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Wario Waft is Wario's down special move in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Once performed, Wario flatulates, damaging nearby players. The attack gets stronger the longer players go without using it, ranging from a tiny "poot" to a massive explosion. If it is used continuously, over and over again, it will be very weak, but if it is not used in a long time, it will become a large explosion. Also, depending on how long the players wait, Wario will fly upwards upon doing the move.
If Wario is glowing brown, it means that the waft is charged up completely. If players have waited long enough, Wario will fly quite a distance - enough for the move to be used as a recovery move. Note that if players charge it up completely and use it in the air, they could KO themselves. At anytime, if a flame is in the vicinity of the waft, it will cause it to ignite and create an explosion, making more damage.
A fully charged Wario Waft deals up to 42% damage, but it has less knockback than most other Wario Waft levels. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, it deals 27% damage, but it has increased knockback. Also, if players are using Wario in his WarioWare outfit, they can get a hint about how strong the Wario Waft will be by looking at Wario's exposed belly. It will bulge gradually over time, increasing 1% damage at a time. However, this hint is not available with Wario's original outfit, nor Wario-Man. A fully charged Wario Waft gives Wario the biggest recovery, and will not become helpless, but he does risk self-destructing himself if he ascends past a stage's blast line.
If Wario-Man unleashes a fully charged Wario Waft, the clean hit deals up to 50% damage, and can potentially make 1-hit KOs under normal circumstances.
Wario's weakest "poot" (which is the uncharged Waft) deals no damage, but it does trip most opponents, and if performed as Wario-Man, it stuns opponents. After the uncharged Waft, Wario will face the screen and chuckle.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Wario Waft has one of two custom variants:
Rose-Scented Waft charges faster than the default Wario Waft, and adds a flower onto any damaged targets. The hitbox is also larger, but the attack deals less knockback than normal.
Quick Waft charges very quickly, but deals less damage and knockback.
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