Byleth (SSBU)/Up special
|Byleth Up Special Hitbox Visualizations.|
Byleth whips the Sword of the Creator upward, acting as a tether recovery similar to Joker's Grappling Hook in function. It can also attach to walls and allow Byleth to jump off, up to three times consecutively without landing. If it connects with an opponent, Byleth latches onto the opponent before footstooling them, dealing damage based on how far away the opponent was; if their percentage is at least 50% when they are footstooled, it becomes an untechable meteor smash. This footstool has only one frame of ending lag, allowing Byleth to immediately follow up with any of his aerials or special moves, with combos into moves such as neutral aerial (though this particular combo is only effective against Donkey Kong), back aerial, and reverse-inputted side special. Against grounded opponents, the move first launches them up with the sword to allow Byleth to latch onto them. When activated in the air, it instantly cancels all of Byleth's knockback, which can improve his survivability.
- It has increased base knockback at high percents (0 → 14), allowing to KO earlier. This also removes the dead zone, in which the opponent did not have to tech the spike on stage, increasing the moves utility when used around 50%.
- It has faster startup (frame 11 → 9 (grounded), 12 → 10 (aerial)) (FAF 49 → 47).
These throws have their damage increased depending on the distance between Byleth and their opponent at the moment the grab connects. They deal the most damage when the opponent is far from Byleth.
Sword of the Creator uses hitboxes that act as grabs. as such, it cannot grab shielding opponents.
|Launcher (grounded only)||9|
|Grab (early, mid, late, latest)||10-11, 12, 13, 14-17|