Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Pyra/Mythra are a perfect pair

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Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 have finally made their way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We now get to see how the two characters that seemed to surprise everyone (except me who TOTALLY called it forever ago) play and it turns out they’re pretty great!

The two characters work as one, with the down special used to switch back and forth between them like the Zelda/Sheik combo of old. Both play so nicely and as much as I’m tired of all the swords in Smash, their move set is so insanely satisfying I almost forget.

If you want to skip the description and just wanna see me mess around with the character and try all the moves out, go ahead and watch the video. Their Smash moves are at the very end.

Unlike a lot of the more recent additions, there’s nothing new you need to learn for these two. They didn’t reinvent the wheel here. In fact, if you play as Fire Emblem characters you’ll know how to use this character almost immediately.

Pyra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Pyra comes packing a massive flaming sword and will absolutely clobber people with it. She’s very focus-heavy and her moves can sometimes be a little slow but it feels good when they connect.

Her up special is a lot like Kirby’s with her slicing up into the air and then coming back down with a heavy slam. Her standard special, which can be charged, has her sword spin around her like a tornado taking out anyone on both sides. My personal favorite is her forward special, which throws her sword out in front of her, pushing her enemies way and hitting them multiple times as it spins in the air before coming back to her.

Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Using Pyra’s down special, you can switch into Mythra. Mythra is all about speed. She still feels like an absolute powerhouse but she moves a lot faster and giving you more room to juggle and combo.

Her up special is really fun but takes some practice. She hits with an upward slash like Pyra’s that takes her into the air but instead of slamming down, she fires a downward angled blast from her sword and then does a floaty backflip that pushes the enemy one way and her the other. The standard special, which can be charged, does a rapid strike combo at close range. Her forward special is a little confusing; she dives forward in several strikes that almost make it look like she’s teleporting given her speed.

When playing as either character, both Mythra and Pyra have unique Final Smashes. Both involve calling on Rex, the main protagonist from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Super Smash Bros. Rex
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With Pyra, the two work together to do a massive strike. With Mythra, the two fire energy into the sky that comes raining down as a localized shower of projectiles. Both look incredible.

All-in-all, they’re an excellent addition to an already overwhelming roster and I can see this becoming a new main for a lot of people.