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Smash by the Sword was a Spirit Board event focused on spirits that wield swords. It ran from 6 a.m on November 1, 2019 to 6 a.m. on November 4, 2019 (UTC). During the event, defeating spirits on the Spirit Board which were part of the event awarded more Gold than usual.

Description[edit]

North America[edit]

Sword-wielding spirits are ready to cross blades on the Spirit Board!
Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual.[1]

PAL regions[edit]

Sword-wielding spirits are ready to duel it out on the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual.
The Legend-class Link (The Legend of Zelda), Dark Matter, Mecha-Fiora, Pyra, Mythra, and Alucard will also appear at set times. Give them a look![2]

Periodically appearing spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Appearance times (UTC)
178
SSBU spirit Link (The Legend of Zelda).png
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Neutral
★★★★ 06:00, 18:00
343
SSBU spirit Dark Matter.png
Dark Matter
Attack
★★★★ 08:00, 20:00
953
SSBU spirit Mecha-Fiora.png
Mecha-Fiora
Neutral
★★★★ 10:00, 22:00
967
SSBU spirit Pyra.png
Pyra
Support
★★★★ 00:00, 12:00
968
SSBU spirit Mythra.png
Mythra
Support
★★★★ 02:00, 14:00
1,055
SSBU spirit Alucard.png
Alucard
Shield
★★★★ 4:00, 16:00

Randomly appearing spirits[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
1,055
SSBU spirit Alucard.png
Alucard Castlevania Series Simon SimonHeadIndigoSSBU.png
Shield
13,500 Dracula's Castle •Assist Trophy Enemies (Alucard) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Dracula's Castle
968
SSBU spirit Mythra.png
Mythra Xenoblade Chronicles Series Corrin CorrinHeadFemaleSSBU.png
Shulk ShulkHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
13,500 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy will charge up a powerful Final Smash
•The enemy starts the battle with an enhanced Beam Sword
Still, Move Forward!
967
SSBU spirit Pyra.png
Pyra Xenoblade Chronicles Series Lucina LucinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
•Curry Shulk ShulkHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
13,900 Halberd (Battlefield form) •Item: Fire Bar
•Hazard: Lava Floor
•The floor is lava
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy starts the battle with a Fire Bar
Still, Move Forward!
953
SSBU spirit Mecha-Fiora.png
Mecha-Fiora Xenoblade Chronicles Series Corrin CorrinHeadFemaleSSBU.png
Shulk ShulkHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Neutral
13,200 Reset Bomb Forest •Assist Trophy Enemies (Riki) •Hostile assist trophies will appear You Will Know Our Names
343
SSBU spirit Dark Matter.png
Dark Matter Kirby Series Meta Knight MetaKnightHeadNavySSBU.png (120 HP)
King Dedede KingDededeHeadGreySSBU.png (80 HP)
Attack
13,500 Halberd (Ω form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Nightmare) •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random
Stamina battle
02 Battle
178
SSBU spirit Link (The Legend of Zelda).png
Link (The Legend of Zelda) The Legend of Zelda Series Young Link YoungLinkHeadRedSSBU.png
Neutral
13,500 Find Mii (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
•The enemy has increased attack power
Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda
918
SSBU spirit Mega Man Zero.png
Mega Man Zero Mega Man Zero Series Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadRedSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,400 Midgar (hazards off) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Zero) Stamina battle
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
•The enemy starts the battle with a Beam Sword
Zero (Theme of ZERO (from Mega Man X))
1,128
Takamaru
Takamaru The Mysterious Murasame Castle Mii Swordfighter MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 3223, Takamaru Wig, Takamaru Outfit, Low Voice Type 1)
Attack
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
1,103
Image used for the Master Edges Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Master Edges Super Smash Bros. Series Cloud Team CloudHeadAdventBlackSSBU.png×4 (100 HP)
Attack
9,500 Final Destination N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased move speed and reduced weight
Master Core
653
SSBU spirit Eirika.png
Eirika Fire Emblem Series Lucina LucinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Ike IkeHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
9,200 Coliseum N/A •The enemy has increased attack power
•The enemy has increased move speed
•The enemy has increased jump power
Preparing to Advance
647
SSBU spirit Eliwood.png
Eliwood Fire Emblem Series Roy RoyHeadCyanSSBU.png
Neutral
9,800 Castle Siege (Battlefield form) •Easy to Launch
•Hazard: Lava Floor
•The floor is lava
•All fighters are easy to launch after a little while
•The enemy's explosion and fire attacks have increased power
Winning Road - Roy's Hope
642
SSBU spirit Leif (Fire Emblem).png
Leif (Fire Emblem) Fire Emblem Series Roy RoyHeadPinkSSBU.png
Attack
9,300 Castle Siege N/A •The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random
•The enemy heals over time
Fire Emblem Theme
1,063
SSBU spirit Hector (Castlevania).png
Hector (Castlevania) Castlevania Series Robin RobinHeadBlueSSBU.png
Ridley RidleyHeadBlueSSBU.png
Shield
3,700 The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield form) •Item: Battering Types •Reinforcements will appear during the battle Lament of Innocence
539
SSBU spirit Aegislash.png
Aegislash Pokémon Series •Gold Meta Knight MetaKnightHeadWhiteSSBU.png×2
Attack
4,000 Kalos Pokémon League (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•Timed battle (1:30)
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Battle! (Trainer Battle) - Pokémon X / Pokémon Y
1,259
from the game's files
Sakura Samurai North America
Hana Samurai PAL
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword North America
Hana Samurai: Art of the Sword PAL
Villager VillagerHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
3,700 Suzaku Castle N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
•The enemy has increased jump power
Boss 1 - Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
1,252
Spirit of Aeron from Pandora's Tower
Aeron Pandora's Tower Simon SimonHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
3,900 Great Plateau Tower •Item Tidal Wave •The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
•Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
The Valedictory Elegy
1,251
Calista
Calista The Last Story Lucina LucinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Simon SimonHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Reset Bomb Forest N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Battle Scene / Final Boss - Golden Sun
1,247
SSBU spirit Frey & Freya.png
Frey & Freya Zangeki no Reginleiv Link LinkHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Robin RobinHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Reset Bomb Forest •Giant •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy's magic attacks have increased power
•You are giant
Save the World, Heroes!
1,233
from the game's files
Glory of Heracles Hero Glory of Heracles Series Link LinkHeadIndigoSSBU.png (140 HP)
Shield
3,700 Wuhu Island (Swaying Bridge) •Defense ↑ Stamina battle
•The enemy has increased defense after a little while
Revolt -Striving for Hope-
1,230
Welt
Welt Soma Bringer Roy RoyHeadRedSSBU.png (160 HP)
Neutral
3,600 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) •Defense ↓ •You have reduced defense
Stamina battle
Attack - Soma Bringer
1,175
Matthew
Matthew Golden Sun Series Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Grab
3,600 Coliseum •Item: Hothead •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Weyard
726
Artwork used for Magnus's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Magnus Kid Icarus Series Ike IkeHeadBlackSSBU.png
Attack
4,300 Coliseum (Ω form) N/A •The enemy has super armor but moves slower
•The enemy's smash attacks have increased power
•The enemy has increased attack power
Magnus's Theme
672
SSBU spirit Gangrel.png
Gangrel Fire Emblem Series Wolf WolfHeadBlackSSBU.png
Bayonetta BayonettaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Find Mii (Ω form) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy has increased attack power
Id (Purpose) (Remix)
668
SSBU spirit Lon'qu.png
Lon'qu Fire Emblem Series Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Arena Ferox •Item: Swords •The enemy's slash and stab attacks have increased power
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
Conquest (Ablaze)
651
SSBU spirit Karel.png
Karel Fire Emblem Series Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Coliseum •Attack Power ↑ •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy has increased attack power when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy has increased attack power
Coliseum Series Medley
641
SSBU spirit Seliph.png
Seliph Fire Emblem Series Marth MarthHeadBlueSSBU.png
Ike IkeHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
3,600 Castle Siege •Defense ↑ •The enemy has increased defense when the enemy's at high damage Edge of Adversity
639
SSBU spirit Sigurd.png
Sigurd Fire Emblem Series Ike IkeHeadBlueSSBU.png
Neutral
3,800 Arena Ferox •Defense ↑ •The enemy has increased defense when the enemy's at high damage Edge of Adversity
625
SSBU spirit Navarre.png
Navarre Fire Emblem Series Marth MarthHeadRedSSBU.png (140 HP)
Attack
3,700 Castle Siege (Throne Room) N/A •The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random
Stamina battle
•The enemy's battering items have increased power
Story 5 Meeting
240
SSBU spirit Daruk.png
Daruk The Legend of Zelda Series Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png (180 HP)
Shield
4,300 Find Mii (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Lava Floor •The floor is lava
Stamina battle
•The enemy's shield has extra durability
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM
242
SSBU spirit Urbosa.png
Urbosa The Legend of Zelda Series Zero Suit Samus ZeroSuitSamusHeadShortsBlueSSBU.png (100 HP)
Attack
4,400 Gerudo Valley (Battlefield form) •Item: Lightning
•Hazard: Zap Floor
•The floor is electrified
Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
183
SSBU spirit Darknut.png
Darknut The Legend of Zelda Series Link LinkHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Bridge of Eldin (Battlefield form) •Move Speed ↑
•Defense ↓
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy has increased move speed when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy gets a major stat boost when badly damaged
Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
903
SSBU spirit Sword Man.png
Sword Man Mega Man Series Mega Man MegaManHeadBrownSSBU.png×3 (100 HP)
Attack
1,800 Find Mii (Ω form) N/A •The enemy's explosion and fire attacks have increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy favors forward air attacks
We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2)
1,284
Wonder-Blue
Wonder-Blue The Wonderful 101 Chrom ChromHeadBlackSSBU.png
Villager VillagerHeadPinkSSBU.pngVillagerHeadYellowSSBU.pngVillagerHeadGreenSSBU.pngVillagerHeadCyanSSBU.pngVillagerHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 New Donk City Hall N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•Defeat an army of fighters
ST01: Roll Out, Wonderful 100!
1,227
SSBU spirit Aisya.png
Aisya ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat Lucina LucinaHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
2,500 Bridge of Eldin (hazards off) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Shovel Knight)
Bob-omb Festival
•Bob-ombs will rain from the sky after a little while
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
Attack - Soma Bringer
1,222
from the game's files
Warrior Mech Gauss Chōsōjū Mecha MG R.O.B. ROBHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 Wily Castle N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
•The enemy has increased move speed
Marionation Gear
1,204
Sagi
Sagi Baten Kaitos Series Roy RoyHeadVioletSSBU.png
Corrin CorrinHeadRedSSBU.png
Neutral
1,600 Gaur Plain (Battlefield form) •Item: Timer •Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
The Valedictory Elegy
675
SSBU spirit Severa.png
Severa Fire Emblem Series Lucina LucinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Neutral
1,700 Coliseum (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy can unleash powerful critical hits at random Duty (Ablaze)
674
SSBU spirit Owain.png
Owain Fire Emblem Series Chrom ChromHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Coliseum •Item: Swords •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
•The enemy loves to taunt
•The enemy starts the battle with a Killing Edge
Duty (Ablaze)
649
SSBU spirit Raven.png
Raven Fire Emblem Series Roy RoyHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Coliseum •Defense ↓
•Attack Power ↑
•All fighters have reduced defense
•All fighters have increased attack power
Attack - Fire Emblem
105
SSBU spirit Prince Peasley.png
Prince Peasley Mario & Luigi Series Marth MarthHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
1,600 3D Land N/A •The enemy's melee weapons have increased power This is Minion Turf!

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese こだわりの一本! 剣士たちの集い One of our specialties! A Gathering of Swordsmen
France French (PAL) De Smash et d'épée Of Smash and Sword
Quebec French (NTSC) Smash des épées Smash of swords
Germany German Klirrende Klingen Clashing Blades
Italy Italian Di cappa e Smash Of Cloak and Smash
Spain Spanish Smash de espadas Smash swords
China Chinese (Simplified) 剑不离身的剑士们齐聚一堂! The greatest swordsman come together!
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 劍不離身的劍士齊聚一堂! The greatest swordsman come together!
South Korea Korean 아끼는 한 자루! 검사들의 집합 One of our specialties! A Gathering of Swordsmen
Netherlands Dutch Kruis de degens Draw your swords
Russia Russian Смеш на мечах! Smash of swords!

Trivia[edit]

  • The copyright info in the event banner lists SNK, despite the fact that Terry had yet to be released at the time the banner was first made public.
  • The Japanese and Korean names for this event are self-deprecating references to the abundance of fighters that use swords.

References[edit]