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Burning Sword

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Burning Sword
Pyra's Final Smash in Ultimate.
Pyra using Burning Sword in Ultimate.
User Pyra
Universe Xenoblade Chronicles
Article on Xeno Series Wiki Burning Sword

Burning Sword (バーニングソード, Burning Sword) is Pyra's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Pyra summons Rex, who says "Do it, Pyra!" and performs an overhand slash to transition into a cutscene. In the cutscene, Pyra says "Yeah, on it.", and she and Rex hold the Aegis Sword together and leap toward the trapped opponents, shouting the move’s name. The game then transitions back into normal gameplay, where Pyra and Rex summon a large pillar of fire in front of them, which then explodes. Pyra says "Witness our power!" at the end of the Final Smash. Compared to Mythra's Sacred Arrow, Pyra's Burning Sword deals less total damage and has less horizontal coverage, but has much higher KO potential.

If the initial slash fails to hit anyone, the rest of the Final Smash does not occur.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List PyraHeadSSBU.png Rex can hit multiple opponents with a huge pillar of fire, launching them away. This Final Smash deals less damage than Mythra's, but it has higher launch power and can more easily KO opponents.


Rex and Pyra using Burning Sword in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Burning Sword is Pyra's Level 4 Blade Special. The technique also serves as one of Pyra's signature moves, as she and Rex perform Burning Sword during many cutscenes. The move's animation in Smash is a recreation of its animation in battles in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese バーニングソード, Burning Sword
UK English Burning Sword
France French Tranchant ardent
Germany German Flammenschwert
Spain Spanish Acero en Llamas
Italy Italian Spada ardente
China Chinese (Simplified) 爆燃之剑
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 烈燃之劍
South Korea Korean 버닝 소드, Burning Sword
Netherlands Dutch Brandend Zwaard
Russia Russian Пoлыхающий меч


  • Burning Sword, Sacred Arrow, and Final Blaster are the only Final Smashes that start off with a cinematic but end in-game. The opposite holds true for Infernal Climax.
    • Along with Petey Piranha, these are also the only Final Smashes from DLC characters in Ultimate to contain non-cinematic elements.
  • Masahiro Sakurai revealed in a YouTube video[1] that footage from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was used to tweak the animation of Burning Sword during development.