Soaring Slash is very similar to Aether, Ike's recovery move. However, instead of throwing his sword upwards and jumping to catch it as Ike does, Chrom performs a slash upwards, and then jumps with his sword still in hand, twirling in the air before coming back down. Soaring Slash offers near-negligible horizontal movement, as it stops all of Chrom's momentum and sends him straight up and down with very little horizontal influence at the peak of the jump. As a result, it is inferior as a recovery, even in comparison to Aether. Chrom does have higher air speed than Ike, however, making up for some of Soaring Slash's lacking lateral movement.
Chrom has various voice clips that will play while using the move, including "Out of my way!", "I'll end you!", "How about this?", and a loud grunt.
Chrom originally performed this move in the Two Falchions cutscene of Fire Emblem: Awakening, when he was fighting against Lucina in her Marth disguise in Arena Ferox. He is also capable of performing a move very similar to Soaring Slash in Fire Emblem Warriors.