What are all the attacks you can perform with a Switch Axe

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There's not really any kind of tutorial on how to use each particular weapon in the game, but I've been slowly figuring out some new moves with the Switch Axe over time as I keep playing.

A little while ago, I was able to perform a series of moves that I have not been able to repeat since. In axe mode, I was able to keep swinging the axe (using stamina each swing) horizontally one way then the other by repeatedly mashing the A button. Every time I've attempted since then, I do a single swing and then go into a long recovery animation.

How do I do that move? What other "hidden" moves or chains of moves exist for the Switch Axe?

Best Answer

All weapon attacks are performed by using the A and X buttons with directional keys. The combo you're talking about is most likely what is called the "Alternating Slashes" combo. This is performed after an Upswing (Down + A) by hitting Up or Down.

Note that you cannot chain a side-step after this attack, leaving you somewhat vulnerable. If you have enough to time to perform multiple Alternating Slashes, it is probably more damage-efficient to use the charging thrust of the Sword Form.

A good guide for Switch Axe combos can be found here.

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