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Air Slash is a reccuring Art in the Xenoblade series. In Xenoblade Chronicles, it is one of the physical arts used by Shulk. In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, it is one of the physical arts Nia has access to by equipping Fiora as her Blade. It is also featured in the Super Smash Bros. series as Shulk up special move.

Xenoblade series

Xenoblade Chronicles

Shulk AirSlash

Icon of Air Slash in Xenoblade Chronicles.

In Xenoblade Chronicles, Air Slash is one of Shulk's physical arts. It can inflict Break to an enemy and if it is performed on the side of said enemy, it can inflict Slow, which reduce the enemy's movement and attack speed by 50%.

Information

Learnt Attribute Target Hits Range Aggro
Level 14 Physical One Enemy 1 4 Meters 10
  • If the art inflicts its Slow debuff, volatile aggro is generated and 20% is added to the Party Gauge. A level 50 Shulk would generate 640 volatile aggro.

Stats

Level AP Cost Power Effect Duration Cooldown
1 N/A 1.50 5.0 s 15.0 s
2 280 1.67 5.5 s 14.2 s
3 560 1.84 6.0 s 13.5 s
4 1,120 2.01 6.5 s 12.8 s
5 12.8 s 2.18 7.0 s 12.0 s
6 3,360 2.35 7.5 s 11.2 s
7 5,040 2.52 8.0 s 10.5 s
8 7,280 2.69 8.5 s 9.8 s
9 10,080 2.86 9.0 s 9.0 s
10 13,440 3.03 9.5 s 8.2 s

Books

Intermediate

The intermediate books are only found in shops for 7200 G

Advanced

Advanced art books are only available from enemy drops. For any enemies listed with a 0% drop rate, the item can only be obtained using Yoink!, Riki's Talent art.

Enemy Level Area Drop rates
Territorial Rotbart 81 Bionis' Leg 14.0 %
North Star Gusion 50 Valak Mountain 4.1 %
Mild Florence 58 Central Factory 3.6 %
Banquet Vassago 48 Valak Mountain 2.2 %
Hidden Gamigin 49 Valak Mountain 2.2 %
Admiral Arachno 73 Bionis' Leg 14.0 %
Rhoen Quadwing 92 Tephra Cave 13.0 %
Defensive/SHAME (normal) 64 – 65 Agniratha 5.4 %
Fiume Nebula 74 Prison Island 5.4 %
M97/CYCLE 66 Agniratha 5.4 %
Offensive/HONEY 56 Mechonis Field 3.7 %
Offensive/SCOUT 56 Mechonis Field 3.7 %
M55/GRACE 55 Mechonis Field 2.5 %
Aura Antol 53 Fallen Arm 2.4 %
Rius Antol 52 Fallen Arm 2.4 %
M87 Prototype 55 Fallen Arm 1.6 %
Defensive/SHAME (story) 64 Agniratha 0.0 %
Telethia Galvin 88 Alcamoth 0.0 %

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

XC2 art break heart 0

Air Slash's icon in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Air Slash appears as one of Nia's physical Driver arts when having the Knives equipped. Air Slash is now a multi hitting attack that can inflict break with its last hit and damage dealt will increase by a certain amount if used while at 90% of your life or above.

Information

Learnt Attribute Target Hits Range Aggro
Level 1 Physical One target 4 N/A 10

Stats

Level WP Cost Damage Recharge High HP Damage Up
1 N/A 240 14 50%
2 400 280 14 50%
3 1,780 320 13 60%
4 3,960 360 13 60%
5 9,900 400 12 75%
5 (Max Affinity) N/A 450 11 75%

Super Smash Bros. series

Air Slash SSB4

Air Slash is Shulk's Up Special in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When performed, Shulk does a rising slash that lifts Shulk upwards and can do another slash if the B button is pressed again after the first slash. If Monado Jump is active, the move has greater vertical distance

Customization

The move can be customized in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. Those are the available Customization.

  • Advancing Air Slash: On the upswing, Shulk goes up at a slight angle. The second swing brings him lower but sends him forward. The swings have less delay and the second slash has a bit more knockback
  • Mighty Air Slash: The length of the attack becomes the size of the Monado itself but it delivers more damage and knockback as a result. Knockback is now more vertical but it is harder to connect bot swings.

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