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Photon Edge

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Photon Edge
Mythra's side special in Ultimate.
Mythra using Photon Edge.
User Mythra
Universe Xenoblade Chronicles
Article on Xeno Series Wiki Photon Edge

Photon Edge (フォトンエッジ, Photon Edge) is Mythra's side special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


When used, Mythra dashes forward, teleporting five times and slashing each time she reappears, similar to Sephiroth's Octaslash. If the move is used on the ground by an edge, she will not fall off. However, she will be helpless after the move if it is used in the air.

Despite the move's erratic appearance, Mythra's hurtbox does not move alongside her images, but moves forward in a straight line. The slashes themselves boast significant horizontal and vertical reach in front of Mythra, compounded by her own forward movement during the attack, but the move has a very high amount of ending lag and will not grab the ledge until the slashes are complete when used for recovery. These factors make Photon Edge very vulnerable to projectiles, punishes, and aerial attacks from above or below, leaving her wide open if she fails to hit an opponent.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MythraHeadSSBU.png Charge forward and jump at high speed, slashing five times. This is an effective way to recover after being launched off the stage.


Mythra performing Photon Edge in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Photon Edge is Mythra's Level 2 Special in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and one of her Vanguard Arts in Torna ~ The Golden Country. Like in Smash, Mythra teleports five times to slash.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese フォトンエッジ, Photon Edge
UK English Photon Edge
France French Sabre photon
Germany German Photonenschneide
Spain Spanish Filo Fotónico
Italy Italian Colpo fotonico
China Chinese (Simplified) 光子斩击
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 光子之刃
South Korea Korean 포톤 에지, Photon Edge
Netherlands Dutch Fotonzwaard
Russia Russian Фoтoнный клинoк