Monday, July 30, 2012

SAO Anime Trivia 1 - The Axe Dual-Wielder

You can dual-wield axe in SAO!? Seriously!?


There are 3 possibilities :
  1. Dual-wielding axe in SAO is actually possible, it's just Kirito never mentioned it.
  2. He's one of the players who own unique skills (there are ten of them after all).
  3. The anime staff made an epic fail :)


UPDATE :
That man is fully capable of performing sword skill using his dual-axe, as shown by 2 pictures below.

This is when he was about to strike

And this is when he attacked Kirito in vain

14 comments:

  1. One of them was not an axe, but a shield, i swear!!

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    1. Really? a shield with sharp edge and a handle? Seems plausible to me...

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    2. As they say, attack is the best defense!!

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    3. It must be a very useful shield for sure :D

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  2. IDK if it was a screw up or not but that person would need the unique skill duel blades to be able to use the sword art skills. I can't think of any reason why you cant equip 2 swords as some games let you have 2 weapons but ppl prefer 2 handed or sword shield combo cuz they can actually benefit from it. Shield = Tank Build , 2 hander = longer range fighters( taken from the LN )

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    1. So they can have a hero who looks cool maybe?

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  3. You CAN duel wield, as was described in the LN, but the system fails to recognize the second weapon so you can't use sword skills, making it a rather suicidal gesture, usually (as Kirito explained in the LN).

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    1. There are screenshot somewhere which showing that man was using sword skills (too lazy to find it again while capturing it is simply too hard for me, lol)

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    2. Update : I put the screenshot finally.

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  4. Option 2, is possible that in a game where is no magic, u can find different kind of weapons and skills, if im not wrong kirito mention in the beginning that there was more than 1000 skills and some of them have a prereq to learn it, maybe that guy got the skill to dual axe but he was a noob and never got protagonist

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  5. the dual axes is a completely different skill. the japanese word for the 'Dual Blades' skill is 'Nitōryū', which when translated to english, it comes out with 'Two Sword Style'. The english dubbers thought it would be pretty dopey to name the skill 'Two Sword Style' in their dub, so instead they simplified it and made it 'Dual Blades'. In conclusion, Kirito's dual wielding skill is specifically made for swords, not axes or anything else. So the dual axes could be some sort of pre-req which anybody can learn, and Kirito's Dual Blades skill was met by having the fastest reaction time out of everybody in the game, therefore giving him the unique skill.

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  6. The axes probably come as a set weapon, like dual pistols in Call of Duty, or a pair of Daggers in other games. The axes are a little bit short and light, perfect for a pair.

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    1. And this is a very possible idea, coz that axe is twin. Not like the sword. Sword can be used for 2 different sword.

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  7. It's a Bug and he is a exploriter. LOL

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