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Ike's forward smash hitting Snake. The crescent-shaped visual effect indicates that his forward smash has a slash effect.

There are many attacks in the Smash Bros. series that make use of the slash effect. In most cases, the effect is used by attacks involving sharp objects. It is easily identifiable by the visual effects generated on impact: a white and blue circular slash in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, and a crescent-shaped visual effect from Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward.

There are two slashing sound effects in Super Smash Bros., while Melee and Super Smash Bros. 4 have three each. In Brawl, there is only one sound played at differing speeds and pitches based on the attack used. For example, Link's down aerial has a low pitch, whereas Bowser's neutral attack has a medium pitch. Not all slash attacks use these sound effects, however: many of Young Link and Toon Link's sword attacks, alongside Roy's non-sweetspot sword moves, use punching sound effects.

Stab[edit]

Luigi's forward smash. The stab effect is shown as a straight line.

Super Smash Bros. 4 introduces the stab effect, a variant of the slash effect used for a handful of attacks, such as Luigi's forward smash and Bowser's up smash. The two effects are functionally identical, differing only in visuals: the stab effect is shown as a straight line in the direction of the attack, instead of as a crescent.

List of slash attacks[edit]

By characters[edit]

Character Move(s) Games
Bowser Up tilt Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up smash (first hit; uses stab effect in Smash 4)
Down smash
Down aerial
Up throw
Back floor attack
Whirling Fortress
Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Down tilt
Back aerial
Koopa Klaw Super Smash Bros. Melee
Forward aerial Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Trip attack
Flying Slam (Subspace Emmisary) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dash Slash Super Smash Bros. 4
Bowser Jr. Forward tilt Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up tilt
Dash attack
Forward smash
Up smash
Down aerial
Down throw
Charizard Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up tilt
Up smash
Pummel
Down tilt Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Back aerial (sweetspot of first hit)
Glide attack
Forward aerial Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dragon Rush (both custom Flare Blitz and during Mega Charizard X) Super Smash Bros. 4
Chrom All attacks except pummel and throws Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cloud All attacks except first hits of jab, down tilt, pummel and throws Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin All attacks except pummel, up and down throws, Dragon Fang Shot (projectile), Dragon Lunge (kicks), last hit of Draconic Ascent, Counter Surge, and Torrential Roar
Daisy Forward tilt (tip) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up smash
Down smash
Dark Pit All attacks except up tilt, pummel, back throw, up throw, Electroshock Arm, Striking Flight, Impact Orbitars, and Dark Pit Staff Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Duck Hunt The duck's beak during rapid jab, all tilts, dash attack and all aerials except neutral aerial
Falco Down tilt Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco Phantasm
Up aerial (first hit) Super Smash Bros. Melee
Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up tilt
Forward smash
Neutral aerial (only last hit in Brawl)
Forward aerial
Fox Fox Illusion Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up smash (sweetspot) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Wolf Flash (sourspot) Super Smash Bros. 4
Twisting Fox
Ganondorf Warlock Blade
All smash attacks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Giga Bowser Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Up aerial
Whirling Fortress (all but first hit)
Up tilt Super Smash Bros. Melee
Down tilt
Koopa Klaw
Greninja Rapid jab Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
All smash attacks
Forward aerial
Water Shuriken
Secret Ninja Attack
Shifting Shuriken Super Smash Bros. 4
Stagnant Shuriken
Ike All attacks except first hits of jab, pummel, throws, and Eruption (except sourspot at the tip of the sword) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King Dedede Super Dedede Jump (stars) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Waddle Dee Toss (tossed Waddle Doos and Gordos) Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Gordo Throw Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Topspin Gordo Super Smash Bros. 4
Quick Dedede Jump (stars)
King K. Rool Neutral attack (second hit) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up special
Kirby Final Cutter Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up smash (sweetspot) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Upper Cutter Super Smash Bros. 4
Ultra Sword (all but first hit) Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby (Copy Abilities) Hero's Bow Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nayru's Love
Needle Storm
Shield Breaker
Mach Tornado Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Eruption (sword tip)
Palutena's Bow
Blaster (Wolf; bayonet attached to the blaster) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Silver Bow Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Water Shuriken
Metal Blade
Gale Strike
Traveler's Bow Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Axe
Link All attacks except neutral aerial, back aerial, first hit of grab air in Brawl, pummel, forward, back and down throws Boomerang (entire Boomerang in SSB, sourspot in Melee), and Bomb Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Power Bow Super Smash Bros. 4
Ripping Boomerang
Traveler's Bow Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lucas Up smash (first hit) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Lucina All attacks except pummel and throws Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Luigi Forward smash (stab effect in Smash 4) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth All attacks except sweetspotted up aerial (Melee and Brawl), pummel and throws
Mega Man Dash attack Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Back aerial
Up aerial
Metal Blade
Leaf Shield
Tornado Hold Super Smash Bros. 4
Meta Knight All attacks except dash attack, forward, up and down throws Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo Forward tilt Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Front floor attack (hit 1) Super Smash Bros. Melee
Mii Brawler Down throw Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mii Swordfighter All attacks except pummel, forward, back and down throws, and Blurring Blade (entire move in Ultimate)
Mr. Game & Watch Back aerial Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Judge #4
Down aerial (falldown) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Octopus
Pac-Man Dash attack Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Down tilt
Neutral aerial
Down throw
Power Pellet
Pac-Jump
Lazy Fruit (key) Super Smash Bros. 4
Distant Power Pellet
Enticing Power Pellet
Power Pac-Jump
Meteor Trampoline
Palutena Forward smash Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Down smash
Peach Forward tilt (tip) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach Parasol (open parasol) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Down smash Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up smash Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piranha Plant Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Down tilt
Up smash
Neutral aerial
Pummel
Up throw
Up special
Down special
Pit All attacks except up tilt (excluding first hit in Brawl), pummel, back throw, up throw, Upperdash Arm, Striking Flight, Impact Orbitars, and energy pillars during Three Sacred Treasures Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Richter Forward tilt Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up tilt
Dash attack
Forward smash
Up smash
All aerial attacks except down aerial
Up throw
Axe
Uppercut
Grand Cross (crosses)
Ridley All attacks except smash attacks, back and down aerials, forward, back and down throws, all special moves (excluding down special) and Final Smash
R.O.B. Gyro Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Slip Gyro Super Smash Bros. 4
Robin Neutral attack (except non-rapid third jab) Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
All tilts
Dash attack
All aerials and smashes with the Bronze Sword
Levin Sword (both when dropped before breaking and when thrown)
Elwind
Pair Up (Chrom's attacks)
Soaring Elwind Super Smash Bros. 4
Gliding Elwind
Roy All sweetspotted attacks except up smash, down aerial (in Ultimate), pummel, throws, Flare Blade, last hits of Double-Edge Dance, Blazer, Counter and Critical Hit Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik Neutral attack (except rapid jabs in Melee and finisher in Smash 4) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dash attack
Up smash (sweetspot)
Needle Storm
Chain (non-tip) Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Forward smash Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Forward aerial
Up aerial
Down aerial (falldown)
Shulk All attacks except pummel and first hits of jab, forward smash, up smash, up aerial and down aerial
Simon Forward tilt Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up tilt
Dash attack
Forward smash
Up smash
All aerial attacks except down aerial
Up throw
Axe
Uppercut
Grand Cross (crosses)
Snake Cypher Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sonic Up throw Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Forward aerial Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Toon Link All attacks except pummel, forward, back and down throws, Boomerang, and Bomb Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Piercing Arrow Super Smash Bros. 4
Villager Timber (sprouting tree and axe) Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Timber Counter (sprouting tree and axe) Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Timber (sprouting tree and axe)
Wario Chomp Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Down tilt Super Smash Bros. 4
Inhaling Chomp
Wii Fit Trainer Up smash Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral aerial (second hit)
Wolf Neutral attack Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Forward tilt
Down smash
Forward aerial
Up aerial
Down aerial
All throws except forward throw (only in Brawl)
Blaster (bayonet attached to the blaster)
Wolf Flash (sourspot)
Forward throw Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Young Link All attacks except neutral aerial, back aerial, sweetspot of down aerial, edge attacks, forward, back and down throws, Fire Bow, Boomerang, and Bomb Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda Forward tilt Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nayru's Love
Farore's Wind (except reappearance in Brawl)
Farore's Windfall Super Smash Bros. 4
Phantom Slash
Phantom Breaker
Phantom Strike
Zero Suit Samus Up tilt (second hit) Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Up aerial Super Smash Bros. Brawl

By items[edit]

Item Attack Games
Assist Trophies Alucard: Crissaegrim sword slashes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Black Knight: Alondite sword slashes
Burrowing Snagret: Pecking
Ghirahim: All attacks Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Gray Fox: Sword attacks Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kat & Ana: Sword attacks Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Klaptrap: Bites Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lyn: Sword strike Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Moon: All hits except explosion Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Saki Amamiya: Sword attacks Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Samurai Goroh: Katana slashes Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Spinies: Contact with body Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4
Takamaru: Katana slashes, Windmill Swords Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zero: Z-Saber slashes, Hadangeki Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Beam Sword All swings and throws Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Death's Scythe Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Drill Shot drill Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Killing Edge All swings and throws Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Parasol All swings, open parasol hit Super Smash Bros. Melee
Poké Ball Pokémon Beedrill: Take Down Super Smash Bros.
Chikorita: Razor Leaf Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Clefairy: Gust Super Smash Bros. Melee
Ditto: Transform (if the summoner possesses slash attacks) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fletchling: Peck Super Smash Bros. 4
Keldeo: Secret Sword
Latias and Latios: Steel Wing Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Lugia: Aeroblast
Scizor: Metal Claw Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Snivy: Razor Leaf Super Smash Bros. 4
Staryu: Contact with body Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Suicune: Contact with head after attacking Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Unown: Take Down Super Smash Bros. Melee
Weavile: False Swipe Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Zoroark: Fury Swipes Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ray Gun Shots Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Unira Throws and contact when set Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Warp Star Aerial-only meteor smash Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By enemies and bosses[edit]

Enemy/Boss Attack(s) Games
Armight Sword throw and slashes Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Auroros Dive
Autolance Stab and sword throw
Bucculus Hits while grabbing a foe
Crazy Hand Finger Drill (upper parts) Super Smash Bros. Melee
Cymul Spin Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Darknut Sword swings Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Duon Forward charge Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Head bash (blue side active)
Triple arm slash (blue side active)
Flage Slash flurry Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Geemer Contact with body
Greap Scythes Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Green Kritter Claw swipes Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Master Hand Finger Drill Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Porky Hitboxes while walking
Stab attack
Puppit Claw swipes
Rathalos Background fly attack Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Jumping claw sweep
Ridley Background fly attack Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Claw sweep
Loop-de-loop
Wind attack
Shaydas Blade slashes
Stalfos Sword swings Super Smash Bros. 4
Sword Primid All sword attacks Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Ticken Head charge
Trowlon Beak hit

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Melee, two slash attacks that collide will produce a clanging sound effect reminiscent of metallic noises akin to swords clashing.
  • In Brawl and SSB4, there is a set of slash-based sound effects that are noticeably slower and deeper pitched than regular slash sounds. These are normally reserved for Ike because of Ragnell's status as a heavy broadsword. However, this sound effect is also used for Shulk's Back Slash if he hits an opponent's back with the move, Dunban's attacks during Chain Attack, and Chrom's attacks during Pair Up.


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