A back aerial attack (後空中攻撃, Rear/back midair attack; commonly abbreviated as bair or B-Air, and referred to as AttackAirB internally) is an aerial attack that can be performed in midair by pressing the attack button and tilting the control stick in the direction opposite to which the character is facing. Its official term varies between titles; it is known as a back midair attack in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and a back air attack from Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward. The majority of these attacks are kicks, and tend to be considerably stronger and/or faster than a fighter's other aerial attacks while also having good range; some are notable for being their fastest and most reliable KO moves, such as those of Ike and Zero Suit Samus, and can be used to approach with a technique known as a reverse aerial rush. Back aerials are also good defensive options, as they can catch an opponent trying to attack them from behind where few other attacks would be effective if usable at all.
List of back aerials
Unless stated otherwise, all back aerials are aimed behind the user.
Notable back aerials