Stagger is the fourth Combat Style in Absolver, and one of two that cannot be learned from character creation.


Stagger Style Information

' The warriors who practice in the Stagger Style may appear to be out of control, but the sways and stumbles can give way to devastating strikes in the blink of an eye.'


Stagger style has no purely defensive ability, unlike the other four, but it allows the player character to use drunken boxing-esque moves that have innate defensive properties. Forsaking Strength and Vitality in favor of other attributes, moves associated with it double as dodges and are highly unpredictable, but don't provide any stamina to the user on a succesful use, though they do give them a stamina regen bonus, and deal little damage.


How To Learn Stagger Style

There is a hostile NPC called Jinn Mesca, Prime Disciple Of The Golden Bottle. Defeating him will unlock a gate in the Raslan Coliseum. Past this gate is a NPC named Rakkio. Speaking with him will allow you to join his school, granting use of the Stagger style while joined until you unlock it yourself, upon which you can leave and join any school you wish. 

Special Attacks

  • By inputing the respective directions for the style deffensive, diverse attacks will be performed. This moves act as attacks and it is possible to goldlink from them.
  • Left and right perform a horizontal shove that evades thrusts and vertical attacks and hits high (startup 17 frames, +8 frames on hit, -2 on block).
  • Back performs a forward mid thurst kick that can evade any move that is not a mid thurst (satartup 18 frames, +5 frames on hit, -2 on block).
  • Forward performs a vertical shoulder bash with the charge propperty, meaning the move has one hit of hyperarmor, it can be interrupted by stopping attacks, attacks that hit twice and guardbreaks, but has higher range than the other two attacks and is faster (startup 15 frames, +8 frames on hit, -2 on block).

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