Luigi (SSB)/Up smash

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Luigi does a headbutt upward in an arc, doing 19% damage. This makes his head a large, disjointed hitbox, with extremely high vertical knockback; it is one of the strongest up smashes in the game, being able to KO at around 80-90% normally. At base/very low percentages, it can also be used as a combo starter, as it can lead into an up tilt chain or a grab. The move is also usable for mindgames; it can punish defensive options such as rolls and intercept certain recoveries. However, it is rather laggy in terms of ending lag and has limited horizontal range. Also, there aren't many ways to combo straight into it, outside of Luigi's wall combos in the "tent" portion of Hyrule Castle, though it is possible to lead into it while using moves such as up aerial, particularly with the help of platforms.


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This move in SSB64 This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 This move in SSBU Luigi's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2 · 3) · Forward tilt · Up tilt · Down tilt · Dash attack · Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash
Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial
Grab · Forward throw · Back throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Up special · Down special
Taunt