Marth (SSBM)/Down tilt
Marth does a quick crouching sword poke in front of himself. This move is Marth's safest tool to close in on opponents. Because of its early interruptibility and a long range with short startup, this move is hard to punish for most characters when spaced correctly. It is also useful for gimping the recoveries of certain characters, such as Fox and Falco, and can do so at early percentages after a down throw or neutral attack.
Not interruptible with shield.