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05-01-2002, 03:25 AM
ever had a duel with only the fast stance cuz i had one the other day it took ages and ages because none was dealing much damage so it got really boring well i wanna know is their an easy way to kill somone when ur in the fast stance or is it like impossible:rolleyes:

05-01-2002, 03:30 AM
ur right that in fast stance, it is really hard to deal large amounts of damage in a short amount of time, however, there is one move in the fast stance that does a fair bit of damage: the lunge. To do this, u pree crouch +forward +primary attack, also, it is said that spin attacks (attacks on light stance when you spin around, normally on the second+ slash of a combo) does more damage than the first slash. In duels, however, i wouldn't recomend using light stance.

05-01-2002, 03:38 AM
If you were using force you could've always got him on the ground then used the back stab which does okay damage and looks pretty cool too.

05-01-2002, 05:54 AM
I've found that in duels the one (and it looks like only) thing the fast stance is good for is completely throwing you opponent off rythem. In most duels I've seen people just seem to go in with heavy stance only since they think the other two stances suck, but let's consider a situation. Your in a duel and you start off with the standard heavy stance that everyone is expecting. You and your opponent go at it and you begin throwing heavy stance swings at him. Now what if in mid heavy swing (this is crucial otherwise your opponent would see your stance change!) you switch to light stance and really just go nuts on your opponent with a barage of swings. Then in mid light swing jump to heavy and let one heavy swing go and then jump to MEDIUM stance and proceed to let another barage of swings go. Your opponent is not gonna have a clue guessing what your next attack is gonna be since you keep jumping through the stances without telegraphing what your up to (hence the necessity to switch stances in mid swing).
See, you heavy stance whores, the other stances have a purpose. :cool:

05-01-2002, 05:55 AM
that move looked pretty cool but i died tones before i could manage to execute it... i dont really use fast much mostly i use medium but when im not aware i use fast in case some bum starst shooting at me :ben: :thumbsup:

05-01-2002, 05:59 AM
if you want to confuse your opponent, dont do it with light stance. as like as not, they'll ignore your scratches, wind up a big swing, and paste you. the fastest way to kill someone with light stance is to smash them with the strong stance and then lunge them.

only time i ever use light stance is when i dont want to attack at all, usually when im carrying the flag back, and concentrating on defending myself with push, pull, and fast stance (best for missile deflection)