Luigi (SSBU)/Forward smash
|Luigi forward smash hitbox visualizations
Luigi steps forward and delivers a knifehand jab. It is fast for its strength at frame 12 with moderate ending lag, and possesses a very slight disjoint at the fingers as well as no kind of sourspot, making it a reliable KO option. It can be angled, which alters the move's knockback and angle stats. The slight disjoint can be utilized with the up angle as an anti-air against low-ranged aerials, strengthened by its higher kill power due to higher knockback and launch angle, capable of killing at ~85% on midweights from the top. The un-angled variation can be used with its longer horizontal reach as a strong punish, and the down angle can be used to hit certain ledgehangs, and sends at the lowest angle, thus killing earliest at the ledge at ~100% on midweights. The move also possesses five extra points of shield damage, making it a useful move to break a damaged shield.