I haven't been playing this game for awhile, but was reading the fourm and always wondered why the complaint about the cerbeus blade and athena blade were so high.
I had about 5 matches against two players who were Ares and Poseidon
Ares - Cerbeus blade or Athena blade
Posedion - Athena blade
The apparent problem here is not only jump triangle, but the weapons itself. Also, I really don't understand why only sword's jump triangle is blockable and is executed so quickly as if it's a light attack unlike spear's and hammer's.
Cerbeus blade's L1 square is unblockable. I used to dodge them easily, but when the player is alternating between jump slice(one combo) and then L1 square attack(second combo), it really is hard to counter it. You can easily kill just about anyone by doing L1 square square square grapple and then immediately doing jump triangle square square r1. And for some reason, L1 square tracks me down even when I dodge. Maybe that's lag
Also, Athena's blade. The combo for that sword is just flawed. You can do jump triangle square square grapple and then IMMEDIATELY do L1 square square square grapple which kills you instantly even if you are a Posedion player. What I don't understand is L1 square's timing fits so perfectly that after you do the grapple animation, it is impossible to avoid the follow up L1 square attack. *Unless you go into invincible frame, but as soon as you turn into normal state, the l1 square hits you.
I might be overreacting but I've been playing this game since the launch and the ridiculous sword combo(deals so much damage....) just gets in my nerves now.
^ That combo isnt possible all the time. Either way, the fact you bounce like a fish after the Jump>Triangle>R1 is ridiculous. It allows you to get easy hits in, even though after a grapple the combo should end.
with the blade of athena after they grapple, do not try to move just leave ur controller alone cus then the L1 S move will make you go white but if you try to roll then the L1 S you put you in a state where they can continue their combo. go pratice it with your friends it will help. And the Cerb sword L1 S animation requires time so you have to pressure them. you can easly interupt it. All you do is stay close to them, jump and block cus they can slice you if you dont block. n as soon as you see them trying to do the L1 S just press square and grapple them.