Marth (SSB4)/Forward aerial

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Hitbox visualization showing Marth's forward aerial.

Overview[edit]

Marth does a forward vertical slash from top to bottom with his sword, doing 8% damage on the base of the sword and 11% with the tip. Although it has low knockback if hit on its base, it has good KOing potential at around 120-130% when hit on the tip, and can KO earlier when used near the edges of the stage. Hits with an arc which covers his entire front body within frames 6 to 8 and can autocancel in a short hop. It is a useful move for spacing, edgeguarding, and as an aerial approach tool due to its long-ranged, disjointed hitbox. It is a decently safe move in neutral when spaced near the end of the sword, but only when used either immediately out of a retreating jump (be it short or full hop), or when tipped during a fast fall (doing a short hop then fast falling at the peak of the jump and then using the move is the optimal way to space with this move), and is a great retreating tool in general. However, unlike in past games, it cannot be interrupted with another aerial during a short hop. It also has 16 frames of landing lag and strict autocancel frames, making it unsafe to land with this attack unless tippered on shield. It also has low hitbox duration, making it require precise timing to consistently space with it.

Hitboxes[edit]

ID Part Damage SD Angle BK KS FKV Radius Bone Offset SDIx FFx T% Clang Rebound Type Effect G A Sound Direct
0 0 8% 0 AngleIcon361.png 40 80 0 3.5 1002 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0x 0.7x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png
1 0 8% 0 AngleIcon361.png 40 80 0 3.5 22 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0x 0.7x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png M Slash SpecialsDirect.png
2 0 11.5% 0 AngleIcon361.png 40 90 0 3.5 1002 0.0 0.0 7.7 1.0x 1.25x 0% HitboxTableIcon(Clang).png HitboxTableIcon(Rebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png

Timing[edit]

Attack[edit]

Hitboxes 6-8
Ending autocancel 36-
Interruptible 38
Animation length 40
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Landing lag[edit]

Animation length 16
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This move in SSBM This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 Marth's moveset
Neutral attack (1 · 2) · 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 · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack
Neutral special (def · c1 · c2) · Side special (def · c1 · c2) · Up special (def · c1 · c2) · Down special (def · c1 · c2) · Final Smash