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Sword blocking

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    Laser Lemons commented
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    Wouldn't the sword blocking override the shield since the sword is in your main hand?

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    . . commented
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    Even if they would add it it should have VERY low percentage of blocking like 20% of the damage or 30%

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    PureAwsome334 commented
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    I personally want sword-blocking to be re-added if (and only if) it is like the following:

    1. It should block less than 40% of damage.
    2. It should be enabled by sneaking (as well as using).
    3. It should only be enabled after 99% charge.
    4. All weapons should be able to block.

    Currently axes are practically useless, sword-blocking would make them be rarely used at all (especially if axes don't disable sword-blocking).

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    Shadow7991 commented
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    I disagree, Shields can still block one attack from an axe, and axes deal the same damage as tridents and lowest range but, they have the special ability to stun shields. and swords blocking isn't needed.

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    xxxjjkkxxx commented
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    Along with this removing shields altogether seems good

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    Sareuoue Mado commented
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    In response to this we could make it return, but in a different way
    Instead of returning as how it was, make it a type of "parry" mechanic
    So, if you right-click and hold (In bedrock case maybe crouch) you will put your sword in front of you, just as how it was before, but if you are attacked it won't block any damage
    Here is where the "parry" comes in, if in a time of 4 frames after the opponent attacks you you release right-click you will block the attack and also give maybe 8-10 frames of paralysis to your opponent so you can counter (This also means that if you have your sword in the defense position you will get hit 4 frames after)
    If you fail a parry you will receive all the damage and you are unable to parry again for a time of 600 frames (10 seconds) after attempting to parry
    This also means you won't be able able to parry either if you were hit while in defense position or, naturally, if you successfully parried, you will be able to parry again in 600 frames

    Also, the parry works for all the melee weapons (Hoes, axes, swords, pickaxes, tridents)
    Parrying can also deflect projectiles

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    Darti Sala commented
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    I would like sword blocking, but it shoud be stunted from axes and it should not be able to block projectiles.

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    Clark Rushton commented
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    I would love sword blocking if done right. 

    It should be held. This means you can hold it up and as long as you hold it the you will block the next attack. The reason I think it should be held is because this will make it fair for all players with varying internet connections, if the time has to be perfect people with bad wifi will never be able to block anything this way.

    It should only block one attack before it has to cool down. This would be a much needed debuff and would keep shields as the better option. This would also make it so holding up a attack is not overpowered.

    It should block all damage. This makes it so if actually matters. If you receive a cooldown from blocking and only block part of the damage then it would be horrible not only would you still take damage but you wouldn't be able to attack (or block) until it reloads.

    It should work differently against different weapon. Axes should give it a cooldown just as they do to shields keeping them as a defense breaker. Tridents, Arrows, and any other projectiles should not be blocked or only block partial damage. This is because you can't really block arrows and what not in really life. And it makes people want to keep a shield on them to block projectiles.

    I think these changes would make sword blocking useful and balanced.

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    lDrac360l commented
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    Just because sword blocking looks cool doesn't mean it should be added.

    Emotes are coming, don't worry.

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    Sareuoue Mado, I like your ideas for parrying and you should make a post about it!

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    David Ledyaev commented
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    Even if they even didn't do anything, sword blocking should still be added... they were almost a staple of minecraft communication and such, and raising a shield doesn't seem to have the same effect... Please bring this back, even without the abilities if that must be done Mojang.

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    Enders Host commented
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    I fell like, even if sword blocking barely protected players at all and it was pretty much useless to most players in terms of combat, its nice to have ways of communicating simple things to other players without having to type in chat, and there isn't any reason to not let players use a simple block when they don't have anything usable in there off-hand.

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    No, because shield give both interest to axes and to swords, so no

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    Zerahu commented
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    We need sword block to communicate, plus an instant technic to reset our sprint. W tap isnt enogh. When you are in pvp, sword block doesnt have to reduce damage, you only need it to sprint reset! If mojang want servers like Hypixel to ever update, they need to readd sword block. If they dont, Hypixel will probably never update.

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    theseal12 ZL commented
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    Yes please add sword blocking when u dont hold a shield, That would make it so that servers can shoes what pvp system they want: The one with sword blocking and the one without by simply choosing to include the shield as an item in the game! (Shield would block more damage and arrows while sword blocking would be weaker like the 1.8 blocking)

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    NOCATSWOLVES commented
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    I feel like Blocking with the sword should vary by material and my even get cooldowns Wood: would get a cooldown by getting hit by axes, and would block 30% of damage, near or far.Stone: would block 38% of damage no matter the range. IRON: a whooping 50% of damage. GOLD:  28%. Diamond: 66%.and Netherite being 78%. Blocked.

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    WretchedGolem commented
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    If you could block with your sword without combat snapshots and be in a old version without the nerf for sword spamming, sword spamming would be back. Still, I thing swords should be able to block.

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    Fliptzy3999 commented
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    Agreed. Make it exactly like pre 1.9. Wouldn't be too overpowered or make shields useless. Sword blocking would be disabled when the shield is in the off hand. Would also satisfy the 1.8 community if it was brought back.

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    maybe an enchantment? (the sword will block automatically the axes but it needs a cooldown of at least 5 seconds and if this enchantment could have more levels every level reduce the cooldown by 1 second)

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    Nancok commented
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    what's the point of blocking if you're stll taking damage? this sounds like a useless feature

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    RealTWBoom commented
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    I personally really like this request! Although part of me wants it for nostalgic reasons, a other part sees a real usecase out of this. So this is how I would like to see it implemented:

    • If you only have your sword, you block with your sword.
    • If you also have a shield, you block with a shield.
    • PvP:
      If you block with your sword, the damage reduction depends on the 'anti clickspam counter (or however it's called)'
      PvE:
      The reduction can depend on the difficulty.
    • If you 'block' an arrow the reductions depends on the distance the arrow has traveled (longer = more reduction) (can also apply to shields btw)

    In addition to this it might be handy to make a feature that if you have an sword in your offhand, but a shield in your main hand you still use the sword to attack. That way it is also possible to choose if you're blocking with your shield or with your sword. So:

    • Shield in main hand -> blocks with shield
    • Sword in main hand -> blocks with sword
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    gereKbox18 commented
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    It will be cool if the sword blocking has to be at the right timing to block an attack, like when you block with a sword, it block for like 2/3 seconds and then another 2/3 seconds of recharge;

    Imagine the cool dues with only sword, when the two opponent have to balance blocking and attacking to win 

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    If Mojang were to re add this, getting hit while sword blocking would need to use durability on the sword itself. Also, Maybe block hitting can come back?

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    Hayden Spence commented
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    I have another idea for this. Why not make both equally useful by combining everything; parrying, along with another block feature: if you use both shield and sword, you will damage or even kill the attacker (with or without armor) by sending all the kinetic energy back into them, which also has a knock back of 15 blocks! How about an added parry or blocking bonus?

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    Elijah Wilson commented
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    Yes! I think this would be a perfet counter to all the spam clickers and would balence things out.

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    noob34466 commented
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    I think the sword blocking should be activated only when you don't have a shield in your off-hand.

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    Zekrom043 commented
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    would need to be pretty bad as a block, i also think we shouldnt be bringing back 1.8 aspects but i can see a place for it, maybe a parry mechanic instead, its also a great sprint reset so it shouldnt be able to be used as such. Those who know how to w and s tap in 1.9 should be rewarded for being able to, i dont like the idea of ppl just being able to blockhit again in 1.9 and get combos

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    truggles1 commented
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    No it should only block swords and stun the swords but doing it makes your sword have to recharge for 3 seconds.

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    Blockhead562 commented
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    YES just make the sword block when there is no shield in the offhand and take 50% of damage

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    Melly Dow commented
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    If sword blocking were to come back it would have to be worse than shields and be ineffective against axes (blocks no damage(take full damage vs axe)) since the shield job is to block damage and get disabled by the axe. Swords are not for blocking axes with, they will snap under the weight.