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Jack is a character owned by Dream's Bell and is one of the 5 characters unlocked from the start. He comes from a game called Jack the Reaper.

Trophy Quote Edit

"When the moon falls, bring the spirits of the afterlife to the mortal world, there's only one hero you should call on to restore the natural order. The Angel of Death: Jack the Reaper! By collecting the spirits of defeated foes, he can equip and combine weapons." ― Jack's Trophy Description.

Character Origin Edit

Jack is a little, cute Grim Reaper. [more informations soon]

Summary Edit

As Jack is a starting character, his moveset is pretty straightforward yet pretty diverse at the same time. He is a lightweight character with heavy combo potential. Jack has a unique trait, as he can hover by holding the Jump button.

Moveset Edit

Neutral Aerial: Jack throws a boomerang. The boomerang can be thrown in 1 of 8 directions, being cardinal directions or diagonals. The boomerang can be aimed when in midair, and charged to extends its range. It deals 1 damage but can hit multiple times, as well as having high KO potential. It will disappear if bouncing on a wall, but otherwise will come back to Jack, potentially dealing even more damage. This move is great for starting or continuing a combo.

Up Aerial: Jack dashes horizontally and performs a double scythe swipe, dealing 7 damage. The button can be held to rise higher, delaying the swipe. This move has Super Armor.

Down Aerial: Jack releases a spike ball below him, dealing 7 damage. The button can be held to keep the spike ball swinging on the stage, dealing between 1 and 5 damage, based on movement. If Jack gets Pogoed, the spike ball disappears. If he uses it close to the ground, it will propel him up in the air, giving more vertical distance the closer he was to the ground.

Grounded Charge: Jack buries himself in the ground and then reappear while swiping with his scythe claws, dealing 7 damage. The more the move is charged, the higher up Jack will go. He can be knocked out of his burrow without taking damage by most downward attacks.

SUPER: Jack summons rotating drills around him, quickly going away as time passes. Each drill does 10 damage each time they hit an opponent.

Alternate Skins Edit

Black Edit

Based off of Jack’s appearance in Jack the Reaper (Base Skin).

Blue Edit

Possibly based off of one of the soul/copy ability colors.

Purple Edit

Possibly based off of one of the soul/copy ability colors.

Gray Edit

Possibly based off of one of the soul/copy ability colors. Could also be a reference to Specter Knight's Ghostly Garb.[1]

Strategies Edit

"Just NAir" ― Any player
“If your in a match with 3 or 4 players, you should NAir (Neutral Aerial) from a slight distance, but if your in a 1v1 match or if your up close and personal in any, you should DAir (Down Aerial).“ — Breeky
"Jacks DAir is very useful on certain stages when used efficiently. Due to the way it moves you can maneuver it onto the other side of a wall to potentially hit you're opponent while being completely safe. Plus the utility of it bouncing you in the air if it hits the ground before coming back up the first time can be used to gain extra height without losing your air jump." — Numb Knot
"After the patch, Jack has more trouble camping higher platforms with NAir. Try to close the gap with slowly approaching, mid-charge NAirs and roll kicks. Then try to build combos with stuff like roll kick -> DAir -> UAir -> NAir. When you have enough for a Super, use it up close and at an upward diagonal angle. This can help you get combos for 30HP or more off just one Super." — ¿Query?

Trivia Edit

  • Jack was the first character to be nerfed, during the backer-exclusive build. His Neutral Aerial dealt 2 damage instead of 1.
    • As of Patch 1.0.9.0 Jack is the first and only character to be nerfed 2 times, with his down aireal when being held only doing 4 damage instead of 5.
  • Jack is the only playable character who's original game was not complete at the time of Indie Pogo's release.
  • Jack was 5th character to be added to the game[2]

Gallery Edit

Patch Changes Edit

1.0.0.4: Edit

  • Damage of Neutral Air reduced (2 -> 1).

1.0.9.0: Edit

  • Damage of Down Aerial while bouncing reduced (5 -> 4).

External Links Edit

  1. https://shovelknight.wikia.com/wiki/Ghostly_Garb
  2. https://twitter.com/LoweBros/status/1017852286582902785