Ike (SSBU)/Up special
Ike swings the sword upward, spins midair, and descends to the ground. This move makes it an effective out of shield option due to the super armor and KO potential prior to patch 8.0.0 buff to Aether. This move can also meteor opponents when Ike descends which can be used for gimps or last stock situations due to KOing the opponents first. Like every super armor move, this will be grabbed out of which can be situational for this move.
As a recovery, it only goes vertically, and due to Ike's predictable recovery, this makes it situational for recovering. He can be gimped from this, most notably with characters that have Counter due to redirecting the opponents hitbox and sending them almost horizontally which makes it useless for him to recover.
- The first hit has transcendent priority, improving its utility out of shield.
- The landing hit launches at a lower angle (60° → 50°) and has much more knockback scaling (115 → 155). This drastically improves the move's KO potential, KOing at around 115% from the center stage if all hits connect, and grants Ike a new KO setup from his neutral aerial near the edge at mid percents, regardless of said move's nerfs.