Gale Strike

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Gale Strike
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The Mii Swordfighter strikes with a gale
User Mii Swordfighter
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Create a tornado with the edge of your blade.
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Launches a tornado with a blade technique, tossing opponents upward. Gradually losses strength.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

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. 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, but it is now a far stronger, more effective combo starter, complete with the ability to be launched much faster.

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."

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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