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Meta Knight (SSBB)/Forward smash

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Overview

The hitbox of Meta Knight's f-smash

Meta Knight pulls back his sword for a moment, then slashes in front of himself, dealing 14% uncharged to 19% fully charged. It's among his strongest moves in terms of knockback (KOing earlier than all of his other moves), but is also his slowest move in startup lag, with 24 frames. It can also be considered his only "slow" attack. However, it does have a very fast charge release, and very little ending lag, with even less ending lag than his down smash. The move is a powerful finisher, but its slow speed hinders its effectiveness, and a down smash is usually considered a better option due to having much faster startup. The best use for the move is for punishing the opponent's edge options above 100%, and punishing linear and/or predictable recoveries, or non-transcendent recovery moves where the opponent doesn't grab onto the edge, such as Mach Tornado.

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 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 28 99 0 7.0 Root 0.0 6.4 5.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(NoClang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png
1 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 28 99 0 6.0 Root 0.0 6.4 19.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(NoClang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png
2 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 28 99 0 6.0 Root -2.0 9.6 13.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(NoClang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png
3 0 14% 0 AngleIcon361.png 28 99 0 6.0 Root 2.0 3.2 13.0 1.0x 1.0x 0% HitboxTableIcon(NoClang).png HitboxTableIcon(NoRebound).png TypeIcon(Sword).png EffectIcon(Slash).png HitboxTableIcon(GroundedTrue).png HitboxTableIcon(AerialTrue).png L Slash SpecialsDirect.png

Timing

Charges between 20-21
Hitboxes 24-25
Interruptible 42
Animation length 41
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Legend (1 square = 1 frame)
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Lag time
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Charge interval
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Hitbox
This move in SSBB This move in SSB4 This move in SSBU Meta Knight's moveset
Neutral attack · Forward tilt (1 · 2 · 3) · Up tilt · Down tilt · Dash attack · Forward smash · Up smash · Down smash
Neutral aerial · Forward aerial · Back aerial · Up aerial · Down aerial · Glide attack
Grab · Pummel · Forward throw · Back throw · Up throw · Down throw
Floor attack (front) · Floor attack (back) · Floor attack (trip) · Edge attack (fast) · Edge attack (slow)
Neutral special · Side special · Up special · Down special · Final Smash