These are, in general, common knowledge, and in many cases common sense, but they can be helpful to a new player, who might not be aware of these, as of yet.
Watch and listen very carefully to their actions. The amount of time it takes for them to prepare an attack, what sounds and what motions precede an attack, the amount of time it takes for them to recover. If you can, remember exactly how long it takes them to recover, or record it. This is especially handy for a greatsword user, as it's easy to figure out how long it takes for you to charge. Watch how far each attack carries them, how much damage an attack does to you, which side of the opponent the attack is on. Watch for special effects, like paralyze. Learn, learn, and learn some m…
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