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Luigi (SSBU)/Down tilt

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Hitbox visualization showing Luigi's down tilt.

Overview

Luigi performs a heel kick in front of him. It possesses fast frame 5 startup and very little endlag, at only 5 frames of vulnerability once the hitbox ends. It also possesses 4 active frames, which combined with a good, low-hitting hitbox, makes it an excellent two-frame tool. This makes down tilt a generally low commitment move, even being -2 on shield when fresh, and being +1 should the very last active frame connect, making it one of Luigi's overall safest ways to poke in neutral. Due to its safety, it has a potential shield-break setup in two down tilts then Super Jump Punch. It can be avoided via rolls or a very fast out-of-shield option, however down tilt's sheer safety can allow Luigi to punish if an OOS option is correctly read. It also gives Luigi lots of combo potential, including being able to jablock at low percents, leading to standing grabs at mid percents, then dash grabs at high percents, and the very low endlag of the move even allows moves like up tilt, more down tilts, aerials or Super Jump Punch to be used out of a dash for further combos, KO confirms and mixups.

Down tilt also is useful as a ledgetrapping tool. As a result of its hitbox and sheer speed, it can pressure ledge options from every character in the game, as it is able to hit every single ledgehang animation, and when combined with his grab aerial, can make for a difficult time for opponents to get back to stage. It can also set up for an aerial offstage if hit close to ledge. Down tilt is also one of Luigi's best options out of a perfect shield, as opponents typically will shield themselves after being perfect shielded, allowing down tilt to then pressure them for this, thus conditioning the opponent to do something else which can be punished accordingly.

Hitboxes

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset SDIx FFx T% Clang Rebound Type Effect G A Sound Direct
0 0 5.0% 0 AngleIcon361.png 32 72 0 4.8 kneer 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Foot).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Kick SpecialsDirect.png
1 0 5.0% 0 AngleIcon361.png 32 72 0 3.8 legr 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Foot).png EffectIcon(Normal).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Kick SpecialsDirect.png

Timing

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Animation length 27
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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 aerial
Grab · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack
Neutral special · Side special · Up special · Down special · Final Smash
Down taunt