- Aug 26, 2007
- Madison, WI
- 3DS FC
You've never actually seen Ike's D-Smash, Palutena's F-Smash, and Corrin's U-Smash have you?
Palu f-smash is obviously pretty bad but has the windbox gimmick. I have won low-percent tourney stocks from that windbox! Wario is the real example of a terrible f-smash.
Corrin's u-smash is a tiny bit safer and actually hits grounded opponents, while still reaching platforms. However, the reward is trash, and it's pretty bad. Definitely held the worst u-smash crown before Hero showed up.
Sheik f-smash is a bad move but in a different, incomparable class to Hero f-smash. (hits f12, only 44 frames? that's faster than many tilts) It's also hard to judge since it's on a character starving for kill options.
If I have a move that comes out later than f16, I expect something exceptional. (so that I actually have a situation to use such a slow move)
- Horizontal range like , or even just
- Vertical coverage (+the highest tier of power) like
- The ability to catch spotdodges like
- has armor
- has invincibility
- has crazy low endlag
- has disable
- has the windbox for safety and gimps
- has his famous f-smash 2, and I guess technically the beam is a cute bonus
- Even poor at least has a 3 frame release and decent shield safety, besides just the overkill power
The only comparably lackluster f-smash in the game is , which is a terrible move whose numbers are all very similar to Hero's f-smash. And obviously Wario is amazing so there's that.
For Hero f-smash, it really is all about the crit gimmick.
Edit: Credit where it's due, it also does recover a lot of MP, which is a big deal for Hero. For example, Hatchet Man is actually a slightly better shieldbreak punish than non-crit charged f-smash, but getting +17 MP instead of -15 MP is often worth the difference. (Especially when either would kill.)