It is L1+Sq+ sq+sq + long pres Sq+ .... ?
And I forget to say when I try those long press launch attack , opponents stay on ground and don't give **bleep**, even though I get jump animation of myself but there's no one juggle with
Either parry or launch with L1+sq, sq, sq, jump sq, L1+tr, hold tri, sq, sq, grapple
Theres only a few swords that launch you, the rest being a quick AoE attack which in fact is parryable.
The ones that do launch you, are vertical swings which are easily dodged.
You dont even have to parry it..just block it.
The game isn't perfect but i think i's good like that : each weapons has advantages and flaws so it's up to your playstyle and your knowledge to deal with each weapons stuff. Now the only thing that bugs me sometimes online is the jumping triangle move of the sword : that move is super fast and can be executed extra low to the groub so you a will always interupt or trade with your opponent; but the bad ting is that you get a full combo after it since it bounces the opponent. That move is pretty ridiculous and pisses me off sometimes since it doesnt requires any skill to kill with that. The only good thing is that the move can be blocked (so parried). Watch out for that
The problem with swords relative to the other two weapons is swords have better tools/moves, speed, more ways to lead into combos and or juggle, a block breaking move that has range and a wide **bleep** arch unlike the spear which has to land dead on target. Good square reach which advances the player, and a quick juggle jump triangle that seems to take priority over all other attacks while in air.
There are some other weapons that can put down a player in one combo also, the Ares Spear you can chain the l1+triangle into the l1+square, lol both moves are long and consist off alot of hits damage, and the Helios Hammer has a nasty combo with a specific God I'm not going to mention....
Hades also has a 6 hit combo that can dust a player, Hades Sword, L1+triangle, square, l1+square you're usually toast probably the easiest combo to pull off in the game, and coupled with the fact Hades cooldown is broken it needs a looking into.