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Dec 19 2012
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Hammer square held attack

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Does anyone know what the hammer attack where you hold square does? I know for the sword you dash back and charge forward, but with the hammer you just wave it around and it doesn't even do any damage, as far as I can tell. 

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Wastelander
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012

It sets them on fire, plus it pops them in the air so you can combo Smiley Happy but it can be perryd

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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012
Really? It doesn't seem to do anything for me..
Although when I do it with the Hammer of Zeus it seems to electrically charge it, dunno what that does
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012

When you hold Square it should glow with like  a red fire, but yea its can be easy to put people into combos. Hope this helps, if not let me know.

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Splicer
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012
so does it charge your hammer up for you next attack or something? at least I think it does for Zeus since the hammer is crackling with electricity, not on fire
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012
yes it adds elemental damage (DOT i think) to it
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God of War Developer
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012

It adds a "on next attack" property based on the specific hammer. So any basic attack (square, in air square, even triangle / air triangle) will cause a mini explosion in addition to the normal attack.

 

Some launch, others apply elemental damage damage over times, or negative status affects like silence.

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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012
ah okay, thanks for the info. It sounds pretty useful, but I don't like how the input for it is the same as the attack for the sword, since I'm so used to it being an attack to use in a fight and end up leaving myself wide open.
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Re: Hammer square held attack

Dec 19, 2012

I was just about to make a thread about this.

Yeah, every time I try to hold square for my hammer, it just swings right through my enemy and doesn't seem to phase them at all.

I've noticed the elemental damage on the next attack, and it's awesome, but it would be nice if the initial square hold attack did something.

Another point on hammers: the barbarian hammer's L1 + triangle summons souls the first time, but then it opens up 3 more L1 + triangle attacks, yes? I'm still confused how it works

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Dec 19, 2012
Yeah I'm pretty sure you got it right about the Barbarian Hammer
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