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Lightning Buster

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Lightning Buster
Mythra's neutral special in Ultimate.
Mythra using Lightning Buster.
User Mythra
Universe Xenoblade Chronicles
Article on Xeno Series Wiki Lightning Buster

Lightning Buster (ライトニングバスター, Lightning Buster) is Mythra's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


When used, Mythra slashes out with her sword multiple times. The move can be charged to increase the power and number of slashes and turned around on release. While charging, the Aegis Sword has a hitbox (similar to Ness's yo-yo smash attacks, Corrin's forward smash or Lucario's Aura Sphere) that can lead to the rest of the move and be used as an impromptu anti-air or even as a situational combo finisher. Shortly before the first slash begins, Mythra briefly becomes intangible. The move only hits directly in front of Mythra, with the exception of the first hit, which hits both in front of and behind her.

Overall, Lightning Buster is, by far, the strongest kill move in Mythra's arsenal, and her main way to finish stocks without relying on Pyra.

Lightning Buster previously had weight-independent knockback, which made it better against heavy characters but worse against light characters; this was removed in version 12.0.0.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MythraHeadSSBU.png Repeatedly attack diagonally with slashing blows. Hold down the button to charge up power, but be aware that the charge can't be held.


Mythra performing Lightning Buster in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Lightning Buster is Mythra's Level 3 Special in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. In the original game, there were only two major slashes, rather than multiple. It is also used as one of her Vanguard Arts in Torna ~ The Golden Country.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ライトニングバスター, Lightning Buster
UK English Lightning Buster
France French Canon à ions
Germany German Blitzbrecher
Spain Spanish Ruina Relámpago
Italy Italian Distruttore fulminante
China Chinese (Simplified) 闪电爆发
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 聖光炸裂
South Korea Korean 라이트닝 버스터, Lightning Buster
Netherlands Dutch Bliksemsnijder
Russia Russian Сoкрушающая зарница