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#11LegendofLegaiaPosted 2/12/2013 10:38:49 PM
_Sanaki_ posted...
It'd feel very... awkward for a sword user to have a moveset consisting only of stabs and thrusts.


If Captain Falcondorf isn't too awkward for Smash, then I don't see why a sword moveset consisting of stabs and thrusts would be so much worse.

And if a spear moveset would mostly be restricted to stabs and thrusts, why even bother including one over a sword user in the first place?

And using the spear in a staff like manner would be my suggestion,


If it would be used more like a staff than a spear, then why not just give the moveset to a staff wielder from a different series (such as Palutena)? Why even bother giving a character a spear if it won't function like a spear in the first place?
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#12_Sanaki_Posted 2/12/2013 10:41:15 PM
I'm not entirely sure what Captain Falcon has to do with anything, that feels a bit random. And personally I see Palutena using a lot more magical attacks than attacking with her staff/shield. But that's just me.

Regardless, it's not like we'll see a spear user from FE. The most likely dedicated spear user is probably Bandana Dee, which is kind of odd, but I imagine would be plenty fun.
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#13LegendofLegaiaPosted 2/12/2013 10:46:06 PM
_Sanaki_ posted...
I'm not entirely sure what Captain Falcon has to do with anything, that feels a bit random.


The point is that Sakurai isn't against making a character's moveset awkward (hence Ganondorf being a clone of Falcon), which means that whether or not it would be awkward shouldn't matter.

Besides, some swords are designed more for stabbing than slashing, anyway. It's not like it would be that much of a stretch.
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#14VirusLordPosted 2/12/2013 10:48:20 PM
LegendofLegaia posted...
And using the spear in a staff like manner would be my suggestion,

If it would be used more like a staff than a spear, then why not just give the moveset to a staff wielder from a different series (such as Palutena)? Why even bother giving a character a spear if it won't function like a spear in the first place?


You seem to be confused about how a spear functions. A spear is not just a point, it is a staff with a point on it. Ergo, it functionally incorporates staff uses as a natural part of its capabilities. The way a spear moveset would differ from a sword moveset is a) extra range and b) spinning techniques. The way it differs from a staff moveset is stabbing.


Anyway, as I see it, it would be a nice bit of variety to get Lyn, Hector, Ephraim, or Micaiah (assuming we're limiting ourselves to Lords). Hector uses an axe, Ephraim uses a spear, Micaiah uses light magic, and Lyn's sword style is fundamentally different from Marth, Roy, Ike, and Chrom.
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#15LordAlistairPosted 2/12/2013 10:59:27 PM
VirusLord posted...
Lyn's sword style is fundamentally different from Marth, Roy, Ike, and Chrom.


How so? Because she uses a katana?

You don't wield a broadsword the same way you wield a rapier. And yet Roy was still a clone of Marth.
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#16Someguy_13Posted 2/12/2013 11:20:29 PM
There will not be a Fire Emblem rep that does not use a sword.
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#17Belmont_92Posted 2/12/2013 11:46:35 PM(edited)
LordAlistair posted...
VirusLord posted...
Lyn's sword style is fundamentally different from Marth, Roy, Ike, and Chrom.


How so? Because she uses a katana?

You don't wield a broadsword the same way you wield a rapier. And yet Roy was still a clone of Marth.


To be fair, both Marth and Roy start with rapiers in their games, but Falchion and the Sword of Seals are not rapiers, they're both broadswords.

The swords are pretty similar, and a katana should be different from them:
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/29679/896744-marth_super.png

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080114234355/fireemblem/images/9/91/Roy.jpg
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#18GohansephirothPosted 2/13/2013 2:26:57 AM
Give chrom some b moves that use his other weapons, that wouldnt be too far fetched and would make him have something else along with his sword.
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#19Doug314Posted 2/13/2013 2:46:48 AM
If Chrom gets in, he WILL use a sword. If we want a non-sword user, we'll have to look at someone else. And we need a non-sword user so badly.
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#20Blazekicker27Posted 2/13/2013 3:24:30 AM
They could give Ike an axe for some of his attacks and Chrom a lance.
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