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Gale Stab

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Gale Stab
Mii Swordfighter Side B 2 SSBU.gif
The lunging phase of Gale Stab.
User Mii Swordfighter
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Gale Stab (疾風突き), known as Slash Launcher (ランチャースラッシュ, Launcher Slash) and Surging Slash in the NTSC and PAL versions of Super Smash Bros. 4 respectively, is one of three side special moves for the Mii Swordfighter.

Overview[edit]

When used, the Mii begins charging. Once the move is released, the Swordfighter lunges forward, striking any enemies they happen to collide with. The move is very similar to Ike's custom move Close Combat.

As Gale Stab in Ultimate, the move's animation is changed from a sword swipe to a lunging stab. Compared to its previous counterpart, it now starts faster, allowing for an aerial burst option that can beat out predicable approaches, and deals more damage at full charge, though it now slows down towards its conclusion, slightly decreasing its effective range. Prior to patch 12.0.0, it would also fail to grab ledges if the move hit an opponent before doing so, making its recovery exploitable.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png Launches forward and unleashes a stab. Charging runs farther and deals more damage.

Customization[edit]

Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Airborne Assault 2. Slash Launcher 3. Chakram
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"Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Flip forward to strike a foe, and then rebound off of them.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Flip forward to strike foes and then rebound off of them.
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"Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Rush through anyone in your path, and launch them upward.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Rush through opponents in your path, and launch them upward.
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"A throwing weapon that you can guide with directional inputs."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese 疾風突き
UK English Gale Stab
Quebec French (NTSC) Estoc éclair
Germany German Sturmstich
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Estocada tempestad
Italy Italian Stoccata impetuosa
China Chinese (Simplified) 疾风刺
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 疾風刺
South Korea Korean 질풍 찌르기
Netherlands Dutch Windstoot
Russia Russian Укол бури
Mii Swordfighter's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Gale Strike Shuriken of Light Blurring Blade
Side special Airborne Assault Slash Launcher Chakram
Up special Stone Scabbard Skyward Slash Dash Hero's Spin
Down special Blade Counter Reversal Slash Power Thrust
Final Smash Final Edge
Mii Swordfighter's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Gale Strike Shuriken of Light Blurring Blade
Side special Airborne Assault Gale Stab Chakram
Up special Stone Scabbard Skyward Slash Dash Hero's Spin
Down special Blade Counter Reversal Slash Power Thrust
Final Smash Final Edge