Stone Scabbard

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Stone Scabbard
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Stone Scabbard in motion
User Mii Swordfighter
Universe Super Smash Bros.
A high jump and downward thrust to launch foes.
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Jumps high and follows up with a firm downward strike.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Stone Scabbard (ロケット下突き, Rocket Downstab), known as Back in the Stone in the PAL version, is one of three up special moves for the Mii Swordfighter.

Overview[edit]

Both of the move's official English names are a reference to the way the Mii's sword penetrates the ground upon impact, briefly holding the weapon in an unusable position.

When used, the Swordfighter slashes upward, knocking any enemy hit up while they also rise. Then, he/she holds the sword with the blade pointed down, and descends, meteor smashing enemies on the way down. The blade can pass through thin platforms, ambushing anyone underneath the platform the Swordfighter lands on. The Swordfighter is intangible during the initial frames of the attack. This move is very similar to Kirby's Final Cutter.

The meteor smash can be used as a sacrificial KO if the opponent cannot recover from the attack, but is unlikely to send opponents towards the bottom blast zone quicker than Mii Swordfighter would reach the same place itself until higher percentages. For this reason, Mii Swordfighter should attempt to grab the ledge when possible after hitting an opponent, if the move is to be used for KO purposes.

During the transition to Ultimate, the move was heavily buffed. It now travels higher and the player can move the Swordfighter slightly to the left or right during the ascent, thus making it more useful for recovery. The move can also sweetspot ledges from behind and boasts a larger hitbox. However, while its final hit has been strengthened in terms of damage output, its initial hit now deals less damage.

Customization[edit]

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

1. Stone Scabbard 2. Skyward Slash Dash 3. Hero's Spin
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"A high jump followed by a firm downward strike with your sword." "A flurry of slashes that sends you in the direction of your choice." "A spinning sword attack that sends you upward if used in the air."

Gallery[edit]

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