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"That was Frieza! He cut him into bits, like it was nothing."
Vegeta after seeing Frieza's death in "Welcome Back Goku"

Shining Sword Attack (シャイニングソードアタック Shainingu Sōdo Atakku) is a Rush Attack used by Future Trunks in his Super Saiyan form.


Future Trunks flies up and comes down to vertically slash the opponent with his sword. Next, he slashes the opponent multiple times, chopping them up into bits. Finally, Future Trunks draws his hand back and brings it forward to fire a yellow energy wave at what's left of the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.

Usage and Power[]


Future Trunks slashes Frieza into pieces

Future Trunks used this attack during his battle against Mecha Frieza. Believing that Future Trunks was killed by his Supernova, Mecha Frieza and his father King Cold became distracted long enough when Future Trunks fired a Burning Attack out of nowhere. However, Mecha Frieza jumped in the air to dodge the attack, though while he was stunned, Future Trunks attacked him with the Shining Sword Attack, putting an end to the cybernetic evil tyrant.

Later, Goku landed on Earth, and to make sure he was Goku, Trunks tried to do this attack on Goku as well, but Goku blocked every Rapid Sword Stream slash Trunks made with only his index finger, to which Trunks responded: Those were the same moves that killed Frieza!

Film Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Future Trunks attempted to perform the Shining Sword Attack in his base form against Android 14 but the first vertical sword slash was blocked by the Android, who then punched Future Trunks away before launching the sword back at him.


Video Game Appearances[]


Future Trunks' Meteo Hell Slasher in Ultimate Battle 22

Shining Sword Attack was named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it is Future Trunks' (Sword) Ultimate Blast in his Super Saiyan form.

In Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, this attack is one of Future Trunks' super attacks in his Super Saiyan form, and his ultimate renamed Lightning Sword Slash in his base form.

It is Future Trunks' Meteor Attack, named Meteo Hell Slasher, in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.

The technique is a special attack called Burning Slash (バーニングスラッシュ) in the Budokai series, Dragon Ball Heroes, and the Xenoverse series.

In Super Dragon Ball Z was named Slash Break.

It was called Shining Sword in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.


Future Trunks' Shining Sword in Battle of Z

It is Future Trunks' grapple throw in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, and Super Saiyan Trunks uses it as part of the Garlic Buster, his team attack with Super Saiyan Vegeta, in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.

Future Trunks can also use the attack in Battle Stadium D.O.N.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it appears under the name "Burning Slash" and appears as one of Future Trunks' Super Skills. It can also be obtained as a reward by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 24: "Power Teams", though it can only be used by the Future Warrior if they are either an Earthling or a Saiyan. It is one of two sword based techniques used by both Future Trunks and the Future Warrior (the other being Shining Slash). In the GT Pack 1 DLC, it also appears as one of Infected Trunks' super skills.

"A serial sword attack. Succeed and use the move again to fire a follow-up Ki Blast!"
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Burning Slash returns as one of Future Trunks' Super Skills which can also be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward in Parallel Quest 44: "Dragon Balls of the Future". As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, the Burning Slash Super Skill can be added to Time Patrol Future Trunks' and Tapion's custom skillsets after purchasing it in Partner Customization.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, it returns as one of Future Trunks' special moves, with the Light version being a gliding-dashing slash forward, where upon connecting, the target is launched upwards via an explosion effect after a brief moment (with the Heavy version being an enhanced version of it). The Medium version however, replicates the original flurry of slashes. If Future Trunks KOs Frieza with a Heavy Attack on the Rocky Field (Noon) stage, he will kill Frieza with his Shining Sword Attack as a Dramatic Finish like he did to Mecha Frieza. Furthermore, the August 9 2021 patch buffed Trunks by allowing him to follow up his Level 1 Burning Attack super with Shining Sword Attack, whether or not the initial Burning Attack hits, is blocked or dodged.

SDBH World Mission Ch1, Sub Ch1 - "My Thrilling First Battle" Great Saiyaman 3 kills Cooler (Final Form) with Burning Slash (Great Saiyaman 3 vs Final Form Cooler)

Great Saiyaman 3 using the finishing blast of Burning Slash to kill Final Form Cooler in World Mission

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, its name is localized as Burning Slash where it appears as the Super Attack for PUMS3-24 Super Saiyan 3 Trunks (Future) and Base/Super Saiyan Trunks (Xeno). Additionally Great Saiyaman 3 performs Burning Slash with his blade during the main story to kill the SDBH game world Cooler while protecting Beat when Cooler invades Hero Town in the real world due to one of the anomalies created by "the menace" (as a result the technique is responsible for killing both of King Cold's sons). Additionally Super Saiyan 3 Trunks (Xeno)'s PJS-20, PUMS2-19, SH4-50, and SH8-SCP5 cards have Full Charge Burning Slash (confusingly localized in English as Full Charge Burning Attack) as their default Super Attack.

Future trunks kill frieza in kakarot games

Future Trunks performing Shining Sword Attack on Mecha Frieza in Kakarot

It reappears in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, under the name Neo Shining Sword Attack (シャイニングソードアタックカイ Shainingu Sōdo Atakku Kai), where it is a stronger variation of the High Strike (which here is named Shining Sword Attack). There is also an even stronger variation named Super Shining Sword Attack (スーパーシャイニングソードアタック Sūpā Shainingu Sōdo Atakku), where instead of firing a yellow energy wave, Future Trunks dashes against his opponent and sends a final slash, causing a blue explosion and inflicting even more damage.