EX Special attacks are powered-up versions of special attacks.
EX Special attacks are executed the same way as special attacks are, but utilize two buttons instead.Thus, any special that uses for its inputs, the EX version of that special would use instead. Likewise, specials that use will use for their EX counterparts. EX Specials are also similar to hypers in that they cost meter, but usually a lot less than a level 1 hyper would, usually between 1/2 and 1/4.
As one might expect, EX Specials sometimes deal more damage than their regular counterparts. However, EX Specials may sometimes include other properties that set them apart from their regular counterparts, among them include:
- Increased damage
- Altered movement
- Faster startup
- Faster recovery
- Longer invincibility frames
- Projectile invincibility
- Knockdown (on specials that don't normally knock down)
- Super armor
- Multiple-hitting Projectiles (on projectile specials)