View Full Version : Fast Stance Uppercut Slice Underrated?

04-28-2002, 12:36 AM
One of the Fast Stance special moves, the uppercut slicing thingy (Duck, then Forward+Attack) is something that I don't see people use very often, but I have found it to be an excellent move, especially as a finisher.

1) It's extremely fast. Unless you spam it like crazy or walk around crouched, no one is going to expect it, and there's no time to jump/roll away when you see it coming like with DFA.

2) It does good damage for a fast attack. It doesn't kill people in one hit, but its great for ending a duel once you worn down your opponent a little bit.

3) It breaks defenses very well. Not as much as a strongswing of course, but you're not going to see this move get blocked more than any other fast or medium swing.

4) The recovery is not too bad. Since you need to be facing your opponent to do this move anyways, you never really leave yourself exposed.

04-28-2002, 01:02 AM
i agree. And when you learn to pull it off without having to start crouched you catch them frogs off guard. I did that today in a duel server....the guy just jumped and jumped and so I uppercutted and killed him.

04-28-2002, 01:51 AM
i use it as a finisher after creaming someone with a strong stance swing in duels. it's good, but when you see people spamming it you just gotta laugh. they sit on their arses crawling around the level trying to hit people with it. it's so easy just to sidestep, and then smack em over the head with downward swing in medium stance.

04-28-2002, 01:55 AM
I disagree, I have yet to see someone do it well enough that I didn't see it coming and back off before they hit me. I would say it has as good a chance of hitting as DFA

04-28-2002, 02:20 AM
The same can be said about DFA...in the hands of a newbie, both are useless, but when used properly, they are both deadly.

I still maintain that when used skillfully the uppercut is unavoidable.

04-28-2002, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I agree, it can be deadly if it's not telegraphed.

I was dueling this guy last nite, and he used it on me. Splat.

He ran towards me, jumped, and as he landed, executed the move. It was so awesome; he told me the timing is the thing, and that he had to work at it to get it right (as with anything else!).....

04-29-2002, 07:02 AM
another interesting use is preventing fall damage. simply execute it before you hit the ground for no damage. i think there's a demo in the saber section of outcast strategy :)

04-29-2002, 09:30 AM
You can use it in mid air as well. I nailed a guy with a heavy swing, hey did a leap attack, I jumped and stabbed him. I was quite surprised it worked. I usually keep it hidden until I hit them.