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Smash Bros Ultimate: How to Tech & What It Does

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Smash Bros Ultimate: How to Tech & What It Does

How to Tech in Smash Bros Ultimate & What It Does

Throughout the years, Super Smash Bros has seen all kinds of advanced techniques come into the competitive scene. Whether it’s wavedashing or short hopping, it can truly separate the pros from the novices. Here’s everything you need to know about how to tech in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and what it does.

One way you can really boost your game, however, is by mastering the simple yet infinitely useful ability to tech. Known by many names (breakfall and ukemi are just some examples), it allows you to spring right back up from a fall, stopping the opponent from closing in to punish you further.

Smash Bros Ultimate Ivysaur

Ivysaur successfully pulls off a tech.

To pull off a tech, you have to press the shield button shortly before you hit a surface (a maximum of 20 frames prior, to be exact). You’ll know immediately whether you succeeded, as your character will kip up with all of the athleticism of Shawn Michaels in his prime.

Teching is not limited just to the floor, however. You can also tech off of walls and ceilings when you hit them, and even out of those pesky footstool jumps that make you look like a pathetic Goomba under the opponent’s feet.

Once you have gotten the hang of teching, you can try more advanced varieties. Pressing a direction as you land on the ground will also make the character roll (known by many as a techroll), or pressing the jump button during a tech into the wall will pull off a wall jump tech. The latter is available even to characters normally incapable of wall jumping.

Smash Bros Ultimate Link

Link performing a techroll.

Though the timing can be hard to get the hang of at first (and no, simply mashing the shield button will not work), once you have managed it a few times, it will quickly become second nature. You’ll soon notice your game turning around once you’re able to tech back into the action, instead of letting rush down brawlers smother you.

Think you’ve got what it takes to try some other advanced techniques? Or do you just want to know the basics? Either way, the Smash Bros Ultimate wiki has got all of the info you need. Head on over there now, and peek at it before it tries to Pikachu!!

TL;DR

Question: How do you tech in Super Smash Bros Ultimate?

Answer: To pull off a tech, you have to press the shield button shortly before you hit a surface (a maximum of 20 frames prior, to be exact).

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A surly journalist and occasional voice actor, Tony Cole-Cocking has been playing games since he was a little boy. Now he's a little man, and not much has changed.

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