you can cover the greatest distance in the shortest amount of time using Y button combos.
it keeps constant pressure on your opponent. wears out their defense, & eventually their lives too.
They can close the distance, get parried, get half their health taken away from a set of comboes. At this point they retreat back across the field, and I pursue them, wear their defense down, combo them, wait for them to get back up with their Red Health Bar now, and by that point they are adamant on rolling then mashing Y to spin slice, which ends in a parry, and they are left open for another combo, at which point is game ending if they aren't using Acolytus. Though I usually get dashboarded on after they get second winded when I fight a Aco user.
Daggers, and any other weapon type are the same, if you can parry, and dodge with RB, you will win.
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