Burning Dropkick

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Burning Dropkick
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Burning Dropkick in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Mii Brawler
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Dropkicks in a fiery blaze. Hitting an opponent or a wall breaks the fall.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Burning Dropkick (ドロップキックバーニング, Dropkick Burning), rendered as Burning Drop Kick in the PAL version, is one of the three side special moves usable by Mii Brawlers.

Overview[edit]

When used, the Brawler charges, then launches forward with their feet ablaze, damaging and knocking back the first enemy hit, while causing the Brawler to bounce back afterwards. This move is similar to Pikachu's Skull Bash and Luigi's Green Missile, in that it can aid the Mii Brawler in recovering horizontally, due to not leaving them helpless and being able to sweetspot ledges. If the move is performed like a smash attack, it charges faster. Another property that the move has include its ability to block projectiles (including King Dedede's Gordos if timed properly). However, when the Mii is in mid-launch, the move can be exploited like any other projectile, and is thus susceptible to Reflectors, which can sometimes cost the player a stock.

Despite the backward bounce upon hitting a foe preventing the attack from being punished with a shield grab, it is still generally unsafe due to its long lag making it easy to hit the Brawler out of it, as well as the bounce still leaving them vulnerable to any other out of shield options such as an aerial attack. As such, Onslaught is often preferred over this move and Headache Maker due to its faster startup and ability to tech-chase. On the other hand, though, the backward bounce does allow the Brawler to evade particularly laggy counterattacks (such as Shulk's Vision).

In Ultimate, the move works the exact same as before, but was heavily nerfed: the move lost its ability to charge and now only deals a set amount of damage because of this, thus hindering the move's horizontal recovery and mindgame potential. However, the move's landing lag can be reduced if used at the peak of a jump.

Customization[edit]

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

1. Onslaught 2. Burning Dropkick 3. Headache Maker
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"Rush forward to deliver a flurry of kicks, and then finish with an uppercut." "A fiery dropkick with decent range. Charge it to really turn up the heat!" "Pummel your foes with a swing of your arms as you descend from a jump."

Gallery[edit]

Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Shot Put Ultimate Uppercut Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Headache Maker
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Piston Punch
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Foot Flurry
Final Smash Omega Blitz
Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Shot Put Flashing Mach Punch Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Suplex
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Thrust Uppercut
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Counter Throw
Final Smash Omega Blitz