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Makkoan
04-25-2002, 10:19 PM
I was playing a bunch of duel games today, and I found the 3 different stances to be unique.

Light Stance

Pros
Good for a surprise attack, infinite combos, and to push the enemy back. Also good for taking out an enemy with low health.

Special
Moves and slices upwards-forwards.
This is a great move: it does good damage; and most of the time is not expected.

Cons
Doesn't do much damage, sometimes hard to hit people cause you’re spinning madly around.


Medium Stance

Pros
The medium stance gives good damage for its speed, which is pretty good (compared to heavy stance). All round good stance.

Special
Jumps and swings downward.
I don't like this special because of its long recovery. I have dealt tons of damage to people who are recovering from this move.

Cons
Debatable, but I'd say the special is its weak spot.


Heavy Stance

Pros
TONS of damage! Great for tight areas and noobs ;).

Special
Jumps and does overhead slash.
This is the “Death from above” move. One hit kills. I find it quite effective and fun actually, unless it is done hundreds of times non-stop.

Cons
Doesn’t work too well on cowards or people who roll a lot. Big recovery.

The strategy I found best was to switch stances frequently.

Whadaya think?

Xerxes603
04-25-2002, 10:40 PM
nice...nice. Now i gotta figure out what button changes stance...hehe. I usually just stick with medium...and if im bored i go to heavy and spam "death from above" its hilarious. I remember one guy i did it to was soooo pissed...after a while though the other people were like :snear: but its all in good fun :rofl:

NerfYoda
04-26-2002, 02:00 AM
Sounds good. But the light stance-crouch-swing up attack i see coming from a mile away (usually when I see a guy sitting around crouching waiting for me to attack :))

Talef
04-26-2002, 02:04 AM
It all depends one who is doing the upward jab move. If they are good at it they won't sit crouched and will just tap crouch giving little to no warning depending on how good their timing is.

arctic_series
04-26-2002, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by Makkoan

Cons
Doesn’t work too well on cowards or people who roll a lot. Big recovery.



oh this is a gem. this guy calls people cowards when they dodge DFA ?.. hahahahaha

Jedi_Monk
04-26-2002, 03:19 AM
I've taken to using exclusively Medium stance (switching to hard during a saber block because if I win and throw the person back, there's a good chance of a one-hit kill). Basically, anything Light Stance can do, Medium can do better. Two-hit kills are possible, you're not open for as long as with Heavy Stance (if you know when to stop swinging). You can get under the defenses of someone using Heavy Stance, and you can easily block Light Stance since its range is so short.