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This article is about Chrom's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Chrom.
The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His final smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Chrom is a newcomer fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is an Echo Fighter of Roy, but also borrows moves from Ike. He was confirmed during the August 8th Smash Direct.

How to Unlock

  • Play VS mode matches, with Chrom being the 59th character unlocked.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Yoshi or any other character in his character tree, with Chrom being unlocked after Ridley.
  • Have Chrom join the party in the World of Light.

For all three methods, the player must fight and defeat Chrom on Arena Ferox.

Attributes

Strengths

  • Disjointed reach
  • Fast mobility
  • Consistent damage output
  • High damage output
  • Powerful aerial game

Weaknesses

  • Very poor recovery
  • Poor offstage presence
  • Lacks ranged options

Summary

In a similar vein to his daughter, Chrom does not possess the sweet spot at the hilt of Falchion similar to the character he is echoing Roy but rather possesses a balanced blade across his attacks. However, this makes Chrom a potent fighter, as the combination of consistent damage potential and high damage output (which is still retained from Roy) makes Chrom capable of dealing a high amount of damage across all ranges. Chrom also retains the fast movement that is a staple to Roy, making Chrom a very good fighter for pressuring and racking up damage, with his KO options linking very well with his aerials. Overall, with Chrom's disjointed reach, high damage output, and mobility, Chrom can be a very effective fighter that rivals his ancestor's power or his daughter's, and even that of the character he is echoing.

However, Chrom's most glaring weakness is his poor recovery. With a purely vertical recovery, Chrom is very easy to gimp and force away from the stage, and makes off-stage options which are normally available to similar sword fighters difficult, if not impossible, for Chrom to use. In addition, as a pure melee unit, Chrom lacks the means to approach ranged users, and must purely rely on his reach to catch faster opponents with more flexible mobility.

Moveset

Ground Attacks

Normal

  • Neutral Attack: Performs an upward slash ending at the shoulder.
  • Forward Tilt: Does a swift overhead slash.
  • Up Tilt: Does an upward slash.
  • Down Tilt: Stabs downward.
  • Dash Attack: Halts and slashes forward while bending for more reach.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Chrom lunges and slashes forward forcefully.
  • Up Smash: Stabs Falchion upwards, creating a wind gale that hits three times.
  • Down Smash: Swipes his sword on both his sides.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack: Slashes his sword in front of him.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Slashes two times around him.
  • Forward aerial: Swipes his sword in front of him.
  • Back aerial: Turns around and swipes his sword.
  • Up aerial: Swipes his sword upward.
  • Down aerial: Swipes his sword downwards.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Hits the opponent with his knee.
  • Forward Throw: Knocks opponent forward.
  • Back Throw: Tosses foe behind him.
  • Up Throw: Thrusts opponent upwards.
  • Down Throw: Tosses the foe to the ground.

Special Moves

Chrom's Special Moves
Ultimate
Standard Special Flare Blade
Side Special Double-Edge Dance
Up Special Soaring Slash
Down Special Counter
Final Smash Awakening Aether

Taunts

  • Up Taunt: Holds Falchion across his body while saying, "Come at me!"
  • Side Taunt: Holds Falchion outward in front of him while saying, "Come on!"
  • Down Taunt: Spins Falchion before resting the blade in his opposite hand while saying, "I will not fail!"

On-Screen Appearance

  • Emerges from a Warp Circle and takes Falchion out from the ground.

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

  • Slashes once before holding Falchion outward while saying "Training paid off!"
  • Performs two sword slashes before holding Falchion across his body saying "Anything can change!"
  • Plants Falchion into the ground, places his hand on his hip while saying "I will cut a path!"
    • If Lucina is present during the match, Chrom will say "Our bond is stronger than steel."

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

Chrom Palette (SSBU)

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

  • Despite Robin and Lucina receiving a new victory theme based off of Id-Purpose, Awakening's final boss theme, Chrom retains the original Fire Emblem victory theme based off of Brawl, which is shared by Marth, Roy, and Ike.
  • Chrom's up taunt and victory pose mimics his pose from Awakening.
    • Chrom's up taunt mimics Lucina's up taunt, which was demonstrated twice in his reveal and his character trailer.

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