Mii Swordfighter (SSBU)

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Mii Swordfighter
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Swordfighter SSBU.png
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Other Smash Bros. appearance in SSB4

Availability Custom
Final Smash Final Edge
An expert in swordplay with fantastic reach and attack power.
—The Swordfighter's Ultimate description

The Mii Swordfighter (Mii剣術タイプ, Mii Fencing Type) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They were confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018, along with the other Mii Fighter types, Brawler and Gunner. Mii Swordfighter is classified as fighter #52.

As with the other Mii Fighters, they have 12 voice options, provided by Yuji Kishi, Takashi Ohara, Ryotaro Okiayu, Michihiko Hagi, Hideo Ishikawa, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Umeka Shoji, Ayumi Fujimura, Makiko Ohmoto, Minami Takayama, and Kimiko Saito.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Much like the Mii Gunner, the Mii Swordfighter retains most of their previous moveset, with the majority of the Swordfighter's changes being alterations to how their moves behave. While their changes are not as drastic as the Mii Brawler (who received four entirely new special moves), the Swordfighter has nevertheless received an abundance of buffs (possibly as a result for being the lowest ranked Mii / newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4). Like the other Mii Fighters, the Mii Swordfighter now has set attributes, including middling weight (which is identical to that of a default-sized Mii Fighter in SSB4) alongside high air speed, but average or below-average stats otherwise (falling speed, air acceleration, walk speed, run speed). As a result, the Swordfighter's role as the middle-ground Mii Fighter has been reinforced.

The Swordfighter's default moveset has not been changed significantly, with only several attacks being altered (dash attack is now a wide dashing slash, and up smash now consists of two slashes that can hit three times in front). However, the Swordfighter's aerial attacks have been given lowered lag due to the universal reduction of landing lag, patching up the Swordfighter's notorious lag issues in SSB4. As a result, the Swordfighter arguably benefits the most from universal changes (in comparison to the other Mii Fighters), as many of their aerials can now start true combos and function as safe landing options, which is additionally beneficial due to their use of a disjointed weapon.

The biggest changes come from the Swordfighter's special moves. While only one of their special moves has been renamed (Slash Launcher is now Gale Stab), the majority of the Swordfighter's specials have significantly improved utility. Many now deal much higher damage, stronger knockback, or both (like Blurring Blade for example) giving the Swordfighter an abundance of powerful damage racking, KO options and fixing another of their former weaknesses.

The Swordfighter now has access to extremely effective combo starters courtesy of changes to their projectiles: Gale Strike deals much more damage, functions as a standard projectile, and now has fixed knockback with high hitstun, making it one of the most powerful combo initiators in the Swordfighter's arsenal. Shuriken of Light can now lock opponents despite its lowered damage, and gains speed as it travels. Chakram travels faster when smash thrown and deals more damage, while the slow version now lingers and returns to where it was thrown, turning it into an approach-deterring and ledge-trapping tool.

Finally, due to the changes to their specials, the Swordfighter's previously mediocre default moveset has been addressed with buffs, allowing them to function just as effectively with their default moveset. Alongside the buffed Gale Strike, Stone Scabbard functions much better for recovery and is capable of KOing, Airborne Assault now gives the Swordfighter a half-second window to prevent helplessness and deals more knockback, and Blade Counter can now initiate combos at low percents, or KO effectively due to its vertical angle.

However, the Mii Swordfighter still retains some glaring weaknesses, including subpar range for a disjointed weapon user, average ground mobility due to their new attributes, below-average frame data for many of their ground moves, and extremely weak throws, the latter two of which have not altered significantly from their transition to Ultimate (and in the case of their throws, have not been changed at all).

Because of the slew of buffs to their neutral and special moves, the Mii Swordfighter is now far more flexible, capable of either having a more rushdown-oriented playstyle or being a potent zoner with the usage of Chakram and Gale Strike.

Overall, the Mii Swordfighter's numerous buffs heavily outweigh their nerfs, making them much more effective than in Smash 4; the Swordfighter has attained surprisingly decent representation in the early metagame as a result of this and is arguably the strongest of the 3 Mii Fighters. However, the Swordfighter's viability compared to the cast and, more significantly, their impact on the metagame, are still yet to be determined.

The viewpoint on the Mii Swordfighter's opinion has gone down considerably from release, as pros such as ESAM and ZeRo believe that while they have a strong set of kill confirms and projectiles, they possess one of, if not the worst disjoint in the game, a below average speed for a swordfighter, and lackluster throws aside from down throw, and struggle against rushdown and characters with significantly better disjoints such as Cloud, Lucina, and Roy, resulting in a struggling neutral game for the Mii Swordfighter.


  • Change Players can customize the Mii Swordfighter's voice clips from 12 different voices, with 3 different pitches.
  • Change Mii Swordfighters have had their body proportions adjusted.
  • Change While still based off the "Guest B" Mii, the default Mii Swordfighter has an altered appearance, including shorter hair and thinner eyebrows.
  • Change The default outfit for the Mii Swordfighter has significantly more detail, with the Swordfighter now wearing a tunic, with additional armor pieces and a sheath.


  • Buff Like all characters, the Mii Swordfighter's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 7).
  • Change As with all Mii Fighters, the Mii Swordfighter now has fixed attributes:
    • Change The Mii Swordfighter now has a set weight of 100, on par with that of Cloud. This is identical to that of a default sized Mii Fighter in Smash 4.
    • Nerf The Mii Swordfighter walks slower (1.188 → 1.07). This affects their mobility significantly compared to the cast, as they are now the 50th fastest walker (compared to 19-20th fastest in Smash 4).
    • Buff Mii Swordfighter dashes faster (1.5 → 1.58).
      • Buff Mii Swordfighter's initial dash speed is faster (1.3 → 1.74).
    • Buff Mii Swordfighter has slightly higher air acceleration (0.04 → 0.05).
    • Buff Mii Swordfighter has a significantly higher air speed (0.96 → 1.17), giving them the 18th highest air speed in the game (compared to 53-59th in Smash 4).
    • Change Mii Swordfighter has a slightly slower falling speed (1.6 → 1.55).

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff Like almost all characters, the first two hits of neutral attack can now lock.
    • Buff Third hit of neutral attack launches at a lower angle, improving its KO potential near an edge.
    • Buff Third hit of neutral attack has increased knockback growth (50 → 70).
    • Nerf First hit of neutral attack does less damage (4% → 3%).
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt has slightly less start-up lag (frame 11 → 10).
    • Nerf Forward tilt has smaller hitboxes (3.5u → 2.7u).
  • Down tilt:
    • Buff Down tilt has slightly less endlag. This improves its combo ability and it’s safety on shield.
    • Nerf Down tilt has a slightly smaller hitbox (2.7u → 2.4u).
  • Dash attack:
    • Change Dash attack is now an outward swipe instead of an outward stab, similar to Toon Link's.
    • Buff Dash attack has 1 less frame of startup (frame 9 → 8).
    • Buff Dash attack now consists of a single hitbox, thus losing its weaker late hitbox that dealt 6%.
    • Buff Dash attack has increased base knockback (80 → 87), improving its KO potential.
    • Nerf Dash attack has a shorter duration (9-18 → 9-10).
    • Change Its altered animation increase its vertical range, but reduces its horizontal range.
  • Forward smash:
    • Buff Forward smash has slightly less startup lag (frame 16 → 15).
    • Nerf The weak hit now takes priority over the mid hit.
    • Change All hitboxes have redistributed sizes, with one of the weak hitboxes having been removed (4u/3u/4u/2.4u → 2.8u/2.8u/2.8u).
      • Buff The strong hit is larger and is easier to land when compounded with the removal of one of the weak hitboxes.
      • Nerf It has smaller hitboxes all around.
    • Buff All hits have increased base knockback (30 → 39), improving its KO potential all around.
  • Up smash:
    • Change Up smash now consists of two slashes instead of three. This reduces the amount of time the Swordfighter is stuck in lag, but also reduces up smash's hitbox duration.
    • Buff Up smash's previous second hit has now been moved behind the Mii Swordfighter. This means the move still hits three times if the front hit connects.
    • Buff Up smash's altered hitbox placement now allows it to hit opponents touching the Mii Swordfighter's back, although this will only deal two hits.
    • Buff Up smash's final hit has increased base knockback (40 → 50), improving its KO potential.
  • Down smash:
    • Buff Both hits deal much more base knockback, but noticeably reduced knockback scaling (26 (base)/80 (scaling) → 78/50 (front hit), 25 (base)/80 (scaling) → 50/71 (back hit)), slightly improving its KO potential overall.
    • Nerf Both hits have one small hitbox instead of three larger ones (4u/4u/2.8u → 3u (front hit), 4u/4u/2.8u → 2.5u (back hit).

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have significantly reduced landing lag (neutral: 15 → 9, forward: 17 → 12, back: 15 → 9, up: 16 → 10, down: 30 → 18).
  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Neutral aerial has slightly less start-up lag (frame 11 → 10).
    • Buff Neutral aerial has increased base knockback (48 → 60).
    • Buff Neutral aerial’s lower landing lag improves its safety and now gives it combo utility.
  • Forward aerial:
    • Buff Its hitboxes are larger (4.2u/3.8u/3.5u (hits 1-2) → 4.5u/4.5u/4.5u, 5u/4.5u/3.5u (hit 3) → 4.5u/4.5u/4.5u).
    • Change The first two hits no longer use an autolink angle (366° → 50°) and have drastically increased knockback (5 (base)/100 (scaling) → 55/130).
      • Buff This improves the safety of the first two hits on landing, and increases their combo potential.
      • Nerf This worsens its linking ability into the final hit.
  • Back aerial:
    • Change Back aerial has an altered animation; the Swordfighter leans forward slightly.
    • Buff Back aerial’s lower landing lag makes it a potential combo starter.
    • Nerf It has significantly smaller hitboxes, with two of the four having been removed altogether (4u/4u/3u/4.3u → 2.5u/2.1u (frame 10), 4u/4u/3u/4.3u → 2.5u/2.5u (frame 11).
  • Up aerial:
    • Buff The decreased landing lag of up aerial now gives the late hit combo potential.
  • Down aerial:
    • Change Down aerial has an altered animation, with the Swordfighter now stabbing downwards and twirling with their sword instead of turning upside down completely.
    • Buff Down aerial's looping hits deal more damage (1% → 1.5%) improving its damage racking ability.

Throws/Other Moves[edit]

  • Nerf Dash grab and pivot grab have slightly increased start-up lag (frame 8 → 9 (dash), 9 → 10 (pivot)).
  • Nerf All grabs have increased ending lag (FAF 29 → 35 (standing), 37 → 43 (dash), 34 → 37 (pivot)).
  • Buff The Mii Swordfighter's pummel is now a knee strike. It is significantly faster but deals much lower damage (3.25% → 1.3%), but this is a buff overall due to the Swordfighter's previously sluggish pummel.
  • Back throw:
    • Change Back throw's kick has now been changed to a roundhouse kick behind the Swordfighter.
  • Down throw:
    • Change Down throw now throws opponents to the ground, similar to Marth's.
  • Buff Edge attack deals more damage (7% → 9%).

Special Moves[edit]

  • Neutral specials:
    • Gale Strike:
      • Buff Gale Strike now has set knockback and higher hitlag (80 (base)/104 (scaling) → 150 (set)/100). This grants it newfound combo potential, and gives the Swordfighter an almost guaranteed followup if it lands. This tremendously improves what was previously one of the least effective projectiles in the game.
      • Buff The gale deals significantly more damage (early: 3.7% → 13%, middle: 2.9% → 11%, late: 2% → 10%, total: 11% → 13%).
      • Buff The gale has less startup. (frame 23 → 20).
      • Buff Its early hitboxes have been enlarged to match the size of its late hitboxes (2.5u/3.1u/3.9u/5u → 5u/5u/5u/5u).
      • Nerf The gale travels a smaller distance, only half of Final Destination. It has also lost its pushing ability at the end, removing its utility to blow opponents and items away.
      • Change The gale now has transcendent priority, meaning that it can no longer clash or neutralize projectiles, but can now beat out all direct attacks, even those with much greater damage outputs.
    • Shuriken of Light:
      • Change The throwing animation has been altered: it is now a quick ninja-like finger flick near the Mii Swordfighter's torso.
      • Buff Shurikens now gradually pick up speed as they travel.
      • Buff The move has less startup (frame 16 → 13) and ending lag (FAF 50 → 38), making it function better as a conventional projectile.
      • Buff Mid-range and long-range shurikens can now lock.
      • Nerf Max range shurikens deal significantly less damage (10% → 6.5%).
    • Blurring Blade:
      • Buff Blurring Blade now sets the Swordfighter's blade aflame for its duration, deals flame damage, and ends in an upward slash, rather than a thrust. The final hit has a larger hitbox because of this.
      • Buff Blurring Blade deals much higher damage across all charge levels (9.9 ~ 23.75% → 12 ~ 28.8%). It also has much higher knockback, allowing it to KO very early (100% uncharged, 24% fully charged at the edge of Final Destination).
      • Buff Blurring Blade can now be reversed after charging, similar to Roy's Flare Blade, but it can only be reversed once.
  • Side specials:
    • Airborne Assault:
      • Change Airborne Assault is no longer a chargeable move, and travels a set distance (about 3/4 of Final Destination).
      • Buff Airborne Assault travels further on average when compared to the previous uncharged variant.
      • Buff Airborne Assault deals higher knockback, allowing it to KO at high percents.
      • Change Airborne Assault deals significantly more damage than the previous uncharged version (7.2% → 12%), but less than a full-charged version (16% → 12%).
      • Change The move will stop at a ledge if it happens to pass one. This eliminates accidental self-destructs while using the move, but also makes it harder to pursue offstage opponents or those on a different platform.
      • Buff Airborne Assault now has around a half-second window where the Swordfighter can act to bypass helplessness if the Swordfighter uses this move in the air, but if the move hits an opponent, the Mii won't be helpless. This significantly improves the Mii's recovery.
      • Buff The bounce gained from hitting an opponent travels higher, making it safer to use against shield.
      • Change Airborne Assault's rebounding animation has the Mii perform a flourishing backflip, with a larger sword trail accompanying it.
    • Chakram:
      • Buff Smash-thrown charkrams deal more damage (6.5% → 8%).
      • Buff Slow chakrams now behave like a short-range multi-hit Boomerang, staying out for a longer duration and slowly returning to where it was initially thrown, dealing 1.1% per hit. This improves its ability to wall out approaches, initiate combos, ledge trap and edgeguard opponents.
      • Buff Smash-thrown charkrams have much more knockback growth (40/50 → 70).
    • Gale Stab:
      • Change Gale Stab (formerly Slash Launcher) has a new animation that has the Mii perform a charging stab rather than a reverse-gripped slash. If it misses, the Swordfighter will brake on the ground; if it hits, the Swordfighter will hold their sword in a stabbing motion forwards.
      • Buff Gale Stab has less startup lag (frame 13 → 9).
      • Buff Gale Stab deals much more damage when fully charged (10.2% → 18.5%). It also deals much more knockback, allowing the charged versions to KO.
      • Nerf Gale Stab now slows down upon hitting an opponent. It also deals slightly less damage late unless uncharged.
      • Nerf Gale Stab cannot sweetspot ledges during its ending animation if it hits an opponent.
  • Up specials:
    • Stone Scabbard:
      • Change Stone Scabbard's descending trail is now blue instead of yellow. The move now has a unique sword sound byte at the end of the move if an opponent is hit.
      • Buff Stone Scabbard travels much higher and grants more horizontal momentum at the start and right before falling, significantly increasing its usefulness as a recovery move.
      • Buff Stone Scabbard can now sweetspot ledges from behind while falling.
      • Buff Stone Scabbard's rising hit has a larger hitbox.
      • Buff Stone Scabbard's landing hit is significantly stronger, allowing it to KO within the 110% range at the edge.
      • Nerf Stone Scabbard's first hit deals less damage (5% → 4%). The sword's hitbox when going through platforms also deals less damage (6% → 3%).
    • Skyward Slash Dash:
      • Change Skyward Slash Dash's ascending trail is now orange instead of yellow.
      • Buff Skyward Slash Dash has significantly less startup lag (frame 24 → 14).
        • Buff This leaves the Swordfighter less vulnerable to attacks and functions much more like a surprise attack.
      • Buff Skyward Slash deals significantly higher total damage (12% → 21.2%).
    • Hero's Spin:
      • Change Hero's Spin now has identical particles as Spin Attack, albeit colored purple. The Swordfighter also undulates during the spin, much like the mentioned attack.
      • Change Aerial Hero's Spin's initial and final hits have redistributed damage values (4% (hit 1) → 3%, 4% → 5% (final hit).
        • Buff The final hit did not receive any compensation for knockback, drastically increasing its KO potential to a point where it's now a potential KO confirm off of down throw near the ledge at mid percents.
      • Buff Aerial Hero Spin now possesses hitboxes behind Mii Swordfighter on frames 11, 19, and 26.
      • Change Aerial Hero Spin's multihits have one large hitbox in place of three smaller ones (4u/4u/5u → 6u (hits 1-4).
      • Buff Aerial Hero Spin's final hit is slightly larger (7u → 7.5u).
  • Down specials:
    • Blade Counter:
      • Change Blade Counter has a new visual effect, and now retaliates with an upward slash.
      • Buff The counter now causes opponents to recoil before the counterattack.
      • Buff The counterattack now sends opponents vertically, similar to Counter Surge, and has lower ending lag. At low percents, this makes it possible for follow ups.
      • Change Blade Counter's vertical launch angle improves its KO potential at higher percents in general, but worsens its KO potential against strong attacks close to a side blast line.
    • Reversal Slash:
      • Change Reversal Slash's graphic is now an S-shaped swirl, instead of a C-shaped slash.
      • Nerf Reversal Slash's damaging hitbox has more startup lag (frame 12 → 16). Its reflecting hitbox stays the same (frame 5).
      • Buff Reflected projectiles deal increased damage (1.5× → 1.8×).
      • Change Similarly to Cape and Super Sheet, the move always forces opponents to show their backside while they are using their moves, regardless of whether their animations are mirrored or not.
    • Power Thrust:
      • Change Power Thrust now causes the Swordfighter's sword to glow purple instead of blue.
      • Buff Grounded Power Thrust deals more damage, with the middle hitbox now dealing as much damage as the previous early hitbox (tipper/blade early: 13/10% → 15/12%, tipper/blade middle: 11/8% → 13/10%, tipper/blade late: 8% → 10/7.5%).
      • Buff The tipper hitboxes now takes priority over the blade hitboxes.
      • Buff Grounded Power Thrust deals significantly higher knockback throughout all charge levels, allowing the early tipper to KO at 100%, and the middle hits at around the 115% range.
      • Change Grounded Power Thrust now stops at ledge. This prevents going offstage and attacking players offstage.
      • Buff Aerial Power Thrust's landing hit deals significantly higher knockback (80 (base)/20 (scaling) → 60/120), KOing at around 105% at the edge of Final Destination.
  • Final Smash:
    • Change Final Edge now causes the Mii Swordfighter to rapidly perform slashes while each beam comes out instead of holding the sword skyward.
    • Buff Final Edge is performed significantly faster, generates more beams at once and is stronger than before potentially dealing high damage.
    • Nerf Final Edge has had its range reduced, only covering all of Final Destination; this significantly reduces its KO potential considering that there is no finishing projectile at the end of the move.

Update history[edit]

Mii Swordfighter so far has received the fewest changes in patches compared to the other Mii Fighters (due to not receiving any buffs or nerfs in patches 2.0.0 and 3.1.0 unlike the other Miis). The Swordfighter has been given few changes throughout the game but has mainly received nerfs. In update 1.1.0, Chakram and Gale Strike became less effective for zoning due to their decreased range. In patch 3.0.0, Chakram and Gale Strike were nerfed again as well as Shuriken of Light, all dealing less shield damage much like many other projectiles in the game.

Mii Swordfighter has received some buffs on the other hand. Their edge attack has been given more range, and patch 4.0.0 made Blurring Blade connect more reliably.

Despite receiving more nerfs than buffs, the Mii Swordfighter's nerfs have not proven to be very significant due to most of them being universal, leaving them essentially as the same character as they were at launch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.1.0

  • Nerf Chakram and Gale Strike have significantly less range. Previously, they traveled the full length of Final Destination, but they now travel half its length.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Bug fix Fixed a game crash caused by Duck Hunt using Wild Gunman at the same time as Gale Stab.
  • Change Corrupt data occurs if Mii Swordfighter and Duck Hunt play Century Smash together.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Buff Edge attack has more range.
  • Nerf Gale Strike deals less shield damage.
  • Nerf Shuriken of Light deals less shield damage.
  • Nerf Chakram deals less shield damage.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0.0

  • Buff Blurring Blade's hits connect more reliably into the final slash.


Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   3% Performs an inward slash, followed by an outward slash, and concluded with an upwards-arching slash. The first 2 hits can lock.
Forward tilt   12% A horizontal swipe.
Up tilt   7% Slashes in an arc above their heads. This covers the Swordfighter's entire body.
Down tilt   8% A low sword thrust along the ground, similar to Marth's down tilt. Has low ending lag, and launches opponents slightly upward. Great for starting combos.
Dash attack   10% Performs an outward swipe while sliding forward.
Forward smash   14% (hilt), 15% (blade), 16% (tip) Steps forward and, with both arms, swings their sword downwards and inwards. Deals good knockback and has surprisingly high range, but suffers from high lag on both ends.
Up smash   4% (hit 1), 3% (hit 2), 7% (hit 3) Jumps and performs two corkscrewing slashes over their head before touching the ground. There is a hitbox in front of the Swordfighter just before the first slash comes out, which will hit opponents in front of the Swordfighter a total of three times. Anyone touching the back of the Swordfighter will only be hit twice.
Down smash   12% (front), 15% (back) Crouches and slashes low to the ground: first in front, and then behind.
Neutral aerial   8% Slashes in a circle while doing a corkscrew in the air. A good spacing and approach move that can be used to initiate combos when used close to the ground.
Forward aerial   3% (hits 1 and 2), 5% (hit 3) Stabs forward three times, each stab at a slightly higher angle than the last. The first two hits trap opponents into the final hit, which deals good knockback. The first two slashes can be used to start ground combos.
Back aerial   14% Spins to perform an extremely fast backwards slash. One of the Mii Swordfighter's more reliable finishers, especially in the air.
Up aerial   16% (clean), 10% (late) Points the sword above their head and spins. Very powerful when hitting clean, and the late hit can be used to initiate ground combos.
Down aerial   1.5% (hits 1-5), 5% (hit 6) Spins while holding their sword beneath themselves, hitting multiple times like a drill. Upon landing, the landing impact will create a shockwave that launches opponents away.
Grab   Reaches in front on them with their free hand.
Pummel   1.3% A knee strike.
Forward throw   3% (kick), 3% (throw) Front kicks the opponent away.
Back throw   3% (kick), 3% (throw) Knocks the opponent away with a roundhouse kick.
Up throw   2% (slash), 3% (throw) Tosses the enemy up and then performs a midair spinning slash to knock them away. Possibly Mii Swordfighter’s worst throw due to dealing low damage and knockback as well as not having low enough end lag to make it a versatile combo starter.
Down throw   2% (slam), 2% (throw) Slams the opponent on the ground. One of Mii Swordfighter's best throws since it can combo into neutral aerial, forward aerial and up aerial at low to mid percents. Notably, it can confirm a KO into an up aerial at high percents making it a strong kill confirm.
Floor attack (front)   7% Swings the sword around themselves while getting up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Swings the sword in a back-to-front circle while getting up.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Swings the sword front to back before standing back up.
Edge attack   9% Climbs onto the stage and stabs forward.
Neutral special Default Gale Strike 13% (clean), 11% (mid), 10% (late) Creates a small tornado and sends it forwards. The tornado travels half the length of Final Destination, dealing less damage as it travels. The projectile is unique as it deals set knockback, and as such retains the old knockback physics, giving it increased hitstun. This makes it a potent combo initiator, allowing aerial followups at any percent range.
Custom 1 Shuriken of Light 2% (close), 3.5% (mid), 5% (mid-far), 6.5% (far) Throws a bright, translucent shuriken forwards. The shuriken gains more damaging power as it travels, unable to flinch opponents at point-blank range but doing more knockback at maximum range. The distance it covers, coupled with its spammability, makes it useful for camping.
Custom 2 Blurring Blade 0.8% (hits 1 - 5, uncharged), 8% (hit 6, uncharged), 1.9% (hits 1 - 5, fully charged), 19.2% (hit 6, fully charged) The Swordfighter charges their sword, with the blade aflame, briefly before stabbing with the sword forward multiple times and finishing in a high-knockback upwards slash. The move can be reversed just before the attack is initiated.
Side special Default Airborne Assault 12% Gets into a charge-like stance, then launches at the enemy, somersaulting with the blade. Travels a set distance in a light arc, allowing then to hit downed and low crouching opponents. If used on any kind of platform, the Swordfighter will stop at the edge. The Swordfighter will perform a high-arc frontflip upon clean contact, or a high backflip if hitting a shield, making approaching safe. If used in midair, there is a period after the move concludes where the Swordfighter will be able to perform an additional action. However, if nothing is done during this period, the Swordfighter will enter the helpless state.
Custom 1 Gale Stab 8% (uncharged), 18.5% (fully charged) The Swordfighter rushes forward, holding out their sword to stab. This move can be charged.
Custom 2 Chakram 1.1% (per hit, slow chakram), 8% (fast chakram) Throws a chakram as a projectile that can be angled and sent upwards, downwards, or straight forward. If inputted like a smash attack, it will fly faster with increased range and damage. Otherwise, it will fly in front of the Mii Swordfighter and slowly return towards the position from which it was thrown (much like a boomerang), hitting multiple times. The chakram can be lodged into the floor and walls, but cannot be picked up. This move is good for walling out approaches and initiating combos, and also for ledge trapping and edgeguarding.
Up special Default Stone Scabbard 4% (hit 1), 3% (hit 2), 5% (hit 3), 3% (through platforms) Slashes upwards while jumping and then stabs downwards while falling. The second hit is a powerful meteor smash. The landing hit forces the Mii's sword through thin platforms, which damages opponents underneath. The Mii Swordfighter will not stop until it hits ground as soon as the second portion of the attack begins, making it easy to self-destruct off-stage with the move if not aimed carefully.
Custom 1 Skyward Slash Dash 2.2% (hit 1), 3% (hits 2 - 6), 4% (hit 7) After a brief charge, the Mii performs a series of sword strikes while dashing in a straight line, which can be aimed in any direction using the control stick.
Custom 2 Hero's Spin 14%/13%/10%/7%/5% (ground, uncharged front), 12%/11%/8%/7%/5% (ground, uncharged back), 19.6%/18.2%/14%/12.5%/9.8% (ground, fully charged front), 16.8%/15.4%/12.6%/11.2%/9.8% (ground, fully charged back), 3% (air hit 1), 2% (air hits 2 - 4), 5% (air hit 5) When used on the ground, the Swordfighter spins with their sword. If used in the air, the Mii will rise, doing multiple hits. The ground variant can be charged to deal even more damage. Functions much like the Spin Attack, but with poorer vertical recovery in exchange for extremely high knockback on the final strike when used in the air, able to KO middleweights from as low as 50% when initiated from the edge and drifting outwards for the duration of the attack.
Down special Default Blade Counter 1.5× (minimum 8%) The Swordfighter holds their sword in a reverse grip behind them. If hit, the Swordfighter retaliates with an upward slash, knocking opponents upward. This move has low endlag, and can be used to initiate combos at low percents (provided the countered move doesn't launch the opponent too high).
Custom 1 Reversal Slash 6% (slash); 1.8× (reflection) The Swordfighter performs a slash, leaving an S-shaped rainbow-colored swirl. The slash reflects projectiles and flips nearby opponents, similar to Mario's Cape.
Custom 2 Power Thrust 15% (ground, clean sweetspot), 13% (ground, late sweetspot), 12% (ground, clean sourspot), 10% (ground, late sourspot), 13% (aerial, clean sweetspot), 11% (aerial, late sweetspot), 10% (aerial, clean sourspot), 8% (aerial, late sourspot), 7% (landing hit) The Swordfighter dashes forward quickly, stabbing with the sword. When used in the air, the Swordfighter launches at a downwards diagonal direction. The tip of the sword deals more damage.
Final Smash Final Edge 1.7% (shockwave, close), 2.4% (shockwave, mid), 3% (shockwave, far) The Swordfighter gets into a stance, and then proceeds to perform a series of rapid slashes, releasing multicolored shockwaves. The shockwaves deal more damage as they reach their maximum distance. The range of the Final Smash covers all of Final Destination if used at the edge.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • Appears from a whirlwind and unsheathes their sword.


  • Up taunt: Throws their sword upwards, which twirls in the air, then catches it and transitions into a defensive pose. If done repeatedly, the Swordfighter will slowly shift backwards.
  • Side taunt: Spins their sword with a flourish before taking a stance, holding their sword in a reverse grip behind him.
  • Down taunt: Poses with their sword facing upwards. Based on Link's down taunt.

Idle poses[edit]

  • Point their sword towards the sky
  • Looks around cautiously

Victory poses[edit]

  • Left: They raise their sword up while spinning twice on one foot. Afterwards, they briefly enter into a one-handed inside stance before thrusting the sword outwards.
  • Up: Drops from the sky, plunging their sword into the ground. They then remove it whilst performing a flourishing spin, which is followed by an inverted roundhouse kick, and poses with their sword pointing outwards.
  • Right: Performs a low-angled inwards slash, jumps up while spinning twice, and then does a low-angled outwards slash upon landing. Afterwards, they bring their swords up towards their body and then poses with it lowered.
A portion of Lifelight, the main theme of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Any number following the Smasher name indicates placement on the Spring 2019 PGRU, which recognizes the official top 50 players in the world in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from February 1st, 2019 to July 7th, 2019.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding Mii Swordfighter in World of Light

Although the Mii Swordfighter does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, they were vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (except Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

In the mode itself, the default Mii Swordfighter can be fought in the small town square where Timmy and Tommy's is located, north-northeast of the first crossroads.

Defeating Mii Swordfighter automatically adds the default Mii Swordfighter under the name Mii with a default 1111 moveset to the list of Mii Fighters for all modes where Mii Swordfighters are usable. Cannot be restored if deleted.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
Mii Swordfighter SSBU.png
Mii Swordfighter Shield 3,300 Final Destination Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U


Mii Swordfighter's Fighter Spirit is available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Mii Swordfighter in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Unlike most fighters, the Spirit for Mii Swordfighter only uses the default Swordfighter's artwork from Ultimate.

In Spirit battles[edit]

As the main opponent[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
Flying Squirrel Toad Spirit.png
Flying Squirrel Toad Super Mario series •Tail Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset ??23, Super Mushroom Hat, Monkey Suit, High Voice Type 8)
3,700 Mushroom Kingdom U (Ω form) N/A •The enemy favors down specials in the air
•The enemy has increased jump power
Ground Theme - New Super Mario Bros. U
Hoopa Confined Spirit.png
Hoopa (Confined) Pokémon series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset ?332, Devil Horns, Standard Outfit, Black Outfit Color)
3,600 Kalos Pokémon League •Item: Boomerang •The enemy favors side specials
•The enemy starts the battle with a Super Launch Star
Battle! (Team Flare)
Zelgius Spirit.png
Zelgius Fire Emblem series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1211, Black Knight Helm, Black Knight Armor, Low Voice Type 5)
9,700 Castle Siege N/A •The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
•The enemy's smash attacks have increased power
Stamina battle
Against the Dark Knight
Viridi Kid Icarus series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1232, Viridi Wig, Viridi Outfit, High Voice Type 6)
•Giant Kirby KirbyHeadWhiteSSBU.png
13,700 Reset Bomb Forest N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's special moves have increased power
•Timed battle
Wrath of the Reset Bomb
Ashley WarioWare series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1322, Ashley Wig, Ashley Outfit, High Voice Type 8)
•Tiny Ridley RidleyHeadRedSSBU.png
13,700 WarioWare, Inc. •Assist Trophy Enemies (Ashley)
•Hazard: Left Is Right, Right Is Left
•Left and right controls will suddenly reverse
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•Magic attacks aren't as effective against the enemy
Ashley's Song
Dunban Spirit.png
Dunban Xenoblade Chronicles series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3123, Dunban Wig, Dunban Outfit, High Voice Type 1)
Shulk ShulkHeadWhiteSSBU.png
9,200 Gaur Plain •Sudden Final Smash •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
You Will Know Our Names
Sebastian Tute.png
Sebastian Tute Wii Music Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Prince's Crown, Butler Outfit)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Saki Amamiya Wig, Steampunk Getup)
Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2312, Isaac Wig, Toy-Con Outfit)
8,900 Tomodachi Life (Battlefield form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Meloetta)
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Final Results - Wii Party U
Takamaru The Mysterious Murasame Castle Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3223, Takamaru Wig, Takamaru Outfit, Low Voice Type 1)
9,200 Suzaku Castle (Battlefield form) Assist Trophy Enemies (Takamaru)
•Item: Swords
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•Hostile assist trophies will appear when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy has increased move speed
The Mysterious Murasame Castle Medley
Lip Panel de Pon series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3122, Lip Wig, Lip Outfit, High Voice Type 4)
Jigglypuff JigglypuffHeadPinkSSBU.png
9,200 Garden of Hope •Flowery
•Item: Lip's Stick
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•You constantly take minor damage
•The enemy starts the battle with a Lip's Stick
Lip's Theme - Panel de Pon
Isaac Spirit.png
Isaac Golden Sun series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1222, Isaac Wig, Isaac's Outfit, High Voice Type 1)
Palutena PalutenaHeadCyanSSBU.png
Robin RobinHeadGreenSSBU.png
Roy RoyHeadYellowSSBU.png
8,900 Wuhu Island (Swaying Bridge) Assist Trophy Enemies (Isaac) •The enemy's magic attacks have increased power
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Battle Scene / Final Boss - Golden Sun
Elite Beat Agenst Spirit.png
Elite Beat Agents Elite Beat Agents Series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1111, None, Business Suit) (×3)
3,700 Saffron City •Attack Power ↑ •The enemy has increased attack power after a little while Escape from the City
Vince Spirit.png
Vince Art Academy series Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3222, Vince's Hat, Vince's Outfit, Low Voice Type 11)
Inkling InklingHeadCyanSSBU.png
3,500 PictoChat 2 Assist Trophy Enemies (Vince) •Hostile assist trophies will appear
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Swan Lesson

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Charaacter
Shy Guy Super Mario series Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Shy Guy Mask, Standard Outfit)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Shy Guy Mask, Standard Outfit)
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Shy Guy Mask, Standard Outfit)
1,500 Mushroom Kingdom II (Battlefield form) •Item: Throwing Types •The enemy favors neutral specials
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. 2 Shy Guy
Charlie the Party Phil.png
Party Phil Wii Party series Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
8,800 WarioWare, Inc. (Battlefield form) Bob-omb Festival •Bob-ombs will rain from the sky
•Explosion attacks aren't as effective against the enemy
Final Results - Wii Party U Mii
Shinobu StreetPass Mii Plaza series Sheik SheikHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 2123, Nia Wig, Ninja Suit)
1,500 Golden Plains (hazards off) •Item: Bullet Bill •The enemy is easily distracted by items Boss 1 - Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword Mii
Crispin Spirit.png
Crispin StreetPass Mii Plaza series Link LinkHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3?23, Toad Hat, Standard Outfit, Normal Voice Type 7)
1,500 Onett (Battlefield form) •Item: Food •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•The enemy breathes fire
Personal Trainer: Cooking Mii
Smash Ball Super Smash Bros. series Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (SSB T-shirt)
9,600 Final Destination (Battlefield form) •Sudden Final Smash
•Item: Food
•Survive until the timer runs out
•The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•You'll get a Final Smash
Final Destination Mii Swordfighter
Nikki Swapnote series Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 11?1, Standard Outfit, Green Outfit Color)
Mii Gunner MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 111?, Standard Outfit, Green Outfit Color)
Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1111, Standard Outfit, Green Outfit Color)
8,900 PictoChat 2 (Ω form) Assist Trophy Enemies (Nikki) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Mii Plaza Nikki (Swordfighter)

Alternate costumes[edit]


Character Showcase Video[edit]


  • The Mii Swordfighter has a purple background effect when using a Final Smash (similar to Dark Pit's background effect). This is different from the other Miis, whose background effects are blue.
    • Additionally, they use different Victory poses in team battles (unlike the other Miis that only use one victory pose when winning a team battle whether they lead the team or not.)
  • The Mii Swordfighter is the first swordfighter that possesses a reflector, in this case, Reversal Slash, after them are the Hero, due to having Bounce, which is also a reflector, as one of his Command Selection spells.
  • All of the Mii Swordfighter's chargeable special moves still have the same charging sound despite the aesthetic changes to the moves.
  • The Mii Swordfighter is one of the 3 characters to share the same down taunt pose, the other 2 being Link and Lucario.
  • Mii Swordfighter’s pose in the group artwork for Ultimate resembles the third hit of its forward aerial.