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Sword of the Creator

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Sword of the Creator
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Sword of the Creator in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Byleth
Universe Fire Emblem
Article on Fire Emblem Wiki Sword of the Creator
This article is about the special move. For the sword itself, see the list of swords.

Sword of the Creator (魔剣 天帝の剣, Demon Sword, Sword of God) is Byleth's up special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overview[edit]

When the move is used, Byleth extends the Sword of the Creator in its whip form, reaching up above him/her. Should he grab an opponent, he will pull himself up to them, and leap off them, meteor smashing them starting at 50%. It should be noted that the meteor smash is untechable. Its grab hitbox will also not work on shielding opponents, akin to Fishing Rod, Grappling Hook and Buster Wolf. This move acts as a tether recovery, and boasts quite a long range. He can also latch onto a wall, pulling himself up to and jumping off of it up to a maximum of 3 times.

The animation of the footstool has only one frame of ending lag, which can allow for combos into Areadbhar, or his Final Smash at percents below 50%, and his aerials at much higher percentages.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List BylethHeadSSBU.png Stretch the sword outward, jumping upward if it hits an opponent. You can use this attack to recover or dangle if you hit an edge.

Origin[edit]

Official artwork of Sword of the Creator from Fire Emblem Three Houses.

Alongside Areadbhar and Failnaught, the Sword of the Creator is one of the 14 Heroes' Relics in Three Houses, regalia weapons forged from the bones and hearts of the Nabateans by "those who slither in the dark". In this case, the Sword of the Creator was forged from the remains of Sothis. It was originally owned by Nemesis, the King of Liberation, who fought against Seiros and was killed in the encounter. The sword was taken back by Seiros and sealed away. One millennium later, Archbishop Rhea assigned Byleth to fend off an army led by the Western Church, who raided Seiros' tomb. They managed to unseal the Sword of the Creator from its hiding place and Byleth was able to utilize its power upon picking it up. After the battle, Rhea decided to entrust the sword to Byleth, which they keep for the remainder of the game. In a confrontation with "those who slither in the dark", Byleth got trapped in a dark void by Solon, and Sothis merged with Byleth to unlock the full power of the sword and free themselves.

The Sword of the Creator is a weapon that lets the user attack from 1-2 range. While the Sword of the Creator is in Byleth's possession, it grants them the Ruptured Heaven combat art, which adds some of the user's Magic to their damage output and is effective against dragon units. It can be wielded by other units as well, but they will not have access to Ruptured Heaven, and the sword itself will become much heavier and lose its ranged capabilities when used by anyone other than Byleth.

This move’s properties resemble the Grounder combat art, a sword attack that deals extra damage to flying units.

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Trivia[edit]

  • It is noted that against Donkey Kong below 15%, when buffering neutral aerial, Byleth can cause a near-inescapable ladder string that can easily result in a KO, akin to that of Bayonetta's ladder combos in Smash 4. If performed above 15%, it will start to spike on the footstool. [1]
  • This is the first tether move since Melee that can be used on solid walls.
  • This is one of three tether recovery up specials that was not introduced in Brawl, the other two being Grappling Hook and ARM Hook.
  • This is the second special move in the series to incorporate a footstool jump in its execution. The first special move to do this is Zero Suit Samus's Flip Jump.