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Blade Counter

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Blade Counter
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Blade Counter in Ultimate.
User Mii Swordfighter
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Blade Counter (カウンター, Counter) is one of three down special moves for the Mii Swordfighter.

Overview[edit]

True to its name, it is a counterattack. The Mii Swordfighter will lean back and hold its sword in reverse grip upon activating, and if hit with an attack while in this pose, retaliate with a slash of the weapon. The move does 1.25x the damage of the attack that hits the Swordfighter, with a minimum of 8% damage. When the move is initiated, a jagged red line appears upon countering an attack, resembling the one that appears during Little Mac's Slip Counter.

In Ultimate, the counterattack has been altered: the retaliating slash is now an upwards lifting slash that sends opponents vertically. This gives it consistent KO potential regardless of the Swordfighter's positioning, but makes it significantly worse for KOing opponents near the side blast lines. Uniquely, the Swordfighter is shown "parrying" during Blade Counter with a twirl of their sword, which triggers an "off-balance" animation for the opponent and cancels their attack animation before the counterattack hits.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-3.png A defensive stance that counters enemy attacks.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Counters an attack. The strength of the strike depends on the foe's attack.

Customization[edit]

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

1. Blade Counter 2. Reversal Slash 3. Power Thrust
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"Counter an enemy attack. The strength of your strike depends on their attack." "Creates a rainbow that reflects projectiles. Can also flip foes around if it hits them." "A high-speed strike that goes forward on the ground and diagonally down in the air."

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Trivia[edit]

  • The pose that the Swordfighter adopts while using this move is identical to the pose they strike while shielding.
    • The pose also resembles Roy's counter stance from Super Smash Bros. Melee, except Roy holds his sword in front of him.
  • In Ultimate, victims are forced into their grounded grab release animation when Blade Counter triggers.
Mii Swordfighter's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Gale Strike Shuriken of Light Blurring Blade
Side special Airborne Assault Slash Launcher Chakram
Up special Stone Scabbard Skyward Slash Dash Hero's Spin
Down special Blade Counter Reversal Slash Power Thrust
Final Smash Final Edge
Mii Swordfighter's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Gale Strike Shuriken of Light Blurring Blade
Side special Airborne Assault Gale Stab Chakram
Up special Stone Scabbard Skyward Slash Dash Hero's Spin
Down special Blade Counter Reversal Slash Power Thrust
Final Smash Final Edge