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Covert sword usage

Generally speaking it is never a good idea to run around with the sword in the open, but even in close combat situations it is better to keep the sword on secondary until you are just about to use it, preferably with a mid to long range weapon out. The enemy will see the other weapon and move in to try and take advantage, then you can pull out the sword very quickly and kill them before they can properly react. This technique is rarely expected and eliminates a lot of the likelihood of the enemy dodging. The hesitation they take in registering you pulling out the sword will be more then worth the slight pause before you are able to lunge.