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Byleth has a crazy number of hitboxes on attacks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rekzius gives the breakdown on the Professor's attack properties

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 10, 2020 at 2:14 p.m. PST • Comments: 3

Like them or hate them, Byleth ended up being the final challenger of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass. This marks them as being the 80th character to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Understanding what makes the latest Fire Emblem rep tick might be a good idea in the event that you run into a particularly skilled user of the character. Rekzius has released a video that details the properties of the Professor's attacks and hitboxes.

Like many other DLC combatants before them, Byleth has some rather interesting hitboxes. Some attacks have as many as six or seven hitboxes attached to them.

Funnily enough, Byleth's forward aerial and back aerial are radically different from one another. This is true despite the fact that both make use of the Areadbhar (legendary lance) in a similar motion.

While the back air has only two hitboxes, the forward aerial has about seven different hitboxes. Some of these hitboxes may never actually score a hit since some of them actually overlap by quite a bit.

It's also interesting to note that it seems like the developers tried something different with Byleth's neutral air even though there are already numerous spinning attacks present in the game.

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