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Lloyd using Grave Blade.
|Effect||Lloyd slams the Vorpal Sword onto the ground to damage grounded opponents.|
When performed, Lloyd would hold the Vorpal Sword behind him for a moment before slamming it onto the ground in front of him, sending out a red shockwave. While the sword itself had no effect on opponents, opponents on the same horizontal level as Lloyd when he slams the sword would be dealt 6% damage and decent upward knockback. It would also deal a considerable amount of hitstun, which was intended to start combos as Lloyd could then follow up with one of his aerial attacks. This move could not be used in midair, and the considerable amount of startup lag combined with the ease of dodging the move made it very easy to punish.
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The Grave Blade arte has only made a single appearance in the Tales series, being an attack used by Lloyd Irving, Kratos Aurion, and Zelos Wilder in Tales of Symphonia. The arte itself is an Earth-elemental variant of Fierce Demon Fang, an upgraded version of Demon Fang in which the user slams their weapon to the ground, creating a shockwave that damages enemies in a wide arc in front of them. Grave Blade is a more powerful arte, and after using Fierce Demon Fang at least 200 times, Grave Blade will always replace Fierce Demon Fang when an Earth-elemental enchant is in use.
- Prior to v0.8a of the SSF2 Demo, Lloyd's down special move was instead Guardian. It was changed to Grave Blade to better fit with his playstyle.
- Since Beta, Lloyd uses a move that looks very similar to Grave Blade for his down smash; however, the two moves are not the same.
|Standard special move||Demon Fang|
|Side special move||Tempest|
|Up special move||Tiger Blade|
|Down special move||Rising Falcon|
|Final Smash||Falcon's Crest|