that is so cool they made it so you can dodge into attacks. because that is how a sword works or staff weapon, w sword you can divide up a blade in 1/3rds the 1st 3rd near the point is the fastest moving part of the blade with the most cutting power, 2nd 3rd has less etc. so it was a valid tactic to step into a cut (assuming you were wearing decent armor) and literally negate the cutting power of the attack. even a long pole if you think about it the further you get out the faster and the more that pole is moving than the the inner part of the pole close to the attacker so you can take some of the power out of a pole/polearm attack that way. very very very cool they took that into consideration and incorporated it into the game. and that just bumped up my hype meter for this game.