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Stance

Stance

 

While in stance, use normal attack to break a foe's guard from below, and strong attack to slash upwards with a forward lunge.

17/ 20 (swords)
15/15 (rapiers)

Stance is a Skill in Dark Souls 3.

 

 

Weapons That Have Stance

 

Greatswords

 

Straight Swords

 

Rapiers

 

 

Notes & Information

  • Stance is performed by pressing L2 on the controller and then pressing R1 or R2 to attack.
  • Straight Swords/Claymore: R1 is a guard breaking upward slash, and R2 is a piercing upward stab.
  • Piercing Swords: R1 is a backstep dodge into a lunging forward thrust, and R2 are several fast thrusts.
  • Stance R2s can be quickly followed up by stance R1s.
  • The straight sword stance R2 has a substantial amount of poise.
  • During straight sword and greatsword stance R2s, incoming damage is reduced by half.

 

 

 

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    • lacking FP09 May 2016 19:38  

      I've noticed that if I don't have any Fp the guard break doesn't work. It'll do the same animation, but it won't break guard (unless it just happens to wear the stamina down that final bit for a natural guard break)

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