Minion: Just hold [attack] to charge and Bomb Burst out of here! C'mon! Hurry up!
Plague Bomb Burst Art

Bomb Bursts (also known as bursts, burst jump and bomb jump) are what Plague Knight uses to propel himself forward and upward in Plague of Shadows. Like the Charge Handle, simply holding down the [attack] button will charge the Burst, then by releasing it at the right time Plague Knight will receive an extra boost to his jump.

If Plague Knight is moving left or right when performing the Bomb Burst he will be propelled in that direction. If no direction is held he will simply be thrown higher. Not only that, the explosion and the following effects of the Bomb Burst will damage nearby enemies, with the Feat Bomb Jump Blitz based entirely around this ability.

The Bomb Burst can be charged when talking to NPCs or during a mid screen transition. Furthermore there is a small window after the release of a Bomb Burst in which a new one can be charged without the need to throw additional bombs.

By using a neutral double jump, Plague Knight halts all momentum from the Bomb Burst. Alternatively he can throw bombs in midair to slow himself, a tecnique known as the Bomb Brake.

Like with Bombs, Bomb Bursts can be customized with new ones bought from Mona and Percy at the Potionarium.

Burst Cost Research Description
Basic Burst N/A N/A Explode all around you and launch through the air!
Float Burst 2500 None Float slowly to the ground. Press down to fall again.
Bullet Burst 3500 1 Fires a blast in front of you when launching.
Frost Burst 3500 2 Launch through the air while dropping ice shards below.
Spin Burst 4000 3 Cannonball through enemies and cut them all down!

Notably two Plague Minions are seen performing a Bomb Burst at the beginning of the Plains in the Plague of Shadows Campaign.

In Shovel Knight Showdown, Mona herself is capable to perform a variation of the Bomb Burst, called Burst Bomb which not only propels her forward but also leave a midair bomb that explode after a few seconds.

Bomb Burst is also obtainable as a Charge for Custom Knight, it works exactly the same as Plague Knight's Basic Burst.

Trivia Edit

  • The Bomb Burst is one of the four core movement mechanics around which the level design specific for the campaign it appears in is build upon, in this case Plague of Shadows. The others are the Shovel Drop, the Dash Slash and the Shoulder Bash.

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