Special Attacks are a different kind of attack that only Swords, most Bombs and Rock Star can preform. Special attacks need to be recharged before one can use it again, and using a sword’s strike will also use up the charge. The keybind for Special Attacks is 'R' or the Right Mouse Button when in Shift Lock or 1st person. There are only 13 unique specials attacks in-game.
List of Sword Special Attacks
Lunge is a special attack that makes the user dash forward, dealing 35 base damage to everyone in their path. It takes 3 seconds to recharge. The lunge sends users exactly 35 studs in front. The best way to use this is during bomb jumps and when chasing others. The Sword, Shadow Blade, Voxcalibur, Darkheart, and their respective skins have this special attack. The Shadow Blade has a greatly increased lunge speed, at the cost of a longer cooldown. The Voxcalibur will travel slower, also affecting it's effective lunge range as well. The Darkheart will give you 13 health on a successful hit but will take slightly longer to recharge.
Great Spin has the user spin their sword around themselves for around half a second, dealing 40 damage and knocking away enemies a fair distance away. This can be good for close combat and crowd control. Great Spin also allows the user to move faster while performing the move on the ground and boosts you up when used in mid-air, which means that it can be used to assist in bomb jumps. The Greatsword and its skins have this special attack.
Home Run has the user charge a swing with their bat, dealing 50 damage and launching the target extremely far, staggering them as well, and playing a unique sound when landed. The hit launches players approximately from one end of a base to another. It can be used to reflect rockets (or other reflectable projectiles), and results in a terrifically strong rocket, but it is very hard to land. It takes 0.5 seconds for the animation to be performed before the swing itself happens. When a player is hit with the move or a successful reflect has been done, the user will gain the "Batter Up" buff, where they gain a 150% walkspeed boost, and for the player hit, a pastel rainbow trail. When the animation is happening, the player's movespeed is greatly reduced. If the player has deflected the rocket, the "Batter Up" buff will not have a pastel rainbow trail. It takes 2.5 seconds to recharge the attack after the swing. The Homerunner and its skins have this special attack.
Serve has the user fire out a tennis ball that travels approximately from one bridge to the opposite end in length. When a player gets hit by the ball, they take 20 damage and get staggered and pushed away. The tennis ball can be reflected, increasing it’s potential knockback and gaining 4 damage, then increasing by 2 damage every consequential time it gets reflected. It takes 2.5 seconds to recharge the special attack. The Tennis Racket and the Golden Racket skin have this special attack.
Flame Cutter has the user send out a flaming wave in the direction the user is facing. The wave travels approximately from one bridge to the half of the opposite one. Using this in the air can boost you up a bit. The Flame Cutter does 35 base damage. The flame cutter also inflicts Burn for 2 seconds, which does 1 damage every 0.2 seconds. This totals up to 45 damage. The attack takes 2.7 seconds to recharge. The Fire Sword and the Firebrand skin have this special attack.
Ice Cutter has the user send out a chilly wave in the direction the user is facing. The wave travels exactly the same length and speed as the Flame Cutter. Using this in the air can boost you up a bit. The wave does 35 damage and inflicts Chill for 4 seconds, heavily decreasing jump power and movespeed. The attack needs 2.5 seconds to recharge. The Chill effect is unable to be stacked. The Ice Sword has this special attack.
Mega Smack is an overhead swing similar to a sword’s strike. Landing the hit deals 25 damage along with the enemy being knocked back and staggered. Unlike Home Run, Mega Smack is instant. It takes 2.25 seconds to recharge. It gives a slight upward boost in the air. The Frying Pan and the Stop Sign skin have this attack. In older versions of the game, this also used to be the Brickbreaker's special attack.
Brick Smash is normally a swing to the ground, which is slow and considerably useless. However, if the player has 50 or more Bricks, it will cause a massive explosion that deals heavy damage to players in the blast. This special can be utilized in the air, in which the player will continuously spin until they hit the ground, hammer down first. The Brickbreaker is the only weapon that has this special attack.
List of Bomb Special Attacks
Planting is a special attack that is used with most bombs. Planting allows the bomb to attach to the surface you’re standing on with a “click” sound. A planted bomb will have less explosive power but will launch the player farther if they bomb jump with it. Planting in the air or on a very steep surface will drop the bomb down without using the user’s momentum, and will still have it’s planted bomb attributes. The Sticky Bomb, Shadow Bomb and the Remote Detonator cannot use this special attack.
Detonate is exclusive to the Remote Detonator, and will almost instantly detonate any armed bombs set by the player using it. If the player has no armed bombs set, a button noise will play and nothing will happen. This special has no cooldown, however, bombs will not be able to be detonated for one second after being planted, but if you charge the bomb up and throw it the bomb can be detonated almost instantly.
List of Rocket Special Attacks
Power Chord is an attack where the player spins around and creates a small blast of sound energy around them that deals damage based on distance, where it can deal up to 35 damage. It also staggers and pushes away opponents, and blow away any bombs in its radius. The reload of Power Chord is separate from its own rocket reload with a “twang” at the head of the guitar when reloaded. It used to have a much bigger range and knockback, but has since been nerfed in the 10/21/2020 Update. The Rock Star has this special attack.
List of Trowel Special "Attacks"
Rotation is exclusive to all of the Trowels. This special attack just rotates the building by 90°.