i never was a fan of sword-suits; their lack of a decent ranged attack kinda disappointed me.
of course, people might say that the slow effect will help, but veterans know that against slashing suits, moving up rather than down is a more convenient way to evade BECAUSE rocks normally have a horizontal booster of 5 seconds, save for a few suits(few 4.5 and few 5.5), but the vertical booster is only half as long(2.5sec). sword-cal is no exception. it would have used more or less booster time on the way to slash you, giving it even less capacity to "chase" you up. and heaven knows that slow has little to no effect on jumping speed
call it a mere "theory" if you want, but that is how i run from those annoying melee units, especially masurao...and it does work
(ps, for scissors, vertical booster=horizontal booster and for papers, 2x horizontal booster=vertical booster, which is why veteran papers rather choose to run by jumping than dashing away)
Pazabi OCEX Rau Dinn OCEX Rocknanju OC6 HiNu OC6 Scizabi OC6 HWS OC6 GundamMC OC6 BR Rezel OC6 Quess Doga OC6 Char Zaku OC6 Geara Doga OC6 Stark Jegan OC6 Wing EW OC6 NGC OC6 Scinanju OC5 ARPA OC5 BD3 OC5 007 OC5
^all gone/currently have *v*
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