Hey, wanted to let everyone know that a Zone Attack gif has been added.
It really is a major weakness. Even fighting a Vanguard is disadvantageous, especially Kensei, just because his reach is so short.
Originally Posted by Fatal-Feit
No, it isn't.
Originally Posted by TCTF_SWAT
It's much harder to defend against, especially if an enemy is directly behind you, because the attack indicator tends to flash between left and right, so you aren't entirely sure which direction you're supposed to block on, but you can defend against all attacks, no matter the position on secondary or tertiary opponents, and that includes when in Perfect Defense.
The gif is from the tutorial video, and for whatever reason, the effect isn't applied there. I can assure you it does in-game.
2) You stated the HB deals stamina damage to the opponent. In the GIF, I saw no such thing happening.
The timing is extremely tight on actually performing the counter---so tight that you almost have to press guard break at the same time you parry---and the stamina drain for both the parry and the counter are applied together.
3) That shield counter bash..... the move itself did what.......20?....25% stamina damage? The parry shaved off a huge chunk. Not the shield counter.
If a normal parry drained that much stamina, there'd be no reason to counter, really. You'd just need to parry > dash > headbutt, and your opponent would be out of stamina, which would be broken.
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