Morpho Knight Sword
|“||Before the final battle, a fluttering fiend arrives to cast its judgment. This dangerous weapon grants that form to any who wield it. For Kirby, handling this power is...a breeze.||”|
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Morpho Knight Sword is an Evolved Copy Ability based on Sword that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Kirby wields a reddish sword akin to Morpho Knight which has the capability to fire crescent beams like Meta Knight Sword and temporarily grow in size substantially like Gigant Sword. Kirby's dodge is upgraded as well to where Kirby will vanish completely for the entirety of the dodge's duration. Certain attacks allow Kirby to recover a bit of health when he hits an enemy, which is represented by a glowing orb being released and flying into him. He can use the "Sukhavati Scale Wave" attack by guarding in the air and then attacking, which creates a protective wave around him, as well as the "Sukhavati Psychic Beast" attack by guarding and then attacking on the ground.
The blueprint for Morpho Knight Sword can be found in the stage Forgo Land, appearing after defeating Morpho Knight. Morpho Knight Sword is required to unlock and play the Treasure Road stage Slash! Morpho Knight Sword Trial.
All attack names come from the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Perfect Support Guide.
|Morpho Knight Sword moveset|
|B||Kirby slashes in front of him. This attack will send a beam when Kirby's base health bar is full.|
|B + B after Slash||Kirby slashes with the sword again. This attack will send a beam when Kirby's base health bar is full.|
|B after Multisword Attack or B after dodging an attack||Kirby does a stronger slash with larger range. This attack will send a beam when Kirby's base health bar is full. If the attack hits, Kirby will be healed depending on how many hits from the Slash + Multisword Attack + Cleave combo connected.|
|B in midair||Kirby spins in a circle with the sword. This will send a beam when Kirby's base health bar is full.|
|Hold B a short time and release||Kirby spins around with the sword. Kirby can move slowly while charging. During (Big) Spin Slash, Kirby can move much faster than the standard variant of Sword. If the attack finishes uninterrupted, Kirby will be healed depending on how many hits connected.|
Big Spin Slash
|Hold B a longer time and release||Kirby spins around with the sword for longer. Kirby can jump during this attack, similar to the Twister Slash in previous titles. If the attack finishes uninterrupted, Kirby will be healed depending on how many hits connected.|
Sukhavati New World Slash-Flash
|Hold B an even longer time and release||Kirby's sword grows to a very large size, deals major damage, and summons fire tornadoes as additional attacks. For a period after this, sword-based attacks in this ability's moveset will be replaced by those with properties of the Gigant Sword ability.|
|Slide (Guard + A)||Kirby slides forwards with his sword outstretched.|
|A during Sword Slide or Teleport||Kirby rises into the air while slashing.|
|B during Upward Slash||Kirby dives downward with the sword, creating a small shockwave upon landing. If Sword Dive is executed, Kirby will be healed depending on how many hits of the Sword Slide + Upward Slash + Sword Dive combo connected.|
|Replaces dodging||Kirby will teleport in the direction the Left Stick is tilted. It covers a larger distance than the standard dodge move, and Kirby will produce a small shockwave when he reappears. Kirby's direction can be influenced while moving by tilting the Left Stick.|
Sukhavati Psychic Beast
|Hold B and release while guarding||Kirby summons two spirits resembling Fecto Forgo, similar to one attack that Morpho Knight uses. They will orbit Kirby until they find a nearby enemy, which they will then begin to chase down. They deal damage to anything they come into contact with.|
Sukhavati Scale Wave
|Hold B and release while guarding in midair||Kirby summons two shockwave spheres at his position, similar to the 'Sukhavati Scale Wave' attack that Morpho Knight uses. While charging, Kirby will stop falling, but if the charge is held he will begin to descend.|
Unlike the other evolutions of the Sword ability, all attacks of Morpho Knight Sword are elementally fire attacks (except the Scale Wave), and thus will light lanterns and fuses and melt ice. In addition, Sukhavati New World Slash-Flash (Lv2 charge only) and Sword Dive (Gigant mode only) can pound stakes and nails (whereas Gigant Sword's version can't), and the tornadoes it summons can solve wind-related puzzles. These properties make Morpho Knight Sword similar to Master from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Figure description:|
Before the final battle, a fluttering fiend arrives to cast its judgment. This dangerous weapon grants that form to any who wield it. For Kirby, handling this power is...a breeze.
- This is not the first time weapons based on Morpho Knight have appeared. Previously in Super Kirby Clash, the inventory sold at Magolor's Shoppe includes the "Morpho Doomblade" and "Morpho Doomhelm" for the Sword Hero role. However, this gear (like others in the Kirby Clash series) only boosts Kirby's stats and doesn't have any additional moves.
- Morpho Knight Sword's Japanese name (バルフレイソード "Morpho Sword", or literally "Valfrey Sword") does not include the word "Knight". Among the Evolved Copy Abilities, Dragon Fire has the longest Japanese name at 10 characters (ドラゴニックファイア). It's possible that バルフレイソード is used due to a limit of 10 characters, as バルフレイナイトソード ("Morpho Knight Sword", or literally "Valfrey Knight Sword") would be 11 characters.
- Morpho Knight Sword's guard has the same sound effect as Gigant Sword's shield.
- The Japanese figure description includes a unique line to describe Kirby: 悪い夢さえ たべてしまう ほどのカービィ ("For Kirby, who is even able to eat up bad dreams..."). This could be a reference to lyrics from the Japanese opening themes for Kirby: Right Back at Ya!:
|“||悪い夢なんか食べてしまいましょう (Let's eat up those nasty bad dreams)||”|
— "Kirby ★ March"
|“||悪い夢でも 食べちゃえば平気！ (Even if bad dreams come, it's no problem if you eat them up!)||”|
- An enlarged version of Morpho Knight Sword appears as one of the variants of Ultra Sword in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
Figure of Morpho Knight Sword
Treasure Road artwork
Morpho Knight Sword Kirby unleashing a powerful blast with a charged attack in Slash! Morpho Knight Sword Trial
Names in other languages
From "Valfrey Knight", which is Morpho Knight's Japanese name.
Míngdié Qíshì Lìjiàn
|Underworld Butterfly Knight Sword|
Míngdié Qíshì Lìjiàn
|Dutch||Morpho Knight-zwaard||Morpho Knight sword|
|French||Epée Morpho Knight||Morpho Knight Sword|
|Italian||Spada Morpho Knight||Morpho Knight Sword|
|Spanish||Espada Morpho Knight||Morpho Knight Sword|