level because of how they adapt to gameplay.
    – Seiyria
    Feb 9 '15 at 0:45
  • CPUs also learn from your habits, but yeah I think the amiibos do this more than CPUs do.
    – Nacht
    Apr 11 '15 at 5:59

I highly suggest you switch to the other item, these Amiibos are very smart pieces of technology that develop whenever they lose or win. So if you do decide to switch, try switching to a character like Mario, or Luigi and keep pressuring them with their fireballs. Kirby will eventually learn if you take the time and patience to teach it.

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    It's interesting to note that amiibos may not "learn" from playing, their skill might just scale with level like normal CPUs, see this video youtube.com/watch?v=VE3FGrw1Ukk
    – MC ΔT
    Dec 20 '15 at 16:10

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