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Shield damage is an effect that certain attacks in the Super Smash Bros. games have. While they are mostly normal attacks, they deal bonus damage when their hitboxes connect with a shield. For example, Donkey Kong's Headbutt will do more damage to an opponent's shield than his Forward Smash since its hitbox has shield damage, despite the latter containing a much more damaging hitbox. The only attack with significant shield damage in Melee was Marth's Shield Breaker, which when fully charged, could break a full shield. In Brawl, quite a few attacks were given hitboxes with the effect. However, most such attacks do not have a high value for it.

Attacks listed below contain attacks with shield damage. Unless stated otherwise, the entire attack has the effect.

List of shield damage attacks in Super Smash Bros.

List of shield damage attacks in Super Smash Bros. Melee

List of shield damage attacks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 AttackValue
Most characters*Edge attack1
Floor attack1
MarioDash attack1
Cape4
LuigiForward smash5
PeachUp smash4
Peach Bomber6
BowserDash attack1
Whirling Fortress (hit 1)3
Bowser Bomb (drop and landing)5
Giga BowserNeutral attack5
Forward tilt (angled side)15
Up tilt15
Down tilt (hit 1)10
Down tilt (hit 2)5
Dash attack (hit 1)10
Dash attack (hit 2)3
Up smash20
Down smash (last hit)15
Forward smash20
Neutral air20
Forward air20
Back air20
Up air20
Whirling Fortress (hit 1)3
Bowser Bomb (drop and landing)5
YoshiEgg Throw (both hits)5
Ground Pound (drop)10
Ground Pound (stars)6
Super Dragon (ram)6
Super Dragon (fire breath, fireball)10
Donkey KongDash attack1
Up smash4
Down smash1
Side smash1
Forward air (arms)1
Giant Punch (not fully charged)2
Headbutt30
Spinning Kong (ground hit 1, all air hits)1
Hand Slap1
Diddy KongForward smash (second hit)3
LinkClawshot (used in air)1
Forward throw (hit 1)1
Back throw (hit 1)1
Down throw (hit 1)1
JigglypuffForward throw (hit 1)1
Pound20
MarthShield Breaker (not fully charged)42
Shield Breaker (fully charged)40
Dancing Blade (second hit low, third hit,
fourth hit high, some of fourth hit low)
1
Dancing Blade (fourth hit side)5
IkeForward tilt1
Eruption (uncharged)1
Eruption (fully charged)30
Mr. Game & WatchDash attack1
Judgement (#3)25
FanNeutral swing
Tilt swing
Dash swing
Smash swing
Mr. SaturnThrown42

* Yoshi's edge attacks do not do shield damage.

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