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Soaring Axe Kick

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Soaring Axe Kick
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The Brawler using Soaring Axe Kick in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Mii Brawler
Universe Super Smash Bros.

Soaring Axe Kick (天地キック, Heaven & Earth Kick) is one of the three up special moves of the Mii Brawler. It hits the opponent into the air while flipping, then hits them on the way down with an axe kick [1]. It functions very similarly to Kirby's Final Cutter.

Overview

Opponents who are hit with this attack can potentially become trapped below the Brawler during the descent, potentially leading to a KO of both characters (due to the inability to cancel the move in this stage) if they are above an abyss. Additionally, if used below or beside a ledge while offstage, the move can also knock characters off of ledges (if they are hanging onto them) allowing for easy offstage edge-guarding and/or ledge steals. The Mii Brawler may go into a helpless state if still in the move's animation after landing on a disappearing platform.

In Ultimate, the move behaves in exactly the same way, but the downward movement is input manually instead of automatically going down, now acting similar to Cloud's Climhazzard. Its animation has also been sped up, and its first hit has more range. The ascent travels slightly higher and can now sweetspot ledges at any point instead of just at the top, while the attack's descending hit deals more base knockback.

Instructional quotes

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-3.png Hit 'em up, and then hit 'em down with an axe kick.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png Flips upward and hits foes. Pressing the button again at the top of the jump performs a downward axe kick.

Customization

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

1. Soaring Axe Kick 2. Helicopter Kick 3. Piston Punch
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"Hit 'em on the way up while flipping, and hit 'em on the way down with an axe kick." "A series of spin kicks delivered while soaring diagonally into the air." "A storm of rising punches, carrying both you and your foes into the air for a high-flying combo."

Gallery

Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4
Neutral special Shot Put Ultimate Uppercut Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Headache Maker
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Piston Punch
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Foot Flurry
Final Smash Omega Blitz
Mii Brawler's special moves
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Shot Put Flashing Mach Punch Exploding Side Kick
Side special Onslaught Burning Dropkick Suplex
Up special Soaring Axe Kick Helicopter Kick Thrust Uppercut
Down special Head-On Assault Feint Jump Counter Throw
Final Smash Omega Blitz