Awareness of and proficiency in the techniques listed below can help you become a stronger, more dexterous, and overall more competent smash player. They’re presented in small, digestible batches, and with each batch, the techniques generally become more advanced. Some techniques are cumulative: for example, to understand a Grounded Spike Cancel, it would help to have an understanding of both Directional Influence and Teching. In general, the third item in a batch is not a dire skill to know, but knowledge of that skill can definitely give you a leg up in battle.
Take your time with each batch before moving onto the next one: you won’t benefit as much from messing with a technique for a minute as you will when you make an effort to really get it down.
This guide is a work in process, so expect updates and adjustments!
In addition to our guide, we highly recommend you check out this series by Izaw. In his guides, he discusses and demonstrates many of the techniques a player should be familiar with at each level of skill.