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The Smashing Punch is an aerial claw combo finisher in Lords of Shadow 2. It can be used to finish any aerial attack sequence by holding the Direct Attack button while in the air. The player rolls once while descending and smashes the claws down hard on the ground in front of him, dragging any enemy in the air down with him while throwing ground based enemies off balance. If the Smash Punch has been extended (with the Smashing Punch Upgrade), continuing to hold the Direct Attack button after striking the ground will cause another attack which rips up the earth with a flame attack as the claws swings back over the players head.