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How 'Left Cloud' technically beats 'Right Cloud' in the mirror match in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 28, 2022 at 4:11 a.m. PST • Comments: 1

With there being 86 fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are over 6,000 different match ups that can happen. One might think that all the mirror matches would be 5-5 matches, but things are a bit awkward specifically with the Cloud mirror match.

In a video recently uploaded by WhyDo, it's explained why 'Left Cloud' is technically at an advantage over 'Right Cloud' in the mirror match. It all has to do with how Cloud's Cross Slash side special is designed.

Since Cloud is technically spelling out something in the form of Japanese kanji ("Kyō"), the functionality of this move cannot simply be "flipped" like with all other hitboxes in the game. Therefore, the hitboxes for the attack will be different based on which direction Cloud uses it — this happens with Limit Break Cross Slash too.

From the right side and facing left, Cross Slash will actually hit lower, making it better at hitting smaller characters. However, Cloud on the left that uses Cross Slash on to the right will utilize a Cross Slash that hits higher up, making it a better anti-air.

Of course, this "advantage" isn't really enough to give "Left Cloud" a 5.5-4.5 advantage, but it certainly is something worth keeping in mind for the mirror match. When facing off against another Cloud player, there's some value in keeping control of the left side.

Check out WhyDo's recent video on the subject below:

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