Beam Sword

Beam Sword
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Fox wields a Beam Sword in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Type Hand Weapon
Series Appearances: Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Appearance: Blue, glowing, long
Size: Medium
Strength: Weak

[edit] Item Effect

The Beam Sword is a weapon-type item commonly found and used in the Smash Bros. series. Once picked up, the item acts as if the character was made to be a swordsman. The sword has multiple animations that are changed such as the dash attack and the charge smash. In the Super Smash Bros., it had a certain length that was restricted to how close the enemy was. In Super Smash Bros. Melee the sword was reduced in length in its model, but it extended when used to attack. It got one more update in Super Smash Bros. Brawl because it gets even more length and causes a bit more damage. The Beam Sword is a staple among Smash items that can help you in many situations.

[edit] Strategy

This is one of the best all-around weapon items in the game. Decent knock back, decent range, easy to use. When facing someone with this item, keep in mind that the range of the Beam Sword is determined by what kind of slash the opponent makes. A basic slash has a shorter range while a smash slash has a much longer range. That said, it's safer to keep as much distance as you can between yourself and the person holding the Beam Sword as you won't be very sure of the range until right before the slash is made. Treating it like an explosive with less knock back isn't a bad idea since the slash range is fairly wide for a non-explosive item. In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, Captain Falcon slashes upward when he uses the Beam Sword as a smash move so keep that in mind if he has the sword. When using the Beam Sword, remember that you don't have to be right next to the person you're aiming for. Treat it like you would Lucario's Force Palm technique in that even being a slight distance away from the target means you'll connect. It has decent knock back when thrown as well so you can throw it toward an opponent who's trying to recover and it will likely send them outside of their recovery range.

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