Right now, swords and every other tool is useless in combat. Everybody just uses axes. Yes, using a sword has some upsides but overall it's usually the better option to use the axe. This is why I think swords should get a new unique ability.
Right clicking with a sword should put you into the "Parry Mode". Your character will hold their sword in front of them, sort of like the blocking animation from 1.8/1.7 and flash yellow for 2 seconds. If they get melee attacked by any weapon in this time-frame, they'll automatically block all damage from it and be able to strike the opponent right away without waiting for a cooldown, dealing extra damage and knockback.
This would also work on projectiles, but would be much harder to time correctly, reflecting it but not towards the target.
If you fail to parry any attack, you will be stunned for 2.5 seconds and the parry mode will have a longer cooldown of 8 seconds. The normal cooldown is 5 seconds.
If holding a shield in the offhand, it'll still parry and bypass the shield's block ability.
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