Absorbing Vortex

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This article is about the Mii Gunner's down special move. For the general principle, see absorption.
Absorbing Vortex
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The move in use.
User Mii Gunner
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Creates a barrier that pulls in enemy projectiles and weak explosions to heal damage.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Absorbing Vortex (アブソーバー, Absorber) is one of three down special moves for the Mii Gunner.

Overview[edit]

When used, the Gunner can absorb energy-based projectiles, similarly to PSI Magnet. Using this move after a jump pushes the Mii Gunner upward slightly, increasing recovery distance.

Much like Lucas and Ness' PSI Magnet, upon absorbing a projectile, tapping the control stick or control pad (depending on controller) in a direction will cause the Mii Gunner to roll in that direction, sidestep, or jump without having to release the attack first.

The move received several buffs in the transition to Ultimate. Its healing multiplier has been increased while its endlag has been decreased, and it now produces a weak hitbox upon startup, thus making it safer to use.

Customization[edit]

Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Echo Reflector 2. Bomb Drop 3. Absorbing Vortex
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"Reflects enemy projectiles, sending them back even stronger than they were before." "A thrown bomb that rolls a short distance on the ground." "Sucks in enemy projectiles, forming a barrier that also heals your damage."

Gallery[edit]

Mii Gunner's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Charge Blast Laser Blaze Grenade Launch
Side special Flame Pillar Stealth Burst Gunner Missile
Up special Lunar Launch Cannon Uppercut Arm Rocket
Down special Echo Reflector Bomb Drop Absorbing Vortex
Final Smash Full Blast
Mii Gunner's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Charge Blast Laser Blaze Grenade Launch
Side special Flame Pillar Stealth Burst Gunner Missile
Up special Lunar Launch Cannon Jump Kick Arm Rocket
Down special Echo Reflector Bomb Drop Absorbing Vortex
Final Smash Full Blast