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Gale Strike

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Gale Strike
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Mii Swordfighter using Gale Strike in Ultimate.
User Mii Swordfighter
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Gale Strike (トルネードショット, Tornado Shot), known as Tornado Strike in the PAL version, is one of three neutral special moves for the Mii Swordfighter.

Overview[edit]

When this move is used, the Mii Swordfighter spins in place then slashes, sending a swirling gale forward. The gale speeds up as it moves, and hits enemies multiple times as it passes through them[1]. If the gale slides off an edge, it will fall slightly before continuing forward in a straight line[2]. The move is aesthetically similar to Link's Gale Boomerang, but behaves more like the Ore Club's tornadoes. The attack is also capable of destroying some objects, such as Diddy Kong's bananas. If an opponent touches the tornado during its final frames of animation, they will not take any damage and simply be lifted up (or pushed backwards) by it, boosting their recovery. If the Swordfighter uses Gale Strike in midair, they will gain a bit of upwards momentum.

In Ultimate, the move travels a shorter distance overall and has lost its pushing ability. To compensate, it deals much more damage, launches much faster, and has been repurposed into an extremely effective combo starter, dealing set knockback and keeping enemies in a reeling animation for a long duration. This allows it to combo into aerials or Hero's Spin at any percent.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout MiiSwordfighterHeadSSB4-3.png Create a tornado with the edge of your blade.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Launches a tornado with a blade technique, tossing opponents upward. Gradually loses strength.

Customization[edit]

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

1. Gale Strike 2. Shuriken of Light 3. Blurring Blade
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"A blade technique that sends a tornado hurtling forth." "A small throwing weapon made of light that flies straight forward." "A flurry of sword slashes. Charge it longer for extra power."

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Gale Strike is one of the few attacks in the Smash Bros. series that use wind as a method to deal direct damage. Most existing wind-based attacks in the series were either custom moves (like Ike's Tempest custom move for Eruption) or simply push forces.

References[edit]

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