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Info on the shot known as "high cross"


The high cross

This blog discusses the advantages and disadvantages of one of the most common shots in Belegarth, the high cross.

What is the High Cross?
The high cross is a shot thrown at your opponent's sword side. The target is typically their upper right shoulder, upraised arm, or mid-right flank. During this shot, your elbow is roughly on level or higher than your wrist.<span>



Advantages of the High Cross:

The high cross is one of the only beginner level shots to target an opponent's right side, particularly their right arm or right shoulder. The shot's target area is usually more vulnerable because it is not guarded by a shield. It is simple, easy to learn, and effective against most fighters. Used in a proper manner, it can bait opponents into swinging, or pin their sword in place temporarily.

Finally, the High Cross is a pretty decent counter to one other frequently thrown shot…the High Cross. What that tends to lead to is "High Cross battles" where both sides throw as many high crosses as fast as possible at each other.



Disadvantages of the High Cross:

Performed poorly (Fairly frequent), the high cross is one of the worst opening moves possible because it exposes a significant portion of your arm and shoulder. Further, it is a slower shot than a shield side shot because there is more distance to cover, both on the way in and on the way out.

Also, one of the only ways to protect yourself while throwing a high cross is to move your shield over to your sword side. However, that opens up your shield side significantly. In other words, the high cross is an offensive attack that sacrifices a tremendous amount of defensive ability, and tends to leave you in a poor position to defend once it has been thrown.



Summary:

In many respects, this is similar to the newbie duck-and-swipe-at-the-leg shot. It is simple and effective against both newbies and veterans. However it often leads to inconsistent results and high cross battles where both fighters move to their left and swing as fast as possible. Against fighters who are expecting or baiting the high cross, it frequently leads to loss of an arm or death.


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Thanks for the info.

I renamed the title of the thread.

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I think i beat Magnus of Torendor with the high cross at rag.

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So this is the infamous High Cross...

I must add it to my collection...


 Dagorhir Newb wants to learn a new move

 But Dagorhir Newb can't learn more than four moves

 Delete an old move to make room for High Cross?

      Swing at Opponent's Sword Awkwardly
      Vertical Head-Shot
--> Duck Under Shield and Swing at Legs
      Stab with Non-stabbing Weapon
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Then when the time comes, I will face him alone. So be it.
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I don't.

He has a freeze ray. You will lose.

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