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Death Wave (大地裂斬 Daichiretsuzan, lit. "Great/Grand Earth Rending Slash")[18] is a powerful arcing blade-like Energy Wave used by Frieza in his final form.



Frieza charging up a Death Wave

To use it, Frieza puts his middle and index fingers together and charges an energy sphere on the tips. He then swings the energy sphere around, creating a large Death Beam in the form of a giant, razor-sharp energy blade that can slice through anything.


Frieza uses this attack during his battle against Goku on Namek. Frieza, at 50 percent of his full power, is beating Goku around and Goku soon lands on a cliff. Frieza then charges and fires his Death Wave at Goku and it appears that Goku is killed. However, when Goku opens his eyes, it is revealed that Frieza aimed the attack away to carve a fissure going across the entire circumference of the planet. This was most likely done as an intimidation tactic to wear down Goku's morale.


Video Game Appearances[]

In Super Saiya Densetsu, Buyū Retsuden, and Hyper Dimension this technique is called Frieza Cutter (フリーザカッター).

In Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, this technique is used by Ghost Lychee.


Frieza's Explosive Breaker in Ultimate Battle 22

In Ultimate Battle 22, Frieza can use a more powerful version called Explosive Breaker in addition to the regular one.


Death Wave in Budokai 3

In Budokai 2, Budokai 3, Supersonic Warriors 2, and Infinite World, it is named Death Wave (デスウェーブ). In the later installments of the Budokai series, the attack is a close range move where pillars of decreasing size appear.

In Dragon Ball Z 2 V, it can be used by Cooler and Kuriza, due to both of them being alternate costumes for Frieza.

In Supersonic Warriors, it is named Ground Wave.

In Budokai Tenkaichi, it is named Energy Cutter.

In Super Dragon Ball Z, it is named Flex Laser.

In Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Budokai Tenkaichi 3, is named Fissure Slash.

In Dragonball Evolution, Death Wave is part of Lord Piccolo's moveset.

In Dragon Ball Heroes, it is named Death Slicer (デススライサー). In the fourth promotional trailer, after interfering with Wings' slaughter of various Toadmen and doing battle with Wings, Froze uses a Death Ripper to attack Lord Slug.

In J-Stars Victory Vs, Frieza uses this technique as one of his special attacks.

In Xenoverse, its name was changed to Death Slash and is one of Frieza's Super Skills. The Future Warrior can also obtain the skill in Parallel Quest 12: "Fierce Battle! Ginyu Force".

In Dokkan Battle, Death Wave is the alternate name for Frieza's Death Storm.

DB Fusions Cooler (Fifth Form) Earth Breaker (Special Move - Pic 1)

Cooler performing Earth Breaker in Dragon Ball Fusions

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Death Wave appears under the name Earth Breaker, which can be used as a Special Move by certain characters such as Frieza, Cooler, and several other characters. There are also two stronger versions called Hi-Speed Earth Breaker and S Hi-Speed Earth Breaker.

In Xenoverse 2, Death Slash returns as one of Frieza and Cooler's Super Skills. Additionally, there is a new version of the attack which appears under the name Death Wave and is a Super Skill used by Frieza in his final form and 100% Final Form. It can also be obtained by the Future Warrior by completing Expert Mission 05: "The Galactic Tyrant". Death Wave produces a vertically slash wave. After the 1.09.00 Update, Death Wave can be added to Dodoria's custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization. It also appears as part of 1st Form Frieza's custom skillset. Death Slash can be added to Cooler's custom skillset as well. After the 1.15.00 Update, Death Slash and Death Wave can be added to Janemba's custom skillset after purchasing them in Partner Customization. After the 1.19.00 Update, Death Slash and Death Wave can be added to Goku Black's custom skillset after purchasing them in Partner Customization.