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Alright, I'm a hunter... But now what weapon should I be using...?! There must be hunters thinking this right now. This report is aimed at these hunters, and in this edition, we will cover Great Swords.


Many people feel that Great Swords are just large blades, and lack any sort of flexibility. However, the truth is that they are an incredibly deep class of weapon. Sure, it may take time before they can unleash an attack, and they leave you open for too long afterwards, but they make up for this with ease of use, range, and power.


Great Swords have three types of attacks. After one type of attack, it is possible to link to one of the two remaining types. You can also continue to connect these different attacks until you have used all three. Moreover, by pressing left and right on the analog stick with an attack, you can continue attacking while changing directions.


If you hold down the Triangle button, you can charge your power to execute a vertical slice. As you charge your power into the blade, you build up a single powerful attack to unleash upon an unwitting foe. It is a move you absolutely must try! (It's really effective against a sleeping monster!)


Great Swords can be drawn and used immediately for an attack. The Great Sword is also able to hit high, so it is effective against giant flying wyverns. While your Sword is drawn, pressing the Circle button will allow you to unleash a quick circular attack. The wide range of this attack is especially useful when surrounded by monsters.


These techniques can be used whether you are surrounded by giant wyverns or small monsters. After an attack, you can connect with another attack, or quickly move into evasive actions. Since Great Swords have a balanced Guard and powerful attacks, they are said to be the lead player in a hunt.


However, one should be aware of one point. The power of a Great Sword's attack changes depending on where they land. If the Sword lands near the hilt or tip, instead of its sweet spot, it will not do any significant damage. This is something that you will have to become accustomed to when using a Great Sword.


Enormous attack range, the ability to string together attacks, high attack strength. These are said to be the greatest points of the Great Sword. Shouldn't you give one a try?

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