- Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:45 pm #16366363
Good god Team Ninja really screwed up a lot in the game design department... No way in hell should Dual Swords have higher block rating than Axe. It doesn't even fit the playstyle of both weapons ROFL. Duals words = fast, dodgy and not BLOCKY. Axe = Slow, tanky and BLOCKY. THERE IS NOTHING IN AXE GAME MECHANIC THAT EVEN PROMOTES THE PLAYER TO DODGING WITH AXE!!!
- Sat May 27, 2023 8:39 pm #16881693
Dual Sword styles even in real life were more often Defensive in nature. Often focused on switching between a solid defense and a fast offense before the enemy could react. Dual Swords in Nioh 2 excel in Blocking and allowing you to attack well after doing so, as well as keeping a low weight so you can dodge instead if you're confident. Meanwhile Axes are poorly designed for Blocking, and in general an Axeman had to rely on their armor for defense since any attack with an Axe leaves them completely open.
- Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:59 pm #16368638
I don't believe that hard cap of 80 is true. I have fists with 96 base block + Bakegani core 11 block. I have an odachi with 75 base block + Bakegani core 11 block. The fists are light years better at blocking.