11-27-2002, 09:22 AM
That's why I usually only do the first 2 hits in the combo with my Yamato...that is, slash and double-slash (using hard attack, of course). Then I run around the enemy, rotate camera angle, and repeat the combo. I do the 3rd hit only if I know it will kill my target, or it's against a boss, or if I know that I will get hit regardless of whether I do the 3rd hit or not.
Casting Shift/Deband on yourself, and Jellen on your enemies, tend to result in huge reductions in the kind of damage enemies do to you, which allow you to use your twin swords with relative impunity. For example, on Vhard forest, Boomas do around 30 - 40dmg per hit. After I have Deband on and the Boomas have Jellen, they can't do any damage whatsoever.